Each year I like to put the Heritage cards along side the Topps originals to see what kind of a job Topps did. For the most part, Topps matched players by position. There was only one major variation of that.
#15, second basemen Barney and Hubbs.
#380, first baseman Pena and Banks...though Topps has a shortstop insert picture of Banks.
#193, shortstops Castro and Rodgers.
#212, pitchers Marmol and Hobbie. Notice how the '63s list "Pitcher" while the Heritage card just says, "P."
#175, pitchers Garza and Buhl
#81, catchers Soto and Schaffer.
#309, pitchers Dempster and Brewer
#472, outfielders Soriano and Brock.
Billy Williams and Marlon Byrd. My favorite Cub didn't get matched up with anyone...no respect for the Hall of Famer...but I still wanted to show his card. It makes sense to pair him up with Marlon Byrd.
#113. Wood and Landrum. Here is the card Heritage used for the wrong picture error card. I don't know why they used Kerry Wood, since the original, Don Landrum (with the Santo picture) is an outfielder.
You can see that Topps did a fairly decent job of matching things up. My biggest disappointment is the card that Heritage didn't make...
....the team card. I wonder why they decided to skip them?
Tomorrow I'll take a look at the back of the cards.