As stated in my GIVEAWAY post, I wasn’t planning on buying a box of Heritage. Last year I bought one pack from The Big Red Bullseye and the cards fit snuggly in a single 9 pocket page.
I just don’t collect enough modern-day star players to warrant a meaningful return from buying an entire box.
But, after opening 22 of the 24 packs I have to admit I really like this years Heritage set! The card stock is thicker and more cardboard-ish than the Topps main set. The inclusion of the team managers and the team cards harkens back to the pre-90’s. The cards look great in a three-ring binder.
The first thing I saw after opening the box was this pack.
And this is what popped out.
I’ve never heard of Pappas but I’ll be on the lookout for him now while I’m playing my 20th season of OOTP Baseball.
Watson was on my fantasy team for a while last year. I love the stare of intimidation he has for my previous sentence.
This was my first insert. I believe it’s a chrome refractor #466/ 566.
Here’s the short prints. I’m not going to collect them so they are all for trade.
I don’t collect Trout either. This is the color swapped SP. I really want the 2011 Topps Update set but I’m not willing to pay the price for the Trout RC. If anyone is willing to sell the update set without Trout let me know! This card is up on ebay already since I saw it was selling for more than $20. More $ in my paypal means more cards for me!
My first Auto! I think I’m going to hold on to this as a memento even though I’ve never heard of Mr. Wakefield.
Then & Now inserts. I really like the Kershaw and Koufax card. That’s a keeper! I’ll probably hang on to the Twins slugger, too.
Another Kershaw. He’s one of the few Modern stars I collect.
I like the history of the Flashbacks cards but not the design.
176 – base (425)
11 – inserts
1 – auto
1 – buyback
10 – SP
199 total cards out of 22 packs. That’s about $0.37 per/card. That’s a little steep for set collecting, in my view, so I won’t be buying another box.
I do think I’ll try to complete the set through trades and perhaps a few Big Red Bullseye packs.
If you haven’t joined my GIVEAWAY – DO! FREE CARDS! My 4-year-old son will be randomly choosing the winner on Tuesday Night. Thanks for reading and let me know if you are interested in trading for any of the cards shown!