Ahhh... Topps Heritage. The one set every year that sends collectors off on a rant... either good or bad. Love it or hate it.
The love of retro, the hatred of thin, shiny cardstock. The love of set building, the hatred of needless short prints and gimmicks.
I could argue and debate until the cows come home. (usually around dusk, depending on the weather) but instead, today, we'll just talk about cards. (with one, minor exception.) Focus on the positives!
At trade night last Thursday, the card shop owner called me over as he wanted help busting a box of this year's Heritage. He knew I was pretty much the only one there out of the 25-30 people that would appreciate it.
So I grabbed a few packs and tore in.
And I have to say, other that a few poorly chosen photos.... it looks like a fun set to build and put in pages.
Maybe... but later on. I can't right now... tight budgets you know.
A few cards were thrown my way for "helping."
A brand new Adam LaRoche for my rather large LaRoche collection. I've ignored it over the last couple of years and I feel bad about it.
I also bought a pack out of a fresh box. I won't bore you (too late) with all of the cards... but I will show you two.
First, this card of Red Sox thirdbaseman Will Middlebrooks.
Sooooo.... they airbrushed out a Red Sox uni and hat, and replaced it with a Red Sox uni and hat?
Whatever. Stay positive. Right?
How about this for positive?
Regular blue ink autos fall once every 5 boxes.... no idea what the odds are on these red ink autos /64. But I pulled one.
Now if I can only trade it for a Brave.