Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Fast Forward to the Heritage Hits!

Well, I have been given an order from the supreme commander (wife) that the china cabinet needs to be cleaned off of baseball cards prior to Jacoby's big birthday bash on Saturday. What could I possibly do but rip open the rest of my Heritage box (aw shucks!). I have to admit though, when I pulled my surprise second "hit" from the box promising one hit, I was having delusions of the mythical "hot box". I will scan some more of the standard base cards and short prints at some point, but for the moment lets just share the inserts...
Here is the box topper. I am wondering where those buy-back cards are coming from. It looks like they are individually wrapped like the box topper...maybe you get either one or the other...I don't know. Nevertheless, here is my box topper!
Scanners never do chrome justice, and here are six more chrome (I think that makes nine total or something like that). These are particularly clean and shiny, even though the players are kinda a mixed bag.

These were a nice surprise, I love the Pujols and Sanchez commemorative Sanchez beyond TTM's at this point, or is he still accessible. I would love his auto because thanks to the MLB network, I got to see this no-hitter live, so I got to experience the goosebump factor. And lets face it, A David Price and Elvis Andrus card is always a welcome sight!

A snagged a couple Then and Nows, and again, I am quite happy with the pairings. Two legitimate current stars, and two HOF's. I love the old-timers and can't get enough of the retro cards.

Now the scanner REALLY does not do these justice, because these are chrome refractors, and really shiny and rainbowy at that. Adam Dunn is legit, and this Chacin card will be worth hanging onto in case he hits it big some day.

But hands down, the shocker of the box break was a surprise second hit in the box. You'll recall that I pulled an Alexei Ramirez relic in my second back, and while satisfied with a relic (I guess), I was a little let down that I had 22 packs to go without hope of a hit.
Well 4 packs later, after removing the serial-numbered gum, this little baby was sitting next...

A dual auto? CRAZY. And a hand-numbered one at that. I got more excited when I discovered that there are litterally only 125 of these between all ten subjects, and they pull at about 1:1200 packs! Very cool.
I have to admit mixed feelings about high numbers. I was so proud of finishing up the first 500 and here I am chasing again. However, I have to say that I had a reasonable amount of fun ripping these packs and think that the inserts turned out to be pretty decent as well. I have not heard many peeps out of the blogosphere on collecting this product, but if you are only collecting certain cards and have no use for the remaining base cards, please let me know and we can start swinging some deals. The quest for 720 is on!


  1. Sweet auto...

    I'll be posting my two PACK break on Thursday so you can let me know if you need any of those!

  2. I got a box topper and a buy back in my box. I didn't get much else so I didn't post the break.

  3. That auto is SWEET. This years High numbers seem way better than last years. With that being said, if you decide to trade Pujols please let me know. I bought a couple of packs yesterday that I will be opening later, but they were retail so I don't expectanything super cool. LOL

  4. Oh my God. That dual auto is really cool. And 01/25 to boot. Congrats.

  5. Covered in wrappers, send me an email and we can figure something out. I don't need anything super cool. If you snagged any of the SP's, or if you have any Turkey Reds from updates and highlights that will work as well!