Saturday, March 17, 2012

Week 34 begins with purchases....yea it's Heritage

So I'm reading all the blogs this week, and seeing boxes and packs of Heritage flying off the shelves and into eager collectors hands.  I"m seeing all the great pulls, and some posts on aspects of the set that are absolutely mind boggling (at least to me anyways....).

Well, the wife and I were out and about today, and I decided to grab my share, 6 packs worth.

I can honestly say now that I will not be collecting 2012 Topps Heritage, at least in set form.  It's not because I didn't pull any SPs or card variations or error cards or RCs of players that are on 14 damn cards.

Maybe it's the fact that I see "the first card" that guys have been pulled from packs are guys like Jeter, and here's the first card I saw:

Sign me up!!  (sarcasm, in case you weren't paying attention)

Don't get me wrong here, I pulled a couple of cards that I really did like.  Like this Chrome card of Yovani Gallardo that will fit right in with the insanity set (I've not forgotten about that just in case you're wondering)

I was also very intrigued by the sticker cards, I pulled one of Starlin Castro of the Cubs, which is earmarked for Potch...

I also pulled a couple of inserts, one a Derek Jeter NAP card (AJ, I sent you an email), and a Then and Now card of Yaz/Cabrera

Topps Heritage 2012 for me, will be trade bait.  I'll add it to the 2012 Topps tab at the top later tonight, and if you're looking for an easier way to complete your set, or cherry pick your favorite teams cards, just let me know and I'm sure we can swing some kind of trade.

I'll probably buy a few more packs here and there, but for me this year, Heritage is just going to be 3 things:

  1. Blue Jays to add to the collection, of course I didn't pull any today.
  2. Chrome cards that will add to the insanity.
  3. Trade bait in order to try and complete other sets that I'm working on.
Nothing wrong with the cards, but for me, just not my cup of tea.

Thanks for reading, Robert


  1. Nice! Thanks for the Starlin sticker!

    Just read your post and then sat down and opened the Heritage sampler that I had just picked up (and was hoping to snag some Jays for you but came up almost totally empty - see below).

    I think I'll continue working on finishing 2011 rather than chasing another one. I'm preoccupied with vintage these days anyways - but I am interested in Heritage Reds, Tigers and Cubs, naturally.

    Unfortunately, I pulled just one Blue Jay, Casey Janssen. I'm home with my cards tomorrow and it's time again to scout out your needs - so here's hoping I can find some things.

    If you could set aside any Heritage Reds and Tigers (Cubs, too, but I already feel greedy) that would be great.

    I did pull a few of them already: Bruce, Madson, Latos, Rookie Stars (Mesoraco), Avila, Boesch, Rizzo and Marmol (and my Chrome was Victor Martinez!)


    1. Just set aside Brett Lawrie with the sweet rookie trophy and Jose Bautista New Age for ya...still need (along with Casey Janssen)?

      Yeah, I bought a bit more to open while I finished my drive home from New Orleans.