What I'm skeptical of is only 1,000 sets being released. How are we, the collectors, going to know that this is the case? I didn't see any indication that sets are going to be serial numbered. (Yes, I can be cynical)
Don't get me wrong here, I know that there are some out there who have already plunked their hard earned money down (Kaz, I hope you pull something really good!), and they are entitled to spend their collecting dollar how they see fit.
I, however, am inclined to agree with Greg on this one. I can't see myself plunking down a Benjamin on this set. I like shiny new toys just as much as the next guy, but this endeavor just doesn't sit right with me. Not that I had planned on finishing the '12 Heritage set anyhow....
If I read correctly, this set is going to ship November 3rd, so the month of November is going to be fun for me.
I'm actually going to use eBay for the month, and chronicle what the $100 is going to buy me. Here are my 3 rules for what the purchases must achieve by the end of the month:
- Since Topps is guaranteeing an auto in the box, I will purchase one auto as well.
- I must finish the month with at least 101 cards (1 more than what the Heritage set provides)
- The purchases must fit in with my collecting goals (set completion, SNI, Jays/Leafs, PCs of Sakic,Thome)
Who know, maybe I'll finally get around to starting a collection of this guy:
The 2012 Heritage card of Thome? Yea, that was done on purpose...
thanks for reading, Robert