It looks as if Heritage is going to be the same exercise for me this year as it was last year. Buy a few packs, and search the blogosphere for people who are collecting the set to see if I have something I can send them.
If you ask me, I wouldn't be upset if the designers at Topps decided to fast forward the next few years of Topps designs for Heritage, and use the '71 set for the 2016 Heritage product. The only design that I even care about at all between 1967-1970 is the '68 set, and even that year gets a lot of mixed reviews from collectors.
I've bought a hanger box and a handful of rack packs so far, and while the set is OK, it doesn't provide the urge to run to the store and grab more.
I saw these guys in the new uniforms, and I thought that there's some progress going on this year!
Then I see this
and I wonder what gives, especially with the Samardzija.
How this guy got a card this year is beyond me.
If it were me, I wouldn't have Rodriguez in any card sets this year. He sat out a season of baseball, I believe that should be matched in the card world.
I've done all right with the Blue Jays so far, picking up these three to go along with the Rasmus. It was disappointing to look up the team set and find that there are 2 versions of Josh Donaldson's card (traded line in the bio section), along with 3 versions of Jose Bautista (regular, color swap and action pose). Not to mention that Bautista is a SP this year, and I no longer wonder why I don't chase after sets like Heritage.
I guess after all self-reflection, if you asked me if am collecting Heritage this year, it's not a "well gee, I don't know", it's "sorry, I'll pass again this year".
I'm hoping that there's at least one other set besides the flagship this year that I will want to collect. Maybe Gint-A-Cuffs VII will be the impetus to chase down A&G in '15.
thanks for reading, Robert