Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Birthday Blaster - Heritage High Numbers and U&H
This is what my birthday gift from my close friend Tom showed up in. I expected nothing less than awesome on the inside, and he didn't disappoint.
Within the billowy pink and white tissue paper I found a blaster of Topps Heritage High Numbers and Topps Updates & Highlights. These packs are actually quite fun to rip. You get a couple U&H cards, as well as a bunch of Heritage High numbers.
Now, in theory, I'm not collecting the High Numbers, so if anyone out there needs any, I'll get them up on my For Trade Spreadsheet (Of Doom) sometime tonight.
I say 'in theory' because I might have found something I liked in the High Numbers. And yes, it's Chrome-y.
I came across this Chrome version, numbered 0086/1960, of Trevor Cahill. Up and comer for the Oakland Athletics. These cards in their chrome versions look super cool. I can't emphasize this enough.
This blaster was actually blessed with another Chrome rookie star of Koji Uehara.
And yet another of Brad Mills. This one, while looking a lot like the other two, is actually a slightly different color and numbered to 560 I believe. The color difference really comes through in the scan.
I really dig these cards. Is anyone else collecting the chrome versions of these Rookie Stars? I'd like to get my hands on a few more once I take a look at the checklist. I haven't spent a ton of time with Heritage this summer and I traded most of my base cards to JD late last summer. I'm hoping I'll be able to knock off a few more of his needs.
I do have a question for those of you who are collecting Heritage. Here's a shot of the backsides of a few cards. The third card in the picture is of J.A. Happ, and his card looks like the other 40 or so I pulled out of this blaster.
The other three cards have what looks to be a throwback backside with a more natural cardboard color look to them. Is this purposeful by Topps?
To round out this blaster, which I was very please with, I also found a Matt Holliday Clubhouse Collections jersey card.
As usual, if you've seen anything you like here, I love working out trades. I'm still trying to piece together Topps Series 2, if you can help.