Friday, March 6, 2009

Holy Unbelievable Retail Heritage...And Another Variation

First off, just wanted to let you know that a fourth 2009 Topps Heritage super short print variation have been discovered, and the price is already getting up there:

2009 Topps Heritage Fred Lewis Variation

Now let's get to some crazy Topps Heritage stats. I finally got my first case of 2009 Topps Heritage delivered today. It's a case of 8 retail boxes of 24 packs each. I had not seen any retail odds yet, so I first took a look at the pack odds before opening any:

2009 Topps Heritage Retail Odds

So out of an average 192 pack retail case like mine, I should get approximately the following:

64 Short Prints
19 Chromes
6 Refractors
A decent shot at 1 Black Refractor (1 in 250 Packs)

So what did I actually get:

65 Short Prints (pretty close)
0 Chromes, yes zero!
17 Refractors (Holy Cow!)
4 Black Refractors (Double Holy Cow!!)

I have another case from the same distributer that I will open tomorrow. It will be interesting to see if this case is a fluke or if Topps somehow really messed up the retail distribution of chromes, refractors and black refractors. Here are the black refractors that I pulled (each is serial numbered out of 60):

2009 Topps Heritage Ryan Doumit Black Refractor
2009 Topps Heritage Andre Ethier Black Refractor
2009 Topps Heritage Rich Harden Black Refractor
2009 Topps Heritage Dustin Pedroia Black Refractor

3 comments:

beerandbaseballcards said...

Sweet Doumit! If you want to trade for that...let me know!

Matt Rupert said...

Nice Pedroia!

cardboardicons.com said...

i love that pedroia!