Saturday, March 28, 2009

Topps To Join PBA?

I just finished opening five cases of 2009 Topps Heritage blaster (bonus) boxes. I had a few strikes (the good kind of strikes):

2009 Topps Heritage Justin Masterson Red Auto

2009 Topps Heritage Irv Noren Auto

2009 Topps Heritage Stan Lopata Auto

I had a few spares:

2009 Topps Heritage Mickey Mantle Seat Relic

2009 Topps Heritage Ernie Banks Seat Relic

I had a few gutter balls...
Usually I'm happy when I pull "ink" from a pack:

2009 Topps Heritage Card With Ink Stain

Or the opposite of ink...
Is this the "Player To Be Named Later"'s rookie card?

2009 Topps Heritage Blank Card

The collation was interesting. The last case I opened was fairly normal. The first four looked like this after I sorted them into 100's. Each picture is of the cards from one of the cases, they do not include the cards from the previous case. Since there are not short prints in 1-399, the first four stacks should be close to equal if the collation is decent...

2009 Topps Heritage Case 1

2009 Topps Heritage Case 2

2009 Topps Heritage Case 3

2009 Topps Heritage Case 4

With all those 300's, I think it may be time for Topps to join the PBA!