Thursday, March 15, 2012

It Holds Heritage Cards and Pizza!

When the Heritage rip party was over and my friend wanted to take some pizza to eat while driving, I first looked for paper plates. Striking out on that search I was forced to improvise...

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

An Analysis of 2012 Topps Heritage Retail

Picked up a some 2012 Topps Heritage retail packs from the local Walmart yesterday. This is a very small sample, but here is what I got:

3 rack packs ($5.29 each plus tax): 1 chrome, 1 NAP, 1 SP, 1 Blue Border, 1 Stick On
5 blaster boxes ($19.98 each plus tax): 2 chrome, 1 black refractor, 3 NAP, 4 TN, 1 Baseball FB, 4 News FB, 5 Blue Border, 12 SP, 5 stick ons.

A couple of things I noticed, the packs are really easy to open this year (good), the cards so far look awesome (great), the only downside is the numbers on the back seem smaller than usual so it's going to be harder on my old eyes when I'm sorting. All in all, I'm liking this set a lot so far.

Here is the black refractor I pulled...not to bad.

2012 Topps Heritage Tim Lincecum Black Refractor

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

2012 Topps Heritage Variations

Looks like lots of variations this year! I am not even sure what these are yet, but there are at least 25 Image Swap Variations, 25 Image Swap Variation Relics, 25 Color Swap Variations, 10 Short Print Error Variations, 25 Target Red Border Variations and 25 Walmart Blue Border Variations...and I'm guessing there are more to come!

2012 Topps Heritage Variation Checklist

Monday, March 12, 2012

2012 Topps Heritage is Live

The release date for 2012 Topps Heritage hobby is this Wednesday, but retail has already popped up in Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota and Ohio. Here is the first card to hit eBay:

2012 Topps Heritage Clubhouse Collection Hunter Pence


And here is a red border variation, presumably from a pack bought at a Target:

2012 Topps Heritage Red Border Chase Utley

And the first Real One Autograph:

2012 Topps Heritage Jerry Kindall Auto