Wednesday, January 21, 2009

A Box of the High Stuff

I picked up a blaster of 2008 Topps Heritage High Series (this product has a longer name, but there's a good chance I'll nod off in my chair before I finish typing it and you finish reading it.) I keep hearing that they put out jumbo packs of this stuff which are a better deal, but I've never seen it. I've yet to get a relic card out of a Heritage product, so I was hoping to get one here. After this, I may actually put together my Heritage wantlist, which will be gigantic.

Pack 1:
569 - Josh Fields

515 - Chris Volstad (RC)
513 - Darin Erstad
585 - Minnesota Twins
525 - Matt Harrison (RC)
719 - Brad Ziegler (RC) (First pack and an SP right off the bat. Nice.)
UH232 - Geovany Soto
UH72 - Pete Orr

Pack 2:

618 - Matt Diaz (I swear Diaz is saying "dude, what stinks in here?")
616 - Brian Schneider
571 - Gerald Laird
638 - Jose Arredondo (RC)
614 - Russell Branyan
665 - Texas Rangers (I've gotten those last four cards in a row a couple of times now.)
UH109 - Alberto Callaspo
UH132 - Jorge de la Rosa

Pack 3:
608 - Ben Francisco
606 - Brian Moehler

669 - Aaron Miles (Miles is one of 4 Cardinals from the 2006 Championship team to go to the Cubs.)
672 - Taylor Teagarden (RC)
643 - Jeff Mathis

ROA-OC - Orlando Cepeda Auto (I just stopped and stared at this card for a few seconds before I realized what it was. Let's just say that I'm not used to getting autographed cards, let alone ones of Hall of Famers!)
UH32 - Cody Ross
UH167 - Justin Morneau Home Run Derby (I don't think I even glanced at these U&H cards, to be honest.)

Pack 4 (I'm sure it's all down hill from here...):

519 - Max Scherzer (RC)
526 - C.J. Wilson
547 - Jay Bruce (RC)
612 - Jeff Baker
613 - Houston Astros (Booooooooooooo!)

ROA-CK - Clayton Kershaw Auto (Someone really wants me to become a Kershaw fan. I have no idea how I got two autos in a row. It sounds like something is screwy here, but I'm not complaining!)
690 - Jonathan Sanchez (SP)
UH18 - Andy Phillips
UH97 - Sean Gallagher

Pack 5:
645 - Masahide Kobayashi (RC)
671 - Chris Davis (RC)

603 - Joel Pineiro
594 - Joe Mather (RC) (I'm doing well in the Cardinals department, for once. I have yet to get a Black Back card, though, which is very weird.)
685 - Ryan Raburn

C280 - Jose Castillo Chrome 0095 / 1959 (I probably don't deserve to get any more inserts at this point. I guess someone decided I deserved Jose Castillo.)
UH26 - Chris Iannetta
UH66 - Robinson Cancel

Pack 6:
625 - Greg Dobbs
553 - Brandon Lyon (Lyon is still a free agent if anyone is interested in a reliever that ruins certain people's fantasy baseball teams.)
575 - Jerry Hairston
666 - Jason Michaels (I have tons of this card.)
622 - John Baker

RP7 - Jeff Samardzija Rookie Performers
UH266 - Rob Mackowiak
UH244 - Brandon Webb All-Stars

Pack 7:
588 - Alexi Casilla
586 - Cody Ross

684 - Jo-Joe Reyes (Aw, poor Jo-Jo looks sad.)
582 - Florida Marlins
607 - Kevin Millar
704 - Kenny Rogers (SP) (I'll never forget the "brown discoloration" on his hand.)
UH298 - Dan Haren All-Stars
UH234 - Carl Pavano

Pack 8 (Last pack... let's see if I get any Black Backs):
568 - Damion Easley
521 - Angel Pagan
679 - Erick Aybar
514 - Brandon Backe Black Back (There we go. Backe is annoying, though.)
538 - Brian Buscher Black Back (Ooo...kay.)

TN1 - Ernie Banks / Jimmy Rollins Then & Now
UH40 - Jon Rauch
UH162 - Eric Stults

Well, there you have it. Hopefully I won't get struck by lightning next time I'm on my way to buy some baseball cards.

12 comments:

night owl said...

HOLY SMOKES! Forget the Cepeda auto. Must have Kershaw!

There are bloggers everywhere pulling Kershaws. I think I have 2.

The other thought I had, which was long forgotten after the two autos was: I have to find where they sell jumbo packs of these.

madding said...

I'm wondering if they're at Wal-Marts that actually stock cards (mine seem to either not stock any or stock very few) or another store I get to even less like K-Mart.

steveisjewish said...

wow - your blaster was 10 times better than my 2 hobby boxs... well done!

Cuyahogabend said...

Wow - Two autos out of a blaster?!?! Nice work.

night owl - I see the jumbos at St. Louis area Targets all the time.

deal said...

Blaster beats my three hobby packs. I think I pulled a Steve Pearce "Relic" and a couple of chromey cards.

not just two autos but two pretty good autos. I think that my have to go into the blaster Hall of Fame.

FanOfReds said...

I've bought 3 or 4 blasters plus a hobby box and I haven't pulled one auto! That's quite the blaster!

Slette said...

Holy crap on a stick, nice pulls. You should drive to Minneapolis and pick out my blasters for me; TWO AUTOS?!? Well played.

Plus the Chrome and a pair of other inserts... not a bad blaster; must have been a fun open.

Covered in Wrappers said...

HOLY SCHNIKEYS! I bought a hobby box and got Nikita Khrushchev. I wish I had tried my luck with a blaster, nice pulls dude!

Sooz said...

I know you've heard it, but nice blaster.

Who says retail sucks?

Jeffrey Wolfe said...

Whoa! That was probably the best blaster of Heritage I have ever seen. Loaded with SPs, refractors, inserts and autos. I'd say you def. got your money's worth.

Erin said...

Yeah ... it was a fun open for HIM ... I opened a Goudey blaster simultaneously and didn't have even half his luck.

He did choose 3 Allen and Ginter packs for me -- and they weren't good. So the luck that day only befell upon his own purchase.

dayf said...

Holy shneikies... Damn, that's a good blaster.