Monday, March 21, 2011

2011 Topps Heritage Value Pack

I picked up one of the 2011 Heritage Value Packs (3 retail packs and 3 Black Border bonus cards) because my wife and I decided to give ourselves a little portion of our tax refund to spend before it goes to pay for certain things.  I'm glad Topps is keeping it going with the value packs a la 2010 Chrome because it helps me not feel so bad about just buying three retail packs.  I wonder if they'll keep it going for Gypsy Queen and Allen & Ginter with some crazy bonus parallels.  Anyway, my value pack yielded these three black border parallels.

Corey Hart, Casey Coleman RC, Rangers Danger Josh Hamilton and Nelson Cruz.

The black borders are number with a "C" prefix just like the Heritage Chrome cards.  I'm thinking these are basically black refractors without the Chrome.  Still, if I'm going to buy three retail packs, why not get some extra cards, too. 

Pack 1:
231 Chone Figgins
195 Paul Konerko
421 Francisco Rodriguez
83 Chris Carpenter
345 Dustin Pedroia
108 Matt Kemp
365 Howie Kendrick
398 Joey Votto All-Star
55 AL ERA Leaders (Hernandez, Buchholz, Price, Cahill)
>>> The base cards are decent.  The All-Star cards are pretty nice.  The Leaders cards are freakin sweet.  The floating heads are incredible.  King Felix looks like a badass.

Pack 2:
253 Lou Marson
162 Alex Gordon
133 Andres Torres
332 Alcides Escobar
453 Roy Halladay SP
194 Jordan Walden RC
300 Carl Crawford
413 Chris Young
97 Grady Sizemore
>>> I'm not a big fan of short printing base cards, especially a 425/75 split, but if it makes the Halladay more tradeable, then I guess I can live with it.

Pack 3:
387 Desmond Jennings RC
47 Kosuke Fukudome
129 Carlos Quentin
CCR-VG Clubhouse Collection Relic Vladimir Guerrero Bat
145 Dallas Braden
403 Jonathan Papelbon
326 Gregory Infante RC
16 John Jaso
>>> Hell yeah.  I can live with whooping the odds for a retail relic. I'm not gonna lie, I love the 2011 Heritage Clubhouse Collection relic design.  The wood of the bat and the wood grain background work well together.  This is actually the second Vlad bat I own.  The other is 2001 Fleer Platinum Lumberjacks.  I think I also have a 2008 Upper Deck Sweet Spot Vlad jersey.  Anyone out there collecting Vlad? 


Kev2380 said...

I have to say that guy in the last card looks funny as hell. He looks like he's trying to sit down on a stick and has a goofy look on his face.

moremonkeys138 said...

I could definitely use that Halladay. I actually pulled a few cards that I have from your want lists that I can send over.

dawgbones said...

That Halladay is flipping SCHWEET!! nice pulls.

Play at the Plate said...

Only Vlad's Rangers stuff. Or any other Rangers.