Thursday, June 13, 2013

'12 Heritage blaster report

So back around the end of April the folks at Dave and Adam's Card World held their Spring Cleaning Sale. With thousands of items on their website discounted I took advantage of the opportunity and ordered my own Christmas present. All of the hobby, retail, rack and blaster boxes along with extra supplies will have to wait till 12/25, but I went ahead and opened a 2012 Topps Heritage blaster to abate my need to rip every last pack immediately. The report of what was inside is as follows.

Pack 1
351 Danny Espinosa All-Star Rookie
342 Chris Coghlan
414 Corey Hart
110 Chase Headley
160 Mark Buehrle
216 Kyle Weiland
495 James Shields SP
250 Jon Jay
95 2012 Rookie Stars Joe Benson/Adron Chambers/Corey Brown/Michael Taylor

Pack 2
61 Aubrey Huff
378 Jeff Niemann
58 Marlon Byrd
352 Mike Adams
245 Lucas Duda
29 1962 Rookie Stars Brad Peacock/Devin Mesoraco/Justin de Fratus/Joe Savery (intentional error card-wrong date)
202 Boston Red Sox
196 Tim Fedorowicz RC
8 AL Pitching Leaders Justin Verlander/CC Sabathia/Dan Haren/Gio Gonzalez/Jered Weaver

Pack 3
38 Andrew Brackman RC
363 Aaron Harang
361 Alex Fraudriguez
116 Vance Worley
297 Derek Holland
299 2012 Rookie Stars Steve Delabar/Tom Milone/Luis Marte/Jared Hughes
NF-UA News Flashbacks '63 University of Alabama Integration Flashpoint
184 Jared Hughes RC
412 Dodgers Big Three matt Kemp/Andre Ethier/Clayton Kershaw
C3 Checklist

Pack 4
417 Jeremy Guthrie
87 Andrew McCutchen
387 Ricky Nolasco
328 Elvis Andrus
303 Alexi Ogando
117 Vernon Wells
481 Justin Upton SP
206 Lance Lynn
102 Ron Washington

Pack 5
107 Ruben Tejada
406 Al Alburquerque
395 Daniel Hudson
163 Matt Cain
132 Cole Hamels
169 2012 Rookie Stars Luis Marte/Brett Pill/Efren Navarro/Jared Hughes
453 Troy Tulowitzki SP Blue Bordered Parallel
314 Alexi Casilla
398 Craig Kimbrel All-Star Rookie

Pack 6
199 Jeff Keppinger
10 AL Strikeout Leaders Justin Verlander/CC Sabathia/David Price/Felix Hernandez/James Shields
221 Chase Utley
388 Pablo Sandoval
69 Michael Morse
253 2012 Rookie Stars Drew Pomeranz/Addison Reed/Alex Liddi/Michael Taylor
476 Prince Fielder SP
353 Cameron Maybin
39 Bronson Arroyo

Pack 7
113 Kerry Wood
56 Cliff Lee
373 Michael Young
183 Mark Teixeira
86 Dayan Viciedo
350 Tommy Hanson
BF-SK Baseball Flashbacks '63 Sandy Koufax
247 Jarrod Parker
29 2012 Rookie Stars Brad Peacock/Devin Mesoraco/Justin de Fratus/Joe Savery (correct date)

At this point in ripping the wax I was feeling like this was a pretty boring blaster. But I had one pack left..

Pack 8
257 Jacob Turner
17 Mike Moustakas
104 Danny Duffy
17 Topps Stick-Ons Ryan Zimmerman
248 Kosuke Fukudome
285 Adrian Gonzalez
142 Allen Craig World Series Game #1
CCR-PF Clubhouse Collection Prince Fielder Game Used Jersey

The LAST CARD I pulled from the entire blaster box was a relic! Now as a relic that is inserted at 1:57 packs and is not sequentially numbered, I know that this card would not be that exciting to many of my fellow hobbyists unless they were a huge Fielder fan. But for me it was a huge pull because my collecting habits waned considerably over the last decade while relics were becoming more prominent. This year I have picked the hobby back up in a big way. I have aquired a few other relics this year through buys and trades but this was the very first relic I have EVER personally pulled from a pack! So it was a pretty big deal to me. :-)

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