I was sort of amazed that I didn't pull any duplicate inserts over the 120 packs. That said, I didn't complete any inserts sets, either. For my 2007 Topps Heritage set I completed the full set (including SP's) plus all variations, and I thought I had completed the basic insert sets - but if I did, I no longer have them. Not sure what I'll do with this year's Heritage inserts, but here they are:
Topps Game inserts (11 out of 30)
Baseball Flashbacks (6 out of 15)
News Flashbacks (7 out of 15)
Some of these cards (and others that I didn't pull) are sad reminders of what a depressing year 1968 was in America.
New Age Performers (10 out of 25)
Then and Now (6 out of 15)
Notice that Topps is re-using the same photos for the insert cards. Lazy.
Now for the hits...each box promises an autograph or relic, and after opening the first two boxes I was worried that the Real One autographs were one per case.
Since I bought less than half a case I was afraid the odds were against me, and I'd get stuck with five fairly pedestrian relics.
I got four relics...
Near the bottom of the third box I pulled this beauty, a red ink Real One auto of Astros superstar Carlos Correa:
|I assure you those are creases in Correa's jersey, not the card.|
I bought these boxes purely for the enjoyment of the base set, not to pull a big hit. That said, if I hadn't pulled even a standard auto I would have been disappointed. This Correa card was the cherry on top of a '68 sundae.
Hope you all enjoyed reading about this Heritage break. I'll be sending some base and buyback packages in the mail soon.
Enjoy your weekend!