As I opened the packs I separated the inserts/variations/SP's from the giant pile of base cards so that I can scan and sleeve the special cards first.
Before I dig through all the base cards and see if I have a complete set and/or any variations I may have missed, I thought I'd scan up some of the inserts... starting with the "Rediscover Topps" Buybacks.
I have to say, these are kind of lame - not the buybacks necessarily, but the plain all-caps type along the side, and the various colors of each. The set selection is a disappointment as well. Like the cards you've seen fall out of 2017 flagship, it's a lot of overproduced junk wax-era stuff:
And a couple of recent issues. The Seaver is the only one I'm really fond of; it's a Red Sox and a HOFer.. plus I've never seen a buyback of a Topps Traded card, so that's cool, too. I guess I'll keep the Plesac and maybe the Hechavarria... but everything else is up for grabs. Jon and Shane (Shoebox Legends) both collect buybacks, and both have sent me some great cards this week - so you guys get dibs on these.
FYI, here are the card numbers:
85 Lefferts #608
85 Kennedy #635
86 Lee #23
86 Bannister #784
86T Seaver #101T
87 Willard #137
87 Von Ohlen #287
87 Felske #443
87 Palmeiro #634
87 McGregor #708
88 Brock #212
88 Magrane #380
89 Williams #411
89 Steinbach #725
90 Hrbek #125
90 Plesac #490
90 Crews #551
93 Pugh #702
12 Casilla #389
15 Hechevarria #656
Tomorrow I'll scan up some of the other "hits".. either the variations or the regular inserts. Maybe the relics, I'm not sure. I'm going to get a lot of blog mileage out of these 2017 Topps Heritage cards.
Oh wait, I almost forgot...
Two more buybacks. These one-card packs are very tricky to open, as there's nothing between your thumbs and the fragile fifty-year old piece of cardboard. If you get one of these, definitely open them carefully and slowly (or just cut the top with scissors, and extract them through the slit - maybe that would have worked better?)
Anyway, here are the final two buybacks:
#108 Don Pavletich and #197 Larry Brown. Not junk wax, but not in great condition, either. Both are available for trade.
Have you bought (or plan to buy) any 2017 Topps Heritage? Do you collect buybacks?
Jon/Shane, which card(s) should I set aside for you?