2009 Topps Heritage Blaster Break

2009toppsheritageallstarchaseutleyAs noted earlier this week, my time has been stretched thin, but alas here are the results of a recent 2009 Topps Heritage blaster break:

Pack 1: Fernando Perez ASR (120), Luis Cruz ASR (133), Ryan Braun New Age Performer, Chase Utley AS SP (484), Felix Hernandez (364), Darin Erstad (71), Yuniesky Betancourt (358), Kurt Suzuki (409)

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Pack 2: Brian Bannister (252), Pat Burrell (194) Shaun Marcum (98), Ichiro AS SP (493), Cameron Maybin (172), Garrett Atkins (375), Pirates Team CL (183), Matt Tuiasosopo (136)

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Pack 3: Jesus Flores (328), Chris Perez (16), Raul Ibanez (31), Rickie Weeks (93), J.J. Putz (371), Champs Celebrate (391), Ichiro (326), Randy Wolf (209)

Pack 4: Scott Elbert ASR (128), Kerry Wood (233), Mark Teahen (262), Minnie Minoso/Chipper Jones Then and Now, Jesse Litch (66), Nationals Team checklist (43), Clayton Kershaw (343), Javier Vasquez (350)

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Pack 5: Corey Patterson (176), Wakefield/Papelbon (115), Aledx Cintron (253), Joery Votto (317), Alfonso Soriano (305), Xavier Nady (237), Lastings Milledge (99), Votto/Encarnacion/Bruce (352)

Pack 6: Andy Pettitte (35) Ryan Feirabend (236), Carlos Lee (408), Joe Girardi MGR (217), Kyle Kendrick (185), Yadier Molina (84), Giants team checklist (151), Orlando Hudson (197)

Pack 7: Miguel Tejada (26), Ross Gload (11), Vernon Wells (48), Luis Castillo (256), Aaron Cunningham ASR (147), Will Venable ASR (123), Denard Span Rookie Cup (321), Steve Pearce (349)

Pack 8: Gaby Sanchez ASR (127), Jorge De La Rosa (61), Alex Rodriguez (377), Jon Garland SP (434), David DeJesus (367), Anibal Sanchez (333), Manny Acta MGR (212), Matt Joyce (171)

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Comments: I had a choice to make when I found this blaster: either one of these or one of the Throwback “12” Topps Ser. 1. I decided to go for one of these because I’m still looking for a bunch of Red Sox cards here and I’m un- decided about going for the set. I suspect I will, but in a less-aggressive fashion than I’ve taken in previous years.

The contents of the blaster were OK, not great. I did get three short prints (seeded 1 in 3 packs) and a pair of inserts, so I beat the odds. But there were no chromes. Some people hate ’em, I happen to like them. Also didn’t get any autos or relics, but those are bonus cards if you get the,. You can’t go into Heritage planning to pull one of those, unless of course you’re a searcher.

I think I may try my hand at another one down the road. I’m still curious about the Throwback Topps Target exclusives, but there’s not a ton of incentive to crack one of those. The cash value of the ManuPatches has decreased to a point where they no longer can take care of my cost for the base cards. Basically what I did with my Wal-Mart Topps Dark blaster was keep the base cards and sell the patch (Cal Ripken) to recoup most of the cost on my box.

One Response to “2009 Topps Heritage Blaster Break”

  1. handcollated Says:

    Corey Patterson’s in this set? Really? He’s one of the best Reds Topps could come up with?

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