Thursday, March 17, 2011

Wax Wednesday... late again

Yet another business trip interferes with my favorite thing to do in life: opening baseball cards….. I MEAN HANGING OUT WITH MY FAMILY!   Even a short overnight trip leaves me homesick for the Mrs. and the babies.   I think I’m done with travel for a short while now thankfully.     
Recently, before my stupid decision to give up buying cards for Lent, I opened two rack packs of 2011 Heritage, and 1 of the $10 special boxes of Topps 2011 from Wal-Mart.  I don’t know what they are called, but they have 72 cards and a special “Blue Sapphire” insert.  Here are the highlights:

No hits on the Heritage, but I’m happy with the Strasburg, Hellickson, Posey and Pujols.  I’m leaning toward not building this set and using these as trade bait.    Of course, by now I have about 1/3 of the set, so maybe I’ll trudge through it.  I’m sure everyone is dying to know what I’ll do.

Nice box on the 2011 Topps:   Matt Holiday bat card, Heyward Sapphire insert and Pujols, Stanton and Chapman base cards.    Plus a card of Cliff Lee (Razorbacks) in Rangers uniform.  


carlsonjok said...

I haven't decided whether I am going to collect Heritage or not. So far, I have only bought a couple of packs of it for 18 cards total. Looking at the checklist, it looks like all the cards from number 426 to 500 are short prints. Given that, I am strongly leaning towards passing on this. With my main interest being vintage cards, I really don't have the desire to chase a complete set with so many short prints. It would just take time and money away from other things.

Napkin Doon said...

I think I'm with you on this...