I know it has been awhile since I have had a blog post but the reason why is simple. For the past two weeks or so I have been doing the following: opening Heritage, sorting, packing, shipping, trading, listing, selling, buying, and you name it! Not to mention that I have a full time job and an awesome family. My blogging will be more consistent as the Heritage craze has settled a bit.
A lot of my Twitter followers (follow me on Twitter by clicking on the link over there on the right if you aren't one yet) have asked me what I have thought about this year's Heritage. Here are a few of my thoughts. I think this year is 10 times better than last year and better than the years 2009-2011. I enjoyed the 2008 high numbers as I was getting about 3-4 autos per case as I did this year. 2001 was obviously the best year as the autograph selection in that set was the best ever. I like the fact that this year's Heritage had Willie Mays and Hank Aaron but those were the only two superstar autos in this years lineup. I would like to see Topps change the way they select autos for this set. I'd much rather have several star and common autos than a bunch of common and a couple superstars.
I think it's great to remain true to the 1964 set but I think it's time to give collectors more of what they want and modify the Heritage formula. I'd like them to include people like Nolan Ryan, Eddie Murray, Bob Horner, Jack Clark, Gregg Jeffries, Eric Davis even though these players didn't play in 1964.
A number of you have also asked me what my best pull was from the cases I opened. Well, I will save that one for my next post so stay tuned!!
Craig from Texas