Thursday, October 8, 2015

The Greatest Box of Retail Ever

So, I ventured into the world of retail baseball card last week.  I was having an extremely busy week and needed a little mental diversion for a few minutes.  What better diversion is there from the stresses of work than opening up a few packs of baseball cards?  I cannot think of one, so I picked up a blaster box of Topps Heritage High Numbers at my local Target.

I had seen a few Hobby boxes opened the previous week at a card show in Raleigh and seen some nice pulls, nothing to write home about, but solid pulls.  I was honestly hoping for a copy of the Bryant or Jung Ho Kang rookie card.  So, I unwrapped my box and started opening packs.  I got down to the final three packs in the blaster when I stumbled across both the Bryant and Kang rookie cards in the same pack......


I was honestly very happy with my blaster the moment that I saw these two cards.  Not to say that I have no expectations for a retail box, but the bar is not exactly high.  I understand that the odds of pulling good cards is steeper.  Completely understand and I know when I am beating the odds.  Which reminds me, I did not tell you what came out of the last two packs.  Second to last pack netted me this Kris Bryant Bazooka Mini.....

This was a great retail pull.  The Bazooka minis have long odds in retail packs of Heritage High Numbers, but it's not a completely impossible pull.  The Bryant card sells for around $40 on Ebay, so combined with the rookie cards, I had more than made up the $19.99 I spent on my blaster.  But, then there was one pack left.  Just when I thought the box could not get any better......


I was stunned.  I have not pulled many cards this cool from Hobby Heritage boxes over the last fifteen years the product has been around.  I did pull a Bonds autograph numbered to 25 in 2001, but this might be second on my list.  Easily the best retail box I have ever opened.  I have seen several other collectors have some good luck on Heritage High Number retail boxes, which makes me consider going out and getting another box, but I think I will not press my luck.  No whammies.

17 comments:

  1. Wow, I've had no interest opening Heritage High Numbers until I saw that Kaline. Fantastic pull.

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    1. Thank you Night Owl. This was a really cool product, worth a little bit of time and money.

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  2. That's a really nice hit, especially out of retail. Congrats!

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  3. Yeah, the few times I've pulled something amazing I just stopped buying packs of that product for the season; not going to improve on those odds! you can always pick up any desired singles (or hits, or hey the whole base set) online for less than buying more blasters

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    1. Agreed. I still have some holes to fill in my Heritage High Numbers set, but I am not going to open any more wax.

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  4. Wow!!!! Freaking Al Kaline. That is awesome.

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  5. That is a hell of a retail box for sure.

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  6. Nice autograph from Kaline. Great retail box. (Why couldn't mine be more like this one??)

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