It's about that time of year again, where the blogosphere spends a few weeks collecting a product, then swearing off set building on it. In other words: It's Topps Heritage time!
I was fully intent on buying some heritage today, and I indeed found some, but I saw some discounted 2008 Upper Deck Football Rookies, and at $3, I kinda had to. I threw in a rack pack of Topps and the deal was sealed.
We'll start with Heritage. Rack Pack 1-
328- Elvis Andrus. Nice start. The guy has some talent.
12- Jim Johnson. Not a Nascar driver.
292- Justin Turner. This guy could have a decent enough career.
149- Ian Desmond. Got his autograph last year.
43- Rivera/Girardi combo
Flashbacks of Al Kaline. Very nice.
317- Jason Donald
113- Kerry Wood. Why aren't they including closers stats?
417- Jeremy Guthrie.
183- Mark TEIXIERA! NICE!
349- Alex Gonzalez
105- James oh so Lonely
108- VLADIMIR GUERRERO! What a hitter.
410- Jesus Guzman
493- Josh Willingham. Quite overrated.
239- Indians team
320- Zack Greinke. Despite being injured, he had an awesome season last year.
232- Kevin Youkilis. BOOOOOOOO! WHY DO I ALWAYS GET CARDS OF HIM?
341- Ryan Madson, shopped into a Reds uni. This card makes me sad.
30- Cody Ross. He's now up on the charts in my Most Infuriating Player list.
195- Desmond Jennings. Great Rookie season
335- Bobby Abreu. Back in the early 2000's he was so fun to watch.
181- Brent Morel
392- Indians combo
152- Nick Hagadone. Did I wind up with Baseball Dad's pack?
90- Joey Votto. Great player.
409- Jair Jurrjens. Needs to rebound.
290- ALBERT PUJOLS IN AN ANGELS UNI! THIS IS A GREAT CARD!
399- Mike Minor.
357- Allen Craig. Bleah.
477- Derrek Lee. Great player.
114- Cardinals team card.
140- Troy Tulowitski
316- Nick Blackburn
100- Jose Bautista. Please stop hitting over the wall. Granderson's been waiting in the wings.
9- Wait...is this...YES IT IS! JESUS MONTERO ROOKIE! AHHH-HAHAHAAA! YES! I'VE FINALLY GOT MY HANDS ON IT! THANK YOU!
259- Michael Stutes. If he hasn't been traded yet, he will be.
22- Alfredo Simon
Gold Standard of Reggie Jackson on his 500th. It's a shame that a certain 3 of those in a certain World Series game didn't count.
202- Andrew Carnigan. I now have 7 copies of this card. Why?
97- Jim Thome cl.
147- Orlando Hudson. Great defensive player.
313- Phil Hughes. Uh yeah, Phil, remember Andy? He'll be taking your job. No hard feelings. He's 42 and he still pitches better than you.
164- Carl Pavano.
157- Anibal Sanchez. Yesterday my dad told me about how in 77, he opened a pack and saw a Mariners card, and had no idea about this new team. I wish we'd have the same surprise with these Marlins.
260- Brian Bleeping Wilson.
136- Casey McGeehee
130- Asdrubal Cabrera. Sorry, just...that name.
85- The J-Hey Kid. Sorry, it just fits.
144- Marlon Byrd. Oh, if only he was the centerfielder Philly was hoping for.
307- VANCE "THE VANNIMAL" WORLEY! YES! I WAS LOOKING FOR THIS ONE TOO! BOOYAH!
163- Justin Turner.
203- Jeff Niemann.
Babe Ruth Golden Greats
Albert Belle Golden Moments.
Andre Ethier mini.
41- Devin Mesoraco. I have a feeling he was traded somewhere.
79- Austin Romine.
39- James Loney
323- Jason Isringhuasen
132- Will Venable. A decent young star,
61- Daniel Bard. grrr
201- Doug Fister
45- Jhoulys Chacin
And the highlights of the UD Rookies from 2008-
Rookie Shoot Flashbacks- Kellen Winslow Jr, Santonio Holmes
Dominique Rodgers Cromarite
So that's it. Great packs, and some really good Heritage.