Sunday, October 9, 2016

Two Hanger Boxes of 2016 Heritage High Number

It's October, which means the update sets are out in full force. So, before Topps Update comes out later this month (and BELIEVE ME...I WILL BE COMMEMORATING THIS), I figured I'd pick up some hanger boxes of Heritage's answer to that, their High Number series. Last year it was a nice little pick me up, despite the slightly-stretched Insert ideas and a few moments where you questioned the set's existence, but I'm glad they brought it back, as their use of the 1967 design is a pretty nice one.

Two hanger boxes. Inserts and cool base cards galore. Let's go in:

Box #1-
665- Jurickson Profar. Rookie sensation from about 4 years ago...sort of getting around to the good stuff, though he had about ONE good month this season.
680- Tyler Chatwood. Okay season, Colorado.
562- Ryan Vogelsong. Bet he wishes he was still in San Fran...
691- Dillon Gee
559- Edwin Diaz
652- Tony Kemp. Several rookies I've never heard of.
575- Howie Kendrick. Okay, at least there's someone that should have been in the regular set, and someone I've heard of.
642- Matt Bush. And here's a ROOKIE I've heard of...
540- Matt Buschmann. Not the same thing...
638- Matt Purke
620- Matthew Bowman. Yeah, a ton of rookies in this set, but a lot of people that barely even made an impact this season.
636- Jake Barrett.
534- Gavin Floyd. He's still in the leagues??
528- Scott Kazmir. At last, another guy who's getting playoff time.
622- Khris Davis. Very homer-friendly and not very average-friendly, but it was for the A's, so it didn't really matter anyway...
626- Mark Lowe
Rookie Performers insert of Blake Snell, a rookie who...performed alright, I guess.
717- Max Kepler CHROME #D TO 999. Another really awesome pull.
Award Winners insert of Carlos Correa
659- Zach Eflin RC. Not bad.
594- Stephen Drew, now on the Nats.
675- Blaine Boyer
614- Drew Pomeranz. At least they got one or two deadline deals in here.
683- Whit Merrifield. Had a pretty decent rookie year, tbh.
557- Chris Tillman, who had another really nice season this year.
678- Drew Stubbs
507- Jeimer Candelario
643- Luis Cessa. There's a rookie I've heard of, one that better have a nice 2017.
533- Adam Conley
661- Geovany Soto, who, again, is still somehow still playing.
596- Adam Warren, now back on the Yankees
536- Ryan Madson, who's FINALLY getting back to closing games.
623- Denard Span, who made the right choice in hopping from one NLDS probable loser to another.
518- Jayson Werth, one of those guys I can't help but collect.

Box #2-
577- Nick Tropeano
604- Raisel Iglesias, who...didn't have the season Reds fans thought he would.
556- Joe Biagini
632- Michael Ynoa
547- Michael Saunders- inexplicably great in 2016.
633- Jason Grilli, whose career is...basically over.
585- Jeremy Hellickson, who had a GREAT APRIL...and sort of petered out.
629- Steve Cishek
524- David Ross, who's having a stellar final season.
671- Kevin Plawecki
514- Lucas Giolito, a huge prospect that...will probably be better next year.
651- Alen Hanson
555- Tanner Roark, who...WOULD HAVE started yesterday, had it not been for the rain.
667- Tyler Goeddel. Yay, another Phils rookie.
539- Vance Worley...who I wish the Orioles would have let start...
724- Jeff Samardzija SP. Very nice.
Now and Then insert of Victor Martinez.
711- Marcus Stroman CHROME #'D TO 999. Not as good as the Kepler, but still kind of nice i guess.
515- Melvin Upton Jr....still on the Padres, but still..
537- Phil Gosselin
525- Alex Presley
531- Ryan Dull
564- Ben Zobrist, who finally broke HUGE with the Chicago.
653- Steven Wright. Again, huge season for him too.
650- Ben Gamel
502- Juan Lagares, who will probably have a better year in 2017.
663- Sean Manaea, one of the many surprisingly good A's rookies.
520- Ben 'Not on the Roster' Revere
670- Danny Santana
517- Jon Jay
681- Josh Rutledge
552- Jon Niese
690- Ivan Nova, now on the Pirates
591- Matt Moore, now on the Giants. Not a PERFECT Update set tbh.

So...those were the boxes, and...they yielded some pretty nice stuff.

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