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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

2009 Topps Heritage

Wow, this set is well awful. See the scans here. Check out my response to Collectors universe douchebag.

I just don't "get it". These run $80 a box, the relics are horrible. Don't get me wrong, I would love to pull red ink autos of Fausto Carmona whoever the hell he is.

Really? $80 a box for bland ass relics, autos of people I have never heard of, buy back cards that are vg+ or Ex. Gee thanks Topps. Of course the people on this thread think its the best steamy pile ever. At least the chromes are nice.

There just aren't any rookies to drive this product because of the way the prospect sets are done now. Baseball is by far my favorite sport, but I hope the BB card market absolutely collapses so it gets a fresh start.


night owl said...

This is not a set to collect if you're looking for relics or shiny cards. Personally, I think those things spoil this set.

I agree it's way overpriced. But I think Heritage is beyond awesome.

stusigpi said...

If it was just the set and the SP's with maybe one parallel set I would be all for it. I do like the cards themselves, but the execution is junk. I might build the set from retail if the boxes are cheap enough.

Anonymous said...

I'll be the first to agree that Heritage is overpriced at $80 a box, but it's not intended for relic hunters. Its primary market are traditionalist who want to collect the base set.

Don't be so quick to wish for the demise of the baseball card industry. I don't think anyone will be rushing in to pick up the pieces in the event of a total collapse.

The Ghost of Cory Snyder said...

You're right this set looks horrible.

However, I gotta take issue with something you said, which I hope is in jest but seems to be an issue with card bloggers in general.

Do you really not know who Fausto Carmona is? I read a ton of card blogs and am continually amazed that so many of the collectors don't follow the sport they collect at all. Sure they know Pujols and Jeter, but do they know who the middle relievers are or who plays shortstop for the White Sox? It sadly doesn't seem that way. It seems that they're not collecting something that's representative of what they're passionate about, rather something that's about money/thrill of the chase.

Excuse my soap box.

stusigpi said...

I know who Fausto is, but I bet the majority of true baseball fans have no idea who he is.

I used to know all the players in the NL not so much the AL because we didn't get those games on TV. I follow baseball pretty close and would say it is my favorite sport, although I like collecting Football and Basketball a bit more for various reasons.

I don't begrudge anyone that doesn't know the SS for the SOX or ANY middle reliever these days because: 1. Players move around so much. 2. There are many more teams than there used to be. 3. The players on a particular go up and down like a $2 whore on a Saturday night.

Also, living on the west coast, Ihave 5 teams that are no less than 250 miles away and then the next closest is 500 miles.

The BB Card Market is terrible right now and I wouldn't mind a reboot because of all the junk. Again, because of licensing fees, I have been told its not possible, but Topps and UD need to go to 3-5 sets a year. It will be interesting to see what Panini does. They are able ot produce 16-20 sets under their contract,but no one knows yet exactly how many they will put out. Base, Chrome, Finest, Extremely High end, and experiment set. That's all anyone needs.

grant said...

I am just plain disappointed by the look of these cards I'll have to get my hands on a few to be a better judge but honestly the relics look so cheap I don't know why people would chase them if that's your intention. I expected a little more out of this years set an I had really wanted to put this set together! I don't know nothing really says $80 a box to me. I'll have to get a few packs though and go from their until then I'm a little let down as a collector who is in this price range. I liked last years a little more each time I picked up a few.I can't justify those relics though WTF? Even if your a set biulder your still gonna want a decent relic if your gonna get one right? Just my opinion though. Grant