Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Heritage 51 Collection and...contest results

I was rather puny over the weekend which kept me from announcing the winner of the highly desirable Mark Teixeira bobble-head dolly. After taking time to randomize, there was no energy to write up a post.  There were four entries, randomized four times. Xavier Higgins is the new owner!


Congrats to you! Send your mailing address to: acrackedbat at gmail dotcom. Once I have your address, Mark will be dropped headfirst into the first outgoing mail receptacle I can find.  Of course, he will be properly packaged.  I'm just happy to see him moving out! 

Feeling better yesterday, I opened one of the two Heritage 51 boxes/sets which my best friend, Rural Postal Delivery Person, crammed into my roadside mail depository.  The rather small but attractively designed box contained a complete set of  104 base cards, 21 minis and one autographed card. 
 
 Basic cards have blue or red backs:



Minis per box come ten red, five blue, three green, two black and one gold:

Minis with regular base Norris
These minis are expected to find new homes; already nestled into their little team stacks.  I'm on the fence with this design.  The cardstock is Heritage quality.  I would've preferred rounded corners as on the original 51 red and blue back designs.

Before the auto is revealed, let me just say - no.  I hate to disappoint any of my friends with the news but this card isn't for trade.  Will I keep it?  Doubtful.  I rarely sell autos but this one will probably be headed to COMC.  It's nice to pull a card which will fund a few purchases.  As far as the second box is concerned, well...I'm holding off on breaking the seal.  Topps advertised these cards as a limited production.  Topps throws this word around quite loosely so who really knows how many sets were produced.  If I put it away, out-of-sight then I'll likely forget about it.

This rather attractive auto is on-card and a blue-back, numbered out of  25:


That's a pretty nice card!  Correa, Bryant, Trout or Posey and it would've been a keeper! 

Thanks for stopping by!  New giveaway coming soon.  Drop by to see what the Claw chooses... next time!

16 comments:

  1. Nice box. Just ordered one glad to hear their on Heritage stock.

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    1. Hope you pull a great auto! Thanks for reading!

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  2. So I guess what you are saying is you plan on keeping that auto and storing it at my house, right?

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    1. You know, you and I - we are completely on the same page. ;) I knew you'd love it. I posted the card to tease you, rub it in your face a bit and say - nah na na na nah! ;) Who knows what could happen? Christmas is coming. EH, there I go teasin' you again.

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  3. That's a nice autograph pull, especially with the serial number. I flipped the Abreu auto I pulled from 2014 Topps Heritage High Numbers and funded quite a few fun purchases.

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    1. Thanks Raz! maybe I'll find a nice Altuve!

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  4. I'm genuinely thrilled to win this prestigious award. Furthermore I consider myself...
    The randomest person...
    On the face of the internet.
    Tex might likely receive a few down-ballot MVP votes. Aaron Judge & Gary Sanchez are the future in the Bronx, amongst others. I look forward to adding this to the collection that my son will one day inherit.
    Thanks Julie, God bless you!

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    1. You are most welcome! Your speech would sound great, echoing through a large, open stadium. ;)

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  5. Thank GOD I didn't win that bobblehead. :-) I like these Heritage 51's...may have to get one of these boxes.

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    1. Okay...maybe not. Only 1 Brewer in the whole set...Ryan Braun. Hahaha.

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    2. Well, you did enter on behalf of a blogger friend. No pressure to display it proudly in your own home. ;)

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  6. Abreu definitely has a unique auto. Very cool card!

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    1. I feel so selfish showing it off only to say not up for grabs. I'll get over it though. ;)

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  7. Any chance the Kershaw and Kemp minis could be available for trade?

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    1. Greg, I'd already set them aside for the other Greg. If I cave and open the second box, I'd be happy to work out a trade with you for the Dodgers. You may find them elsewhere before then but if not... I truly appreciate that you asked!

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  8. Oh why oh why oh why are these not rounded?!?!?

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