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!