I am planning on buying 3 boxes of Heritage (plus one high #s when it comes out) this year, because one of my Mountains to Climb in 2011 is to get this set completed. I had a choice to make, $90 for a hobby box or $70 for a retail box plus shipping of course. Since I have very little interest in any of the hobby exclusive inserts, saving the extra seemed to be the no-brainer solution. I got one box off eBay and if it works out well I will buy the other two as retail also. If not I will get 2 hobbys a little later. Let's see how this box goes.
24 packs 9 cards per...I am not going to list every single card, just the highlights
I don't dislike Halladay or any of the Phantastic Phour (better nickname than the silly R2C2) except Hamels, but I liked him a lot more when he was in Toronto shutting down the Yanks and Red Sox.
a few days ago. Me thinks we have a nice trade here. If for some reason Greg doesn't want it, I'm sure someone will. HINT: rhymes with DJLenny.
Woohoo, aside from the Ubaldo Jimenez, this was the Chromie that I wanted most (no, not the Chris Johnson). TWO Rockie great floating heads + two players that aren't Giants or Dodgers...can there be a better card?
ROX IN THE BOX
Only two base Rockies were in this box. Normally I would be disappointed, but with the shortie and shiny Rockie I am okay with this. Todd Helton is three years older than me. Why is he not losing his damn hair? I like the design of the All Star cards as well, the NL were not short printed, but the AL were. Odd.
ROOKIE CUP CARDS
ONE I WAS SURPRISED I LIKED
Yep, I like this checklist card. The best part is these are not part of the set or considered as an insert. They are just randomly thrown into about every 1 in 8 packs. I got cards 1, 2, and 6. They really remind me of being a kid, plus these are a thousand times better than putting twice as many checklist cards in a set but only using the back.
Overall, I am thrilled with this retail box and will buy two more without a doubt. Save $20 and miss out on what a chance at a coin card or some stamps. I can always use the $60 to buy whatever Rockies (I don't think many) are in those hobby exclusives and with the leftover buy another box (or two) of something else.