Friday, March 12, 2010
This post brought to you by someone who doesn't even like 2010 Heritage
I don't collect this product. I don't like this product. The 2010 version anyway. But I truly believe that I should sample everything that is made available to me as a card consumer. As long as you're not stashing it in some out-of-the-way hobby shop with a $25-per-pack price tag, I will find it and buy it.
I like to see what I'm not buying. In fact, I also grabbed a pack of 2010 Topps Attax. ... And I'm done with that.
I won't show all the Heritage cards here as you've seen them before many, many times. However, you've seen them only from people who actually like the 2010 cards. You haven't seen them from someone who doesn't like them. So get ready to look at the cards as viewed by someone who isn't wearing rose-tinted glasses.
Most of the cards that came out of the packs were a lot of this:
Then there is this:
Out of the two rack packs of 27 total cards, four cards featured players without caps.
I went back to my 2008 Heritage binder, featuring my STILL INCOMPLETE 2008 Heritage set, and there was not one player without a cap.
Some of you may be saying, "Well, that's what they did back then. A lot of cards from the 1960s had photos of players without caps."
But the fantastic 1959 set, which Heritage copied in 2008, also featured lots of photos of players without caps. But '08 Heritage was kind enough to spare us the bald-headed, bad-haircut carnage.
I HATE cards of cap-less dudes. Cut it out. Now.
Here is another Heritage annoyance, although I respect Topps for staying true to the cards in this manner and I really wouldn't want it any other way:
One final complaint, and then I'll show you a card I like:
But cards with Mantle on it have now become as meaningless to me as that David Wright Stay in School ad that appeared in packs the previous few years. I am not exaggerating for effect. I really think that. The Mantle cards are on the same level. The only thing that keeps me from chucking this card in the garbage is there is a number on the back and that means someone might want it.
OK, here is the card I liked:
So, that's a very cranky look at Heritage. But keep in mind I'm still wondering when my next day off will be.
Will I buy anymore Heritage this year? I'd like to say, "no." But I have a feeling I might need it for trade material. And, you know, I had to go and be a team collector. I just hope the rest of the Dodgers are wearing caps.