Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Group Break: 2015 Topps Heritage High Numbers: Box Topper & Packs 1 - 3

Alright, alright - let's get ripping our second box of the group break:  2015 Topps Heritage High Numbers.  I will say that I actually ripped this box a couple of days (on video which I'll post later)...so I happen to know what we'll get but I'll try to keep the fun going as long as possible!

To start us off, we begin with the box topper.

We ended up with a Rockie (Descalso), an Athletic (Davis), and an Angel (Cowgill).  Not a lot of big names in that trio, is there?  This one gets randomized among the three featured teams at the end of the break - so congrats to one of you (I guess...the advertising panels have ran their course if you ask me).

Now to the good stuff - the packs!

Pack 1:

Martin Prado - Marlins
Emilio Bonifacio - White Sox
DJ LeMahieu - Rockies
James Shields - Padres
Alex Meyer - Twins
Dixon Machado - Tigers
Logan Forsythe - Rays
706.  Ichiro - Marlins  (Action Image Variation)

723.  Yovani Gallardo (SP)

The Action Image variations are seeded 1:22 packs making that Ichiro an almost box hit!  Congrats are in order for the Marlins on that one (and by extension defgav)!  The Gallardo is a short print (seeded 1:3 packs).  I use the code on the backside of the card to make sure I have everything right - short prints end in 89 for example.

Pack 2:

Jace Peterson - Braves
Gregorio Petit - Yankees
Freddy Galvis - Phillies
Wilmer Difo - Nationals
Kevin Plawecki - Mets
Jonny Gomes - Braves
J.T. Realmuto - Marlins
Ryan Rua - Rangers
Rookie Performers:  RP-1.  Jorge Soler - Cubs

The Cubs are a great choice for group breaks involving 2015 products.  So many young Cubs stars!  The Rookie Performers are seeded 1:8 packs so we should get another two before all is said and done.

Pack 3:

Wil Myers - Padres
Nate Karns - Rays
Drew Pomeranz - Athletics
Nick Hundley - Rockies
Tim Cooney - Cardinals
Odubel Herrara - Phillies
Shawn Tolleson - Rangers
Mitch Moreland - Rangers
Now and Then:  TN-13.  Yasmani Grandal - Dodgers

The Then & Now cards still feature information about a modern feat and a historic feat.  Only now you get a single featured player on the front of the card.  I think that takes away from the theme slightly...but as a group break host it makes for a MUCH easier job for me as I no longer have to constantly randomize the Then & Now cards (which usually feature two teams).  I'll take that trade for sure.

A decent start to the box - that Ichiro action variation is probably my favorite so far.  How about for you?  Are you looking for anything in particular in this box?

6 comments:

Brian said...

Would love it if one of those bazooka inserts showed up!

Brian said...

Would love it if one of those bazooka inserts showed up!

arpsmith said...

That Ichiro action variation is one nice looking card!

arpsmith said...

That Ichiro action variation is one nice looking card!

Nachos Grande said...

I'm seeing double in the comments today!

Adam Kaningher said...

33% chance of a cool box topper!

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