Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Group Break: 2015 Topps Heritage High Numbers: Packs 4 - 6

What's this, the second group break post of the day and it is barely noon?!

Yes my friends, I am working on trying to get more group break posts written and up for the masses to enjoy!  As of this morning, we have just begun our journey into the 2015 Topps Heritage High Numbers box.  We found a couple of inserts, an action variation, and a short print in the morning packs.  How about for the lunch time packs?

Pack 4:

Michael Lorenzen - Reds
David Buchanan - Phillies
Eduardo Rodriguez - Red Sox
Justin Nicolino - Marlins
Jerome Williams - Phillies
Tim Beckham - Rays
Danny Muno - Mets
Grant Balfour - Rays
Rookie Performers:  RP-13.  Yasmany Tomas

A nice card for the Diamondbacks - Tomas definitely has the stuff to become a star (or so I hear...I don't actually watch the Diamondbacks purposely).

Pack 5:

Leonys Martin - Rangers
Alex Guerrero - Dodgers
Melvin Upton Jr. - Padres
Shane Greene - Tigers
Nick Franklin - Rays
Jose Ramirez - Indians
Chris Capuano - Yankees
Matt Den Dekker - Nationals
Gum Damage Variation:  698.  John Jason - Rays

The Gum Damage Variation cards are seeded a rather tough 1:43 packs!  I'm not sure calling them "gum damaged" is a great idea, but then again I'm not in Topps' marketing department so what do I know?  You have to be careful when looking for the gum damage cards...the little code number at the bottom of the card ends in a 79 in this case (which is one of two options for an ending number on all the base cards).  If you aren't careful, you'll miss this fairly rare variation!

Pack 6:

Zach McAllister - Indians
Gordon Beckham - White Sox
Rubby De La Rosa - Diamondbacks
Pedro Strop - Cubs
Jimmy Paredes - Orioles
Adam Warren - Yankees
Mark Reynolds - Cardinals
Roberto Osuna - Blue Jays
Combo Card:  CC-7.  Eric Hosmer & Alex Gordon - Royals

The Combo Cards are seeded 1:8 packs - and this one happens to be a great card to pull on a Tuesday (the day the World Series starts starring these very Royals)!  Could this be a sign for the Royals?  Only time will tell.

And there you have it, another three packs down!  The Heritage cards take a long time to write up because of all the variations (and because of how subtle most of the variations are).  That said, I think the variations do add quite a bit of value (and intrigue) to a group break so I'm not complaining!

I'll have more soon, stay tuned!

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