Wednesday, 7 October 2015

2015 Topps Heritage Minors Box Break - Part 1 - Packs 7 through 12

Time to work my way to the halfway point of the box.

Pack 7:
No hits in the first quarter of the box, but the second one leads off with an auto. It is really nice to pull an autograph where the guy actually signs his full name. The middle portion of it is small, but still legible. That's enough to make it to the penmanship binder. Grant was actually on my want list for that purpose, so pulling his card was really nice.
For the rest of the pack, here are a pair of great minor league logos.

Pack 8:
And the first parallel of this portion of the box. At least these are easier to spot than the gum damaged.
And here are the two Mets cards in this pack. And that's it for the Mets content in this portion of the break. That is still better than the Blue Jays content, though. No appearances for them at all among these 6 packs.

Pack 9:
A short print in the Austin Meadows and a great minor league logo and team name with the Biloxi Shuckers highlight this pack. A previous inductee in the penmanship collection, ex-Met Barry Lyons, was part of the drive to bring minor league baseball to Biloxi, and this past season was the team's move from Huntsville to Biloxi.

Pack 10:
Cubs prospect hot pack!

Pack 11:
Another short-print appears with the Berrios. The Pawtucket Red Sox and Lake County Captains win the logo wars this time.

Pack 12:
Here's another parallel. These fall at a rate of 1:34 packs, and are numbered to 25. Tim Berry had a dreadful 2015 season with Bowie, but the card looks really nice with the orange border matching with the team colours of the Bowie uniform and the parent Orioles club. So, while this isn't a big hit, it is aesthetically pleasing.
Not much else in the last pack of the day, but the Cedar Rapids Kernels get my vote for the best logo in the pack.

That's the halfway point of this box. One more relic, one more auto, one more SP and two more blue parallels await in the second half. More tomorrow!


  1. Pack 10 aren't all Cubs. The top 2 guys are with the Reds. The Daytona affiliation might have thrown you off. Daytona are now a Reds affiliate. It used to be the Cubs from 1993-2014.

  2. That's a really nice parallel of Jesse Winker, who the Reds say will be their future left fielder. Really like the Howard and the Garrett as well. Nice pulls!