Monday 29 April 2024

Expo Post 2: Heritage!

My main goal on Friday was to bust a box of Heritage, then hit the floor and do some damage to the rest of the set. At the end of the day, I ended up just over a 100 cards short of the main set, about 70 or so SPs and 30 not so SPs. That's a give-or-take as to what the totals look will like when I move them from box to binder pages, but here's the 103 I don't believe I have at this point.

Now let's see what was in that 1 hobby box.
Not really a PC card with the box topper. But at least it is a very solid color match for the chosen border colours. 
My favourite regular base card in the packs will probably go to this entry into the manager's portion of the set. Unlike with some in this set, Sparky did actually manage the Reds in 1975. Is the photo from 1974/5? Maybe. He always seemed to look like that.
Colour sampling! 
And here's the SPs. 

And the inserts. For the first time since 2010, Greinke is considered a New-Age Performer. Good for him!
The white border parallels are one of the examples where the parallels are far blander than the regular base cards. Why even bother?
At least when the colour is toned down to chrome up these parallels, they're also made shiny. And with these numbered chrome parallels falling one-per on the hobby boxes, I guess I'm pretty lucky to get that one card in Mets form. 
One final parallel. These look to fall at a rate of 1 per 7 boxes in hobby. Black borders are hobby exclusive and are about every 4 boxes, and have a print run of 50. The B&W parallels can be found in other products, though. So, about 40 each of these? Whatever. I'd still rather have a 9th short print.
And the hit in all its plain white swatch glory. 

My goal was to do damage to the base set, and that's what happened. 

There you have it!


  1. Yeah, the various parallels are meaningless to me with this set.

  2. It's too bad Topps didn't make '24 Heritage as top-notch as '24 flagship--too many errors (photo mis-identifications, short print card misnumbering, black border and red border cards labeled as "White Border" on the backs, etc.). These errors don't do justice to the '75 design.

  3. Very cool, thanks for sharing!