Friday, March 10, 2017

Box Breaks: 3 Wal Mart Blasters of 2017 Topps Heritage Baseball

So I'm going to take a break from breaking Old School products to break a product that's a modern retro product.....yes it sounds confusing but basically I'm going to open 3 blasters of 2017 Topps Heritage Baseball. I don't do a lot retail, I try to avoid it, but I figured with Hobby boxes at $85 a pop, I'd try my hand at 3 blasters for $20 less as it's not like I'm really going to try to attack collecting the master set or anything. It looks like a fun product to just rip. Here's what I got!

Blaster 1

Base SP's (1:3)
Charlie Blackmon
Justin Verlander
Ian Kinsler

Topps Game (1:10)
Gary Sanchez

Topps Disc (1:8)
David Ortiz

New Age Performers (1:12)

Gary Sanchez

Then and Now (1:20)
Fergie Jenkins/Max Scherzer

Clubhouse Collection Relic (1:70)
Ian Kinsler

Blaster 2

Base SP's (1:3)
Bryce Harper
Greg Bird
Hunter Pence

Topps Disc (1:8)
Anthony Rizzo

Topps Game (1:10)
Aledmys Diaz

New Age Performers (1:12)

Blake Snell

Rediscover Topps (1:20)
1989 Topps Alejandro Pena

1968 Baseball Flashbacks (1:20)
Willie McCovey

Blaster 3

Base SP's (1:3)
Jake Lamb
Julio Urias

Topps Discs (1:12)
Giancarlo Stanton

Rediscover Topps (1:20)

1988 Topps Terry Puhl

News Flashbacks (1:20)
Kennedy Killed at L.A. Hotel

Baseball Flashbacks (1:20)

Frank Robinson

Chrome (1:27)
Jameson Taillon (#185/999)

Grey Back Variation (1:529)
Michael Saunders

Overall Thoughts: Keep in that it's retail so there are a lot of elements that are missing that can only be found in the hobby version of this product. Regardless, this was totally a fun break and it's cool to look for the variations. I almost missed the Saunders at first, because I know the hit is every 5th card of the pack and I didn't realize anything special. Then I flipped over the Saunders and noticed the grey back. It's a 1:529 hit and limited to 10 copies so I'd say not too bad. Relics may be boring, but in Heritage they are still semi tough to find so to pull a relic was pretty cool too as those are 1:70 retail packs. I thought this was a very solid break and if you have an itch to just get a sampling of this product I'd recommend picking up a blaster for  $20 at your local Wal Mart or Target. Here's a look at the cards!


Top 5 Pulls of 2017

#1- 2016 Donruss Optic Gold Vinyl Cam Newton 1/1
#2- 2016 Donruss Optic Derrick Henry Rated Rookie Autograph (#43/150)
#3- 2016 Donruss Optic Kenneth Dixon Rated Rookie Holo Autograph   Redemption (# to 99)
#4- 2016 Panini Contenders Rookie Ticket Autographs RPS Devontae Booker  
#5- 2016 Panini Contenders Rookie Ticket Autographs RPS Paul Perkins

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