Saturday, June 24, 2017

Box Breaks: 8 Blasters of 2017 Topps Heritage Target

So yeah..everyone is hunting for Aaron Judge and I decided to get in the fun. Now Hobby boxes are insanely overpriced thanks to Judge, so if I'm going to get my fix my best bet is retail. I was surprised to see Target still had 8 boxes of Heritage (with the exclusive Rookie Game Cards) so I went ahead and bought them all. I know retail usually sucks, but with 1 Rookie Game Card a Box, I figured I'd take a shot and at the very least maybe pull a couple of Judge Rookie Game Cards which alone could pay for the half the break, along with what other goodies could've been inside. Here's what I got

Blaster 1

Pulled a Judge/Austin Base

Base SP's (1:3)
Todd Frazier
Freddie Freeman
Brian Dozier

1968 Topps Game Rookie (1:8)
Aaron Judge (1st Pack of 1st Blaster)

1968 Topps Game (1:10)
Aledmys Diaz

Then & Now (1:20)
Fergie Jenkins/Kyle Hendricks

Topps Bunt Code Card (If anyone is interested in this let me know)

Blaster 2

Base SP's (1:3)
Troy Tulowitzki
Dee Gordon
Christian Yelich

1968 Topps Game Rookies (1:8)
Ryon Healy

1968 Topps Game (1:10)
Noah Syndergaard

New Age Performers (1:12)
Wil Myers

Rediscover Topps (1:20)
1988 Topps Ed VandeBerg Bronze


Baseball Flashbacks (1:20)

Reggie Jackson

Chrome (1:27)
Jake Lamb (#919/999)

Blaster 3

Base SP's (1:3)
Jose Abreu
Miguel Cabrera
Albert Pujols

1968 Topps Game Rookies (1:8)
Luke Weaver


1968 Topps Game (1:10)

Carlos Correa


New Age Performers (1:12)

Jean Segura

News Flashbacks (1:20)
The Beatles


Chrome (1:27)

Jay Bruce (#633/999)


Blaster 4



Base SP's (1:3)
Edwin Encarnation
Miguel Sano

1968 Topps Game Rookies (1:8)
Yulieski Gurriel

1968 Topps Game (1:10)
Max Scherzer

New Age Performers (1:12)
Mookie Betts

Rediscover Topps (1:20)
Calvin Schiraldi 1987 Topps Bronze

Baseball Flashbacks (1:20)
Johnny Bench


Chrome Blue Refractor (1:389)

Todd Frazier




Blaster 5



Base SP (1:3)

Jake Arrieta
David Ortiz

1968 Topps Game Rookies (1:8)
David Dahl

Then & Now (1:20)
Lou Brock/Rajai Davis


1968 Topps Game (1:10)

Clayton Kershaw

Rediscover Topps (1:20)
1989 Topps Carmelo Martinez Silver

Chrome (1:27)
Jon Gray (#162/999)

Blaster #6

Base SP's (1:3)
Justin Upton
Robinson Cano

1968 Topps Game Rookies
Ryon Healy

New Age Performers (1:12)
Wil Myers


Rediscover Topps (1:20)

1987 Topps Andy McGaffigan Silver


News Flashbacks (1:20)

Ivy League

Baseball Flashbacks (1:20)
Willie McCovey

Blaster #7

Judge/Austin Base Rookie

Base SP's (1:3)
Robinson Cano
Justin Upton


1968 Topps Game Rookies (1:8)

Andrew Benintendi

1968 Topps Game (1:10)
Felix Hernandez

New Age Performers (1:12)
Gary Sanchez


News Flashbacks (1:20)

Civil Rights Giant Slain

Chrome (1:27)
Christian Yelich

Blaster #8

Base SP (1:3)
Jose Altuve
Matt Kemp
David Price

1968 Topps Game Rookies (1:8)

Jake Thompson

1968 Topps Game (1:10)
Madison Bumgardner

New Age Performers (1:12)
Manny Machado

Then & Now (1:20)
Frank Howard/Nolan Arenado

Chrome Refractor (1:47)
Kyle Schwarber (#278/568)

Overall Thoughts: Well it basically peaked in Blaster #1, (and pack 1 nonetheless) but at least I pulled the Judge Topps Game (I already sold it for $60) and two Judge/Austin rookies. The refractors were cool pulls but wish the players were better. Surprised I didn't pull at least one relic card out of 8 boxes. Regardless, the "thrill of the hunt" was definitely fun and I had a blast opening this stuff. The funny thing is despite being a 1 per blaster hit, because the Judge sold so well, it becomes my #2 pull of the year. Crazy how a 1:8 pack insert can sell for so much..but THAT'S how hot Judge is right now. Pics of the cards







Top 5 Pulls of 2017

#1- 2016 Donruss Optic Gold Vinyl Cam Newton 1/1 
#2- 2017 Topps Heritage 1968 Topps Game Rookies Aaron Judge
#3- 16-17 Donruss Optic Jaylen Brown Rookie Signatures
#4- 16-17 Donruss Optic Larry Bird The Champ Is Here Gold Holo (#4/10)
#5- 2016 Donruss Optic Derrick Henry Rated Rookie Autograph (#43/150)

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