Well, it went about how I expected when I got home and opened the cards. I've scanned all the keeper cards for my collection that came out of these two packs. Ready?
Yeah, that was it. Didn't pull a single Red Sox card, no other players that interested me, no inserts, nothing really. The only silver lining was that I pulled a short print in each pack, and that my friend Douglas who I seriously owe some cardboard to needs both of them for his set. That's about it, $5.98 down the tubes and a reminder as to why I stay away from retail packs for the most part. Oh well.
In contrast, just a day or two later I received my latest batch of 100 cards from COMC! Let's take a look at a few of those to wash away the aftertaste of 2019 Heritage...
Here's another one. This one is cool because Douglas actually tipped me off that he saw it listed on COMC at a fairly reasonable price. As soon as I saw his email I immediately snagged it for $2.69. Completing an entire Whalers team set of these buybacks is probably out of the question given the scarcity, but I'm happy to be one closer in any event.
Every collector is different, and I certainly can relate to the lure of the unopened pack, but to me this post is yet another reminder that picking up singles is just much more enjoyable to me than buying packs generally speaking. I spent $5.98 on those two packs of Heritage that yielded nothing for my collection. Meanwhile, the four hockey cards I've shown here are all perfect fits for my collection and cost just about the same amount at $6.19...
2 Packs of 2019 Topps Heritage - $5.98
Pair of '92-93 Ultra Buybacks - $3.94
Pair of '71-72 Topps - $2.25
2019 Running Total - $46.98