Friday, March 5, 2010

2010 Heritage? I'll Take the Original Thank You Very Much...

As every collector knows by now, the 2010 Topps Heritage set has been released recently, and pays homage to the 1961 Topps set. While I'm sure these cards look great, although I've yet to see any in person, I just don't have it in me to try to collect a Heritage set. I tried in 2007 when I first got back into cards, but 2 hobby boxes, a dozen hobby packs, and a few dozen missing short prints later I realized Heritage is not for me. Instead, I picked up some original '61 Topps Red Sox on eBay:

#354 - Billy Harrell - Billy appeared in just 173 career games over the course of four seasons for the Cleveland Indians and Boston Red Sox.

#53 - Russ Nixon - Nixon is pictured sans hat, and in a sweater that does not appear to be a Sox jersey. What's strange is he did play for Boston in 1960 as well as in 1961. Must be an older photo.

#268 - Ike DeLock

#236 - Don Gile - Another guy who lasted only 4 seasons. Finally, my favorite of the bunch...

#16 - Billy Muffett - This picture is fantastic! If you ask me, almost nothing beats a vintage 1950's card featuring a great pre-game warmup shot on a sunny day! Sorry but in my mind this card puts any 2010 Heritage I've seen to shame. Total cost for these five cards including shipping was less than 2 packs of Heritage.

3 comments:

Tony said...

Awesome! Older cards Rock. I would much rather research guys that I don't know that are from the past, than look up current guys that I don't know. Plus the older cards have character, there's just something intangibly cool about them.

Collective Troll said...

Heritage is my favorite among current sets, but nothing compares to the real thing. That Moffit card is GREAT. As a kid I shyed away from 1961 because I thought it was a boring design. It was compared to the year prior, but now it seems classic. I like this set more and more and the current Heritage cards just prove how much better that set was and is. I haven't ripped any 2010, so I have only seen what is shown on the blogs, but I do like to compare the cards. A big pet peeve of mine is hatless players. I hope that is something that they didn't replicate. I am glad you pointed the price. I wouldn't trade this group of cards for 2 packs of anything current. Great post.

shanediaz82 said...

Thanks for the comments guys, I agree wholeheartedly with both of you, vintage is much better than Heritage!

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