By Mr. Scott
2009 Topps Heritage High Series
Cards: 8 per pack
Price: $58 per Box
1960 Topps Buyback: 1, Fred Kipp
Clubhouse Collection Bat: 1, Adrian Gonzalez
Chrome Ref: 3
Black Chrome Ref: 1, Julio Borbon #43/60
1960 Topps Buyback: 1, Glen Hobbie
Clubhouse Collection Jersey: 1, Tim Lincecum
Chrome Ref: 2
Base Set 168 of 185 = 90% (65 Dupes)
Short Prints 16 of 35 = 45%
Overall Review: Went to a card show and picked up these two boxes of Topps Heritage High Numbers for a very reasonable price. There were dealers selling the boxes for as high as $75 so I think I got a really good deal.
If you’re looking for flashy autos out of these boxes you got another thing coming. I pulled a bat and jersey card. I find it strange that the Gonzalez bat card has a photo of him with his back facing you but the Lincecum has a beautiful photo of him looking in for the sign. The cards are nice and crisp you also get a lot of player not included in too many other sets along with whole bunch of rookies.
I also pulled a nice black refractor which is a pretty tough pull. Rookie performer inserts are nice but not a huge fan of other inserts including the buybacks & ad panels. The one disappointment with this product is the inclusion of Topps Update. I already have the complete set, who needs more base dupes of this product? My suggestion to Topps is to either combine these 2 releases with 10 cards per pack, 5 heritage High # & 5 Topps Update. The second option is dropping the pack to 6 cards per pack and dropping the price. If I would have paid upwards of $75 for this product I would have been disappointed but for $58 I’d say it was a good break.