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So much for Heritage High Numbers…. (updated again)

Dayf posted a pack of “2008 Topps Baseball Updates & Highlights Presents 2008 Topps Heritage High Numbers Series” over at A Pack A Day. The good news (for Heritage collectors, anyway) is that they’re out – early – in some places.

The bad news — each 8-card pack includes two Updates & Highlights cards. So you get six (or four, if you happen to get a relic card) Heritage cards in your pack, along with two cards from a set that you probably aren’t interested in. Yay. (If you are interested in Updates & Highlights cards, why aren’t you looking for them in those packs?)

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Topps Updates & Highlights Blaster

darin-erstadI needed to go to Target to pick up some medicine today, so I checked the baseball card aisle while I was there. The 2008 Topps Updates & Highlights cards have finally put in an appearance in pack ($1.99 for 12 cards) jumbo ($?.?? for 36 cards) and blaster ($19.99 for 80 cards & 1 relic card) forms.

I picked up a blaster, and was disappointed to miss out on the T-205 cards… I guess they are only in the loose packs this time around. I did get a spiffy Darin Estrad bat card (25/99)… which would be great, if I collected Erstad or Astros. (When exactly did Erstad become an Astro anyway?)

Pluses: I got one more Mets ring of Honor card and some of the base Mets cards I had been looking for.

Minuses: I really could have found better things to use $20 on. I’ll be updating my trade list shortly, in the event anyone is actually working on this set.

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Six packs of 2008 Topps Updates & Highlights

I picked up $10 worth of hobby packs of 2008 Topps Updates & Highlights cards today. I’m not sure if I’m really going to collect these or not, but I’m probably going to have to wait for retail blasters to show up before I pick up any more – the area baseball card shop was nearly out of regular packs and I refuse to blow $10 on one of those HTA jumbos.

Pack #1

Randy-Johnson Alberto Callaspo
Cody Ross
Randy Johnson
Kosuke Fukudome
Paul Janish
Russ Martin
Joe Mauer
Justin Duchscherer
Paul Janish Gold (1720/2008)
Asdrubal Cabrera


Not a horrible start, but nothing all that special either…. Fukudome would have been interesting earlier in the season, though now not so much. Paul Janish is only 25, but he hasn’t really done much yet…

Moving on…

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