There are just 14 games to go in the Mets’ season, and I’m still putting together my 2014 Topps Heritage team set.
One of the readers of my website was kind enough to offer to send me four of the cards that I still needed – Terry Collins, Jenrry Mejia, Zack Wheeler and Dillon Gee. (How many of them will be Mets in 2015?)
Marc, who runs the Astros-centric blog Remember the Astrodome, offered to send me a couple of baseball cards from my wantlists last week. In return, I knocked a bunch of cards off of his 1980s Astros wantlists.
This year’s Topps Heritage set was originally scheduled to be released today, but it’s been pushed back a week.
The Mets have 15 players and manager Terry Collins in the main set. Thanks to the magic of digital image manipulation, we’ll see the first Mets cards of new acquisitions Bartolo Colon and Curtis Granderson, though Granderson’s card is one of two shortprints.
Even though he didn’t pitch at all in 2013 and was a free agent this off-season, Johan Santana is on the Heritage checklist as a Met. I would have rather seen Chris Young or Daisuke Matsuzaka in that spot.
I really should try to get two or three sets, break them up and sell the singles on eBay. With good luck, I’d get big name player autographs that I could turn for a profit – but I don’t have that kind of money to tie up, especially with the holidays approaching.
I hope that other people do, so I can snag the two cards I’ll need to finish my 2013 Topps Heritage Mets team set.
Topps Heritage baseball cards came out last week, and I’m pretty happy with this year’s set. We’re up to the 1964 design, which is pretty simple but appealing – at least for the Mets.
I decided to skip buying unopened packs this year and just picked up most of the singles I wanted at the Rahway baseball card show this weekend. With the David Wright shortprint card that I bought from an eBay seller, I have the full Mets team set. I also managed to find a Choo Choo Coleman buyback card and a Pumpsie Green autograph, and I got a pair of boxtopper “advertising strips.”