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2017 Topps Heritage High Number Retail – Product Revew

THE REVIEW

Manufacturer: Topps

Product: 2017 Topps Heritage High Number

PRICE: $20.00/box – Blaster

This was a break just to see if I could find some magic in a blaster from WalMart. I didn’t get a hit but I did get a lot of great cards. Oh and if you are wondering, “What the heck is Heritage High Number?” Well, it is the update set for Heritage. Like Topps flagship, this set has an update and that is what it is all about, you get to pick up rookie cards of late season call ups which makes this set desirable in and of itself.

This is a set builders product which I don’t consider myself to be. However, I am a fan of old school cards and this set brings back some memories. I wasn’t around when the original 1968 set was done, but I was around when the card stock of these cards was used.

I am a geek about the card stock and this is like you remember it, you can feel the fibers of the cardboard and it is thick. Makes you feel like you can put them in your bike spokes now and boom, you have a dirt bike/motorcycle for the day.

I did rather well, pulling about 4 shortprints. Nothing that will set the world on fire, but hey, I am sure I have some set builders that would be interested in picking up the cards.

Because this set brings back memories and is reminiscent of what the hobby used to be, for collectors, I have to LOVE this product.

OVERALL RATING (Like, Love, Hate)

Love it.

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2017 Bowman Mega Box (Target Exclusive) – Product Review

 

THE REVIEW

Manufacturer: Topps

Product: 2017 Bowman Mega Box (Target Exclusive)

PRICE: $15.00/box

Finally, thanks to Tony from All Star Case Breaks, I got my hands on some Bowman Mega Boxes and I was ready to go hunting for Shohei Otani.

Tony opened a few boxes live on his twitter feed and we were both hoping for a couple things. 1, he would pull a Shohei Otani, and 2, he would pull a colored refractor auto of someone. Tony didn’t get anything huge and we begun to talk about how the big hits were in the three boxes he picked up for me.

Well, after watching the video above – SPOILER – I did indeed hit an Otani and a few colored refractors, including a green refractor auto.

It hurt to send him photos of the pulls, but I did… Thanks again Tony for the hook up and I am sorry I got the pulls.

The design of the Mega Box refractors are super cool and The Rookies insert set, is sneaky cool in how the pattern is subtle and when you see it, it is a great surprise and looks awesome in person. I would love to see this refractor pattern in the hobby release and I look forward to it next year. I am sure it will be another retail exclusive… lol.

OVERALL RATING (Like, Love, Hate)

Love it.

HELPFUL INFO

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WHAT TO EXPECT

HOBBY CONFIGURATION

  • 5 packs of 2017 Bowman Baseball
  • 2 packs of exclusive chrome

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2017 Panini Spectra Football – Product Review

THE REVIEW

Manufacturer: Panini

Product: 2017 Spectra Football

PRICE: $285.00/box

Spectra has had its ups and downs with the collector base for the few years it has been out. With the buy-in so high, most collectors and gamblers are looking at the over/under on getting a PC hit or making most of their money back. If you are going to get into a box, though, get ready for some great quality cards and a chance at some hits that look spectacular in hand.

I like the fact that you are no longer opening a single box when you get into the initial packaging this year. There are four packs and each one is thick and gives you a good feeling that there is going to be hobby goodness in each and every pack.

I expected to see the Neon Blues and Greens, and more and I had hopes for a gold vinyl 1/1. I wasn’t disappointed.

If you watched the video above you were treated to some great cards, Radiant Rookie Patch Autos that look great and I love the vertical patches, they are just different enough to set them apart from the RPA of which I did pull a Neon Blue Dalvin Cook, the Rookie Phenom from the Minnesota Vikings. I love the look of the true Rookie Patch Autos. I loved the colored ink too.

The base cards are no joke too. The same stock and acetate are used, with all of the parallels in play. I really do like the look of this stuff.

I like to think of it as PRIZM and SELECT on steroids… maybe that is a bad thing? I like it though… so for me, I like having the eye candy.

I hope you enjoyed the vid and quick review, check the details below.

OVERALL RATING (Like, Love, Hate)

Love it.

HELPFUL INFO

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WHAT TO EXPECT

HOBBY CONFIGURATION

  • 4 cards per pack
  • 4 packs per box
  • 8 boxes per case

BOX BREAK

  • 4 autographs
  • 7 memorabilia cards

THE DETAILS

  • The glitz and glamor of Spectra returns featuring four autographs, seven memorabilia cards and three prizms per box, on average!

  • Look for stunning Rookie Patch Autographs featuring the NFL’s future stars sequentially #’d/99!

  • Search for mesmerizing Rookie Dual Patch Autographs featuring a pair of signatures and prime swatches sequentially numbered to 25 or less!

  • Find on-card autographs from some of football’s greatest icons in Illustrious Legends!

  • Chase rare parallels including Neon Black Light which features white acrylic signatures and the brand new Nebula parallel!