Four boxes of 2020 Heritage. The Retail variety. I checked the ratios of the regular insert cards between Hobby and Retail boxes, and they were exactly the same. Quite low, I think, compared to a few years ago, but I have yet to research that in depth. (Stay tuned). But based on that comparison, I figured I'm only really after a base set and the normal inserts, so all I'm missing out on is the Greatest Moments box toppers and maybe a jersey card. $55 each instead of $98 is worth the sacrifice. So I ordered from my favorite vendor near Baltimore on Thursday afternoon, got the shipment notification before I left work that day, and they were waiting for me when I got home Friday. (Editor's note - they're $59 now. Six left in stock. Steel City wants $72 each).
Before I got to open one of them last night, I had to wade through the huge pile of Redskins cards I had amassed since the summer. I sorted all the 2000's into piles and then went through my Word document list that starts at 2009, and then on to my printed list for the older ones. Then after confirming that I had checked them all off, I put them in their proper vinyl case. This morning, I filed away all the duplicates that came out of the horde - seen below in the criss-crossed pile.
|Those stacks are mostly dupes except for the hockey.
Actually pulled a gamer! I can confirme that there are, in fact, Rangers in Heritage, because I got a Joey Gallo game-used. Any Rangers fans still grumpy about the shunning in Series 1 can trade me for it.
The Clevinger is a Chrome and is for trade too. I think I was the first comment on the Beckett post announcing the Chromification of A&G and Stadium Club. I said retro sets and Chrome don't go together. And I still say it. Now the Stadium Club Chromes that were in the last couple year's packs were awesome. I would go for those if they come out at more than four cards in a pack for less than $100 a box. But I bet it won't happen that way. Flagship Chrome has always been too pricey for my taste.
Anyway, I'm about to plow through the other three boxes. Plus, I still really want to start showing what's in the Hoard of monster boxes, I just can't decide how best to do it. So keep it here for that.