Francisco Rodriguez TNAS SP #500
Nyjer Morgan Chrome Refractor #515/561
I felt pretty good getting a Chrome Refractor buying only 3 packs. I was looking to buy a blaster hoping the Chrome cards would fall as frequently as last year's blasters. Well, I read The Mojo Beard (you should too) and according to The Mojo Hand, Chrome cards are harder to find in the blasters this year (1:18 packs). I bought a blaster anyways and it yielded the same number of "hits" as my three packs. A pricing note: one single retail pack is $2.98 + tax. The blasters have 8 packs for 19.99 + tax. That is why I wanted to buy a blaster. Pardon my tangent, here are the three "hits for that first blaster.
Bronson Arroyo SP #455
Freddy Sanchez SP #446
Billy Wagner Clubhouse Collection Jersey
Normally I wouldn't be thrilled over pulling Arroyo and Sanchez, but if I decide to put the set together, that's two more SPs off the wantlist.
So, after three loose packs and a blaster, I started to shift my thoughts on not putting the set together. It's definitely doable and even if it takes awhile, well, that's part of the enjoyment of this hobby for me. The chase for that elusive card. The thrill of finding it.
So, what's a collector to do? This collector bought one more blaster. This box yielded 5 "hits", counting the SPs as hits.
Cole Hamels MVP SP #480
Ryan Braun TNAS SP #492
Jair Jurrjens Chrome #1738/1961
Roger Maris Chase '61 #1
Apparently people are all gaga over these Chase cards and they're bringing good money.
Jim Woods Real One Red Ink Auto #13/61
That's a nice on-card auto for retail. I did a brief search and I saw one place that said there were Real One Special Edition Red Ink Autos hand numbered to /61 that were hobby exclusives, but I pulled this out of an 8 pack blaster from Wally World. Now, Jim Woods only played 36 games over his 3 year career so it's not like this is a life-altering auto. But, its still a nice pull for retail.
There you have it. Another Heritage set and as you know there are as many opinions on this as there are blogs. I'm sure I'll pick up some more along the way and try to trade for the rest.
Now, if these just came with some of those Million Card Giveaway codes!