I think some people expect too much from it. It's not a vintage set. It's not ever going to FEEL like a real, honest to goodness 1964 card. It's glossy and shiny and tricked up just like everything else Topps puts out. It's a 2013 product for heaven's sake.
Sure, I wish they used the same old cardstock as earlier Heritage sets, but let's not make Heritage something it's not. You want real, old fashioned vintage cards, then go buy real, old fashioned vintage cards. Otherwise, it's buyer beware. We've all been burned enough times by Topps in the last few years to know that. I'm not trying to step on anyone's toes here and everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but Topps is Topps and that ain't going to change. Not just because a few of us bloggers think they're 'f'ing things up.
Anyway, here is a portion of what I got in blaster #2.
Hey, waddya know, an actual insert. These things don't fall even one per blaster. Good luck getting all of them.
The second pack was a Rangers feast. David Murphy, leading candidate to be my new favorite current Ranger. That's a mouthful of a title.
Adrian Beltre. Should he get an interview for that position too?
Hey, it's mini
Then and Now inserts are almost 1:2 blasters. Come on Topps. This is supposed to be a set builders wet dream.
"Dude looks like
Wrong. Just wrong. Let's stop airbrushing guys into their new uniforms please.
This is probably the ONE Flashback card I'll want. Of course, I haven't seen the rest so that may not be true.
Great googly moogly. Joe Mauer has a MASSIVE head. I just want to scream at the photographer ZOOM OUT, ZOOM OUT!!
Billy Freakin' Butler. What else do I say?
Um, no Brendan. Just no. Grooming issues abound and no one and I mean NO ONE should be photographed looking like that. He looks like he came straight off the set of Swamp People and I don't even watch Swamp People. Ok, maybe I watched one episode.
I got this SP in what was otherwise the worst pack for me this year. And by worst pack, I mean I also got the following assortment of hell:
That's right, 1 Giant, 1 Angel and 3, count 'em, 3 Yankees. I almost threw the cards down in disgust.
Now that's a great photo. Classic and vintage.
Giant head SP again! These things will scare the pee right out of you when you see them.
My special, limited edition, highly sought after SP Blue bordered R.A. Dickey. Former Ranger. I have to admit the blue border looks good on the Jays.
There you have it. I'll be forced to get any remaining Heritage via trade 'cause I'm not giving Topps any more of my money on this product.
Not that I'm complaining or anything.