It is with a heavy heart that i am writing this.
i just opened a Target Blaster of 2013 Topps Heritage Baseball.
you know when you hate being "right", because being right means that it's not a good thing? well, that is what has happened.
While sorting 2012 Topps Heritage MiLB cards, i noticed that Topps had "changed" the card stock used for the base cards. They felt a little glossy, and had lost that "old time" feel that releases prior had felt.
Then there was the 2012 Topps Heritage High Number debacle. The Card stock was the same as the MiLB, making it difficult to enjoy the base cards
Now after those two releases i pleaded with Topps to not use the same paper stock for 2013. We were assured that the 2013 Paper Stock would be like the past years.
Didnt happen. Sadly, this years card stock is bad. not all that much different then 2012 HH#
My blaster did not contain any "hits" worth mentioning. That doesnt matter, in all of the thousands of packs ive opened, ive never pulled a card more then $50 anyway. That was never the point of me ripping Heritage.
i loved ripping heritage because it was the closest thing to "old" cards that were on the market. Todays players portrayed in classic old Topps designs.
In an age when people are all about the "shiny" and the "MOJO HITS", Topps Heritage Base Cards could be counted on for those of us that used to open packs when it was all about the gum, friends, and memories tied to the game we loved.
Sadly, now Topps Heritage has lost it's luster.
i know, i know. Topps "added more" to the packs as far as "hits" go, but some of us (and i freely admit that the number of us is VERY small) don't care about those things.