Saturday, March 29, 2014

2014 Donruss

I have to admit, I was a little bit excited to see that Donruss was making a comeback.  Back in the day, Donruss was a major player in the baseball card field.  Of course, they eventually folded under or disappeared or did whatever the did.  But, they were gone.  That's all that mattered.

Donruss is back, now.  So, I went down to the LCS with my limited pennies and bought myself a couple of packs for the sake of research.  For the price, which isn't too bad, I wasn't disappointed.  The cards are nice looking and there's a chance at some hits.  Donruss has what all price-conscious collectors are looking for.

Of course, the Diamond Kings (which I have always liked) and Rated Rookies have returned.  Which is a nice touch.  Each box promises two autographs and a game used relic card along with numerous short prints.  So, it looks like it could be a promising product.

The autograph checklists look pretty good.  The Donruss line will have cards signed by Trout, Glavine,   David Wright, Ken Griffey Jr., and a pretty well stocked stable of other Hall of Famers and star players.  The checklists didn't look like Donruss was skimping when signing up athletes to sign their cards.  This is very nice.

Check out the full checklist over at our friend's site, Cardboard Connection.

The two packs I bought didn't yield anything spectacular.  Just a Longoria for the old personal collection and a Hall-Worthy Ichiro insert.  But, it was fun to crack into a couple of packs of an old friend.

2014 Topps Heritage

So, my better half and I are seriously attempting to chip away at a huge mound of debt.  Therefore, copious packs of Heritage are not really in the cards right now.  But, out of the four people that actually read this blog, I needed to do something.

I rolled change.  Yes, I did.  Just for you dear reader.  Got just enough to buy two measly packs of Heritage so I could at least tell you what we think of the product around here.

Here's the verdict...

This little guy (who is a cricket) would be playing his little song right now, if someone asked me about Topps Heritage.  It's boring.  There, I said it.  Now, all the people in the collecting world that freakin' LOVE Heritage can crawl out of the woodwork to verbally kick my ass about how awesome their favorite product actually is.  But, it's not.  It's boring.

Sure, the Real One autographed cards are back.  I kind of like those.  But, everything else just kind of falls flat.  For seventy five bucks a box I want more than one autograph and a couple (maybe) of serial numbered cards.  That is no way to get the collective panties of collectors out there moist (is that too graphic?).  It really just seems to me that Topps really didn't give a shit when they put this product out.

Remember:  These are the opinions of Can't Hit The Curve.  This is for entertainment purposes only!  Don't be persuaded by things you read on the interwebs.  Just because you read it online does not mean it's true.  Any asshole can throw up a blog or website...I'm living proof of that!

In a nutshell.  Buy 2014 Topps Heritage.  Or don't.  If you do, hopefully you will not be as apathetic towards this set that I am.

In my two packs:  Nothing!  Twenty commons.  The biggest star was Giancarlo Stanton.  Nothing to write home about, at all.  In fact, there is a commons box right next to me that now has two packs of 2014 Topps Heritage in it.