Two weeks ago my wife and I were at the Palisades mall finishing up some errands. She wanted to pick up some maternity clothes and a baby book, and we needed some things from Target and Best Buy. Against my better judgment, I slipped a pack of Heritage retail into our Target purchase. I say against my better judgment because I have already bought a couple of retail packs, a retail jumbo pack, and 2 hobby boxes. That’s plenty for this product – but a $3 pack seemed fine.
I actually didn’t rip into right when we got home. It was late, and we went to bed. So I forgot about it for about two weeks. It was still in the bag with the lights that I was supposed to replace in the TV room. I then went out of town for a week, and this past weekend I finally got around to putting those lights in and saw and remembered the pack I had purchased.
Well, it turned that this was actually some of my better judgment – see below!
It’s not perfectly easy to see, but that’s numbered 61/63. This is a “Real One” Auto, but it’s the special edition red autograph, which means it’s numbered. The odds of pulling one of these guys is 1:1,450. Now, that’s the same odds of that Stadium seat relic that I pulled from the hobby box. I bought two hobby boxes – so it was really more like a 1 in 60 pull for those 2 boxes. Still an amazing pull, but this was one retail pack – so truly a 1:1,450 pull! Plus, the odds of pulling a Hall of Fame pitcher are even longer. Out of the 40 Real One autos, there are only 8 HOF-ers (the others are Gibson, Aaron, Cepeda, Schoendienst, Koufax, Musial and a Mays exchange).
So after pulling an Aaron auto from my Topps series 1 box, then the Yaz Flashback relic, I pulled this beauty. To say my baseball card luck has been pretty good this year is definitely understating it!
I’m putting this guy up on eBay – I actually already have a Marichal auto on a baseball, and paying for most of my Heritage purchases with this one card is certainly worth it to me.
Since I truly am done with 2012 Heritage now, I’ve updated my 2012 Heritage want list, here it is. Anybody up for some trading?
36, 48, 52, 57, 100, 119, 139, 141, 145, 161, 172, 174, 179, 195, 204, 218, 263, 269, 293-294, 307, 313, 322, 327, 330, 335, 339, 362, 365, 375, 380, 390, 419
Heritage SP 427-434, 437-441, 443-444, 446-448,
449, 450, 452-455, 457, 458, 460-461, 462, 463-464, 466-467, 469-474,476-478, 480-484, 485, 486, 488, 490-495, 497-499
Baseball Flashbacks AK, EW, JM, SKO, WM, WMC
News Flashbacks A, JKE, MK, MK, UA, VT
Then & Now AK, KB, KV, MS, MV, YC
New Age Performers AP, CJ, CL, DJ, JB (Bautista), JW, MC, MK, RB, RC, RH, VM
Peel-Offs 1, 3-11, 13-18, 20-22, 24, 26- 36, 38-46
JFK variation 142-148
Clubhouse Collection Chapman, Bruce, Phillips