Thankfully, the remaining teams were different than the three I ended up with the previous break, so my trade box won't get too bloated with certain teams.
I worked it out with Chris for these leftover teams:
- Blue Jays
*our deal specified Chris would get to keep any Cal Ripken, Jr cards pulled.
Here were my reasoning/hopes with landing these teams:
- Diamondbacks (Goldschmidt!)
- Brewers (trade bait for Tony L.)
- Orioles (shrug)
- Angels (Trout!)
- Athletics (shrug)
- Padres (hey, my team! Too bad all this year's new guys are pictured on their old teams)
- Blue Jays (shrug)
Let's get into it. Chris also threw in a Clubhouse Collection box into the break, and I did well there too, but I'll save those highlights for another post.
From the front, an ordinary Chris Tillman card.. but it's actually a 1-in-3-cases hit!
Since I don't currently have any Orioles collectors in my trading circle, and I don't particularly collect this guy, I've got it up on eBay now for $30, which seems to be about the going rate. (Maybe I should have posted it for sale before I had it in-hand, as prices on these seem to have been higher shortly after the product was released, as you might expect.)
Got a couple Machado SPs. I got a bunch of Brewers SPs, but all of them besides this dupe have already been packed up for Tony L.
The Angels were probably my best performers in the break, netting me a bunch of SPs, plus some chrome parallels, and a buyback.
Also a gum-stain variation and a blue back.
A bunch of Trouts, too. (He also has a LL and a couple combo cards with Pujols and Miggy that I didn't scan.) The action variation might be my favorite card from the break.
The A's did ok for me, with a couple Chrome parallels and a couple Sonny Gray SPs.
Some Blue Jay SPs.
More gum-stain variations. I don't really care about these too much, to be honest, and will probably list all 3 in an eBay lot soon.
The Padres landed me nothing of note in the Heritage break (besides base cards of a couple dudes I collect, above). But there was a sweet hit in the Clubhouse Collection box. (Spoiler alert: Gwynn bat relic!)
And the non-team cards I got thanks to the randomizer.
So there are the highlights. Most of these are available for trade (besides the Goldschmidts and Trout non-dupes). I also have lots of base cards. Base team sets have already been packed up for Tony L. (Brewers) and Daniel Wilson (D-Backs-- sorry, didn't get a Goldschmidt SP dupe). Anybody else working on completing the set or whatever, please let me know, as I've got 3-5 copies of each base card for these teams.
Thanks a bunch for the break, Chris! I've already got a little "thanks for the break" gift PWE ready to drop in the mail tomorrow. I did so well, I was starting to feel a little guilty! So hopefully I'm able to balance the scales a little.