Thursday, 17 June 2010

BLASTER 2010 Heritage Loose Packs vs Blaster

A quick recap:
I was gifted a blaster and 9 loose packs of 2010 Topps Heritage and saw that the packs appeared different which made me think...
So yesterday I decided to test the hypothesis-

The loose packs, being retail and possibly searched, will be inferior to the blaster packs.

The loose packs were my control group so I move onto the second half of this not too scientific experiment. Eight packs from a sealed 2010 Topps Heritage Blaster purchased from Walmart in Florida. The loose packs I assure you were purchased by my friend in 'a' Cracker Barrel in Orlando (not 'the' Cracker Barrel as I previously thought), a restaurant which they apparently frequent.

Blaster Pack 1:
#7 Chicago White Sox 2009
#114 Buster Posey Giants
#146 Josh Willingham Nationals
#206 Lance Berkman Astros
#274 Stephen Drew D-backs
#340 Magglio Ordonez Tigers
#351 Bobby Crosby Pirates
#436 Miguel Tejada Astros SP

Blaster pack 2:
#17 Checklist 1st Series
#90 Gavin Floyd White Sox
#160 Andy Pettitte Yankees
#200 Javier Vazquez Yankees
#262 Andrew McCutchen Pirates
#280 Tobi Stoner Mets
#325 Brett Gardner Yankees
#460 Bobby Abreu Angels SP

Blaster Pack 3:
#6 Ronald Belisario Dodgers
#15 Grady Sizemore Indians
#205 Edwin Jackson D-backs
#279 Erick Aybar Angels
#322 Michael Dunn Braves
#378 Francisco Liriano Twins
#361 Checklist 5th Series
#BF5 Whitey Ford Yankees

Blaster Pack 4:
#13 Ramon Santiago Tigers
#19 Alex Rodriguez Yankees
#50 AL Strikeout leaders
#270 Vin Mazzaro Athletics
#338 Ryan Zimmerman Nationals
#376 Marco Scutaro Red Sox
#C62 Derek Jeter Yankees #60/61
#NT4 Venera 1

Blaster Pack 5:
#89 Martin Prado Braves
#168 Chris Coghlan Marlins
#169 Ted Lilly Cubs
#180 Robinson Cano Yankees
#201 Beasts of the East
#246 Johnny Damon Yankees
#381 Mike Lowell Red Sox
#308 Game 3 - 2009 World Series

Blaster Pack 6:
#9 Aaron Harang Reds
#59 Neil Walker Pirates
#102 Nolan Reimold Orioles
#111 Brett Myers Astros
#159 Baltimore Orioles 2009
#353 Brett Cecil Blue Jays
#380 Jeff Francoeur Mets
#399 Jason Bartlett Bay Rays

Blaster Pack 7:
#1 Albert Pujols Cardinals
#12 Geovany Soto Cubs
#65 Paul Konerko White Sox
#140 Jarrod Saltalamacchia Rangers
#316 Kevin Youkilis Red Sox
#347 St.Louis Cardinals 2009
#364 Todd Helton Rockies
#488 Raul Ibanez Phillies
Blaster Packs 8:
#86 Los Angeles Dodgers 2009
#215 Derek Jeter Yankees
#309 Game 4 -2009 World Series
#334 Wandy Rodriguez Astros
#379 Randy Wells Cubs
#404 Hornsby Tops NL
#405 Gehrig Benched after 2,130
#424 Chien-Ming Wang Yankees

From the 8 Blaster packs:
58 base cards (13.6% of 425 base)
3 Short prints 436, 460, 488
2 Inserts NT4, BF5
1 Heritage Chrome C62 (#60/61)
0 Relics
It's absolutely the same. As far as experiments go I think that we can call that inconclusive...I need more packs.

10 Yankees from 64 cards. 16% of this blaster were Yankees!

3 comments:

welsh collector said...

Awesome Jeter! Those black chromes are really tough pulls!

night owl said...

I know about 5 bloggers that would want that Jeter.

Play at the Plate said...

Sweet Black Chrome. Too bad it's a Yankee.