Topps Heritage High Numbers is out, here's the first pack I opened. As you can see, I got lucky.
Yes, the wrapper actually does say 2008 Topps Baseball Updates & Highlights Presents 2008 Topps Heritage High Numbers Series and it does look pretentious as hell.
The gum is serial numbered now too. At least the wrapper is still an aphrodisiac.
646 Marco Scutaro
533 Johnny Gomes
622 John Baker
713 Seth McClung
HCC JD Jermaine Dye Clubhouse Collection jersey
Topps Updates & Highlights:
UH195 Chris Carter RC
UH300 CC Sabathia
What can I say? Jermaine Dye Jersey with stripe right off the bat. Not too shabby. The rest of the pack is a bit meh, but it's Heritage so who cares. After opening a few packs I am beginning to think that Topps put the Updates & Highlights cards in so there would be at least a fighting chance at pulling a star card out of any given pack. Well, that and forcing us to buy 25% more packs that is. There's a whole lot of rookies and bench players in the high numbers from what I've seen so far. Of course the original '59 set had some rookie pitcher from the Cardinals in it, some guy named Gibson. So, maybe rookies and scrubs ain't that bad. It's Heritage, so I don't have much of a choice now do I?