Definitely an interesting week of releases, including a few that may have flown over my head as to how they came to be. Anyways, lets get to it.
SR Josh Beckett No Hitter Commemorative Card
I love these cards, and I am glad that they continued the set from when Pujols hit 500 HRs. Beckett had a masterful performance, and its awesome that we will get these types of inserts to celebrate the achievements. I was lucky enough to pull one of the 350 copies, and promptly traded for Abreu sig. Thats a nice haul. These will be tough to come by, considering they were in the golden moments packs that dont seem to be a very good use of coins.
SR Chase Utley Heritage Series 2
I dont know what to say about this card, and I am actually wondering why more were not pulled? It likely has to do with the cost of the Heritage packs, combined with the rarity level and seeding that made this card such a tough pull out of the specialty pack. This may have been an unintended consequence of separating out all the inserts. Its now the rarest pack pulled card in the game, and is commanding some extreme value above and beyond a lot of sigs. It helps that Utley is hot and has not many cards in the game.
SR Chris Getz Signature Series (Home and Away)
Collectability: Strong to Extreme
This one is beyond me. From what some older bunters were saying, Getz was a test type insert when Bunt did not have any, which led to a very rare card. Considering it was technically the first insert ever created, Topps decided to bring it back as an homage, I would guess. Im not that interested, but some of the others may be. Getz is no longer playing, from what I understand.
If you are going to buy any packs with real money, the Twitter packs are where its at. If you fill out the form on @ToppsBunt’s twitter account, you can get access to special packs with insane seeding rates and a ton of nice stuff. They sell like hot cakes, and included are these tickets that give you unlimited access to the pack for a week. To me, its very valuable. Only 9 or so people have yet to cash theirs in, which makes it that much more rare. They need to be traded to ToppsIan to get access and once the card is in his possession, its basically out of circulation. Is it better to keep the card as a collectable? Maybe.