Sunday, March 18, 2012
2012 Heritage - At the Quarter Pole!
Next up, we have a little run on high-numbered short prints:
It's funny, when I open the pack and don't see anything shiny or different, I immediately jump to the back to see which card is the short print. And I got the best surprise in my next pack, since I was kinda sad when I saw that my favorite player was only available as a short print - I was hoping not to have to buy him on ebay!
Too bad these guys won't be side-by-side any more! I don't really blame the Mets for not paying a ton for such an injury risk in Reyes, but I am reminded of the promise that was never truly realized for my Mets team when these two guys came in together.
By the way, Reyes is NOT a short print. There was no short print or insert in that pack. None at all. On Lifetime Topps' breakdown, I think he mentioned that 23-of-24 packs had the insert or short print. Perhaps this was my dud pack. But seeing Reyes in it makes it worth something to me! (Though I am going to have to study closely to make sure I am not missing some strange color-swap variation that may be tough to spot)