Pack Animal! – 2012 Heritage Blaster

I’m excited about this year’s Heritage, more excited than I thought I’d be… It’s been a while since I’d gone out of my way to find just-released Heritage in the stores.  The last couple of years left me a little cold.  I’m really liking these cards, though.  I’ll bet they’ll look great in sheets.

I’m fairly impressed that they managed to photoshop Pineda, given that he was traded on January 23rd.   Seven weeks from trade to cards in a store, that’s pretty impressive.  The logo on his cap is pretty oversized and a little crooked, looks like one of those “Fashion Caps” they sell.

And, on the other side of the trade…

Floaty heads!  Makes you wonder if any of these guys will be a Pete Rose…

One thing I’d noticed is that Jesus Montero is on this Rookie Stars card, but the side of the blaster I bought shows an image of a solo Jesus Montero card.  Looks like the same photo was used for both.  I wonder if having Montero on two cards was a last-minute thing brought on by the trade, or if they’d planned this all along.  Kinda goofy if they intended to have the floaty heads on their own cards as well.

Five packs in (as I’m writing this) and I’ve got no Mets or Orioles players… not even floaty heads.  Someone doesn’t like me (or perhaps doesn’t like losing teams with few outstanding prospects).  I did get a Mets team card, though…

I’ve got more to share, including an on-card autograph, but I’ll post those later.  Right now, I’m going to get back to enjoying my cards.

Oh, one last thing… For those who can’t find Heritage yet, you should know that the Target near where I work has both Heritage and Opening Day, but two other Targets in my area have neither.  It seems like certain Targets are better about stocking new cards than others, for whatever reason.  …So if you don’t find Heritage in one store, it could be that other ones in your area do have them.

I should also point out that I found blasters, but no loose packs.