Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Hometown Heroes BoxBreak Scans and Set Needs

Hometown Heroes was one of the few products that have really excited me over the last few years.  While the concept was pretty similar to Archives/ATFF, I like the fact that the set had some unique inserts and a consistent base design rather than the Topps reprint designs.  And that the product wasn't put out by Topps.  

But with three autos per box, prices were a little higher than I was willing to go.  And for whatever it seems like very little of this product trickled into the second market, making singles tough to find.

So a retail box for $13 from D&A?  Yes please.  I should have grabbed a second box, but was in such a rush to complete my order before Stadium Club sold out that I only picked up the one.

 Still, it was a great break for $13.  I love the selection of inserts and parallels.  I got shut out on Bucs in my box, pulling only one Pirate.  But there are still a few cards that will be sticking in my pc.  I also picked up a decent portion of the base set, which I'm going to try to complete.  If anybody has any commons for trade, my needs are below.  Drop me an email, and I'm sure I have something that would be of interest.
 Base Needs: 1,2,3,9,10,13,14,15,16,19,26,27,28,39,30,40,41,42,43,44,45,46,51,55,56,57,58,60,61,68,70,71,72,73
 I was lucky enough to hit an auto, and better yet a new one for my autograph collection.  He's kind of a one year wonder, but it was a great year.
 And while I will probably hold onto just about everything from the box, this Trout is most likely heading to ebay.  Looking at completed sales, it should just about pay for the box.  He's obviously playing out of this world over the last few seasons, but ultimately I just don't have any interest in Trout cardboard.  Fishing...that's a whole different story.
Overall, I really like what Panini did with this set, and I'm disappointed it didn't return for a second season.  But I'll be on the lookout during Cyber Monday and Black Friday deals to see if any more boxes go on sale.  It was a great product to break on the cheap.

1 comment:

  1. I hit a few of the Pirates, but didn't pull the auto. I'll try to have a post up soon. Not quite sure if I'm going to go for the set or not. If I don't I'll give you whatever I have to fill your set needs.