2017 Topps Heritage and 2017 Donruss Football at Meijer

While grocery shopping at Meijer, I noticed some new packs in the card aisle. They were 16-count 2017 Topps Heritage high numbers packs in black packs which made me overlook them at first. I picked up 2 packs of the Heritage while my wife picked up a couple packs of 2017 Donruss Football cards. (which she then gave to me once she kept all the Colts players.)

I’m not too impressed with the cards I got in my Hertiage packs. I like the look of the 1968 cards, but I didn’t get much. The only notable cards were a Trea Turner memorabilia card and a rookie performers Andrew Benintendi. I didn’t even get any Cubs in the two packs. Will I buy more if they’re still there the next time? Probably. 🙂

As for the football cards, I got a few Bears cards including a Mitchell Trubisky Rated Rookie. This card will go well with my Trubisky Gridiron Kings card I got in the last batch. I also got a Marcus Wheaton regular and Press Proof version. There’s not much info on the back of these cards beside the 2016 stats and a quick blurb about the player. Still better than the Score cards though I think.

National Baseball Card Day

So today, August 12, 2017, was proclaimed national baseball card day by Topps. We don’t have any local card shops in town so I wasn’t planning on being able to participate in this event. I did contact a local card shop in Normal, IL to inquire about this event, but unfortunately they were not participating. I didn’t discover until the event was over that there were several places I could have visited to get free cards.

We were out of town for most of the day and decided to hit Target in Normal, IL on the way home. I was hoping to find more Topps Chrome or at least some 72 card hanging packs, but they didn’t have any. I haven’t been very impressed with Topps Series 2 so far, so we got 4 packs of Topps Series 1. (maybe another Judge RC?)

Clayton Kershaw showed up with a base as well as a Then and Now Bowman card which is pretty neat. I also got the Don Mattingly and George Brett Rediscover Topps cards. The Jeff Robinson 1987 card has the Rediscover Topps stamped on the card.

The only gold card I found was Brian McCann. Then there are the rookie cards including: Alex Bregman, Yoan Moncada, Andrew Benintendi and there he is, Aaron Judge.

Cubs were plentiful in these packs. For some reason I really like the Cubs team card and World Series highlights card. The W flag in the background of the team card along with the fans makes it a great picture! The Kris Bryant Then and Now Bowman card is nice.

So no local card shop visits today, but still was happy to pick up some cards at Target. Supposedly there was a hobby shop in Champaign that had them, but I have yet to confirm. (they were on the Topps list anyway!)

For more info on the event, check out the Topps website:


Topps hanger packs at Meijer

My wife and I hit the grocery store (Meijer) early this morning to beat the rush. We stopped in the toy section to check out the cards. I picked up a 2016 Topps Update and a 2017 Topps Series 1 hanger pack.

The Topps Update pack came through as I snagged both a Kyle Schwarber and Albert Almora RC!

Landed a Nomar Mazara RC along with a few other nifty cards.

I came across this Cody Reed RC but it looked different to me. I had to do some digging to discover that this is a gold card.

On the back I noticed it had a serial # on it. 0121/2016 That’s pretty cool that there are only 2016 cards made of this particular gold card.

The 2017 Topps Series 1 didn’t disappoint either. Aaron Judge, Andrew Benintendi and Alex Bregman RCs were found.

Kris Bryant, Jake Arrieta, Kyle Schwarber and Jason Heyward rounded out my Cubs from this pack.

I really like these retail hanger packs. Sure it’d be nice to buy a hobby box but that’s out of my price range right now.