One Man's Thoughts on Sports Card Collecting

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Hitting a Heritage Double at Target

I have been slowly but surely building my Topps Heritage set a few packs at a time - I'm right at the halfway mark now.  A couple weeks ago I finally nailed a couple hits, and shockingly enough they both came from retail packs I bought at Target!

First, I decided to get a single jumbo pack one day, and pulled this snazzy card:

And then a few days later when I got paid I decided to treat myself to a blaster pack, which held this surprise:

I'm pretty sure these are the first good hits I've ever gotten out of non-hobby packs.  Not too shabby for a week's work!

Previous Trivia Question:
Who is the youngest player to ever play in the major leagues, making his first appearance at the ripe old age of 15?
Answer:  Pitcher Joe Nuxhall appeared for the Cincinnati Reds at age 15 in 1944, thanks to a shortage of players during World War II.  He disappeared from the big leagues shortly thereafter, but would reappear 8 years later and go on to a solid major league career.
Today's Trivia Question:
Who was the last National Leaguer to win the Triple Crown?


  1. Frank Robinson? In '66 or '67? Hmmm, maybe that was AL Frank. Chuck Klein? How many guesses do I get? :)

  2. Joe "Ducky" Medwick in the 30s