Friday, November 9, 2012
It would seem Topps stayed true to its declaration of a November 6 shipping date for the 2012 Heritage High Numbers set. Yesterday I received an email announcing it had shipped and, lo and behold, it has arrived at my humble abode.
The UPS man, who was blasting Gregg Allman's "I'm No Angel" from within his truck, dropped it off at my front door as I was upstairs pretending to not be sore from raking leaves for three hours this morning. [Ed. Note: What better way to spend a day off from work, yes?]
Now I know what you're saying: Mark, why are you wasting our time? Cut to the chase; open the damn box and let us know which autograph you got.
That is, of course, if many out there even care. So much venom directed at Topps for the price tag and gimmickry attached this set, etc. I get it, believe me. But, I think some people need to just let it go. If you don't like it, then you're under no obligation to give Topps your money.
For me, I had to have this. Normally, I'm not wont to sink such a dollar amount on a set -- base, update, high number or otherwise. But, I'm so into this year's Heritage product that I would be kicking myself if I didn't pull the trigger.
Okay, enough stalling.
Originally, I was going to hand the box over to Mrs. K when it arrived so she could wrap it for Christmas. But, after my recent Mickey Mantle hot streak, I'm thinking that the time to strike is now! If I wait til December, my Harper red-ink auto could turn into a Cody Ross with two dinged corners.
So, I got the O.K. from Mrs. K [Ed. Note: She thought the idea of my buying my own Christmas gift and then giving it to her to wrap was mucho lame anyways...and she is probably right], and I'll be busting this sucker open at some point this weekend. Possibly this evening. The only reason I would hesitate is due to the buzz I'm still feeling from the aforementioned Mantle auto pull. I almost feel bad opening anything else til the giddiness dies down.
Okay, well, hopefully I'll have my full review of the set and my autograph available soon...