Tuesday, June 13, 2023

My 2 cents worth of 2023 Heritage

 I have all the Heritage base cards since 2001.  It is one set I look forward to and have kept collecting.  1974 was one of my favorite sets looks wise.  A couple of years ago I made a 74 set of all fifty governors in the US and sent them out to get signed.  I got 25 back signed and some with gifts.  

I knew that I needed the Ray Kroc card to make this complete in my head.  Tatis is playing the outfield and is not a shortstop any more. Eguy Rosario is playing at AAA El Paso. Nelson Cruz is about to return to San Diego from a rehab assignment in El Paso.  Jurickson Profar is now a member of the Rockies.  Trent Grisham is hanging around the Padres, hopefully he gets hot again like he did in the playoffs last year.  Matthew Batten is playing in El Paso.  Adrian Morejon is also playing in El Paso, I got his auto back in 2017 when he was playing at Tri Cities.  Luis Liberato is also at AAA.  
Jake Cronenworth has been playing all over the right side of the infield this season.  Yu Darvish, Joe Musgrove and Blake Snell are all having good years but they need some run support.  Manny is featured on two cards.  Somehow the Padres were evidently in the American League playoffs last year.  How long has Topps been making cards?   I would like to see Soto return to his pre trade form.  Awesome Kim has really been doing well defensively and showing occasional glimpses of the power he had in Korea.   
Sean Manaea is pitching for the Giants this year.  The rest are all customs that I made and have sent to someone in San Diego to get signed.  I have one of the Brandon Dixon 1B cards set aside for GCRL.  Dixon has pitched for every team that he has played for in the majors.  
I was disappointed to see no Washington Nat'l League cards and so many guys who aren't even on the Padres in the team set.