Those of you who opened a whole case of Heritage (or something else), how did you do? Was it fun?
As some of you might know I have a real soft spot for 1975 Topps (1971 being a close second but I don't know if it'll ever be within my price range...sigh) and the 2024 Topps Heritage (which covers 1975 Topps) is coming up in a few months. Now I have never in my entire collecting career (bought a few packs here and there in the mid-late 90s; my early 2000s college days is when I got for real serious about it and started collecting complete sets in albums) opened a whole case of anything. In fact I don't think it was until a few years back when I got a couple 1993 Flair cartons (for me and my wife to open together; also one of the first sets I ever bought) and then a carton each of 1987-89 Topps. We did get to do the 1987 but sadly she died before we could do the others. Awhile back I did the 1988's but I'm leaving the 1989 (that along with 1989 Donruss was the first packs I ever got; I was nine at the time) carton for well, a special occasion. When/whatever that might end up being. In all the other cases I took the easy way out and just got the complete set.
So now I'm considering doing a case opening/breaking for the very first time in my collecting career and honestly, I can't think of anything else that would be more qualified than the upcoming 2024 Heritage (there was a January 1995 Beckett article about 1975 Topps (called Mini Sensations) and someone said "opening those packs was a lot of fun" so...). Naturally I won't settle for less than a hobby case as that's where all the good exclusive inserts are. I'm really hoping I might get a fairly big pull or two that might recuperate some of the case cost...maybe?
So for those of you who did do a whole case of Heritage (or something else), how did you do? Did you think it was fun? Most importantly was it several hundred dollars fun? I'm honestly quite torn between doing this and no doubt making nice fun memories or taking the cheaper/easier way out and just getting a set... At least I still have quite a few months to think all this over...
PS: Those flashback insert sets look quite fun/interesting (I was a history/political science major after all); if nothing else I should do a sequence/run of those, maybe?
Dimes: 54S, 53P, 50P+S, 49S, 45D+S, 44S, 43D, 41S, 40D+S, 39D+S, 38D+S, 37D+S, 36S, 35D+S, all 16-34's
Quarters: 61D, 52S, 47S, 46S, 40S, 39S, 38S, 37D+S, 36D+S, 35D, 34D, 32D+S
74 Topps: 37,38,46,47,48,138,151,193,210,214,223,241,256,264,268,277,289,316,435,552,570,577,592,602,610,654,655
1997 Finest silver: 115, 135, 139, 145, 310
1995 Ultra Gold Medallion Sets: Golden Prospects, HR Kings, On-Base Leaders, Power Plus, RBI Kings, Rising Stars