I am not a Heritage collector, but I do collect Heritage cards....does this make sense? In other words, I don't think I would ever consciously go after the set in a given year because it would probably entail buying a case or more and that's not how I roll. (On a deja vu note, I've probably written variations of that sentence at least once each year since 2009). And yet I dabble, maybe that's what blasters should be called, dabbling boxes....they're almost like opening a full box, but don't have quite the same feel.
Did you know that you can get a hobby box now for less price than 3 blasters? The lesson, as always, retail is only good for 2010 Bowman, 2011 Gypsy Queen, and 2011 Topps Value Boxes. Below are the highlights of my first blaster purchase since 2009 Topps series 1 in search of the Target parallels. I prefer rack packs with the bonus pack of three cards rather than the "7 packs with 1 pack bonus!" that isn't a bonus pack, but just states that it's a complete blaster with 8 packs and has no additional bonus (exceptions do exist)
The other interesting part of Heritage is that they really try hard to fit players in their new uniforms....for well-known players at least.
And then there were the normal inserts....