February 1, 2009

Heartbreaking Packs: American Heritage

Four packs of American Heritage and, of course, some really great cards...I will break these down by sections just like at Cardboard Junkie's review...

#1-10 Writers

#5 Nathaniel Hawthorne

Every high school students worst nightmare...The Scarlet Letter.

#6 Emily Dickinson

#11-20 Explorers

#13 Robert Perry

#14 Daniel Boone

#20 Christopher Columbus

As a Norwegian, I am silently waiting for my Leaf Erickson card.

#21-30 Military

#21 John Paul Jones

#22 Davy Crockett

#24 Douglas MacArthur

#30 George Meade

#31-40 Revolutionary War

#31 Ben Franklin
#33 Paul Revere

#35 John Hancock


#36 Samuel Adams

#41-50 Inventors

#43 George Washington Carver


#44 Alexander Graham Bell


#47 Eli Whitney


#51-60 Civil Rights Leaders

#56 Susan B. Anthony

#60 Elizabeth Jenkins


#61-70 Painters

#70 Frederic Edwin Church

For Mark from Stats on the Back here's the reverse of Church's card.


#71-80 Statesmen

My favorite cards of the set are the Statemen cards with the 1974 design. This Robert Kennedy card is almost worth the price of admission of all these packs.

#73 Robert F. Kennedy

#79 William Jennings Bryan

#81-90 Entertainers

The Entertainer category is the one category I'm not 100% sure about. Maybe after I see all ten cards I will feel different.

#88 Tony Pastor
#91-100 Industrialists

None

#101-125 Events

#105 Treaty of Paris
#106 Washington's Farewell Address

#107 Louisiana Purchase

#109 Lincoln-Douglas Debates

#111 Treaty at Appomattox Court House

#118 V-E Day

#126-150 2008 Short Prints

None

#AP1-AP44 Presidents

AP44 Barack Obama
#C1-C100 Chrome

Overall this is the best card. I commented on dayf's post that a Chrome Emily Dickinson was just about the greatest idea since Aqua Globes. But now I've seen a Chrome Thurgood Marshall and well, the Aqua Globes look like a piece of crap now.

#C78 Thurgood Marshall

5 comments:

thehamiltonian said...

Maybe its just me, but Paul Revere kind of looks like Jack Black.

Laurens said...

I think Paul Revere looks like a young Bob Hope perhaps.

mmosley said...

Nice Stats on the Back!

My wife is a history teacher so I went ahead and bought her the base set on ebay! That Obama card is pretty sweet. Not convinced that chrome on vintage designs is a good idea.

Matt F. said...

wait, Mark were you bidding tonight on a set...because I was outbid on a set tonight [the whole set minus short prints]...was that you?...I think the winning bid was $12.50...

kimaloo said...

I bought a couple packs of these too... I'm digging my chrome Alexander Graham Bell!~ I'm contemplating collecting the whole set now.