Olagato House

November 22, 2008

aaaargh Topps, part 2

Filed under: collecting meta — Tags: — morineko @ 2:52 pm

I bought three hobby packs of Heritage High Numbers today because I didn’t feel like using a credit card for 70 cents of empty boxes.

One of the packs of cards only had seven cards in it. The wrapper looked untampered with, at least.

Also, Topps has changed the manufacturer of the insert gum and it tastes awful. If you already thought the gum tasted awful, now it’s even worse.



  1. It doesn’t seem possible that the gum tastes worse. I think you’re going to have to come up with a description of exactly why. Or maybe I’ll have to find out myself. :P

    Comment by night owl — November 22, 2008 @ 3:08 pm

  2. Um… Topps IS the manufacturer of the gum. Ok, I have to try the gum now.

    BLEAARGH!!! You’re not kidding! It’s like bubble gum that went sour!

    By the way, if you want that Seth McClung card, just make me an offer I can’t refuse. I’ve got some Allen & Ginters for you too.

    Cardboard Junkie

    Comment by dayf — November 22, 2008 @ 3:30 pm

  3. The old gum was stickier and had a sugary coating. The taste lasted longer…and it wasn’t sour. XD

    I should rephrase that as they changed the factory; the Opening Day packs state that the gum was made in Mexico. The new packs say the gum is made in China. I probably would not have eaten that if I had read the package first.

    Offers you can’t refuse? I’ve got a metric crapton of refuse here, excuse me, old cards…I’ll have to look at your want list and see what you need.

    Comment by morineko — November 22, 2008 @ 8:47 pm

  4. Chinese lead-flavored gum with extra melamine, yum!

    I know I have Schillings, I think I have Counsells and I might have an extra Moylan or two. I’ll e-mail you about a trade tomorrow, I’ve been trying to fix the sink all day and I’m wiped out.

    Comment by dayf — November 22, 2008 @ 9:04 pm

  5. I’m told the Heritage High Series gum is better than the regular gum. I gave it, and a regular one from WWE Heritage IV to my mom to try, (because of you, blogger of this blog, I am too afraid). Anyway, she liked the baseball Heritage better and found the wrestling Heritage to be plain after the High Series. Granted, it came from a High Series jumbo pack (13 Heritage, 3 U&H, $5), so who knows if it is quite the same as the regular packs.

    Comment by Lonestarr — December 8, 2008 @ 12:36 pm

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