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Indiana Jones Heritage (Topps)

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March 29, 2008, 06:19 AM
Soul-on-Fire
Indiana Jones Heritage (Topps)
I got my Indy boxes yesterday, but what a desaster... out of 4 boxes I got 3 base sets (the 4th set is 6 cards short, the 5th is missing 24 cards), a complete set of box loaders (2x P2) and the parallels
4, 27, 40, 59, 88.

Someone has to explain the reason of existance of this useless and totally uninteresting parallels to me someday...

Two boxes had neither a sketch nor an autograph and the other two boxes had this...



And what should I do about the huge pile of toxic waste? Did anyone ever taste that? DISGUSTING!!!

I have never been so dissapointed in a Topps product before, but I guess it had to start sometime... Shake Head
March 29, 2008, 09:48 PM
Jim Streich
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Someone has to explain the reason of existance of this useless and totally uninteresting parallels to me someday...
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Sorry about the 2 dud boxes(feel your pain) if the odds are correct(which I doubt) then there are some powerful boxes out there with all the duds..

As far as the parallels they were big in sports, to be honest I am suprised they only have the one set in sports they have like 20 different variants of the same card and I am really suprised they didn't do any 1/1 parallels

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March 30, 2008, 12:36 PM
Thush
Here's my case breakdown:

Box 1:
Auto - Michael Byrne as Vogel
Parallel - #49 079/500
Box Topper - P3

Box 2:
Auto - Ke Huy Quan as Short Round
Parallel - #60 206/500
Box Topper - P1

Box 3:
Sketch - Dan Parsons (Captain Katanga)
Parallel - #57 194/500, #72 439/500
Box Topper - P2


Box 4:
Sketch - ? (Indy)
Parallel - #14 197/500
Box Topper - P3


Box 5:
No auto or sketch
Parallel - #35 103/500
Box Topper P1

Box 6:
Auto - Vernon Dobtcheff as The Butler, Anthony Higgins as Gobler
Parallel - None
Box Topper - P2

Box 7:
Sketch - Uko Smith (Indy)
Parallel - #29 003/500
Box Topper P3


Box 8:
Sketch - Ryan Waterhouse (Monkey) Frown
Parallel - #46 313/500
Box Topper P3


Well, the case break works out to match the odds, which is better than some, but apart from the Uko Smith sketch, there is nothing really of note. I think I'll be cancelling my pre-order for Indy/Skull case based on this. There just isn't the value in a Topps case.
March 30, 2008, 11:57 PM
kjn
quote:
Originally posted by Jim Streich:
As far as the parallels they were big in sports, to be honest I am suprised they only have the one set in sports they have like 20 different variants of the same card and I am really suprised they didn't do any 1/1 parallels


Give them time, I'm sure they will sooner or later.
April 01, 2008, 09:23 AM
Dark_Angel
I have 3 more boxes coming in today. That first case had the serial number of case death on them. I tried from a different distributer this time. Wish me luck.
April 01, 2008, 12:11 PM
Mdelbene
quote:
Originally posted by kjn:
quote:
Originally posted by Jim Streich:
As far as the parallels they were big in sports, to be honest I am suprised they only have the one set in sports they have like 20 different variants of the same card and I am really suprised they didn't do any 1/1 parallels


And it won't be long after that when you'll be seeing

Topps Indiana Jones Sterling
1 pack per box
7 Ultra Premium Cards per pack

Each pack contains:
1 Autograph/Costume Card numbered to 50
1 Autograph Card
1 Costume Card
2 Artist Sketch Cards all 1/1
1 Parallel Card numbered to 199, 99, 50, 25, 5 or 1
1 Base card

SRP - $350/box

Production will be limited. Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity.

Give them time, I'm sure they will sooner or later.


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April 01, 2008, 01:40 PM
webjon
quote:
Originally posted by Jim Streich:
As far as the parallels they were big in sports, to be honest I am suprised they only have the one set in sports they have like 20 different variants of the same card and I am really suprised they didn't do any 1/1 parallels


While this certainly isn't the best place for this discussion, I think that parallel cards work better in sports cards because individual cards have value beyond just being 'commons.'

Jon
April 01, 2008, 08:53 PM
Dragoncrypt
quote:
Originally posted by Dark_Angel:
I have 3 more boxes coming in today. That first case had the serial number of case death on them. I tried from a different distributer this time. Wish me luck.


Good Luck!
April 01, 2008, 09:29 PM
Darth Vader Fan
Yes Dark_Angel let us know what you pull Thumb Up
April 01, 2008, 09:35 PM
Dragoncrypt
Got a case and was afraid of the dreaded dud box but I did quite well.

Box #1
Base Sets: 1
Box Topper: P1
Parallels: 57, 72
Autograph: Kverok Malikyan

Box #2
Base Sets: 0
Box Topper: P2
Parallels: 46
Sketch: Mark McHaley (colour) Elephant

Box #3
Base Sets: 1
Box Topper: P1
Parallels: 31, 48
Autograph: Julian Glover

Box #4
Base Sets: 1
Box Topper: P1
Parallel: 57, 72
Sketch: Ryan Waterhouse (Monkey)

Box #5
Base Sets: 1
Box Topper: P3
Parallels: 14
Sketch: Cat Staggs (colour) Clap

Box #6
Base Sets: 0
Box Topper: P1
Parallels: 0
Autograph: Philip Tan

Box #7
Base Sets: 0
Box Topper: P2
Parallels: 49
Autograph: Isla Blair

Box #8
Base Sets: 0
Box Topper: P2
Parallels: 65, 85
No Sketch or Autograph



Posting only the sketches. The autographs are pretty much the same as the others and the Waterhouse monkey can be skipped. The one box that didn't have an auto/sketch actually had 25 packs in it. Weird. I count myself lucky with the case break. Two awesome colour sketches really made my day.

I did make from the 8 boxes a total of 8 sets. Collation seems to be a little off.

Cheers,
Dragoncrypt

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April 01, 2008, 09:49 PM
Batman
Well done! Thumb Up

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April 02, 2008, 12:51 AM
zhamlau
wow, you crushed it! great case, you even got a semi SP in the Maliykan autograph! congrats big time!

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April 02, 2008, 08:49 AM
Jim Streich
I just opened another box figured I was due lol..

It was the greatest box ever I got

2 parallels
FINALLY finished a base set(took 3 boxes)
and the best of them all I REALLY beat the odds and pulled
x
x
x
x
x

31 pieces of gum BEAT THAT Big Grin

3 boxes not one sketch or autographs so I bought 3 sketches and 2 parallels and an auto off ebay for about 20.00 Shake Head

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April 02, 2008, 02:09 PM
Dragoncrypt
Batman, zhamlau, thanks guys! I was so tempted to get another case, but I decided not to push my luck Big Grin
April 02, 2008, 02:36 PM
Dragoncrypt
quote:
Originally posted by Jim Streich:
I just opened another box figured I was due lol..

It was the greatest box ever I got

2 parallels
FINALLY finished a base set(took 3 boxes)
and the best of them all I REALLY beat the odds and pulled
x
x
x
x
x

31 pieces of gum BEAT THAT Big Grin

3 boxes not one sketch or autographs so I bought 3 sketches and 2 parallels and an auto off ebay for about 20.00 Shake Head


Sorry to hear that Jim. Frown. Were the sketches decent sketches?

These hit and miss boxes are really killing the Indiana Jones product line.
April 02, 2008, 02:41 PM
Jim Streich
they were 2 waterhouse that should say enough Big Grin

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April 02, 2008, 05:01 PM
gatodama
quote:
Originally posted by Dragoncrypt:



great to know it has been found..that was one of, if not my favorite sketches from the set. I almost kept it...LOL

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April 03, 2008, 10:09 AM
Deeceman
Hi everyone-

I decided to buy one more case of this stuff from the Royal Oak Elks show in Royal Oak, MI yesterday for $310 and I'm very glad that I did. I have only opened 4 boxes so far and haven't scanned anything properly yet but was so excited about one particular pull that I had to snap a picture with my camera phone and get it on here! It's a sketch, it's from one of the top tier artists, it's an iconic scene, and it's a 1 in 15,506 packs pull...

without further ado..."Austrian Goodbye" by Jason Palmer!



Dance

I'll have a proper scan up tonight along with all the other pulls. Thanks for the look, Dave
April 03, 2008, 10:21 AM
DaveSB
Very Nice Sketch!!

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April 03, 2008, 10:21 AM
Triple-Frog
Thats why in spite of all the lousy case breaks I am still thinking about getting a case.You just never know when your luck might be in Smile .