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The box: 2017 Topps Heritage High Number baseball cards (blaster box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com
Packs per box: 8
Cards per pack: 9
Cards in this box: 72
Base set completion:
64 of 200 (32 percent)
Notables on base cards – Cody Bellinger
Rookie Cards (20) – Cody Bellinger, Bradley Zimmer, Jordan Montgomery, Chad Pinder, Mitch Haniger, Dan Vogelbach, Carlos Asuaje, T.J. Rivera, Magenuris Sierra, Antonio Senzatela, Stephen Cardullo, Jeff Hoffman, Gift Ngoepe, Pierce Johnson, Adam Frazier, Boog Powell, Brock Stassi, Kyle Freeland, Renato Nunez, Christian Arroyo
You should know the name, but you probably don’t know the player.
At least this one.
His baseball name is Boog Powell, his real name is Herschel. He’s not related to John Wesley Powell, aka Boog Powell, but they share the nickname because his dad was a fan of the Baltimore Orioles icon of the 1960s and the 1970 American League MVP.
When someone says “1952 Topps Mickey Mantle” there’s simply one image that comes to mind for collectors — the image of the Oklahoma-born slugger looking over his right shoulder where his Louisville Slugger resides.
The blue hues and the yellow bat — the results of colorized images back in those days — are dramatically different than what we often expect from the cardboard of today, yet they are the basis of everything, too.
Seeing one of these memorable card images recently got Buzz wondering whether fellow collectors would be able to identify photographs from memorable vintage baseball card sets — but without the accoutrement that make 1952 look like 1952 or 1965 look like 1965.