I saw a few fellow bloggers post that Target's "Hot Packs" boxes had some 2009 and 2010 Heritage packs for $1.59, and I immediately became interested in finding some of these discounted cards. I had to check out the 3 stores near my work and home (hooray for urban sprawl!). I didn't find any Heritage, but I did find a total of 6 packs of 2008 Topps.
I ripped the packs and threw away the wrappers before I had a chance to take a proper blog picture, but I don't think this was the original way 2008 was packaged. The packs were red and clear plastic, in 2 sections. One section has 22 cards, and the other has a rather wide piece of pink bubblegum. Due to the clear plastic, I could clearly see who was on the front and back of the 22 card stacks. Not that it mattered, since I bought every pack I could. There were no inserts, but that's OK, since I'm focused on the base set for now.
Mmm, 3 to 4 year old gum. And yes, I've chewed 2 pieces, and my wife even had one, and we're still alive.
I also noticed the packs didn't even say "2008" anywhere on them, and I'm pretty sure I've seen similar packs for 2011 at a local grocery store. After counting up the cards I have, I have a feeling they were split by series (though I didn't pay attention when I opened them), as I have exactly 44 numbered below 330 and 88 above.
So, now I have 132 2008 Topps cards. There were 14 doubles, so that leaves 542/660 on my want list, and 14 on my trade list.