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The box: 2015 Topps Update/Topps Chrome Update baseball cards mega box
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com
Packs per box: 7 (five 2015 Topps Update/two 2015 Topps Chrome Update)
Cards per pack: 8 Update/4 Chrome Update
Cards in this box: 45
Base set (Update) completion: 33 of 400 (8 percent)
Base set (Chrome Update) completion: 4 of 50 (8 percent)
Notable names pulled on base cards: Kris Bryant, Addison Russell, Bryce Harper, Carlos Correa
Parallel cards: 2
Gold (2) – Mikie Mahtook, Roberto Perez (/2,015)
Insert cards: 6
Rookie Sensations Chrome (1) – Mike Trout
Tape Measure Blasts (1) – Mike Trout
Highlight of the Year (2) – Joe DiMaggio, John Smoltz
Pride & Perseverence (1) – Pete Gray
Rarities (1) – Daniel Nava
All-Star Stitches Relic (1) – Josh Donaldson
What’s Buzz-worthy: The Chrome cards are only found in this one and there are some top rookies — Kris Bryant and Carlos Correa in particular — that are generating cash for collectors on the secondary market. All of the Chromes have a sparkle finish but the Black and Gold versions are where the real money’s at. … Buzz picked this box as a first for a break because it delivered well with a Relic of the reigning American League MVP — a card that’s found one in every 32 Chrome Update packs (or one in every 16 boxes). … The Update set is massive this year and filled with plenty of rookies and All-Stars, while the Chrome Update set is skip-numbered, just 50 cards and, again, only available two packs at a time in these boxes.
Product Grade: A
Box Grade: A
Fun Grade: B (needs more cards/packs)
Checklists: Posted over in The Checklist Zone
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