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The box: 2016 Leaf Babe Ruth Collection baseball cards (blaster box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com
Packs per box: 20
Cards per pack: 5
Cards in this box: 100
Base set completion: 80 of 80 (100 percent)
Notable players on base cards – Babe Ruth, Babe Ruth and Babe Ruth.
Insert cards: 20
Career Achievements (10) – Babe Ruth (full set)
Quotables (10) – Babe Ruth (full set)
What’s Buzz-worthy: Collectors who rip into a box of these have a one-in-10 chance at a Ruth stadium seat or bat memorabilia card. Buzz wasn’t one those people, but the box did yield everything found in the product except a hit or the cut autograph out there somewhere. … This set is rich in photography and the story of Ruth is witnessed card by card while the inserts enhance that package. Overall, though, these boxes are simply about the hit chase after that first set is completed. A 20-box case should yield two memorabilia cards. … While it’s nice that the full set and both insert sets were achieved with a box, it still feels like it could have used something more to chase — something that’s found in every box but not complete with a single purchase.
Product Grade: B+
Box Grade: B
Fun Grade: B
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