Buzz Break: 2016 Topps WWE wrestling (blaster box)

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The box: 2016 Topps WWE wrestling cards (blaster box)
Where to buy: (for hobby)

Packs per box: 11 (10 standard packs plus one Relic/Brock Lesnar/Redbox code pack at Walmart)
Cards per pack: 7
Cards in this box: 72
Base set completion: 
43 of 100 (43 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notable names pulled on base cards: Shawn Michaels, Lita, Edge, Randy Savage, Elizabeth, Paige, Mandy Rose (RC)

2016-Topps-WWE-NXT-25Insert cards: 28
Bronze parallel 
(5) – Stevie Ray, The Godfather, X-Pac, Ryback, The Miz
Brock Lesnar Spotlight (1) – Brock Lesnar captains Survivor Series team
The Rock Tribute (2) – This is Your Life & Rock Wins Six-man Tag Match
Authority Perspectives (5) – The New Day, Undertaker, Stephanie McMahon, Kane, Roman Reigns & Dean Ambrose
Anti-Authority Perspectives (5) – The Wyatt Family, The Rock, John Cena, Kane, Chris Jericho
NXT (10) – Carmella, Nia Jax, Chad Gable, Baron Corbin, Enzo Amore, Finn Balor, Aiden English, Mojo Rawley, Sawyer Fulton, Angelo Dawkins

WWE-kofiAutographs/Memorabilia: 1
Perspective Medallions Bronze (1) – Kofi Kingston (/50)

What’s Buzz-worthy: The flagship WWE set is an interesting one with a base set that’s loaded with legends and many big names but many of the biggest names like John Cena, Roman Reigns and others are nowhere to be found in the base set. Instead, they are in the insert lineups. … Over on the hobby side, the mix of hits — NXT mats, SummerSlam mats and autographs — give this brand some added chase. Those cards are found in blasters but on a per-box basis within the bonus pack. This box delivered a rarer manufactured Relic — one found one in every 27 boxes — but it just didn’t feel as interesting as something from the ring. … The NXT insert cards are found heavily per blaster, which is good (they helped this box’s grade a lot), but it would be interesting to see more NXT hits worked into boxes more often. The other regular inserts here just don’t feel that interesting compared to anything NXT. The parallel cards are definitely striking, though. … That’s all for now as Buzz will break a hobby box of this one here soon.

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Fun Grade: B

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