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The box: 2016 Topps Archives baseball cards (blaster box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com
Packs per box: 8
Cards per pack: 10
Cards in this box: 80
Base set completion: 74 of 300 (25 percent)
Notable players on base cards – Stephen Strasburg, George Brett, David Wright, Willie Mays, Sandy Koufax, Eddie Mathews, Clayton Kershaw, Jose Bautista, Nolan Ryan, Ken Griffey Jr., Jose Fernandez, Yasiel Puig, Frank Thomas, Hank Aaron, Willie McCovey, Billy Williams.
Rookie Cards (12) – Greg Bird, Henry Owens, Zach Lee, Brian Johnson, Miguel Sano, Kyle Waldrop, Colin Rea, Tom Murphy, Luis Severino, Frankie Montas, Raul Mondesi, Brandon Drury.
Insert cards: 6
1969 Topps Super (2) – Buster Posey, Tyson Ross
1985 No. 1 Draft Picks (1) – Adrian Gonzalez
1985 Topps Father & Son (1) – Tito & Terry Francona
Bull Durham (1) – Ron Shelton
Bull Durham Red parallel (1) – Larry Hockett aka Robert Wuhl (/50)
What’s Buzz-worthy: Archives isn’t the flashiest break, especially at retail, with one Bull Durham base card per blaster ultimately the only guaranteed insert of note. The basic inserts found here fell as they should and the biggest highlight by far is a Red parallel of the Durham pitching coach atop a standard Durham card of the movie’s creator. The odds on the Red card? One in every 3,326 packs — a card found one in every 416 blaster boxes. (Impressive find, though not a money-maker even if limited to only 50 copies.) … Archives is a brand that offer the fun with a mix of past and present stars and when purchased on the hobby front you’ll find two autographs per box. Here, they’re one in every 60 packs for the fan favorites. … Buzz will have a hobby box coming for a breakdown here soon, so that’s all for now. In short, this brand is a fun one and this box delivered well.
Product Grade: A
Box Grade: A
Fun Grade: A-
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