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The box: 2016 Topps Series 2 baseball cards (blaster box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (for hobby)
Packs per box: 10 (plus one medallion pack)
Cards per pack: 10
Cards in this box: 101
Base set completion: 79 of 350 (23 percent)
Notable players on base cards – Stephen Strasburg, Prince Fielder, Yoenis Cespedes, Albert Pujols, David Price.
Rookie Cards (10) – Kenta Maeda, Pedro Severino, Guido Knudson, Miguel Almonte, Scott Alexander, Luke Maile, Keith Hessler, Jorge Lopez, Ariel Pena, Ramon Cabrera.
Insert cards: 22
MLB Debut Medallions (1) – Dustin Pedroia
Berger’s Best (3) – Sandy Koufax, Johnny Bench, Jose Abreu
Celebrating 65 Years (2) – Rickey Henderson, Jackie Robinson
Chasing 3K (2) – Ichiro Suzuki
First Pitch (1) – Jim Breuer
Gold parallel (1) – Scott Kazmir (/2,016)
Hallowed Highlights (2) – Don Mattingly, Stan Musial
MLB Debut (5) – Tom Glavine, Manny Machado, Ichiro Suzuki, Warren Spahn, Wade Boggs
Rainbow parallel (1) – Sam Dyson
Record Setters (1) – Jose Altuve
Tribute to The Kid (2) – Ken Griffey Jr.
Wrigley Field 100th Anniversary (1) – Ron Santo
Topps Bunt free pack code (2)
MLB The Show pack code (1)
What’s Buzz-worthy: The second series of the Topps flagship is one that carries with it plenty of potential but that’s probably better seen in a hobby box, which Buzz will break here soon. This blaster does show the deep insert card lineup — and that’s a plus — which helps make this box a lot of fun despite the only “hit” being a manufactured Relic. Overall, this product is well-done, and it’s just a matter of who you get in a large base set checklist. This box was lacking on the star power on the base cards but still impressed with all those inserts — if all products had this many inserts, boxes would all be much more fun to rip no matter the results. More could be said here, but Buzz will wait for the hobby box breakdown. For your best bet at something big in 2016 Topps Series 2 — and a guaranteed autograph — rip into a jumbo box.
Product Grade: A-
Box Grade: B-
Fun Grade: A
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