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The box: 2016 Topps Tier One baseball cards
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (for hobby)
Packs per box: 1
Cards per pack: 3
Cards in this box: 3
Base (Relic) set completion: 1 of 76 (1.3 percent)
Prime Performers (1) – Carlos Delgado (/249)
Breakout Autographs (1) – Brandon Drury (/299)
Tier One Relic (1) – Carlos Santana (/199)
What’s Buzz-worthy: Ripping into high-end products like Tier One are ultimately all about who you get — and if you get something good it’s a win. If you don’t, it’s a big, quick bummer. A glance at this box’s grade should show you where this particular one stands. When it comes to brands like this, you’re ultimately paying for the shot at some of the legendary finds in it — check out this gallery for a sampling — and you have to consider that they won’t be in every box or even every case. The biggest name in this one is former Toronto Blue Jays slugger Carlos Delgado for sure, but it’s not much to write home about. The brand has legendary finds — they just weren’t anywhere near this box. This one has plenty of good names from the past and the present — a plus — and plenty of solid high-end finds atop some of the basic features collectors expect such as on-card autographs. This brand can be a big win for you if you dig in — perhaps your box will be the The One for Tier One.
Product Grade: A-
Box Grade: D
Fun Grade: C
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