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The box: 2016 Cryptozoic The Walking Dead Season 4 Part 1
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com
Packs per box: 24
Cards per pack: 5
Cards in this box: 113
Base set completion: 72 of 72 (100 percent)
Insert cards: 29
Characters (10) – Rick Grimes, Carl Grimes, Tyreese Williams, The Governor, Michonne, Daryl Dixon, Beth Greene, Carol Peletier, Hershel Greene (2).
Posters (4) – Tyreese & Carol, Daryl, Carol, Beth
Terminus puzzle (9) – Completed image
Black foil parallel (5) – Breaking Through, Ambush, Mercy for a Killer, Funeral Home, Vengeance
Silver foil parallel (1) – Checklist (/99)
Wardrobe cards (2) – Walker, Terminus Resident
What’s Buzz-worthy: This series has been a monster and has a serious following — so much so that a season can be broken into two releases and deliver a punch. Two of the series’ top names — Andrew Lincoln and Norman Reedus — signed on here for autographs giving these boxes some serious potential. There was good news and bad news with this box, though, as it delivered twice as many memorabilia cards as it should have but did not deliver an autograph, which it should have with their 1:24-pack odds. That was a bummer — but not a surprise when one pack delivered four cards instead of five — that affected the grades here, but it still delivered with a full set and a good insert presence that included the full Terminus puzzle, the full Characters set and the full posters set. … The parallels here are interesting — and some can be seriously rare (one in 668 packs for one type) — but even finding them in the box can be a challenge. The easiest is the black-foil, which you can see compared to a base card above. Had I not checked the checklist for parallel odds, I would have mixed these right in with base cards and duplicates. The foil doesn’t reflect much light so only its slight embossing and a tad thicker type are the telltales here. (A red foil might have been more effective.) … The Silver foil stamped parallel here is found roughly every three boxes but we got a checklist. … All in all, this box delivered everything on the basics and included an extra parallel, though we didn’t find any of the “other” (and tougher) types of cards such as sketch cards, printing plates or dual memorabilia cards. The only drawback here was no ink, but that just made this collector want to check out one more box to see what could be found.
Product Grade: A
Box Grade: B
Fun Grade: B
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