Buzz Break: 2016 Cryptozoic Justice League trading cards

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2016-justice-league-1The box: 2016 Cryptozoic Justice League trading cards
Where to buy: 

Packs per box:
Cards per pack: 5
Cards in this box: 121
Base set completion: 
63 of 63 (100 percent)
Duplicates: 9


2016-justice-league-2Insert cards: 48

Madame Xanadu Tarot Cards (10) – The Hero, The Warrior, The Detective, The Alien, The Messenger, The King, The Archer (2), The Miracle Worker, The Boy
Madame Xanadu Tarot Cards Foil (1) – The Archer
Retro (7) – Superman (2), Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Aquaman, The Flash
Model Sheets (11) – Superman (2), Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Aquaman, The Flash, Green Arrow, Martian Manhunter, Shazam! (2)
Model Sheets Foil (1)
 – Wonder Woman
All-Star Comics (10) – Full set plus one duplicate
All-Star Comics Foil (1) – Card No. 1
Batman Classic TV Series Cryptomium Reissue (1)
 – Distorted Dynamic Duo
Foil base set parallel (5) – Card Nos. 7, 20, 22, 23 and 56
Blank Cover box-topper (1) – Green Lantern (below)

2016-justice-league-sketch-topperAutographs/Memorabilia: 1
Sketch cards (1) – 
Animal Man (artwork by JEZ)

What’s Buzz-worthy: This product takes an interestingly different approach to the base set with a puzzle approach. Every nine cards in the set builds a larger image when placed in a page. These gloss-free cards have a clear simple spot-gloss Justice League logo on each front and all seven Justice League groups are represented on each page of the set — it’s seven pages and that’s it. This unusual approach gets a slightly lower “fun grade” from this collector, though it makes up for it with a meaty roster of insert cards that all have foilboard parallels that add an extra chase. All insert sets were completed in this box, which is a plus, but it didn’t include anything rarer like the other sketch card styles, printing plates or manufactured relics that offer some extra variety. All in all, this box didn’t over deliver in any way — it just delivered like it should. 

Product Grade: A
Box Grade:
Fun Grade: B+

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