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The box: 2016 Topps Stadium Club baseball cards (blaster box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com
Packs per box: 8
Cards per pack: 5
Cards in this box: 40
Base set completion: 37 of 300 (12 percent)
Notable players on base cards – Tom Seaver, Ted Williams, Albert Pujols, Buster Posey, Miguel Cabrera, Jackie Robinson, Cal Ripken Jr., Wade Boggs
Rookie Cards (5) – Trea Turner, Peter O’Brien, Blake Snell, Miguel Almonte, Tom Murphy
Insert cards: 3
ISOmetrics (1) – Dallas Keuchel
Gold parallel (2) – Ozzie Smith, Brock Holt
What’s Buzz-worthy: For those collectors who bemoan inserts and variations to add to the chase, a Stadium Club blaster box is for you. For the rest of us, it’s very dull. Just two parallel cards and one insert of a low-value Cy Young winner made this box a disappointment, though this collector knew going in that Stadium Club is more of a throwback. The box delivered just as it should have statistically but it was a bummer as it didn’t even include any of the base cards with strikingly different photographs that Stadium Club is known for either. That said, Stadium Club is must be better when it comes to a hobby box where there is a parallel in every pack and a pair of autographs per box. Buzz will offer more on the brand when an upcoming Buzz Break of a hobby box appears right here. It’s a good brand for collectors, but this box was not very good at all. You do have a shot at autographs in retail — one in 116 packs — and plenty more but nothing extra was found here. It happens.
Product Grade: A-
Box Grade: C
Fun Grade: C-
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