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The box: 2016 Topps Allen & Ginter baseball cards (blaster box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com
Packs per box: 8
Cards per pack: 6
Cards in this box: 47
Base set completion: 26 of 300 (9 percent)
Notables on base cards – Tom Glavine, Robinson Cano, Monica Abbott, Jacob deGrom, Michelle Steele
Rookie Cards (9) – Nomar Mazara, Stephen Piscotty, Aaron Nola, Guido Knudson, Zach Lee, Dustin Garneau, Hector Olivera, Raul Mondesi, Richie Shaffer
Insert cards: 20
Short-prints (Nos. 301-350) (4) – Wellington Castillo, Raul Mondesi, Shawn Tolleson, Richie Shaffer
Mini parallel (2) – Jay Bruce, Melky Cabrera
Mini parallel short-print (1) – Sean Doolittle
Mini Allen & Ginter back parallel (1) – Carl Edwards Jr.
Mini Black parallel (2) – Howie Kendrick, George Springer
Mini Black parallel short-print (1) – Patrick Corbin
U.S. Mayors (1) – Eric Garretti (Los Angeles)
Natural Wonders (2) – Baobab Forest, Old Faithful
Baseball Legends (1) – Willie Mays
Mascots in the Wild (1) – Bobcat
Numbers Game (4) – Corey Seager, Josh Donaldson, David Ortiz, Jason Heyward
Framed Mini Autograph (1) – Trea Turner
What’s Buzz-worthy: Statistically, this box seriously over-delivered with an auto (1:228), a short-printed Black mini (1:130), an extra Black mini (1:10) and a short-printed mini (1:13). Buzz actually bought a couple more blasters after this one and they all seemed to over-deliver in different ways. Retail Ginter isn’t easy, but it’s a good way to chase basics for a set without paying any type of mark-up if hobby boxes get hot. … An interesting thing to note this year for Ginter is that the stock is more of a clay-coated stock instead of being pure white cardboard — it’s a nice touch that makes these cards feel more vintage. … Ginter has been a favorite brand of this collector for a long time and this one is right there with some of the most-interesting ones.
Product Grade: A
Box Grade: A+
Fun Grade: A
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