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The box: 2016 Topps Stadium Club baseball cards (hobby box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com
Packs per box: 16
Cards per pack: 8
Cards in this box: 128
Base set completion: 110 of 300 (37 percent)
Notable players on base cards – Jake Arrieta, Lou Gehrig, Ted Williams, Yu Darvish, Nomar Garciaparra, Addison Russell, Willie Mays, Greg Maddux, Hank Aaron, Willie Stargell, Mike Trout, Carlos Correa
Rookie Cards (13) – Nomar Mazara, Trevor Story, Corey Seager, Blake Snell, Tyler White, Hector Olivera, Luke Jackson, Zach Lee, Luis Severino, Michael Reed, Ketel Marte, Max Kepler, Colin Rea
Inserts & short-prints: 16
Photo variation (1) – Mike Moustakas
ISOmetrics (3) – Dallas Keuchel, Mookie Betts, Nolan Arenado
Gold parallel (2) – Freddy Galvis, Cal Ripken Jr., Miguel Almonte, Kyle Waldrop, Roberto Osuna, Didi Gregorius
Black parallel (1) – Eric Hosmer
Orange parallel (1) – David Price
Contact Sheet (2) – Josh Donaldson, Kris Bryant
Triumvirate Illuminator (1) – Dellin Betances
Triumvirate Luminous (1) – Mike Trout
Autographs (2) – Kole Calhoun, Trevor Story (redemption)
What’s Buzz-worthy: Talk about night and day compared to our blaster box Buzz Break. This box was a home run with an impressive selection of base cards that truly offer a look at the non-traditional visuals found in this brand as well as with who we found on ink (though via a redemption) and on the inserts. This box over-delivered with an Orange parallel, a photo variation and an Illuminator — all things much tougher finds than in just one box. The Orange is 1:48, the variation 1:123 and the Illuminator 1:256. This brand is one that’s affordable, delivers on-card ink (though big names are tougher pulls) and has a flashy and decent-sized base set with a number of parallels that aren’t overbearing. This one is a fun rip with good potential if you get lucky and this box showed glimpses of how that can happen. To see more of what’s found in this one, see the checklist here, check out our First Buzz preview here and our gallery here.
Product Grade: A-
Box Grade: A+
Fun Grade: A
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