Buzz Break: 2016 Topps Chrome baseball cards (blaster box)

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The box: 2016 Topps Chrome baseball cards (blaster box)
2016-topps-chrome-kris-bryantWhere to buy:

Packs per box: 8 (seven standard packs plus one Sepia Refractor pack)
Cards per pack: 4
Cards in this box: 32
Base set completion: 
20 of 200 (10 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards – Kris Bryant, Matt Harvey, Paul Goldschmidt, Prince Fielder

Rookie Cards (3) – Raul Mondesi, Joey Rickard, Frankie Montas

2016-topps-chrome-kris-bryant-perspectiveInsert cards: 12
Sepia Refactors (4) – Joc Pederson, Dae-Ho Lee, Ben Zobrist, Masahiro Tanaka
Refractors (3) – Mike Trout, Carlos Carrasco, Joey Votto
Prism Refractors (1) – 
Zach Lee
Perspectives (2) – 
Kris Bryant, Billy Hamilton
2016-topps-chrome-confortoYouth Impact (1) – 
Michael Conforto
Future Stars (1) – 
Jose Abreu

Autographs/Memorabilia: None

What’s Buzz-worthy: On the hobby side, Topps Chrome has been a brand that delivers a bit more ink for less money than, say, the seemingly always popular Bowman Chrome. On the retail front, Topps Chrome appears to have delivered a bit more than normal with inserts and color — that or this box just delivered well enough to make Buzz think that. A look at the odds shows plenty of hit potential at long odds and a look at what this box yielded shows some star power in the inserts. The base cards in this one didn’t yield a lot of big names but the overall mix here was enough to make this collector want more. That’s probably the sign of a successful blaster. (Buzz will have more to say on a hobby break here soon.)

Product Grade: A
Box Grade:
Fun Grade: A

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