Buzz Break: 2016 Cryptozoic Gotham Season 1 trading cards

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gothams1_chase1_03_lrThe box: 2016 Cryptozoic Gotham Season 1 trading cards
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Packs per box:
Cards per pack: 5
Cards in this box: 106
Base set completion: 
72 of 72 (100 percent)
Duplicates: 2

Insert cards: 29

Villains puzzle (5) – Complete set plus one duplicate
Characters (15) – Complete set
Quotes (9) – Complete set


Autographs/Memorabilia: 3 (Gallery below)
Wardrobe (1) – Robin Lord Taylor as Oswald Cobblepot
Dual Wardrobe (1) – 
Sean Pertwee as Alfred Pennyworth & David Mazouz as Bruce Wayne
Autographs (1)  
Anthony Carrigan  as Victor Zsasz

What’s Buzz-worthy: This box was a weird one and a tribute to Cryptozoic all at the same time. It had nine packs missing one card — some of them likely the Silver parallels since there wasn’t a single one in this box despite one-in-three-pack odds — but it still included a complete set. It also included complete sets for three inserts. That’s not easy to do considering memorabilia card packs are also (intentionally) shorted three cards. Throw in a deluxe (1:96) dual memorabilia card, too, when it statistically should only have included one auto and one mem and this was still an impressive box. … The lineup here is nice but it does feel like the brand needs some added type of insert to add to the variety. It’s strong but just feels like it needs more. Some type of variety would help add to the early years of Batman even more. All in all, there’s a strong lineup of autographs and memorabilia here, which is what many people want most. 

Product Grade: A
Box Grade:
Fun Grade: B

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