Buzz Break: 2016 Topps Heritage High Number baseball (blaster box)

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uriasThe box: 2016 Topps Heritage High Number baseball cards (blaster box)
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Packs per box: 8
Cards per pack: 9
Cards in this box: 72
Base set completion: 
63 of 200 (32 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards – Matt Wieters, Tim Lincecum, Adam Wainwright

Rookie Cards (15) – Julio Urias, Willson Contreras, A.J. Reed, Jameson Taillon, Tyrell Jenkins, Joey Rickard, Johnny Barbato, Shawn Mortimando, Ji-Man Choi, Pat Dean, Mike Clevenger, Michael Fulmer, Keon Broxton, Tommy Joseph, Taylor Motter


Insert cards: 8 (gallery below)
Short-prints (Nos. 701-725) (3) Vince Velasquez, Byung-Ho Park, Seung-Hwan Oh
Chrome (1) – 
Albert Almora (/999)
Now & Then (1) – 
Kenley Jansen
Combo Cards (1) – 
Hanley Ramirez & Dustin Pedroia
Award Winners (1) – 
Joe Maddon
Rookie Performers (1) – 
Blake Snell

Autographs/Memorabilia: None

What’s Buzz-worthy: Topps Heritage High Number is a product loaded with big names from the past and the present as well as a number of collecting quirks via short-prints and variations and a loaded autograph checklist. Not much of that was found here. The basic set’s checklist has some dry spots if you don’t include the short-prints, where a number of Rookie Cards reside, and this box shows it. It was a stretch to call Tim Lincecum and Adam Wainwright highlights — and Matt Wieters only got the nod since this is among his first Topps cards. The inserts here show you a small sampling of what’s to be found in a hobby box — and the Buzz Break for the hobby box is where Buzz will have more to say on this one.

Product Grade: A-
Box Grade:
Fun Grade: C

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