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


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uriasThe box: 2016 Topps Heritage High Number baseball cards (hobby box)
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Packs per box: 24 (plus one box-topper)
Cards per pack: 9
Cards in this box: 216
Base set completion: 
190 of 200 (95 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards – Jurickson Profar, Justin Upton, Daniel Murphy, Steven Moya, Matt Wieters

Rookie Cards (52) – Julio Urias, Willson Contreras, Michael Fulmer, Albert Almora, Lance McCullers, Taylor Motter, Jake Barrett, Matthew Bowman, Chad Kuhl, Tim Anderson, Jabari Blash, Colin Moran, Shawn Morimando, Matt Reynolds, Matt Purke, Matt Bush, Matt Buschmann, Tyler Goeddel, Luis Cessa, Lucas Giolito, Alen Hanson, Jeimer Candelario, Tim Adleman, Carlos Estevez, Mike Clevinger, Cody Reed, Tommy Joseph, Ryan O’Rourke, Tyrell Jenkins, Johnny Barbato, Whit Merrifield, Jeremy Hazelbaker, Joe Biagini, Michael Ynoa, Tony Barnette, Pat Dean, Joey Rickard, Keon Broxton, Edwin Diaz, Tony Kemp, Jameson Taillon, Zach Eflin, Derek Law, Ji-Man Choi, Sean Manaea, Ben Gamel, Tyler White (SP), Seung-Hwan Oh (SP), Byung-Ho Park (SP), Max Kepler (SP), Kenta Maeda (SP), Ross Stripling (SP)


Insert cards: 25 (gallery below)
Short-prints (Nos. 701-725) (8)  Tyler White, Seung-Hwan Oh, Byung-Ho Park, Max Kepler, Kenta Maeda, Ross Stripling, Vince Velasquez, Javier Baez
Chrome (1) – 
Alexei Ramirez (/999)
Chrome Refractors (1) – Scott Kazmir (/567)
Now & Then (3) 
Victor Martinez, Bartolo Colon, Jackie Bradley Jr.
Combo Cards (3) – 
Joey Votto & Brandon Phillips, Paul Goldschmidt & Welington Castillo, Adrian Beltre & Nomar Mazara
Award Winners (3) – Sal Perez, Jeff Banister, Jake Arrieta
Rookie Performers (3) – 
Blake Snell, Kyle Schwarber, Nomar Mazara
Mini (1) – Jean Segura (/100)
Action photo variation (1) – Alexei Ramirez
Stamped buyback (1) – Mike Epstein & Tom Phoebus 1967 Topps card


Autographs/Memorabilia: 1
Clubhouse Collection Relic (1) – Adam Wainwright

What’s Buzz-worthy: As said with our blaster break, 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. But not in the basic set. That part of the checklist has some dry spots if you don’t include the short-prints, where a number of Rookie Cards reside, and this box shows that divide. It was a stretch to call Jurickson Profar a highlight — and Matt Wieters only got the nod since this is among his first Topps cards. The inserts, variations and chases here are its strength and this box gives you a good idea of the collectible power here even without a base set that packs a ton of star power. If you get a good box, you can do quite well here.

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

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