Buzz Break: 2016 Topps Five Star — plus win our Kris Bryant autograph

2016tpfivestarbbFrom time to time, Buzz will break a box of something and post the results here. Like this and want to see more? Or maybe there’s a box you’d want to see busted? Send Buzz an email at

The box: 2016 Topps Five Star baseball cards (hobby box)
Where to buy:

Packs per box: 1
Cards per pack: 2
Cards in this box: 2
Base set completion: 
1 of 91 (1 percent)
Duplicates: 0


Autographs/Memorabilia: 2 (gallery below)
Five Star Autographs (1) – Robert Stephenson
Five Star Rainbow Autographs (1) – 
Kris Bryant (redemption) (/25)

What’s Buzz-worthy: Topps’ first super-premium brand is back for another year with the smaller, more affordable format — just two autographs in every single box. This box delivered very well, albeit via a redemption for a top young star whose team could be on the cusp of making history this postseason. The design of the standard autos here is strong and there are some huge names to be found inside these boxes on both the cut autograph front and those who signed directly for Topps. Among them? Barry Bonds, who hasn’t signed for Topps in some time, soccer star Pele, Vin Scully, Bryce Harper, Hank Aaron, Ichiro Suzuki, Ken Griffey Jr., Mike Trout and Sandy Koufax. Meanwhile, on the cuts side there’s Johnny Cash, Jesse Owens, Louis Armstrong, Marlon Brando, Norman Rockwell, Paul McCartney, Babe Ruth, Connie Mack, Cy Young, Honus Wagner, Joe DiMaggio, Jackie Robinson, Roger Maris, Walter Johnson and Ty Cobb to name a few. That’s a crop that’s very strong — and this box was a strong one, too.  The rip here is quick — so the fun factor might not be there but it really seems like the quality is on both the design and checklist side.

Contest time: How can you win our Bryant autograph? Visit the @BlowoutBuzz Twitter feed and look for our tweet about this contest. We’ll randomly pick a winner from all of the retweets between now and when the Cubs’ season ends …

Product Grade: A-
Box Grade:
Fun Grade: B

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20 thoughts on “Buzz Break: 2016 Topps Five Star — plus win our Kris Bryant autograph

  1. Tracy LeVeaux October 13, 2016 / 5:16 pm

    You hit gold with this box!


  2. alexoey November 3, 2016 / 10:44 am

    That’s such a big hit!


  3. Scott Meier November 3, 2016 / 10:45 am

    Thanks for the chance. Congrats cubs fans


  4. Eric Nowlin November 3, 2016 / 10:47 am

    Mercy Me, that is some sweet cards, one day I hope to obtain such greatness, and I am not even a Cubs fan, but Whitesox fan, but recognize great talent like Bryant.


  5. eric nowlin (@ericnowlin) November 3, 2016 / 10:50 am

    That is an amazing card, this coming from a Whitesox fan, the talent the Cubs have is incredible, cards like that are truly gems, hopefully one day I get a pull like that, congrats cubbie nation


  6. Agustin Rodriguez November 3, 2016 / 10:52 am

    Kris Bryant for MVP!! He’s going to be one of the best for years to come.


  7. Matt McCormick November 3, 2016 / 10:55 am

    Triple Threads looks awesome this year. Better than last year, and last year’s was pretty good! That Kris Bryant is an epic pull! Escpecially after the World Series. The rest of the hits were average. I love the base design, would be a nice base set to put together! Also thanks for the contest.



  8. Butlermpb November 3, 2016 / 10:57 am

    Huge hit from a world champion!


  9. hudsonfan15 November 3, 2016 / 11:06 am

    Thanks for a chance at this great card!


  10. Ches Jones November 3, 2016 / 11:19 am

    That was a memorable World Series run by the Cubs!


  11. Nick November 3, 2016 / 11:23 am

    Yee haaaaw


  12. Ches Jones November 3, 2016 / 11:23 am

    What an amazing run the Cubs had this year to the World Series win!


  13. Darren atzert November 3, 2016 / 11:24 am

    Go cubs! Congrats fellas


  14. John Fischer November 3, 2016 / 11:45 am

    Thank you for the chance to own a great cardvby a great young player. Can’t afford his auto but, thank you glide opportunity!!


  15. Mike Alcala November 3, 2016 / 12:52 pm

    Wow! That card is amazing, or at least when you trade it in 😛 Thanks for the chance. Congrats to the Cubs!


  16. Keith November 3, 2016 / 12:54 pm

    Epic game 7. @kgill724


  17. Keith November 3, 2016 / 1:01 pm

    What an epic game 7. Way to go cubbies. Let’s go Mets

    Twitter. Kgill724


  18. Ian E November 3, 2016 / 1:40 pm

    This product is awesome! KB is a special player


  19. Michael Crew November 3, 2016 / 1:43 pm

    I have been chasing a Bryant auto since before he was a house name. Still to this day I’ve come up empty.


  20. Michael Crew November 3, 2016 / 1:45 pm

    Been chasing my 1st Bryant Auto since before he was a household name. To this day I’ve come up empty handed! I need this!!


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