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The box: 2015 Topps Heritage baseball cards (blaster box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (for hobby)
Packs per box: 8
Cards per pack: 9
Cards in this box: 71
Base set completion: 63 of 500 (13 percent)
Notables on base cards – Ryan Howard, Jason Heyward, George Springer, Don Mattingly (manager)
Rookie Cards (5) – Jairo Diaz & Shawn O’Malley, Brandon Finnegan & Terrence Gore, Frank Garces & Erik Cordier, Gary Brown & Hunter Strickland, Guilder Rodriguez & Lisalverto Bonilla
Insert cards: 7 (gallery below)
Short-prints (Nos. 426-500) (2) – Hanley Ramirez, Jonathan Lucroy
News Flashbacks (1) – NFL-AFL Merger (Pete Roselle on card)
Baseball Flashbacks (1) – Luis Aparicio
Then & Now (1) – Willie Mays & Adrian Gonzalez
A Legend Retires (1) – Sandy Koufax
New-age Performers (1) – Troy Tulowitzki
Clubhouse Collection Relics (1) – Miguel Cabrera
What’s Buzz-worthy: Topps Heritage is one of those brands that’s seemingly available every year for us to collect and collect hard — until it dries up. Last year’s isn’t quite bone dry but Buzz opted to pick up a blaster when found and this one paid off with a one-in-eight-boxes Relic. It wasn’t a card to break the bank but it was a nice find. This box was very light on star power with the base cards but since it was a Walmart box it did include one of 15 Sandy Koufax inserts in the “A Legend Retires” set. The Throwback to 1966 isn’t as strong as the year before it but might be stronger than this year’s release. There’s some strong potential inside these boxes, though at long odds sometimes. This box does show that there’s potential, though. If you like vintage cardboard or retro-styled new stuff, you probably know Heritage well. It’s worth a look.
Product Grade: B+
Box Grade: A
Fun Grade: B
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