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The box: 2013 Topps football cards (retail box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (for hobby)
Packs per box: 16
Cards per pack: 12
Cards in this box: 192
Base set completion: 162 of 440 (37 percent)
Notable players found on base cards: Andrew Luck, Adrian Peterson, Russell Wilson, Dez Bryant, Ben Roethlisberger, Peyton Manning, Larry Fitzgerald, Cam Newton
Rookie Cards (45) – Notables include Le’Veon Bell, Desmond Trufant, Tyrann Mathieu
Insert cards: 30 (gallery below)
1959 Mini (6) – Mark Sanchez, Randall Cobb, Marshawn Lynch, C.J. Spiller, Antonio Cromartie, Josh Freeman
Gridiron Legends (3) – Brett Favre, Roger Craig, Rod Woodson
Legends in the Making (4) – Maurice Jones-Drew, Ed Reed, Patrick Willis, Adrian Peterson
Future Legends (4) – Victor Cruz, Andy Dalton, Giovani Bernard, Demaryius Thomas
4,000-yard Club (2) – Tom Brady, Josh Freeman
1,000-yard Club (4) – Jamaal Charles, Vincent Jackson, Stevan Ridley, Jason Witten
1969 Walmart Blue Rookies (3) – Eddie Lacy, Giovani Bernard, DeAndre Hopkins
Gold parallel (2) – Knowshon Moreno, Michael Crabtree (/2,013)
Camo parallel (1) – Matthew Stafford (/399)
What’s Buzz-worthy: This was found for $12 at a Walmart, which is where it was originally available with its 1969 rookie inserts. It wasn’t a bad rip in terms of fun, but also wasn’t very flashy with really just one Rookie Card of note (Bell) and some basic star power among the base cards. The inserts were really the only highlight here these few years later. The card designs are crisp and clean but this year hasn’t seemed to age that well — at least based on what was inside this box. Sure, there are variations to be found (Buzz didn’t bother checking), but the base cards weren’t very flashy with a large size meaning more common players. The design, however, isn’t bad. If you need a cheaper rip with some fun potential check out a hobby box of this one at the link above. There are plenty of inserts in a box and plenty of rookies and flash — they just weren’t in this one.
Product Grade: B+
Box Grade: C
Fun Grade: B
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