Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2015 Topps WWE hobby box (Hour 5)

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Do you like Buzz Breaks? Today’s your day then as we launch 12 in 12 — a series of a dozen breaks of past wax boxes and wax packs in a dozen hours. We’ll post one every hour on the hour all day long today … and this is Hour 5.

12in12-logo-smallerThe pack: 2015 Topps WWE (hobby box) 
The cost now: 
$69 (if you’re lucky)
The cost then: $1.99/pack, $47.76/box

What’s inside this box? Keep reading …

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Cards per pack: 7 (Notable cards in gallery below)
Packs per box: 24
Cards in this box: 163
Base set completion:
 
100 of 100 (100 percent)
Duplicates: 8

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Insert/short-print cards: 54 
Championship Plate (1) – Eve Torres
NXT Prospects (8) – Aiden English, Angelo Dawkins, Bull Dempsey, Colin Cassady, Hideo Itami, Kalisto, Sawyer Fulton, Tye Dillinger
Silver parallel (1) – Tony Chimel
Black parallel (4) – Renee Young, Adam Rose, Damian Mizdow, Fandango
WWE Champion Spotlight (4) – All Hulk Hogan
Crowd Chants – You Still Got It (6) – Vader, Road Dogg, Ricky Steamboat, Rob Van Dam, Chris Jericho, Goldust
Crowd Chants – Oh No (4) – Eve Torres, Undertaker, Damien Sandow, Shawn Michaels
Crowd Chants – One More Match (6) – Edge, Roddy Piper, Bruno Sammartino, Bob Orton, Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair
Crowd Chants – Woooooo! (6) – All Ric Flair
Crowd Chants – U-S-A! (5) – Dusty Rhodes, Hulk Hogan, Undertaker, Sgt. Slaughter, John Cena
Crowd Chants – Yes! Yes! Yes! (4) – All Daniel Bryan
Crowd Chants – This Is Awesome (5) – Big Show & Triple H, The Rock vs. John Cena, Daniel Bryan takes a Batista-RKO Bomb, WrestleMania showdown with Hogan, The Rock and Steve Austin

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Autographs/Memorabilia: 1
Shirt Relics (1) 
– Fandango

What’s Buzz-worthy: Want a hobby box of this one? Good luck. They’ve nearly dried up while retail blaster boxes remain much more easily available. Why? The possibility for autographs in this one — and there’s a stacked lineup that includes the only ink for notable women’s star Paige (a card that should be more important in the near future), along with A.J. Lee, Bray Wyatt, Eden, Emma, John Cena, Seth Rollins, George “The Animal” Steele, Hulk Hogan, Roddy Piper, Ric Flair and Bret “Hitman” Hart to name a few. Sure, they’re stickers but it’s a great roster — one that dramatically dwarfs the Chromed version. The drawback? Ink isn’t in every box just like this one — and that makes these boxes painful if you get Fandangoed with your Relic and a manufactured Relic atop that. (It hurt.) The design here is strong vs. previous years of the flagship and the parallels are pretty strong here (though the subject selection in this box was not good). The inserts all show variations on a theme — they’re based on common crowd chants — and are nice photo-wise but pretty mundane in terms of how the break feels. This box wasn’t great but the overall product isn’t bad at all. Pretty much all other WWE brands from the last few years can be found — even Undisputed — but not this one when it comes to hobby wax.

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

What’s next? Be back at the top of the next hour …

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