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 … this is the finale of today’s marathon.
What’s inside this box? Keep reading …
Cards per pack: 9
Packs per box: 8
Base set completion: 65 of 500 (13 percent)
Insert cards: 7 (gallery below)
Short-prints (Nos. 426-500) (2) – Jose Bautista, Kenley Jansen
News Flashbacks (1) – Indira Gandhi
Baseball Flashbacks (1) – Sandy Koufax
Chrome (1) – Buster Posey (/999)
A Legend Retires (1) – Sandy Koufax
New-age Performers (1) – Bryce Harper
Clubhouse Collection Relics (1) – David Ortiz
What’s Buzz-worthy: If you haven’t seen how crazy prices of the High Series boxes have gotten, click here. Now take a second to calm down. This is not that series — but this box delivered pretty well. Relics are found roughly one in every eight boxes and this one is a pretty decent name so this box was a win. Making it better? A Chrome Buster Posey. The rest of the inserts have some good names so that makes this a good box. The base cards were pretty dry — reflecting why I gave this release a B+ on a past Buzz Break — but Heritage is like pizza. Even when it’s not that good it’s still not that bad. The rookie star power is in the High Series — and it doesn’t seem like that long ago that I ripped some of those — but it will be a long time before I rip that one again. It’s a decent lesson about Heritage — rip it if you can find it and if you like it. Why? Others like it do — and there will come a day where the boxes will be gone.
Product Grade: B+
Box Grade: A
Fun Grade: A-
What do you want to see next time during 12 in 12? Tell us in the comments or on Twitter. We’ll mix in more full boxes and newer stuff if we see that you like it. If you made it this far, thanks for checking The Buzz out all day.
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