Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2017 Topps Heritage MLB hobby box (Hour 1)

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 Hour 1.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2017 Topps Heritage hobby box
The cost: Click here to see

What’s inside this box? Keep reading …

Packs per box: 24 (plus one box-topper)
Cards per pack: 9
Cards in this box: 220
Base set completion: 
202 of 500 (40 percent)
Duplicates: 0
Short-prints (Nos. 401-500) (8) –  Carlos Correa, Giancarlo Stanton, Paul Goldschmidt, Todd Frazier, Jason Kipnis, George Springer, Gregory Polanco, Mark Trumbo

Notables on base cards – Bryce Harper, Kris Bryant, David Ortiz, Albert Pujols, Jose Altuve,  Corey Seager, Anthony Rizzo, Clayton Kershaw, Ichiro Suzuki, Yoan Moncada, Tyler Glasnow, Kyle Schwarber, Addison Russell, Nolan Arenado, Buster Posey, Manny Machado

>>> For a checklist and the variation galleries, click here

Insert cards: 16 (gallery of these and more below) 
Chrome Refractors (1) – Miguel Cabrera (/568)
Action photo variation (1) – Corey Seager
Blue parallel (1) – Philadelphia Phillies
New-age Performers (2) – Corey Seager, Noah Syndergaard
1968 Topps Game (3) – Miguel Cabrera, Nolan Arenado, Noah Syndergaard
Baseball Flashbacks (1) – Johnny Bench
News Flashbacks (1) – Ivy League goes co-ed
Then & Now (1) –
Juan Marichal & David Price
Rediscover Topps Buyback Bronze (1) – Jim Dwyer 1987
Rediscover Topps Buyback Silver (2) – George Bell 1990, Larry Herndon 1985
Rediscover Topps Buyback Blue (1) – Pete Rose 1987
50th Anniversary buyback (box-topper) (1) Fred Gladding 1968

Autographs/Memorabilia: 1
Clubhouse Collection Relic (1) – Ichiro Suzuki

What’s Buzz-worthy: If you’re a baseball collector, you know how 2017 Topps Heritage has been received this year. (If not, spoiler time: It’s hot.) This particular box delivered pretty well on the names but didn’t over-deliver as much as the Buzz Break box you can see here. Check out that post for an expanded review. We’ll have more Heritage to come in today’s 12 in 12 so stay tuned if you’re a fan.

Product Grade: A
Box Grade:
Fun Grade: B+

What’s next? Be back in an hour …

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