Buzz Break: 2017 Topps Opening Day baseball cards (blaster box)

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The box: 2017 Topps Opening Day baseball cards (blaster box)
Where to buy:

Packs per box: 11
Cards per pack: 7
Cards in this box: 77
Base set completion: 
64 of 200 (32 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards – Bryce Harper, David Price, Albert Pujols, Miguel Cabrera, Giancarlo Stanton, Manny Machado, Carlos Correa, Willson Contreras, Kyle Schwarber

Rookie Cards (7) – Dansby Swanson, Yoan Moncada, Andrew Benintendi, Joe Musgrove, Jake Thompson, Reynaldo Lopez, JaCoby Jones

Insert cards: 13 (all inserts in gallery below)
Opening Day parallel (2) – Hanley Ramirez, Mookie Betts
Mascots (3) – Clark, Fredbird, Slider
Opening Day (1) – 
New York Yankees
Incredible Eats (3) – 
Hot dogs & onions, South Philly dog, Foot-long hot dog
Superstar Celebrations (4) – 
Adam Eaton, Andrew McCutchen, Robinson Cano, Edwin Encarnacion

Autographs/Memorabilia: None

What’s Buzz-worthy: The hobby’s most-affordable product is one that packs some surprises and some new things that can make a low-price, high-odds rip worth it if you get lucky. A number of insert sets here have long odds that will help value and there are some notable names to be found on autographed cards while mascot Relics and mascot autographs. This blaster offered more than it promised (promised one insert per pack, included more). All in all, this one seems fun and it is — I just need to see more to get a truly firm feel for it. I’ll hold off on saying more in an upcoming hobby box Buzz Break here soon so count that Product and Fun Grade as tentative for now. (It may change on next break.)

Product Grade: B
Box Grade:
Fun Grade: B

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