Buzz Break: 2017 Cryptozoic Gotham Season 2 trading cards

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The box: 2017 Cryptozoic Gotham Season 2
Where to buy: 

Packs per box:
Cards per pack: 5
Cards in this box: 117
Base set completion: 
72 of 72 (100 percent)
Duplicates: 3

Insert cards: 40 (All inserts in gallery below)
Printing Plates – Yellow (1) – Card No. 1 (title card)
Bad & Beautiful (6) – Complete set
The Maniax (6) – Complete set
Rising Villains (9) – Complete set
New Day, Dark Knights (7) – Complete set
Silver foilboard (6) – Base card parallels
Rising Villains Silver foilboard (1) – Butch Gilzean
The Maniax Silver foilboard (1) – Robert Greenwood
Penguin stamp (3) – Base card parallels

Autographs/Memorabilia: 2
Autographs (1) – Will Brill as Arnold Dobkins
Wardrobe (1) – The Maniax Victim

What’s Buzz-worthy: The second season of Gotham on cardboard feels like it’s a lot stronger with more inserts, more parallels and more variety in a box that delivered every single base card and four complete insert sets. That may be standard but making it even better was a printing plate (1:168 packs) and a wardrobe card with a hint of color from its scene. (How does it compare to the first series? Check out our Buzz Break of that one right here.) There was only one issue with this box — some slight bottom edge lifting on some inserts and base cards. Those pass for more like “rough cuts” to some collectors. Buzz will admit to not having watched any of this Batman origin series, but the cardboard is slickly produced to the point where I probably should. There are some rare multi-auto cards limited to only 10 copies in this one and some multi-memorabilia cards as well that add to the chase but this was an impressive box.

Product Grade: A
Box Grade:
Fun Grade: A

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