Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 1981 Topps Superman II rack pack (Hour 10)

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 10.

12in12-logo-smallerThe pack: 1981 Topps Superman II rack pack
The cost now: 
The cost then: Less than $1

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

Cards per pack: 48
Base set completion: 
41 of 88 (47 percent)
Duplicates: 7

Inserts: None

Autographs/Memorabilia: No chance

What’s Buzz-worthy: Want perhaps the easiest collecting challenge of all when it comes to building a set out of packs? Buy three rack packs of this one and you should be covered. With 48 cards per pack and 88 cards in the set (along with 22 stickers not found in this type of pack) this is an oddly interesting product model. The set itself is much like all Topps non-sports products of the time but there must have been enough demand that rack packs were made. The set has rough centering and iffy printing in some instances but it revisits the franchise that was ahead of its time well. Check out the gallery for a look at all cards (excluding duplicates) found in this one. If you’re wondering why Lois Lane gets a top-loader, it’s because that card is grading- and 10-worthy. I will get it in a slab just for fun sometime in the future.

Product Grade: A
Pack Grade:
Fun Grade: B

What’s next? Be back in an hour …

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