Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 1989 Topps Back to the Future II pack (Hour 12)

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 today’s finale.

12in12-logo-smallerThe pack: 1989 Topps Back to The Future Part II
The cost now: 
The cost then: 50 cents

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

Cards per pack: 10 (nine cards, one sticker)
Base set completion: 
9 of 88 (10 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Inserts: 1
Stickers (1) – The DeLorean

Autographs/Memorabilia: No chance

What’s Buzz-worthy: The second of three Back to The Future films is the only one to make it to cardboard and this Topps release is crisp and clean with some serious movie details found within this pack. Look close at the “Check this place out!” card in the gallery below and you’ll see  an appearance of Elijah Wood playing video games at Cafe ’80s, an appearance of Grays Sports Almanac and various scenes with Marty McFly, Biff Tannen, Lorraine McFly, Jennifer and, of course, Emmett Brown. … This set is perfectly sized at 88 miles per hour cards with 11 stickers. The sticker found here is the only one that does not boldly showcase the film’s logo along with a photo. Unlike other non-sports packs we’ve busted here these are seriously crisp and cleanly printed — a masterful job for a masterful film and arguably the best of the three. The card backs have a bit more info than some past non-sports sets and help tell the tale quite well. These are a perfect item for low-cost grading and autograph potential after you build a set. They’re affordable and a fun one.

Product Grade: A
Pack Grade:
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 out The Buzz all day.

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