Buzz Break: 2017 Topps Star Wars Rogue One: Series 2 (hobby box)

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The box: 2017 Topps Star Wars Rogue One: Series 2 trading cards (hobby box)
Where to buy:

Packs per box:
Cards per pack: 8
Cards in this box: 192
Base set completion: 
100 of 100 (100 percent)
Duplicates: 15

Insert cards: 75 (see gallery below)
Death Star Black parallels (12) – In gallery
Green Squadron parallels (8) – In gallery
Blue Squadron parallels (4) – In gallery
Gray Squadron parallels (2) – Rebels take aim at the Imperial forces, Krennic’s Approach (/100)
Gold Squadron parallels (1) – Resisting the Empire (/50)
Character stickers (2) – Director Krennic, Moroff
Heroes of the Rebel Alliance (3) – Chirrup Îmwe, Captain Cassian Andor, Bistan
Villains of the Galactic Empire (3) – Darth Vader, C2-B5, Death Trooper
Posters (1) – Bodhi Rook
Darth Vader Continuity (2) – Darth Vader
Prime Forces (18) – Complete set plus eight duplicates
Troopers (19) – Complete set plus nine duplicates

Autographs/Memorabilia: 2
Sketch card (1) – 
Bistan sketch by Ted Dastick Jr. (/1)
Autographs Death Star Black (1) – Aidan Cook as Benthic Two Tubes (/50)

What’s Buzz-worthy: The first series of Rogue One set the stage for characters with very little info to avoid spoilers and that was a bit of a bummer. This one is not as it takes us through the story of Rogue One with looks at action sequences and moments from the movie in the base set — a comprehensive look that’s all horizontally designed except for one card (a quirky anomaly) and then we revisit the characters in the inserts. This one is heavy on inserts and parallels but that felt perfectly fine to this collector. This particular box delivered as it should have on the standard stuff and over-delivered with a Black parallel autograph (one in 163 packs) and a sketch card (one in 33). This isn’t my favorite Star Wars movie but it’s one that looks pretty solid on cardboard in this one. Seems like I may not be alone, either, as this one is already a pricey box.

Product Grade: A
Box Grade:
Fun Grade: A-

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