Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2017 Topps Heritage blaster Hot Box (Hour 8)

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 8.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2017 Topps Heritage baseball cards blaster (Hot Box)
The cost: Click here

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

Packs per box: 8
Cards per pack: 9
Cards in this box: 72
Base set completion: 
61 of 500 (12.2 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Short-prints (Nos. 401-500) (3) –  Daniel Norris, Michael Fulmer, Jake Odorizzi

Notables on base cards – Jose Altuve, Robinson Cano, Noah Syndergaard, Aroldis Chapman, Justin Verlander, Max Scherzer, Madison Bumgarner, Maikel Franco, Andrew Miller, Brandon Phillips, Adam Duvall, CC Sabathia

>>> For a checklist and the variation galleries, click here

Rookie Cards (3 cards, 5 rookies) – Joe Musgrove, David Dahl, Raimel Tapia, Eddie Gamboa, Juniel Querecuto

Insert cards: 11 (gallery of inserts is below)
Chrome (1) – Jose Bautista (/999)
Chrome Hot Box (Purple) Refractors (8) – Dansby Swanson & Rio Ruiz, Alex Bregman & Yulieski Gurriel, Clayton Kershaw, Willson Contreras, Jean Segura, Hunter Pence, Miguel Sano, Jose Abreu
New-age Performers (1) – Mookie Betts
1968 Topps Game (1) Giancarlo Stanton

>>> For a checklist and the variation galleries, click here

Autographs/Memorabilia: None

What’s Buzz-worthy: This year’s Heritage is probably the brand this collector has bought more than any other this season. It’s not constantly full of surprises on the retail front but they are, indeed, in there with collectors finding Superfractors, ink and other surprises inside blasters. This Hot Box delivered a Purple Refactor in every pack and it delivered two of the biggest Rookie Cards possible in Dansby Swanson and Alex Bregman. Those two make this one a win, though the base cards in this particular box were rather bland — most of those stars listed came off of subset cards. For more on Heritage this year, click here. Buzz has busted a few boxes of this brand this year right here.

Product Grade: A
Box Grade:
Fun Grade: A

What’s next? Be back in an hour …

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