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 6.
The box: 2017 Topps Tribute
The cost: Click here for price
What’s inside this one? Keep reading …
Packs per box: 6
Cards per pack: 3
Cards in this box: 18
Base set completion: 10 of 90 (11 percent)
Base cards – Andy Pettitte, Gary Carter, Corey Kluber, Aledmys Diaz, Tony LaRussa, Mike Trout, Josh Donaldson, Luis Aparicio, Manny Machado, Wil Myers
Insert cards: 2 (gallery of everything in box is below)
Green parallels (2) – Mookie Betts, Jake Arrieta (/99)
Tribute Relics (1) – Jacob deGrom (/192)
Tribute Relics Purple (1) – Bryce Harper (/50)
Stamp of Approval Relics Green (1) – Joey Votto (/99)
Tribute Autographs (1) – Blake Snell (/199)
Tribute Autographs Purple (1) – Jose Altuve (/50)
Generations of Excellence Red (1) – Andres Galarraga (/10)
What’s Buzz-worthy: This was an above-average box of Tribute that delivered pretty well with the color parallels, collectable names for autos and memorabilia and even for scarcity. Throw in a Mike Trout appearance among the base cards and two parallels and there’s not a lot lacking here. Just think, that Galarraga could have been a Derek Jeter as he’s in that set … Buzz doesn’t do high-end boxes like this often, but this one wasn’t disappointing. Could there have been a bigger card? Yes, but there are also boxes that haven’t delivered as well.
Product Grade: A
Box Grade: A
Fun Grade: A
What’s next? Be back in an hour …
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