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The box: 2017 Topps Major League Soccer cards (hobby box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com
Packs per box: 24
Cards per pack: 8
Cards in this box: 184
Base set completion: 152 of 190 (80 percent)
Rookie Cards (12) – Jackson Yueill, Hector Villalba, Niko Hansen, Jeremy Ebobisse, Miguel Almiron, Zeiko Lewis, Miles Robinson, Jakob Nerwinski, Julian Gressel, Daniel Johnson, Abu Danladi, Justin Davis
Insert cards: 18 (in gallery below)
Give & Go Black (1) – Kaka & Cyle Larin (1/1)
Give & Go (3) – Andrea Pirlo & David Villa, Christian Bolanos & Kekuta Manneh, Noicolas Lodeiro & Jordan Morris
Blue parallels (3) – Michael de Leeuw, Kelyn Rowe, Ronald Matarrita (/99)
Orange parallels (1) – Andre Blake (/25)
Throwback (4) – Kaka, Dom Dwyer, Tim Howard, Ola Kamara
Back of the Net (6) – Chris Wondolowski, Bradley Wright-Phillips, Chris Pontius, Ignacio Patti, Diego Valeri, Ola Kamara
Autograph parallel (1) – Michael Parkhurst (/339)
Museum Collection MLS Autograph Relics Red (1) – Ola Kamara (/5)
Jumbo Relics Red (1) – Nicolas Lodeiro (/15)
What’s Buzz-worthy: In a word, this box was stacked with a 1/1 insert that’s one in 5,290 packs, a one in 1,824 autographed memorabilia card and a patch card with a nice piece of prime logo. Regardless of who was found this was a strong box. The base set is a meaty 190 cards and the parallels aren’t plentiful so the ripping can be dryer for a few packs but when it delivers a few big cards this well that may not matter that much. A couple of packs had dirty white edges — likely due to some packing machinery — which was odd but generally this was a pretty good rip that delivered like a high-end brand but without the high-end price.
Product Grade: A
Box Grade: A+
Fun Grade: B+
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