Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2014 Topps baseball Mega Box (Hour 11)

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 11.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2014 Topps baseball Mega Box 
The cost: Click here

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

Packs per box: 7
Cards in this box: 48

Cards per Update pack: 8
Base set completion: 
34 of 330 (10 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Cards per Chrome Update pack: 4
Base set completion: 
7 of 55 (13 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notable players on base cards – David Price, Jon Lester, Starlin Castro, Aroldis Chapman, Yoenis Cespedes

Rookie cards (10) Chrome Update: Mookie Betts, Jacob deGrom, Daniel Webb, Michael Choice, Chase Anderson, Masahiro Tanaka. Topps Update: Mookie Betts, Jose Abreu, Andrew Heaney, Brandon Cumpton

Insert cards: 7 (all and some base cards in gallery below)
World Series Heroes (1) Sandy Koufax (Chrome Refractor finish)
Red Hot Foil parallel (1) – Glen Perkins
1989 Topps Mini (1) – David Cone
The Future is Now (1) – Nick Castellanos
Power Players (1) – Masahiro Tanaka
Fond Farewells (2) – George Brett, Roy Halladay

Autographs/Memorabilia: None

What’s Buzz-worthy: This box went hitless but it still gets a top mark. Why? We pulled not one but two Mookie Betts Rookie Cards — one Chrome and one standard. That’s a win — but then you can add on a few more top rookies and a small selection of inserts. These originally retail-only boxes aren’t as cheap as they used to be, but the quality Rookie Cards are driving demand here and you get just a two packs of Chromes that also have parallels. Click to see the demand … we’ll wait. Ok, ok — this box could have been topped if we had landed a Betts Chrome parallel but it was still solid. The rookie crop here is strong with many of them found in this box — and statistically you’d have to open about eight boxes to build a Chrome set. That’s something that helps the value. About the only drawback with these boxes is how little you get inside — that hurts the fun factor — but this one was still good. Also in the mix in the Chrome packs here are Relics (one in 34 packs) and auto Relics (one in 561) along with those Refractors.

Product Grade: A-
Box Grade:
 A+
Fun Grade: B

What’s next? Be back in an hour …

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2 thoughts on “Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2014 Topps baseball Mega Box (Hour 11)

  1. Factoid May 11, 2017 / 6:00 pm

    Your Breaks are Obviously Not accurate on the Hits . Because anyone who’s Busted Any amount of this Products knows from experience that the 4 Chrome cards you Supposedly pulled Don’t run together in the Same Pack. Bring Us a Legit Break and stop with the fake Hits …

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  2. BlowoutBuzz May 12, 2017 / 9:23 am

    You’re 100% wrong on this one. That’s what was in the box.

    The seven cards shown were found in two packs in the box — one common card was not pictured.

    Thanks for reading!

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