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 … and this is our finale for today.
The box: 2017 Topps WWE Road to WrestleMania (hobby)
The cost: Click here
What’s inside this one? Keep reading …
Packs per box: 24
Cards per pack: 7
Cards in this box: 168
Base set completion: 100 of 100 (100 percent)
Notables on base cards – John Cena, Sting, Triple H, Lita, Sasha Banks, Shane McMahon, Maryse, Roman Reigns, Charlotte Flair, Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose, Brock Lesnar, The Rock, Kevin Owens, Chris Jericho, Undertaker, A.J. Styles, Dana Brooke, Bayley
Insert/short-print cards: 66 (a limited gallery of some inserts is below)
Magenta printing plate (1) – Shane McMahon (/1)
Blue parallel (1) – The Usos (/99)
Bronze parallel (12) – Dean Ambrose, The Wyatt Family, Kalisto, Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose, The Rock, Roman Reigns & Bray Wyatt, A.J. Styles, Shane McMahon, The New Day, John Cena, Seth Rollins
John Cena Tribute (4) – Makes his debut, defeats Triple H, 2005 Royal Rumble, wins 2003 Survivor Series match
WrestleMania Roster (48) – Complete set minus two cards
Autographs (1) – Roman Reigns (/200)
What’s Buzz-worthy: Want to see the rare scenario where this collector would have been happy by not getting a 1/1 in a box? This might be it. Getting a Shane McMahon printing plate — it counts as a hit — meant I was only getting one autograph and that put all my eggs in a Roman Reigns basket. Not a bad auto but also not one I would have wanted. This is a WWE release that could be picking up steam with those breaking for hits with it typically yielding two on-card autographs per box and a simple (maybe too simple) assortment of inserts and parallels for a base set that highlights notable events in the last year of WWE. It’s a highlights set but this one is vastly improved compared to previous versions. I’d argue that it might be a stronger rip than the 2017 Topps Series 1 set simply since you typically get two on-card autos per box. (Flagship does a sticker auto and a Relic.) All in all, there were definitely worse boxes out there for this one — but this collector is buying for the ink and already ripped a few. That’s one more sign this box isn’t a bad set at all.
Product Grade: A-
Box Grade: A
Fun Grade: B+
What do you want to see next time during 12 in 12? Tell us in the comments or on Twitter. We’ll mix in more full boxes and newer stuff if we see that you like it. If you made it this far, thanks for checking out The Buzz all day.
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