Buzz Break: 2014 Topps football cards (Relic hanger box)

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The box: 2014 Topps football cards (Relic hanger box)
Where to buy: Check around (This one: $7.98 in a retail clearance bin.)

Cards in this box: 72
Base set completion: 
60 of 440 (14 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards: Peyton Manning, Andrew Luck, Julian Edelman, Matt Ryan, Jason Witten, Andy Dalton, Colts team card, Seahawks team

Rookie Cards (16) – Martavis Bryant, Jake Matthews, A.J. McCarron, Charles Sims, Kevin Norwood, Jared Abbrederis, Marion Grice, LaDarius Perkins, Pierre Desir, Donte Moncrief, Tyler Gaffney, George Atkinson III, Cody Latimer, Zach Mettenberger, Darqueze Dennard, Aaron Donald

Insert cards: 11 (all inserts and some base in gallery below)

1963 Mini (1) – Austin Seferian-Jenkins
Gold parallel (1) – DeMarcus Ware (/2,014)
Power Players (1) – Steven Jackson
Unleashed (1) – J.J. Watt
Fantasy Focus (1) – Nick Foles
Fantasy Strategies (1) – Jordan Cameron
1,000 Yard Club (1) – Ryan Mathews
4,000 Yard Club (1) – Drew Brees
Play 60 (2) – Morgan Burnett, Kenneth Lorenzo
Punt Pass & Kick (1) – McKenna Murphy

Autographs/Memorabilia: 1
Rookie Jumbo Relic (1) – 
Khalil Mack

What’s Buzz-worthy: Take a look at the names here and you’ll see how much the league can change even in just a few seasons. (How many of those rookies panned out?) Also different is that Topps is on the sidelines for even making cards, but revisiting these discounted boxes can give us a glimpse back to that time. This box included a ton of rookies and a decent amount of inserts along with a hit for an original price of $14.98 and a discounted price now of $7.98. Either way, this wasn’t a bad break, though the base cards’ star power was a little lacking (a sign that this is a big base set). If I could find a few more, I’d probably rip them at this price — just for fun.

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

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