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: 2015 Topps Chrome football Mega Box (retail-only release initially)
The cost: Click here
What’s inside this one? Keep reading …
Packs per box: 16 (14 Topps Chrome packs, one 10-card 60th Anniversary Rookies pack and one Rookie Relic pack)
Cards per pack: 4 (standard packs)
Cards in this box: 67
Base set completion: 55 of 200 (28 percent)
Notables on base cards – Julio Jones, Peyton Manning, Cam Newton, Demaryius Thomas, Andrew Luck, Derek Carr, Antonio Brown, Ben Roethlisberger, Calvin Johnson
Rookie Cards (14) – Marcus Mariota, T.J. Yeldon, Vince Mayle, Sammie Coates, Melvin Gordon, Maxx Williams, Sean Mannion, Breshad Perriman, Dezmin Lewis, Karlos Williams, Danny Shelton, Shane Ray, Randy Gregory, Dorial Green-Beckham
Inserts: 11 (all in gallery below with some base)
Blue Refractor parallel (1) – Richard Sherman (/199)
60th Anniversary Rookies (10) – Todd Gurley, Marcus Mariota, Kevin White, Leonard Williams, Ty Montgomery, Sammie Coates, David Cobb, Garrett Grayson, Rashad Greene, Phillip Dorsett
60th Anniversary Rookie Relics (1) – Garrett Grayson
What’s Buzz-worthy: These boxes were initially made for retail and to capitalize upon a rookie crop that’s still stacking up as pretty decent a couple years later. This particular box wasn’t all that flashy with its key cards but there’s a good amount of Chrome cardboard here along with a guaranteed hit. The rookies here include Marcus Mariota, Amari Cooper, Jameis Winston, Todd Gurley, Tyler Lockett and there is a full rainbow of parallels for the 60th Anniversary Rookie Relics along with plenty possible in the standard packs. This one isn’t my favorite year for Chrome designs, but there’s no doubting the powerful place that the brand has had for football fans. This is a chance to revisit that in a fun but affordable way.
Product Grade: A
Box Grade: B
Fun Grade: A-
What’s next? Be back in an hour …
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