Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2016 Topps Holiday baseball cards box (Hour 4)

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 4.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2016 Topps Holiday baseball cards
The cost: Click here

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

Packs per box: 10
Cards per pack: 10
Cards in this box: 98
Base set completion: 
92 of 200 (46 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards – Bryce Harper, Kris Bryant, Ichiro Suzuki, Madison Bumgarner, Giancarlo Stanton, Mookie Betts, Yu Darvish, Albert Pujols, Mike Trout, Nolan Arenado

Rookie Cards (10) – Jose Berrios, Robert Stephenson, Seung-Hwan Oh, Henry Owens, Tyler White, Ross Stripling, Aledmys Diaz, Miguel Sano, Kenta Maeda, Trayce Thompson

Inserts: 5 (all in gallery below with a few base cards)
Metallic Snowflake (5) – Albert Pujols, Addison Russell, Corey Kluber, Jason Hammel, Wil Myers

Autographs/Memorabilia: 1
Snowflake Relic (1) – Jorge Soler

What’s Buzz-worthy: As said in a previous break here, Topps offered up this retail-exclusive as a holiday gift to the hobby with a new set (numbering-wise) with a new touch (snowflakes!) and an autograph or Relic in every single box. Autographs are found in roughly every 31st box so there will be Relics in most boxes, though there are auto parallels and autographed Relics, too. … You should find five parallels in every box, which means a one in 40 box shot at any particular name from the 200-card set. That should help the value for some of these un-numbered parallels. … The basic set is full of notable rookies and name players — it’s a simple creation with some oomph here and there and some chase (see the checklist for the ink and Relics).

Click here to view the final checklist for the release.

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

What’s next? Be back in an hour …

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