Buzz Break: 2017 Topps Museum Collection baseball cards

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The box: 2017 Topps Museum Collection baseball cards
Where to buy:

Packs per box: 4
Cards per pack: 5
Cards in this box: 20
Base set completion: 
10 of 100 (10 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Base cards – Bryce Harper, Don Mattingly, David Ortiz, Buster Posey, Carlos Correa, Giancarlo Stanton, Carlos Gonzalez, Jose Bautista, Freddie Freeman, Yu Darvish

Insert cards: 6 (gallery of these and more below)

Copper parallel (3) – Dansby Swanson, Daniel Murphy, Javier Baez
Ruby parallel (1) – Masahiro Tanaka (/50)
Canvas Collection (2) – Don Mattingly, Yoenis Cespedes

Autographs/Memorabilia: 4
Archival Autographs (1) – Carson Fulmer (/299)
Signature Swatches (1) – 
Trevor Story (/199)
Meaningful Material Relics (1) – 
Blake Snell (/50)
Primary Pieces (1) – 
Andrew McCutchen (/99)

What’s Buzz-worthy: This high-end brand is one where you’re best-suited to take the gamble by the box. This year, there are two autos per box (one on-card auto, one auto Relic) and then one patch card (the box mistakenly says jumbo Relic, which is what this one included in past years). This box over-delivered with a second Canvas Collection card (at the expense of a parallel) but made up for it with a top rookie among the parallels we did get. The hits were mostly young stars who have had more ups than downs so this box would be above average on that front but maybe disappointing to those expecting The Big One that these boxes can deliver. These black-bordered cards are cleanly cut and heavily glossed so no issues there (this collector would prefer white or some other color) and the Ruby parallel is one that’s found in roughly every fourth box. (Those parallel names could be simpler.) Buzz doesn’t buy a ton of high-end brands but this one is worth considering if you rip by the box. Going pack by pack can pay off but the Relic packs may not be as hot as ink — and you can pull Mike Trout, Ichiro Suzuki, Bryce Harper, Kris Bryant, Albert Pujols, Hank Aaron, Aaron Judge and many of other notables here. There are some really solid multi-auto and framed auto cards to be found, too, making this one to tear into if it’s in your price range. If not, hunt the singles you can and have fun — there’s a lot to choose from here.

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

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