Buzz Break: 2017 Topps Tier One baseball cards

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The box: 2017 Topps Tier One baseball cards
Where to buy:

Packs per box: 1
Cards per pack: 3
Cards in this box: 3
Base (Relic) set completion: 
1 of 75 (1.3 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Autographs/Memorabilia: 3

Break-out Autographs 
(2) – Tim Anderson, Seth Lugo (/300)
Tier One Relic (1) – Kyle Seager (/331)

What’s Buzz-worthy: Breaking high-end brands can be hit and miss and then there’s a break like this one where there’s not much value for now but the players are all young with potential. That’s not what I’d be looking for ripping into a brand like this — that’s Bowman stuff to me — but that’s how this particular pack went. Other packs will include some serious big-league material — autographed bat knobs, patch booklets, bat barrels, acetate autos, Derek Jeter, Aaron Judge and so many big names from the past and present. They weren’t here but it’s boxes like this one that help those big packs happen. A simple fix for this box? Guarantee a rarer parallel in every pack and then a box like this wouldn’t sting like it does.

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

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