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The box: 2017 Topps Stadium Club baseball cards (blaster)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (for hobby)
Packs per box: 8
Cards per pack: 5
Cards in this box: 40
Base set completion: 32 of 300 (11 percent)
Notables on base cards – Sandy Koufax, Francisco Lindor, Evan Longoria, Cal Ripken Jr., Greg Maddux, Johnny Bench, Gary Sanchez, Tim Raines, Ryne Sandberg, Nolan Ryan, Addison Russell
Rookie Cards (2) – Orlando Arcia, Kyle Zimmer (no logo)
Insert cards: 8 (all inserts and some base in gallery below)
Beam Team Gold (1) – Kris Bryant
Contact Sheet (1) – Carlos Correa
Power Zone (1) – Chipper Jones
Scoreless Streak (1) – Carlos Martinez
Sepia parallel (1) – Hank Aaron
Black parallel (1) – Brad Miller
Gold parallel (2) – David Ortiz, Cameron Maybin
What’s Buzz-worthy: At a quick glance, this box was a simple one but nothing flashy. Thanks to one insert card it’s an above average box. The Beam Team card here has gold foil and that’s a card found only one in every 192 packs (every other blaster case). That’s substantially harder to pull than a one-in-115 autograph. New this year are Chrome cards — none found here — while a successful rookie crop on cardboard also was basically nowhere to be found. Two of the parallels here are of big names and the inserts aren’t bad but a simple foil-color change just doesn’t feel like it’s enough to stand out in the box. (The odds probably won’t help its value over the long-term, either.) Stadium Club is a 1990s-styled retro product — a collector-focused brand that’s not really about the hits but everything else. Buzz will break a hobby box here soon so we’ll leave that one to say more.
Product Grade: B+
Box Grade: B+
Fun Grade: B
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