Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2016 Topps Apex MLS soccer cards box (Hour 6)

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.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2016 Topps Apex MLS soccer cards
The cost: Click here

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

Packs per box: 2
Cards per pack: 32
Cards in this box: 60
Base set completion: 
45 of 100 (45 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Rookie Cards (3) – Tim Howard, Fabian Herbers, Jordan Morris

Insert cards: 12 (all in gallery below with a few base cards)
Blue parallel (1) – Steven Gerrard (/99)
Green parallel (1) – Sebastian LeToux (/50)
Golazo (2) – 
Maximiliano Urruti, Sebastian Giovinco
Global Influence (6) –
Alvaro Saborio, Sebastian Giovinco, Didier Drogba, Mauro Diaz, Giovani Dos Santos, Jozy Altidore
Global Influence Green (1) – Frank Lampard (/50)
Kick Free Pack code card (1)

Autographs/Memorabilia: 3
Apex Autographs (2) – 
David Villa, Kwadwo Poku
Crest Jumbo Relic Printing Plate – Yellow (1) – Andrea Pirlo (/1)

What’s Buzz-worthy: A patch Relic printing plate (one in 74 boxes), two autos and two parallels of British stars who even Buzz knows make this a pretty strong box — and even better here is that it’s one that’s bargain-priced. Not all boxes will be like this one but it’s a brand where there are definitely premium cards inside — and, again, without that premium price. … As said in a previous break here, Apex’s packaging might make you think it’s a high-priced high-end brand but it’s really just a mid-range brand that feels like something more that allows you to get a bit more for less. If you get lucky it can really feel high-end. … It’s a colorful look at MLS and the Golazo inserts show this energy well, while the autograph lineup includes parallels of base cards and more such as duals. … There are all kinds of parallels found here on both hits and base cards and this was a pretty fun break just because it was a fast and varied break with a bunch of basic cards, too. The mini-box format is one that really helps collectors get guaranteed hits for a lower price — this is something that should be tried en masse in all sports.

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

What’s next? Be back in an hour …

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