Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2016 Topps Heritage WWE blaster case (Hour 7)

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 7.

12in12-logo-smallerThe case: 2016 Topps Heritage WWE blaster box case 
The cost: Click here

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

Boxes per case: 16
Packs per box:
 8 (seven standard plus one Relic pack)
Cards per pack: 9
Cards per box: 64
Base set completion: 
110 of 110 (100 percent)
Extras: Yes — between four and seven copies per card (four sets completed)

Notables on base cards – “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, Trish Stratus, Bret “Hit Man” Hart, Kevin Owens, The Rock, Undertaker, Bruno Sammartino, Finn Balor, Bayley, Bray Wyatt, Sasha Banks, “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, Asuka, John Cena, Becky Lynch, Braun Strowman, Eddie Guerrero, Charlotte Flair, Paige, Lita, “Macho Man” Randy Savage and so many more.

Rookie Cards – Braun Strowman, Big Cass, A.J. Styles, Enzo Amore, Karl Anderson, Mandy Rose, Aiden English, Apollo Crews, Baron Corbin, Sami Zayn, Simon Gotch

Inserts: 383 (some in gallery below with some base samples)
All-Star Patch (4) – Bam Bam Bigelow, Brock Lesnar, Finn Balor, Samoa Joe (/299)
All-Star Patch Silver (1) – Triple H (/50)
All-Star Patch Bronze (2) – John Cena, Big Van Vader (/99)
The Rock Tribute (37) – three to five copies per card (part of a continuity set)
Turn Back The Clock (112) – set complete with six to eight copies per card
Record Breaker (112) – set complete with three to six copies per card
WCW/nWo All-Stars (112) – set complete with two to five copies per card
Blue parallel (1) – “Rowdy” Roddy Piper (/25)
Bronze parallel (2) – Ultimate Warrior, Triple H (/99)

Autographs/Memorabilia: 9
Shirt Relics Bronze (2) – 
Kofi Kingston, Jimmy Uso (/150)
Shirt Relics Blue (1) – Jimmy Uso (/25)
NXT Mat Relics Silver (1) – Alex Riley (/50)
Survivor Series Mat Relics (2) – Jey Uso, Luke Harper (/199)
Survivor Series Mat Relics Bronze (1) – Jimmy Uso (/99)
Survivor Series Mat Relics Silver (1) – 
Goldust (/50)
Survivor Series Mat Relics Gold (1) – Kane (/10)

What’s Buzz-worthy: Buzz picked this one up recently when it was on sale, hoping for some fun and raw content. It was there, but it also was a bit of a smackdown. Sure, I knew there were no autographs in the one — not that big of a deal for the price — but unless you’re a fan of The Usos you might not be a fan of the hits found here. The manufactured Relics aren’t ideal but of the nine hits that weren’t manurelics four of them were of the Smackdown tag champs. It’s a good thing that the base set is one of the best WWE sets ever made with the strong photography of past and present stars perfectly working here along with a simple array of inserts and parallels. That alone kept this case from being a bummer. Had these boxes included occasional signed Relics — a move that Topps has turned to this year — it might be an untouchable case and a perfect buy. This one did deliver very well in terms of big names on rarer cards — see the three base parallels and some of the manufactured Relics — but there was also the sting of the only NXT Relic (big potential!) being the worst possible name. It happens. This was a fun rip but it’s just not supposed to Uso so often. I’ll be back for one more of this one if the price dips again — this is a quality product that offers a comprehensive look at the WWE’s heritage.

Product Grade: A (Previously gave it a B+ … it’s better than that.)
Case Grade:
 B+ (So many Usos hurt, but other inclusions are strong.)
Fun Grade: A

What’s next? Be back in an hour …

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