Buzz Break: 2017 Topps Stadium Club baseball cards (hobby box)

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The box: 2017 Topps Stadium Club baseball cards (hobby box)
Where to buy:

Packs per box: 16
Cards per pack: 8
Cards in this box: 128
Base set completion: 
106 of 300 (35 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards – Don Mattingly, David Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia, Nolan Arenado, Josh Donaldson, Carl Yastrzemski, Jeff Bagwell, Francisco Lindor, Yu Darvish, Mark McGwire, Bryce Harper, Willie McCovey, Duke Snider, Chipper Jones, Hank Aaron, Willie Stargell, Bo Jackson, Randy Johnson

Rookie Cards (12) – Josh Bell, Yulieski Gurriel, Chad Pinder, Hunter Dozier, Hunter Renfroe, JaCoby Jones, Luke Weaver, Alex Reyes, Gavin Cecchini, Jorge Alfaro, Ryon Healy, Kyle Zimmer (no logo)

Insert cards: 19 (all inserts and some base in gallery below)
Photo variation (1) – Tim Raines
Chrome parallel (1) – Matt Carpenter
Chrome Refractor parallel (1) – Jose Canseco
Beam Team (1) – Gary Sanchez
Contact Sheet (2) – Mike Trout, Joey Votto
Power Zone (2) – Anthony Rizzo, Albert Pujols
Scoreless Streak (2) – Julio Urias, Marcus Stroman
Black parallel (2) – Daniel Murphy, Mitch Moreland
Gold parallel (7) – David Ortiz, J.A. Happ, Adam Duvall, Mark Melancon, JaCoby Jones, David Wright, Matt Duffy

Autographs/Memorabilia: 2
Autographs (2) – 
Robert Gsellman, Joe Musgrove

What’s Buzz-worthy: This is a product that didn’t wow me after busting a blaster box — but it feels about the same as past years but perhaps slightly less flashy after ripping this one despite some new touches. New this year are Chrome cards — one Chrome card and one Refractor found here — and, like our blaster, once again the top names in a successful rookie crop on cardboard were nowhere to be found. There was a better crop of strong photos in this one vs. the blaster so that part of Stadium Club was covered here but it wasn’t a very flashy box. (I graded it above average since the variations are one in every 72 packs.) It’s a relatively fun box for a collector — probably more fun if a stronger box — and Stadium Club is a 1990s-styled retro product. It’s a collector-focused brand that’s not really about the hits but everything else. The autos here weren’t big ones but there’s some good potential here on that front so as long as you don’t pay too much more than you should this one’s worth a rip.

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

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