Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2014 BenchWarmer Eclectic box (Hour 5)

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 5.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2014 BenchWarmer Eclectic Collection
The cost:

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

Packs per box: 61 (60 past packs, one pack of new Eclectic hits and bonus cards)
Cards per pack: varies by year (mixed)

Notables on base cards – Carmen Electra, Ryan Shamrock, Kara Monaco, Angela Fong, Maria Kanellis, Candace Kita, Sara Jean Underwood, Katie Lohmann, Brooke Burke, Brande Roderick, Gena Lee Nolin, Holly Madison, Bridget Marquardt, Kendra Wilkinson, Victoria Fuller, Nadine Velasquez, Lisa Dergan, Jessica Canseco, Traci Bingham, Amber Smith, Nikki Ziering, Jenna Morasca

Inserts/promo cards: 20 (all inserts and hits along with some base in gallery)
1992 BenchWarmer Prisms (3) – Connie Woods, Brooke Morales, Shauna O’Brien
1994 BenchWarmer Refractive Etch (1) – Kelli Brook
2002 BenchWarmer All-American Chromium (2) – Sara Schwartz, Lana Kenner
2002 BenchWarmer Hotties Chromium (1) – Amy Weber
2004 BenchWarmer Jumbo Box-toppers (1) – Brande Roderick
2005 BenchWarmer Lingerie Bowl (1) – Christine Nguyen
2013 BenchWarmer Carmen Electra (1) – Carmen Electra
2013 BenchWarmer Boot Camp (5) – Nikki Ziering, Cassandra Lynn, Jessica Burciaga, Kathryn Smith, Patrice Hollis
2013 BenchWarmer All-American (1) – Jennifer England
2013 BenchWarmer 50 Hot Moms (1) – Jenae Alt
2014 BenchWarmer Eclectic Carmen Electra (1) – Carmen Electra
2013 BenchWarmer Philly Non-sports Show promo (1) – Mary Riley
2011 BenchWarmer Tropic Beauty Model Search promo (1) – Dessie Mitcheson

Autographs/Memorabilia: 18
Eclectic Collection Swatch (1) – 
Nikki Ziering
Eclectic Autographs (4) – Malorie Mackey, Andrea Lowell, Tabitha Taylor, Pamela Horton
2005 BenchWarmer Kiss Card (1) – Michelle Baena
2011 Signature Series Autographs (1) – 
Ryan Shamrock
2012 Signature Series Autographs (1) – Tara Ashley
2013 Signature Series Autographs (1) – Casey Durkin, Jaime Hammer
2002 BenchWarmer Box Topper (1) – Chanel Ryan & Peggy Tyler (card was in a pack)
2011 BenchWarmer Racer Girls Autographs (1) – Jasmine Dustin
2005 Signature Series Autographs (1) – Rachel Sterling
2002 BenchWarmer Autographs (1) – Annamarie Lytle
2003 BenchWarmer Autographs (1) – Renee Tenison
2005 BenchWarmer Autographs (1) – Julianna Pinheiro
2013 BenchWarmer Thanksgiving Autographs (1) – Syd Wilder
2014 BenchWarmer St. Patrick’s Day Autographs (1) – Jaime Hammer

What’s Buzz-worthy: These boxes are essentially a repack of 60 past packs along with a pack of new cards made specifically for this release. There are some names of note in TV, movies and other aspects of pop culture that can be found here and ultimately Buzz busted these for the hits. Why? There’s plenty to rip and plenty of hits. In fact, while this one included 18 hits (autos, memorabilia or Kiss Cards) four other boxes included between 12 and 15 hits per. These only guarantee eight as part of the “new stuff” that includes a few past hits along with the new. BenchWarmer has been around since the early 1990s and the explosion of autographs since then has really helped collectors find ink from names from around the pop culture world. You’ll also find base cards of names from TV shows, movies and more here atop those who have stuck to merely modeling. These boxes include a number of early packs that don’t pack a lot of hits and showcase how times have changed fashion-wise, but the rest of the packs include enough variety that things can add up fast. It’s a fun rip as you never know what — or who — those past packs might include.

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

What’s next? Be back in an hour …

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