Buzz 12 in 12: Busting two 2016 Topps WWE NXT boxes (Hour 9)

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 9.

12in12-logo-smallerThe boxes: 2016 Topps WWE NXT
The cost: 
$15 each via (on sale)

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

BOX ONE (all cards in gallery below)
Packs per box:
Cards per pack: 5
Cards in this box: 5
Base set completion: 
3 of 50 (6 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Base cards: Billie Kay, Nia Jax, Hideo Itami

Packs per box: 1
Cards per pack: 5
Cards in this box: 5
Base set completion: 
3 of 50 (6 percent)

Base cards: Rezar, Rusev, Xavier Woods

Insert cards: 1
Bronze parallel 
(1) – Chad Gable (/50)

Autographs/Memorabilia: 1
NXT Silver Autographs (1) – Johnny Gargano (/25)

Insert cards: 1
Bronze parallel 
(1) – Bray Wyatt (/50)

Autographs/Memorabilia: 1
NXT Autographs (1) – Tye Dillinger (/99)

What’s Buzz-worthy: As said in a previous break of this one, the stars of WWE’s developmental promotion, NXT, have helped transform the main roster in recent years and the next wave of talent got their own cardboard via this online-only release last year. These two boxes delivered decent names and scarcity with an on-card autograph and a parallel in each pack and none of them were over 99 copies. … The only bummer here? The autographs each had  roller marks/scuffs on the bottom edge from packaging — under the T and under the H in the photo above right — perhaps because the card stock here is as skinny as it gets. And the scuffs weren’t found on the base cards surrounding them in the packs. There are a number of first-time autos here as well as some of the biggest names from the past who are now on the WWE’s top rosters, so it’s one to consider. Be sure to check out the recently released 2017 version — 10 packs per box — and an auto in every pack.

Product Grade: A
Box Grades:
Fun Grade: B (damaged hits)

What’s next? Be back in an hour …

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