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The box: Topps The Walking Dead Season 7 trading cards (Walmart-version blaster box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (for hobby)
Packs per box: 11 (10 standard, one hit pack)
Cards per pack: 6
Cards in this box: 61
Base set completion: 34 of 100 (34 percent)
Inserts: 26 (all inserts in gallery below with some base)
Rust (10) – base parallels
Chop (2) – Dwight, Aaron
Allegiances (5) – Rosita & Sasha, Aaron & Eric, Ezekiel & Ben, Daryl & Carol, Ezekiel & Jerry
Rivalries (3) – Negan & David, Tara & Natania, Rick & Negan
Characters (3) – Rick, Sasha, Olivia
Walkers (2) – Nos. 5 and 7
Walkers Rust parallel (1) – No. 10 (/99)
Bullet Relic Mold (1) – Rick Grimes (/20)
What’s Buzz-worthy: The Walking Dead hits retail once again and it appears that there are also once again differing boxes for Target and Walmart. These retail boxes are once again loaded with one hit per — and hits can be autographs (start at one in 12 boxes), Relics, Auto Relics, dual autos, triple autos, Negan Relics/autos, and, most importantly in this one, Bullet Relics only found in Walmart boxes. This box delivered big-time with an insert parallel found one in every 264 packs (27 boxes) and a Mold Bullet Relic parallel that’s one in every 47 boxes. That’s a hard-hitting box — Negan-style or something. (Interestingly, they are called Shell Casing Relics on the front of the box, Bullet Relics on the odds panel and Ammo Relic on the card itself.) The goods beyond the hit are nearly identical to out past Season 6 break at retail with a few insert changes but ultimately the same number of inserts and base cards. At $19.98, these might be a very appealing way to chase some hits in smaller bites than hobby and this box proves that the fun stuff can, indeed, be in there. The Bullet Relic was a big surprise for this collector — I enjoyed the rip, though a lot of the boxes out there could be simple. But, I forgot to mention, there also can be printing plates (one in 4,611 packs) and sketch cards (one in 36 boxes). If you’re a fan of the show, one of these (or two or three) are a n0-brainer. I’ll probably do another, at some point, knowing that it won’t stack up compared to this box.
Product Grade: A-
Box Grade: A+
Fun Grade: A-
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