Buzz Break: 2014 Star Trek Movies trading cards (hobby box)

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The box: 2014 Star Trek Movies trading cards (hobby box)
Where to buy:
 BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box:
 24
Cards per pack: 6
Cards in this box: 143
Base set (Star Trek Into Darkness) completion: 
110 of 110 (100 percent)
Duplicates: 15
Triplicates: 1

Insert cards: 16 (see all and some base in gallery below)
Star Trek (9) – Base cards from a 110-card set for the 2009 film
Star Trek Silver parallel (2) – Nos. 21 and 74 (/200)
Star Trek Gold parallel (1) – No. 108 (/100)
Star Trek Into Darkness Silver parallel (2) –
Nos. 42 and 99 (/200)
Star Trek Into Darkness Gold parallel (1) –
No. 8 (/100)
Foldouts (1) –
Khan

Autographs/Memorabilia: 2
Autographs (2) 
Lee Reherman, Douglas Tait

What’s Buzz-worthy: The new wave of Star Trek movies (the 2009 reboot and its 2013 sequel) get the focus in this one with a pair of sets in one. The standard set is for Star Trek Into Darkness, while a much more challenging 110-card set is found just nine times per box. You get six numbered parallels here with gold or silver foil as simple but scarce additions to your box that will help add value as people work to complete those. The two autographs here weren’t great — a security guard and the long-faced alien that fans should remember from the films — but the autograph possibilities here are very, very strong. You can land Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Leonard Nimoy, Alice Eve, Peter Weller, Simon Pegg and many more. They’re probably relatively tough pulls since the boxes are cheap, but they are in there. And that’s enough for me to try this one at least one more time, maybe more. (Don’t be shocked if this one shows up in a future Buzz 12 in 12 marathon or a later Buzz Break.) All in all this wasn’t a great box, but I really like the cardboard documentary that is this release and some of those autos are must-haves.

Product Grade: A
Box Grade:
 C (based on the ink … everything else delivered as it should)
Fun Grade: B

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