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The box: 2017 Topps Stadium Club Major League Soccer cards (hobby box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com
Packs per box: 16
Cards per pack: 8
Cards in this box: 128
Base set completion: 100 of 100 (100 percent)
Insert cards: 13 (all in gallery below)
Photo variation (1) – Tim Howard (batch code on SPs ends with 57)
Black & White parallel (4) – Roland Alberg, Keegan Rosenberry, Jermaine Jones, Felipe
Gold parallel (2) – Alex, Diego Fagundez
Profiles (4) – Michael Bradley, Joao Plata, Andrea Pirlo, Bradley Wright-Phillips
Scoreless Streak (2) – Tim Howard, Andre Blake
Stadium Club Autographs (1) – Tim Melia
Lone Star Signatures (1) – Kellyn Acosta (/30)
What’s Buzz-worthy: Stadium Club is traditionally the home of vibrant or creative photography not as emphasized elsewhere and this is just that with the stars of MLS. It’s a relatively simple lineup of a base set with five parallels, 20 cards with photo variations (every other box) and then a pair of inserts (with parallels) and then autographs. This box delivered as it should have statistically with one of the autos being a rarer auto found one in every eight boxes (two per case) and these boxes are cheaper than traditional boxes with only 16 packs per but the same number of hits. The simplicity here is a plus — you can buy a box and have the set as this box proves — and then a few boxes can get you closer on much of what’s here. At its present price, that makes this one that’s very collector-friendly.
Product Grade: A-
Box Grade: A
Fun Grade: B+
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