Buzz Break: 2015 Topps Chrome football cards (Relic blaster box)

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The box: 2015 Topps Chrome NFL (Relic blaster box)
Where to buy: (for hobby)

Packs per box: 8 (seven standard, one Relic)
Cards per pack: 4
Cards in this box: 29
Base set completion: 
19 of 200 (10 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards: Mark Ingram, Joe Flacco, Marshawn Lynch, Sammy Watkins, Robert Griffin III

Rookie Cards (7) – Jesse James, Kevin White, P.J. Williams, Nate Orchard, Danielle Hunter, Eric Kendricks, Kenny Bell

Insert cards: 9 (all in gallery below with some base)

Refractors (2) – Jesse James, Eric Kendricks
X-fractors (2) – Breshad Perriman, Dezmin Lewis
Green Refractors (2) – Nick Foles, Lamar Miller
1976 Topps Insert (1) – Jalen Strong
1989 Topps Insert (2) – David Johnson, Tevin Coleman

Autographs/Memorabilia: 1
Rookie Relic (1) – David Cobb

What’s Buzz-worthy: The final standard release of Topps Chrome football is one that, at retail, can guarantee a hit in some versions of blaster boxes, a pretty good volume of parallels and a few inserts that focus on what was the 6oth anniversary for Topps and the NFL. This particular box was an average one with few highlights though the 1976 insert is found one in every fourth box. The David Johnson insert is probably the biggest highlight here and the Relic is one of a guy who played seven games as a rookie but has been a practice-squader ever since. (He’s a Bears reserve now.) This was a bargain bin find at a retail chain so that’s why it made its way here — check out a hobby box for a more full Chrome experience.

Product Grade: A-
Box Grade:
Fun Grade: B-

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