Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2012 Cryptozoic The Big Bang Theory Seasons 3 & 4 hobby box (Hour 2)

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 2.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2012 Cryptozoic The Big Bang Theory Seasons 3 & 4 (hobby)
The cost: 

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

Packs per box: 24
Cards per pack: 5
Cards in this box: 114
Base set completion: 
68 of 68 (100 percent)
Duplicates: 40

Inserts: 4 (all in gallery below with some base)
The Elevator (2) – “Initial Here …” and “I don’t have play dates, I have colleagues!”
Duos (2) – “That’s how I heard it” and “Yeah, I just stopped by to say –”

Autographs/Memorabilia: 2
Autographs (wardrobe) (1) – 
Kunal Nayyar as Raj
Wardrobe (1) – Raj

What’s Buzz-worthy: Talk about a surprising box. My first pack yielded the autographed wardrobe card, which is a type of card reportedly found only once or twice per case. The asking price for the only one of those on eBay when I checked? More than $230 — Raj apparently has some fans. The reason I picked up this box is that this series seems to have a better lineup of ink from the show’s top cast members without breaking the bank — the first series wax is pricier and most-recent boxes don’t even have them all and they’re still rare. When I found this box at a better price than I’d ever seen, it was a no-brainer to try. (There is retail wax of this, too, so check the details out there.) The second hit in the box was found in the third pack I opened, making this box relatively anti-climactic for the rest of the packs. The rest included a full base set and just four total inserts from two sets as it should have delivered — a surprisingly low number compared to recent releases from the company. The first pack made this box a winner — and if you land ink from Penny, Sheldon Cooper, Leonard Hofstadter, Howard Wolowitz, Amy Farrah Fowler, Bernadette Rostenkowski-Wolowitz or Raj Koothrappali like this one then it’s still a big win. A number of the other autos in this release are notable but they’re not as strong as the main cast, who’ll probably have little need for autograph signing income in the future as they’re doing pretty well in Season 12. Making this one even more interesting? Just 7,000 boxes were made — and I will rip another at some point as long as it’s near this price.

Product Grade: A
Box Grade:
Fun Grade: A

What’s next? Be back in an hour …

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One thought on “Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2012 Cryptozoic The Big Bang Theory Seasons 3 & 4 hobby box (Hour 2)

  1. kinkinsley November 17, 2017 / 1:32 pm

    Very nice! Hindsight is 20/20 and I wish I’d bought some of the early BBT boxes at release.


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