Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2017 Topps WWE Series 2 blaster 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: 2017 Topps WWE Then Now Forever (aka Series 2) blaster box
The cost: 
$19.98 (hit for hobby)

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

Packs per box: 11 (10 standard, one Relic)
Cards per pack: 10 in standard
Cards in this box: 71
Base set completion: 
43 of 100 (43 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards – Dusty Rhodes, Roddy Piper, Mickie James, Dolph Ziggler, Seth Rollins, Charlotte Flair, Brie Bella, Mandy Rose, Lana, Roman Reigns, Kurt Angle, Natalya, Shawn Michaels, Bruno Sammartino, Bray Wyatt

Insert/short-print cards: 29 (a sampling in gallery below)
Magenta Printing Plate (1) – Curt Hawkins (1/1)
Bronze parallel (5) – Mickie James, Apollo Crews, Harley Race, Big Show, Charly Caruso
John Cena Tribute (2) – Defeats Bray Wyatt, Defeats Rusev
Daniel Bryan Tribute (1) – Becomes the Smackdown Live General Manager
Finishers (20) – Chris Jericho #DIY, Andrade “Cien” Almas, Undertaker (2), Big Show, Goldberg, Finn Balor (2), Mick Foley, John Cena, Ember Moon, A.J. Styles (2), Eric Young, The Miz, Triple H, Brock Lesnar, Peyton Royce, Shinsuke Nakamura

Autographs/Memorabilia: None

What’s Buzz-worthy: This box is here for one reason and one reason only — because its bonus pack included a printing plate instead of a Relic and that’s something I’ve never seen before, though the panel odds clearly show that it’s possible. Initially, I thought that my hit pack was missing a card but that impending doom quickly changed as it’s a one-in-every-78-boxes pull. Even crazier? This was an impulse gift buy from somebody else — so I need them picking my boxes from now on. If you’re a regular reader here, then you’ve seen past breaks of this one (probably too many at this point) right here — go check out those to see more on this release. This box made the countdown just to remind you that, yes, there are advanced pulls possible in blasters — even if it is Curt Hawkins, who recently noted his WWE record at 0-140. (Hey, he’s on TV … are you?)

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

What’s next? Be back in an hour …

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