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The box: 2017 Topps The Walking Dead Evolution trading cards (Walmart-version blaster)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (for hobby)
Packs per box: 11 (10 standard, one hit pack)
Cards per pack: 6
Cards in this box: 61
Base set completion: 34 of 100 (34 percent)
Inserts: 26 (all inserts in gallery below)
Brown parallel (10) – Carl Grimes, Rick Grimes, Michonne, Rosita Espinosa, Hershel Greene, Andrea, Aaron, Enid, Sophia Peletier, Eugene Porter
Weapons (2) – Merle’s Knife Arm, Sasha’s Silencer Rifle
Weapons Brown parallel (1) – Michonne’s Katana (/99)
Allegiances (5) – Daryl & Carol, Daryl & Aaron, Shane & Andrea, Rick & Hershel, Rick & Daryl
Adversaries (3) – Rick & Negan, Shane & Otis, Rick & The Governor
No Safe Haven (3) – The Prison, Eastman’s Cabin, Alexandria
Walker (2) – Randall, Woodbury Intruder
Manufactured Bat Relic (1) – Negan
What’s Buzz-worthy: The Walking Dead has delivered very well for this box-buster at retail — specifically Walmart blasters — and this one delivered one of the more-interesting cards possible. It’s a manufactured bat Relic for Negan — so it’s not a prop that was used on-screen but looks just as it would if it were a piece of screen-swung Lucille. Either way, collectors of these don’t seem to care as these Walmart-only hits have sold for as much as $40 — and that’s for just the un-numbered versions. Atop that, this one included a numbered parallel — some boxes have, some boxes haven’t — along with the standard stuff. Good boxes here feel like steals for the price. For more on these, check out other breaks of this one here on The Buzz.
Product Grade: A-
Box Grade: A-
Fun Grade: B
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