Buzz Break: 2017 Topps Series 1 baseball cards (blaster box)

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The box: 2017 Topps Series 1 baseball cards 
Where to buy: (several formats)

Packs per box: 11 (10 standard, one patch pack)
Cards per pack: 10
Cards in this box: 101
Base set completion: 
78 of 350 (22 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Base cards of note – Kris Bryant, Francisco Lindor, Albert Pujols, Dustin Pedroia, Jake Arrieta, Mookie Betts

Rookie Cards (8) – Aaron Judge, Andrew Benintendi, Alex Bregman, Yuliesky Gurriel, Ryon Healy, Braden Shipley, Joe Musgrove, Robert Gsellman

Insert/short-print cards: 23 (all in gallery below with notable Rookie Cards)
Jackie Robinson Commemorative Patch (1) – Bryce Harper
Gold parallel (1) 
– Aaron Hicks (/2,017)
Rainbow foil parallel (1) – Edwin Encarnacion
1987 Topps (2) – Clayton Kershaw, Sonny Gray
Topps Salute (7) – Miguel Sano, Yoenis Cespedes, Felix Hernandez, Masahiro Tanaka, Joey Votto, Wil Myers, Todd Frazier
Bowman Then & Now (1) – Robinson Cano
First Pitch (1) – Paul Wall
Five Tool (2) – Hunter Pence, Kyle Seager
Greatest Memories reprints (2) – Ken Griffey Jr., Don Mattingly
MLB Awards (5) – Mark Trumbo, David Ortiz, Jose Fernandez, Josh Donaldson, Max Scherzer

Autographs/Memorabilia: None

What’s Buzz-worthy: With the first 2018 Topps baseball cards to arrive very soon and this box being a bargain bin find, this collector figured “Why not?” and was rewarded pretty well with the hottest rookie of last summer, Aaron Judge, and plenty more. Bryce Harper is a good find on the manufactured Relic front, too. Want to know more about this one? Check out the links below and a hobby box break here. Last year was a good year for baseball cards thanks to a number of players and this box is just a hint of what was. Here’s to a fun 2018.

>> Related: Check out all of our handy 2017 Topps Series 1 MLB links here.

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

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