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The box: 2017 Topps Series 2 baseball cards
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com
Packs per box: 36
Cards per pack: 10
Cards in this box: 365
Base set completion:
305 of 350 (87 percent)
Base cards of note – Yu Darvish, Nolan Arenado, Jake Arrieta, Michael Conforto, Buster Posey, Justin Verlander, Yasiel Puig, Ichiro Suzuki, Albert Pujols, Manny Machado, Jose Altuve
Rookie Cards (22) – Manny Margot, Roman Quinn, Adalberto Mejia, Jorge Alfaro, Jharel Cotton, Hunter Renfroe, Koda Glover, Bruce Maxwell, Hunter Dozier, Jesus Aguilar, Rob Zastryzny, Jose Martinez, German Marquez, Renato Nunez, Stephen Cardullo, Rob Segedin, Ty Blach, T.J. Rivera, Matt Olson, Gavin Cecchini, Pat Valaika, Trey Mancini
First Bowman Chrome autos, Topps Heritage autos and Rookie Cards in general for key players seem to be powering sales of wax boxes most generally these days for Major League Baseball.
Those shouldn’t be too surprising, but in a world of seemingly countless options with autographs, serial-numbering or memorabilia pieces one could argue that less is more — that oldschool simplicity is back.
And one could argue that the basic Rookie Cards from a hobby staple such as Topps Update (or Topps Traded if you’re oldschool) continue to be an emerging go-to — and not just for players such as Mike Trout, whose 2011 Topps Update card is a ridiculous seller if in top condition and still pretty impressive if just in a lesser slab.
Perhaps it’s just a gut feeling with the arrival of 2017 Topps Update previewing last week and its date now known on the release calendar — but the old Topps Traded sets of the 1980s and even recent years of Topps Update also seem like fertile collecting ground, too, especially if you’re into graded specimens.
Here’s a year-by-year rundown of notable Rookie Cards from past Traded and Update sets …
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 6.
The box: 2017 Topps Tribute
The cost: Click here for price
What’s inside this one? Keep reading …
Do you like Buzz Breaks? We recently launched 12 in 12 — a series of a dozen breaks of past wax boxes and wax packs in a dozen hours. This is a single-pack break in that style — but not the launching of a new 12 in 12. (We’ll perhaps have one of those next month. Click the logo below to see the previous posts in the series.)
The pack: 1986 Donruss MLB wax pack
The cost now: $1.50
The cost then: Less than $1
What’s inside this pack? Keep reading …
It’s a new brand name with a semi-familiar look, so what should we expect to find in 2016 Topps Legacies of Baseball?
Buzz took a look at the checklist to find out.
First, though, the basics: You get four cards per box for a premium price — one being a metal card, two being autographs and one being an insert.