2016 Topps Series 1 Jumbo Hobby Box Break

The first baseball release always brings an early taste of spring each year. It seems Topps has started taking some more chances with the base card designs, after many years of primarily a solid white border. Last year, they ventured in to a multi color border, but this year, the border is almost completely gone.

I really liked the design when I initially saw it online. It’s different from the standard releases. Then someone from the comic shop completely changed how I saw them by saying one word. Panini. After he said that, I do see it. It feels a lot like the types of designs Panini would release. Somehow, despite not having a border, the cards have more of a flat feel than usual.

It’s possible it will grow on me, but my initial feel is a bit of a let down. I still like seeing Topps change it up a little bit, even if some years end up missing the mark a little bit.

There is the usual assortment of inserts, including autograph and relic versions. In what seems almost a yearly occurrence now, buyback cards are featured once again. It looks like they go beyond base topps this year, and include other releases and even stars. They’re also starting to include different parallel levels of buybacks, based on the color of the foil stamp up to a 1/1 gold stamp.

This box contained:

431 Base Cards (includes full 350 card base set)
1 Base Camo SP
1 Base Negative Parallel
4 Base Gold Parallel
5 Base Rainbow Foil Parallel
10 Berger’s Best
7 Back to Back (3 of the same)
6 First Pitch (2 same)
1 Wacky Packages
6 Pressed in to Service
10 Perspectives
5 Wrigley Field Celebrates 100 Years
1 1976 Topps 65th Anniversary Red Foil buyback Vida Blue
1 1983 Topps 65th Anniversary Black Foil buyback Broderick Perkins
1 Scouting Report Relics C.C. Sabathia
1 Team Logo Pin Chris Archer
1 Scouting Report Autograph Matt Cain
1 Topps Coupon
2 Bunt Code Cards

2016 Topps #100 Bryce Harper

2016 Topps #43 Noah Syndergaard FS

2016 Topps Negative #325 Kaleb Cowart RC

2016 Topps Gold #343 Drew Hutchison

2016 Topps Rainbow Foil #323 Jacob deGrom

2016 Topps #244 Matt Carpenter VAR SP Camo (Throwing)

2016 Topps Berger's Best #BB-50 Albert Pujols

2016 Topps Back to Back #B2B-2 Kris Bryant / Anthony Rizzo

2016 Topps First Pitch #FP-6 Bree Morse

2016 Topps MLB Wacky Promos #MLBW-1 Giants Magic Beans

2016 Topps Perspectives #P-4 Bryce Harper

2016 Topps Pressed Into Service #PIS-6 Stan Musial

2016 Topps 100 Years At Wrigley #WRIG-6 Mark Prior

2016 Topps 65th Anniversary Buybacks 1983 Black #593 Broderick Perkins

2016 Topps 65th Anniversary Buybacks 1976 Red #140 Vida Blue

2016 Topps Scouting Report Relics #SRR-CSA CC Sabathia

2016 Topps Team Logo Pins #TLP-CA Chris Archer

2016 Topps Scouting Report Autographs #SRA-MCA Matt Cain

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *