2016 Topps Opening Day Hobby Box

We get a pretty standard release from Topps this time.  Topps Opening Day is an entry level release with a lot of fun features for a very affordable price.  You miss out on the guaranteed autographs and relics of the more expensive releases, but you get fun insert sets featuring the team mascots or players blowing bubbles.

That’s not to say there are no autographs.  There is a limited autograph checklist, but you do find some stars.  The hits are few and far between, but that’s not really what this set is about.  For the price, it’s tough to beat.

This box contained:

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2016 Donruss Hobby Box Break

It took a couple of years, but it seems the yearly Donruss release is becoming a low key fan favorite. It offers a nice and fun alternative to the Topps baseball monopoly. It would be impossible to dethrone Topps, at least while there is no mlb license, but it still offers a lot of affordable features. I know some people are completely turned off by the idea of no team names and logos, but there is really so much more than that.

Once again, Donruss offers a mix of current players along side recent stars from the 80s and 90s. They also take advantage of the lack of MLB license. What other set do you see featuring Pete Rose? You can even find special San Diego Chicken memorabilia cards!

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2016 Topps Heritage Hobby Box Break

The 2016 Topps Heritage release features the 1967 Topps design, with many throwbacks to that era. The set has never really been about hits, though it does advertise one autograph or relic per box. Instead it focuses much more on the base cards, with a few hidden short print variations.

There are no real surprises here, but that might be what makes it popular. The set always delivers on what it is meant to be, and this year is no exception. Once again, a hobby box contains 24 packs of 9 cards. A full base set is 425 plus an additional 75 SPs.

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