2016 Topps Bunt Hobby Box

This is a new release for Topps, and I don’t think many people really knew what to expect. Bunt is a fairly successful app in which the user can buy virtual packs of cards, while they collect and trade these cards. It features a combination of free packs, but a dedicated player can also spend real money to buy virtual packs and even boxes to get themselves greater chances at the cards they want. Some of these virtual cards are even bought and sold for real money, but they’ve always remained virtual. Now, Topps is making a physical card set to go around with this release.

As I said, it wasn’t particularly clear how the physical cards would tie in to the app, but the packs were cheap, so it seemed worth the gamble. What I got doesn’t really seem like much to me. The price point and quality is very similar to the Opening Day release, but the cards are featured on an all new design. The Bunt App primarily focuses on cards matching the current flagship release, with a number of new inserts, but these designs are new.

The back of the pack advertises a few named color parallels for the base set, but as far as I can tell, while the parallels are numbered, they don’t seem to show that color at all. The box contained 36 packs of 7 cards, and does not guarantee any hits. It also doesn’t seem to have much to do with the app. The box does include 12 code cards, redeemable for a pack of digital cards on the app, but there might be a catch. The cards are marked saying one per app user.

It’s a cheap entry level set, but it still feels like it’s lacking to me.

This box contained:

221 Base (100% of 200 card set)
1 Base Parallel /99
2 The Future of the Franchise
5 Light Force
6 Program
5 Unique Unis
12 Digital Redemption Packs (marked one per screen name)

2016 Topps Bunt #10 Kris Bryant

2016 Topps Bunt #50 Willie McCovey

2016 Topps Bunt #66 Mark McGwire

2016 Topps Bunt Platinum #185 Johnny Bench

2016 Topps Bunt Future of the Franchise #FF-1 Kenta Maeda RC

2016 Topps Bunt Light Force #LF-24 Noah Syndergaard

2016 Topps Bunt Program #P-28 Paul Goldschmidt

2016 Topps Bunt Unique Unis #UU-2 Randy Johnson

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