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2015 Topps Heritage Hobby Box Break

The 2015 Topps Heritage release pays tribute to the 1966 Topps edition. It’s not one of my more favorite sets, so I’m less excited this year, but it still does what it sets out to do. Once again, the release pays homage to the original set, containing short prints in the style of original errors, as well as the style of subsets. There are even a couple of surprises this year, including the “gum stain” cards, which even have a faint scent of bubble gum.

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2015 Topps Spring Fever Pack Break

We’re going to change it up a little bit with a single pack. The Spring Fever release is a special promotion run by Topps through Hobby Stores. The stores give away these special unmarked packs of Spring Fever cards. The base set is 50 cards, with a few autographs mixed in. It’s a free little extra, but it’s not a bad change of pace.

The silver foil pack contains five cards. This pack contained:

2015 Topps Spring Fever #SF-1 Albert Pujols
2015 Topps Spring Fever #SF-7 Anthony Rizzo
2015 Topps Spring Fever #SF-16 Masahiro Tanaka
2015 Topps Spring Fever #SF-20 Robinson Cano
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2015 Topps WWE Hobby Box Break

Following in the pattern of recent years, the 2015 wwe release once again follows the style of the regular baseball release for the year.  It gives the set a more main stream feel, rather than just being relegated to the non-sport category.

This was originally advertised with two hits per box, but the box itself does not mention how many.  Each box contains 24 packs of 7 cards, but some hits are thicker, so there may be fewer cards.  Autographs seem to fall roughly one in every two boxes, while the remaining hits consist of shirt, mat, sign and athletic tape relics, along with Diva Kiss Cards.

This box:
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2015 Topps Series 1 Jumbo Hobby Box Break

2015 Topps Derek Jeter

The first break of the new year is always an exciting time.  It’s a nice reminder that baseball is just around the corner, along with the summer.

 

This is a pretty standard release from .  The Jumbo Hobby box contains 10 packs of 50 cards with 1 Autograph and 2 relics included.  The biggest thing that stands out to me is there are a lot fewer insert cards in this release than we’ve seen in recently years.  There is plenty of variety, but more base.

478 Base Cards (Complete 350 card set)
5 Code Cards
5 Rainbow Foil Base Parallels
4 Gold Base Parallels
1 Black Base Parallel
1 2015 Topps Martin Prado SP
1 1973 Topps John Strohmayer Buyback
1 1979 Topps Taylor Duncan Buyback
5 Baseball History Cards
11 Archetypes
5 Free Agent 40
5 First Pitch
2 Gallery of Greats
10 Highlights
5 Inspired Play
1 Career High Autograph Shelby Miller
1 Career High Relics Hanley Ramirez
1 MLB Silhoutted Logo Pin David Wright

 

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2015 Topps Baseball Series One Released 2/4/15

Series One hits hobby stores today.

For the first time in many years, the basic set size has increased from 330 to 350.  Also, gone are the all white borders we’ve seen since 2008.  They’ve been replaced with team color related borders.

 

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Curated from 2015 Topps Baseball Series One Released 2/4/15