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1991 Topps Rack Pack Box Break

 

We have a throwback break today, in 1991 Topps.  This was the 40th anniversary release for Topps.  It was a simpler time for collecting, as there are no hits or inserts to speak of in the box, but there is a very remote chance at a buyback card from any of the previous releases, before they used to stamp each buyback card.  Topps inserted one of each card ever produced or a redemption for it, if the card was too valuable or large to fit in the pack.  The buybacks were very rare as this is one of the most over produced sets of all times.

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2017 Topps Chrome Update Mega Box Break

This is a pretty straight forward, and relatively small release. It contains an additional 100 chrome cards as an update to the original release. The numbering does not continue off the first release, however. The lone insert set features reprints of All Toops Rookie Cards for some of the biggest names in the game. Both the main and insert set offer autographed versions, as well.

Is it worth it? Well, I’d say that depends on if you’re a chrome fan. If not, it’s probably an easy skip.

The Mega Box offers 7 packs of four cards each.

This box contained:

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2017 Topps Fire Blaster Box Break

This is a release I wasn’t very sure about going in. I’m generally not a big fan of the gimmicky releases like this. After opening a box, I still don’t think it’s quite for me, but the online pictures don’t really do the cards justice. They do look a lot better in hand than in any pictures I’ve seen. The parallels leave something to be desired, though, as they don’t seem to match up to their names very well.

The fact that these are Target exclusives also doesn’t really appeal to me, but they seem to be easier to find than many Walmart exclusives are.

The blaster box advertises 46 cards inside (7 packs + 1 Gold Minted pack). There are no guaranteed hits.

This box contained:

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2017 Topps Update Jumbo Hobby Box Break

This is a pretty standard end of the season release. It captures many of the late season acquisitions, but it also misses the many of the post deadline deals. It seemed like this year, there were many significant post waiver deadline deals, so you can’t really blame the set for missing those. They have to draw the line somewhere, or risk being released long after the season is over.

The set features 300 cards, and many of the normal inserts and parallels. A Jumbo box features 10 packs of 50 cards each, with three guaranteed hits.

This box contained:

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2017 Topps Heritage High Number Hobby Box Break

While acting as an update set for the primary Heritage release, Heritage High Numbers picks up right where the initial release lets off. For the most part, this release continues sets and inserts featured in the February release, with cards 501-725 (701-725 are SPs), as well as more Real One Autographs and Clubhouse Collection Relics. There are also insert sets we’ve seen in previous years, like Award Winners and Rookie Performers.

We also see many of the same parallels, with blue, chrome, and minis. The base set variations are also in the same style, with Action Images, Color Swap logos, traded and throwback cards. If you like the regular Heritage set, this one is for you.

A box advertises 24 packs with 9 cards per pack, including one Real One Autograph or relic card per box.

This box contained:

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