Category Archives: Basketball

2018 Topps Stadium Club Hobby Box Break

I really like the Stadium Club releases.  It focuses on pictures from the game, without having to rely on gimmicks to sell the cards.  It has its share of inserts and parallels, but the picture quality is still king.

The set can be a little daunting to put together from packs, however.  A hobby box contains 16 packs with 8 cards in each pack, with the base set consisting of 300 cards.  It features mostly current players, with some legends in the mix as well.  Each box advertises 2 on-card autographs, as well.   The autograph checklist is fairly big, but there are still some big names like hot rookies Gleyber Torres and Ronald Acuna, as well as many other stars of the game.

This box contained:

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2015 Panini University of Michigan Wolverines Blaster Box Break

This is a little bit different kind of release.  Panini is releasing these for a number of different schools.  The full 50 card set features recent and historic players from the University of Michigan’s storied history, in baseketball, baseball and football.  There are also the occasional school history cards, but no hockey players are included.  There is also an Honors insert line, featuring award winning players, as well as memorabilia and autograph cards.  The memorabilia and autograph subsets feature a pretty small checklist, but it sounds like some of the more desirable players are in shorter supply.

This box advertises 10 packs, with 8 cards per pack.  There should also be one autograph or memorabilia per blaster box.

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