Category Archives: Blaster Box

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.

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2017 Topps WWE Women’s Division Blaster Box Break

Unlike the recent NXT release, this one is a true retail exclusive for Walmart.   The blaster box has a similar configuration to the NXT retail offering, with a single pack inside, but this one offering 81 cards, including one hit.   The set also follows with same base insert format with a 50 card roster set, and a 50 card Matches & Moments set, broken up between NXT and WWE.

This looks like a fun set, combining current women wrestlers and future stars from NXT, with some legends from past years.

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2017 Topps WWE NXT Blaster Box Break

This feels like a bit of a different release.  I remember seeing a lot about the Hobby Boxes for this, mentioning one autograph per pack, in a ten pack box.  There were only seven cards per pack, and the boxes were priced as you’d expect for that many autographs.  I didn’t really expect to see it pop up for a reasonable base price at retail.  If you’re a set collector, retail is definitely the way to go.  While a hobby box would get you 70 cards, 10 of which are autographs for almost $200, a blaster box gets you 72 cards + 1 relic for normal blaster pricing.

There isn’t really a standard base set here.  Instead, you get two different base inserts, Roster Cards and Matches & Moments.  Each of them has a full assortment of parallels, as well.  The box contains one single pack, rather than a number of packs like most blaster boxes seem to have.

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2016 Topps WWE Divas Revolution Blaster Box Break

This is a unique release at least in recent years. In honor of the Divas Revolution of the last year and a half, Topps has released a set featuring the current Women Superstars, NXT stars, as well as headliners of the past. It’s a small set with 43 cards and various inserts and parallels. It does seem to be missing one current superstar who sort of began the Women’s Revolution, in Paige. She seems to be on shaky standing with the company, but is still appearing regularly in Total Divas.

That aside, it’s a fun little set. It’s a retail exclusive available only at Walmart, and seems to slowly trickle out, depending on the area. The box contains a single pack, and advertises 51 cards, including one autograph or relic per box.

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2016 Topps Archives 65th Anniversary Edition Box Break

This is a little bit different kind of release. It features one reprint from every year of Topps to celebrate the 65th anniversary of the card releases. At times the checklist is a little bit puzzling to me (1975 Randy Jones?). And while it is a small set, it still seems a bit strange that more teams are not represented in it. The retail “blaster box” contains one pack of sixteen cards, including one autograph. Despite it being a single pack, there apparently is no guarantee you won’t get duplicate cards in it, though.

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