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2015 Topps Star Wars: Journey to The Force Awakens Hobby Box Break

This is a second break for this product, as the hobby and retail releases look significantly different.  It seems a bit different from a regular release in that the hobby packs seem stacked much more toward set makers than the retail.  The box contains 24 packs of 8 cards, while advertising two of those eight as inserts.  Each box also comes with two hits, which apparently includes the patch cards from the retail blasters.

This box contained:

90 Different Base

24 Base Slime Green Parallel

12 Base Black Parallel

6 Base Silver Parallel

4 Base Pink Parallel

2 Base Purple Parallel

1 Base Rainbow Foil Parallel

1 Base Silver Ice Parallel

6 Behind The Scenes

7 Concept Art

3 Cloth Stickers

9 Character Foil Stickers (6 different)

6 Power of the First Order

6 Heroes of the Resistance

11 Stickers

1 Patch Card BB-8

1 Sketch Card W Silverman

2 Trading Card App Code Cards

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2015 Topps Star Wars: Journey to The Force Awakens Retail Box Break

Topps joins in the Star Wars fun this fall with its own Journey to The Force Awakens card release.  The base set is printed on Heritage stock and resembles the original Star Wars release design from the 1970s.  The set features all six current movies, with a special focus on the upcoming release.  There are also plenty of parallels and inserts to keep you occupied.

The retail box contains 24 packs of six cards each.  The base set is only 110 cards, but it’s going to take a while, as each back of six cards only features two regular base cards.   Also included in this box were six promo cards for the Star Wars trading card app from Topps.  Each card had a code redeemable for one 15 card Boba Fett Pack, so the box also included a total of 90 virtual trading cards, as well.

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2015 Topps Series 2 Jumbo Hobby Box Break

This mid year release is pretty standard from Topps.  Once again, the base set is 350 cards, up from 330 in most recent years.  The box has the same basic configuration as series one.   There are ten packs of fifty cards each.  Each box also advertises one autograph and two relic cards.  Some of these relics are manufactured, but they seem to be very well done. This set marks the first regular series release for the much anticipated Kris Bryant.

 

This box contained:

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2015 Topps Star Wars Rebels Blaster Box Break

This release commemorates much of the first season for Disney XD’s hit Star Wars Rebels. It’s a pretty basic set features images from the series. There are 100 base cards with a rainbow foil parallel. The only inserts on the checklist are Stickers and Tattoos. There are also a rare number of Sketch Cards, which have not been listed. It’s not really a release based on hits, so there are no autographs included.

This break was a blaster box containing six pack, with six cards each, one of which is an insert.

27 Base
3 Rainbow Foil Parallels
5 Stickers
1 Tattoo

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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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