The Topps Update set is an old favorite from this time of year. You expect to see a lot of mid season rookies and players who are traded. It has a pretty good selection, but some major names, like Schwarber, are curiously missing. I suppose it is just an effort to keep some rookies in series one next winter.
Another major change you find this year is the expansion of the base set to 400 cards, after many years at 330. Even series 1 and series 2 were only 350 cards each this year. One thing that really stands out to me this year, involves the stamped buyback cards in the packs. I like the idea, but it seems like they should really up their game a bit. I realize some of these are are 55+ years old, but I’d still hope they would at least not have rips through the cards and other serious damage. It’s fun to pull an old card, but it loses quite a bit when it looks like it was pulled out of a garbage pile.
The box has the standard configuration for jumbos featuring ten packs of 50 cards each.
This box contained:
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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
1 Patch Card BB-8
1 Sketch Card W Silverman
2 Trading Card App Code Cards
Continue reading 2015 Topps Star Wars: Journey to The Force Awakens Hobby 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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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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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.
3 Rainbow Foil Parallels
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