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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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2017 Topps WWE Heritage Hobby Box Break

It’s nice to have a little break from the Aaron Judge hysteria. The year, Topps Heritage WWE gets to a fan favorite (and much reused) design, in the 1987 Topps Baseball wood borders. It brings back various design features from that release, such as Future Stars and trophy cards, as well.

Mixed in with this is a collection of SummerSlam moments from over the years and SummerSlam All Stars.

A box advertises 24 packs of 9 cards each, includign two hits per box. One of those hits is guaranteed to be an autograph.

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2017 Topps WWE Hobby Box Break

The 2017 edition of Topps WWE follows the recent pattern, using the same design as the flagship baseball set. The set is grouped by teams, if you will, as the wrestlers are separated by Raw, Smackdown, NXT, and Legends. These are all available in various parallels, as well as a handful with alternative images.

There are a few inserts sets included, as well. The main inserts sets all seem to share a similar design, which I’m not particularly a fan of. It’s a shame, as the content of those sets is interesting, just not the layout.

Each box contains 24 packs of 7 cards, and advertises two hits. The hits once again include Mat relics, shirt relics, manufactured championship belts, and autographs. `

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2017 Topps Star Wars Rogue One Series 2 Hobby Box Break

The second release for the latest Star Wars installment, Rogue One, carries on with a similar feel to the first series, but once again is not merely a continuation. The only piece that is a clear sequel to the previous release is the Darth Vader set. The main set, and any returning insert subsets, start over with their numbering at 1. The base set has difference in the design, but it took me a while to realize it, just like from the The Force Awakens sets.

The box advertises 24 packs, with 8 cards per pack, and 2 hits per box. The hits once again vary from manufactured relics to Sketch cards to cast autographs.

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2016 Topps Star Wars Rogue One Series 1 Hobby Box Break

A new Star Wars movie release means a new Topps Star Wars trading card release. These cards are being released along side the new movie, featuring scenes and characters from Rogue One. It’s an interesting card design, and also offers a standard assortment of parallel versions, along with some well known insert sets.

The set features 90 base cards, although 19 was left off the checklist. The hobby box advertises 24 packs of 8 cards, with two hits per box. Looking at the checklist, there is a limited assortment of autographs, and quite a few manufactured relics.

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