Heritage has been a regular release for Topps baseball for almost two decades now, but its treatment of Wrestling has been pretty spotty. In baseball, they use the style of set from about 50 years before, but for this wrestling release, they go back 30 years. It’s a nice change of pace, and a design you don’t really see featured that often. The base 110 card set features legends, current roster members, as well as some from NXT. You also have some insert sets featuring NXT callups, Rookies of the Year, and others. It’s a fun change of pace set.
The box advertises 24 packs of 9 cards, including 2 hits per box.
This box contained:
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This release is pretty much what you’ve come to expect over the recent years. It’s a modern release on old fashioned cardboard stock. The base set is 500 cards, with an additional 100 SP cards featuring marquee rookies and legends.
The box has 32 packs of 8 cards, but no guaranteed hits. There are a few parallels included, but not much in the way of inserts really. This is much more a set builder release than many of the other current options.
This box contained:
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This is a bit of a different release from Topps for the opening of the new Star Wars film, The Force Awakens. They are offering two different configurations for Hobby Boxes this time, which seems to have caused some confusion in the market place. The first is a traditional box containing 24 packs of 8 cards, with a chance at various hits including autographs and relics. The second one (featured here) is the special edition with 24 packs of 6 cards each, with no hits.
It seems a little bit different to not have the chance at autographs, but with the usual long odds of getting any desirable ones, this seems like a decent alternative. It is targeted more to the set collector, while still including inserts as well as parallel cards.
This is the first series of movie cards and seems to cover approximately the first third to first half of the film. Given the recent release, if you are avoiding spoilers, you may not want to look at the cards yet, although I don’t think this first set is very filled with spoilers you would not have gleaned from the trailers before the release.
The set contains 100 cards, along with various subsets featuring Behind the Scenes shots, Movie Scenes, Locations, among other details.
This Box contained:
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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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This is a little bit different release for this year. Normally, the Topps Heritage release features a single year from the past, and shows current players on cards from that design. Every year, the normal set design moves up one year, but this one is a bit different. It seems to be a one-off to just feature current players on 1951 Topps designs, in a box set format.
The box features
1 Full 104 card set
10 Mini Red Back Parallels
5 Mini Blue Back Parallels
3 Mini Green Back Parallels
2 Mini Black Back Parallels
1 Mini Gold Back Parallel
1 Autograph Francisco Lindor
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