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2019 Topps Total Wave 7 Pack Break

The print run continues to decline with Wave 7 of Topps Total. This release has a run of 3653 packs. This wave leads off with Kris Bryant and features stars and rookies such as Keston Hiura, Manny Machado, and David Price.

The one advantage of the smaller print runs is that the parallels are slightly more likely, although none are guaranteed with pack purchase. There are some possibly autographs, but they were not advertised before the purchase window completed.

This pack contained:

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2019 Topps Total Wave 6 Pack Break

The print run for wave 6 is down more than 200 packs from wave 5. This run leads off with Christian Yelich and includes other big names like Justin Upton and JD Martinez. It’s a well known format by this point, including possible parallels and very rare autographs.

I haven’t seen print runs mentioned on the autographs, but they seem rarer than any of the numbered parallels, and only have a few subjects.

This pack contained:

10 Base cards

2019 Topps Total #509 Matt Carpenter
2019 Topps Total #518 Corey Dickerson
2019 Topps Total #529 Starling Marte
2019 Topps Total #546 JD Martinez
2019 Topps Total #552 Nicky Lopez RC
2019 Topps Total #558 Carlos Rodon
2019 Topps Total #564 Jose Alvarado
2019 Topps Total #580 Domingo German
2019 Topps Total #586 Wade LeBlanc
2019 Topps Total #591 Eric Sogard

2019 Topps Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Hobby Box Break

This year, the holidays bring the final episode of the Star Wars sequel trilogy. That means another card set, as well. This was released the same day as the movie. As with other recent movie releases, the first series has many characters and some scenes, but it’s light on anything really resembling a spoiler.

This release is similar to other recent movies. You get a small base set, parallels, and a number of insert sets including stickers, illustrated character, and ships and vehicles. One unusual thing that stands out, however, is the base set. It’s 99 cards, rather than something round. I guess that’s not really good or bad, just surprising. It’s not clear why that change. Could it be so the set will fit in pages nicely?

A box advertises 24 packs with 8 cards per pack. This includes two hits per box, one of which is guaranteed to be an autograph or sketch card.

This box contained:

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