Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Box Breakdown: 2016 Topps Series 1

What's that old saying about good things come to those who wait? Prior to yesterday afternoon, it had been about 5 years since I bought a box of anything to break (not including blasters). I'm pretty sure the last hobby box I had purchased was from 2010 Topps Update. No- I take that back, it was 2011 Heritage. Anyway, once I decided to get back into the game of set collecting, I couldn't help but pre-order a box of 2016 Series 1. After 5 years and one delay due to weather, I finally had the joy of ripping into a full, 36-count box. Let's see how I did.

Product: 2016 Topps Series 1 Baseball
Packs per box: 36
Cards per pack: 10
Base set completion: 305 of 350 (87%)
Duplicates: 0

Inserts:
Buybacks: 2 (1972 #183 Bill Melton, 1977 #97 Dave Heaverlo)

Perspectives: 9 (Andruw McCutcheon, Robinson Cano, Troy Tulowitzki,
 Juang Ho Kang, Kris Bryant, Yadier Molina, Evan Longoria, Ryan Braun, Ozzie Smith)

First Pitch: 5 (Mo'ne Davis, Hayley Atwell, LaVar Burton, Abby Wambach, Kristaps Porzingis)

Rainbow Foil Parallel: 3 (Glen Perkins, Bryce Harper, Wade Miley)

Black Parallel: 1 (Brian Dozier #40/65)

Pink Parallel: 1 (Joe Ross #12/50)

Gold Parallel: 4 (Matt Garza, Charlie Furbush, Dariel Alvarez, Clayton Kershaw)

Wrigley Field Celebrates 100 Years: 5 (#4, 7, 9, 24, 25)

Pressed into Service: 4 (#1, 4, 7, 8)

Berger's Best: 9 (#6, 11, 15, 23, 30, 34, 41, 47, 50)

Back to Back: 4 (#5, 8, 10, 14)

Wacky Packages: 3 (#1, 3, 4)


And, as I was down to the last pack, I noticed that I had yet to pull the auto or relic card that is promised in each box. Perhaps I missed it? Or perhaps I just got a lame box? Well, come to find out it was neither. What I got was the best card I've ever pulled:





Five years. One long weekend. Well worth the wait.


Between this box and the retail packs I opened, I'm down to the following cards needed for my set:
8, 11, 18, 41, 44, 63, 70, 71, 72, 88, 98, 99, 101, 121, 122, 156, 165, 194, 197, 211, 216, 225, 240, 241, 248, 252, 253, 257, 268, 272, 275, 283, 294, 302, 305, 308, 336, 337

If you have any of those to trade and are needing singles, I have the following available for trade:
96, 100, 103, 105-107, 110, 113, 114, 116, 119, 123, 125128, 130, 131, 133, 134, 136, 142-145, 151, 154, 158, 167-169, 172, 173, 176-178, 180, 183, 188, 195, 199, 201, 204, 206, 207, 210, 212, 214, 217, 219, 220, 222, 224, 231, 233, 235, 243, 244, 245, 251, 260, 261, 264, 266, 267, 271, 273, 277, 278, 281, 282, 286, 298, 300, 302, 303, 306, 316, 318-321, 326, 329, 334, 335, 338, 342, 346, 348, 349, 350

All inserts, except the Auto/Patch card and the Gold Garza and Kershaw are available, as well.

15 comments:

  1. I need all the First Pitches and I'll check my list to see what I have from your wantlist and what I might need. Great hit!

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  2. I have the following for you:
    41, 71, 98, 101, 121,122,156,165,197,240,241,248,252,253,257,268,272,275,283,294,302,305,308, and 337. Checking my needs now.

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  3. I need the following base cards: 103, 113, 128, 143, 199, 219, 222, 244, 251, 267, 271, 298, 300, 316, 348.

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  4. Well ... "best" is a relative term.

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    1. I wouldn't expect anything less coming from a Dodger fan! ;)

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  5. Damn, that's a nice card! Far better than anything I pulled.

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  6. sweet card! I'd say the wait paid off!

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  7. Wow - Numbered to 10? That's sweet. Ignore the Owl. And if you dislike the buybacks, we should talk about them.

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    1. They're yours. You haven't moved in recent months, have you?

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