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    2016 Topps Baseball Series 2 for reviews

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    2016 Topps Baseball Series 2 for reviews
    First and foremost, I'd like to thank our sponsors at Topps for providing us with this box.

    Topps series 2 leads off where series 1 stopped with a mixture of some new inserts added to the mix. The base design still uses a image with no borders. Personally, I like them but some traditionalist might not be so easily swayed with the newer design. The base set will consist of 350 cards comprised of star, legends, and rookie Base cards have eight levels of parallels to chase.

    Rainbow Foil (1:10 packs)
    Gold (#’d to 2016)
    Vintage Stock (#’d to 99)
    Black (#’d to 65)
    Pink (#’d to 50)
    Clear (hobby only #’d to 10)
    Platinum (#’d 1/1)
    Framed (#’d, 1 per case)
    Each base card also four one-of-one Printing Plates

    These boxes are aimed at set collectors with all the subsets that come out of 1 hobby box. With more than 7 specific inserts not counting the stickers nor all the parallel versions of the base set Topps deliver a set builder dream. There are even parallel versions of some of the inserts like the buy backs which make a slew of options for whatever challenge your up too. The digital cards bring in the online content that will probably be a hit with folks who are more techno savy than collectors from 65 years ago or so that still use paper print out or binders to put their old Topp sets together.

    Also of note was the collation was perfect. Not a single duplicate out of the 300 plus base cards that we pulled. So any set builders should be able to build a full set out of 2 boxes.

    Here the checklist from Topps website:

    Quite a sweet array of autographs and relics if you can hit some of the rarer ones.

    Product Configuration:

    Packs per hobby box: 36
    Cards per pack: 10
    Set size: 350 cards

    Current Retail Price (online) $50 to $68 a box

    What we pulled:
    Game Used (1)

    Rainbow foil (4)

    Gold foil (7)

    Chasing 300 (4)

    Tribute To The Kid (4)

    Berger's Best (9)

    Wrigley Field 100 Years (5)

    Hallowed Highlights (5)

    First Pitch (4)

    Black white negative (1)

    Stated Odds and No Purchase Necessary


    Final thoughts:

    Base - 4/5
    Design - 4/5
    Fun - 5/5
    Value - 4.5/5
    Rebuy -4.5/5
    Overall 21/25 (84%)

    Once again, I'd like to thank our wonderful sponsors at Topps for giving us the opportunity
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    Thanks for the review. I really like the design Topps used this year.

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