Here are my thoughts.....
Box Break Down:
- 8 Packs Per Box
- $20 a Box
BASE CARDS: Topps sometimes colorful cartoonish looking base card designs don't usually work. They used it in both high end and low end products. I prefer real photography and action shots. But in this case for this kind of product its attractive. The base design in general is. With the lack of gloss as well these cards would only look good done this way.
INSERTS: Other than anything in chrome style setting, minis are also a favorite of mine. They fall almost one per pack. There are also mini black bordered versions like the Stafford one we pulled that fall 1:24 packs. The other inserts were really lacking in design. They were extremely lame and very unexciting to pull. They remind of something you would use as a subset and not an insert. However, when pulling the Blackmon Rookie Enchantment that was a pretty impressive card. The photo has a purple frame around it. The picture is embedded. Very attractive card and this picture does not do it justice.
AUTOGRAPHS: N/A though the odds are in your favor at 1:25OVERALL THOUGHTS: With odds of pulling an auto at a rate of 1:25, minis, rookie cards, for the $20 its worth the risk. I would also assume the rack packs for $10 would also be worth the price as well. Other than the lack of design on the inserts, very well done product by Topps.
RATINGS: Bloggers Note: Our ratings are based specifically on the blaster, box or packs we opened and do not express what the overall product could bring. Ratings based on a 1-5. 1 Being the lowest and 5 being the highest.
Base Design: 4
Insert Design: 3
Blaster, Hobby Box, or Pack Value: 4