See why I feel that way in this short review below.
In every box of 2016 Topps Tier One baseball, you will find three cards. Two will be ON CARD autographs and the other will be a relic card. There are also hot boxes, like today, that contain an extra bonus hit. Boxes will run you roughly $110.
I will be posting my review box as I broke it. Without any base cards or inserts, this will be a cut to the chase form of review but I will give as much info as I can.
Inside of the box pictured above, is a cut out and a silver pack that sits within.
After opening that silver pack, this is the card that popped up first.
Can't say it could have started any better. An on-card autograph of a top pitcher in Clayton Kershaw. And it's a Tier 1 Autographs, which is a case hit like last year. The Kershaw I pulled is a base version that comes numbered to 99 or less. There are also three parallels that can be determined by the color of the ink with Copper /25, Silver /10 and Gold 1/1.
There is also a solid mix of players on the Tier One autograph checklist. I will leave a link at the bottom of my review to the checklist.
Up next, the more common autograph you should find in Tier one in Breakout Autographs. These are numbered to 299 or less. The checklist for these contains a lot of the younger upcoming players and rookies. My pull was /249 of Kyle Waldrop. It also appears from the checklist that some players have more than one card and photo.
The other common autograph /299 is Prime Performers which features a nice mix of feature a checklist of veteran players and retired stars.
Other regular autographs are dual autos that are numbered to 25, triple autos that are numbered to 10 and Cut Signatures that are numbered to 1/1.
There are a ton of other sick autograph relic finds in Tier One too. One of my favorites from previews is the Signature Tools auto relic cards. These sweet one-of-one pulls feature an actual piece of the pen used by an athlete to sign cards. I know some may find that cheesy, but I love it.
Other autograph relic finds are Autographed Tier One Relics come numbered out of 99 with Dual Patch parallels numbered to 25 and 1/1 Triple Patch parallels. There are also dual auto Tier One Relic booklets are numbered out of ten. Prodigious Patches come with player signature and a jumbo patch piece that has Base versions are numbered out of 10 with Platinum parallel numbered to 5. One-of-one auto relics hits include Tier One Autographed Bat Knobs, Autographed Limited Lumber bat relics and Cut Signature relics. There is such a sick deep lineup of autographed relic material. It's like putting the whole baseball HOF on a team.
If that wasn't enough, there is also relic content to find too.
The third card from my pack was this Kolten Wong relic numbered to 199.
My pull was a basic Tier One Relic card, which are numbered to 399 or less. However, there are dual swatch parallels that are numbered to 50 and triple swatch parallels are numbered to just five.
There are also Tier One Relics Legends that are numbered to 99 or less also with dual swatches that numbered to 25 and triple swatches numbered to 5 parallels.
Then to my surprise after an already solid box, a Prodigious Patch surprised me being my 4th card. It features a jumbo-sized patch and is numbered out of ten. Mine was 10/10 of Jacoby Ellsbury. It has a beautiful swatch with even a few minor dirt stains.
To round out the rest of the memorabilia, Tier One Bat Knobs, there are Limited Lumber bat relics and Tier One All-Star Relics that are very rare 1/1 pulls.
And if you are curious how the checklist looks, you can find that, HERE on the Topps Website.
Overall, I really liked the product. Solid design all around and some great pulls. The checklist is deep featuring players of today, yesterday and of tomorrow. But, with any high end product, you do only get three cards and it's a risk. However, there is ton of stuff to payoff with if you take the risk and hit it big.
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