Buzz Break: 2018 Topps Stadium Club MLB cards (blaster box)

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The box: 2018 Topps Stadium Club baseball cards (blaster)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (for hobby)

Packs per box: 8
Cards per pack: 5
Cards in this box: 40
Base set completion: 
35 of 300 (12 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards – Aaron Judge, Addison Russell, Andrew Benintendi, Andrew McCutchen, Anthony Rizzo, Dennis Eckersley, Bo Jackson, Stephen Strasburg, Ryan Zimmerman, Adrian Beltre, Josh Donaldson

Rookie Cards (11) – Shohei Ohtani, Walker Buehler, Jimmie Sherfy, Harrison Bader, Brian Anderson, Mitch Garver, Garrett Cooper, Felix Jorge, Nicky Delmonico, Alex Verdugo, Greg Allen

Insert cards: 5 (all inserts and some base in gallery below)
Red parallel (1) – Dwight Gooden
Beam Team (1) – Mike Trout
Never Compromise (1) – Andrew Benintendi
Power Zone (1) – Anthony Rizzo
Special Forces (1) – Buster Posey

Autographs/Memorabilia: None

What's Buzz-worthy: This blaster actually delivered fewer inserts than last year (five this year, eight last year) but it didn't feel like a lackluster box with a Shohei Ohtani appearance, a Mike Trout Beam Team card (one in three boxes for any BTs) and then inserts as they should have been found. It was a rookie-heavy box -- slightly more than one per pack here -- but there wasn't much after the Ohtani on that front. Depending on why you collect, there might be different ways to collect this one. A hobby box will get you two autos and a bunch of base, while blasters will help you finish off a set and give you an auto one in every 14 boxes (one per case). There are a number of interesting inserts to be found that weren't in this one. The bummer in this box? The Ohtani has slight roller damage and a few others have the same combination of slight gloss scuffing and/or slightly lifted edges in that same spot. This was a pretty good box but that one being damaged hurts because it's a simple key card to grade if it's clean.

Product Grade: A-
Box Grade:
 B+ (slightly damaged Ohtani and others)
Fun Grade: B

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2 thoughts on “Buzz Break: 2018 Topps Stadium Club MLB cards (blaster box)”

  • LuAnn Hensel

    I've seen a few different 2018 Stadium Club blaster breaks posted now, and it seems like Topps screwed up on inserting the parallels.

    According to the odds per pack on the blaster box red foils are supposed to be 1:7, black foils are 1:8, and the retail only sepias are 1:8.

    This break only produced one parallel, and the other breaks I've seen have had zero or one parallel as well. I haven't even seen a sepia produced from a blaster break yet.

    It makes me nervous that the blasters that I've got on the way from Blowout are going to be similarly lacking in parallels.

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  • BlowoutBuzz

    Based on what I have seen it's breaking down as one of the three parallels in a box. You'll see a sepia in my next break of this one next week.

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