After a forgettable ink issue that plagued the initial launch in 2015, Topps Tribute returned with a fresh start this summer. Collectors have been checking out box breaks to see how—of if—the product would be received this year.
The high end release offered six packs with three on-card autographs, three relics and one base parallel card per box. There are seven cards per pack. You can get a full overview here.
The autographs are on card and Topps debuted its Chromax technology on Tribute 2016, which collectors seem to appreciate.
Hobby box prices have dipped to around $200 per box online after starting out in the $240-$250 range.
Mike Fruitman of Mike’s Stadium Sports Cards in Aurora, CO, put in some after-hours box breaking for us and pulled something special. Check out his break—his analysis—and his new cat– in the video below.