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2017 Topps Clearly Authentic Box Break & Review

I’m a risk taker.  Boxes with one card inside don’t frighten me.  In fact, this type of configuration is what I prefer.  If you’re a baseball collector and enjoy quick thrill products, 2017 Topps Clearly Authentic is probably right for you.

Once again Topps has tapped into their flagship brand design.  This time it comes with a massive twist.  Every card is printed on clear acetate.  On-card autographs are a big draw too.  When opening a box you have a few different options of cards that can be pulled.

(82) cards make up the main set and feature the 2017 Topps flagship look.  Photos of the players have been changed compared to the flagship set.  The base autographs aren’t serial numbered, but the parallels certainly are.  Parallels include Green #’ed/99, Red #’ed/50, Blue #’ed/25, and Gold #’ed/1.

Outside of the base set and it’s corresponding parallels, the only other type of card you can pull are the reprint autographs.  These are AWESOME!!!  You’ll find them 1:10 boxes which means two come per case.  The reprint autographs showcase classic Topps designs printed on acetate.  For the most part, this portion of the set is for retired stars and Hall of Famers.  But a few current players have been thrown in.  This is by far my favorite part of this product, especially when it comes to the rookie reprints.  All of the base versions of these cards have serial numbering that varies.  They also have Gold parallels #’ed/1.  Its entertaining to see how much more collectors are willing to spend on an acetate reprint autograph.  Rarer cards from other products in some cases don’t even come close to the price level of these cards.  That just goes to show you how important the design of a card really is.  Although it might not be as rare as another card, people will spend more for something that looks really cool.

Box prices are under $60.  I personally don’t have a problem with that.  Whenever you have a product with that type of pricing and there is a guaranteed autograph per box, you’re bound to find many common autographs.  That’s just how it goes.  Every single autograph looks great.  You can’t go wrong with an all on-card autograph acetate set.

Here is what I pulled:

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  • Don Mattingly Clearly Authentic Rookie Reprint Auto #’ed/110