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I purchased one box this week. Here is what I pulled out of that box:

1 base set
24 base set Rust parallels
8 Character cards
6 Locations cards
4 Chop cards
6 Walkers cards
1 Card Trader free pack card
1 autograph card: Josh McDermitt as Eugene Porter number 31/99
1 Amazing sketch card Smile Thumb Up

The name on the back of the sketch card is Graham. The artist outdid himself on that one. I love that card!
 
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Nice Curler! You always pull great stuff!

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Excellent!
 
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Great pull
 
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Superb pull. Great art Metal
 
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Actually saw retail blasters in Wal-Mart. Supposed to have a guaranteed relic card.

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I found blasters at Target today yes one costume in each box. Found Spider-Man and Guardians at Walmart.

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NICE SKETCH, all my hits were related to the Anderson family.
 
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I found blasters at Target today yes one costume in each box. Found Spider-Man and Guardians at Walmart.


These Walmart + Target exclusives suck when you live in UK.
 
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I have bought a Blaster box of these from Target with a nice costume from Carol. I also bought a hobby box at my local shop - although I hadn't planned to get a full box.
My last Walking Dead box, Season 5 was bad, no autographs, got 2 costumes cards, no complete base set, and duplicates of chase cards.
So this time I was cautious, and bought 12 packs, half the box. Surely one of the hits would be in there and I was hoping most for an auto.
No hits in the 12 packs.
So later yesterday I went back to the shop, bought 5 more packs. Opened them in the car. No hits. Now I'm getting mad, I'm not greedy, but I just wanted one hit. So I go back in the shop. Buy 4 more packs. I open them in the store. No hits.
3 packs left, so I buy them, first pack has a nice Bill Pulovski sketch of Abraham. Second pack has nothing. So now I have one pack left, autograph? No another sketch, not as nice as the first one.
So, I figure I at least have a base set. Nope, missing 3 cards altogether, and 2 more I only have the rust versions.

So 2 boxes of Walking Dead, no autographs, no complete set. I did get lots of duplicates, even dupes of the rust cards. I wonder how many cards I would be missing if I hadn't bought the blaster box.

The cards themselves are nice, like the portrait subset, the Chop set is silly, a pic of main cast members reflected on the face of a meat cleaver, and on the back it says "Chop". I think the nicest subsets are the ones in Target and Walmart packs.

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I have bought a Blaster box of these from Target with a nice costume from Carol. I also bought a hobby box at my local shop - although I hadn't planned to get a full box.
My last Walking Dead box, Season 5 was bad, no autographs, got 2 costumes cards, no complete base set, and duplicates of chase cards.
So this time I was cautious, and bought 12 packs, half the box. Surely one of the hits would be in there and I was hoping most for an auto.
No hits in the 12 packs.
So later yesterday I went back to the shop, bought 5 more packs. Opened them in the car. No hits. Now I'm getting mad, I'm not greedy, but I just wanted one hit. So I go back in the shop. Buy 4 more packs. I open them in the store. No hits.
3 packs left, so I buy them, first pack has a nice Bill Pulovski sketch of Abraham. Second pack has nothing. So now I have one pack left, autograph? No another sketch, not as nice as the first one.
So, I figure I at least have a base set. Nope, missing 3 cards altogether, and 2 more I only have the rust versions.

So 2 boxes of Walking Dead, no autographs, no complete set. I did get lots of duplicates, even dupes of the rust cards. I wonder how many cards I would be missing if I hadn't bought the blaster box.

The cards themselves are nice, like the portrait subset, the Chop set is silly, a pic of main cast members reflected on the face of a meat cleaver, and on the back it says "Chop". I think the nicest subsets are the ones in Target and Walmart packs.


The problem with buying packs that way is you aren't 100% sure they came from the same box.

I opened a case of season 5 and it was a mess. No autographs in the entire case. Topps admitted something was wrong in the pack out process.

Season 6 the collation was perfect in regards to base. Made a set from each box and almost made a set from the extra cards. Had my one autograph in each box and either a sketch or costume card in each box. My only concern with the product is the parallels. Besides the rust which are one per pack I only pulled one mold and one sepia out of the entire case. Either they loaded the blasters with these parallels or Topps printed a LOT of season 6. The odds printed on the packs suggest they printed a lot.
 
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ifish, these were definitely from the same box, the dealer only had 2 boxes, and one was still unopened.
I did get one numbered parallel, 10 of 10.

The base thing really bothers me, A base set of regular cards should be simple enough to make out of each box from America's oldest and largest card company.
Glad you did better than I did with your case of Season 6.
 
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3 packs left, so I buy them, first pack has a nice Bill Pulovski sketch of Abraham. Second pack has nothing. So now I have one pack left, autograph? No another sketch, not as nice as the first one.


So that's not supposed to be. One autograph is guaranteed and the second hit could be an auto, relic, plate or sketch. By getting two sketches you have beaten the odds on a rarer hit, but of course it's only good if you wanted sketches in the first place. Big Grin

This is why I stay away from boxes that are using a random system for seeding different types of hits. I think its the same for many collectors. You know what you like. Getting a printing plate as an extra hit is wonderful, but getting it in place of the autograph card you want is another matter.

There should be a guarantee of the one type or two types of hits in every box and anything more should be added as extra value, but not as a blind rotation of 3 or 4 types of hits that all count as your guaranteed number of hits.
 
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The saga continues. My dealer sold the second box he had, and then picked up a third box. Okay, I think - I'll try for an auto, fill in my chase sets and finish the first base set.
So I start buying packs. 3 one day, 4 a few days later, etc. It turns out, nobody else is buying these. I have been working this box for 2 weeks, and still no hit!
So today I go in there and there's 7 packs left. I buy 4. I open them in the store, get another sketch, a pen and ink of Eugene.
So the auto is in one of the 3 packs left. I buy them. Pull a Michael Cudlitz Abraham auto, 7/99. Okay, Im happy. I put the other 2 packs in my pocket, go home. I'm sorting out my cards when I remember the 2 unopened packs. One has Benedict Samuel as Wolf auto, 17/99. The box had 2 autos and a sketch in it! I just had to buy every pack to get them.
 
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Nice one Don. Sometimes odds really are just that and there is always a chance to get something better. I am pleased someone has a good story to tell from Topps.

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Well done Don, perseverance does pay off Thumb Up
 
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Thanks guys. I have had luck with Topps boxes in the past Samauto. With 2 different Mars Attacks boxes I got 2 metal printing plates
 
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Hi Don,

I know it doesn't apply to all Topps products, but recently two Star Wars boxes I sold to two different customers, with a guaranteed autograph among two hits, were not in the boxes. Just 1 hit were in each box (and not an autograph in sight). I guess the odds even out in the end though...

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