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Sunday, May 23, 2010
2010 Topps Attax Starter Box Review
2010 Topps Attax Starter Boxes are a great product for kids and collectors. First of all its a cheaper product that is very affordable in the $30-35 range for 8 boxes. Kids can buy the product and not use up all of their allowance and parents won't go broke.
The product has Legends which are sepia toned foil. Some of the players are Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle and Ty Cobb. Then there are the Superstars which are gold foil and you get modern day stars such as Albert Pujols, Derek Jeter and Tim Lincecum. Then you have the silver foil of players who had a Hot Streak during 2009 and you can get players like Ubaldo Jimenez and Dustin Pedroia. All the cards have a refractor look to them and are well designed.
There is the regular base set which allows you to get your favorite players from your favorite teams. The only draw back to the product which I see here is that you cannot get a full team of players for all teams. I'm hoping that next year Topps fixes this problem and there will be complete team sets so the game can be played team against team using your favorite teams rather than going for mostly all-star teams.
You also get code cards and the game can be played online at http://www.toppstown.com/ where the game is also explained. It is a great site for any budding card collector and baseball fan.
Finally in the starter box you also get a game board. This allows you to play the game and have a great time. There are card shops around the country having tournaments which is a great thing for the hobby in renewing interest.
This is a fantastic product for kids who want to have fun with baseball cards! 5 stars!