But interestingly, Topps has put out a card version of Bunt, giving the collectors a chance to actually see and feel cards. And actually add to their digital collections, too.
Topps’ 2016 Bunt is a reasonably priced product, in the $30 range for a hobby box (depending on the retailer). A hobby box contains 36 packs, with seven cards to a pack. Collectors who buy a hobby box are virtually assured of completing the base set of 200 cards. Plus, they will get some doubles.
There are several inserts. Future of the Franchise is a 15-card subset that highlights up-and-coming players. I pulled three of these cards from the hobby box I opened.
Light Force is a 25-card insert set that keys on the top stars in the game. I pulled four of these inserts from the hobby box I opened. Program is a 30-card subset that tries to mirror the cover of a game-day program, even down to the scanning bar in the lower right-hand corner. I pulled five of these cards.
Unique Unis is a 10-card set that showcases uniforms worn for special occasions, like All-Star weekend or throwback uniform dates.
The final card I received was a Title Town insert, numbered to 75. This is a 10-card set that also has a place on the back to scratch off for a digital code. The card I received was of the St. Louis Cardinals, who have won 11 World Series titles.
That’s second only to the New York Yankees, who have won 27 Series crowns. The Cardinals’ card features three players from different eras — Enos Slaughter, Ozzie Smith and Albert Pujols. Why Stan Musial wasn’t part of the card is a mystery to me. I mean, Slaughter was a nice choice, but Stan was The Man.
The checklist is a nice blend of current stars, Hall of Famers and stars through the years
Still, Topps Bunt is an affordable product that offers set builders an easy task, and gives phone app lovers a chance to unlock some nice cards. It should be a hit with kids, too, and since young collectors with this product now can build sets virtually in addition to the traditional way, it's not a bad set to collect.