Unboxed: Topps Total Wave 7

After the experience we had with Wave 6, we were really excited for Wave 7 to arrive. We upped our order to three packs this time, even though the overall checklist for this series was a little down. Each pack costs $10 and contains 10 super high gloss cards.

The print run for Wave 7 is 3,495 Packs and features a pretty interesting checklist that can be found here. The highlights of this 100 card series are rookie cards of Brendan McKay and Ryan McBroom. The veterans are headlined by Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Manny Machado, Shohei Ohtani, Miguel Cabrera and Jacob deGrom. Wave 7 also features randomly inserted autographs from Shohei Ohtani, Jacob deGrom, Didi Gregorius, Tony Gonsolin, Rogelio Armenteros and Johan Camargo.

Here’s a look at what we pulled:

Pack 1:

Keston Hiura, Miguel Cabrera, Jesus Aguilar, JD Martinez, Justin Turner, Jose Trevino, Jameson Taillon, Evan Marshall, Jake Diekman, Blake Treinen.

Pack 2:

Taylor Guilbeau Black 5/5, Tyrone Taylor RC, Aroldis Chapman, Danny Hultzen RC, Rogelio Armenteros RC, Brendan Rodgers, Marcus Walden, Raisel Iglesias, Giovanny Gallegos, Chaz Roe, Scott Schebler.

Pack 3:

Paul Seward Red 4/10, Rowan Wick, Tommy Edman, Ty Buttrey, German Marquez, Hunter Pence, Michael Pineda, Raudy Read, Eric Lauer, Dylan Moore, Erick Fedde.

Grade: B+

The production saw a pretty big increase from Wave 6 to Wave 7 (3,059 to 3,495 this time) and the checklist was a little weaker, but the results of the unboxing were pretty similar. The cards we pulled didn’t have a ton of household names, but this product is more about the guys you don’t always see in sets. We were beyond excited to pull two numbered parallel cards (/10 and /5).

The concerns remain the same that it’s close to impossible put this set together and the value wouldn’t be there even if you were able to put it together. But those are minor concerns as long as you know that going in. We’re also aware this product and set are not for everyone, you really need to love baseball cards and getting different players who are not stars.

Wave 9 is currently on sale on the Topps website. You can pick up your packs for the next two weeks for $10 per pack. I’d recommend giving them a try, but limiting the number of packs you buy until you get them in hand and open them for yourself. I’m hooked and will continue order packs of each wave as they are released.

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