The truth was...not much. Besides the Topps 2010, there has not been a ton released lately. I did have the option of purchasing that soon to be confiscated Upper Deck "2009" release with illegal logos...but decided to steer clear of that. Topps unique jumped out at me. Three hits per box, one auto. The store owner showed me some base and also a Gordan Beckham auto that was beautiful...so I figured "what the hell, let's take home this box and bust the whole thing"!
What a great product! I'll go ahead and break it down for you first.
Product: 24 packs, 7 cards a pack
Base Cards: 118 (zero duplicates)
Red Parallel (numbered to 1199) Rowand, Teixeira,Michael Saunders RC, Corey Hart, Masterson, Tejada, Shields, Gordon, Anthony Swarzak RC, Vernon Wells, Guillen, Huff, McClouth, Cliff Lee, Cueto, Hamels, Rick Porcello RC, Dan Uggla, Kershaw, Matt LaPorta RC, Neftali Feliz RC (See below).Regular Rookie (numerered to 2699) Trevor Cahill, Bud Norris, Colby Rasmus, David Price, Nolan Reimold, Rick Porcello, Kenshin Kawakami, Mat Gamel, Matt LaPorta
Bronze Parallel (#/99) Josh Johnson
Gold Parallel (#/25) AJ Burnett (dinged right top corner, a bit put out by that, but it is only a Yankee after all)
Topps Unique Unis: Granderson, Fielder, Braun, Wright (see below)
Topps Unparalled Performances: Kinsler, Cueto, Johnson, Hudson (see below)
Topps Alone At the Top: Ryan Howard, Tim Lincecum (see below)
Topps Solo Shot Game Used Bat Relic: Vlad Guerrero #/275 (see Below)
Topps Prime Time Patches: Pedro Martinez #/99 (see below)
Topps Solo Shot Relic/Auto: Evan Longoria bat auto! #/25! (see below)
Product breakdown: This break was a lot of fun. I admit to a bit of buyers remorse initially after drop a close to a Benjamin for this box. I figured there was no way that I would get the value that I was hoping for. I had seen some of the base cards in the shop and was less than impressed. They looked like a similar dark bordered Bowman card that I did not really care for. But upon opening the first pack I realized that there were many depths to the card depending on how it shined in lighting. It is actually a really nice design.