2020-21 Topps Hockey Stickers Box Break #3

Another day, another box break of 2020-21 Topps Hockey Stickers. Before opening my third box, I had 263 stickers  (198 regular stickers and 65 foil stickers) out of 666 total stickers needed to complete the set. Hopefully, this box helps more than the measly 24 stickers that the last box provided me.

For those who don’t normally collect stickers, just a few quick facts. 2020-21 Topps Hockey Sticker packs cost $1.00 in the U.S. and $1.39 in Canada. You can buy full boxes for $50/box directly from Topps, or cheaper from other places. (I bought four boxes for about $36 each on eBay.) Each pack contains four regular stickers and one foil sticker, and there are 666 stickers to complete the set.

Anyway, onto my break of Box #3. 

What I Got in My 3rd Box

200 regular stickers; 26 were doubles.

5o foil stickers; 0 were doubles.

This box had 26 doubles, which was more than my first box of 2020-21 Topps Hockey Stickers (12) but less than my second box (40). 

Breakdown by 100s

Because enquiring minds want to know…

1-99

24 regular stickers (3 doubles)
8 foil stickers
= 32 stickers total / 12.8% of the box

100-199

26 regular stickers (2 doubles)
4 foil stickers
= 30 stickers total / 12% of the box

200-199

39 regular stickers (6 doubles)
6 foil stickers
= 45 stickers total / 18% of the box

300-399

31 regular stickers (3 doubles)
7 foil stickers
= 38 stickers total / 15.2% of the box

400-499

23 regular stickers (2 doubles)
9 foil stickers 
= 32 stickers total / 12.8% of the box

500-599

33 regular stickers (5 doubles)
8 foil stickers
= 41 stickers total / 16.4% of the box

600-666

24 regular stickers (5 doubles)
5 foil stickers
= 29 stickers total / 11.6% of the box

Just as my prior two boxes, this box had a pretty even distribution of stickers in each grouping of 100. In years’ past, I’ve opened boxes of Panini hockey stickers that would have a glut of stickers in, say, the 200s, and then almost no stickers in the 100s. While I will still grumble about getting 26 doubles, at least those doubles are spread around a bit. 

So, What Stickers Did I Actually Need?

This box was almost no help in regards to the regular stickers, but lots of help with the foil stickers, so…yay? Of the 174 regular stickers that were not doubles, 165 were repeats of stickers that I got in either my first or second box, so I only needed 9 out of the 200 regular stickers from this box.

On the other hand, I did need 47 of the 50 foil stickers, so I guess that’s the silver lion, er, silver lining of this break (puns intended).

I understand that the more boxes of stickers I open, the more likely I am to get doubles, but after three boxes I still have less than half of the set (319/666). Box #3 wasn’t as abysmal as the last box, as this one yielded me 56 sticker that I needed. Still, before opening this, I needed more than 400 stickers, so you think this box would have been a little more help.

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Author: Sal Barry

Sal Barry is the editor and webmaster of Puck Junk. He is a freelance hockey writer, college professor and terrible hockey player. Follow him on Twitter @puckjunk

One thought on “2020-21 Topps Hockey Stickers Box Break #3”

  1. I am guessing you could complete the set in about 9-10 boxes. But $400 is expensive to complete a sticker set.

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