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The box: 2016 Donruss baseball cards (blaster box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (for hobby)
Packs per box: 7
Cards per pack: 6
Cards in this box: 42
Base set completion: 29 of 195 (15 percent)
Notable players on base cards – Henry Owens (Rated Rookie), Andrew McCutchen (Diamond Kings), Ichiro Suzuki, Ken Griffey Jr., Rickey Henderson, Pete Rose, Josh Donaldson, Nolan Arenado, Bryce Harper, Clayton Kershaw, Steven Matz, Bo Jackson
Insert cards: 12
1982 (7) – Jacob DeGrom, Joey Votto, Clayton Kershaw, Kole Calhoun, Lorenzo Cain, Robin Yount, Ken Griffey Jr.
Cyan Test Proof (1) – Dallas Keuchel (/49)
Pink (1) – Hector Olivera
Career Stat Line (1) – CC Sabathia (/369)
Power Alley (1) – Madison Bumgarner
The Prospects (1) – Alex Reyes
Bat Kings Green (1) – Matt Carpenter (/99)
What’s Buzz-worthy: Each and every blaster box of 2016 Donruss includes one autograph or memorabilia card for $19.99, which is a plus when you consider that the brand’s landmark The Famous (San Diego) Chicken memorabilia card can be found in retail packs. That’s a pricey card. … There aren’t a lot of cards in this one — 42 in the box compared to the 88 with a hit in the 2015-16 Donruss NBA release — but the feel of the rip when you get to the stack of cards is actually pretty comfortable. You don’t get a ton of base cards, but you do get a good amount of inserts to mix things up and keep the packs varied. … One unusual (for today) feature in this set? Actual checklist cards. … Overall, this is a brief and fun rip — one that feels like it’s crisper and cleaner than last year’s release, which was quite fun and delivered pretty good value in terms of inserts and hits in a hobby box. This year’s hobby boxes deliver three hits and seem to deliver pretty well for the price, but if you’re on the fence you might try a blaster before digging in on some hobby wax.
Product Grade: A
Box Grade: A
Fun Grade: A
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