Buzz Break: 2016 Donruss baseball cards (blaster box)

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2016-donruss-henry-owensThe box: 2016 Donruss baseball cards (blaster box)
Where to buy: (for hobby)

Packs per box: 7
Cards per pack: 6
Cards in this box: 42
Base set completion: 
29 of 195 (15 percent)
Duplicates: 0

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

2016-donruss-degromInsert cards: 12
1982 (7) – Jacob DeGrom, Joey Votto, Clayton Kershaw, Kole Calhoun, Lorenzo Cain, Robin Yount, Ken Griffey Jr.
s-l1600Cyan 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

Autographs/Memorabilia: 1
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:
Fun Grade: A

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