Buzz Break: 2016 Donruss baseball cards (hobby box)

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2016-donruss-kyle-schwarberThe box: 2016 Donruss baseball cards (hobby box)
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Packs per box: 24
Cards per pack: 8
Cards in this box: 192
Base set completion: 
139 of 195 (71 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notable players on base cards – Kyle Schwarber, Stephen Piscotty, Michael Conforto (Rated Rookies), Albert Pujols, Jose Fernandez (Diamond Kings), George Brett, Frank Thomas, Mike Trout, Albert Pujols, Rickey Henderson, Ken Griffey Jr., Cal Ripken Jr., Giancarlo Stanton, Miguel Cabrera, Don Mattingly, Mariano Rivera, Nolan Ryan, Carl Yastrzemski, Carlos Correa, Clayton Kershaw, Kris Bryant, Yu Darvish, Pete Rose, Joc Pederson, Bo Jackson, Buster Posey, Pete Rose, The San Diego Chicken

2016-donruss-kirby-puckett-pinkInsert cards: 49

1982 (24) – Notable players included David Price, Robin Yount, George Brett, Madison Bumgarner, Miguel Cabrera, Ken Griffey Jr., Pete Rose, Cal Ripken Jr., Clayton Kershaw, Buster Posey, Carlos Correa, Nolan Ryan
2016-donruss-mike-trout1982 Black (1) 
– Steve Carlton (/99)
Black parallel (2) 
– Bryce Harper (Diamond King), Alcides Escobar (/199)
Pink parallel (2) – Kirby Puckett, Michael Conforto
Test Proof Cyan (1) 
– Adrian Beltre (/49)
Power Alley (2) – 
Mike Trout, Carlos Correa
Power Alley Blue (1) 
– Kyle Schwarber (/199)
The Rookies (1) – Jose Peraza
The Rookies Career Stat Line (1) – Greg Bird (/400)
Career Stat Line (1) – Adrian Beltre (/413)
Press Proof (1) – Corey Kluber (/99)
Elite Series (1) – Robinson Cano (/999)
Elite Dominator (1) – Dallas Keuchel (/999)
Rated Rookies Diecut Blue (1) – Corey Seager (/999)
The Prospects (3) – Josh Bell, Tyler Glasnow, Julio Urias
Masters of the Game (2) – Mariano Rivera, Randy Johnson
USA Baseball Collegiate National Team (4) – A.J. Puk, Nick Banks, Matt Thaiss, Zack Burdi

2016-donruss-sigature-series-matzAutographs/Memorabilia: 4
Signature Series  (1) – Steven Matz
Promising Pros Materials Signatures (1) – Blake Snell (/199)
Jersey Kings (2) – Lorenzo Cain, Juan Gonzalez

What’s Buzz-worthy: After a blaster box breakdown (see it and previous overall comments on the product here), Buzz decided it was time to rip a hobby box. It was the right call and this one over-delivered with four hits instead of the standard three and some cards of key young names for this season. At its price, logos or not, this hobby box was a winner in both what it delivered and the fun factor.

Product Grade: A
Box Grade:
Fun Grade: A

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