Buzz Break: 2016 Score football cards (blaster box)

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The box: 2016 Score football cards (blaster box)
Where to buy:

2016-score-Kenyan-DrakePacks per box:
Cards per pack: 11
Cards in this box: 132
Base set completion: 
88 of 440 (20 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notable players found on base cards: Todd Gurley, Adrian Peterson, Julio Jones.

Rookie Cards (33) – Notables include Jared Goff, Connor Cook, Will Fuller, Kenyan Drake, Paxton Lynch, Braxton Miller.

2016-score-Jayron-Kearse-helmetInsert cards: 44

All-Americans (3) – Andrew Luck, DeAndre Hopkins, Tyler Eifert
All-Americans Gold (1) – Cam Newton
All-Americans Red (1) – Brandin Cooks
Chain Reaction (1) – Doug Martin
Chain Reaction Gold (1) – Eric Decker
Franchise (3) – DeMarco Murray, Ryan Kerrigan, Matt Forte
Franchise Gold (1) – NaVarro Bowman
Franchise Red (1) – Richard Sherman
NFL Draft (1) – LaQuon Treadwell
NFL Draft Green (1) – Connor Cook
No-fly Zone (1) – Tyrann Mathieu
2016-score-Darrelle-RevisNo-fly Zone Black (1) – Darrelle Revis
Reflections (3) – T.J. Yeldon & Arian Foster, Dez Bryant & Andre Johnson, J.J. Watt & DeMarcus Ware
Reflections Red (1) – Devonta Freeman & Frank Gore
Reflections Gold (1) – Dorial Green-Beckham & A.J. Green
Reflections Green (1) – Rob Gronkowski & Jason Witten
2016-score-mariotaSack Attack (1) – Ezekiel Ansah
Sack Attack Gold (1) – Brian Orakpo
Scorecard (1) – Sam Bradford
Sidelines (3) – Tony Romo, Teddy Bridgewater, DeMarco Murray
Sidelines Gold (2) – Odell Beckham Jr., Carson Palmer
Signal Callers (3) – Tom Brady, Drew Brees, Eli Manning
Signal Callers Gold (2) – Jameis Winston, Marcus Mariota
Signal Callers Green (1) – Joe Flacco
Signal Callers Red (1) – Marcus Mariota
Stoppers (1) – Luke Kuechly
Stoppers Red (1) – Von Miller
Toe The Line (2) – T.Y. Hilton, A.J. Green
Toe The Line Red (1) – Mike Evans
Toe The Line Gold (1) – Travis Benjamin
Rookie Helmets (1) – Jayron Kearse

Autographs/Memorabilia: None (one manufactured relic per blaster)

2016-Score-Evan-MathisWhat’s Buzz-worthy: The checklist on this one is a deep 440 cards with 330 of those being standard veterans and the rest being Rookie Cards. That could make for a dryer rip at times, but Panini makes up for it with a number of insert cards per pack and three RCs per pack, too. Some might say that the parallels of each insert are too much — it looks like Gold, Red, Green and Black versions are available atop each insert — but that adds to the star power and variety found here. Buzz thinks that’s a plus. … You’ll also find cards here of many guys you won’t see the rest of the year — also a big plus for player/team collectors and occasion a plus for re-sellers. … Score is the hobby’s NFL flagship release now with Panini America taking over the license on an exclusive basis and its jumbo boxes on the hobby side deliver ink as well as all kinds of collecting fun. … These blaster boxes only guarantee a manufactured patch, but there are autographs to be found in retail boxes, too. … This box delivered exactly as the odds predicted with 33 Rookie Cards and 44 inserts in the box. For those who remember Score’s early days, this release is in the ballpark — perhaps with a better design — but with a ton more inserts and, of course, the hits to make it fit in well today.

Product Grade: A
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Fun Grade: A-

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