First Buzz: 2016 Donruss football cards

2016-donruss-football-Aaron-RodgersWhat: 2016 Donruss football cards
Arrives: Aug. 3
Box basics: One autograph and one memorabilia card per 24-pack box (18 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Panini’s Donruss brand hits the gridiron with aesthetic looks back to the past with today’s biggest stars, two Peyton Manning tribute sets and some extra Fans of the Game who people will know throughout the galaxy — oh, and a set that will give collectors a shot at their autographs, too.

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The Basics: The base set here will consist of 400 cards with Rated Rookies, 1987 Classics, Gridiron Kings and Stat Line parallels for them all. … Every pack will include three insert cards and one Rookie Card. … These carry a suggested retail price of $2.50 per pack. Fans of the Game will return here with Daisy Ridley, Al Pacino and Megan Fox — and autographs will be in the mix. … Passing the Torch will be found with prime versions as rare as 25 copies, while Rookie Phenom cards will spotlight 2016 rookies with rookie jersey autos and patch parallels. …


The 1987 Classics set will use the memorable black-bordered baseball design from that year, while Rated Rookies will have a slightly different take on that design. … Also in the insert lineup will be Dominators, while Signature Marks will be one of the autographs in a lineup that includes Enshrined, Super Bowl Signatures, Legends of the Fall, All-Time Gridiron Kings, Gridiron Kings, The Elite Series, Dominators and The Rookies. … One of the Peyton Manning sets here will focus on Top Targets with autographed parallels. … A typical box will yield one Fans of the Game card, six parallels, 24 RCs and 42 other insert cards. (Two The Rookies, two Dominators, one Elite Series, one Elite Series Rookie, six Gridiron Kings/All-time GKs, four Peyton Manning Tribute, two Manning Top Targets, three Legends of the Fall, one Enshrined, eight Production Line, three League Leaders, three All-Pros, three 1987 Classics and three other inserts.)

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