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The box: 2016 Panini Certified football cards (hobby box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com
Packs per box: 10
Cards per pack: 5
Cards in this box: 50
Base set completion: 26 of 100 (26 percent)
Notable players found on base cards – Jameis Winston, Drew Brees, Peyton Manning, Amari Cooper, Odell Beckham Jr., Eli Manning, Calvin Johnson, Matthew Stafford
Insert/short-print cards: 20
Champions Blue (1) – Peyton Manning (/50)
Champions (2) – Joe Namath, Russell Wilson
Immortals (3) – Kurt Warner, Troy Aikman, John Higgins (/999)
Mirror parallels (2) – Mike Evans, Jacoby Brissett (RC) (/499)
Rookies (2) – William Jackson III, Nick Vannett (/999)
Mirror Blue (2) – Jaylon Smith (RC), Noah Spence (RC) (/50)
Gold Team (2) – Marcus Mariota, Michael Thomas
Sunday Certified (3) – Aaron Rodgers, Eli Manning, Teddy Bridgewater
Skills (3) – Todd Gurley, Josh Norman, Darrelle Revis
New Generation Jerseys Mirror (1) – Cody Kessler
New Generation Jerseys Mirror Orange (1) – Dak Prescott (/399)
Potential Signatures Mirror Blue (1) – Kenny Lawler (/50)
Freshman Fabric Mirror Red (1) – Michael Thomas (/75)
What’s Buzz-worthy: Take the look and feel of past Certified releases and you have this one but with a new wave of players, looks and inserts that feel familiar but are a new chapter. This particular box was pretty average hits-wise and wasn’t too flashy on the names front for the inserts, but it was still a relatively entertaining rip. There just needed to be more. This box wasn’t quite as flashy as the new-look Elite, but it’s definitely a brand that has its followers and there is a lot of potential with the parallels and autographs. Pretty much everyone you can expect to see will be found here rookie-wise and there are some nice veterans to be found, too, along with the Peyton Manning tribute set. If you’re a long-time Certified fan, you’ll dig it and if you like flashy cards and parallel color, you’ll dig it. If you’re not sure, the only way to find out is to dig in.
Product Grade: A-
Box Grade: C
Fun Grade: B
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