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The box: 2016 Donruss football cards (blaster box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com
Packs per box: 11
Cards per pack: 8
Cards in this box: 88
Base set completion: 73 of 300 (24 percent)
Notables on base cards – Todd Gurley, Derek Carr, Marcus Mariota, J.J. Watt, Aaron Rodgers, Peyton Manning, Cam Newton, Terry Bradshaw, Eddie George
Insert/short-print cards: 17
Rookie Cards (SP) (5) – Kenny Clark, Noah Spence, Sheldon Rankins, Glenn Gronkowski, Jarran Reed
Rated Rookies (SP) (6) – Joey Bosa, Hunter Henry, DeAndre Washington, Christian Hackenberg, Ricardo Louis, Austin Hooper
Press Proof (2) – Kenneth Dixon (Rated Rookie), Jamie Collins
Fans of the Game (1) – Megan Fox
Peyton Manning’s Top Targets (1) – Wes Welker
The Sheriff (1) – Peyton Manning 2006
Legends of the Fall (1) – Terry Bradshaw
Rookie Phenom Jerseys (1) – Tyler Boyd
What’s Buzz-worthy: Panini America’s Donruss brand is packed with color and energy and a smattering of inserts that give it a solid collector-driven feel. Blaster boxes include memorabilia cards in every box and a boatload of inserts, rookies and parallels. … This box wasn’t filled with the biggest names, but it was still a fun rip with a mix of past and present stars. … The modernized take on the 1990 Donruss baseball design resonates here — well, at least with this collector — though it really didn’t need foil-stamping and gloss to get the job done. The card backs don’t really jive with any past designs but they are effective and retro-simple. The script text can be a reading challenge at times but is necessary for the 1990-D fronts. The backs could do without that but are still ok. All in all, this was a fun rip — just wish it had been a better box. Maybe it will be yours.
Product Grade: A-
Box Grade: B-
Fun Grade: A
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