Buzz Break: 2016 Donruss football Mega Box


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2016-donruss-eddie-lacyThe box: 2016 Donruss football Mega Box
Where to buy:
Retail stores ($19.98)

Packs per box: 9 (seven 2016 Donruss, two 2015 Gridiron Kings)
Cards per pack: 8
Cards in this box: 72
Donruss Base set completion: 
42 of 300 (14 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards – Todd Gurley, Derek Carr, Brett Favre, Ben Roethlisberger, Barry Sanders, John Elway


2016 Donruss Insert/short-print cards: 14 (more in gallery below)
Rookie Cards (SP) (3) – Glenn Gronkowski, Jarran Reed, Karl Joseph
Rated Rookies (SP) (4) – Joey Bosa, Austin Hooper, Ricardo Lewis, Cody Kessler
1987 Donruss (1) – Warren Moon
Fans of the Game (1) – 
Al Pacino
League Leaders (1) – Blake Bortles & Eli Manning
Legends of the Fall (1) – 
Marcus Allen
Production Line (3) – Tom Brady (TDs), Tom Brady (yards), J.J. Watt

Autographs/Memorabilia: None

2015 Gridiron Kings (two packs)
Base set completion:
10 of 100 (10 percent)

Notables on base cards – Matthew Stafford, Doug Martin, Johnny Manziel


Insert/short-print cards: 6
Framed short-prints (3) – Tyler Lockett (rookies) Gale Sayers (legends), Peyton Manning (All-time Stat Kings)
Red Framed (3) – T.J. Yeldon (rookies), A.J. Green, Bishop Sankey

Autographs/Memorabilia: None

What’s Buzz-worthy: Panini America’s Donruss brand is a fun one and this box offers up a decent sampling of that with a taste of a brand from last season as a bonus. This box gave our past blaster box break a run for its money with its inserts but didn’t offer any hits. This collector didn’t tear into Gridiron Kings last season but might now with a look at what was inside — three framed short-prints or parallels per pack. Overall, this was a fun cheap break that has potential based on who you find and plenty of inserts. If you just want to check out Donruss or have a beginning collector who likes basic stuff and flashier stuff, too, this one has potential for that for a pretty affordable price.

Product Grade: A- (2016 Donruss)
Box Grade:
Fun Grade: A

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