Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 1978 Donruss Elvis wax pack (Hour 11)

Do you like Buzz Breaks? Today’s your day then as we launch 12 in 12 — a series of a dozen breaks of past wax boxes and wax packs in a dozen hours. We’ll post one every hour on the hour all day long today … this is Hour 11.

12in12-logo-smallerThe pack: 1978 Donruss Elvis wax pack
The cost now: 
The cost then: 15 cents

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

Cards per pack: 7 (all in gallery below)
Base set completion: 
7 of 66 (11 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Inserts: None

Autographs/Memorabilia: No chance

What’s Buzz-worthy: Buzz didn’t plan to have two Elvis breaks in this 12 in 12, but this pack had been hanging around unopened since the series made its debut two months ago. It was just time. Why? Perhaps to show how different the cards from Hour 1 are compared to this one. Simply put, the hobby has come a long way in the decades between these Elvis releases. That’s not to say these are bad, but the coolest thing in this pack might be the illustration found on the backs of every card. Donruss took the Topps non-sports model down a notch with simply 66 cards — and nothing else — printed on bright white stock and some “Elvis Facts” on the backs. Hunt around and you can find a box of these nearly 40-year old cards for less than a couple of blaster boxes. That’s a good thing if you want to have some fun and rip something distinctly retro. You can find sets for far less than the price of one modern-day blaster box. Final thought? Hit the Press Pass from Hour 1 — you’ll get some type of hit.

Product Grade: C
Pack Grade:
Fun Grade: C

What’s next? Be back in an hour …

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