Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2017 Donruss baseball blaster box (Hour 8)

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 8.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2017 Donruss baseball blaster
The cost: 
$19.99 (get hobby here)

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

Packs per box: 8
Cards per pack: 7
Cards in this box: 56
Base set completion: 
39 of 195 (20 percent)
Duplicates: 0
Short-prints (Nos. 1-45) (1) – Joey Votto (Diamond King)

Notables on base cards – Nolan Arenado, Albert Pujols, Trevor Story, Corey Seager, Yu Darvish, Dustin Pedroia, Max Scherzer, Johnny Bench, Kyle Schwarber, David Price, Nolan Ryan, Dave Winfield

>>> For a variation gallery, click here
>>> For a checklist & general gallery, click here

Rookie Cards – None

Insert cards: 16 (all in gallery below)
Retro 1983 (11) – Mike Trout, Johnny Cueto, Khris Davis, Matt Carpenter, Freddie Freeman, Kyle Hendricks, Ryan Braun, Justin Verlander, Cole Hamels, Mark Trumbo, Joey Votto
Variations (1) – 
Charlie Hustle (Pete Rose)
Magenta back parallel (1) – Jacob deGrom
All-Stars (1) – 
Yoenis Cespedes (/999)
American Pride (USA Baseball) (1) – 
Keston Hiura (/999)
Gold Press Proof (1) – 
Kendrys Morales (/99)

Autographs/Memorabilia: 1
Diamond Collection (1) – Aaron Judge

What’s Buzz-worthy: The fun trip that is Donruss baseball had to be part of today’s 12 in 12 after this box simply wowed me — for its price, it gives the hobby break done here that received high marks a run for its money. It doesn’t beat the hobby box but it does show you there’s still a lot of potential inside blasters. You get a guaranteed hit and a few inserts with these blasters and they can impress. It’s a fun rip — and the proof is that I’ve busted at least three boxes of this one here this year — and a few more blasters that weren’t Buzzed.

Product Grade: A
Box Grade:
Fun Grade: A

What’s next? Be back in an hour …

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