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The box: 2017 Panini Contenders Draft Picks football cards (blaster box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (for hobby)
Packs per box: 7
Cards per pack: 6
Cards in this box: 42
Base set completion: 26 of 100 (26 percent)
Notable players found on base cards – Jim Brown, Russell Wilson, J.J. Watt, Ezekiel Elliott, Julio Jones, Marcus Allen, Brett Favre, Aaron Rodgers
Insert cards: 14
Collegiate Connections (2) – Andrew Luck & Christian McCaffrey, Deshaun Watson & Mike Williams
Game Day Tickets (3) – Samaje Perine, Travis Rudolph, Cooper Kupp
Old School Colors (3) – Brett Favre, Odell Beckham Jr., Antonio Brown
Passing Grades (2) – Mitch Trubisky, Marcus Mariota
Rush Week (2) – Ezekiel Elliott, Leonard Fournette
School Colors (2) – Samaje Perine, D’onta Foreman
College Ticket autographs (2) – Ryan Ramczyk, Montravius Adams
What’s Buzz-worthy: These colorful and striking blasters — neon orange along with
Deshaun Watson Mike Williams on the box — are just as energetic on the inside. Like past years, there are two autos per box and a mess of inserts along with a modest amount of base cards from a relatively small set. There are big names of the recent past, players of Hall of Fame caliber and guys who were just drafted — or will be today. This one is cheap fun — but a quality release that’s perfect for fans of certain schools. You won’t find those elite names in every box when it comes to ink — that’s about the only drawback — but there was a first-rounder auto in this box. These are a fun rip that all football fans should get a piece of before the full array of NFL products with updated rookies start arriving later this year.
Product Grade: A
Box Grade: A-
Fun Grade: A
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