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 9.
The box: 2016 Panini Prestige football cards (blaster)
The cost: $14.99 (get hobby here)
What’s inside this box? Keep reading …
Cards per pack: 8
Packs per box: 8
Cards per box: 64
Base set completion: 52 of 200 (26 percent)
Notables on base cards – Odell Beckham Jr., Matt Ryan, Russell Wilson, Peyton Manning, Matthew Stafford, Ben Roethlisberger, Devonta Freeman, Drew Brees, J.J. Watt
Insert/short-print cards: 12 (in gallery below)
Rookies (8) – Dak Prescott, Jordan Payton, Laquon Treadwell, Aaron Green, Scooby Wright III, Malcolm Mitchell, Sterling Shepard, Eli Apple
Rookies Xtra Points Purple (1) – Dak Prescott (/100)
Connections (1) – Blake Bortles & Allen Robinson
Draft Picks Blue (1) – Pharoh Cooper
Banner Season (1) – Isaiah Crowell
What’s Buzz-worthy: Buzz found this one in a discount bin with visions of Ezekiel Elliott and other hot rookies from last season in mind and it delivered. The Purple Dak is a card that pays for the box a few times over, while a standard Prescott also was found and some “names” were among the rookies, too. (Value there is a bit hit and miss on this early-season release but it doesn’t matter with the Prescott cards inside.) Prestige is not a brand that delivers a lot of insert cards in blasters, but if you get the right rookies then a box isn’t bad. Buying hobby is a safer bet since you’ll get hits — and a lot more — but a cheap blaster of this one can pay off well. This box proves it — and you can bet that there will be some places where if these boxes hit the discount bins they won’t last long because of the strong rookie class.
Product Grade: A-
Box Grade: A+
Fun Grade: B
What’s next? Be back in an hour …
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