Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2016 Donruss Optic football blaster box (Hour 1)

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 1.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2016 Donruss Optic football cards
The cost: Click here

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

Packs per box: 6
Cards per pack: 4
Cards in this box: 24
Base set completion: 
18 of 200 (9 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Veteran base cards (2) – Odell Beckham Jr., Jamaal Charles, Demaryius Thomas, Jason Witten, Eric Decker, Greg Olsen

Rookie Cards (12) – Vernon Butler, Deion Jones, Jake Rudock, William Jackson III, Artie Burns, Charles Tapper, Kenyan Drake, Nick Vannett, Jonathan Williams, Malcolm Mitchell, Devontae Booker, Jalen Ramsey

Inserts: 5
Holo parallels (2) – Julian Edelman, Julio Jones
Prototype (1) – Mark Ingram
Pink Holo parallels (Walmart blasters only) (2) – DeAndre Washington, Kendall Fuller

Autographs/Memorabilia: 1
Pink Rookie Threads (1) – 
Cardale Jones

What’s Buzz-worthy: Blaster boxes at Walmart (where this box was found) include Pink parallels and a guaranteed hit but this box fell a bit short on the player selection. (That or this collector was spoiled by a past Mega Box break.) Optic is heavy on Rookie Cards via the Rated Rookies subset and a heavy standard card presence while the re-done 1990 Donruss design is one that works pretty well for being Optichromed. The Mega Boxes were pricier (and are long gone at retail) but you may find hangers or blaster boxes at retail and they’re a decent alternative if you can’t swing the higher price for a hobby box with its guaranteed ink. (You can actually find all types of Optic wax over on the Blowout mothership.) The rookie class here is a good one and that’s part of the big chase and this collector thinks that this brand will be one seen as a landmark release in years to come.

Product Grade: A
Box Grade:
Fun Grade: B+

What’s next? Be back in an hour …

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