Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2014 Panini Contenders NFL Super Blaster box (Hour 5)

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 5.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2014 Panini Contenders NFL Super Blaster
The cost: Click here

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

Packs per box: 14
Cards per pack: 8
Cards in this box: 112
Base set completion: 
100 of 100 (100 percent)
Duplicates: 2

Notables on base cards – Peyton Manning, Andrew Luck, Dez Bryant, Julio Jones, Eli Manning, Aaron Rodgers, Cam Newton, Tom Brady, Russell Wilson

Insert cards: 7 (all in gallery below)
Draft Class (2) – Eric Ebron, Donte Moncrief
Legendary Contenders (1) – Steve Young
Rookie of the Year Contenders (2) – Khalil Mack, Dri Archer
Round Numbers (1) – John Brown & Jerick McKinnon
Touchdown Tandems (1) – Tom Brady & Danny Amendola

Autographs/Memorabilia: 3
Rookie Ticket Autographs (1) – 
Chandler Catanzaro (SP)
Rookie Ticket Swatches (2) – Ka’Deem Carey, Marqise Lee

What’s Buzz-worthy: The original suggested retail price for this one was $49.99 as it was a box created for a premium experience at retail beyond a standard blaster box but also at a fraction of the hobby box’s (five autos) cost. … This box ultimately was an average one even though it included a short-printed auto, but it’s a product and design this collector really likes. The design of the base set in this one is strong, though the backs do oddly lack statistics. With those, this could arguably be a perfectly balanced and effective package. With stats this would have been a set you’d want two or three times larger. … The insert lineup is modest here, but there’s enough to break up the packs. This design was the one used for the over-loaded insert version in the college release so maybe Buzz is spoiled by that one coughing up more inserts than basic cards. … The rookie autographs cap the 100-card base set with a few versions of many players’ autographed cards, so the box is actually a rarity these days in that it’s light on regular (unsigned) Rookie Cards. The same variation approach happens with the memorabilia cards. … If you land one of those big names, these boxes can be very fun, though even big names may not break the bank. If you want to dabble with some football and expect some hits — but don’t want to spend too much — then this is a good option. Even with an average box, this is a fun rip.

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

What’s next? Be back in an hour …

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