Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2015-16 Panini Prestige basketball blaster box (Hour 11)

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 11.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2015-16 Panini Prestige NBA blaster
The cost: Click here

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

Packs per box: 10
Cards per pack: 7
Cards in this box: 70
Base set completion: 
51 of 200 (26 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards – Stephen Curry, LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Tim Duncan, DeMarcus Cousins, James Harden, Kevin Garnett, Jimmy Butler, Kobe Bryant

Inserts/short-prints: 18 (all and some base in gallery below)
Bonus Shots Orange Diecut (1) – Al Horford (/149)
Bonus Shots Light Blue (2) – Gerald Green, Kemba Walker
Rookies (7) – Karl-Anthony Towns, Frank Kaminsky, Willie Cauley-Stein, Delon Wright, Norman Powell, Jerian Grant, Kelly Oubre Jr.
Acetate Rookies (4) – Jahlil Okafor, D’Angelo Russell, Jonathan Simmons, Branden Dawson
Prestigious Picks (1) – Jahlil Okafor
Prestigious Pros (1) – Chris Paul
Prestigious Passers (1) – Magic Johnson
Playmakers (1) – Andrew Wiggins

Autographs/Memorabilia: 1
Freshman Fabrics (1) – 
Jahlil Okafor

What’s Buzz-worthy: These boxes guarantee a hit as well as four acetate rookies and this box delivered pretty well on that front as well as with the inserts — definitely an Okafor box. … The design here is super simple with a full-bleed photo with a simple foil overlay. The backs have a super-simple and effective infographic back with just basics displayed with a By The Numbers approach. It’s so simple that it’s solid — even found on the memorabilia card — and it’s one approach this collector wishes was used more. The player selection in the basic set was strong in this box, too. Also a plus? There is potential for autographs and other memorabilia atop of those acetates, which are arguably the biggest draw. These might be a fun one to rip for an NBA collector.

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

What’s next? Be back in an hour …

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