Buzz Break: 2017 Panini Prestige football cards (blaster box)

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The box: 2017 Panini Prestige NFL cards (blaster box)
Where to buy: (for hobby)

Packs per box:
Cards per pack: 8
Cards in this box: 64
Base set completion: 
55 of 300 (18 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards: Andrew Luck, Tony Romo, Ben Roethlisberger, Todd Gurley, Aaron Rodgers, Khalil Mack, Drew Brees, Von Miller, David Johnson, J.J. Watt, DeAndre Watkins, Jared Goff

Rookie Cards (8) – Deshaun Watson, Mitchell Trubisky, O.J. Howard, Reuben Foster, Alvin Kamara, Nathan Peterman, Chris Godwin, Dawuane Smoot

Inserts: 9 (all in gallery below along with some stars and rookies)
Xtra Points Blue (2) – Quincy Wilson (RC), Ryan Tannehill
Xtra Points Blue Spectacular Catch (1) – Drew Brees
Spectacular Catch (2) – Steve Young, Kevin Greene
Banner Season (1) – Ezekiel Elliott
NFL Passport (1) – D’onta Foreman
Hardwear (1) – Laquon Treadwell
Stars of the NFL (1) – Marcus Mariota

Autographs/Memorabilia: None

What’s Buzz-worthy: On the rookie front, this was a solid box — it gets an A simply based on the rookies — but it’s nothing like ripping a hobby box of this one where there’s an autograph in every jumbo pack and way, way, way more rookies per pack, too. As said in that previous rip, it’s a 300-card set with the last 100 being new NFL rookies in college action photos but with their new NFL teams noted via logos and color scheme for the cards’ name bars. With strong photos, that works. This box delivered well with a few top rookies and its guaranteed presence of the Xtra Point Blue Spectacular Catch cards that are found in blasters. Blasters will include Hardware Memorabilia cards — helmet cards — in some instances but that was not to be found here. (It would be nice for these to include some type of hit.) To some collectors, there may be too much college cardboard here — so they’ll be feasting on NFL sets to come this season — but if you like the college game and the NFL this one feels well-balanced and a highlight.

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

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