Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2016 Panini National Treasures NASCAR 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 and we’re starting high-end. 

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2016 Panini National Treasures NASCAR
The cost: Click here

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

Packs per box: 1
Cards per pack: 7
Cards in this box: 7
Base set completion: 
1 of 50 (2 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Base cards – Austin Dillon (/25)

Inserts: None

Autographs/Memorabilia: 6 (all cards in gallery below)
Signature Firesuit Materials Black (1) – 
Kurt Busch (/5, redemption)
Legendary Signatures Silver (1) – Richard Childress (/49)
Jumbo Sheet Metal Signatures Black (1) – Denny Hamlin (/5)
Timelines (1) – Jeffrey Earnhardt (/25)
Timelines Black (1) – Greg Biffle (/5)
Jumbo Signatures Blue (1) – Kyle Larson (/1)

What’s Buzz-worthy: These types of high-end boxes are a high-risk, high-reward scenario every time you rip them, but this one turned out pretty nice with the presence of a few low-numbered cards and a visually impassive 1/1 auto logo booklet. The Larson auto patch is actually one of several cards like it with this one focusing on the logo of one of his associate sponsors, McDonald’s, which appears on the right sleeve (cropped off in this card’s photo) of his firesuit. Another highlight here would be the card with the highest print run in the box — an autograph of legendary owner Richard Childress — and then three cards limited to only five copies. There are some young names in this box, which has its benefits and drawbacks, but this box felt like a good rip thanks to the booklet. Would I do another? Probably, since the boxes aren’t as pricey as they had been and there are all of the big names you’d expect to see here in the brand that is the biggest high-end release from Panini America’s rookie season with NASCAR.

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

What’s next? Be back in an hour …

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