Buzz Break: 2017 Donruss Elite football (Walmart blaster box)

Do you like Buzz Breaks? We recently launched 12 in 12 — a series of a dozen breaks of past wax boxes and wax packs in a dozen hours. This is a faster break in that style — but not the launching of a new 12 in 12. (We’ll just had one this week and we’ll have another next month. Click the logo below to see the previous posts in the series.)

12in12-logo-smallerThe pack: 2017 Donruss Elite football (Walmart blaster box)
The cost: 
$29.98 (click here for hobby)

What’s inside this box? Keep reading …

Packs per box: 4
Cards per pack: 5
Cards in this box: 20
Base set completion: 
12 of 100 (12 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Base cards – Carson Palmer, Tevin Coleman, Andy Dalton, Matthew Stafford, Golden Tate III, Andrew Luck, Jalen Ramsey, Philip Rivers, Matt Forte, Brandon Marshall, Le’Veon Bell, Russell Wilson

Insert cards: 7 (all cards from box in gallery below)
Green parallel (2) – Drew Brees, Tyrod Taylor
Green rookies parallel (1) – Deshaun Watson
Green Spellbound (1) – Julio Jones (O)
Green Fired Up (1) – Brian Urlacher
Green Field Vision (1) – Adam Vinatieri
Green Family Ties (1) – Michael Bennett & Martellus Bennett

Autographs/Memorabilia: 1
Elite Coverage (1) – 
Jay Ajayi

What’s Buzz-worthy: With one guaranteed hit per pack and a whole lot of green retail-only inserts, this one seemed like one for a Buzz Break. The price was surprising — $10 more than the typical blaster — but the extra was palatable since this was a good box with the presence of a Deshaun Watson Green Rookie Card, which was the only RC in the box. The rest wasn’t as impressive but a Julio Jones Spellbound was a highlight. Had there not been a Watson? I wouldn’t have been happy at $19.99 even with the hit. The Green parallels likely will sell for a tad more than you might think — the point for retail exclusives — but in the long run they may not hold up since we don’t know any type of announced print run. Interestingly there were not any numbered cards in the box but the Green cards are likely rarer than you might think.

Product Grade: A
Box Grade:
Fun Grade: B

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