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The box: 2017 Panini Select NASCAR cards (blaster box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (for hobby)
Packs per box: 3
Cards per pack: 5
Cards in this box: 15
Base set completion: 11 of 100 (11 percent)
Base cards – Chase Elliott, Joey Logano, Kasey Kahne, Kyle Larson, Brennan Poole, Ryan Sieg, Erik Jones, Ross Chastain
Rookie Cards (3) – Daniel Suarez, William Byron, Kaz Grala
Insert cards: 3 (all cards from box in gallery below)
Red White & Blue Pulsar Prizm parallel (1) – Joey Logano (/299)
Purple Pulsar Prizm parallel (2) – Dakoda Armstrong, Landon Cassill
Select Pairs (1) – Austin Dillon & Ryan Newman
What’s Buzz-worthy: This brand is a new one to the NASCAR lineup and it’s basically a deluxe version of Prizm. There seemed to be a bit more youth in the basic set of Grandstand cards while I didn’t find any of the rarer tiers. The double-memorabilia card is nice but simple — and the Newman swatch is odd in that it could be sheet metal or maybe a pit sign — it doesn’t feel like metal (if it is it’s matte paint) and almost seems like flat cardboard. (Other swatches for his cards show black and white swatches when it’s not fabric.) The Dillon swatch is clearly tire. This design is definitely a familiar on in its feel, so as long as you’re comfortable with it and its colorful Pulsar parallels you’ll probably be comfortable with this one. For the price, it seemed like it delivered enough — it just wasn’t that flashy.
Product Grade: B+
Box Grade: B+
Fun Grade: B+
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