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The box: 2017 Donruss Optic baseball cards (blaster box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com
Packs per box: 6
Cards per pack: 5
Cards in this box: 30
Base set completion: 13 of 100 (13 percent)
Notables on base cards – Kris Bryant, Frank Thomas, Giancarlo Stanton, Yadier Molina
Rookie Cards (3) – Yoan Moncada, Braden Shipley, Alex Reyes
Insert/short-print cards: 17 (all in gallery below)
Rated Rookies (3) – Yoan Moncada, Braden Shipley, Alex Reyes
Holo Rated Rookies (1) – Braden Shipley
Pink Holo Rated Rookies (2) – Aaron Judge, JaCoby Jones
Diamond Kings (3) – Mickey Mantle, Khris Davis, Chris Sale
Holo Diamond Kings (1) – Freddie Freeman
Pink Holo Diamond Kings (1) – Anthony Rizzo
Holo (2) – Gregory Polanco, Nick Markakis
Pink Holo (3) – Yu Darvish, Tyler Naquin, Salvador Perez
The Rookies (1) – Tyler Glasnow
What’s Buzz-worthy: As said in a previous Optic blaster break here, if you dug in on 2017 Donruss for its array of inserts and a 1990 Donruss re-do then you’re probably going to like this one a lot. You even get five cards per pack, which is something that, historically, doesn’t happen with plastic-stock brands at retail so there’s even safety in numbers with this one. It was fun and it delivered. This box included some notable names on the insert and short-print front with the Judge card being the biggest and the Mantle being a nice find. These boxes don’t always run this hot but they’re still a pretty fun rip.
Product Grade: A-
Box Grade: A+
Fun Grade: A
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