Buzz Break: 2017 Panini Football cards (blaster box)

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The box: 2017 Panini Football cards (blaster box)
Where to buy:
 BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box: 11
Cards per pack: 8
Cards in this box: 88
Base set completion: 
64 of 100 (64 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards – Derek Carr, Matthew Stafford, Marcus Mariota, Carson Wentz, Julio Jones, Ben Roethlisberger, Von Miller, Andrew Luck, Khalil Mack, Mark Ingram, Richard Sherman, Dak Prescott, Todd Gurley, Rob Gronkowski, Cam Newton, Odell Beckham Jr., Jameis Winston, Aaron Rodgers, Antonio Brown, Eli Manning, Russell Wilson, Tom Brady

Insert/short-print cards: 23 (all in gallery below with notable base)
Rookie Cards (11) – Deshaun Watson, Mike Williams, Gareon Conley, Adam Shaheen, Raekwon McMillian, Chad Hansen, Chris Godwin, Obi Melifonwu, Jamal Adams, Tyus Bowser, Kenny Golladay
Shining Armor rookies parallel  (1) – Curtis Samuel
Chainmail Foil parallel (1) – DeMarco Murray
Bravery parallel (1) – Khalil Mack (/399)
Templar parallel (1) – Landon Collins
Templar rookies parallel  (1) – Isaiah McKenzie
Knight School (1) – Mitchell Trubisky
Legends of the Shield (1) – Emmitt Smith
Accolades (2) – Ben Roethlisberger, Rob Gronkowski
The Rooks (1) – Zay Jones
Decorated (2) – Adrian Peterson, Marcus Allen

Autographs/Memorabilia: 1
Catapults Memorabilia (1) – Steve Young (/199)

What’s Buzz-worthy: This retail-only brand may get overlooked vs. other established lines from Panini America but it just might top them nearly every time if they’re consistently like this box. A ton of inserts with stars from the past and present, a bunch of rookies (both big and obscure), inserts and base with something to say (but oddly no stat lines) help make this a super-affordable but still-appealing set to consider ripping into. There is a guaranteed hit in every blaster here — this one included a Hall of Famer — and there are autographs possible. On the checklist are names such as Mitchell Trubisky, Deshaun Watson, Leonard Fournette, Christian McCaffrey, Andy Dalton, A.J. Green, Jameis Winston, Andrew Luck, Ezekiel Elliott, Matt Ryan, Eli Manning, Matthew Stafford, Aaron Rodgers, Derek Carr, Drew Brees, Antonio Brown and so many more. Among the memorabilia cards? Amari Cooper, Todd Gurley, Adrian Peterson, Barry Sanders, Dan Marino, Bo Jackson, Earl Campbell, Jim Kelly, Warren Moon, Peyton Manning, Brett Favre, Deion Sanders, Dak Prescott, Elliott, Trubisky, Fournette, and so many more. The card backs here are well-developed visually, too, perhaps moreso than other brands, helping give it a feel that’s far above what you’d expect for the price. It’s definitely worth ripping.

Product Grade: A-
Box Grade:
 A
Fun Grade: A

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