Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2017 Donruss baseball blaster 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.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2017 Donruss baseball (blaster)
The cost: $19.99 (get hobby here)

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

Packs per box: 8
Cards per pack: 7
Cards in this box: 56
Base set completion: 
40 of 195 (21 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards – Josh Donaldson, Anthony Rizzo, Jose Bautista, Francisco Lindor, Buster Posey, Manny Machado, Wade Boggs, Madison Bumgarner, Carlos Correa

>>> For a variation gallery, click here
>>> For a checklist & general gallery, click here

Rookie Cards – None

Insert/short-print cards: 16 (all in gallery below)
Short-prints (Nos. 1-45) (1) – 
Edwin Encarnacion (DK)
Gray parallel (1) – 
Madison Bumgarner (DK) (/199)
Retro 1983 (10) – Clayton Kershaw, Evan Longoria, Pedro Martinez, Joe Morgan, Brooks Robinson, Brian Dozier, Robinson Cano, Josh Donaldson, Ozzie Smith, Craig Biggio
Variations (1) – 
Jose Altuve “Gigante”
Retro 1983 Gold Press Proof (1) – Mike Piazza (/99)
American Pride (USA Baseball) (1) – Ricky Tyler Thomas (/999)
The Rookies (1) –
Yoan Moncada

Autographs/Memorabilia: 1
Diamond Collection (1) – Zack Godley

What’s Buzz-worthy: There are a couple of reasons we’re leading off this break marathon with this one. One, it’s one of the best bargain breaks for a collector this year with plenty of fun, variety and potential with a guaranteed hit for the price. Two, it’s the basis for the Optic brand, too and we’re setting the table for later. … This particular box included three serial-numbered cards along with it hit as well as a number of inserts with name players. It wasn’t a big-money box but it definitely has some highlights. If you tear into a hobby box, you’ll find all of this and more. It’s worth a rip.

Product Grade: A
Box Grade:
Fun Grade: A

What’s next? Be back in an hour …

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