Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2017 Donruss Optic baseball blaster (Hour 2)

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 2.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2017 Donruss Optic (blaster)
The cost: at

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

Packs per box: 6
Cards per pack: 5
Cards in this box: 30
Base set completion: 
13 of 100 (13 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards – Mike Trout, Bryce Harper, Tony Gwynn, Trevor Story, Addison Russell, Nolan Arenado

Rookie Cards (3) – Jordan Montgomery, Carson Fulmer, Manuel Margot

Insert/short-print cards: 17 (all in gallery below)
Rated Rookies (3) – Jordan Montgomery, Carson Fulmer, Manuel Margot
Holo Rated Rookies (1) – Joe Musgrove
Pink Holo Rated Rookies (1) – Tyler Glasnow
Diamond Kings (3) – Rougned Odor, Paul Goldschmidt, Miguel Sano
Holo Diamond Kings (1) – Christian Yelich
Pink Holo Diamond Kings (2) – 
Robinson Cano, Nolan Arenado
Holo (2) – Corey Seager, Troy Tulowitzki
Pink Holo (3) – Buster Posey, Mookie Betts, Jay Bruce
The Prospects (1) – Brendan Rodgers

Autographs/Memorabilia: None

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 — a very good lineup but maybe not one big-big card. These boxes don’t always run hot but they’re still a pretty fun rip.

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

What’s next? Be back in an hour …

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