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The box: 2016 Panini Prestige NFL cards (hanger box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (for hobby)
Packs per box: 1
Cards per pack: 60
Base set completion: 45 of 200 (23 percent)
Notables on base cards: Odell Beckham Jr., Von Miller, J.J. Watt, Rob Gronkowski, Julio Jones, A.J. Green, Ben Roethlisberger, Richard Sherman, Drew Brees
Inserts/short-prints: 15 (all in gallery below along with some notable base cards)
Rookie Cards (5) – Emmanuel Ogbah, Adolphus Washington, A’Shawn Robinson, Nick Vannett, Kenny Lawler
Xtra Points Red (1) – Antonio Brown
Xtra Points Blue (2) – Harrison Smith, Jay Ajayi
Xtra Points Rookies Blue (2) – Mackensie Alexander, Kevin Dodd
Alma Maters (1) – Amari Cooper
Blue Chip Recruits (1) – Devontae Booker
Connections (1) – Derek Carr & Amari Cooper
Hardwear (1) – Matt Jones
Stars of the NFL (1) – DeMarcus Ware
What’s Buzz-worthy: Buzz found this one in the discount bin at a big-box store and opted to dig in since the rookie crop was hot last season and I’m a collector who doesn’t mind seeing school colors on rookies’ cards as are found in this early season release. This box wasn’t one of the better ones on most fronts but the cards in this one are clean and crisp with full-bleed images and foil stamping that’s not over-done. The insert volume here also is entertaining and gives you plenty of big names but this one wasn’t that hot on the whole. If you can find these in the bargain bins they’re worth the shot — if not, dig in on some hobby boxes where you’ll find guaranteed hits.
Product Grade: A-
Box Grade: C-
Fun Grade: B-
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