Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2015 Panini Contenders Draft Picks basketball blaster box (Hour 10)

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 10.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2015 Panini Contenders Draft Picks basketball (blaster)
The cost: 
$15 (click here for hobby)

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

Packs per box: 7
Cards per pack: 6
Cards in this box: 42
Base set completion: 
12 of 100 (12 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Base cards – Mo Williams, DeAndre Jordan, Rajon Rondo, Dwyane Wade, Tim Duncan, Hassan Whiteside, Wesley Matthews, Andrew Wiggins, Jimmer Fredette, Chris Bosh, John Wall, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

Inserts: 28 (all cards from box in gallery below)
School Colors (14) – R.J. Hunter, Richaun Holmes, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Tyler Harvey, Alan Williams, Cameron Payne, D’Angelo Russell, J.P. Tokoto, Justin Anderson, Kevon Looney, Norman Powell, Rakeem Christmas, Robert Upshaw, Terry Rozier
Old School Colors (14) – Doug McDermott, Andre Iguodala, Bradley Beal, Trey Burke, Stephen Curry, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Kevin Love, Jimmy Butler, Derrick Rose, Carmelo Anthony, Jimmer Fredette, Derrick Favors, Joe Johnson, Vince Carter

Autographs/Memorabilia: 2
College Draft Tickets Blue (2) – 
Brianna Kiesel, Michael Qualls

What’s Buzz-worthy: Here’s another one that I spotted in the discount bin and it’s one that I actually don’t think I have ripped before — must have been something about timing of release where some other products got my attention first. This one is about as simple as it gets — two autos, base cards and inserts from two sets and that’s it. The design is the same as other Contenders releases but this one was a tad surprising with just two inserts. Meanwhile, the product does include more inserts than just those. The names here, particularly in the base cards, are strong. Some buyers might balk at finding a WNBA notable draft pick among the autos but I like the variety that it offers from an overall collecting perspective. It’s one of only a few cards she has — and none are from a WNBA set.

Product Grade: A-
Box Grade:
Fun Grade: B+

What’s next? Be back in an hour …

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