Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2016 Donruss Optic NFL blaster box (Hour 4)

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 4.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2016 Donruss Optic NFL (blaster)
The cost: Click here

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

Packs per box: 6 (all cards from box in gallery below)
Cards per pack: 4
Cards in this box: 24
Base set completion: 
18 of 200 (9 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Veteran base cards – Teddy Bridgewater, Odell Beckham Jr., Golden Tate III, Ryan Mathews, Jason Witten, Jamaal Charles

Rookie Cards (12) – Dak Prescott, Jared Goff, Jordan Howard, Austin Hooper, Moritz Bohringer, Chris Moore, Eric Murray, Bronson Kaufusi, Mackensie Alexander, KeiVarae Russell, Jihad Ward, Darron Lee

Inserts: 5
Holo parallels (2) – Matt Ryan, Tom Brady
X-Factor (1) – Adrian Peterson
Pink Holo parallels (2) – Jarran Reed, Cody Kessler

Autographs/Memorabilia: 1
Pink Donruss Threads (1) – 
Larry Fitzgerald

What’s Buzz-worthy: As said in a past break here, Optic is heavy on Rookie Cards via the Rated Rookies subset and this one delivered well on that front. The re-done 1990 Donruss design is one that works pretty well for being Optichromed, too. Blaster boxes are a decent alternative if you can’t swing the higher price for a hobby box with its guaranteed ink in what might have been the top NFL product of last season. (You can shop all types of Optic wax over on the Blowout mothership.) This box impressed with inserts of the two Super Bowl QBs, a hit that wasn’t a rookie and a run of RCs that includes some notables. Will you always make money on these boxes? Maybe not, but it’s a fun rip when you find the right names.

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

What’s next? Be back in an hour …

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