Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2016 Panini Classics NFL blaster (Hour 5)

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 5.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2016 Panini Classics NFL (blaster)
The cost:
$15 (Click here for hobby)

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

Packs per box: 8
Cards per pack: 8
Cards in this box: 64
Base set completion: 
56 of 300 (19 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notable players found on base cards – Troy Aikman, Earl Campbell, Deion Sanders, Tony Dorsett, Calvin Johnson, Cam Newton, A.J. Green, Le’Veon Bell, Eli Manning, Marcus Mariota, J.J. Watt, Derek Carr, Dez Bryant, Mark Ingram, Ozzie Newsome, Michael Strahan, Mike Ditka

Rookie Cards (8) – Derrick Henry, Michael Thomas, Jared Goff, Will Fuller, Darron Lee, Kevin Dodd, Leonte Carroo, Cody Kessler

Insert cards: 8 (all gallery below with notable base)
Blue-back parallel (2) – Warren Sapp, Keith Marshall
Team Tributes (1) – 1985 Chicago Bears
Monday Night Heroes (1) – Julio Jones
Record Breakers (1) – Tony Romo
Classic Moments (1) – Terrell Davis
Next Level (1) – Tom Brady
Classic Clashes (1) – Tom Brady & Kurt Warner

Autographs/Memorabilia: 1
Rookie autographs (1) – 
Kenny Clark (/299)

What’s Buzz-worthy: This one was is easily one of this collector’s favorites last year with a perfect mix of retro and modern feel in both design and printing and with variations and a lower-end price that makes the chase fun. Look at the star power in this box’s inserts and it’s easy to see that this lineup is stacked. This brand is not expensive — it wasn’t meant to be — but it’s so solid on a few fronts. (Want to know more check out a full-format Buzz Break here.) This brand is one to consider on the hobby side as the boxes are cheap — but they won’t be around forever.

Product Grade: A+
Box Grade:
Fun Grade: A

What’s next? Be back in an hour …

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