Buzz Break: 2016 Donruss Optic football cards (blaster box)

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The box: 2016 Donruss Optic football cards (blaster box)
Where to buy: Click here

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 – Todd Gurley, DeMarco Murray, Frank Gore, Randall Cobb, Demaryius Thomas, Carlos Hyde

Rookie Cards (12) – Tyreek Hill, Maliek Collins, DeForest Buckner, Carl Nassib, Jonathan Bullard, Kendall Fuller, Myles Jack, Wendell Smallwood, C.J. Prosise, Cody Kessler, Tajae Sharpe, Rashard Higgins

Inserts: 5 (all cards from box in gallery below)
Holo parallels (2) – 
Aaron Rodgers, Jordan Matthews
Pink Holo parallels (2) – 
Reggie Ragland, Kenneth Dixon
The Rookies (1) – Tajae Sharpe

Autographs/Memorabilia: 1
Pink Donruss Threads (1) – 
Sterling Shepard

What’s Buzz-worthy: I opted for another Optic blaster of this one and it was probably one of the least-impressive boxes of the several I’ve opened in the last year. It happens but seemingly not as often as boxes with big highlights, which is why you’ve seen a few of these busted here. The re-done 1990 Donruss design is one that works pretty well for being Optichromed and blaster boxes of this one are a decent alternative if you can’t swing the higher price for a hobby box with its guaranteed ink. This was arguably the top NFL product of last season, so there’s a lot of it out there singles-wise, but it’s still a pretty fun rip even when a box isn’t great like this one. (You can shop all types of Optic wax over on the Blowout mothership.) Will you always make money on these boxes? Maybe not, but it’s a fun rip when you find the right names — and you’ll undoubtedly find more of them in your box than in this blaster. Rip hobby and you’re guaranteed ink atop all the stars, inserts and parallels, too.

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

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