Buzz Break: 2017 Donruss baseball cards (blaster box)

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The box: 2017 Donruss baseball cards (blaster box)
Where to buy: (for hobby)

Packs per box: 8
Cards per pack: 7
Cards in this box: 56
Base set completion: 
41 of 195 (21 percent)
Duplicates: 0
Short-prints (Nos. 1-45; Diamond Kings & Rated Rookies) (1) – Madison Bumgarner (DK), David Dahl (RR)

Notables on base cards – Tom Seaver, Mike Trout, Kris Bryant, Jim Palmer, Jose Altuve, Miguel Cabrera, Kirby Puckett, Willie Stargell, Cal Ripken Jr., Clayton Kershaw

>>> For a variation gallery, click here
>>> For a checklist & general gallery, click here

Rookie Cards (1) – David Dahl

Insert cards: 14 (all inserts in gallery below with some base)

Retro 1983 (10) Mike Piazza, Stephen Piscotty, Nolan Arenado, Kris Bryant, Todd Frazier, Eric Hosmer, Masahiro Tanaka, Rougned Odor, Eddie Murray, Christian Yelich
Variations (1) – 
Frank Thomas (black-and-white photo)
The Prospects Gold Press Proof (1) – Corey Ray (/99)
Season Stat Line parallel (1) – D.J. LeMahieu (/348)
The Rookies (1) – 
David Dahl

Autographs/Memorabilia: 1
Diamond Collection (1) – Max Kepler

What’s Buzz-worthy: The fun trip that is Donruss baseball is one that I’ve taken more than a few times this year in blasters because they deliver pretty well — just not anywhere as in-depth as the hobby break done here that received high marks. You get a guaranteed hit and a few inserts with these blasters and there can sometimes be multiple numbered cards. Check out that past break for more details on inclusions and rip a hobby box if you can — if not, try out a blaster for a start. It’s a fun rip that will typically include one variation, a ton of inserts and plenty of big names.

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

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