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The box: 2017 Donruss baseball cards (blaster box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (for hobby)
Packs per box: 8
Cards per pack: 7
Cards in this box: 56
Base set completion: 41 of 195 (21 percent)
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
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
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: B
Fun Grade: A-
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