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The box: 2017 Panini Contenders Draft Picks football cards (blaster box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (for hobby)
Packs per box: 7
Cards per pack: 6
Cards in this box: 42
Base set completion: 26 of 100 (26 percent)
Notable players found on base cards – Peyton Manning, Troy Aikman, John Elway, Tom Brady, Eli Manning, Ben Roethlisberger, Jerry Rice, Terry Bradshaw, Andrew Luck, LaDainian Tomlinson, Dan Marino, Rob Gronkowski, Fran Tarkenton, Russell Wilson, J.J. Watt, Julio Jones, Brett Favre, Aaron Rodgers
Insert cards: 14 (all in gallery below with some base)
Collegiate Connections (1) – Donnel Pumphrey & Marshall Faulk
Game Day Tickets (5) – Corey Davis, Wayne Gallman, David Njoku, Jeremy McNichols, Malachi Dupre
Old School Colors (4) – Ezekiel Elliott, Bo Jackson, Dak Prescott, Carson Wentz
Passing Grades (1) – Mitch Trubisky
Rush Week (1) – Todd Gurley
School Colors (2) – Samaje Perine, D’onta Foreman
College Ticket autographs (1) – Jarrad Davis
Blue Draft Ticket autographs (2) – Deatrich Wise Jr.
What’s Buzz-worthy: These colorful and striking blasters — neon orange along with Mike Williams on the box — are just as energetic on the inside. Like past years, there are two autos per box and a mess of inserts along with a modest amount of base cards from a relatively small set. There are big names of the recent past, players of Hall of Fame caliber and guys who were just drafted this year. This one is cheap fun — but a quality release that’s perfect for fans of certain schools. You won’t find those elite names in every box when it comes to ink — that’s about the only drawback — but there was a first-rounder auto in this box. These are a fun rip that football fans should get a piece of if they have any interest in the college game.
Product Grade: A
Box Grade: A-
Fun Grade: A
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