Buzz Break: 2017 Donruss Certified Cuts football cards (hobby box)

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The box: 2017 Donruss Certified Cuts football cards (hobby box)
Where to buy:

Packs per box: 12
Cards per pack: 4
Cards in this box: 48
Base set completion: 
36 of 100 (36 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards – Jason Witten, Julius Peppers, Carson Wentz, Von Miller, Antonio Brown, Andrew Luck, Marshawn Lynch, David Johnson, A.J. Green, Jameis Winston, Todd Gurley, J.J. Watt

Insert/short-print cards: 8
Legends (1) – Johnny Unitas (/399)
Rookies (1) – Malik Hooker (/399)
Canton Bound (1) – Julius Peppers
Highlight Reels (2) – Jordan Howard, Jay Ajayi
Silver parallel (1) – Stefon Diggs (/99)
Great Expectations (1) – Alvin Kamara
Great Expectations Silver (1) – 
Marshon Lattimore (/99)

Autographs/Memorabilia: 4
Rookie Cuts (1) – 
Cooper Kupp (/99)
Rookie Scripts Silver (1) – Aaron Jones (/99)
Future Legends Memorabilia (1) – JuJu Smith-Schuster 
Historical Pieces (1) – Lance Alworth (/99)

What’s Buzz-worthy: Every 12-pack box of this one includes two cut autograph cards — something we have seen plenty of already in advance of this one’s arrival — and that’s a big reason why this collector opted to rip a box. This one included a Rookie Cuts card but that’s not one of the two cuts in the case. The biggest names among the rookie crop weren’t found here but this isn’t a box that left me feeling like it was a dud. In fact, this feels like a pretty solid collector product with a full-bleed base set that’s all about showcasing the photography. Card backs have plenty to say with stats from last season and for a career but not every year. The hits included a Hall of Famer — a card with admittedly disappointing edges — and a guy who could be an emerging player soon (Kupp has two touchdowns in his first four games). You don’t get a lot of inserts in these boxes but there’s enough numbering here to help that value-wise. This one really feels like a solid release that, if you land the right name or a cut auto, delivers well if you’re a collector or someone ripping to flip.

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

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