Buzz Break: 2017 Donruss football cards (Mega Box)


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The box: 2017 Donruss football cards (Mega Box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (for hobby)

Packs per box: 10 (three hobby, seven retail)
Cards per pack: 10 per hobby, eight per retail
Cards in this box: 86
Base set completion: 
57 of 300 (19 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards – Franco Harris, Randy Moss, A.J. Green, Phil Simms, Derrick Henry, Julio Jones, Amari Cooper, Derek Carr, Von Miller, Carson Wentz, David Johnson, Matthew Stafford, Todd Gurley

Insert/short-print cards: 29 (all inserts and some base in gallery below)
Rookie Cards (SP) (6) – 
Myles Garrett, Jarrad Davis, Zach Cunningham, Derek Barnett, Gareon Conley, Adam Shaheen
Rated Rookies (SP) (7) –
Deshaun Watson, Leonard Fournette, Mitchell Trubisky, Kenny Golladay, Evan Engram, Josh Malone, Brad Kaaya
Bronze Press Proof (3) – 
Amari Cooper, Harrison Smith, Brian Cushing
Silver Press Proof (1) – 
Josh Norman (/100)
Gridiron Kings (2) – 
Amari Cooper, Dak Prescott
1981 Tribute (2) – 
Ben Roethlisberger, Todd Gurley
Salute to Service (2) – 
Garrett Celek, Darren Woodson
Top Targets (1) – 
Le’Veon Bell
Up Tempo (1) – 
Richard Sherman
Team Heroes (1) – Ray Lewis
Dominator (1) – 
LeSean McCoy
The Elite Series (2) – 
Richard Sherman, Cam Newton

Autographs/Memorabilia: None

What’s Buzz-worthy: I like this one … so heres another. As previously said here, y’u’ve seen 2017 Donruss NFL ripped in a few formats this year since it’s a readily available, variety-packed brand that includes plenty of the big names from the past, present and future all in one place. What you might have missed is the recent arrival of the Mega Box, which is basically a blaster with three hobby packs included. The standard blaster was the least of my favorite rips of this one this year and the jersey hanger boxes ($15) are still a favorite but the allure of these Mega Boxes with hobby pack potential has gotten my attention. So far, all but one I have ripped has included a numbered insert — but no hits. These aren’t the flashiest rips, but I think they’re far stronger than the blasters with literally double the inserts (at least based on those I’ve ripped) with the potential for more. The Bronze parallels are the only cards exclusive to these but the hobby packs could include some of the better stuff found in hobby — and that just might keep me ripping.

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

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