Buzz Break: 2017 Panini Select NASCAR cards (blaster box)

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The box: 2017 Panini Select NASCAR cards (blaster box)
Where to buy: (for hobby)

Packs per box: 3
Cards per pack: 5
Cards in this box: 15
Base set completion: 
9 of 100 (9 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Base cards – Chase Elliott, Kasey Kahne, Ryan Sieg, Erik Jones, Matt Kenseth, Brad Keselowski, Kyle Busch, Harrison Rhodes

Rookie Cards (1) – Daniel Suarez

Insert/short-print cards: 5 (all cards from box in gallery below)
Pit Pass (short-print) (1) – Austin Dillon
Speed Merchants (1) – A.J. Allmendinger
Red White & Blue Pulsar Prizm parallel (1) – Aric Amirola (/299)
Purple Pulsar Prizm parallel (2) – Kasey Kahne, Joey Gase

Autographs/Memorabilia: 1
Select Swatches (1) – 
Kyle Larson

What’s Buzz-worthy: As said in a past break here, this brand is a new one to the NASCAR lineup and it’s basically a deluxe version of Prizm. … This design is definitely a familiar one in its feel, so as long as you’re comfortable with it and its colorful Pulsar parallels you’ll probably be comfortable ripping into this one. This particular box included one of the tiered short-prints, one insert and then the typically found parallels and the hit. For the price, it seemed like it delivered enough — it just wasn’t that flashy — and this box, compared to a past blaster here, shows that these don’t always deliver with the same consistency. That could mean some stronger boxes out there than others.

Product Grade: B+
Box Grade:
Fun Grade: B+

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