Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2016 Donruss Optic football blaster box (Hour 5)

Do you like Buzz Breaks? Today’s your day then as we launch 12 in 12 — a series of a dozen breaks of past wax boxes and wax packs in a dozen hours. We’ll post one every hour all day long … this is Hour 5.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2016 Donruss Optic football cards
The cost: Click here

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

Packs per box: 6
Cards per pack: 4
Cards in this box: 24
Base set completion: 
18 of 200 (9 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Veteran base cards (6) – J.J. Watt, Tavon Austin, Matt Jones, Sammy Watkins, Jarvis Landry, Victor Cruz

Rookie Cards (12) – Dak Prescott, Jared Goff, Michael Thomas, Kevin Hogan, Jordan Howard, Moritz Böhringer, Vernon Butler, Charles Tapper, Artie Burns, Kelvin Taylor, William Jackson III, Robert Nkemdiche

Inserts: 5 (all inserts and some base in gallery below)
Holo parallels (2) – Chris Ivory, Joe Flacco
Legends of the Fall (1) – Emmitt Smith
Pink Holo parallels (Walmart blasters only) (2) – Sterling Shepard, Tyreek Hill

Autographs/Memorabilia: 1
Pink Rookie Threads (1) – 
Michael Thomas

What’s Buzz-worthy: This was a pretty solid box for its Rookie Cards, young stars and inserts — and that gets it a top grade. Could it be topped? Yes, but this one was a good break. … As said in a past break, blaster boxes at Walmart (where this box was found) include Pink parallels and a guaranteed hit. Optic is heavy on Rookie Cards via the Rated Rookies subset and a heavy standard card presence while the re-done 1990 Donruss design is one that works pretty well for being Optichromed. This brand’s Mega Boxes were pricier and included a few extras but you can also find hangers or blaster boxes all over on the Blowout mothership in addition to the hobby boxes, which guarantee ink. The rookie class here is a good one and that’s part of the big chase and this collector still thinks that this brand will be one seen as a landmark release in years to come.

Product Grade: A
Box Grade:
Fun Grade: A

What’s next? Be back in an hour …

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