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)¬†‚Äď J.J. Watt, Tavon Austin, Matt Jones, Sammy Watkins, Jarvis Landry, Victor Cruz

Rookie¬†Cards (12)¬†‚Äď Dak Prescott, Jared Goff, Michael Thomas, Kevin Hogan, Jordan Howard, Moritz B√∂hringer, 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)¬†‚ÄstChris Ivory, Joe Flacco
Legends of the Fall (1)¬†‚ÄstEmmitt Smith
Pink Holo parallels¬†(Walmart blasters only) (2)¬†‚ÄstSterling Shepard, Tyreek Hill

Autographs/Memorabilia: 1
Pink Rookie Threads¬†(1)¬†‚Äst
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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