Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2017 Donruss NFL Mega Box (Hour 7)

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 7.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2017 Donruss NFL Mega Box
The cost: 
$19.98 ( for hobby boxes and blasters)

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

Packs per box: 10 (three hobby, seven retail)
Cards per pack: 10 per hobby, eight per retail
Cards in this box: 87
Base set completion: 
57 of 300 (19 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards – Walter Payton, Rob Gronkowski, Larry Fitzgerald, Khalil Mack, J.J. Watt, Aaron Rodgers, Jameis Winston, Richard Sherman, Tony Romo

Insert/short-print cards: 29 (all inserts and some base in gallery below)
Rookie Cards (SP) (6) – 
Reuben Foster, Jake Butt, Solomon Thomas, Budda Baker, Jamal Adams, Malik McDowell
Rated Rookies (SP) (7) – 
ArDarius Stewart, DeShone Kizer, Noah Brown, Malachi Dupre, Zay Jones, R. Joshua Dobbs, Dede Westbrook
Bronze Press Proof (3) – 
Josh Doctson, Derek Carr, Takkarist McKinley
Gridiron Kings (1) – Carson Wentz
All-time Gridiron Kings (2) – Barry Sanders, Bruce Smith
Rookie Gridiron Kings (1) – C.J. Beathard
1981 Tribute (1) – 
Derek Carr
Salute to Service (1) – 
Derrick Johnson
Top Targets (2) – 
Doug Baldwin, Cole Beasley
Production Line (1) – 
Odell Beckham Jr.
The Rookies (1) – Joe Mixon
Dominator (1) – 
Cam Newton
The Elite Series (2) – 
Kenny Golladay, Corey Davis

Autographs/Memorabilia: 1
Donruss Threads (1) – 
Eric Berry (/99)

What’s Buzz-worthy: I like this one … so heres another — and this one proves that these boxes can have hits in then. We’ve ripped 2017 Donruss NFL 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. The Mega Box, which is basically a blaster with three hobby packs included, easily tops the blaster and is an interesting comparison to the jersey hanger boxes ($15). So far, all but one I have ripped has included a numbered insert or a hit. 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 from time to time.

Product Grade: B
Box Grade:
Fun Grade: A

What’s next? Be back in an hour …

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