Buzz Break: 2017 Panini Contenders Draft Picks football (blaster box)

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The box: 2017 Panini Contenders Draft Picks football cards (blaster box)
Where to buy: (for hobby) 

Packs per box:
Cards per pack: 6
Cards in this box: 42
Base set completion: 
26 of 100 (26 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notable players found on base cards – Jerry Rice, Eli Manning, Peyton Manning, John Elway, Tom Brady, Terry Bradshaw, Andrew Luck, Dan Marino, Fran Tarkenton, Jameis Winston, Adrian Peterson, Dez Bryant, Brian Bosworth, Khalil Mack, Von Miller

Insert cards: 14 (all in gallery below with some base)
Collegiate Connections (1) – Mitchell Trubisky & Ryan Switzer
Game Day Tickets (5) – Chad Kelly, John Ross, David Njoku, Wayne Gallman, Corey Davis
Old School Colors (3) – Jameis Winston, Roger Staubach, Antonio Brown
Passing Grades (1) – Brad Kaaya
Rush Week (1) – Dalvin Cook
School Colors (3) – Bucky Hodges, Jake Butt, Isaiah Ford

Autographs/Memorabilia: 2
Blue Draft Ticket autographs (1) – Calvin Munson
Bowl Ticket autographs (1) – Joe Mathis (/99)

What’s Buzz-worthy: As said in a past break of this, these colorful and striking blasters — neon orange along with Mike Williams on the box — are just as energetic on the inside. Like past years, there are two autos per box and a mess of inserts along with a modest amount of base cards from a relatively small set. There are big names of the recent past, players of Hall of Fame caliber and guys who were just drafted this year. This one is cheap fun — but a quality release that’s perfect for fans of certain schools. You won’t find those elite names in every box when it comes to ink — that’s about the only drawback — but there was a rarer Bowl Ticket auto in this box. These are a fun rip that football fans should get a piece of if they have any interest in the college game.

Product Grade: A
Box Grade:
Fun Grade: A

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