Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2017 Panini Absolute Racing blaster box (Hour 8)

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 on the hour all day long today … this is Hour 8.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2017 Panini Absolute Racing blaster
The cost:
$19.99 Click here for hobby

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

Packs per box: 1 (all cards from box in gallery below)
Cards per pack: 5
Cards in this box: 5
Base set completion: 
2 of 100 (2 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Base cards – Danica Patrick, Bobby Labonte

Rookie Cards – None

Insert cards: 2 
Spectrum Blue parallel (1) – Danica Patrick (/199)
Spectrum Blue RPM (1) 
– Danica Patrick (/199)

Autographs/Memorabilia: 1
Absolute Memorabilia Signatures (1) – 
Michael Annett 

What’s Buzz-worthy: With the exception of the hit, this was basically a Danica Patrick box, which is good if you’re a fan of her or if you’re trying to rip and flip. (While she hasn’t been super-successful she’s always been popular.) The hit here could be one that’s limited to only 100 copies or it could be a version only in retail boxes — it’s not clear — but either way, it’s a fun retail find other than its authentication sticker that comes with any ink from Dale Earnhardt Jr. or his team’s drivers. (That fuzzy bottom right corner is a bit bigger bummer, though I’ve seen worse through the years with on-card autos.) If you can’t find these at retail, you can definitely do just as well (these are very similar to a hobby pack) and probably better with a hobby box. There are some seriously high-end-feeling jumbo patches to be found here. It’s definitely worth a look.

Product Grade: A-
Box Grade:
Fun Grade: B+ (just not much in these boxes)

What’s next? Be back in an hour …

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