Buzz Break: 2016 Donruss football Mega Box


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The box: 2016 Donruss football Mega Box
Where to buy: (for hobby)

Packs per box: 9 (seven 2016 Donruss, two 2015 Gridiron Kings)
Cards per pack: 8
Cards in this box: 72
Donruss Base set completion: 
41 of 300 (14 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards – Joe Montana, Joe Namath, Andrew Luck, Adrian Peterson, Tony Romo, Le’Veon Bell, Rob Gronkowski

2016 Donruss Insert/short-print cards: 14 (more in gallery below)
Rookie Cards (SP) (4) – Jarran Reed, Karl Joseph, Glenn Gronkowski, Sheldon Rankins
Rated Rookies (SP) (3) – Joey Bosa, Austin Hooper, Ricardo Louis
Silver Diecut Press Proof (1) – Brock Osweiler (/75)
1987 Donruss (1) – Marcus Allen
Fans of the Game (1) – 
Skylar Astin
League Leaders (1) – Josh Norman & Reshad Jones
Legends of the Fall (1) – 
Russell Wilson
Production Line (2) Doug Baldwin, Drew Brees
Gridiron Kings (1) NaVorro Bowman

Autographs/Memorabilia: None

2015 Gridiron Kings (two packs)
Base set completion:
10 of 100 (10 percent)

Notables on base cards – J.J. Watt, Marshawn Lynch, Keenan Allen, Doug Martin

Insert/short-print cards: 6
Expressionists (1) – 
Andrew Luck
New Aesthetic (1) – Jeremy Hill
Framed short-prints (2) – Marcus Mariota, Nelson Agholor
Red Framed (2) – Antonio Brown, Charles Woodson

Autographs/Memorabilia: None

What’s Buzz-worthy: This discount bin find didn’t wow me as well as the last one ripped here — that one delivered very, very well — but I still think this average box still shows how this edition of Panini America’s Donruss NFL brand is a fun one. These boxes offer a decent sampling of that brand with a taste of a different set — hobby packs — that can help bolster things. This box’s biggest highlights are probably the framed Gridiron Kings cards but there is plenty to potentially find in this box considering last year’s strong rookie class.

Product Grade: A- (2016 Donruss)
Box Grade:
 C (an average box)
Fun Grade: B

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