Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2016 Score football blaster box (Hour 11)

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 11.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2016 Score football blaster
The cost:
$14.99 ( if/when available)

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

Packs per box: 12
Cards per pack: 11
Cards in this box: 132
Base set completion: 
88 of 440 (20 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notable players found on base cards: Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, Le’Veon Bell, Dez Bryant, Johnny Manziel, Khalil Mack, Calvin Johnson, Mike Evans

Rookie Cards (33) – Dak Prescott, Jalen Ramsey, Jarran Reed, Shaq Lawson, Reggie Ragland, Alex Collins, Jacoby Brissett, Joey Bosa, Myles Jack, Jonathan Bullard, Karl Joseph, C.J. Prosise, Kolby Listenbee, Jordan Howard, Josh Doctson, Kenny Clark, Su’a Cravens, Kevin Dodd, Kelvin Taylor, Paul Perkins, Brandon Doughty, DeForest Buckner, Adolphus Washington, Jack Conklin, Jayron Kearse, Scooby Wright III, Sheldon Rankins, Thomas Duarte, Brandon Allen, Robert Nkemdiche, Ronnie Stanley, Kamalei Correa, Noah Spence

Insert cards: 44 (all in gallery below with some base/rookies)
All-Americans (2) – Amari Cooper, Danny Shelton
All-Americans Gold (1) – Danny Shelton
All-Americans Red (1) – Patrick Peterson
Chain Reaction (2) – Cam Newton, Aaron Rodgers
Chain Reaction Gold (1) – Aaron Rodgers
Chain Reaction Red (1) – Dez Bryant
Franchise (4) – Tom Brady, Ryan Tannehill, Chris Ivory, LeSean McCoy
Franchise Gold (1) – Todd Gurley
Franchise Red (1) – Marcus Mariota
NFL Draft (1) – Jared Goff
NFL Draft Gold (1) – Jared Goff
No-fly Zone (1) – Richard Sherman
No-fly Zone Red (1) – Josh Norman
Reflections (2) – Marcus Mariota & Russell Wilson, Rob Gronkowski & Jason Witten
Reflections Red (1) – Melvin Gordon & Jamaal Charles
Reflections Gold (1) – Dorial Green-Beckham & A.J. Green
Reflections Green (1) – Marcus Mariota & Russell Wilson
Sack Attack (1) – Chandler Jones
Sack Attack Gold (1) – Brian Orakpo
Scorecard (2) – Jay Cutler, Karl Joseph
Sidelines (3) – Tom Brady, Adrian Peterson, Ndamukong Suh
Sidelines Gold (1) – Adrian Peterson
Sidelines Green (1) – Ndamukong Suh
Sidelines Black (1) – Richard Sherman
Signal Callers (3) – Carson Palmer, Matt Ryan, Joe Flacco
Signal Callers Gold (2) – Jameis Winston, Russell Wilson
Stoppers (1) – Kam Chancellor
Stoppers Red (1) – Von Miller
Toe The Line (2) – Julio Jones, DeAndre Hopkins
Toe The Line Green (1) – DeAndre Hopkins
Toe The Line Gold (1) – Julio Jones
Rookie Helmets (1) – Jalen Ramsey

Autographs/Memorabilia: None (one manu-relic per blaster)

What’s Buzz-worthy: It seems like long, long ago when this one arrived but it’s still a box with a mess of inserts and parallels — and I still like it for the price. Sure, the overload probably doesn’t help values but the name power here is one that any collector, particularly a beginner, should appreciate. The base set checklist on this one is a deep 440 cards with 330 of those being standard veterans and the rest being Rookie Cards. That could make for a dryer rip at times on base cards, but Panini makes up for it with a number of insert cards per pack and three RCs per pack, too. Some might say that the parallels of each insert are too much — it looks like Gold, Red, Green and Black versions are available atop each insert — but that adds to the star power and variety found here.  … You’ll also find cards here of many guys you won’t see the rest of the year — also a big plus for player/team collectors and occasionally a plus for re-sellers when somebody emerges out of nowhere and has fewer cards. … These blaster boxes only guarantee a manufactured patch, but there can be autographs found in retail boxes, too. … This box delivered exactly as the odds predicted with 33 Rookie Cards and 44 inserts in the box. For those who remember Score’s early days, this release is in the ballpark — perhaps with a better design — but with a ton more inserts and, of course, the hits to make it fit in well today.

Product Grade: A
Box Grade:
Fun Grade: A-

What’s next? Be back in an hour …

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