Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2017 Panini Prizm football blaster box (Hour 3)

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 3.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2017 Panini Prizm NFL blaster
The cost: (for all formats)

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

Packs per box: 6
Cards per pack: 4
Cards in this box: 24
Base set completion: 
16 of 200 (8 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards – Drew Brees, Le’Veon Bell, Andrew Luck, Matt Ryan, Vic Beasley Jr., Joe Flacco

Insert/short-print cards: 7 (all in gallery below with some base)
Prizm Rookies (3) – Raekwon McMillan, Haason Reddick, Mike Williams
Disco parallels (3) – Taywan Taylor, Allen Robinson, Travis Kelce
Instant Impact (1) – Corey Davis

Autographs/Memorabilia: 1
Premier Jerseys (1) 
– John Ross III

What’s Buzz-worthy: At retail, Panini America’s Prizm NFL brand is a pretty consistent one from box to box — and it might be the best product of the year that doesn’t have a high-end price tag — but this box is an average one. I ripped and ripped the few packs inside and kept waiting for the stars to show up. I don’t think they did in this particular box save for a couple of base-card highlights. This isn’t the norm as this year’s Prizm is hot — you can find a number of breaks in the NFL forum — and these blasters are the only place to find Prizm’s memorabilia cards. As said in a past break, the stock this year seems very sturdy and clean — reminds me of Select’s stock a few years ago — and it’s definitely worth a rip. For now, it seems like it’s find-able at retail unlike some other popular brands that can vanish quickly.

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

What’s next? Be back in an hour …

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