Buzz Break: 2017 Donruss football cards (Mega Box)

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The box: 2017 Donruss football cards (Mega Box)
Where to buy: (for hobby)

Packs per box: 10 (three hobby, seven retail)
Cards per pack: 10 per hobby, eight per retail
Cards in this box: 86
Base set completion: 
57 of 300 (19 percent)
Duplicates: 1

Notables on base cards – Johnny Unitas, Joe Namath, Matt Ryan, Matthew Stafford, Julio Jones, Drew Brees, Tony Romo, Mark Ingram, Michael Thomas, Phil Simms, Franco Harris, Derek Carr, Randy Moss

Insert/short-print cards: 28 (all inserts in gallery below)
Rookie Cards (SP) (7) – 
Elijah Hood, Matthew Dayes, Jonathan Allen, DeMarcus Walker, Stacy Coley, Jordan Willis, Raekwon McMillan
Rated Rookies (SP) (6) –
O.J. Howard (2), Dalvin Cook, DeShone Kizer, Davis Webb, Marlon Mack
Bronze Press Proof (3) –
Alec Ogletree, Boomer Esiason, Marshawn Lynch 
Gridiron Kings (1) – 
Carson Wentz
Rookie Gridiron Kings (1) – 
Dede Westbrook
All-time Gridiron Kings (1) – Joe Greene
Top Targets (1) – 
Kyle Rudolph
Production Line (2) – 
Aaron Rodgers, Philip Rivers
The Rookies (1) – 
Davis Webb
Dominator (2) – 
Le’Veon Bell, Russell Wilson
The Elite Series (3) – 
Matt Ryan, Davis Webb, Matthew Stafford

Autographs/Memorabilia: 1
Green Rookie Phenom Jerseys (1) – 
JuJu Smith-Schuster

What’s Buzz-worthy: As said in a previous break of this one here, you’ve seen 2017 Donruss NFL ripped in a few formats this year since it’s a readily available, variety-packed brand that includes plenty of the big names from the past, present and future all in one place. The Mega Box, which is basically a blaster with three hobby packs included. This one included a hit among its retail packs — not something I had expected to see. These aren’t the flashiest rips, but I think they’re far stronger than the blasters with literally double the inserts (at least based on those I’ve ripped) with the potential for more. The Bronze parallels are the only cards exclusive to these but the hobby packs could include some of the better stuff found in hobby — and that just might keep me ripping.

Product Grade: B
Box Grade:
Fun Grade: A

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