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: 
42 of 300 (14 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards – Eric Dickerson, John Riggins, Kurt Warner, Amari Cooper, Ron Jaworski, Khalil Mack, Dez Bryant, Ray Lewis, Richard Sherman, Jameis Winston, Gale Sayers, Tom Brady

2016 Donruss Insert/short-print cards: 14 (more in gallery below)
Rookie Cards (SP) (3) – Artie Burns, Charles Tapper, DeForest Buckner
Rated Rookies (SP) (4) – Kevin Hogan, Nick Vannett, Corey Coleman, Cardale Jones
1987 Donruss (1) – Jerry Rice
All-time Gridiron Kings (1) – 
Jerry Rice
Gridiron Kings (1) – Amari Cooper
All-Pros (1) – Adrian Peterson
Peyton Manning’s Top Targets (1) – 
Pierre Garcon
Production Line (2) Tom Brady, DeAngelo Williams

Autographs/Memorabilia: None

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

Notables on base cards – Peyton Manning, Eli Manning, Rob Gronkowski, Adrian Peterson, Sammy Watkins

Insert/short-print cards: 6
New Aesthetic (1) – 
Jamaal Charles
Framed short-prints (2) – Buck Allen (rookies), Warren Moon (All-time Stat Kings)
Red Framed (3) – Phillip Dorsett (rookies), Bishop Sankey, Joe Montana (all-time stat kings)

Autographs/Memorabilia: None

What’s Buzz-worthy: I’ve busted several of these now that they’re occasionally popping up in discount bins simply because they’re a super-cheap rip that can occasionally deliver something beyond just basic cards. This one was closer to the norm, but it still had enough name power to be interesting between the past and present stars in the Donruss base set, its inserts and then on some of the framed Gridiron Kings inserts. For more details on this one, poke around here on The Buzz for the other breaks. (There have been a few for this one.)

Product Grade: A- (2016 Donruss)
Box Grade: 
Fun Grade: B+

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