Buzz Break: 2017-18 Panini Prizm basketball cards (blaster box)

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The box: 2017-18 Panini Prizm basketball cards (blaster box)
Where to buy: (for all formats)

Packs per box: 6
Cards per pack: 4
Cards in this box: 24
Base set completion: 
16 of 300 (5 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards – Dwyane Wade, Brandon Ingram, Avery Bradley, Al Horford, Elfrid Payton

Rookie Cards (4) — Harry Giles, Ivan Rabb, Justin Patton, Derrick White

Insert/short-print cards: 7 (all in gallery below with Rookie Cards)
Green Pulsar Prizm parallel (1) – Russell Westbrook (/25)
Green Prizm parallel (1) – Michael Carter-Williams
Prizm parallel (3) – Sindarius Thornwell, Damyean Dotson, Darren Collison
Get Hyped! (1) – Carmelo Anthony
Fundamentals (1) – Rudy Gobert

Autographs/Memorabilia: 1
Rookie Jerseys (1) 
– Lonzo Ball

What’s Buzz-worthy: I opened the obvious hit pack first and the box was an immediate win with  Lonzo Ball memorabilia card but the box jumped to A+ level later with a Green Pulsar parallel of the reigning NBA MVP. It’s not going to be easy to top this in a blaster box but I’m sure there are other strong boxes out there money-wise this year with all those rookie parallels that can be found. These boxes are the exclusive home of the Green Pulsars, which are pretty rare, as well as the home of one hit every time — and some will include autographs. The mix of base cards here wasn’t that great but that simply doesn’t matter when it delivers like this one did. Look for another one of these sometime soon.

Product Grade: A
Box Grade:
Fun Grade: A

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