Buzz Break: 2016 Donruss football cards (blaster box)

16pndonrussFBblasterFrom time to time, Buzz will break a box of something and post the results here. Like this and want to see more? Or maybe there’s a box you’d want to see busted? Send Buzz an email at

The box: 2016 Donruss football cards (blaster box)
Where to buy: (for a few formats)

Packs per box: 11
Cards per pack: 8
Cards in this box: 88
Base set completion: 
74 of 300 (25 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards – Ozzie Newsome, A.J. Green, Peyton Manning, Terry Bradshaw, Blake Bortles, Ryan Shazier, Eli Manning, Derek Carr, Todd Gurley, Marcus Mariota

Insert/short-print cards: 17 (all in gallery below with some base)
Rated Rookies (SP) (5) – Carson Wentz, Connor Cook, Michael Thomas, Sterling Shepard, Pharoh Cooper
Rookie Cards (SP) (6) – Leonard Floyd, Jihad Ward, Keanu Neal, Adam Gotsis, Bronson Kaufusi, Cyrus Jones
Press Proof Red (2) – 
Paul Worrilow, Glenn Gronkowski
Fans of the Game (1) – 
Darryl McDaniels
All-time Gridiron Kings (1) 
Ed Reed
All-Pros (1) – 
Aaron Donald
League Leaders (1) – 
Adrian Peterson & Chris Ivory

Autographs/Memorabilia: 1
Rookie Phenom Jerseys (1) – 
Paul Perkins

What’s Buzz-worthy: As said in a previous break here, Panini America’s Donruss brand is packed with color and energy and a smattering of inserts that give it a solid collector-driven feel. Blaster boxes include memorabilia cards in every box and a boatload of inserts, rookies and parallels. … This box included a couple of key rookies, which helped make it a pretty good box despite not having anything numbered or rarer found inside. … The modernized take on the 1990 Donruss baseball design resonates here — well, at least with this collector — though it really didn’t need foil-stamping and gloss to get the job done. The card backs don’t really jive with any past designs but they are effective and retro-simple. The script text can be a reading challenge at times but is necessary for the 1990-D fronts. The backs could do without that but are still ok. All in all, this was a fun rip found in a retail bargain bin.

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

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