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 – Vince Wilfork, Richard Sherman, Fred Taylor, A.J. Green, Dez Bryant, Larry Fitzgerald, Julio Jones, Todd Gurley, Jim Kelly, Derek Carr, Alex Smith, Ron Jaworski, Terrell Suggs, Jason Witten

2016 Donruss Insert/short-print cards: 14 (in gallery below)
Rookie Cards (SP) (4) – Derek Watt, Darron Lee, Carl Nassib, Adolphus Washington
Rated Rookies (SP) (3) – Jared Goff, Myles Jack, Trevor Davis
1987 Donruss (1) – Mike Singletary
League Leaders (1) – C.J. Anderson & Jonathan Stewart
Fans of The Game (1) – Darryl McDaniels
The Sheriff (1) – 
Peyton Manning (2015)
Production Line (3) Odell Beckham Jr., Brandon Marshall, Von Miller

Autographs/Memorabilia: None

2015 Gridiron Kings (two packs — all GK highlights in gallery below)
Base set completion:
10 of 100 (10 percent)

Notables on base cards – Larry Fitzgerald, Matt Ryan, Matthew Stafford

Insert/short-print cards: 5
New Aesthetic (1) – 
Amari Cooper
Framed short-prints (1) – Tre McBride
Red Framed (3) – Dan Marino, Mike Wallace, Paul Posluszny

Autographs/Memorabilia: 1
Masters of the Game jerseys (1) – 
Sammy Watkins (/249)

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 included a hit and some decent names along with one key Rookie, Jared Goff, which was enough to get it an A grade, especially for the price ($15). Donruss has easily been my favorite NFL rip the last two years because of the mess of inserts and past and present names you can find. 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: A-

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