Buzz Break: 2017 Donruss Optic NFL cards (Special Edition blaster box)

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The box: 2017 Donruss Optic NFL (SE blaster)
Where to buy: (for hobby)

Packs per box: 6
Cards per pack: 4
Cards in this box: 24
Base set completion: 
11 of 100 (11 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Base cards – Marshawn Lynch, Julian Edelman, Rob Gronkowski, Ben Roethlisberger, Le’Veon Bell, Randall Cobb, Alshon Jeffrey, Jordan Matthews, Carlos Hyde, Tavon Austin, Doug Baldwin

Insert/short-print cards: 12 (all inserts in gallery below)
Rookie Cards (SP) (3) – Reuben Foster, T.J. Watt, Stacy Coley
Rated Rookies (SP) (3) Amara Darboh, Donnel Humphrey, Jamaal Williams
Pink Prizm Rookie Cards (1) – Charles Harris
Pink Prizm Rated Rookies (1) Corey Davis
Rated Rookie Prizms (1) 
Joe Mixon
Prizms (1) Mike Wallace
AKA (1) – Gale Sayers (aka Kansas Comet)
Illusions (1) – 
Christian McCaffrey and Ed McCaffrey

Autographs/Memorabilia: 1
Rookie Threads Jerseys (1) – 
Mitchell Trubisky

What’s Buzz-worthy: Here’s another one of this one … as said before, Panini America’s Donruss brand is one that I’ve shredded often this year and this Optic version of the line that gives everything an Optichrome look and includes what are called Holo parallels on the box but marked as Prizms on the card backs. (I’m going with Prizms.) This box wasn’t the flashiest when it comes to player selection, but it still gets a decent grade thanks to the hit. Compared to the Prizm brand’s blasters — we broke our latest one here recently — this seemed to deliver so much more in terms of variety and newcomers. What makes this a Special Edition box? It appears that the Pink parallels for Rated Rookies and Rookie Cards are only found here along with a hit in every box. (Standard blasters have more Pinks but no guaranteed hit.) If you liked what Donruss includes like I do, then these boxes are a no-brainer.

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

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