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The box: 2017 Panini Chronicles baseball cards (blaster box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (for hobby)
Packs per box: 4
Cards per pack: 5
Cards in this box: 20
Base set completion: 14 of 100 (14 percent)
Base cards – Clayton Kershaw, Corey Kluber, Freddie Freeman, Josh Donaldson, Felix Hernandez, Joey Gallo, Matt Kemp, Todd Frazier, Ken Griffey Jr., Salvador Perez, Jake Lamb, Mark Reynolds, Ryne Sandberg, Charlie Blackmon
Insert cards: 5 (all inserts in gallery below with some base)
Chronicles Gold parallel (1) – Freddie Freeman (/999)
Donruss Rated Rookies (2) – Braden Shipley, Teoscar Hernandez
Prizm (1) – Mookie Betts
Absolute Rookies Blue (1) – Antonio Senzatela
Donruss Signature Series (1) – Rougned Odor (redemption)
What’s Buzz-worthy: First, check out this hobby box break … we’ll wait. With that said, tearing into a blaster box of this one is much riskier as hits are found in every fourth box or so. This box included a redemption for a young player with power but a .204 average, so it felt somewhat bland even with the hit. (This is an instance where I’d prefer Panini Rewards points.) Otherwise this was just like the previous one of these ripped — led by a single serial-numbered parallel and a Blue Absolute Rookie only found in blasters. After that, there wasn’t much to write home about here. (See that hobby box break above for highlights in the product and a deeper assessment.) I still think this is one of the more-interesting rips I’ve seen this year, but unless you pull a hit or one of the top-tier rookies here, this one is one better ripped at hobby.
Product Grade: A
Box Grade: B
Fun Grade: C
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