Buzz Break: 2016 Panini Contenders Draft Picks football (blaster box)

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The box: 2016 Panini Contenders Draft Picks football
Where to buy: (for hobby)

Packs per box:
Cards per pack: 6
Cards in this box: 42
Base set completion: 
8 of 100 (8 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Base cards: Tony Romo, Darren Sproles, Calvin Johnson, Doug Martin, Frank Gore, Allen Robinson, Luke Kuechly, Kirk Cousins

Insert cards: 32 (all in gallery below)
Collegiate Connections (1) – Steve Young & Jim McMahon
Class Reunion (1) – Melvin Gordon
Game Day (14) – Braxton Miller, Nelson Spruce, Laquon Treadwell, Devon Johnson, DeMarcus Robinson, Cardale Jones, Josh Doctson, Jared Goff, Mekale KcKay, Jordan Williams, D.J. Foster, Josh Ferguson, Kenneth Dixon, Bralon Addison
Oldschool Colors (7) – Todd Gurley, Rob Gronkowski, Le’Veon Bell, Matt Ryan, Jameis Winston, Odell Beckham Jr., Philip Rivers
Passing Grades (1) – Jared Goff
Rush Week (1) – Ezekiel Elliott
School Colors (7) – Corey Coleman, Cardale Jones, Hunter Henry, Paul Perkins, Alex Collins, Tyler Ervin, Rashard Higgins

Autographs/Memorabilia: 2
College Ticket Autographs (2)
 – Jack Conklin, Briean Boddy-Calhoun

What’s Buzz-worthy: This one was found in a discount bin and the potential of two autographs got me. A couple of Goff cards and a Zeke among the inserts wasn’t bad and the names on the base cards were decent but the rest was a bit iffy. Despite that, I still like this brand and its generous potential with the two autos per. Yes, there are some signers you won’t know, but that’s worth the risk if you like collecting the college game licensed and on the cheap. There’s nothing but college colors inside — for current NFL players and future NFL Draft picks. Hobby box breakers will find five autographs per box, but this is a way for collectors to chase ink on the cheap. 

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

>> Get the 2016 Panini Contenders Draft Picks football card checklist here.

>> Check out an autograph gallery here

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