Buzz Break: 2017 Donruss Optic football cards (blaster box)

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The box: 2017 Donruss Optic football (blaster)
Where to buy:

Packs per box: 6
Cards per pack: 4
Cards in this box: 24
Base set completion: 
12 of 100 (12 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Base cards – Antonio Brown, Cam Newton, Randall Cobb, Kirk Cousins, Rob Gronkowski, Tajae Sharpe, Jordan Matthews, Greg Olsen, Marshawn Lynch, Sam Bradford, Allen Robinson, Ben Roethlisberger

Insert/short-print cards: 12 (all cards from box in gallery below)
Rated Rookies (SP) (3) Alvin Kamara, Noah Brown, Malachi Dupre
Rookie Cards (SP) (3) – Matthew Dayes, Chris Wormley, Adam Shaheen
Pink Prizm Rookie Cards (1) – Haason Reddick
Pink Prizm Rated Rookies (1) John Ross III
Rookie Prizms (1) 
Budda Baker
Prizms (1) Jared Goff
Gridiron Kings (1) – Amari Cooper
The Rookies (1) – 
C.J. Beathard

Autographs/Memorabilia: None

What’s Buzz-worthy: There’s a little bit of mystery with these Optic blasters in that they are nearly identical to the Special Edition blasters but there’s a difference in one card. These have one additional base card but no hit — at least that was the case in this one. Why? This collector is definitely in the Special Edition camp … but it’s actually not a new thing. The same happened last year and it’s a case where the hits are guaranteed in one type of box but not others. Memorabilia cards are possible here as they are noted on the panel but clearly not in every box. This box was helped with an Alvin Kamara Rookie Card but ultimately felt flat across the board after that one.

Product Grade: A
Box Grade:
Fun Grade: B

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