Buzz Break: 2017 Donruss Optic football cards (Mega Box)

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The box: 2017 Donruss Optic NFL cards (Mega Box)
Where to buy: (for hobby)

Packs per box: 10
Cards per pack: 4
Cards in this box: 40
Base set completion: 16 of 100 (16 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards: Russell Wilson, Derek Carr, Marshawn Lynch, Drew Brees, Ben Roethlisberger, Cam Newton, Carson Wentz, Rob Gronkowski

Inserts/short-prints: 23 (all in gallery below)
Rated Rookies (SP) (5) – Christian McCaffrey, Mitchell Trubisky, Brad Kaaya, Shelton Gibson, Chad Hansen
Red & Yellow Prizm Rated Rookies (5) – Christian McCaffrey, Mitchell Trubisky, Brad Kaaya, Joe Williams, Chad Hansen
Rookie Cards (SP) (5) – Marlon Humphrey, Derek Barnett, Chidobe Awuzie, Dawuane Smoot, Malik Hooker
Red & Yellow Prizm Rookie Cards (5) – Marlon Humphrey, Jordan Willis, Chidobe Awuzie, Dawuane Smoot, Malik Hooker
Rookie Prizms (1) – Chris Wormley
1981 Donruss (1) – Todd Gurley II
The Rookies (1) – Joe Williams

Autographs/Memorabilia: 1
Rookie Phenom Jerseys (1) – Chris Godwin

What’s Buzz-worthy: This $35 Mega Box was found at Walmart and just like last year it guarantees one memorabilia card per and 10 Red & Yellow rookie parallels, which are also only found here. What may be a drawback? Each box I’ve opened so far (more than one — look for this month’s Buzz 12 in 12 marathon) has been repetitive on the rookies and their parallels — see the gallery. This one? That duplication worked in my favor with two Christian McCaffrey and Mitchell Trubisky Rated Rookies/parallels and then one pair of cards for a lesser guy I didn’t mind finding. The volume of packs here is pretty good — 10 packs just like last year — and this is definitely a stronger rip than a standard blaster and similar to the Special Edition blasters  (guaranteed hit, no parallels).

Product Grade: A
Box Grade:
Fun Grade: A

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