Buzz Break: 2016 Donruss Optic football cards (blaster box)

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The box: 2016 Donruss Optic NFL (blaster box)
Where to buy: Click here

Packs per box: 6
Cards per pack: 4
Cards in this box: 24
Base set completion: 
18 of 200 (9 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Veteran base cards – Amari Cooper, J.J. Watt, Jeremy Maclin, Matt Jones, Jarvis Landry, Matthew Stafford

Rookie Cards (12) – Pharoh Cooper, Leonte Carroo, Jeff Driskel, Hunter Henry, Ricardo Louis, Keenan Reynolds, Eric Murray, Mackensie Alexander, KeiVarae Russell, Jihad Ward, Darron Lee, Bronson Kaufusi

Inserts: 5 (all inserts and some other cards in gallery below)
Holo parallels (3) – 
Emmanuel Ogbah, Kirk Cousins, Ryan Tannehill
Pink Holo parallels (2) – 
Christian Hackenberg, Roberto Aguayo

Autographs/Memorabilia: 1
Pink Donruss Threads (1) – 
Joe Haden

What’s Buzz-worthy: This is one of my favorite NFL releases of last year and now that it’s occasionally hitting retail bargain bins it’s a no-brainer to pick up. (They don’t last long.) While this was one of the guaranteed-jersey blasters, it was an average box at best across the board but that will happen. The re-done 1990 Donruss design is one that works pretty well for being Optichromed and blaster boxes of this one are a decent alternative if you don’t want to swing the higher price for a hobby box with its guaranteed ink. This was arguably the top NFL product of last season for a lot of collectors, so there’s a lot of it out there singles-wise, but it’s still a pretty fun rip. (You can shop all types of Optic wax over on the Blowout mothership.)

Product Grade: A
Box Grade:
 C (just an average box at best)
Fun Grade: B

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