Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2008 Donruss Americana II blaster box (Hour 8)

Do you like Buzz Breaks? Today’s your day then as we launch 12 in 12 — a series of a dozen breaks of past wax boxes and wax packs in a dozen hours. We’ll post one every hour on the hour all day long today … this is Hour 8.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2008 Donruss Americana II blaster
The cost:

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

Packs per box: 8
Cards per pack: 5
Cards in this box: 40
Base set completion: 
38 of 100 (38 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards – Mark Hamill, Quentin Tarantino, David Prowse, Taryn Manning, Barbara Bush, John Wooden, Elijah Wood, Julie Newmar, Brutus Beefcake, Peggy Fleming, Natalie Raitano, Jonathan Winters, Jerry Lewis, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Staci Keenan, Todd Bridges, Helen Slater, Willie Nelson

Inserts: 2 (all in gallery below with notable base cards)
Ring Kings (1) – Georges St-Pierre (/500)
Silver Proofs (1) – Peggy Fleming (/250)

Autographs/Memorabilia: None

What’s Buzz-worthy: This box seems like a bit of an anomaly as it didn’t include any short-prints or the seemingly obligatory hit. (There’s no noted guarantee but I swear a hit per box is the norm based on ripping these in the past … at least I’m 95 percent sure.) This particular box was quite different than another one busted here but the names found in this release — most of them with ink — can be very solid. All those base card notables above? Their autographs can be found here. The Ring Kings cards? Also found as autographs and memorabilia — cards that were huge at the time of the release. This one was a bummer on this Buzz 12 in 12 marathon day, but this is a box that’s not all that easily found these days — so I will rip more when I can.

Product Grade: A
Box Grade:
 C+ (going hitless hurts … but still some good names)
Fun Grade: C+ (hitless hurts)

What’s next? Be back in an hour …

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