Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2017 Panini Absolute Racing blaster box (Hour 7)

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 7.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2017 Panini Absolute Racing blaster
The cost:

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

Packs per box: 1 (all cards from box in gallery below)
Cards per pack: 5
Cards in this box: 5
Base set completion: 
2 of 100 (2 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Base cards – Kyle Petty, Tyler Reddick

Rookie Cards – None

Insert cards: 2 
Spectrum Blue parallel (1) – Wally Dellenbach (/199)
Spectrum Blue RPM (1) 
– Danica Patrick (/199)

Autographs/Memorabilia: 1
Team Tandems Signatures Spectrum Gold (1) – 
Corey Lajoie & Gray Gaulding (/10)

What’s Buzz-worthy: In past breaks of these blasters, I had argued that these are very similar to a hobby pack in a blaster form — and this box’s hit affirms that thought even more. A dual-auto (on-card) dual memorabilia card limited to 10 would be a solid find in a hobby pack (four packs per box there) but it’s a really surprising pull from a blaster. (What else might be hiding in these?) There are some seriously high-end-feeling jumbo patches to be found in thus product along with a number of cards like this one — it’s definitely worth a look in either format. In three blasters I’ve ripped, one was a jumbo sheet metal card with plenty of color, a second was a signed firesuit and then this one, which has two autos, a patch and a piece of sheet metal. This one is the best yet. Regardless of potential value (colorful swatches are almost expected with NASCAR these days) or where found, this is an impressive piece of cardboard.

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

What’s next? Be back in an hour …

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