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: Dak Prescott, Julian Edelman, Andy Dalton, David Johnson, Le’Veon Bell

Inserts/short-prints: 23 (all in gallery below)
Rated Rookies (SP) (5) – Mitchell Trubisky, Davis Webb, Dede Westbrook, Shelton Gibson, Curtis Samuel
Red & Yellow Prizm Rated Rookies (5) – Kareem Hunt, Patrick Mahomes II, James Conner, Ryan Switzer, Carlos Henderson
Rookie Cards (SP) (5) – Marshon Lattimore, Malik McDowell, Elijah McGuire, Gerald Everett, Zach Cunningham
Red & Yellow Prizm Rookie Cards (5) – Marshon Lattimore, Malik McDowell, Elijah McGuire, Gerald Everett, Zach Cunningham
Prizms (1) – Latavius Murray
1981 Donruss (1) – DeMarco Murray
Hall of Fame (1) – Morten Andersen

Autographs/Memorabilia: 1
Rookie Phenom Jerseys (1) – DeShaun Watson

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 with these? Repetition on the rookies and their parallels — see the gallery. This box wasn’t as bad as others in that regard and the biggest names pulled here — there were a few — weren’t among the repeats. Had they been? It might have been an A+ box. (The Watson as a hit helped this one get it’s A-, too.) 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) if you want some volume and color.

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

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