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The box: 2017 Donruss Optic NFL cards (Mega Box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (for hobby)
Packs per box: 10
Cards per pack: 4
Cards in this box: 40
Base set completion: 16 of 100 (16 percent)
Notables on base cards: Matthew Stafford, Blake Bortles, Larry Fitzgerald, Jameis Winston, Marcus Mariota, Joey Bosa, Philip Rivers, Von Miller
Inserts/short-prints: 23 (all in gallery below)
Rated Rookies (SP) (5) – Christian McCaffrey, O.J. Howard, ArDarius Stewart, Joe Williams, Chad Hansen
Rated Rookies Prizms (1) – Malachi Dupre
Red & Yellow Prizm Rated Rookies (5) – Malachi Dupre, John Ross III, Taywan Taylor, Brian Hill, Chris Godwin
Rookie Cards (SP) (5) – Matthew Dayes, Adam Shaheen, Chris Wormley, Haason Reddick, Adoree’ Jackson
Red & Yellow Prizm Rookie Cards (5) – Quincy Wilson, Solomon Thomas, DeMarcus Walker, Jamal Adams, Raekwon McMillan
AKA (1) – Red Grange (“The Galloping Ghost”)
Rookie Gridiron Kings (1) – JuJu Smith-Schuster
Rookie Phenom Jerseys (1) – Evan Engram
What’s Buzz-worthy: Buzz didn’t find anything new on his weekly retail run, so we’re doing one of the “greatest hits” products of the year — as in one busted here before — but also one with relatively standard hits. … As said before, 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. This is the first of several of these boxes ripped here to not — not — have heavy repetition between the rookies and the parallels, which is a plus if you land better rookies than were found here. This one isn’t a bad crop, just not the flashiest overall. Christian McCaffrey probably leads the way, but others here had some decent rookie seasons that could lead to more interest later on. 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. If you want guaranteed ink, rip some hobby.
Product Grade: A
Box Grade: B+
Fun Grade: B+
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