Buzz Break: 2016 Panini Certified NASCAR cards (blaster box)

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The box: 2016 Panini Certified NASCAR (blaster box)
Where to buy:

Packs per box: 3
Cards per pack: 5
Cards in this box: 15
Base set completion: 
12 of 100 (12 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Base cards – Matt Kenseth, Carl Edwards, David Gilliland, Trevor Bayne, Joey Logano, Kevin Harvick, Kasey Kahne, Tony Stewart (car), Jeff Burton, Danny “Chocolate” Myers

Rookie Cards (2) – Garrett Smithley, Ben Rhodes

Insert cards: 2 (gallery below)
Skills Mirror Silver (1) – Brian Scott (/99)
Mirror Silver (1) 
– Nicole Behar (/99)

Autographs/Memorabilia: 1
Certified Potential Signatures Mirror Silver (1) – 
Jeremy Clements (/35)

What’s Buzz-worthy: Picked this one up in the bargain bin for half price and, like a previous rip of this brand, was pleasantly surprised by this box with it including two inserts numbered to 99 copies and then a rarer autograph of a younger driver who has most of his autographs in this release. Just like the previous box, nothing found here will break the bank or rev things up into the red on eBay, but it definitely felt good for less than $10. Plus, this brand includes three packs to give you a little more cardboard than some others on the blaster front. If you find these at the sub-$10 level, they should be an instant rip just in case one includes something big — it seems like there are plenty of possibilities here just as we’re working our way toward the first 2018 wax.

Product Grade: A
Box Grade:
Fun Grade: A

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One thought on “Buzz Break: 2016 Panini Certified NASCAR cards (blaster box)

  1. Austin February 5, 2018 / 11:41 pm

    What do you do with the cards you pull? I’d be interested in that clements…. Thanks


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