Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2016 Donruss Elite NFL hanger 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: 2016 Donruss Elite NFL (hanger)
The cost: 
$15 (click here for hobby)

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Jan. 22)


The Blowout Cards Forums are where thousands of collectors converge daily to discuss, well, a little bit of everything. Here are five threads about collecting and more that you should check out right now.

What’s Buzzing Today: Impressive breaks today, a Star Wars autograph debate, sketch card collecting strategies & more.

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Buzz Break: 2016 Donruss Elite football cards (hobby box)

16pndonrusseliteFBFrom time to time, Buzz will break a box of something and post the results here. Like this and want to see more? Or maybe there’s a box you’d want to see busted? Send Buzz an email at

The box: 2016 Donruss Elite football cards (hobby box)
2016-elite-barry-sandersWhere to buy:

Packs per box:
Cards per pack: 5
Cards in this box: 100
Base set completion: 
78 of 100 (78 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notable players found on base cards – Todd Gurley, Jerry Rice, Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, Emmitt Smith, Bo Jackson, Joe Montana, Cam Newton, Troy Aikman, Aaron Rodgers, Adrian Peterson, Dez Bryant, Joe Namath, J.J. Watt, Eli Manning, John Elway, Barry Sanders.

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Gallery: 2016 Donruss Elite football cards

2016-donruss-elite-auto-gallery-a-60After a year on the bench, Panini America has revived the Elite brand with a new wave of new looks for the brand best known for its foilboard.

Since its arrival yesterday, collectors have been finding plenty of on-card ink, plenty of new looks and some EPIX-styled looks that the Elite brand hasn’t seen before on a checklist that includes stars from the past and present as well as the new crop of NFL rookies.

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A sign that the NFLPA Rookie Premiere is coming

2016-Donruss-Elite-Pen-PalsThis year’s NFLPA Rookie Premiere is coming — next week — and it will have a new look to it as Panini America takes over as the exclusive trading card licensee for the NFL.

The company has been at work preparing for the event for months and it offered a teaser of what one product will include.

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