Buzz Break: 2017 Panini Illusions football cards (hobby box)

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The box: 2017 Panini Illusions NFL (hobby)
Where to buy:

Packs per box: 11 (10 standard packs and one encased card box-topper)
Cards per pack: 5
Cards in this box: 51
Base set completion: 
40 of 100 (40 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards (naming the current player only) – Ezekiel Elliott, Carson Wentz, Russell Wilson, Matt Ryan, Cam Newton, Jameis Winston, Tom Brady, Antonio Brown, J.J. Watt, Andrew Luck, Marcus Mariota, Ben Roethlisberger

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Many Football Hall of Fame finalists represent college powerhouses, but not all have a lot of college cards

StablerWe’re a day away from the Pro Football Hall of Fame revealing its 2016 class of inductees, and there’s been plenty said about a group that includes Brett Favre, Ken Stabler, Terrell Davis, Terrell Owens and other finalists as the hours click down to Saturday night.

And that’s when there will be even more said.

But Buzz was wondering about college ties for the big names this year and noticed something else — many of the candidates come from big schools with a number of Hall of Famers already enshrined. That got Buzz thinking about which schools have the most players in Canton — and whether this year’s class might shake things up in the record book.

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