Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2016 Donruss Optic football blaster box (Hour 5)

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 all day long … this is Hour 5.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2016 Donruss Optic football cards
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What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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Buzz-worthy Bargain Break: 2013 Fleer Retro football cards

RetroNamathFrom time to time, we’ll spotlight a box or case that seems like a buzz-worthy bargain right here from

What: 2013 Fleer Retro football cards
Present Price: $399.95 per 12-box case or $34.95 per box
Original Price:
$1,199.99 and $99.99
Manufacturer: Upper Deck
Box Basics: Two autographs per 18-pack box

Notable Rookies: Eddie Lacy, Geno Smith, Montee Ball, Cordarrelle Patterson, Keenan Allen, DeAndre Hopkins, E.J. Manuel, Giovani Bernard, Le’Veon Bell, Tavon Austin
Other Notable Autos: Andrew Luck, Joe Namath, Thurman Thomas, Tim Brown, Steve Young, Jerry Rice, Bo Jackson, John Elway, Eddie George, Tedy Bruschi, Terrell Davis, Ron Dayne, Ozzie Newsome, Eric Dickerson, Roger Craig

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Todd Gurley, Drew Brees, Derek Carr & Odell Beckham Jr. among NFL’s Buzz-worthy players in Week 8

GurleyThe showdown between the New Orleans Saints and the New York Giants turned into an old-fashioned huck-it-chuck-it shootout that fueled more than a few fantasy teams and probably more than a few searches for football cards online.

But it was St. Louis Rams rookie running back Todd Gurley who made history Sunday with an NFL-leading 133 rushing yards and a touchdown to become the first rookie to run for more than 125 yards in his first four starts. Meanwhile, the Rams are 4-3 — and that’s a team that hasn’t finished a season with a winning record in 12 years.

The 10th overall pick in this year’s NFL Draft can be found throughout all 2015 football products and his rarer premium cards like the Certified patch auto above from Panini America have been scorchers. That one’s pushing $200 on eBay right now with plenty of time remaining. Meanwhile, there have been more than 250 sales of Gurley autographed cards to top $100 in recent times on eBay and asking prices for active auctions are even more stout.

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Keep reading for nine more players who generated some buzz on the field — and why — this week.

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