Buzz Break: 2017 Donruss Optic football cards (SE blaster)


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The box: 2017 Donruss Optic NFL (Special Edition blaster)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (for a few formats)

Packs per box: 6
Cards per pack: 4
Cards in this box: 24
Base set completion: 
11 of 100 (11 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Base cards – Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, Dak Prescott, Ezekiel Elliott, Julio Jones, J.J. Watt, Matt Forte, Travis Kelce, Mike Wallace, Kelvin Benjamin, Terrelle Pryor Sr.

 

Insert/short-print cards: 12 (all inserts in gallery below with some base)
Rookie Cards (SP) (3) – Aaron Jones, Raekwon McMillan, Jamal Adams
Rated Rookies (SP) (3) Evan Engram, Josh Reynolds, Samaje Perine
Prizm Rated Rookies (1) C.J. Beathard
Pink Prizm Rated Rookies (1) Davis Webb
Pink Prizm Rookies (1) Jonathan Allen
Prizms (1) Stefon Diggs
Gridiron Kings (1) – DeMarco Murray
The Rookies (1) – 
Nathan Peterman

 

Autographs/Memorabilia: 1
Rookie Threads Jerseys (1) – 
Corey Davis

What's Buzz-worthy: As said before, Patrick Mahomes' presence here is a reason you see it ripped here -- well, that and Donruss/Optic might be my favorite lower-end release of last year with its colorful designs and energy. These boxes seem to be plentiful in some discount bins out there and a Mahomes parallel will pay for it all. The base cards here were A+ but the rest of the box was a bit stiff but still colorful and loaded with rookies. There are a few formats for this release can be found at the link above with guaranteed ink. These Special Edition blasters do include a memorabilia card every time, which seems like a safer rip than standard blasters for the same original price.

Product Grade: A
Box Grade:
 B (thanks to those base card stars)
Fun Grade: B+

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