Buzz Break: 2018 Donruss baseball cards (hanger box)

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The box: 2018 Donruss baseball cards (hanger box)
Where to buy: (for hobby)

Packs per box: 1
Cards per pack: 60
Set completion: 
43 of 270 (16 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards – Ken Griffey Jr., Francisco Lindor, Tony Gwynn, Andrew Benintendi, Corey Seager, Kris Bryant, Barry Larkin, Rod Carew, Aaron Judge, Andre Dawson, Gary Carter, Corey Seager, Jose Altuve, Nolan Ryan

Insert/short-print cards: 17 (gallery of these and more below)

Variations (7) – Nolan Ryan (nickname), Kris Bryant (1984 alternate photo), Clayton Kershaw ("The Humanitarian"), Marcell Ozuna (alternate photo), Corey Kluber (nickname), Jackie Bradley Jr. (nickname), Jose Altuve (nickname)
Rated Rookie (2) – Amed Rosario, Ryan McMahon
Diamond Kings (3) – Yoan Moncada, Justin Bour, Brian Dozier
Holo Green parallels (5) – Mike Piazza, Marcell Ozuna, Andrew McCutchen, Ryan Zimmerman, Evan Longoria

Autographs/memorabilia: None

What's Buzz-worthy: It's baseball season so here's one more. ... As said before on these, this year's blaster boxes for Donruss don't have a guaranteed hit in them every single time like last year, but you'll find a boatload of inserts and variations -- they don't have to be rare to be fun or collectable -- no matter which format you choose. (Ironically, you'll also find more cards in these hangers vs. the 56 in the blasters.) This new Donruss design is joined by a subset of 1984 cards as well as the typical somewhat short-printed Rated Rookies and Diamond Kings. Rounding things out is a selection of cards showing multiple players in the style of late 1980s and early 1990s Fleer's "Superstar Specials." A big reason to dig in here? Shohei Ohtani cards, inserts, memorabilia cards and autographs, though (spoiler alert) I've found none in the several hangers I've ripped. Nevertheless, I'll keep on ripping this one if it presents itself. About the only drawback is a simple base design that really feels like it's ready for being Optichromed later in the year. We'll see.

Product Grade: A-
Box Grade:
Fun Grade: A-

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