Thursday, August 25, 2016

REVIEW:2016 Donruss Football (/10 Giveaway!)

There was just something about the Panini Knights Lance preview for Donruss that caught my attention other than nostalgic part. I didn't know what it was til I opened it. It's a hidden gem. Meaning, there is something fun waiting for you in every pack just like with the baseball version.

How much fun did I have, well, you know what to do, READ ON!


In every box of 2016 Donruss football is 24 packs of 10 cards each. Good amount of cards. You also get One Autograph, One Memorabilia Cards, and 24 Rookies for about $60 a box. There are 2 inserts and one rookie card per pack.

Every box also contains the following:
  • 6 PARALLELS
  • 43 INSERTS:
  • 2 THE ROOKIES
  • 2 DOMINATORS
  • 1 THE ELITE SERIES
  • 1 THE ELITE SERIES ROOKIES
  • 3 GRIDIRON KINGS
  • 3 ALL-TIME GRIDIRON KINGS
  • 1 FANS OF THE GAME
  • 4 PEYTON MANNING TRIBUTE
  • 2 PEYTON MANNING TOP TARGETS
  • 3 LEGENDS OF THE FALL
  • 1 ENSHRINED,
  • 3 PRODUCTION LINE YARDAGE
  • 3 PRODUCTION LINE TOUCHDOWNS
  • 2 PRODUCTION LINE HITS
  • 3 LEAGUE LEADERS
  • 3 ALL-PROS
  • 3 1987 CLASSICS 
  • 3 OTHER INSERTS
The base card design I really dig. I am not normally one for the borders, but these are really snazzy. Team color themed and the white cursive names stand out. The base set has 400 cards, all sorted by team, and has 100 rookies within those 400 including the popular Rated Rookie.

Players for new teams, including this awfully dreadful Rueben Randle team switch are include as well.


Players of yesterday are featured too!


Rookies. If Eli Apple stays healthy, watch out! It seems the bigger named rookie are apart of the Rated Rookies set that takes up cards 351-400.

Parallels galore!
Aqueous Test, Press Proofs Blue, Press Proofs Green, Press Proofs Red, Press Proofs Silver #100, Press Proofs Silver Die-Cut #75, Press Proofs Gold #50, Press Proofs Gold Die-Cuts #25, Press Proofs Black /10, and Press Proofs Black Die-Cuts 1/1

Then there is also,
SEASON STAT LINE PARALLEL CARDS: Base /398 , Rookies /389, and Rated Rookies /395.
YEARS STAT LINE PARALLEL CARDS: Base /20 or less, Rookies /5 or less, and Rated Rookies /5.


These are kinda different. I wouldn't have seen it if it hadn't been backwards in the pack.



And the soon-to-be giveaway card of a Press Proof black numbered to 10.


Now onto the inserts. Surprisingly only some of the inserts have parallels.
This years Donruss also pays tribute to The Sheriff, Peyton Manning with two insert sets of his. Wonder if Tracy Hackler had attributed to this.....


Classic insert finds like Legends Of The Fall


Gridiron Kings. I also got the Mariota Studio parallel which feels like canvas.


Fans Of The Game which I landed the best of the best I think (other than Pacino)


Production Line and a throwback to 1987 design.


And it wouldn't be Elite without The Elite Series. Beautiful cards!


Or Dominator....The Elite Series rookies have a different design then the veteran ones.
Now onto the hits. You get two per box from a huge variety of options along with huge autograph chances.

My first pull was this Jersey King of Phillip Rivers, look for this card in a future NFL contest.


And my autograph pull of the box.....RUN DMC! Cool pull! As you all know I am a fan of pop culture and sports combined.
 
Also find Signature Marks, Enshrined, Super Bowl Signatures, Legends of the Fall, All-Time Gridiron Kings, Gridiron Kings, The Elite Series, Dominators, and The Rookies signatures.
Overall, a very solid break for the price. I felt the same way about the baseball version. I think the number of numbered cards, the hits you could pull, the rookie cards and all of the inserts pack not only a fun box to break, but worth-the-price break.

This is supposed to be a lower-end kinda break but I liked this break more than some of the more expensive stuff. Just like I did with Score and just like it did with Score, it left me wanting more.

Now onto the giveaway.

To win this:
Just read the instructions: 

  1. By the way, make sure you thank Panini America for this review box and check out their site for products like this one and others. Also thank Tracy Hackler and give him a Twitter follow too!
  2. ***VERY IMPORTANT***MUST BE A U.S. RESIDENT to enter or have a shipping address in the U.S. Shipping costs have gone haywire and I can't afford to ship everywhere.This is always hard to do as I appreciate all readers but I hope you all understand non-U.S. readers.
  3. Random winner will be chosen after 7 randoms
  4. Card may be shipped PWE. I like to forewarn on this.
  5. LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW telling me ONE PRO AND ONE CON OF THE PRODUCT. PLEASE ALSO KEEP IN MIND I AM HOPING FOR GOOD PRO/CON FEEDBACK.
  6. EARN AN EXTRA ENTRY FOR SHARING THIS CONTEST ON YOUR BLOG AND/OR ON TWITTER. Make sure to leave your link in comments too so I can count it. If not, I won't be able to give you the credit. Commenting with it is very important or you WILL LOSE OUT an extra entry!
  7. Sport Card Collectors or it's owner (person who runs the blog), WILL NOT be held responsible for lost, stolen or damaged mail. Sorry had to add this in since someone tried to scam me once about this.
  8. Contest starts today, ends on August 29th 2016. Winner will be announced in a separate post on August 30th 2016
  9. Don't forget to thank the above sponsor of this contest and I won't mind a thank you as well :) 
Good luck to those that enter!!

23 comments:

  1. Thanks to the fine folks at Panini America for the box and to you for the contest.

    Pro: variety of content, nostalgic designs.
    Con: value per box, if you don't hit a top RC auto it can be tough to break even.

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  2. Snazzy looking cards, though maybe a bit all-over-the-place designwise. The non-sport "fans of the game" cards add some nice variety. Thanks for the contest.

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  3. Another great product for review from Panini. The big pro of this set for me is its price point. More specifically, though, it's the fact that this is a product that is fun, well-designed, and accessible to the collector who doesn't have the deep pockets of the guys that chase National Treasures and all that. I hate to not offer a con, but I really can't find much to nitpick on this one. I guess maybe the fact that the hits aren't numbered, but otherwise it gets a big thumbs-up from me!

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  4. Appreciate the review and Giveaway as always.

    Pro has to be the fun variations and parallels
    Con- Is that there are just too many Scrubs that are suppose to be your hits. If you get a Bum I think it should be a throw in but that's just not the way it works.

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  5. Pros - they smell good and the set design looks really nice.

    Cons - only 6 parallels per box is disappointing, especially when there are so many parallel sets

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  6. I really enjoyed the Donruss set as well and will probably pick some up later. With so many sets having close-up shots, I actually like the pulled back photos. Good review. However I'm just commenting, not entering the contest. I really have no use for the Steeler (which would be my 'con' if I had pulled it). ;)

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  7. Great base card design. Very retro. I also love Fans of the Game. My only complaint is that Daisy Ridley didn't sign her full name for her autographs? Who does she think she is? Cher?

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  8. Thank you to Panini America & Tracy Hackler! Nice box break. New to reviewing box breaks, but enjoyed the read! Pro: lots of variety with parallel sets & card designs! Con: would be ice to maybe get a 2nd auto and/or relic card in the break even if it's lower-end players! Everyone enjoys getting & auto or relic so the more the merrier! Great review - enjoyed all the details!

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  9. Thanks for the giveaway as always, and thanks to Panini!
    Pros: really cool looking base cards, inserts, all around fun. Good value woth a guarnteed auto and relic
    Cons: some fams might be turned off buly the non-football autos, even though there are some really good ones, Pachino amd Ridley mostly.

    https://twitter.com/Zeldafanatic15/status/769187808913350656

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  10. Thanks to you and to Panini for an awesome review/product. I'm looking forward to busting some of this.

    Pro - great looking base design with a lot of value in a box

    Con - huge checklist will make it difficult to put the set together even with the large number of cards per box

    As an aside, is there any way you'd be willing to trade that Elite Series RC Paxton Lynch? Please let me know.

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    1. Hmmm what do you have to offer in return :) Just drop me an email

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  11. Pro: I definitely like the value that you get from this box.
    Con: A lot of the cards look to busy or have to much going on in them.

    https://twitter.com/scoochnew/status/769255023817527296

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  12. Thanks to you and Panini for the contest!

    Pro: The base design is solid and retro.
    Con: Panini's lack of stats. A paragraph write up and last year's numbers don't do it for me.

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  13. I can't wait to pick up these cards. They are better looking than I thought. And I'll be grabbing one of the Warrick Dunn cards that is for sure. Great post and cards.

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  14. I posted a plug for the contest here - http://rekindlingthecardboardflame.blogspot.com/2016/08/donyess-look-at-2016-donruss-football.html

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  15. Shout-out to Panini for providing the box and to you for the contest!

    Pros: I like the base card design. Donruss in any sport is probably my favorite Panini product. It's a lot of fun to open and feels like a good value for what you get in a box. I also really like that Fans of the Game insert.

    Cons: I really wish Panini would put a little more on the back of the cards. Full career stats would be ideal.

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  16. Thank you for the review and to Panini for setting it up. I just opened a blaster of this and I really do like it.

    Pro: I love the design, it really has the old Donruss look about it and most of the images are action shots.

    Con: Way too many parallels. I think had it just been the Press Proofs it would have been plenty but once you add the Stat Line parallels it is too much.

    I plugged the contest:
    https://packwar.blogspot.com/2016/08/a-contest-at-sports-card-collectors.html

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  17. Pro love the pop culture for sure
    Con I don't like the rookie pics with there was more action even if fake the staring off I don't dig

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  18. Love this product! Maybe my favorite of the year. Unlike most people I love base cards! Love the classic design of these cards.
    Pros:huge auto opportunity plus lots of fun inserts and numbered variations! Plus the price point is very affordable!
    Con: the only con I've seen is someone pull Panini points instead of an auto but other than that I love this product! Great job Panini!

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  19. Love the variety in the product
    The one auto per box makes it a bit hit and miss

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  20. Looks like lots of inserts to chase. I collect cards, not hits, so having only 1 auto per box is not a big deal to me. I consider it a bonus. @EEFFL

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  21. Pro I love that Run DMC Steeler auto
    Con only one hit per box makes it hard to buy @InwoodweTrust

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  22. I always loved this product but I just bought a box fir $65 and there was no autograph. I am very upset. I'm going to call them tomorrow when they're open. If they won't fix the problem, then I am sorry to say they have lost a very loyal customer. I hope they do remedy the situation.

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