Monday, August 26, 2019

CARDBOARD REVIEW:2019 Donruss Football (extra hit and a case hit!)

Whoa doggy. I know a lot of you complain about Panini and their baseball products but one of my favorite products they have for baseball was Donruss. The inserts look stunning and the hits flow out better than any other baseball product for the low cost.

Now that Donruss is back for Football, I was hoping for the same and it did not disappoint. I may rate this in my Top 5 favorite breaks of the year so far and it may actually be number one currently.

Let's see why I felt this way.

Each box of 2019 Donruss football comes with 18 packs of 10 cards each. There is one autograph and one relic card per box and boxes are pretty affordable at $70 per.


There are 350 full color photo cards in the base set. Action shots included also included,

Legends of the game

 And rookies

Along with the 50 Rated Rookie Futures.

There are Variations to find in the base set as well that feature a different photo on the front than it's base card. On the back has a V by the card number. I show an example below.

Here is an overall look at the parallels. There is sooooooooooo much.

First up, the Variation parallels
PARALLEL CARDS: Aqueous Test, Season Stat Line /500, and Jersey Number /99.
PRESS PROOF PARALLELS: Blue, Bronze, Green, Red, Silver /100, Silver Die-Cut /75, Gold /50, Gold Die-Cut /25, Black /10, and Black Die-Cut 1/1.

Reds including Tom Brady (VARIATION TOO) and JuJu

Aqueous Test parallels. Don't forget to check those card backs!!! The front looks no different.

PARALLEL CARDS: Aqueous Test, Canvas, Premium, Season Stat Line /500, Canvas Studio Series /100, AND Jersey Number /97
PRESS PROOF PARALLELS: Blue, Bronze, Green, Red, Yellow, Silver /100, Silver Die-Cut /75, Gold /50, Gold Die-Cut /25, Black /10, AND Black Die-Cut 1/1.

Canvas with a rough texture feel like a canvas

Studio Canvas with a textured feel and /100

Season Stat Line Parallel /500

Now the base card parallels,
PARALLEL CARDS: Aqueous Test, Season Stat Line /500, and Jersey Number /99
PRESS PROOF PARALLELS: Blue, Bronze, Green, Red, Yellow, Silver /100, Silver Die-Cut /75, Gold /50, Gold Die-Cut /25, Black /10, and Black Die-Cut 1/1.
Season Stat Line /500

Silver Die Cut /75

Gold /50

Gold Die Cut /25

All-Time Gridiron Kings has 15 cards in the set

There are 15 cards to find in Gridiron Kings

Rookie Gridiron Kings has 20 cards to chase

Legends Of The Fall has 20 cards to chase.

Dominators includes the leagues best with a 40 card checklist

The Rookies has 40 cards to collect including my boy Daniel!

Elite Series has 30 cards to chase. A standbye insert in Donruss since the 90s

Celebrating 20 years of the 1999 design with these 40 cards

The Champ is here has 20 gagful cards of Patriots. Gag.

Elite Series rookies also have 30 to find of all rookies including my boy Jones

The Legends Series has 20 cards to collect

Power Formulas has 20 cards in the set and looks spectacular if turned in the sun just right

Team Pride has 32 cards, one for each team. I need the Giants!!

Action All-Pros has 20 cards in the set. Checkerboard shine.

Highlights with some great action shots has 20 cards to chase

Fans Of The Game auto!! Rob Riggle was the one I wanted the most out of the three card checklist. The Erin Andrews is the one I want next

Passing The Torch dual patch /25. Really sharp card.

Well that's my two hits....and I was happy...but it wasn't over there yet....

Elite Series auto /25 of Christian McCaffrey!!

Then a Downtown Case Hit. Both pulled in the final two packs of the box. These Downtowns are rare and tough pulls.

  • Rated Rookie Autographs
  • Rated Rookies Canvas Autographs
  • Signature Marks Autographs
  • Signature Marks Blue
  • Action All-Pros Autographs
  • All-Pro Kings Autographs
  • All-Time Gridiron Kings Autographs
  • Canton Kings Autographs
  • Dominators Autographs
  • Elite Series Autographs
  • Elite Series Rookies Autographs
  • Gridiron Kings Autographs
  • Highlights Autographs
  • Inducted Autographs
  • Jersey Kings Autographs
  • Leather Kings Autographs
  • Legends of the Fall Autographs
  • Power Formulas Autographs
  • Red Hot Rookies Autographs
  • Retro 1989 Autographs
  • Retro 1999 Autographs
  • Rookie Phenom Jersey Autographs
  • Rookie Gridiron Kings Autographs
  • The Champ is Here Autographs
  • The Legends Series Autographs
  • The Rookies Autographs
  • White Hot Rookies Autographs
  • All-Pro Kings Relics
  • Canton Kings Relics
  • Donruss Threads Relics
  • Jersey Kings Relics
  • Leather Kings Relics
  • Leather Kings Studio Series
  • Rookie Phenoms Jerseys
OVERALL:As affordable as a box break can be. Tons of numbered and colored parallels. Two hits if not more per box. Tons of both rookies and veteran hits to chase with Superstars like Tom Brady as well for autographs. A fun base set to build and the Rated Rookie to bring you back in time.

This is by far my favorite break of 2019 and I had a lot of fun opening up every pack. Each one had it's own surprise and I can't wait to find some more to bust. This is box break you must do yourself and not have a breaker do. Too much fun to miss out on.

I hope the retail breaks are just as much fun.

However, if you do use a breaker, I strongly recommend using Midwest Box Breaks for your breaking needs. They are always hitting the big pulls so if they are breaking this, you could put yourself in a good spot. They also SHIP ALL CARDS! Get what you pay for!

Please thank Panini America and Tracy Hackler for providing this box for me to review to giveaway some of the hits ON TWITTER!! Please follow them on all social media sites and visit their website for all your card needs, HERE.


  1. Wow , nice hits done beautifully, good job Panini.

  2. Couldn't have happened to a nicer person :)

  3. That McCaffrey is beaaauutiful! Congrats on a great box.

  4. I don't really do IP autographs... but those Team Pride inserts would be awesome for getting signatures. And congratulations on getting the McCaffrey. That's a sweet pull!

  5. Good gracious that CMC is BEAUTIFUL