Sunday, December 2, 2018

Random Wax: 2017 Donruss Football Hanger Box

I've opened quite a bit of the 2017 Donruss Football in the different options including a hanger box.  This one was in the discount bin at the local Wal-Mart.  The green colored hanger boxes are key as they guarantee a hit.  I grabbed a Christian McCaffrey Rookie Phenom patch last time I opened one of these.  This box's hit, Cincinnati WR John Ross, doesn't bring the same excitement as McCaffrey but a hit is a hit. Bottom line is I like this set from the base design, photos and variety.  The retired legends is also a big plus for me.  The only negative would be the lack of position on the cards.  
Tons of variety in these boxes and I really enjoy the "Kings" cards so finding these is always fun.  I'm a Joe Thomas guy so this Salute to Service card was a fun pull.
There are so many different inserts in this set and these boxes allow you to see most of them but there are even more subsets I didn't pull.
I didn't grab a Patrick Mahomes III rookie but this set has plenty of key rookies to offer including Mitch Trubisky, Christian McCaffrey, Alvin Kamara, Deshaun Watson, and Leonard Fournette just to name a few.  
The variety will definitely be a big plus for those who are looking for more than just base cards.
I had a good pull from this box.  There was plenty of star power even if I didn't see some of the key rookies you'd want to find.  I don't doubt I'll grab more of this set as I get the opportunity.  

50 - Total Cards
5 – Press Proof
5 – Retired Legends
3 – Rated Rookie
2 – RC
1 – Rookie Threads
1 – Dominator
1 – Up Tempo
1 – Top Targets
1 – Salute to Service
1 – 1981 Retro
1 – The Rookie
1 – All-Time Gridiron Kings
1 – Gridiron Kings
1 – The Elite Series
1 – The Legends Series


  1. I'm not a big fan of the base design, but some of the inserts are really attractive, especially the Elite and Legends series.

    1. The variety is definitely a strength of this set. Something for most everyone.

  2. This post makes me with I'd bought less 2016 Donruss football and more 2017 Donruss football.

  3. I liked the 2016 offering as well but I've definitely been in the same boat where I wished I'd waited a year before putting so much into a set.

  4. Fantastic action shots. Love that Hornung!