Product Reviews | 08.09.16

2016 Donruss Elite Retail Hanger Box

This is an interesting find from Wal-Mart – usually exclusive to hobby boxes, Donruss Elite has now been released in retail form. I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to see what Panini did for the retail option. The price is a little steep at $29.99 for retail, but let’s see if we get enough value to make it worth our while.

Hanger Box

TO BUY OR NOT TO BUY?

My initial reaction is absolutely not. At $1.50 per card I need to see some better inserts and at least 1 serial-numbered card. However, Elite is very over priced this year in hobby form as well. Sitting at $110 a box with 3 hits and 100 cards, you are still paying over $1.00 per card.

My honest opinion is to avoid Elite altogether and just buy singles. If you really do want to bust Elite, the retail is actually a pretty good option when comparing it to the hobby boxes – 3 hits at $110 is $36.66 per hit, while retail is only $30 per hit.

 

Base Card

Rookie Card

Parallel Card

Inserts

Jersey Card