Teaser Gallery: 2016 Donruss Optic Baseball Shines in a Must-See Two-Box Preview

July 19, 2016

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From its highlighter-yellow packaging accents to its sublime use of the Prizm-perfect Optichrome technology, there’s a lot to catch the eye in Panini America’s new 2016 Donruss Optic Baseball. But it’s the stuff not visible at first glance that’s sure to strike a chord with many collectors — like unannounced Hot Boxes that deliver five autographs per box instead of two or 20 numbered Optic parallels instead of three.

Full disclosure: I didn’t even know Hot Boxes existed for 2016 Donruss Optic Baseball until I got about halfway through the second and final box I opened for the Teaser Gallery that follows. That’s when I pulled the third autograph. Two packs later I pulled the fourth. One pack later I pulled the fifth. It was an under-promise, over-deliver surprise of the highest order that had me confirming things with Panini America Brand Managers Micah Layton and Tim Trout.

And confirm they did. As it turns out, two Hot Boxes in every 12-box case will yield five autographs instead of two; two more will deliver 20 numbered parallels instead of three. Ahead of tomorrow’s release date, you can get a feel for the Donruss Optic experience in the gallery below.

Enjoy, and stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance for continued coverage.