Gallery: 2016 Panini Playbook football cards (updated)

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It’s almost time to open up the Playbook this season.

Panini America‘s book-based football brand arrives once again on Wednesday and the company took the time to release a number of preview images for 2016 Panini Playbook football cards this afternoon.

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First Buzz: 2017 Topps Opening Day baseball cards

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What: 2017 Topps Opening Day baseball cards
Arrives: March 15
Box basics: No hits guaranteed per 36-pack box (20 boxes per case)
Checklist: Click here to view.

What’s buzz-worthy: Opening Day returns for another season with an insert card in every pack, all the things collectors have come to expect and a few new surprises — among them will be cards for notable bobblehead giveaways and Incredible Eats at the ballpark.

(So, in other words, the Dodger Dog should get a Rookie Card.)

Keep reading for more as well as a full gallery of images.

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Two Pokemon 20th anniversary imports now available via Blowout

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Pokemon turned 20 years old this year and the popular animated series and trading card game has had its share of fans and collectors through all those years — collectors from around the world.

And that’s where Blowout reached out to land a pair of items from the Japanese market that are now available to fans here in the United States.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Sept. 30)

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The Blowout Cards Forums are where thousands of collectors converge daily to discuss, well, a little bit of everything. Here are five threads about collecting and more that you should check out right now.

What’s Buzzing Today: Two Triple Threads packs, two Deca booklets … and all to the Cubs in a group break. (And four other posts that can’t compare.)

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Gallery: 2016 Topps Star Wars Rogue One: Mission Briefing

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The first Rogue One trading cards hit the market today, adding to the Star Wars legacy of cardboard that’s spanned nearly 40 years with Topps.

Like the movie, which sets the table for what’s to come (and already came to the big screen), 2016 Topps Star Wars Rogue One: Mission Briefing does the same by offering glimpses from the movie that arrives on Dec. 16 without any cardboard spoilers.

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Gallery: 2016-17 Leaf Ultimate hockey one-timer patches

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There’s still plenty of time on the clock before the Nov. 11 arrival of 2016-17 Leaf Ultimate hockey, but that’s just more time to appreciate some of its inclusions.

Some pretty timeless inclusions.

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AL East champion Boston Red Sox get Topps Now team set

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The newest Topps Now team set brings Big Papi along for the ride and so much more.

With the Boston Red Sox clinching the American League East title, Topps has unveiled a new take on its real-time baseball card program with another team set.

The Red Sox are the sixth postseason-bound team to get a set released as an extended part of the program with the sets costing $49.99.

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You, Tom Brady, Ben Affleck & Matt Damon … it could happen

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A trio of charities will be helped by fans of three Boston guys who are pretty well-known there.

And everywhere else, too.

A fund-raising initiative between New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, Ben Affleck (Batman!) and Matt Damon (Jason Bourne!) is ongoing giving the chance for someone to hang out with the three to talk some football, movies & more as part of a trip to Boston.

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Steve Gleason signs an autograph for charity auction … with his eyes

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Former New Orleans Saints player Steve Gleason is fighting ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s Disease, but that isn’t stopping him from helping fight the fight by signing an autograph for charity.

And he did it with his eyes.

A Saints jersey he signed with the aid of a robot/autopen is among 10 items up for grabs via NFL Auctions in an auction ending soon.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Sept. 29)

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The Blowout Cards Forums are where thousands of collectors converge daily to discuss, well, a little bit of everything. Here are five threads about collecting and more that you should check out right now.

What’s Buzzing Today: Big breaks, big card sales and … new laws?

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New California autograph law should spark interesting reactions

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California has a new law requiring autograph sellers to document their pieces valued at more than $5 with an extensive letter detailing the who, what, when where of it all.

It’s a good thing, but it’s also bound to create some challenges for smaller dealers or event organizers in the state who now have to keep track of all inked items, document them and have guarantees saved away for years.

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Gallery: 2016 Topps Heritage Minor League baseball cards

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Topps Heritage
 arrived today for the guys down on the farm but the 2016 Topps Heritage Minor League set and its autograph checklist are loaded with some big-league talent thanks to a talented crop of newcomers.

And that means there are some good variations and autographs to chase.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Sept. 28)

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The Blowout Cards Forums are where thousands of collectors converge daily to discuss, well, a little bit of everything. Here are five threads about collecting and more that you should check out right now.

What’s Buzzing Today: Nothing but breaks today and a single Spectra box above leads way.

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First Buzz: 2016 Onyx Baseball Clubhouse Lumber Edition

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What: 2016 Onyx Baseball Clubhouse Lumber Edition
Arrives: October
Box basics: One autographed or game-used bat per box

What’s buzz-worthy: This MLBPA-approved product includes bats from top young names as well as established veterans — a roster that includes Corey Seager, Mike Trout, Gary Sanchez, Miguel Cabrera and Miguel Sano to name a few.

Keep reading for more info, including a full checklist.

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Francisco Lindor is the first Topps Now autographed Relic

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It’s another Topps Now first.

Cleveland Indians star Francisco Lindor is the first player to sign a Relic card for the real-time platform with an American League Central clincher the highlight moment for the year.

There’s also a standard Relic of the card among the seven cards for the day.

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Topps adds to political card realm with Topps Now set after debate

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There’s now more political cardboard to be had.

Topps has entered the election realm with a set of Topps Now cards that launched today after the first Presidential debate Monday night.

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Leaf offers collectors chance to get other Jack Eichel cards signed

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Buffalo Sabres star Jack Eichel is a Leaf Trading Cards exclusive when it comes to autographs, but the company is giving collectors a chance to get his ink on other company’s hockey cards via an upcoming private signing.

According to the company, it’s the only way to get non-Leaf cards signed as the former No. 2 pick will not sign them if asked to in-person.

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Steiner Sports’ Don Larsen auction includes some real talkers

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More than 300 items from the collection of New York Yankees great Don Larsen are on the auction block via Steiner Sports but they’re not all glorious tributes to the man who pitched a perfect game in the World Series.

Some include some real talk — like this letter to Larsen from former Kansas City Athletics General Manager Frank Lane.

Larsen, of course, went on to pitch into the 1967 season before retiring at age 37.

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Cleveland Indians’ clincher means new Topps Now team set

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The newest Topps Now team set is all about The Tribe.

With the Cleveland Indians clinching the American League Central title last night, Topps has unveiled a new take on its real-time baseball card program with another team set.

The Indians are the fifth postseason-bound team to get a set released as an extended part of the program with the sets costing $49.99.

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Gallery: 2016 Topps Triple Threads baseball cards (will update)

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After a delayed arrival due to a packaging issue, this year’s edition of Triple Threads is here on Wednesday and 2016 Topps Triple Threads will include plenty of the high-end creations that we’ve come to expect in the line.

It will be a show to see what starts popping out of packs tomorrow, but Topps (and a few early breakers) have given us a glimpse at what’s to come.

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Gallery: 2015-16 Panini Flawless basketball cards (updated)

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The clock is ticking down to the arrival of from 2015-16 Panini Flawless, which will pack plenty of high-end material into its pricey briefcases.

Just how much? Well, Panini America offered us a glimpse at what’s possible today.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Sept. 27)

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The Blowout Cards Forums are where thousands of collectors converge daily to discuss, well, a little bit of everything. Here are five threads about collecting and more that you should check out right now.

What’s Buzzing Today: Jose Fernandez, Arnold Palmer, Heritage High Number and “sensitive” baseball players.

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Arnold Palmer graces this week’s Sports Illustrated cover

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It’s a simple piece of memorabilia, but it’s one that’s part of a collection lasting more than 60 years.

It’s the cover of Sports Illustrated and Arnold Palmer graces the cover of the latest issue.

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Dodgers clinch NL West to become newest Topps Now title team

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The newest Topps Now team set is now here.

With the Los Angeles Dodgers clinching the National League West title last night, Topps has unveiled a new take on its real-time baseball card program with another team set.

The Dodgers are the fourth postseason-bound squad to get a team set released as an extended part of the program with the sets costing $49.99.

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Gems are name of game with Brett Favre’s Panini Eternal cards

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It’s time for some gems.

Panini America‘s latest lineup in its high-end real-time cardboard program and the 2016-17 Panini Eternal set arrived Monday with something different for the line but one of the newest members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

They’re gem cards of Green Bay Packers great Brett Favre.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Sept. 26)

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The Blowout Cards Forums are where thousands of collectors converge daily to discuss, well, a little bit of everything. Here are five threads about collecting and more that you should check out right now.

What’s Buzzing Today: Jose Fernandez reactions, Carson Wentz’s start, Pro Set & more.

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Sunday Superstars: Week 3 standouts include Marvin Jones, Dak Prescott, Carson Wentz & more

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Six catches, 205 yards and two touchdowns. That was the stat line for Detroit Lions receiver Marvin Jones Jr. on Sunday during a 34-27 loss to the Green Bay Packers.

How good was that career night? As a rookie with the Bengals in 2012, it took him 11 games and 18 catches to total 201 yards — and he only had one touchdown back then. Even last season he had just 816 yards receiving on 65 catches. (Welcome to Detroit.)

Seemingly out of nowhere, he has back-to-back 100-yard games — that should be good for his cardboard, which is pretty plentiful from that rookie season.

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Golf world loses one of its biggest legends as Arnold Palmer dies at 87

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“Arnie’s Army” is in mourning this evening.

Golf icon Arnold Palmer has died at age 87, leaving behind a legendary career and countless fans along with decades of memorabilia and memories. He’s heavily credited with helping the s-l1600sport grow on television, for his personable demeanor, his countless businesses and, of course, his performances against rivals.

“We loved him with a mythic American joy,” his biographer, James Dodson, told GolfWeek. “He represented everything that is great about golf. The friendship, the fellowship, the laughter, the impossibility of golf, the sudden rapture moment that brings you back, a moment that you never forget, that’s Arnold Palmer in spades. He’s the defining figure in golf.”

He won seven majors and 62 tournaments in his career and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2004 — and even that can be found among his trading cards.

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Buzz Poll: Are you collecting Eagles QB Carson Wentz … and is he legit?

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Philadelphia Eagles QB Carson Wentz is among the hottest rookies on cardboard today — if not the hottest — but how do you see him faring on the field?

His first two opponents — the Browns and the Bears — may not have been as stout as people expected, but in the first half of play on Sunday against the Steelers, he was 18-for-25 for 183 yards and a touchdown. And, just now, he just added a 73-yard touchdown early in the third quarter, making a good start look even better.

And that means we have a couple questions for you collectors out there …

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Bryce Harper & Nationals are newest Topps Now championship team

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The newest Topps Now team set is now here.

With the Washington Nationals clinching the National League East crown last night, Topps has unveiled a new take on its real-time baseball card program with another team set.

The Nationals are the third postseason team to get a team set released as an extended part of the program with the sets costing $49.99.

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Buzz Break: 2016 Topps Heritage High Number baseball (blaster box)

s-l1600From time to time, Buzz will break a box of something and post the results here. Like this and want to see more? Or maybe there’s a box you’d want to see busted? Send Buzz an email at BlowoutBuzz@blowoutcards.com.

uriasThe box: 2016 Topps Heritage High Number baseball cards (blaster box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box: 8
Cards per pack: 9
Cards in this box: 72
Base set completion: 
63 of 200 (32 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards – Matt Wieters, Tim Lincecum, Adam Wainwright

Rookie Cards (15) – Julio Urias, Willson Contreras, A.J. Reed, Jameson Taillon, Tyrell Jenkins, Joey Rickard, Johnny Barbato, Shawn Mortimando, Ji-Man Choi, Pat Dean, Mike Clevenger, Michael Fulmer, Keon Broxton, Tommy Joseph, Taylor Motter

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Sept. 25)

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The Blowout Cards Forums are where thousands of collectors converge daily to discuss, well, a little bit of everything. Here are five threads about collecting and more that you should check out right now.

What’s Buzzing Today: Collectors react to Jose Fernandez, “Pitch,” Trey Mancini and impressive breaks.

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Texas Rangers are latest Topps Now postseason team set

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Call it Topps Now With a Twist … Part II.

With the Texas Rangers clinching the American League West last night, Topps has unveiled a new take on its real-time baseball card program with its second team set offering.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Sept. 24)

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The Blowout Cards Forums are where thousands of collectors converge daily to discuss, well, a little bit of everything. Here are five threads about collecting and more that you should check out right now.

What’s Buzzing Today: Nothing but breaks.

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