Panini America readies Black Friday and Cyber Monday card sets

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We’re roughly one month away from Black Friday and Panini America has detailed its plans for its bonus programs for collectors on both that day as well as Cyber Monday.

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First Buzz: 2016 Panini Immaculate Collection Collegiate baseball cards

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What: 2016 Panini Immaculate Collection Collegiate baseball cards
Arrives: Nov. 2
Box basics:  Five autographs or memorabilia cards per six-card box (five boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Immaculate’s baseball presence goes collegiate with top young stars and legends from the past all in one place with on-card autos, outrageous memorabilia and more in what Panini says is “the smallest case run in company history.”

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Conan The Barbarian & Red Sonja could carve way into your collection

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A pair of iconic comic book characters also known from a pair of 1980s sword-and-sorcery films are making their way to toy aisles next month thanks to the Funko Pop! line.

They are Conan The Barbarian and Red Sonja. 

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Star Wars Masterwork will include Adam Driver & Daisy Ridley autos

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We’re 11 days away from the release of Topps‘ newest high-end Star Wars trading card brand and the company has announced one autograph inclusion that raises the high-dollar possibilities to an 11 as well.

The ink? No, it’s nothing from Spinal Tap, it’s the first Star Wars ink for Kylo Ren himself, Adam Driver.

His autographs will first be found inside boxes of 2016 Topps Star Wars Masterwork trading cards, which is a high-end brand that examines the entire Star Wars galaxy.

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Ben Zobrist’s ballpark bike ride gets second run on cardboard for charity

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When Chicago Cubs second baseman Ben Zobrist biked his way to Wrigley Field in full uniform earlier this season, he got plenty of attention and his adventure even ended up on a Topps Now baseball card.

With his team a win away from a World Series berth, he and his now-famous free-wheeling ways are helping raise money for charity via a new baseball card released by Topps.

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Steiner Sports gets into boxed niche with Ultimate Yankee Fan Box

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Steiner Sports is jumping on a trend of the last few years with one of its newest promotion.

It’s the Ultimate Yankee Fan Box, and, while it’s not a subscription-based boxed memorabilia offering like LootCrate, it’s an interesting one to consider for fans of the New York Yankees or game-used and autographed memorabilia in general.

So, what’s guaranteed inside the 10-item box for $299.99?

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Get the 2016 Topps Gold Label baseball card checklist here

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Gold Label returns this week from Topps with a framed autograph in every seven-pack box.

What specifically might it include? Well that answer came today with the release of the final checklist.

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Buzz Break: 2016 Donruss football Mega Box

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From 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.

2016-donruss-eddie-lacyThe box: 2016 Donruss football Mega Box
Where to buy:
Retail stores ($19.98)

Packs per box: 9 (seven 2016 Donruss, two 2015 Gridiron Kings)
Cards per pack: 8
Cards in this box: 72
Donruss Base set completion: 
42 of 300 (14 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards – Todd Gurley, Derek Carr, Brett Favre, Ben Roethlisberger, Barry Sanders, John Elway

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First Buzz: 2016-17 Black Gold soccer cards

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What: 2016-17 Black Gold soccer cards
Arrives: Dec. 7
Box basics: Two autographs per two-pack box (eight boxes per case).

What’s buzz-worthy: Black Gold takes to the pitch with some of the biggest names in the global game here with a mix of autographs and metal cards. Among those stars? Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Neymar and Robert Lewandowski to name a few.

Keep reading for more info and a full gallery.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Oct. 17)

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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 match-ups, big breaks, retro NBA & more.

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New Rogue One trailer wasn’t only Star Wars reveal of week

 

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A new trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story dropped this week and it’s giving us all a glimpse into the story that happens before the original 1977 Star Wars film.

That wasn’t the only unveiling of images from the film set to arrive on Dec. 16 as Enterainment Weekly teased some mocked Topps cards also to come soon.

Keep reading to check both of them out …

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Oct. 16)

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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 pulls from Playbook, Goodwin Champions, Five Star & more.

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First Buzz: 2016-17 SP Game-used hockey cards

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What: 2016-17 SP Game-used hockey cards
Arrives:
 Jan. 18, 2017
Box basics: One autograph or premium memorabilia card and three more autograph or memorabilia cards per six-card box (30 boxes per case via three inners)

What’s buzz-worthy: This one returns with a new configuration that includes four hits per bo with base cards, rookies and parallels filling those last two spots per box.

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.

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First Buzz: 2016 Graffiti baseball cards

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What: 2016 Graffiti baseball cards
Arrives: Out now
Box basics: One Hall of Fame certified ago and one Graffiti art card per box (eight boxes per graffiti1case)

What’s buzz-worthy: This buyback product includes nothing but Hall of Famer ink with 90 percent of them being on-card autos. At least one box per case will include a deluxe (case hit) type of auto that’s an elite name or a 1/1 card. … Among the autos to be found here? Ted Williams, Joe Dimaggio, Willie Mays, Hank Aaron, Sandy Koufax, Ernie Banks, Kirby Puckett and Stan Musial. … For more info visit @graffiti_cards on Twitter.

Follow Buzz on Twitter @BlowoutBuzz or send email to BlowoutBuzz@blowoutcards.com. 

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Buzz Break: 2016 Cryptozoic The Flash Season 1 trading cards

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From 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.

the_flash_s1_base_40_lrThe box: 2016 Cryptozoic The Flash Season 1 trading cards
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com 

Packs per box:
 24
Cards per pack: 5
Cards in this box: 114
Base set completion: 
72 of 72 (100 percent)
Duplicates: 3

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Gallery: 2016 Panini Impeccable football cards

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We’re less than a week away from the latest high-end football card brand from Panini America and it’s one that looks like it has a pretty high standard.

One might call it impeccable.

The brand is 2016 Panini Impeccable and it will pack some serious punch with metal cards, autographed memorabilia cards and standard autographs — and plenty of on-card autographs.

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Original ‘E.T.’ poster artwork sells for six figures via Heritage Auctions

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He definitely won’t have to call collect when he phones home.

There was big 1980s nostalgia news this week as the original poster art for E.T. sold for big bucks via Heritage Auctions.

The 1982 Steven Spielberg film made more than $359.1 million at the box office, and while the art didn’t quite fetch that much, it’s still quite impressive.

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First Buzz: 2016 Panini Contenders football cards

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What: 2016 Panini Contenders football cards
Arrives: Dec. 21
Box basics: Five or six autographs per 24-pack box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Contenders returns with all the Tickets that collectors expect with plenty of inserts, parallels and ink.

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.

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First Buzz: 2016 Leaf Cut Signature Edition trading cards

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What:
 2016 Leaf Cut Signature Edition
Arrives: November
Box basics: One cut signature card per box (10 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Leaf’s newest cut autograph product will be one of its rarest with just 100 cases produced with a mix of big names from the sports, political and entertainment worlds … and more.

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Buzz Break: 2016 Topps Five Star — plus win our Kris Bryant autograph

2016tpfivestarbbFrom 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.

The box: 2016 Topps Five Star baseball cards (hobby box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box: 1
Cards per pack: 2
Cards in this box: 2
Base set completion: 
1 of 91 (1 percent)
Duplicates: 0

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Five-page letter from Tupac Shakur commanding big bucks at auction

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Update: This sold for a whopping $172,725 after an initial estimate of $50,000.

“This remarkable letter from Tupac exemplifies what’s thrilling about the auction business,” said Ken Goldin, Founder of Goldin Auctions, “as this recently discovered find caught the eye of several serious and well-heeled bidders who went back and forth for hours until this record-setting price was reached.”

A four-page letter and an additional letter hand-written by Tupac Shakur while he was in New s-l1600York’s Clinton Correctional Facility in 1995 are on the auction block.

And the interest in them seems strong with bidding already in five-figures as part of the Goldin Auctions sale.

The mail was sent to Death Row Records publicist Nina Bhadreshwar and its letter notes that the essay had not been sent anywhere and was hers to decide what to do with it.

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The wait for Auston Matthews cards is pricey already after big debut

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What happens when the No. 1 overall draft pick takes the ice and scores a record four goals in his first game?

Dollar signs — and that might as well be Auston Matthews’ name right now. While the Toronto Maple Leafs center didn’t touch the overall single-game record of seven from back in 1920, he did set a new record for a debut.

And all this means big things for his Rookie Cards — or at least the redemptions for his first NHL cards. The 2016-17 Artifacts card above for example? It will cost you.

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First Buzz: 2016-17 Absolute basketball cards

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What: 2016-17 Absolute basketball cards
Arrives: Dec. 14
Box basics: Four autograph or memorabilia cards per four-pack box (10 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: One of Panini’s longer-running brands takes to the court with a full array of autographs and memorabilia.

Keep reading for more info and a full gallery of images released so far.

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First Buzz: 2016 National Treasures NASCAR cards + preview gallery

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What: 2016 National Treasures NASCAR cards
Arrives: Dec. 28
Box basics:  One base card or parallel, two autograph-memorabilia cards, two memorabilia cards, one more auto or auto-mem and one booklet card per box (four boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Panini America’s final NASCAR set of its rookie season takes the sport high-end with autographs and jumbo memorabilia from the racing ranks along with some of the executives who make the sport go.

Keep reading for more info and a full gallery of images released so far.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Oct. 12)

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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: Flawless & Five Star breaks, finding Superfractors and a new-found Javier Baez man crush.

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First Buzz: 2016-17 Panini Select soccer cards

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What: 2016-17 Panini Select soccer cards
Arrives: Dec. 28
Box basics: One autograph and one two memorabilia cards per 12-pack box (12 boxes per case).

What’s buzz-worthy: There are three 100-card sets in one here and each will have their own parallels as Panini offers up a second wave of Select cards for fans of the international game.

Keep reading for more info and a full gallery.

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Connor McDavid signs exclusive autographed memorabilia deal with Upper Deck Authenticated

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If you want an autographed Connor McDavid puck, jersey or photo in the future, there’s only one place to get it.

Upper Deck Authenticated.

This adds onto the overall deal for autographed trading cards that Upper Deck has had since McDavid was drafted by the Edmonton Oilers.

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First Buzz: 2016 Super Break Hockey Deluxe

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What: 2016 Super Break Hockey Deluxe
Arrives: Oct. 19
Box basics: Four blind-wrapped items per box. 

What’s buzz-worthy: Super Break’s first Hockey Deluxe offering includes cards and memorabilia and more all in one box.

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Big Papi’s farewell & Party at Napoli’s get Topps Now autos

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A Party at Napoli’s and Big Papi’s farewell are among today’s Topps Now baseball cards.

The lineup includes 18 cards available for only 24 hours via Topps’ online card program. David Ortiz‘s autographs along with Mike Napoli‘s marks the first time there are two autographs available on the same day — and they aren’t the only cards.

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Gallery: 2016-17 NBA Hoops basketball cards (will update)

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The NBA season is here — at least on cardboard — tomorrow with the arrival of 2016-17 NBA Hoops from Panini America.

It’s in this one where we’ll get our first looks at the newest rookies and the newest reigning NBA champs on cardboard.

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Panini joins forces with 2K Sports for latest Kobe Bryant tribute set

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Panini America has a new Kobe Bryant tribute set that can be found in packs of 2016-17 NBA Hoops but can only be completed in “packs” of NBA 2k17 from 2K Sports.

Hoops arrives tomorrow, while the video game is out now.

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First Buzz: 2016 Panini Contenders Draft Picks basketball (hobby box)

16pncontdraftbkFrom 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.

s-l500The box: 2016 Panini Contenders Draft Picks basketball cards (hobby box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box:
 24
Cards per pack: 8
Cards in this box: 192
Base set completion: 66 of 96 (69 percent)
Duplicates: 0

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Oct. 11)

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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, 20 boxes of Star Wars cards, the baseball Hall of Fame ballot and is Madison Bumgarner the greatest postseason pitcher of all time?

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First Buzz: 2016 Donruss Optic football cards

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What: 2016 Donruss Optic football cards
Arrives: Dec. 14
Box basics: One autograph card per 20-pack box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Panini’s Donruss football gets Optichromed with a hobby box that’s set to deliver a rookie in every pack along with plenty of inserts and parallels.

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.

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