If you hadn’t noticed, there are a number of boxes with discounted prices now over on the mothership as BlowoutCards.com’s Black November Wave 9 hits today.
Many of the discounts were dramatic enough that Buzz had to sit down and ponder the possibilities in many of the boxes and cases — and here are five boxes that caught this collector’s eye.
2016 Panini Classics football hobby box
Just because it’s not expensive doesn’t mean it isn’t one of the best releases of the year so far — and if you ask this collector Classics is a contender for just that. You’ll find one autograph per box and memorabilia cards atop the ink in others. There also is one buyback auto per 20-box case with some big names to be found. This one’s retro-styled but brand-new design (with a nod to 1983 Topps) is strong with some quirky variations and touches that also add to the oldschool feel. You can see more of those and a gallery in past Buzz stories here. Aside from the hits, the printing quality and design here on retro stock make this a fun rip no matter what. Had Buzz not jumped on some cases in Black November previously, this would be in the ol’ cart.
2015 Topps Heritage football box
This one includes an autograph in every single box and there are some big, big names to be found here when it comes to ink. Those names? Brett Favre, John Elway, David Johnson, Marcus Mariota, Amari Cooper, Todd Gurley, Jameis Winston and so on. There are 100 boxes in a case, which is also an option if you like your retro-styled football.
2013-14 Panini Prestige basketball hobby box
Look for two autographs and two memorabilia cards per box here in a release that includes ink from all the top names you would expect as well as an array of options for rookies when it comes to Rookie Cards and autographs.
2014 BenchWarmer Eclectic Collection trading cards box
This one makes the list because it’s an unusual approach to a release that can deliver very well at times because of sheer luck. Inside every box is a mix of 60 packs from past BenchWarmer releases from the 1990s to recent years. Atop that and whatever hits you find inside, you get a mix of eight new and old autographs and memorabilia cards with some big names and rare parallels possible. Here’s an example of a box that delivered very well.
2014 In The Game Past, Present, Future baseball box
This one might have flown under the radar for some collectors — Buzz has never ripped any of it — but there are five autographs and one special hit per box. What are those? Sketch cards, cut signature cards, graded rookie cards, PSA/DNA authenticated autograph cards and game-used memorabilia cards. This one is a mix of past and present names along with minor-leaguers, too. You’ll find the likes of David Ortiz, Cal Ripken Jr., Mariano Rivera and young stars like Miguel Sano, Noah Syndergaard and more.
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