Panini’s National show VIP set will include nothing but rookies

Panini America unleashed the first looks at its 2017 National Sports Collectors Convention VIP set on Friday and it’s nothing but rookies from the NFL, college basketball and baseball.

It’s just the start of the cardboard plans that the company has for the NSCC, which is set to begin on July 26 in Chicago.

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First Buzz: 2017 Super Break Nothin’ But Net Summer Exclusive

What: 2017 Super Break Nothin’ But Net Summer Exclusive basketball cards
Arrives: July 19
Box basics: One or two buyback NBA cards per box (three boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Super Break’s latest buyback brand is nothing but basketball and nothing but cards — there are no redemptions for items or oversized pieces in this one.

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

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

What’s Buzzing Today: Repacks, on-demand cardboard, big pulls, Manny Machado, the National and plenty more as we end the month.

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

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

What’s Buzzing Today: Big pulls aplenty as we march toward the weekend.

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Cody Bellinger’s first in-pack Rookie Card arrives in Bowman Platinum

This year’s hottest rookie in the National League finally has an in-pack Rookie Card.

It’s Cody Bellinger and he’s one of the key cards in 2017 Bowman Platinum, which hits stores on July 5 in three formats — jumbo packs, blaster boxes and collector boxes.

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First Buzz: Yu-Gi-Oh! Circuit Break


What:
 Yu-Gi-Oh! Circuit Break
Arrives: Oct. 20
Box basics: nine cards per blister pack (24 packs per box; 12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: According to Konami, “Halloween horrors arrive early” here with a 100-card booster set, which his “home to more Link Monsters, including a terrifying new 3000 ATK Dragon that can brainwash monsters it attacks, giving you control over them until their minds burn out.” What else is here?

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Aaron Judge’s MLB debut and first home run jersey hits auction block

Aaron Judge owns The Big Apple this summer — and the hobby, too — and now somebody can own a truly historic piece of his memorabilia.

It’s the jersey he wore for his MLB debut and his first career home run, and it’s a key piece in Steiner Auctions‘ Mid-summer Classic auction running for the next 30 days.

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Leaf readies promo cards that pack some punch for this year’s NSCC

Leaf Trading Cards has revealed its plans for promo cards, wrapper redemptions and more at this year’s National Sports Collectors Convention and it’s got two of the biggest names in fighting facing off on its cardboard at the show.

Anyone who opens a box of Leaf cards at the booth will be entered into a daily drawing to win one of five Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor dual autograph cards made for the show.

While that daily drawing will be one for only a few, it’s not the only Mayweather-McGregor card to be found in Chicago.

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New Topps On Demand set focuses on 600 Home Run Club — and other stars with 600-homer potential

The newest Topps On Demand set is baseball — and it’s focusing on the long ball.

It’s the 2017 Topps On Demand 600 Home Run Club set and it includes 25 cards — the first six for the newest member, Albert Pujols, and the rest being a few members of the club and a number of players who are chasing that elusive dream.

Among them? National League Rookie of the Year front-runner Cody Bellinger. Also among them? Autographs.

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Buzz Break: 2007 Upper Deck SP Legendary Cuts baseball cards

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 box: 2007 Upper Deck SP Legendary Cuts baseball cards
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box: 12
Cards per pack: 4
Cards in this box: 50
Base set completion: 
46 of 100 (46 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards – Frank Robinson, Cal Ripken Jr., Carl Yastrzemski, Wade Boggs, Carlton Fisk, Harmon Killebrew, Tom Seaver, Joe DiMaggio, Lou Gehrig, Yogi Berra, Robin Yount, Willie Stargell, Tony Gwynn, Willie McCovey

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First Buzz: 2017 Historic Autographs SWAG

What: 2017 Historic Autographs SWAG
Arrives: July 26
Box basics: Six items per box (two boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Arriving just in time for this year’s National Sports Collectors Convention is this breaker-focused product packed with all kinds of memorabilia.

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Buzz Break: 2017 Panini Classics football cards (hobby box)


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 box: 2017 Panini Classics NFL cards (hobby box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box:
 14
Cards per pack: 10
Cards in this box: 140
Base set completion: 
111 of 300 (37 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards: Mike Singletary, Emmitt Smith, Jerry Rice, Earl Campbell, Barry Sanders, Joe Montana, Brett Favre, Bo Jackson, Von Miller, Jameis Winston, Aaron Rodgers, Calvin Johnson, Adrian Peterson, Ben Roethlisberger, Antonio Brown, Julio Jones, David Johnson, Derek Carr

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

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

What’s Buzzing Today: Big pulls, vintage grading questions, WNBA show-offs & more.

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Topps readies Bowman Chrome wrapper redemption set for National

This year’s big-name rookies are coming to the biggest show of them all via Topps‘ wrapper redemption program revealed on Tuesday afternoon.

Aaron Judge, Cody Bellinger, Derek Jeter, Sandy Koufax, Kris Bryant and more stars from the past and present will be found in four-card packs of 2017 Bowman Chrome National Sports Collectors Convention cards, which can be had for opening boxes of cards at the company’s booth during the show, which is set for July 26-30 in Chicago.

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First Buzz: 2017-18 Topps UEFA Champions League Match Attax

16-17-Topps-UEFA-Champions-League-Match-Attax-logoWhat: 2017-18 Topps UEFA Champions League Match Attax soccer gaming cards
Arrives: October
Box basics: Six cards per pack and 50 packs per display box (16 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Topps unleashes another edition of its international trading card game to the world of Champions League soccer with a three-pronged attack on how to play the pitch — starter boxes, display boxes and tins.

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PSA plans free custom slabbed cards & three game-used bat giveaways at this year’s NSCC

PSA has a couple of fan-friendly things to consider at this year’s National Sports Collectors Convention if you’re headed to Chicago.

If you visit the company’s booth, you can enter for a shot at winning one of three game-used bats, pose for a photo with the bat you prefer for your own baseball card, and have it placed into a PSA slab — free.

“The National Sports Collectors Convention is like the Super Bowl of the hobby, and each year we challenge ourselves to go bigger and better,” said PSA President Joe Orlando. “So, this year we’re giving away Frank Thomas, Derek Jeter and Kris Bryant signed bats, all game-used and totaling over $10,000 in value. Each bat is graded a PSA/DNA GU 10. And that’s just the beginning of what will be available at the PSA booth.”

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McGregor-Mayweather showdown could ignite new card battles, too

Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr. — it’s one of those what-if fantasy battles from the magazines of old that’s coming true.

And with a pair of upcoming card releases there will be a battle on cardboard, too.

While we get to wait for the fight on Aug. 26 — one that should be a promotional and pop culture spectacle — we’re getting the first autographs for Mayweather soon to go with McGregor’s limited and pricey cardboard already on the market.

Keep reading for a tale of the tape so far …

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

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

What’s Buzzing Today: Inside a massive Walking Dead hobby box break, NFL cards that won’t fail, Iowa card show finds, Aaron Judge 1/1s and more

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Babe Ruth’s 1927 World Series ring — and more — hits auction block

Update: The ring sold for $2,093,926, while the contract sold for $2,303,319.

“Wild Thing” is cashing in.

Babe Ruth‘s 1927 World Series ring is on the auction block and its owner, actor Charlie Sheen, is closing in on a seven-figure payday with more than three days remaining before the Lelands.com auction closes on this and one other very, very big piece of memorabilia from MLB history.

“We have sold and seen many great pieces of sports memorabilia in our nearly 50 years in the hobby,” reads the auction house listing. “But this is without a doubt the finest piece of all.”

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Buzz Break: 2017 Panini Prestige football cards (blaster box)

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 box: 2017 Panini Prestige NFL cards (blaster box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (for hobby)

Packs per box:
 8
Cards per pack: 8
Cards in this box: 64
Base set completion: 
55 of 300 (18 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards: Andrew Luck, Tony Romo, Ben Roethlisberger, Todd Gurley, Aaron Rodgers, Khalil Mack, Drew Brees, Von Miller, David Johnson, J.J. Watt, DeAndre Watkins, Jared Goff

Rookie Cards (8) – Deshaun Watson, Mitchell Trubisky, O.J. Howard, Reuben Foster, Alvin Kamara, Nathan Peterman, Chris Godwin, Dawuane Smoot

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Buzz Break: 2017 Donruss NASCAR cards (hobby box)

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 box: 2017 Donruss NASCAR cards (hobby box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box: 24
Cards per pack: 10
Cards in this box: 238
Set completion: 
111 of 189 (59 percent)
Duplicates: 96
Triplicates: 9

Notables on base cards – Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kevin Harvick, Austin Dillon, Carl Edwards, Chase Elliott, Jimmie Johnson, Kasey Kahne, Danica Patrick, Brad Keselowski & more.

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Buzz Break: 2017 Panini Revolution soccer cards (hobby box)

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 box: 2017 Panini Revolution soccer cards (hobby box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box: 8
Cards per pack: 5
Cards in this box: 40
Base set completion: 
28 of 200 (14 percent)
Duplicates: 0

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

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

What’s Buzzing Today: Cody Bellinger, Bryce Harper’s auto, best graded-card scanners, new autographs, big pulls, the National & more.

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

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

What’s Buzzing Today: Aaron Judge, Museum Collection breaks, PGA & NBA breaks, the NHL Draft & much more.

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Buzz Break: 2017 Topps Museum Collection baseball cards

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 box: 2017 Topps Museum Collection baseball cards
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box: 4
Cards per pack: 5
Cards in this box: 20
Base set completion: 
10 of 100 (10 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Base cards – Bryce Harper, Don Mattingly, David Ortiz, Buster Posey, Carlos Correa, Giancarlo Stanton, Carlos Gonzalez, Jose Bautista, Freddie Freeman, Yu Darvish

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Buzz Break: 2017 Topps The Walking Dead Season 6 cards (hobby box)


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 box: Topps The Walking Dead Season 6 trading cards (hobby box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box: 24
Cards per pack: 8
Cards in this box: 189
Base set completion: 
100 of 100 (100 percent)
Duplicates: 36
Triplicates: 3

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Buzz Break: 2016-17 Panini Threads basketball cards (hobby box)

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 box: 2016-17 Panini Threads NBA
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box:
 20
Cards per pack: 6
Cards in this box: 120
Base set completion: 97 of 200 (49 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notable players on base cards – Paul George, James Harden, Andre Drummond, Dirk Nowitzki, Kevin Durant, Anthony Davis, Stephen Curry, Karl-Anthony Towns, Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade, Vince Carter, Devin Booker, LaMarcus Aldridge, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Jahlil  Okafor, Kyrie Irving

Rookie Cards (29) – Notables include Ben Simmons, Kris Dunn, Marquese Chriss, Willy Hernangomez, Yogi Ferrell, Jaylen Brown, Taurean Prince, Brandon Ingram

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First Buzz: 2016-17 Panini Preferred basketball cards


What:
 2016-17 Panini Preferred basketball cards
Arrives: Aug. 23
Box basics:  Two autographs and two memorabilia booklets per two-pack box (eight boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: The Home of the Booklet Card includes powerful booklets, a variety of hits and the first Reggie Miller NBA autographs in more than a decade.

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

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Panini America has NBA Draft covered on cardboard … Instantly

Despite a flurry of trades on draft night, the NBA Draft cardboard is already here.

Nineteen top draft picks from the first round have cards available now via Panini Instant, the real-time card platform for the company as part of the 2017 Panini Instant NBA Draft Night set.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (June 23)

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

What’s Buzzing Today: Nothing but breaks as we head into the weekend.

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First Buzz: 2017 Topps Luminaries baseball cards

What: 2017 Topps Luminaries baseball cards
Arrives: Oct. 11
Box basics: One autograph or autographed Relic card per box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: A new high-end line features “the best the diamond has ever seen … yesterday, today and tomorrow.”

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2013 Crown Royale football retail box (Hour 12)

Do you like Buzz Breaks? Today’s your day then as we launch 12 in 12 — a series of a dozen breaks of past wax boxes and wax packs in a dozen hours. We’ll post one every hour on the hour all day long today … this is our finale for today.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2013 Crown Royale football (retail)
The cost: Click here

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2015-16 Panini Prestige basketball blaster box (Hour 11)

Do you like Buzz Breaks? Today’s your day then as we launch 12 in 12 — a series of a dozen breaks of past wax boxes and wax packs in a dozen hours. We’ll post one every hour on the hour all day long today … this is Hour 11.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2015-16 Panini Prestige NBA blaster
The cost: Click here

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They tweeted it … now that’s a hot case of Museum Collection

Sometimes collation mistakes happen — and those who discover them benefit from the bummer.

Here’s an image from a 2017 Topps Museum Collection break tweeted by @thedimwit this afternoon. That’s 12 laundry tag patches in one sitting and they were pulled by SCI Group Breaks. The tags include Bryce Harper, Anthony Rizzo, Javier Baez, Jacoby Ellsbury, Yu Darvish, Hunter Pence, Mike Piazza, Will Myers, Carlos Gonzalez, Carlos Santana and Manny Machado. There are nearly 200 different 1/1 laundry tag cards in the product. Update: Here’s the Blowout Forums thread.

 

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First Buzz: 2017 Historic Autographs Celebrity Quads trading cards

What: 2017 Historic Autographs Celebrity Quads trading cards
Arrives: Late July
Box basics: One quad autograph  per box (eight boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Historic Autographs takes to Hollywood history with a release that will be limited to just 90 cases and feature some of the biggest names in entertainment history.

Keep reading for more information.

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