First Buzz: 2017-18 Panini Prizm basketball cards

What: 2017-18 Panini Prizm basketball cards
Arrives: Nov. 15
Box basics: Two autographs per 12-pack hobby box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: The full details are here for the newest edition of Prizm, which will include all of the new rookies and plenty of color.

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Buzz Break: 2011 TRISTAR Obak baseball 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: 2011 TRISTAR Obak cards (hobby box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box: 24 (plus one jumbo T4 box-topper)
Cards per pack: 6
Cards in this box: 144
Base set completion: 
103 of 110 (94 percent)
Duplicates: 7

Notables on base cards – Ken Griffey Jr., Mike Trout, Nolan Ryan, Josh Gibson, Andre Dawson, High Jennings, “Old Hoss” Radbourn, Hack Wilson, Jack Chesbro, Pete Gray, Ernie Harwell, Kennesaw Mountain Landis, Cap Anson, Johnny Vandermeer, Paul Goldschmidt, Gary Sanchez, Will Clark, “Cool Papa” Bell, George H.W. Bush, Whitey Ford, Hank Greenberg, Stan Musial

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First Buzz: 2017 Leaf Valiant baseball cards

What: 2017 Leaf Valiant baseball cards
Arrives: November/December
Box basics: Four autographs and one graded autograph card per box (10 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Leaf Valiant returns with a slabbed card in every box and just autographs from some of baseball’s biggest young names.

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Newest Lelands auction includes some serious baseball history

A number of high-end and truly historic baseball items are leading the way in the latest Lelands Masters Auction.

What you see above? A 1962 Topps first series cello box.

It includes 36 packs that originally cost buyers $3.60 if they cleared out the box. It’s been inspected, authenticated and documented by Baseball Card Exchange and includes a number of packs with stars showing, including four showing Stan Musial and then appearances by Sandy Koufax, Ernie Banks, Eddie Mathews, Brooks Robinson and a number of leaders cards.

Bidding currently sits at $48,717 after just eight bids — and it’s not even close to the biggest item in the sale.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Sept. 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: Nothing but baseball breaks and other MLB posts in today’s edition.

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First Buzz: 2017 Playoff NFL cards


What:
 2017 Playoff football cards
Arrives: Nov. 22
Box basics: One autograph and one mem card per 12-pack box (20 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Playoff takes to the gridiron once again with a box that packs two hits every time at a price that even a practice-squader could afford.

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First Pat Tillman certified autograph arrives in 2017 Certified Cuts

It’s a simple autograph signed years ago with a ballpoint pen on what was likely an index card, but it’s a piece of hobby history.

It’s Pat Tillman‘s first certified autograph and it’s going to be pulled by someone soon from a pack of 2017 Donruss Certified Cuts.

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The Goldbergs team up with Topps’ Garbage Pail Kids for 1980s set

The Garbage Pail Kids have called in some Hollywood friends for their next release.

Topps revealed on Thursday that its We Hate the 1980s set coming in January will include autographs from the cast of ABC’s The Goldbergs. 

Who’ll make the cut and become one of the Kids?

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Sept. 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: Collecting challenges, challenging conversations, big pulls and huge first basketball box finds.

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First Buzz: 2017 TRISTAR Hidden Treasures Game Day Greats Football Jersey Edition


What:
2017 TRISTAR Hidden Treasures Game Day Greats Football Jersey Edition
Arrives: Nov. 8
Box basics: One autographed football jersey per box (five boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: TRISTAR’s Hidden Treasures line tries on jerseys for a new football season with a lineup of past and present greats from the NFL as well as some new stars from the college ranks.

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First Buzz: 2017 Topps Fire MLB

What: 2017 Topps Fire baseball cards
Arrives: This week only initially via Target stores
Box basics: Two hits per 20-pack collector’s box; blaster boxes and jumbo packs
Checklist: Click here to view

What’s buzz-worthy: Fire returns as a limited retail-only release with three pack formats all featuring different options for collectors.

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

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First Buzz: 2017 Bowman Chrome Mini baseball cards

What: 2017 Bowman Chrome Mini baseball cards
Arrives: December (date TBD)
Box basics: Each 273-card set also will include three 10-card bonus packs

What’s buzz-worthy: The Minis are back — and they’re packing bonus parallel packs with every factory set.

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

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First Buzz: 2017-18 Panini Ascension basketball cards

What: 2017-18 Panini Ascension basketball cards
Arrives: Nov. 22
Box basics: One autograph per 12-pack box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Panini reveals a new line that it says is “one of the most distinct and colorful sets to hit the hobby.”

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MLB Players Weekend gamers winding down on auction block

A selection of colorful and nickname-adorned game-used jerseys from MLB Players Weekend are winding down on the auction block via MLB Auctions and you totally won’t be surprised to see who’s leading the way.

All Rise … it’s New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge. 

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Sept. 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: Nothing but breaks in today’s edition … check ’em out.

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First Buzz — 2018 Topps Star Wars: A New Hope Black & White cards

What: 2018 Topps Star Wars: A New Hope Black & White trading cards
Arrives: Feb. 14
Box basics: One autograph or sketch card per seven-pack box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Topps offers a new take on A New Hope with an approach that’s solely about the dark side — of printing — with this black-and-white take on the first Star Wars film.

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

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First Buzz: Yu-Gi-Oh! Wave of Light

What: Yu-Gi-Oh! Wave of Light
Arrives: Jan. 19
Box basics: Eight structure decks per display box (12 displays per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: The first structure deck for 2018 arrives with this summary from Konami: “Fairies are back in a big way this new year, harnessing a bounty of wisdom to counter anything their foe throws at them” as part of a structure deck that “takes the popular Counter Trap Fairy strategy to new heights.” … Each deck includes 36 common cards, three Super Rare cards, two Ultra Rare cards, one Token Card, one beginner’s guide and a game mat/dueling guide. … Decks carry a suggested retail price of $9.99.

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First Buzz: 2017 Panini Illusions football cards


What:
 2017 Panini Illusions football cards
Arrives: Nov. 22
Box basics: One autographed memorabilia card, two autographs and two memorabilia cards per 10-pack box (16 boxes per case via two inners)

What’s buzz-worthy: A new brand for the gridiron arrives with plenty of foilboard and color with plenty of rookies, autographs and a pairing of a present player and a past player on every base card.

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.

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Buzz Break: 2016 Panini Playoff football cards (blaster box)

From time to time, Buzz will break a box of something and break down 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 Panini Playoff football cards (blaster box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (for hobby)

Packs per box: 7
Cards per pack: 8
Cards in this box: 56
Base set completion: 39 of 200 (20 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards: Peyton Manning Andrew Luck, Richard Sherman, Dez Bryant, Phil Simms, Odell Beckham Jr., Tony Romo, Steve Young, Khalil Mack, Matt Ryan, Adrian Peterson

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Aaron Rodgers signs autograph exclusive with Steiner Sports


The Green Bay Packers’ quarterback has a new home — at least for autographs.

Steiner Sports revealed on Tuesday that it has signed Super Bowl champion and two-time league MVP Aaron Rodgers to an exclusive deal for autographed memorabilia.

He joins a roster of new signees that includes the Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry and New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius and a football roster that previously included Eli Manning, Odell Beckham Jr., Lou Holtz and Archie Manning among others.

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Buzz Break: 2017 Topps Heritage High Number baseball 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 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: 
64 of 200 (32 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards – Cody Bellinger

Rookie Cards (20) – Cody Bellinger, Bradley Zimmer, Jordan Montgomery, Chad Pinder, Mitch Haniger, Dan Vogelbach, Carlos Asuaje, T.J. Rivera, Magenuris Sierra, Antonio Senzatela,  Stephen Cardullo, Jeff Hoffman, Gift Ngoepe, Pierce Johnson, Adam Frazier, Boog Powell, Brock Stassi, Kyle Freeland, Renato Nunez, Christian Arroyo

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Sept. 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: Nothing but breaks in today’s edition … check ’em out.

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Buzz Break: 2017 Panini Contenders Draft Picks football (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 Contenders Draft Picks football cards (blaster box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (for hobby) 

Packs per box:
 7
Cards per pack: 6
Cards in this box: 42
Base set completion: 
26 of 100 (26 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notable players found on base cards – Peyton Manning, Troy Aikman, John Elway, Tom Brady, Eli Manning, Ben Roethlisberger, Jerry Rice, Terry Bradshaw, Andrew Luck, LaDainian Tomlinson, Dan Marino, Rob Gronkowski, Fran Tarkenton, Russell Wilson, J.J. Watt, Julio Jones, Brett Favre, Aaron Rodgers

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Record-breaker: Twelve Aaron Judge autos to consider chasing

What happens when a New York Yankees star sets a new MLB rookie home run record with his 50th longball of the year?

His baseball cards just keep on selling.

Aaron Judge is that Yankee and thanks to several years’ of prospecting sets and his blazing 2017 Rookie Card arrival he’s arguably the hottest cardboard in the hobby today and pretty much has been all season long. As we documented here previously, he’s got plenty of ink. And there’s been plenty made this summer — at the point where he had a dozen home runs this year, he had more than 400 different autographed cards.

Now? He’s pushing 700. Seriously.

If you don’t have a Judge auto, where should you start? Consider these 12 sets or specific cards as mentioned here previously on The Buzz — or one of the many that has arrived since then.

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First Buzz: 2017 Leaf Perfect Game National Showcase baseball cards


What:
 2017 Leaf Perfect Game National Showcase baseball cards
Arrives: November
Box basics: 25 autographs per box (15 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Leaf once again makes its Perfect Game release a big box with nothing but hits — and one of the most-limited products, too, with just 99 cases made this year.

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.

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Buzz Break: 2017 Donruss baseball 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 Donruss baseball cards (blaster box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (for hobby)

Packs per box: 8
Cards per pack: 7
Cards in this box: 56
Base set completion: 
41 of 195 (21 percent)
Duplicates: 0
Short-prints (Nos. 1-45; Diamond Kings & Rated Rookies) (1) – Madison Bumgarner (DK), David Dahl (RR)

Notables on base cards – Tom Seaver, Mike Trout, Kris Bryant, Jim Palmer, Jose Altuve, Miguel Cabrera, Kirby Puckett, Willie Stargell, Cal Ripken Jr., Clayton Kershaw

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>>> For a checklist & general gallery, click here

Rookie Cards (1) – David Dahl

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Sept. 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: Big finds in recently released was — and a pull of a lifetime turns into …

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Buzz Break: 2016 Donruss Optic 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: 2016 Donruss Optic football cards (blaster box)
Where to buy: Click here

Packs per box: 6 (all cards from box in gallery below)
Cards per pack: 4
Cards in this box: 24
Base set completion: 
18 of 200 (9 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Veteran base cards – Todd Gurley, DeMarco Murray, Frank Gore, Randall Cobb, Demaryius Thomas, Carlos Hyde

Rookie Cards (12) – Tyreek Hill, Maliek Collins, DeForest Buckner, Carl Nassib, Jonathan Bullard, Kendall Fuller, Myles Jack, Wendell Smallwood, C.J. Prosise, Cody Kessler, Tajae Sharpe, Rashard Higgins

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

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, big question, big chatter and discussions on Aaron Judge, Cody Bellinger, Bruce Maxwell, Ken Griffey Jr.’s 1989 Upper Deck Rookie Card & more.

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Buzz Break: 2017 Panini Contenders Draft Picks basketball (blaster box)

From time to time, Buzz will break a box of something and break down 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 Contenders Draft Picks basketball (blaster)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box: 7
Cards per pack: 6
Cards in this box: 42
Base set completion: 
26 of 100* (26 percent)
Duplicates: 2

Notable base cards – Magic Johnson, Malcolm Brogdon, Kobe Bryant, Kawhi Leonard, John Wall, Joel Embiid, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Dirk Nowitzki, Damian Lillard, Buddy Hield (two versions), Anthony Davis, Andrew Wiggins, Paul George, Larry Bird, Kristaps Porzingis, Klay Thompson

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Sept. 22)

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: Landing legendary vintage, Neshek vs. Greinke, ripping new MLB wax, shredding WWE Women’s Division boxes, new Panini XR football, Topps Chrome UFC.

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First Buzz: 2017 Leaf Lumber Kings hockey cards


What:
 2017 Leaf Lumber Kings hockey cards
Arrives: Nov. 10
Box basics: Four stick cards per box (10 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Leaf sticks to the game plan that worked pretty well last year with another look back to the past with nothing but hockey sticks being the sources of memorabilia cards in this release, which promises “added themes and even more value than last year.”

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.

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Hulk Hogan ‘Rookie Card’ pumps up Hulkamaniacs over on eBay

One of the highest-graded copies of one of a wrestling icon’s first cards has hit eBay and is already putting on a show.

It’s the 1982 Wrestling All-Star Series A card of Hulk Hogan, and it’s a card from an iconic set that was available via mail order three years before the first WWF (now WWE) cards arrived in packs from Topps.

Is it a Rookie Card? Is it not a Rookie Card? Doesn’t really matter, brother, as it’s already a big deal on eBay.

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Hot Boxes aren’t only potential surprises in 2017 Topps UFC Chrome

Topps has made UFC cards for nearly a decade, but the arrival of its first Chrome set is one that packs some intentional surprise punch — and maybe other surprises.

While 2017 Topps Chrome UFC guarantees two autographs per box as well as Hot Boxes with extra ink and Diamond Boxes in every case, but at least one breaker has reported finding a lot more extra ink.

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First Buzz: 2017 Panini Chronicles baseball cards


What:
 2017 Panini Chronicles baseball cards
Arrives: Nov. 15
Box basics:  Four autographs or memorabilia cards per 12-pack box (16 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Panini’s updates some of its baseball releases from this year and offers us a glimpse at others from Panini’s overall past and present portfolio that collectors may have been wanting — all in one place and at a not-high-end price.

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

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