Aaron Jones, O.J. Howard & Eddie Jackson grab Sunday spotlight

With Leonard Fournette out due to injury, Deshaun Watson on a bye week and Kareem Hunt on Thursday night, yesterday’s NFL action was a stage primed for a new rookie arrival or two.

And three did.

Green Bay Packers RB Aaron Jones put up his best game of the season on Sunday with 17 carries for 131 yards and a touchdown while the spotlight was on QB Brett Hundley playing in place of Aaron Rodgers. Jones also caught three passes for seven yards. This fifth-rounder out of UTEP actually had a 125-yard game in Week 5 and a score in that game, too, but that was all lost in the glow of Rodgers’ fourth-quarter comeback win-sealing TD against the Cowboys.

Jones appears on fewer than 100 different football cards so far in 2017 releases and has a modest number of autographs that are only found in Absolute, Certified Cuts, Leaf Draft, Gold Standard and Unparalleled. That sounds like a lot, but in reality it’s nine cards in Unparalleled and no more than five (and mostly three) in others. That’s not a lot when he’s in the spotlight. (Update: He’s also in Prizm, which arrives this week.)

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Oct. 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: Big waits, big pulls, Valyrian Steel and the starting point for World Series chatter on the boards.

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Buzz Break: 2017 Panini Absolute Racing 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 Absolute Racing cards (blaster box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (for hobby)

Packs per box: 1
Cards per pack: 5
Cards in this box: 5
Base set completion: 
2 of 100 (2 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Base cards – Brad Keselowski, Jeff Hammond

Rookie Cards – None

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First Buzz: 2017-18 Panini Absolute basketball cards

What: 2017-18 Panini Absolute basketball cards
Arrives: Dec. 20
Box basics: Two autographs, two memorabilia cards and two “uncirculated” cards per two-pack box (10 boxes per case)
Checklist: Click here to view
Order: Click here for boxes & click here for cases

What’s buzz-worthy: Absolute returns with nothing but hits and encased cards in its three-card packs.

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

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Buzz Break: 2017 Topps Update baseball cards (hanger 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 Update baseball cards 
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (for hobby & other formats)

Packs per box: 1
Cards per pack: 72
Cards in this box: 72
Base set completion: 
65 of 300 (22 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Base cards of note – Aaron Judge (3), Cody Bellinger (2), Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo, Manny Machado, Mookie Betts, Joey Votto, Jose Altuve, Gary Sanchez

Rookie Cards (24) – Notables include Aaron Judge (2), Cody Bellinger (2), Ian Happ (2), Yoan Moncada, Dansby Swanson, Tyler Glasnow, Ryon Healy, Brett Phillips

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Topps Heritage master set run — and two 2009 proof sheets — hits market via Robert Edward Auctions

A run of Topps Heritage near master sets — in this case every single card in the product — for the first decade of the popular brand as well as a pair of autograph proof sheets featuring cards that were never produced have hit the auction block via Robert Edward Auctions. 

The run begins with the first Heritage set from 2001 — a product among a few celebrating the company’s 50th anniversary that year, and one that offered us a re-do of the iconic 1952 Topps set but with today’s stars and nods to the past — and runs to 2011 when Heritage hit the memorable wood-bordered 1962 Topps design.

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First Buzz: 2017 Donruss Optic football cards (updated)

What: 2017 Donruss Optic football cards
Arrives: Dec. 13
Box basics: One autograph per 20-pack hobby box (12 boxes per case)
Checklist: Click here to view

What’s buzz-worthy: Optic takes to the gridiron with a familiar look for 2017 Donruss NFL fans and a familiar format for those who ripped into this brand hard last season.

Keep reading for more info as well as some early images.

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First Buzz: 2017 Panini Flawless baseball cards


What:
 2017 Panini Flawless baseball cards
Arrives: June 1
Box basics: Six autos, two memorabilia and two jewel cards per box (two boxes per case)
Checklist: Click here to view

What’s buzz-worthy: Flawless returns to the baseball diamond once again with elite names from the past and the biggest names of the present all in one place — “more All-Stars, legends and superstars than ever before,” according to the company.

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. 20)

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: First-week NBA freak-outs and big breaks to ponder heading into the weekend.

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Nike crafts game-used shoe from two Super Bowl LI footballs

Look away, Atlanta Falcons fans.

Nike revealed a new shoe on Thursday — the only one made — that takes us all back to Super Bowl LI. How? It’s made out of game-used footballs from the New England Patriots’ historic comeback win.

It’s a single Nike Air Force Low SB51 Comeback and it’s going to be auctioned for charity.

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First Buzz: 2017 Panini Flawless college basketball cards

What: 2017 Panini Flawless basketball cards
Arrives: Nov. 15
Box basics: Two gems, six autographs and two more auto or memorabilia cards per 10-card briefcase (two boxes per case)
Checklist: Click here to view
Order: Single briefcases heretwo-box cases here

What’s buzz-worthy: Flawless takes to the college hardwood for this first release with some of the biggest young stars in the game today back in their school colors as well as legends from the past.

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

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First Buzz: 2017 Panini Flawless college football cards

What: 2017 Panini Flawless college football cards
Arrives: Nov. 15
Box basics: Two gems, six autographs and two more auto or memorabilia cards per box (two boxes per case)
Order: Single briefcases here & two-box cases here

What’s buzz-worthy: Flawless takes to the college gridiron with legends of the past and stars of the recent present with a celebration of Saturday action.

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.

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First Buzz: 2018 Leaf Best of Sports

What: 2018 Leaf Best of Sports
Arrives: January
Box basics: One buyback and one Leaf Best of Sports card per box (10 boxes per case)
Order: Boxes here & cases here 

What’s buzz-worthy: Leaf’s buyback brand takes on all of the sports world all in one place with a smaller print run than past “Best of” releases.

Keep reading for more info.

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SCP Auctions’ newest sale launches with new legends, vintage icons

The newest SCP Auctions event launched this week with some items that defy the imagination — items that you probably wouldn’t imagine them to still exist, let alone be up for grabs.

Some of them, such as this 2013 Fresno State Aaron Judge game-used jersey, open with more modest prices of $4,000, while college classics such as a Lew Alcindor game-used UCLA jersey is already at $44,288 after less than a day of active bidding.

But the leader in the clubhouse among the more than 900 lots? It’s a baseball card.

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LeBron James’ Opening Night jersey already topping $10,000 at auction

Update: The jersey — yes, the torn one — sold for $45,000.

LeBron James‘ first game-used jersey of the year is heating up the auction block for a good cause.

It’s part of an auction from the NBA, Turner Sports and the Cleveland Cavaliers to support hurricane relief efforts via OneAmericaAppeal.org, and it’s one of nearly 60 gamers presently up for grabs via NBA Auctions.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Oct. 19)

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: Defining the Rookie Card, Kyrie’s team, massive breaks & more.

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 1983 Topps ‘Star Wars Return of the Jedi’ Series 1 wax pack (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 all day long … and this is our finale.

12in12-logo-smallerThe pack: 1983 Topps Star Wars Return of the Jedi Series 1 wax pack
The cost now: 
$2
The cost then: pocket change

What’s inside this pack? Keep reading …

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 1981 Donruss baseball pack (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 all day long … and this is Hour 11.

12in12-logo-smallerThe pack: 1981 Donruss baseball cards
The cost now: 
$2
The cost then: 30 cents

What’s inside this pack? Keep reading …

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2017 Topps WWE Women’s Division blaster box (Hour 10)

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 all day long … this is Hour 10.

12in12-logo-smallerThe Box: 2017 Topps WWE Women’s Division wrestling cards (blaster box)
The Cost:
$19.98 (Walmart)

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 1985 Topps ‘The Goonies’ wax pack (Hour 9)

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 all day long … and this is Hour 9.

12in12-logo-smallerThe pack: 1985 Topps The Goonies
The cost now: 
$3
The cost then: Pocket change

What’s inside this pack? Keep reading …

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2015 Panini Americana hobby box (Hour 8)

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 all day long … this is Hour 8.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2015 Panini Americana trading cards (hobby box)
The cost: Click here

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2017 Donruss NFL Mega Box (Hour 7)

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 all day long … this is Hour 7.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2017 Donruss NFL Mega Box
The cost: 
$19.98 (BlowoutCards.com for hobby boxes and blasters)

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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First Buzz: 2017 Topps Archives Snapshots baseball cards

What: 2017 Topps Archives Snapshots baseball cards
Arrives: Oct. 19 via Topps.com
Box basics: One autograph per 12-card box (100 boxes per case)
Checklist: Click here 

What’s buzz-worthy: This online-exclusive arrives for its sophomore season with an autograph and a parallel inside every pack along with a selection of base cards.

Keep reading for more info.

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 1988 Topps ‘Growing Pains’ wax pack (Hour 6)

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 all day long … and this is Hour 6.

12in12-logo-smallerThe pack: 1988 Topps Growing Pains
The cost now: 
$1
The cost then: Pocket change

What’s inside this pack? Keep reading …

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Steiner Sports gives New York Yankees fans 👎 autographs

New York Yankees fans have plenty to 👎 about this season — and Steiner Sports is on it.

The New Rochelle, N.Y.-based company revealed on Wednesday that it’s offering three “Thumbs Down” autographed baseballs to go with the team’s sarcastic trend that has it pushing toward a possible World Series appearance.

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2016 Donruss Optic football blaster box (Hour 5)

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 all day long … this is Hour 5.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2016 Donruss Optic football cards
The cost: Click here

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2012 Upper Deck USA Football set (Hour 4)

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 all day long … this is Hour 4.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2012 Upper Deck USA Football
The cost: 
$17.95

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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First Buzz: 2017 The Bar Pieces of The Past Volume 2 trading cards

What: 2017 The Bar Pieces of The Past Volume 2 trading cards
Arrives: Mid-November
Box basics: One memorabilia card per box (10 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Super Break once again takes a look at history with a mix of cut autographs and memorabilia cards that include pieces of handwritten letters, presidential documents, land grants and more.

Keep reading for a gallery and more info.

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2013 Panini Golden Age wax box (Hour 3)

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 3.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2013 Panini Golden Age
The cost now: Click here

The cost then: $72

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Oct. 18)

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: Collectors react to Gordon Hayward’s injury, rip into new MLB cases and show off other big pulls in today’s edition.

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2000 Upper Deck Ovation Japanese baseball cards hobby box (Hour 2)

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 2.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2000 Upper Deck Ovation Japanese baseball cards (hobby)
The cost: 
$49

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 1989 Upper Deck High Series MLB pack (Hour 1)

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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 … and this is Hour 1.

12in12-logo-smallerThe pack: 1989 Upper Deck High Series baseball cards
The cost now: 
$3
The cost then: $1

What’s inside this pack? Keep reading …

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‘Star Wars Rebels’ gets Topps on Demand treatment for Season 4

The newest Topps on Demand set is out of this galaxy.

It’s the 2017 Topps on Demand Star Wars Rebels Season 4 Preview set and it includes an autograph card in every single one of them.

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New wave of MLB Network stars arrives in 2017 Topps Update

Collectors who rip into packs of 2017 Topps Update, which officially arrives tomorrow, will find the third series of MLB Network personalities.

These nine cards are a continuation of the 2017 Topps MLB Network set that began in Series 1 and continued in Series 2 — and all of them can be seen in the gallery here.

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The Rock headlines new wave of WWE Funko Pop! toys coming soon

If you smell what The Pop is cooking, it may raise an eyebrow.

That’s because The Rock is headed to the toy aisle in the newest wave of Funko Pop! vinyl toys for the first time as part of the new wave of WWE toys coming soon.

Who else is joining the star and how how many Rock chase figures are there? Keep reading …

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