First Buzz: 2018 Donruss NASCAR

What: 2018 Donruss NASCAR cards
Arrives: Feb. 7
Box basics:  Three autograph or memorabilia cards per 24-pack box (20 boxes per case)
Checklist: Click here to view

What’s buzz-worthy: Once again, Panini America’s first NASCAR release of the new year will be Donruss with it including a wide array of inserts and throwback nods — a mix that will include the memorable 1985 Donruss baseball design applied to the stars of racing.

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Buzz Break: 2017-18 Panini Ascension NBA 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: 2017-18 Panini Ascension NBA (hobby)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box:
 12
Cards per pack: 5
Cards in this box: 60
Base set completion: 47 of 100 (47 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notable players on base cards – Kawhi Leonard, Blake Griffin, Tony Parker, Kyrie Irving, Klay Thompson, DeMarcus Cousins, Dirk Nowitzki, Kristaps Porzingis, Gordon Hayward, Kemba Walker, Joel Embiid, Andrew Wiggins, Bradley Beal, Mike Conley, Vince Carter, LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, James Harden, Kyle Lowry

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Buzz Break: 2017 Panini Chronicles 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: 2017 Panini Chronicles baseball cards (hobby box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box: 12
Cards per pack: 5
Cards in this box: 60
Base set completion: 
42 of 100 (42 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards – Mookie Betts, Ryne Sandberg, Justin Verlander, Ken Griffey Jr., Pete Rose, Carlos Correa, Clayton Kershaw, Gary Sanchez, Jose Altuve, Mike Schmidt, Buster Posey, Mickey Mantle, Kris Bryant, Nolan Ryan

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Nov. 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: Nothing but 1/1 pulls — 16 in all — in today’s edition.

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First Buzz: 2017-18 Topps Chrome UEFA Champions League soccer


What:
2017-18 Topps Chrome UEFA Champions League soccer cards
Arrives: March 7
Box basics: One autograph per 18-pack box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Topps unleashes Chrome upon the Champions League for the first time with some big-name autos and, of course, a Refractor rainbow that includes autographs, too, in this Hobby-only release.

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

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MLB’s top rookies get nod in latest Topps On Demand baseball card set

The 12th Topps on Demand set of the year celebrates this year’s dominating crop of rookies in Major League Baseball.

It’s a 20-card set only available initially on Topps.com for $25 and each 28-card pack will include the set with some extras.

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When is an ironclad game-used NFL ball even cooler? When you can photo-match it to a big play …

I’ve collected for decades — both cardboard and beyond with plenty of autographs and game-used memorabilia in my stash — but my biggest Black Friday find this year was one that I couldn’t have topped if I had tried.

(Well, at least on my budget.)

It’s my first full game-used NFL item and it comes with a pretty strong story but without my having to pay a premium price to go with it. How? It all came down to doing some research.

For a few months now I had been obsessing about finding a game-used NFL football for the heck of it — a whim, really — simply finding any ball on the cheap yet with some semblance of ironclad authentication. Better than that would be a ball with those attributes and also with some type of tie to what I collect, which really isn’t any one particular NFL team or player but instead my school and many of its recent stars, the Alabama Crimson Tide.

Thanks to Fanatics‘ business deal with its hometown Jacksonville Jaguars, the ball you see above is a reality in my collection and it came on the cheap for what it really is. That’s thanks in part to the Getty Images app that anyone can download on their phone — it’s a free tool that any game-used memorabilia collector must have.

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Panini readies World Cup soccer gaming cards & stickers

What: 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Adrenalyn XL cards
Arrives: Feb. 28 (Update: Outside North America only.)
Box basics: 50 six-card packs per box (12 boxes per case)

The Basics: With the World Cup set for June 14 to July 15, Panini gets the head start on the action with this one, which will include 468 cards — 360 basic cards, 40 Fan Favorites (every other pack), 32 Power Up cards (one in five), 30 Rare cards (one in seven) and six Extra Rare (one in 48 packs). All 32 World Cup teams will be represented

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First Buzz: 2017 Historic Autographs Originals 1930s baseball cards

What: 2017 Historic Autographs Originals 1930s baseball cards
Arrives: Dec. 29
Box basics: One encased autographed buyback card display per box (16 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: The final Historic Autographs release of the year takes us back to the 1930s with buyback cards and cut autographs paired together in a very limited product.

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First Buzz: Yu-Gi-Oh! Legendary Collection Kaiba & Yu-Gi-Oh! Star Pack Vrains

What: Yu-Gi-Oh! Legendary Collection Kaiba
Arrives: March 9
Box basics: Three Legendary Collection Kaiba Mega Packs, five new cards and game board

What’s buzz-worthy: The packs in this one include four Secret Rares and six Ultra Rares in each one — 30 cards — with the five new cards based on “some of Kaiba’s famous cards like Lord of D, including a new Fusion Monster to Summon with The Fang of Critias,” according to Konami. These will carry a suggested retail price of $29.99.

Keep reading for the details on Yu-Gi-Oh! Star Pack Vrains.

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First Buzz: 2017-18 Panini Status basketball cards

What: 2017-18 Panini Status basketball cards
Arrives: Jan. 31
Box basics: One autograph per 10-pack box (20 boxes per case)
Checklist: Click here to view

What’s buzz-worthy: A new NBA line arrives with a low price, an autograph every time and a new look that uses some vibrant color schemes as part of a well-rounded package.

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Buzz Movie Trailer Vote – Avengers: Infinity War (opens May 4)


The trailer for Avengers: Infinity War has arrived in advance of its arrival in May, and it’s got everything you might expect and more.

This one’s clearly going to be darker, but it’s also going to bring some groups together that haven’t shared screen time before in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It will be the 19th film as part of the continuity (away from the X-Men films, which are a different studio) when it arrives.

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First Buzz: 2017 Panini Vertex football cards


What:
 2017 Panini Vertex football cards
Arrives: Jan. 24
Box basics: Four autographs and two memorabilia cards per three-pack box (eight boxes per case via two inners)
Checklist: Click here to view

What’s buzz-worthy: A new NFL brand with a familiar look if you’re also a basketball collector arrives in January with plenty of hits per box and often multiple swatches per card, too, as part of a product that “showcases a variety of printing technologies to deliver distinct, jaw-dropping inserts.”

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.

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First Buzz: 2018 Topps WWE wrestling cards

What: 2018 Topps WWE wrestling cards
Arrives: May 2
Box basics: Two hits (one autograph guaranteed) in every 24-pack hobby box (eight boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: The wave is coming to the ring as the 2018 Topps flagship WWE brand uses the same design as its MLB counterpart with the stars of the ring getting the cardboard nods here.

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.

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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 NFL (blaster box)
Where to buy: Click here

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

Veteran base cards – Larry Fitzgerald, Adrian Peterson, Melvin Gordon, DeAndre Hopkins, Tavon Austin, Sammy Watkins

Rookie Cards (12) – Dak Prescott, Jared Goff, Jordan Howard, Moritz Böhringer, Kevin Hogan, Michael Thomas, Eli Apple, Kenny Clark, Robero Aguaya, Su’a Cravens, Vernon Hargreaves III, Kamalei Correa

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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.

The box: 2016 Donruss football Mega Box
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (for hobby)

Packs per box: 9 (seven 2016 Donruss, two 2015 Gridiron Kings)
Cards per pack: 8
Cards in this box: 72
Donruss Base set completion: 
40 of 300 (13 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards – Barry Sanders, Mark Ingram, Todd Gurley, Derek Carr, Steve Largent, John Elway, Earl Campbell, Matt Ryan

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First Buzz: 2018 Leaf Memorabilia Treasury (sports & non-sports)

What: 2018 Leaf Memorabilia Treasury
Arrives: March
Box basics: Five memorabilia pieces per box

What’s buzz-worthy: Leaf Trading Cards follows up its Treasury release of last year with the same type of surprises inside — autographed and notable items from the sports world and beyond.

Keep reading for more.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Nov. 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: Nothing but breaks in today’s edition — WWE, Holiday Boxes, Hall of Famers and more.

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Buzz Break: 2017 Topps Gallery baseball cards (collector’s box) + win our Aaron Judge autograph


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 Gallery MLB cards (collector’s box)
Where to buy:
Initially only at Walmart

Packs per box: 20
Cards per pack: 5
Cards in this box: 101
Base set completion: 
85 of 150 (57 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards – Mike Trout, Bryce Harper, Ichiro Suzuki, David Price, Yu Darvish, Jose Altuve, Gary Sanchez, Jacob deGrom, Kyle Schwarber, Andrew McCutchen, Kenta Maeda, Yoenis Cespedes, Francisco Lindor, Clayton Kershaw, George Springer, Adrian Beltre, Anthony Rizzo

Rookie Cards (22) – Aaron Judge, Cody Bellinger, Andrew Benintendi, Dansby Swanson, Yoan Moncada, Brett Phillips, Dinelson Lamet, Amir Garrett, Sean Newcomb, Bradley Zimmer, Jake Thompson, Christian Arroyo, Paul DeJong, Ty Blach, Jharel Cotton, Tyler Glasnow, Josh Bell, Mitch Haniger, David Dahl, Jordan Montgomery, German Marquez, Antonio Senzatela

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Buzz Break: 2017 Topps High Tek 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: 2017 Bowman High Tek (hobby box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box: 1
Cards per pack: 40
Cards in this box: 10
Base set (any pattern): 29 of 112 (26 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards – Corey Seager, Paul Goldschmidt, Trevor Story, Albert Pujols, Mookie Betts, Bryce Harper, Tom Glavine, Stephen Strasburg, Giancarlo Stanton, Nolan Arenado, Derek Jeter

Rookie Cards (any pattern) (7) – Aaron Judge, Mitch Haniger, Dan Vogelbach, Christian Arroyo, Luke Weaver, Seth Lugo, Tyler Glasnow

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Buzz Break: 2017-18 Donruss basketball 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: 2017-18 Donruss basketball cards (blaster)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (a few formats)

Packs per box:
 11
Cards per pack: 8
Cards in this box: 88
Base set completion: 76 of 200 (38 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notable players on base cards – Karl-Anthony Towns, Kevin Durant, Kristaps Porzingis, Russell Westbrook, Kawhi Leonard, Andrew Wiggins, Stephen Curry, Kyle Lowery, Kemba Walker, Blake Griffin, John Wall, Jimmy Butler

Rookie Cards (17) – Lonzo Ball, Markelle Fultz, Frank Ntilikina, De’Aaron Fox, Zach Collins, Dennis Smith Jr., Zhou Qi, Jonathan Isaac, Wayne Selden Jr., Dwayne Bacon, Tyler Dorsey, Malik Monk, Luke Kennard, Jayson Tatum, Sindarius Thornwell. Ivan Rabb, Dillon Brooks

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Meghan Markle’s autograph is found in one set as she joins Royal Family

The next member of Britain’s Royal Family was confirmed today across the pond and there’s already one autographed card — and one card only — that is the one to chase with the news.

American actress Meghan Markle is now engaged to Prince Harry and she’s got just one card appearance from the past that matters right now.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Nov. 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 big pulls to start a new week.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Nov. 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: One more day of just breaks here on The Buzz.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Nov. 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: Nothing but breaks highlights as Buzz recovers from Black Friday.

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Black Friday 2017 Contest catch-all — get in on all eight of our Buzz Box giveaways + three big autos here

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Black Friday is the day of The Buzz Box and we presently have eight of them up for grabs along with three contests for key cards that help add to the surprises of Black Friday.

Each box includes a 1/1 card and plenty more — and each of the links below is where you can comment to win and see what else can be found in them.

Box 1 — Click here to enter (closed) Winner is Eric White, aka @riskadvisor Box 2 — Click here to enter (closes 5 p.m. EST today) Winner is Ryan @bigmac016
Box 3 — Click here to enter (closes 5 p.m.) Winner is Nicholas L @xxbignick
Box 4 — Click here to enter (closes 5 p.m.) Winner is Jared @jmorlingtwit
Box 5 — Click here to enter (closes 5 p.m.) Winner is Michael E @hookemmikeE
Box 6 — Click here to enter (closes 5 p.m.) Winner is Kyle Herring @kyleherring33
Box 7 — Click here to enter (closes 5 p.m.) Winner is Greg Bass @golferbass
Box 8 — Click here to enter (closed) Winner is Aly @AlyHeidecker

We’ll announce today’s winners tonight — right here — sometime after 5 p.m. (and the dust settles) with the other two added on Monday.

And be sure to get in on these three contests …
Win our Kris Bryant auto (closes Dec. 1)
Win our Aaron Judge auto (closes Dec. 1)
Win our Al Kaline auto (closed) Winner is Michael B. @stryke3_mb

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

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Black Friday 2017 Contest: Buzz Box No. 8 can be yours … if you tell us one wax box you want to open

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Black Friday is here and Buzz is kicking off the Blowout contests here with the first of several Buzz Box giveaways of the day.

What’s a Buzz Box? How can it be yours?

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Black Friday 2017 Contest: Buzz Box No. 7 can be yours … if you tell us your favorite college sports team

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Black Friday is here and Buzz is kicking off the Blowout contests here with the first of several Buzz Box giveaways of the day.

What’s a Buzz Box? How can it be yours?

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Black Friday 2017 Contest: Buzz Box No. 5 can be yours … if you tell us your favorite TV show/movie

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Black Friday is here and Buzz is kicking off the Blowout contests here with the first of several Buzz Box giveaways of the day.

What’s a Buzz Box? How can it be yours?

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Got $5? Blowout has a box for you as two Doorbusters dropped early

You don’t have to wait until Black Friday for the BlowoutCards Doorbusters to have a jaw-dropper.

There’s one of those dropping today — in fact, it’s available right now — as you can land a box of 2014 Topps Turkey Red football cards for less than $5. (No, really, go look. We’ll wait.)

As we’ve documented here before on The Buzz, every box of this one includes a rookie autograph — and there are some rarer autos that are tough pulls guaranteed to fetch more than $5. Atop that, there are a number of variations that are also tough pulls. Check out the link for all the past details. 

It’s not the only early Doorbuster, either.

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