First Buzz: 2017 Panini Encased football cards

What: 2017 Panini Encased football cards Arrives: Feb. 14 Box basics: One graded on-card autograph, one standard autograph and two memorabilia cards per five-card box (eight boxes per case) What’s buzz-worthy: Encased returns for a sophomore season with the same striking look it had as a rookie…

First Buzz: 2018 Topps The Walking Dead Road to Alexandria cards

What: 2018 Topps The Walking Dead Road to Alexandria trading cards Arrives: April 11 Box basics: Two hits (one guaranteed autograph) per 24-pack box (eight boxes per case) What’s buzz-worthy: Topps’ newest line for The Walking Dead focuses on their path home — and their…

First Buzz: 2017-18 Panini Kobe Eminence basketball cards

What: 2017-18 Panini Kobe Eminence basketball cards Arrives: Jan. 12 Box basics: Eight autographs and one gold or platinum card along with a signed hardcover book per box What’s buzz-worthy: Panini is taking its biggest NBA star to ultra-high-end territory with a box…

First Buzz: 2018 SAGE HIT Premier Draft Low Series football cards

What: 2018 SAGE HIT Premier Draft Low Series football cards Arrives: Feb. 23 Box basics: 12 autographed cards per 20-pack box (16 boxes per case) What’s buzz-worthy: SAGE gets an early start on the prospective NFL Draft picks with HIT, which will include an insert in every…

First Buzz: 2018 Topps Definitive Collection baseball cards

What: 2018 Topps Definitive Collection baseball cards Arrives: April 18 Box basics: Six autographs or autographed memorabilia cards and two additional memorabilia cards per eight-card box (three boxes per case) What’s buzz-worthy: Definitive returns for a second season with the same volume of items per box and…

First Buzz: 2017 Panini Plates & Patches football cards

What: 2017 Panini Plates & Patches football cards Arrives: Feb. 7 Box basics: One autograph, one memorabilia card and one printing plate per five-card box (12 boxes per case) What’s buzz-worthy: Plates & Patches is back with two hits and a printing plate in…

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) 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…

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…

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…

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 —…

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) 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…

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) What’s buzz-worthy: A new NFL brand with a familiar look if you’re also a basketball collector arrives in…

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…

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…

First Buzz: 2017 Super Break Holiday Edition

What: 2017 Super Break Holiday Edition Arrives: Nov. 24 Box basics: One buyback card and two memorabilia items per box (three boxes per case) What’s buzz-worthy: Super Break’s newest arrival drops on Black Friday with a mix of cards and memorabilia for Hall of…

First Buzz: 2017 Historic Autographs Line-ups baseball

What: 2017 Historic Autographs Line-ups baseball Arrives: Dec. 15 Box basics: One quad cut autograph per box (eight boxes per case) What’s buzz-worthy: Historic Autographs takes the cut autograph into book territory with quads for memorable squads broken down into three types of cards.…

First Buzz: 2018 Topps Series 2 baseball cards

What: 2018 Topps Series 2 baseball cards Arrives: June 13 Box basics: One autograph or Relic per 36-pack box (12 boxes per case); One autograph and two Relics per 10-pack jumbo box (six boxes per case) What’s buzz-worthy: The second series of the newest edition of…

First Buzz: 2017-18 Panini Prestige basketball cards (early retail details)

What: 2017-18 Panini Prestige basketball cards Arrives: Feb. 21 Box basics: One autograph per 12-pack jumbo box (12 boxes per case) What’s buzz-worthy: We’ve got early word on some of the retail inclusions to come for this newest version of Prestige, including the basics…

First Buzz: 2017-18 Topps Premier League Gold soccer cards

What: 2017-18 Topps Premier League Gold soccer cards Arrives: Feb. 12 Box basics: Two autos per 24-pack box (eight boxes per case) What’s buzz-worthy: Topps boasts that this one will have “a fresh new look and high-end finish” when it arrives packing autographs from…

First Buzz: 2018 TRISTAR Hidden Treasures Autographed Baseball

What: 2018 TRISTAR Hidden Treasures autographed baseballs Arrives: Jan. 3 Box basics: One autographed baseball per box (12 boxes per case) What’s buzz-worthy: TRISTAR’s autographed baseball chase brand is back in January with nods to its hometown World Series champion Houston Astros as…

First Buzz: 2017 Topps Gallery baseball cards

What: 2017 Topps Gallery baseball cards Arrives: This week … only initially at Walmart Box basics: Two autographs in every 20-pack collector’s box Checklist: Click here to view What’s buzz-worthy: For the first time since 2005, Topps Gallery returns to the diamond with a new crop…

First Buzz: 2017 Topps Transcendent Collection baseball cards (gallery updating today, Dec. 15)

What: 2017 Topps Transcendent Collection baseball cards Arrives: Dec. 13 Box basics: 53 autographs — and plenty more — per hand-crafted wooden box Checklist: Click here to view What’s buzz-worthy: Topps’ high-end baseball brand — what it calls “the pinnacle of high-end collecting” — returns for…

First Buzz: 2017 Panini Limited football cards

What: 2017 Panini Limited football cards Arrives: Jan. 10 Box basics: Two autographs and one memorabilia card per three-pack box (15 boxes per case) What’s buzz-worthy: Limited returns with an emphasis on young stars with cards spotlighting draft night — Draft Day Signature Booklets with pieces of…

First Buzz: 2017-18 Panini Chronicles basketball cards

What: 2017-18 Panini Chronicles basketball cards Arrives: Jan. 17 Box basics: Three autograph or memorabilia cards per three-pack box (10 boxes per case) What’s buzz-worthy: Panini offers a look at the newest crop of NBA rookies on a number of designs/brands from the…

First Buzz: 2018 Topps ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ trading cards

What: 2018 Topps Solo: A Star Wars Story trading cards Arrives: April 20 Box basics: One autograph guaranteed in every two-hit box (12 boxes per case) What’s buzz-worthy: The next Star Wars movie will, of course, get its own cardboard and we have the basics —…

First Buzz: 2017 TRISTAR Signature Series

What: 2017 TRISTAR Signature Series Arrives: Dec. 13 Box basics: One autographed item per envelope (10 envelopes per case). What’s buzz-worthy: TRISTAR’s Signature Series is the final product of the year with just 75 10-pack cases of authenticated autographed memorabilia inside.

First Buzz: 2017 Leaf Plates & Proofs hockey cards

What: 2017 Leaf Plates & Proofs hockey cards Arrives: January Box basics: Eight 1/1 cards per box (10 boxes per case) What’s buzz-worthy: Leaf loads up this one for hockey fans with nothing but proof cards and printing plates in every box. Keep…

First Buzz: 2017 Leaf Buyback Wrestling trading cards

What: 2017 Leaf Buyback Wrestling trading cards Arrives: December Box basics: 11 on-card autograph cards per box (five boxes per case) What’s buzz-worthy: Leaf focuses on wrestling stars of the past with nothing but previously issued cards with ink added for this new…

First Buzz: 2018 Onyx Baseball Icons Collection Hall of Fame signed baseballs

What: 2018 Onyx Baseball Icons Collection Hall of Fame signed baseballs Arrives: Dec. 12 Box basics: One autographed baseball per box and one vintage graded card per case (12 boxes per case) What’s buzz-worthy: Only 25 sealed cases will be made for this one — half as…

First Buzz: 2017-18 Panini Revolution basketball cards

What: 2017-18 Panini Revolution basketball cards Arrives: Dec. 27 Box basics: At least six on-card autographs per case (16 boxes per case via two inners) What’s buzz-worthy: Panini raises the ink volume once again with three signed cards per inner case (last year was…

First Buzz: 2017 Panini Rookies & Stars football cards

What: 2017 Panini Rookies & Stars football cards Arrives: Nov. 27 Box basics: Two autographs and two memorabilia cards per six-pack box (14 boxes per case) What’s buzz-worthy: Rookies & Stars arrives on Cyber Monday, giving NFL fans their first new product to rip after the…

First Buzz: 2017 Leaf Trinity baseball cards

What: 2017 Leaf Trinity baseball cards Arrives: January Box basics: Six autographed cards per box (12 boxes per case) What’s buzz-worthy: This one returns with what Leaf says is the “strongest checklist in Trinity baseball history” with new draft picks and notable prospects that the…