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 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…

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…

First Buzz: 2017 Leaf Metal Sports Heroes Pre-production Proofs

What: 2017 Leaf Metal Sports Heroes Pre-production Proofs Arrives: Soon Box basics: Three 1/1 proof cards per box What’s buzz-worthy: Every card that made its way into boxes of the recently released 2017 Leaf Metal Sports Heroes gets a 1/1 unsigned equivalent here. Every…

First Buzz: 2017 Elite Extra Edition baseball cards

What: 2017 Elite Extra Edition baseball cards Arrives: Dec. 6 Box basics: One autographed Future Threads Silhouette, six-to-seven autographs and two-to-three memorabilia cards per five-pack box (20 boxes per case) What’s buzz-worthy: Elite once again arrives with a heavy emphasis on the hits and with case cards…

First Buzz: 2017-18 Panini Court Kings basketball cards

What: 2017-18 Panini Court Kings basketball cards Arrives: Dec. 6 Box basics: One autograph and one memorabilia card per 10-card box (16 boxes per case) What’s buzz-worthy: The colorful release that is Court Kings is back with a simple approach that packs the artistry of the…

First Buzz: 2018 Topps Opening Day baseball cards

What: 2018 Topps Opening Day baseball cards Arrives: March 14 Box basics: No hits guaranteed per 36-pack box (20 boxes per case) What’s buzz-worthy: Opening Day returns for its 19th season with an insert in every pack, autographs and Relics in the mix and it even gets…

First Buzz: 2017-18 Totally Certified basketball cards

What: 2017-18 Totally Certified basketball cards Arrives: Dec. 13 Box basics: One autograph and one memorabilia card per eight-pack box (16 boxes per case via two inners) What’s buzz-worthy: One of Panini’s more colorful foil-board creations is back for another year with on-card autos of…

First Buzz: 2017 Panini Preferred football cards

What: 2017 Panini Preferred football cards Arrives: Dec. 6 Box basics: Four autographs and one booklet memorabilia card per box (10 boxes per case) What’s buzz-worthy: Preferred returns to the gridiron with a new crop of players but plenty of the autographs, memorabilia and booklet cards…

First Buzz: 2017-18 Panini Select soccer cards

What: 2017-18 Panini Select soccer cards Arrives: Nov. 29 Box basics: Three autographs or memorabilia cards per 12-pack box (12 boxes per case). What’s buzz-worthy: There are once again three 100-card sets in one for Select soccer and each of them will have parallels from some new…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

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.”…

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…

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…

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…

First Buzz: 2017 Leaf Lumber Kings hockey cards

What: 2017 Leaf Lumber Kings hockey cards Arrives: November 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…

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…

First Buzz: 2017 TRISTAR Quest Top Shelf

What: 2017 TRISTAR Quest Top Shelf Arrives: Oct. 11 Box basics: Four envelopes per case — each with an autographed item or memorabilia redemption inside What’s buzz-worthy: TRISTAR’s Quest once again takes things up a notch with a product that is purely high-end memorabilia — and just 30…

First Buzz: 2017 Panini Immaculate Collection football cards

What: 2017 Panini Immaculate Collection football cards Arrives: Nov. 8 Box basics: Five autographs or memorabilia cards per six-card box (six boxes per case) What’s buzz-worthy: Immaculate returns to the gridiron for another new season with on-card autographs and more full-sized memorabilia cards than ever.…

First Buzz: 2017 Leaf Metal Draft baseball cards

What: 2017 Leaf Metal Draft baseball cards Arrives: November Box basics: Six on-card autographs per box (12 boxes per case) What’s buzz-worthy: Leaf Trading Cards’ Metal brand returns with a revamped “incredibly short print run” and it’s “the most-packed lineup of players for any Metal baseball…

First Buzz: 2017-18 NBA Hoops & 2017-18 Donruss NBA (updated)

What: 2017-18 NBA Hoops basketball cards Arrives: Oct. 25 Box basics: Two autograph cards per 24-pack hobby box (20 boxes per case) What’s buzz-worthy: The NBA season tips off on cardboard with this release and we now have full details on what will be found at retail…

First Buzz: 2017 Panini Prizm NFL

What: 2017 Panini Prizm football cards Arrives: Oct. 25 Box basics: Three autographs per 12-pack box (12 boxes per case) What’s buzz-worthy: Prizm returns to the gridiron with “plenty of sizzle and shine,” according to the company, with a product full of color as well…

First Buzz: 2017 Panini National Treasures NASCAR cards

What: 2017 Panini National Treasures NASCAR cards Arrives: Nov. 15 Box basics:  Two autographed memorabilia cards, three memorabilia cards, two standard autos and one booklet card per box (four boxes per case) What’s buzz-worthy: Panini America’s second lap around the NT track includes nothing…

First Buzz: 2017 Panini National Treasures baseball cards

What: 2017 Panini National Treasures baseball cards Arrives: Oct. 25 Box basics: Eight autographs or memorabilia cards — including one booklet — per box (four boxes per case) What’s buzz-worthy: The fourth edition of National Treasures baseball arrives with some of the biggest names in the history of…

First Buzz: 2016-17 Panini Flawless basketball cards

What: 2016-17 Panini Flawless basketball cards Arrives: Oct.18 Box basics: One encased base diamond card or parallel, one encased auto, six other autos, one memorabilia card and one auto-mem-diamond card per 10-card briefcase (two boxes per case) What’s buzz-worthy: Flawless is back with more than…

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

What: 2017-18 Panini Prizm basketball cards Arrives: TBD Box basics: Details below What’s buzz-worthy: We’ve got early word on some of the retail inclusions to come in Panini America’s newest version of Prizm and its various pack formats away from the hobby shop. Keep…

First Buzz: 2017 Panini Phoenix football cards

What: 2017 Panini Phoenix football cards Arrives: Oct. 18 Box basics: Two autos and one mem card per 12-pack box (16 boxes per case via two inners) Checklist: Click here to view What’s buzz-worthy: The Phoenix rises once again for a second season for NFL collectors, guaranteeing a…