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 – J.J.Watt, Eli Manning, Tony Romo, Matt Jones, Tyrod Taylor, Alston Jeffery

Rookie Cards (12) – Hunter Henry, Keenan Reynolds, Jeff Driskel, DeMarcus Robinson, Cody Kessler, C.J. Prosise, Vernon Butler, William Jackson III, Artie Burns, Kelvin Taylor, Robert Nkemdiche, Maliek Collins

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Matt Olson’s powerful MLB start comes after years of cardboard

He’s had a long road to MLB but he’s here — and at the moment he’s under the radar and hot.

He’s Oakland A’s rookie first baseman Matt Olson and he’s got 11 home runs in his last 15 games — 22 for the year. Olson, 23, was a first-round pick of the A’s way back in 2012 and he’s delivering so far with a .267 average and all those longballs in just 172 at-bats this season.

That long road? It’s even longer when it comes to cardboard.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Sept. 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: Big pulls, oldschool wax, The Walking Dead, best retail breaks ever and “is Trevor Siemian the next Tom Brady?” revisited.

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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 and hobby for this release as well as Donruss.

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

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Buzz Break: 2015 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: 2015 Panini Contenders Draft Picks basketball (blaster)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (for hobby)

Packs per box: 7
Cards per pack: 6
Cards in this box: 42
Base set completion: 
12 of 100 (12 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Base cards – Vince Carter, Kyrie Irving, Russell Westbrook, Tim Duncan, Rajon Rondo, Julius Randle, Noah Vonleh, Mason Plumlee, Tyler Hansbrough, Mo Williams, Wesley Matthews, Al-Farouq Aminu

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Buzz Break: 2017 Donruss football cards (jersey 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 Donruss NFL cards (jersey hanger box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (for hobby)

Packs per box: 1
Cards per pack: 50
Base set completion: 
30 of 300 (10 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards – Walter Payton, Todd Gurley, David Johnson, Eddie George, Rob Gronkowski

 

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Sept. 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: Nothing but breaks — and your shot to win a Kris Bryant autograph.

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Chris Carson’s big game sparks extra interest in his few NFL autographs

It wasn’t the greatest week for NFL rookies, but another new name emerged on the collecting landscape on Sunday.

Chris Carson‘s rushing total against the 49ers — 93 yards — are fueling the fact that his only NFL autos are found in 2017 Panini Unparalleled. This particular card is limited to just 10 copies and it’s an $86 card — and that eBay sale actually was before his big game.

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Buzz Break: 2017 Panini 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: 2017 Panini Football cards (blaster box)
Where to buy:
 BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box: 11
Cards per pack: 8
Cards in this box: 88
Base set completion: 
64 of 100 (64 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards – Tom Brady, Joey Bosa, Russell Wilson, Eli Manning, Ezekiel Elliott, Derek Carr, Matthew Stafford, Amari Cooper, Aaron Rodgers, Richard Sherman, Dak Prescott, Todd Gurley, Antonio Brown, Rob Gronkowski, Jameis Winston, Marcus Mariota, Carson Wentz, Cam Newton, Odell Beckham Jr.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Sept. 17)

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: Showing off hockey, NHL card rumors, big baseball pulls and … clearing out a store for hot new wax.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Sept. 16)

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: Bowman Mega Box hauls, 2017 Topps Heritage High Number and WWE Women’s Division get the nods in this all-breaks weekend edition.

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Buzz Break: 2017 Topps The Walking Dead Season 7 trading cards (Walmart-version 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:
Topps The Walking Dead Season 7 trading cards (Walmart-version blaster box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (for hobby)

Packs per box: 11 (10 standard, one hit pack)
Cards per pack: 6
Cards in this box: 61
Base set completion: 
34 of 100 (34 percent)
Duplicates: 0

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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 as a Randy Moss tribute set.

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.

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Buzz Break: 2017 Topps WWE Women’s Division cards (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 Topps WWE Women’s Division wrestling cards (box)
Where to buy: Initially only at Walmart ($19.98)

Packs per box: 1
Cards per pack: 81
Base set completion: 
41 of 50 (82 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards: Asuka, Ember Moon, Mandy Rose, Ruby Riot, Brie Bella, Alexa Bliss, Bayley, Maryse, Mickie James, Nia Jax, Sasha Banks, Becky Lynch, Carmella, Charlotte Flair, Lana, Naomi, Natalya, Eve Torres, Elizabeth, Trish Stratus, Beth Phoenix, Ivory, Kelly Kelly, Torrie Wilson

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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 but the hits as base cards will all include race-used memorabilia for this sophomore release.

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

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Japan star Shohei Otani sets sights on MLB in 2018 — and 2017 Bowman Mega Boxes are hitting Target again

Fans who watch the global game know the name Shohei Otani and now that he’s firmly set his sights on MLB — as soon as next year — collectors once again have a reason to seek out his cards.

And their shot at some American cardboard of the pitcher-slugger is coming once again.

His only American-made cardboard was mistakenly released in 2017 Bowman Mega Boxes that were only found at Target stores for a brief time early this year. He was originally set to appear on a World Baseball Classic card in 2017 Bowman but when he didn’t play, the card was pulled from the product.

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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 – Joey Gallo, Michael Wacha

Rookie Cards (18) – Rob Segedin, Jorge Bonifacio, Mauricio Cabrera, Ty Blach, Allen Cordoba, Jorge Alfaro, Seth Lugo, J.T. Riddle, Stuart Turner, Adalberto Mejia, Sal Romano, Jose Osuna, Jose Martinez, Anthony Alford, Gabriel Ynoa, Chih-Wei Hu, Josh Smoker, Reynaldo Lopez

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 1993 Classic Pro Line Live NFL box (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 on the hour all day long today … this is our finale for today.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 1993 Classic Pro Line Live NFL
The cost: 
$29

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2012 Panini Cooperstown Extra Innings baseball box (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 on the hour all day long today … this is Hour 11.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2012 Panini Cooperstown Extra Innings baseball cards
The cost: 
$40 (packs here when available)

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2015 Panini Contenders Draft Picks basketball 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 on the hour all day long today … this is Hour 10.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2015 Panini Contenders Draft Picks basketball (blaster)
The cost: 
$15 (click here for hobby)

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting two 2016 Topps WWE NXT boxes (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 on the hour all day long today … this is Hour 9.

12in12-logo-smallerThe boxes: 2016 Topps WWE NXT
The cost: 
$15 each via Topps.com (on sale)

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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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 the game and among those cards is a Mickey Mantle tribute set.

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

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2016 Donruss Elite NFL hanger 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 on the hour all day long today … this is Hour 8.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2016 Donruss Elite NFL (hanger)
The cost: 
$15 (click here for hobby)

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2016 Panini Prizm NFL blaster 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 on the hour all day long today … this is Hour 7.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2016 Panini Prizm NFL (blaster)
The cost: 
$15 (click here for hobby)

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 1994-95 Signature Rookies Kro-Max basketball box (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 on the hour all day long today … this is Hour 6.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 1994-95 Signature Rookies Kro-Max basketball
The cost now: 
$19.95
The cost then: $180 ($5 per pack?!?!)

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2016 Panini Classics NFL blaster (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 on the hour all day long today … this is Hour 5.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2016 Panini Classics NFL (blaster)
The cost:
$15 (Click here for hobby)

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2016 Donruss Optic NFL blaster box (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 on the hour all day long today … this is Hour 4.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2016 Donruss Optic NFL (blaster)
The cost: Click here

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2007-08 Press Pass Legends basketball blaster 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: 2007-08 Press Pass Legends basketball (blaster)
The cost: 
$19.95

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2008 Donruss Threads Baseball 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: 2008 Donruss Threads Baseball
The cost: 
$79

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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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 one diamond in every case and plenty of what collectors have come to expect from the high-end brand — autographs and memorabilia.

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

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 1997 Pro Line football hobby box (Hour 1)

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 1.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 1997 Pro Line football (hobby)
The cost: 
$19 (originally $2.79 per pack; $78.12 per box)

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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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 reading for more info.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Sept. 13)

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 from Contenders, Heritage High Number and more … along with a “custom” card that crosses a few lines.

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First Buzz: 2017 Panini Phoenix football cards


What:
 2017 Panini Phoenix football cards
Arrives: Oct. 18
Box basics: Two autographs and one memorabilia card per 12-pack box (16 boxes per case via two inners)

What’s buzz-worthy: The Phoenix rises once again for a second season for NFL collectors, guaranteeing a rookie auto jersey and plenty more in every box.

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.

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Shayna Baszler’s UFC cards may get new looks with Mae Young Classic

Fans of the UFC and MMA may see a familiar face if they tune in to tonight’s final of the WWE‘s Mae Young Classic in Las Vegas.

It’s Shayna Baszler, a MMA veteran who has a 15-11 record and is one of Ronda Rousey‘s friends that made up The Four Horsewomen. Now, Baszler is perhaps primed for a run in a WWE ring and finds herself in the championship match of a women’s tournament that the company has scoured the global independent scene to build.

Because of her stint with UFC, Baszler does have some cardboard already as does her opponent tonight, Kairi Sane, a star from Japan.

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