First Buzz: 2016-17 Panini Spectra basketball cards

What: 2016-17 Panini Spectra basketball cards
Arrives: June 14
Box basics: Seven autograph or memorabilia cards per 10-card box (six boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: The beefy stock and colorful rainbow of Panini Spectra is back on the hardwood for another season — with every autographed card paired with memorabilia.

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Buzz Break: 2016-17 Donruss Optic 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: 2016-17 Donruss Optic basketball cards (blaster)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box:
 6
Cards per pack: 4
Cards in this box: 25
Base set completion: 17 of 200 (9 percent)
Duplicates: 2

Base cards – Kevin Durant, Brook Lopez, Cameron Payne, Marcus Smart, Al-Farouq Aminu, Marcus Morris, Julius Randle, Khris Middleton, Joe Johnson, Kyle Lowry, Kent Bazemore

Rookie Cards (8) – Brandon Ingram (2), Juica Zubac (2), Wade Baldwin IV, Tomas Satoransky, Chinanu Onuaku, Mindaugas Kuzminskas

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (April 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 big pulls today.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (April 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: Plenty of baseball and some impressive pulls and projects.

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First Buzz: 2016-17 Panini Studio basketball cards

What: 2016-17 Panini Studio basketball cards
Arrives: May 31
Box basics: One autograph and one memorabilia card per 10-pack box (16 boxes per case via two inners)

What’s buzz-worthy: Studio returns to the hardwood for the first time since 2009 with a 300-card tiered base set and plenty of hits.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (April 10)

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: Russell Westbrook’s record, Bald Vinny’s baseball card, Tim Tebow’s homer and plenty more from the weekend.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (April 8)

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: Pesky autographs, hunting Mookie Betts, big breaks, serious vintage NBA and “Thosebackpages is wearing off on me.”

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (April 7)

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: Unopened wax collections, big pulls and advice for a young collector.

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This 1961-62 Fleer NBA box shouldn’t exist all these years later — but it’s on auction block right now

This sealed box of 1961-62 Fleer basketball cards really shouldn’t exist at this point more than 50 years after it was made, but it does and it’s worth a tad more than its original price of just $1.20.

(Yep, that was just $1.20 for the whole box.)

It will be selling for a tad more than that soon as it’s among many high-end items up for grabs in the current Robert Edward Auction. How much?

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (April 5)

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 from baseball, football, basketball and WWE.

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First Buzz: 2017 Historic Autographs Ink’d Threads signed jerseys

What: 2017 Historic Autographs Ink’d Threads
Arrives: May 3
Box basics: One autographed jersey per box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Hall of Famers from baseball, football and basketball will join some notable stars from today and some surprise non-sports inclusions in a product that includes nothing but signed jerseys.

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Weekend Update: Check out 12 top items on The Buzz this week

It was a busy one on The Buzz this past week. Here are 12 stories worth a look if you missed out. Check ’em out & hit the subscribe button at right if you want email updates.

Bowman Chrome gets a revamp
HTA Choice boxes with nothing but autographed cards inside are now one option for Chrome fans. Get all the details in our 2017 Bowman Chrome First Buzz preview here.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (April 1)

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 today as it’s a busy weekend already.

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First Buzz: 2017 Super Break Nothin’ But Net basketball cards

What: 2017 Super Break Nothin’ But Net basketball cards
super_break_logoArrives: April 27
Box basics: Two buyback NBA cards per box (two boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Super Break’s latest buyback brand is nothing but basketball and nothing but cards.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (March 31)

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 today as the weekend nears.

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Blowout introduces Fire & Ice boxes — and so far there’s plenty of fire

If you want to try a little something from everywhere in the sports world with serious high-end potential but not break the bank, then a new product line from Blowout Cards might be for you.

It’s 2017 Blowout Cards Fire & Ice — and it’s delivered very well for some collectors digging in on Thursday via BlowoutTV. The four cards above? They were all found in the first eight boxes of his high-end buyback box.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (March 29)

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.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (March 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: Big pulls from National Treasures, Gypsy Queen hits retail early, other breaks and … buying underwear to complete a set?

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Weekend Update: Check out 14 top items on The Buzz last week

Ok, it’s not the weekend, but this further proves that Buzz’s fantasy baseball draft just took waayyyy too long yesterday. (Hear that, commish?) Here are several stories worth a look if you missed out. Check ’em out & subscribe at right if you want email updates.

This Week’s Big Hit?
We’re less than a week away from WrestleMania 33 in Orlando and Topps dropped the biggest mic of them all (“pipebomb” in WWE-Punk parlance) for collectors with the arrival of autographs from Undertaker for the first time in Topps packs — and just the third time in hobby history. Get all of the details on which brands get his legendary ink here.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (March 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: Big games, big debates, big questions, big pulls & big cards.

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Buzz Break: 2016-17 Panini Prestige 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: 2016-17 Panini Prestige NBA cards (blaster box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (for hobby)

Packs per box:
 8
Cards per pack: 6
Cards in this box: 48
Base set completion: 37 of 200 (19 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notable players on base cards – Kyrie Irving, Vince Carter, Russell Westbrook, Anthony Davis, Zach LaVine, Ricky Rubio, Gordon Hayward, C.J. McCollum, Klay Thompson

Rookie Cards (10) – Marshall Plumlee, Dejounte Murray, Malcolm Brogdon, Demetrius Jackson, Joel Bolomboy, Malachi Richardson, Isaiah Whitehead, Georges Niang, Mindaugas Kuzminskas, Tomas Satoransky

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First Buzz: 2017 Super Break Super Charged Series 2

What: 2017 Super Break Super Charged Series 2
super_break_logoArrives: April 11
Box basics: Five (and sometimes more) items per box

What’s buzz-worthy: Super Break’s second series of this one includes a mix of everything with themed boxes, hot boxes and plenty of other surprises from throughout the sports world, entertainment and political memorabilia.

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Panini America preps promo set for Cavaliers game on Saturday

Tomorrow night’s Cleveland Cavaliers game will include a collectable bonus for all fans in attendance.

Panini America has produced a six-card promo set for those in Quicken Loans Arena to see the visiting Washington Wizards — and there’s also an oversized card that is available with a purchase.

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Patti Lapel brings movie & sports icons to world of collectable pins

In some areas of the sports world, pin collecting is a big deal and has been that way for decades.

Olympic pins, press pins and other areas of collecting in this wearable genre — one that’s arguably bigger away from sports — can all carry some flair within their pieces, but none of them are like one artist’s line of pins showing pop culture icons and carrying nods to sports personalities.

Its name? Patti Lapel. 

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Alex Rodriguez to sign at National Sports Collectors Convention

There’s a new big name among the first wave of autograph signers for this year’s National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago.

It’s Alex Rodriguez.

Once baseball’s highest-paid player, he’s a member of the 3,000-hit club and a player who hit 696 home runs during his at times controversial 22-year MLB career with the Mariners, Rangers and Yankees.

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First Buzz: 2016-17 Leaf Best of Basketball


What:
 2016-17 Leaf Best of Basketball
Arrives: May/June
Box basics: One graded buyback card plus one new Leaf card per box (five boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: The elite basketball cards from the past will be found here in buyback form accented with new creations featuring a beloved Hall of Famer.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (March 21)

The Blowout Cards Forums are where thousands of collectors converge daily to discuss, well, a little bit of everything. Here are five threads about collecting and more that you should check out right now.

What’s Buzzing Today: BenchWarmers breaks, Gypsy Queen chatter, Two Griffeys, one pack … and partial holograms?

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (March 20)

The Blowout Cards Forums are where thousands of collectors converge daily to discuss, well, a little bit of everything. Here are five threads about collecting and more that you should check out right now.

What’s Buzzing Today: Nothing but impressive breaks to start a new week.

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

The Blowout Cards Forums are where thousands of collectors converge daily to discuss, well, a little bit of everything. Here are five threads about collecting and more that you should check out right now.

What’s Buzzing Today: Nothing but breaks from baseball, football and basketball.

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First Buzz: 2016-17 Panini Threads basketball cards

What: 2016-17 Panini Threads basketball cards
Arrives: May 3
Box basics: One autograph and one memorabilia card per 20-pack box (20 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Panini’s Threads hits the hobby hardwood once again with some hobby-only inclusions that include Leather Rookie Cards and plenty of Signage.

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First Buzz: 2016-17 Panini Excalibur basketball cards (early details)

What: 2016-17 Panini Excalibur basketball cards
Arrives: mid-June
Box basics: Full details TBD (various pack specifics below)

What’s buzz-worthy: Panini’s final NBA release of the year for retail will be this one, which will arrive with at least three different formats that each have their own exclusive die-cut inserts.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (March 14)

The Blowout Cards Forums are where thousands of collectors converge daily to discuss, well, a little bit of everything. Here are five threads about collecting and more that you should check out right now.

What’s Buzzing Today: Topps Heritage High Number teaser, big Heritage pulls and plenty more from breaks in a few different directions.

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Final buzzers for NBA All-Star Game auctions start sounding this week

All of the stars are up for grabs — and there’s a Sager Strong touch, too.

That’s the best way to sum up the All-Star 2017 New Orleans auction that ends later this week via NBA Auctions.

It’s a sale that includes game-worn jerseys worn during one half of the showcase event, players’ warm-up jackets and shooting shirts, shorts and even one autographed item that could steal the some of the spotlight away from the big stuff at a much lower price.

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Weekend Update: Check out 10 top items on The Buzz last week

Ok, it’s not the weekend, but this was slated to be sent last night — further proving that it was a busy one on The Buzz this past week. Here are 10 stories worth a look if you missed out. Check ’em out & hit the subscribe button at right if you want email updates.

This Week’s Big Hit?
It seems that 2017 Donruss‘ arrival has collectors talking and there’s fun to be found inside its packs. Click here to start with variations and find links to checklists & more. After that, check out a Buzz Break of a hobby box right here.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (March 11)

The Blowout Cards Forums are where thousands of collectors converge daily to discuss, well, a little bit of everything. Here are five threads about collecting and more that you should check out right now.

What’s Buzzing Today: Nothing but breaks from new and old products from around the collecting galaxy.

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