Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Dec. 23)

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 this weekend edition.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Dec. 22)

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 and big breaks as we head toward the weekend.

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Dick Enberg’s legendary career includes very few card appearances

One of the familiar voices in all of the sports world — a long-time broadcaster for NBC, CBS and ESPN who covered Wimbledon 28 times, covered 10 Super Bowls and covered eight NCAA men’s basketball championships along with much, much more — has been silenced.

Dick Enberg was 82.

Despite a Hall of Fame career and plenty of time in homes on TV since the 1960s when he covered John Wooden‘s UCLA Bruins, he’s only got a handful of sports card appearances from the past — and, of those, really only one is easy to find.

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Buzz Break: 2017-18 Panini Prizm 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 Panini Prizm NBA cards (blaster box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (all formats)

Packs per box: 6
Cards per pack: 4
Cards in this box: 24
Base set completion: 
17 of 300 (6 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards – Kristaps Porzingis, Andrew Wiggins, Derrick Rose, Mike Conley, Brook Lopez

Rookie Cards (2) — Og Anunoby, De’Aaron Fox

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Dec. 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: NBA chatter, big pulls & big cards damaged by kids.

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First Buzz: 2017-18 Donruss Optic NBA (early retail details)

What: 2017-18 Donruss Optic basketball cards
Arrives: March 13
Box basics: Varies by format … see below

What’s buzz-worthy: We’ve got early word on some of the retail inclusions to come in this second edition of Panini America’s Optichromed version of its Donruss basketball set. Just like last year, there will be exclusives found only in certain pack types for both inserts, parallels and autographed cards.

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Buzz Break: 2017-18 Panini Prizm 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 Panini Prizm basketball cards (blaster box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (for all formats)

Packs per box: 6
Cards per pack: 4
Cards in this box: 24
Base set completion: 
16 of 300 (5 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards – Dwyane Wade, Brandon Ingram, Avery Bradley, Al Horford, Elfrid Payton

Rookie Cards (4) — Harry Giles, Ivan Rabb, Justin Patton, Derrick White

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

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: Awaiting Transcendent and at least two insane 1/1 finds in wax lead off today’s edition.

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NBA coaches get cardboard nods in new 2017-18 Panini Prizm set

Collectors tearing into packs of Panini America‘s popular recent NBA arrival — 2017-18 Panini Prizm — might find something a little different.

Coaches cards … and that’s not all as there are even some rarer coach autographs to be found.

These iconic leaders, some former players and some future Hall of Famers, aren’t typically found on cardboard — at least in most sets — but they’re found here.

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Star Wars has made its mark in sports merchandising (gallery)

We all know that Friday is a big day in the film world with the arrival of the next Star Wars film, The Last Jedi.

It’s a behemoth we’ve seen teased on TV and online for months — and even longer in the toy aisles — and now that we’re days away from its release there’s even more to potentially be seen and heard about the latest chapter in the legendary franchise. But, like spoilers, I’ve tried my best to avoid most of it — all of the merchandising and marketing that can include everything from food to car commercials and then all that stuff in the toy aisle.

So, maybe it’s just my situation — it’s a black hole of sorts I don’t want sucked into because there’s just too much I’d potentially want but ultimately don’t really need — but when I saw that there was a massive amount of sports-related Star Wars items in one online location I didn’t expect?

Well, that’s why we’re here …

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Dec. 12)

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 on this Tuesday morning.

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This Dwyane Wade 1/1 autograph sale price might shock you …

It’s not in perfect condition, it’s not Exquisite Collection and it’s not LeBron James, but this card was in big demand this past weekend via Goldin Auctions. 

This BGS 8.5 copy of Dwyane Wade‘s 2003-04 SP Authentic SP Extra Limited autograph card — the only one made — put up a pretty big number this weekend.

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

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 to start the week … and at least five 1/1 sightings.

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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
Order: Click here for info

What’s buzz-worthy: Panini is taking its biggest NBA star to ultra-high-end territory with a box of basketball cards dedicated solely to Kobe Bryant.

Keep reading for more info.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Dec. 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: Nothing but breaks from around the collecting universe today.

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2017-18 Donruss NBA blaster 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: 2017-18 Donruss NBA blaster
The cost: BlowoutCards.com (for this one in a few formats)

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Dec. 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: See how collectors react to some impressive pulls from Black Friday buys and elsewhere in the hobby.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Dec. 4)

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 breaks as we start a new work week.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Dec. 2)

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 collecting questions and big pulls in this weekend edition.

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

Packs per box:
 24
Cards per pack: 10
Cards in this box: 240
Base set completion: 200 of 200 (100 percent)
Duplicates: 13

Notable players on base cards – LeBron James, 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 … and everybody else.

Rookie Cards (54) – All 50 of them with dupes, including 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 and Dillon Brooks to name a few.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Dec. 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 as we head into the weekend.

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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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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 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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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.

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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: 2017-18 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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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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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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Bargain Buzz: Scouting the Blowout Black Friday Doorbusters

Buzz is a collector who has to be selective — can’t collect everything but would probably want to — so that’s why a day like Black Friday is important.

It’s a time for me to try stuff I normally wouldn’t — or try something I’ve always eyed but never done simply because the price is right.

Blowout’s Black Friday Doorbusters have been revealed and there are some serious bargains to be found along with the previous waves of Black November discounts on other brands beyond these. Keep your eyes on this forum link to get the latest of what’s been unleashed on Friday — and what’s back in stock, too.

Keep reading for my picks on the deals that would get my attention first once those Friday prices kick in — and then check out the full list here to see the prices. 

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NBA Hoops Premium Factory Set includes Kobe Bryant autographs

NBA Hoops just got a high-end upgrade.

Panini America unveiled the 2017-18 NBA Hoops Premium Factory Set on Wednesday and it’s a $500 online-exclusive version of the set that’s rare and includes one on-card Kobe Bryant autograph inside every set.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Nov. 22)

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 as we ready for Black Friday chaos.

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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 Famers, rookies and stars from around the sports world.

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