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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First Buzz: 2017 Leaf Metal U.S. Army All-American Bowl football cards

What: 2017 Leaf Metal U.S. Army All-American Bowl football cards
Arrives: June
Box basics: Eight autographs per box (15 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Leaf’s Metal take on the All-American Bowl is back for another year with an array of possibilities that includes inscriptions, patch cards and more for this prep all-star showcase event.

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First Buzz: 2017 Leaf Autographed Football Helmets


What:
 2017 Leaf Autographed Football Helmets
Arrives: August
Box basics: One autographed full-sized replica helmet per box (four boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Leaf offers another edition of this one with every box yielding either a Hall of Famer, past legend, current NFL star or rookie.

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First Buzz: 2017 Panini football cards (early retail details)

What: 2017 Panini football cards
Arrives: July
Box basics: One autograph or memorabilia card per 24-pack box (20 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: This newer Panini brand will be the first release to include NFL rookies in their new uniforms when it arrives for its sophomore season in July.

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First Buzz: 2017 Panini Prestige football cards

What: 2017 Panini Prestige football cards
Arrives: June 7
Box basics: Four autographed cards per four-pack box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Prestige is back with an autograph in every pack, new looks at new rookies with their new teams noted and plenty of energy as we await a new NFL season on the field this fall but get a new season on cardboard.

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First Buzz: 2017 Panini Revolution soccer cards

What: 2017 Panini Revolution soccer cards
Arrives: June 14
Box basics: One autograph in every other eight-pack box (16 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Revolution comes to the pitch with its colorful and textured approach to cardboard that includes 28 club teams from 14 countries inside.

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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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First Buzz: 2016-17 In The Game Heroes & Prospects hockey cards

What: 2016-17 In The Game Heroes & Prospects hockey cards
Arrives: May 31
Box basics: 15 autographs or memorabilia cards per box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Leaf takes to the ice with some of the biggest prospects in the game as well as some of the biggest stars of the past in this nothing-but-the-hits release that is its finale for Canadian Hockey League cardboard.

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Honus Bonus Fantasy Baseball offers new ways to play & collect

A new player in the fantasy baseball realm — as well as the baseball card world — is here.

It’s Honus Bonus Fantasy Baseball and it’s a combination of fantasy play with more than $6,200 in cash prizes up for grabs and collecting where every single card has a scratch-off code for the player to enter your lineup.

It also presents a collecting challenge — do you scratch the card or keep it mint?

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First Buzz: 2017 Panini Classics football cards


What:
 2017 Panini Classics football cards
Arrives: May 24
Box basics: One autograph and one memorabilia card per 14-pack box (20 boxes per case via two inners)

What’s buzz-worthy: Classics returns with a meaty base set comprised of veterans, rookies and retirees with a new retro look.

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First Buzz: 2017 Topps Gold Label baseball cards

What: 2017 Topps Gold Label baseball cards
Arrives: Aug. 30
Box basics: One framed autograph and seven five-card packs per box (16 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Topps’ Gold Label returns for another year with framed autos, three Classes per standard card — with parallels — and Relics of MLB legends in the mix, too.

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First Buzz: 2017 SAGE Autographed football cards

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What: 2017 SAGE Autographed football cards
Arrives: Late May
Box basics: At least 24 autographed cards per 12-pack box

What’s buzz-worthy: SAGE is readying an all-autograph high-end brand that focuses on college stars and NFL hopefuls with some memorabilia worked into the mix, too.

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First Buzz: 2017 Topps Legends of WWE trading cards

What: 2017 Topps Legends of WWE trading cards
Arrives: Sept. 20
Box basics: Four hits (two autos) per 12-pack box (Eight boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: The biggest names in WWE history get a set of their own with a product that packs one autograph per six-pack mini-box and what looks like another place to potentially find ink of WWE’s most-notable legend of the moment, Undertaker.

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First Buzz: Leaf Showcase Baseball Vault cards

What: Leaf Showcase Baseball Vault cards
Arrives: May
Box basics: One past Leaf Showcase box and four 1/1 autographs per box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Leaf revisits the Perfect Game Showcase with a limited-edition release that revisits past years of the prep all-star event via full boxes of those past products combined with newer bonus cards.

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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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First Buzz: 2017 Topps Clearly Authentic baseball cards

What: 2017 Topps Clearly Authentic baseball cards
Arrives: July 26
Box basics: One encased autograph per box (20 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Topps will take notable cards from today’s game and iconic cards from the past and present them on acetate with autographs in this hits-only product.

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First Buzz: 2017 Leaf Trinity football cards

What: 2017 Leaf Trinity football cards
Arrives: May
Box basics: Five autographs per box (10 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Leaf’s all-hit three-tiered approach to draft pick football cards arrives soon with a mix of approaches and big names who’ll be in this year’s NFL Draft.

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First Buzz: 2017 Panini Majestic football cards

What: 2017 Panini Majestic football cards
Arrives: May 10
Box basics: Four autographs and four memorabilia cards per 10-card box (five boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: A new high-end brand arrives for the new NFL season from Panini America with a new look but a familiar format.

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First Buzz: 2017 Topps The Walking Dead Season 7 trading cards

What: 2017 Topps The Walking Dead Season 7 trading cards
Arrives: Sept. 13
Box basics: Two hits (at least one autograph) per 24-pack box (eight boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Topps’ newest release for The Walking Dead picks up with the seventh season of the long-running hit show arriving on cardboard.

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First Buzz: 2017 Bowman Chrome baseball cards

What: 2017 Bowman Chrome baseball cards
Arrives: Sept. 6
Box basics: Three autographs per one-pack HTA Choice box (12 boxes per case);
Two autographs per 12-pack master box (two mini boxes per master box; 12 masters per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Topps offers a new format for Bowman Chrome with HTA Choice boxes that are autograph-only with their own features or a traditional release that includes standard cards and more via the traditional mini-box format.

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First Buzz: 2017 ITG Stickwork hockey cards

What: 2017 ITG Stickwork hockey cards
Arrives: May
Box basics: Four memorabilia cards per box (10 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Leaf’s ITG brand explores game-used from legends of the past and present via just one type of memorabilia.

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First Buzz: 2017 Panini Torque NASCAR cards

What: 2017 Panini Torque NASCAR cards
Arrives: May 17
Box basics:  Three autographs and two memorabilia cards per five-pack box (16 boxes per case via two inners)

What’s buzz-worthy: Panini America’s second season of NASCAR cards launches its higher-end offerings with Torque, which has a hit in every pack.

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First Buzz: 2017 Topps Heritage High Number baseball cards


What:
 2017 Topps Heritage High Number baseball cards
Arrives: Aug. 16
Box basics: One autograph or Relic per 24-pack box (12 boxes per case)
Final checklist: Coming soon (will be here when available)

What’s buzz-worthy: The burlap is back for another run this year as Topps revisits 1968 for an update edition of Heritage with much of the same formula that has made it a hobby staple for the last 16 years.

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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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First Buzz: 2017 Rittenhouse James Bond Archives – The Final Edition

What: 2017 Rittenhouse James Bond Archives – The Final Edition
Arrives: May 24
Box basics: Two autographs per 24-pack box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: James Bond gets another run on cardboard but includes something pretty big and pretty notable — Sean Connery cut autographs — that are a first but only found in the rare Archive Boxes.

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First Buzz: 2017 Topps Mars Attacks The Revenge!

What: 2017 Topps Mars Attacks: The Revenge!
Arrives: Sept. 6
Box basics: One sketch card and one additional hit per set (eight sets per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Topps’ long-running sci-fi franchise is back on cardboard with a factory set offering that includes some surprises that could excite fans of the brand as its 55th anniversary is here.

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First Buzz: 2017 Topps Star Wars Journey to The Last Jedi

What: 2017 Topps Star Wars Journey to The Last Jedi
Arrives: Sept. 1
Box basics: One autograph guaranteed in every two-hit box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: The next Star Wars movie is coming and the first set leading toward The Last Jedi arrives in September with autographs and new cards for the new wave of movies’ stars.

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First Buzz: 2017 Score football cards

What: 2017 Score football cards
Arrives: April 26
Box basics: Four autographs per 10-pack box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Score helps kick off the NFL season with plenty of ink and new cardboard of current stars and new rookies.

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First Buzz: 2017 Leaf Autographed Football Jersey Edition


What:
 2017 Leaf Autographed Football Jersey Edition
Arrives: July
Box basics: One autographed custom jersey per box (eight boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Leaf once again brings the fabric of the game to the blind-wrapped football memorabilia market with “the widest selection of NFL stars, hot rookies, NFL Hall of Famers, legends and more.”

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First Buzz: 2017 Topps Archives Signature Series Active Player Edition baseball cards

What: 2017 Topps Archives Signature Series Active Player Edition baseball cards
Arrives: Summer
Box basics: One encased autograph per box (20 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Topps brings its buyback line to the collecting masses once again with a focus on MLB’s younger stars and iconic current veterans.

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First Buzz: 2017 TRISTAR Odyssey Baseball autographs

What: 2017 TRISTAR Odyssey Baseball autographs
Arrives: April 12
Box basics: 
One autographed item per envelope (16 envelopes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: TRISTAR brings its autograph chase to baseball with a product limited to only 75 cases and the potential for some big names and some big items.

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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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First Buzz: 2017 Leaf Autographed Football Mini Helmets


What:
 2017 Leaf Autographed Football Mini Helmets
Arrives: June
Box basics: One autographed mini-helmet per box (eight boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Leaf brings a new batch of autographed mini-helmets to the masses here with some surprises in the mix, too. One of them? Polk High School’s Al Bundy aka Ed O’Neil.

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