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 the sources of memorabilia cards in this release, which promises “added themes and even more value than last year.”

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.

Continue reading

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 overall past and present portfolio that collectors may have been wanting — all in one place and at a not-high-end price.

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

Continue reading

First Buzz: Yu-Gi-Oh! Extreme Force

What: Yu-Gi-Oh! Extreme Force
Arrives: Feb. 2
Box basics: 24 nine-card packs per box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: The first 100-card booster set for 2018 arrives with “a number of powerful cards that duelists can add to any deck” but also with “brand-new strategies and individual cards to bolster old favorites,” according to Konami. The company promises “several powerful new Link Monsters” as well as two new strategies. There will be 48 common cards, 20 Rares, 14 Super Rares, 10 Ultra Rares and eight Secret Rares in this release. … Packs carry a suggested retail price of $3.99.

Follow Buzz on Twitter @BlowoutBuzz or send email to BlowoutBuzz@blowoutcards.com.

>> Click here to shop for gaming on BlowoutCards.com.

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 cases will be made.

Keep reading for more.

Continue reading

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.

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.

Continue reading

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 release ever,” according to the company.

Keep reading for more.

Continue reading

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 …

Continue reading

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.

Continue reading

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.

Continue reading

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.

Continue reading

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.

Continue reading

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.

Continue reading

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.

Continue reading

First Buzz: 2017 Leaf Q sports cards

What: 2017 Leaf Q sports cards
Arrives: Late October/early November
Box basics: Five autograph or memorabilia cards per box (four boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Leaf Q returns with what it says “may be the single greatest effort in the history of multi-sport trading card releases” in the form of “the industry’s most-comprehensive high-end multi-sport product.”

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.

Continue reading

First Buzz: 2016-17 Panini Immaculate Collection NBA cards


What:
 2016-7 Panini Immaculate Collection basketball cards
Arrives: Oct. 4
Box basics:  Five autographs or memorabilia cards per six-card box (five boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Immaculate is back with “the most-diverse collection of game-worn memorabilia sets of the year” and plenty more as you can see from the card above.

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

Continue reading

First Buzz: 2017 Rittenhouse ‘Star Trek Beyond’ trading cards

What: 2017 Rittenhouse Star Trek Beyond trading cards
Arrives: December
Box basics: Two autographs and one memorabilia card or pin card per box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: The most recent Star Trek film comes to cardboard with the biggest signers from all three of the newest movies all in one package.

Keep reading for more as well as a small selection of card images to come.

Continue reading

First Buzz: 2018 Topps U.S. Winter Olympic Team & Hopefuls cards


What:
 2018 Topps U.S. Winter Olympic Team & Hopefuls trading cards
Arrives: Jan. 10
Box basics: One autograph and two memorabilia cards in every box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: The newest crop of Winter Olympics and Paralympics heroes is found here with a focus on skiing star Lindsey Vonn, who gets her own tribute found in every box.

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.

Continue reading

First Buzz: 2017 Leaf Greatest Hits baseball cards

What: 2017 Leaf Greatest Hits baseball cards
Arrives: November/December
Box basics: Four graded or encased buyback cards and one 1990 Leaf Greatest Hits buyback per box (three boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: This Leaf high-end buyback brand includes some of the greatest hits in all of baseball card history along with stamped buybacks from the iconic 1990 set.

Keep reading for more info.

Continue reading

First Buzz: 2017 Donruss Certified Cuts football cards

What: 2017 Donruss Certified Cuts football cards
Arrives: Oct. 4
Box basics: Four autographs or memorabilia cards per 12-pack box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Panini takes a look back at football history while also celebrating the present and adding legendary names from American history.

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.

Continue reading

First Buzz: 2017 Panini Contenders Draft Picks baseball cards


What:
2017 Panini Contenders Draft Picks baseball cards
Arrives: Oct. 4
Box basics:  Six autographs per six-pack box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Panini brings Contenders back to the baseball field with an autograph in every pack and a ton of past and future MLB stars all wearing their school colors.

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

Continue reading

First Buzz: 2017 Historic Autographs Ball of Fame Inscriptions


What:
2017 Historic Autographs Ball of Fame Inscriptions
Arrives: Oct. 18
Box basics: One autographed MLB baseball per box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Historic Autographs presents its newest baseball release with ink — and a little more — in every box.

See a gallery and more … below.

Continue reading

First Buzz: 2017 Historic Autographs Fame & Photo Edition

What: 2017 Historic Autographs Fame & Photo Edition
Arrives: Oct. 25
Box basics: One autographed 8-by-10 photo per pack (20 packs per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Historic Autographs takes to Hollywood with this release that includes big names from Hollywood — you know, ones found in the tabloids and elsewhere.

Keep reading for more information.

Continue reading

First Buzz: 2017 Leaf Metal Sports Heroes trading cards


What:
 2017 Leaf Metal Sports Heroes trading cards
Arrives: October
Box basics: Five autographs per box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Leaf puts some of the biggest names from the sports world all in the same box, gives it a Metal finish and two more autographs per box vs. last year’s non-metal release while also guaranteeing of ink from either Floyd Mayweather, Conor McGregor or Lionel Messi in every case.

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.

Continue reading

First Buzz: 2017 Panini Impeccable football cards


What:
 2017 Panini Impeccable football cards
Arrives: Sept. 27
Box basics: Five autographs per eight-card box (three boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: This high-end NFL brand arrives for a sophomore season with at least one rookie patch auto per box and a healthy mix of stars from the past and present.

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.

Continue reading

First Buzz: 2017 Topps WWE Women’s Division wrestling cards

What: 2017 Topps WWE Women’s Division wrestling cards
Arrives: Sept. 6
Box basics: One hit per blaster box

What’s buzz-worthy: The WWE’s women once again get a product of their own with this one only initially available via Walmart like last year’s very popular Divas Revolution set.

Keep reading for more and the checklist.

Continue reading

First Buzz: 2018 Topps Heritage baseball cards — early info & gallery


What:
 2018 Topps Heritage baseball cards
Arrives: Feb. 28
Box basics: One autograph or Relic per 24-pack box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Collectors can turn back the clock to 1969 once again with the arrival of Heritage, which continues with the what’s-old-is-new-again tradition that began back in 2001.

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

Continue reading

First Buzz: 2017 Panini Absolute Racing NASCAR cards

What: 2017 Panini Absolute NASCAR cards
Arrives: Oct. 4
Box basics:  Two autographs and two memorabilia cards per four-pack box (14 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Absolute hits the track with a hit in every pack for the first time in a release that will include some serious memorabilia swatches and even the return of Action Packed.

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

Continue reading

First Buzz: 2017-18 Panini Nobility soccer cards

What: 2017-18 Panini Nobility soccer cards
Arrives: Oct. 6
Box basics: Two autographs in every box (eight boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: A new high-end brand arrives first on the pitch with an autograph in every pack and a focus on past stars of the game — but there’s a limited roster of current greats included, too.

Keep reading for more info and a full gallery.

Continue reading

First Buzz: 2017 Panini XR NFL cards


What:
 2017 Panini XR football cards
Arrives: Sept. 20
Box basics: Two autos and one memorabilia card per box (15 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Panini XR arrives as a new football card line that offers a colorful look at the NFL with plenty of autographs and memorabilia.

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.

Continue reading

First Buzz: 2017 Donruss Optic football cards (retail details)

What: 2017 Donruss Optic football cards
Arrives: Mid-December
Box basics: One memorabilia card per six-pack blaster box (20 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: We’ve got early word on what you should expect to find in blaster boxes of this one — and even more at retail — in advance of its hobby unveiling.

Keep reading for more info.

Continue reading

First Buzz: 2017 BenchWarmer Hot For Teacher trading cards

What: 2017 BenchWarmer Hot For Teacher trading cards
Arrives: Nov. 1
Hobby box basics: 12 cards per box (16 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: BenchWarmer’s Hot For Teacher line returns for a fourth time with an array of creative cards under the theme for the set.

Keep reading to see a gallery and more.

Continue reading

First Buzz: 2018 Topps Tribute baseball cards


What:
 2018 Topps Tribute baseball cards
Arrives: Feb. 21
Box basics: Three autographs and three Relics per six-pack box (six boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: The high-end brand is back with new approaches on the Relics guaranteed in every box in a product that Topps says “will deliver the highest level of premium collectability.”

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

Continue reading

First Buzz: 2018 Topps MLB Sticker Collection


What:
 2018 Topps MLB Sticker Collection
Arrives: Feb. 28
Box basics: 50 eight-sticker packs per box (16 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: The stickers are back for a new baseball season with a new assortment of stars, foil team logos and mascots from the game.

The Basics: Albums will be 32 pages with a sheet of six bonus stickers, while the set will include 300 stickers with what looks like a similar lineup to past releases.

Follow Buzz on Twitter @BlowoutBuzz or send email to BlowoutBuzz@blowoutcards.com. 

>> Click here to buy cards on BlowoutCards.com

First Buzz: 2017 Leaf Valiant Pre-production Proof football cards

What: 2017 Leaf Valiant Pre-production Proof football cards
Arrives: Tomorrow (Aug. 22)
Box basics: Three encased 1/1 proof cards per box

What’s buzz-worthy: Leaf Valiant gets a preview before its Sept. 1 arrival with this release of unsigned proof cards for the product.

Keep reading for more.

Continue reading

First Buzz: 2017 ITG Superlative hockey cards

What: 2017 ITG Superlative hockey cards
Arrives: Oct. 6
Box basics: Four autographs or memorabilia cards per box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Leaf’s newest ITG release is about nothing but hits with some of the biggest names in hockey history.

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

Continue reading