First Buzz: 2017 Panini Pantheon football cards


What:
 2017 Panini Pantheon football cards
Arrives: July 19
Box basics: Six autographs or memorabilia cards per box (five boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: This new high-end line from Panini America comes to the NFL with “an abundance of autographs and memorabilia from Hall of Famers and all-time greats” and a 100-card base set where every card is printed on metal and is limited to no more than 50 copies.

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First Buzz: 2017 Donruss Optic baseball cards


What:
 2017 Donruss Optic baseball cards
Arrives: July 19
Box basics:  Two autographs per 20-pack box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Panini’s sophomore release for Optic baseball cards includes the return of Mickey Mantle to packs for the first time under an exclusive deal.

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First Buzz: 2017 Topps High Tek baseball cards

What: 2017 Topps High Tek baseball cards
Arrives: Nov. 1
Box basics: Two on-card autographs per 40-card box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Topps joins Bowman in the Tek world this season with a release that promises “more cards, more patterns and more variations.”

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First Buzz: 2016-17 Panini Noir basketball cards


What:
 2016-17 Panini Noir basketball cards
Arrives: July 12
Box basics: Seven autographs or memorabilia cards per 10-card box (four boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Noir is back on the hardcourt with more boxes per case and several ways to chase NBA rookies via their patch autographs along with other striking hits with a common theme as well as framed cards.

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First Buzz: 2017 Topps The Walking Dead Evolution trading cards


What:
 2017 Topps The Walking Dead Evolution trading cards
Arrives: Nov. 29
Box basics: Two hits (one guaranteed autograph) per 24-pack box (eight boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Topps’ newest line for The Walking Dead examines the characters’ journeys through the first seven seasons of the hit AMC franchise with autographs Relics, sketches and more in store.

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First Buzz: 2017 Topps Five Star baseball cards


What:
 2017 Topps Five Star baseball cards
Arrives: Aug. 30
Box basics:
 Two autographs per box (eight boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Every autograph is on-card or a cut signature with “more case-level hits” this time around on “new high-end designs.”

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First Buzz: 2017 Panini Select NASCAR cards


What:
 2017 Panini Select NASCAR cards
Arrives: July 5
Box basics:  Two autographs and three memorabilia cards per 12-pack box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Select comes to the NASCAR circuit with a colorful array of autographs, memorabilia and two insert cards in nearly every pack.

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First Buzz: 2016-17 Panini Grand Reserve basketball cards

What: 2016-17 Panini Grand Reserve basketball cards
Arrives: June 28
Box basics: Two autographs and one more auto/mem per three-pack box (eight boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: This new brand delivers a hit in every pack and a new look and energy for the hardwood.

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First Buzz: 2017 Rittenhouse Women of Star Trek 50th Anniversary cards

What: 2017 Rittenhouse Women of Star Trek 50th Anniversary trading cards
Arrives: July 26
Box basics: Three autographed cards and one costume card per 24-pack box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: The 50th anniversary of Star Trek‘s arrival continues on cardboard with a look at the women in the sci-fi franchise’s extensive universe.

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First Buzz: Yu-Gi-Oh! Legendary Duelists


What:
Yu-Gi-Oh! Legendary Duelists
Arrives: Sept. 8
Box basics: Five cards per pack, two packs per blister (240 packs per case); display boxes will have 36 packs (12 boxes per case)

KonamiLogoWhat’s buzz-worthy: According to Konami, “to reign victorious in the Duelist Kingdom tournament, Yugi had to face off against powerhouse Duelists like Mai Valentine, Mako Tsunami and even his own friend and protégé Joey Wheeler. Now they’re all back with brand-new cards in Legendary Duelists, a booster set that powers up famous strategies from the classic series and beyond.”

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First Buzz: 2017 Panini Gold Standard football cards


What:
2017 Panini Gold Standard football cards
Arrives: July 12
Box basics: Five autographs or memorabilia cards per seven-card box (12 boxes per case via two inners)

What’s buzz-worthy: Panini America’s lustrous line hits the gridiron with at least one rookie jersey auto per box and plenty more creations that are golden.

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First Buzz: 2017 Topps Garbage Pail Kids Battle of the Bands


What:
2017 Topps Garbage Pail Kids Battle of the Bands trading cards
Arrives: Oct. 18
Box basics: 
One hit per Hobby Collector box (eight boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: This batch of Garbage Pail Kids will rock when it arrives packing parody takes on stars of the music world as well as remakes of iconic album covers.

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First Buzz: 2017 Topps WWE NXT wrestling cards

What: 2017 Topps WWE NXT wrestling cards
Arrives: Sept. 6
Box basics: Ten autographs per 10-pack box (eight boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: The WWE’s developmental promotion gets its own full-scale, hits-based release with this one going to full hobby channels after a Topps.com test run last year.

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First Buzz: 2017 Topps Star Wars Masterwork trading cards

What: 2017 Topps Star Wars Masterwork trading cards
Arrives: Nov. 8
Box basics: Four hits in every four-pack hobby box with two autographs guaranteed (eight boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Topps’ high-end Star Wars brand ups the ante with the ink while continuing to offer other hits with a mix of the past and present films in the sophomore release of its highest-end set for the franchise.

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First Buzz: 2017 Leaf Best of Football


What:
 2017 Leaf Best of Football
Arrives: August
Box basics: One buyback card plus one new Leaf card (three boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: The elite football cards from the past will be found here in graded buyback form accented with new creations featuring promising rookies.

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First Buzz: 2017 Super Break Football Touchdown Edition


What:
 2017 Super Break Football Touchdown Edition
Arrives: May 10
Box basics: Two hits per box (two boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Super Break’s newest football offering includes NFL cards of all types all in one high-end box.

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First Buzz: 2017 Leaf Valiant football cards

What: 2017 Leaf Valiant football cards
Arrives: July
Box basics: Three autographs and one graded autograph card per box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Leaf Valiant returns having “undergone substantial changes to ensure that the item as as fun and exciting as ever.”

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First Buzz: 2017 Topps Heritage Minor League baseball cards


What:
2017 Topps Heritage Minor League baseball cards
Arrives: Sept. 27
Box basics:
 One autograph and one Relic per 18-pack box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: The players and teams in the minor leagues take a trip back to 1968 with this release that includes variations, rare parallels, hits and, of course, autos.

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First Buzz: 2017 Donruss Elite football cards

What: 2017 Donruss Elite football cards
Arrives: June 28
Box basics: Two autographs and one memorabilia card per 20-pack box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Just like last year, on-card autographs will be found in every box as a hobby staple returns for another season.

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First Buzz: 2017 Bowman High Tek baseball cards

What: 2017 Bowman High Tek baseball cards
Arrives: Aug. 23
Box basics: Four on-card autographs per 10-card box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Topps brings the Bowman brand to the Tek world with a release that packs plenty of ink in every box and plenty of parallels as well as a new type of prospecting rainbow.

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First Buzz: 2017 Topps Fear The Walking Dead Seasons 1-2 cards


What:
 2017 Topps Fear The Walking Dead Seasons 1-2 trading cards
Arrives: Now (online-exclusive)
Box basics: Two autographs per box

What’s buzz-worthy: Topps’ debut line for Fear The Walking Dead goes widevision for an online-only release.

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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)
Checklist: Click here to view

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

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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