First Buzz: 2017 Leaf All-American Football Vault football cards

What: 2017 Leaf All-American Football Vault football cards
Arrives: February
Box basics: A past box and a 2017 Leaf Metal All-American Bonus Box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Leaf revisits the U.S. Army All-American Bowl 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. Among those? A number of new Christian McCaffrey patch autographs.

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First Buzz: 2017 Panini Select football cards

What: 2017 Panini Select football cards
Arrives: Feb. 21
Box basics: Two autographs and one memorabilia card per 12-pack box (12 boxes per case).

What’s buzz-worthy: Once again, the colorful rainbow and prime memorabilia cards that Select is known for return to the gridiron with more than one insert card per pack — and the first cards of 2018 NFL Draft hopefuls, too.

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It’s here … check out 2017 Topps Transcendent on BlowoutTV

This year’s edition of Topps Transcendent Collection baseball cards is here with 53 autographs — and plenty more — per hand-crafted wooden box. (Click here to view the checklist.)

Topps calls this one “the pinnacle of high-end collecting” and BlowoutTV will be busting its first box in minutes. We’ll be adding images from that break and others all day at this link right here — click it to check out everything so far.

So, how much is a briefcase? Click here to see the price.

Update: Now that the break is over, the images have been added to the previous gallery as well as the gallery here … check ’em out below. A number of early eBay images also has been added.

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First Buzz: 2017 Panini Encased football cards

What: 2017 Panini Encased football cards
Arrives: Feb. 14
Box basics: One graded on-card autograph, one standard autograph and two memorabilia cards per five-card box (eight boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Encased returns for a sophomore season with the same striking look it had as a rookie and a new class of new stars — as well as all-time greats.

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First Buzz: 2018 Topps The Walking Dead Road to Alexandria cards


What:
 2018 Topps The Walking Dead Road to Alexandria trading cards
Arrives: April 11
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 focuses on their path home — and their plans on defending it, too.

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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.

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First Buzz: 2018 SAGE HIT Premier Draft Low Series football cards

What: 2018 SAGE HIT Premier Draft Low Series football cards
Arrives: Feb. 23
Box basics: 12 autographed cards per 20-pack box (16 boxes per case)
Checklist: See in the gallery below

What’s buzz-worthy: SAGE gets an early start on the prospective NFL Draft picks with HIT, which will include an insert in every pack and plenty of ink per box.

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First Buzz: 2018 Topps Definitive Collection baseball cards

What: 2018 Topps Definitive Collection baseball cards
Arrives: April 18
Box basics: Six autographs or autographed memorabilia cards and two additional memorabilia cards per eight-card box (three boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Definitive returns for a second season with the same volume of items per box and with a number of case-hit caliber cards with everything in the product limited to no more than 50 copies.

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First Buzz: 2017 Panini Plates & Patches football cards


What:
 2017 Panini Plates & Patches football cards
Arrives: Feb. 7
Box basics: One autograph, one memorabilia card and one printing plate per five-card box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Plates & Patches is back with two hits and a printing plate in every single box and there’s more to be found beyond that. Oh, and there will be autographed printing plates found one per case.

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First Buzz: 2018 Donruss NASCAR

What: 2018 Donruss NASCAR cards
Arrives: Feb. 7
Box basics:  Three autograph or memorabilia cards per 24-pack box (20 boxes per case)
Checklist: Click here to view

What’s buzz-worthy: Once again, Panini America’s first NASCAR release of the new year will be Donruss with it including a wide array of inserts and throwback nods — a mix that will include the memorable 1985 Donruss baseball design applied to the stars of racing.

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First Buzz: 2017-18 Topps Chrome UEFA Champions League soccer


What:
2017-18 Topps Chrome UEFA Champions League soccer cards
Arrives: March 7
Box basics: One autograph per 18-pack box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Topps unleashes Chrome upon the Champions League for the first time with some big-name autos and, of course, a Refractor rainbow that includes autographs, too, in this Hobby-only release.

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Panini readies World Cup soccer gaming cards & stickers

What: 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Adrenalyn XL cards
Arrives: Feb. 28 (Update: Outside North America only.)
Box basics: 50 six-card packs per box (12 boxes per case)

The Basics: With the World Cup set for June 14 to July 15, Panini gets the head start on the action with this one, which will include 468 cards — 360 basic cards, 40 Fan Favorites (every other pack), 32 Power Up cards (one in five), 30 Rare cards (one in seven) and six Extra Rare (one in 48 packs). All 32 World Cup teams will be represented

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First Buzz: 2017 Historic Autographs Originals 1930s baseball cards

What: 2017 Historic Autographs Originals 1930s baseball cards
Arrives: Dec. 29
Box basics: One encased autographed buyback card display per box (16 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: The final Historic Autographs release of the year takes us back to the 1930s with buyback cards and cut autographs paired together in a very limited product.

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First Buzz: Yu-Gi-Oh! Legendary Collection Kaiba & Yu-Gi-Oh! Star Pack Vrains

What: Yu-Gi-Oh! Legendary Collection Kaiba
Arrives: March 9
Box basics: Three Legendary Collection Kaiba Mega Packs, five new cards and game board

What’s buzz-worthy: The packs in this one include four Secret Rares and six Ultra Rares in each one — 30 cards — with the five new cards based on “some of Kaiba’s famous cards like Lord of D, including a new Fusion Monster to Summon with The Fang of Critias,” according to Konami. These will carry a suggested retail price of $29.99.

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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: 2017 Panini Vertex football cards


What:
 2017 Panini Vertex football cards
Arrives: Jan. 24
Box basics: Four autographs and two memorabilia cards per three-pack box (eight boxes per case via two inners)
Checklist: Click here to view

What’s buzz-worthy: A new NFL brand with a familiar look if you’re also a basketball collector arrives in January with plenty of hits per box and often multiple swatches per card, too, as part of a product that “showcases a variety of printing technologies to deliver distinct, jaw-dropping inserts.”

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First Buzz: 2018 Topps WWE wrestling cards

What: 2018 Topps WWE wrestling cards
Arrives: May 2
Box basics: Two hits (one autograph guaranteed) in every 24-pack hobby box (eight boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: The wave is coming to the ring as the 2018 Topps flagship WWE brand uses the same design as its MLB counterpart with the stars of the ring getting the cardboard nods here.

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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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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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First Buzz: 2017 Historic Autographs Line-ups baseball

What: 2017 Historic Autographs Line-ups baseball
Arrives: Dec. 15
Box basics: One quad cut autograph per box (eight boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Historic Autographs takes the cut autograph into book territory with quads for memorable squads broken down into three types of cards.

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First Buzz: 2018 Topps Series 2 baseball cards

What: 2018 Topps Series 2 baseball cards
Arrives: June 13
Box basics: One autograph or Relic per 36-pack box (12 boxes per case); One autograph and two Relics per 10-pack jumbo box (six boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: The second series of the newest edition of the Topps baseball brand — the flagship brand for the hobby — will arrive with a wave of energy and full-bleed feel that further breaks from the traditional feel for the brand that’s been around for 67 consecutive seasons.

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First Buzz: 2017-18 Panini Prestige basketball cards (early retail details)

What: 2017-18 Panini Prestige basketball cards
Arrives: Feb. 21
Box basics: One autograph per 12-pack jumbo box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: We’ve got early word on some of the retail inclusions to come for this newest version of Prestige, including the basics on pack formats.

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First Buzz: 2017-18 Topps Premier League Gold soccer cards


What: 2017-18 Topps Premier League Gold soccer cards
Arrives: Feb. 12
Box basics: Two autos per 24-pack box (eight boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Topps boasts that this one will have “a fresh new look and high-end finish” when it arrives packing autographs from Tottenham’s Dele Alli and Chelsea captain Gary Cahill among others.

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First Buzz: 2018 TRISTAR Hidden Treasures Autographed Baseball

What: 2018 TRISTAR Hidden Treasures autographed baseballs
Arrives: Jan. 3
Box basics: 
One autographed baseball per box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: TRISTAR’s autographed baseball chase brand is back in January with nods to its hometown World Series champion Houston Astros as well as Diamond Tickets good for one of the biggest possible autographs in MLB history.

Keep reading for details on that one and a gallery of what’s possible in this one.

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First Buzz: 2018 Topps MLS cards

 What: 2018 Topps MLS soccer cards
Arrives: April 11
Hobby box basics: Two autos and one jumbo Relic per 24-pack box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Back for its sixth year, the flagship for Topps’ American soccer presence will arrive with nods to the 1980s but plenty of the energy and cardboard qualities that collectors expect today.

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First Buzz: 2017 Topps Gallery baseball cards

What: 2017 Topps Gallery baseball cards
Arrives: This week … only initially at Walmart
Box basics: Two autographs in every 20-pack collector’s box
Checklist: Click here to view

What’s buzz-worthy: For the first time since 2005, Topps Gallery returns to the diamond with a new crop of artistic takes on MLB’s stars with autographs that add to the chase.

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First Buzz: 2018 Bowman baseball cards (updated)

What: 2018 Bowman baseball cards
Arrives: April 25
Box basics: Three autographs per 12-pack jumbo box (eight boxes per case); One autograph per 24-pack hobby box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Bowman returns with a new look, new prospects and even a new inclusion — two-player double-sided (and on-card) autographs as seen above.

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Topps Holiday baseball set returns once again — only at Walmart

The Topps Holiday Box is back.

Topps revealed its plans for a 2017 Topps Holiday baseball card set on Tuesday and it’s once again a Walmart-only release that features some different looks for cards from the three flagship Topps releases but with a new holiday twist for the release.

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First Buzz: 2017 Topps Transcendent Collection baseball cards (gallery updated Dec. 15 & beyond)

What: 2017 Topps Transcendent Collection baseball cards
Arrives: Dec. 13
Box basics: 53 autographs — and plenty more — per hand-crafted wooden box
Checklist: Click here to view

What’s buzz-worthy: Topps’ high-end baseball brand — what it calls “the pinnacle of high-end collecting” — returns for another season with a tribute of sorts to 1987, a spotlighting of the newly crowned American League Rookie of the Year and a party invite that includes one of the biggest sluggers in baseball history.

So, what comes in a box? Keep reading for more info and a full gallery of images released so far.

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First Buzz: 2017 Panini Limited football cards

What: 2017 Panini Limited football cards
Arrives: Jan. 10
Box basics: Two autographs and one memorabilia card per three-pack box (15 boxes per case)
Checklist: Click here to view

What’s buzz-worthy: Limited returns with an emphasis on young stars with cards spotlighting draft night — Draft Day Signature Booklets with pieces of the jersey that the player held on stage — and more.

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First Buzz: 2017-18 Panini Chronicles basketball cards

What: 2017-18 Panini Chronicles basketball cards
Arrives: Jan. 17
Box basics: Three autograph or memorabilia cards per three-pack box (10 boxes per case)
Checklist: Click here to view

What’s buzz-worthy: Panini offers a look at the newest crop of NBA rookies on a number of designs/brands from the recent past and present all in one place.

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First Buzz: 2018 Topps ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ trading cards

What: 2018 Topps Solo: A Star Wars Story trading cards
Arrives: April 20
Box basics: One autograph guaranteed in every two-hit box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: The next Star Wars movie will, of course, get its own cardboard and we have the basics — but no spoilers — for the story of Han Solo.

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First Buzz: 2017 TRISTAR Signature Series

What: 2017 TRISTAR Signature Series
Arrives: Dec. 13
Box basics: One autographed item per envelope (10 envelopes per case).

What’s buzz-worthy: TRISTAR’s Signature Series is the final product of the year with just 75 10-pack cases of authenticated autographed memorabilia inside.

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First Buzz: 2017 Leaf Plates & Proofs hockey cards


What: 2017 Leaf Plates & Proofs hockey cards
Arrives: January
Box basics: Eight 1/1 cards per box (10 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Leaf loads up this one for hockey fans with nothing but proof cards and printing plates in every box.

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

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Loaded 2017 Topps Update MLB set gets Chromed in Mega Boxes

The Mega Box is back once again — but only initially at Target stores.

Topps finally unleashed the checklist for its annual retail-only Chromed version of Topps Update on Tuesday and it’s yet again another release that offers Chrome fans one last set to collect but also a shot at some big-name Rookie Cards, Superfractors and autographs.

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