Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2014 Topps U.S. Winter Olympics blaster box (Hour 10)

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 Hour 10.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2014 Topps U.S. Winter Olympic & Paralympic Team and Hopefuls (blaster)
The cost: BlowoutCards.com

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2015 Leaf Holiday Bonus Pack (Hour 9)

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 Hour 9.

12in12-logo-smallerThe pack: 2015 Leaf Holiday Bonus Pack
The cost: BlowoutCards.com

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2008 Donruss Americana II blaster box (Hour 8)

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 Hour 8.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2008 Donruss Americana II blaster
The cost: BlowoutCards.com

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Buzz Break: 2013 Panini Golden Age sports 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: 2013 Panini Golden Age (hobby box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box: 24 (plus one box-topper pack)
Cards per pack: 6
Cards in this box: 148
Base set completion: 104 of 150 (69 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards: Tatum O’Neal, Bo Derek, Jackie Earle Haley, Sparky Anderson, Jerry Lewis, Jane Russell, Henry Fonda, Eva Gabor, Branch Rickey, Earl Campbell, Grace Kelly, Jim Thorpe, Jimmy Carter, Seabiscuit, Henry Ford, Johnny Carson, Red Grange, William “Buckwheat” Thomas, Curley Neal, Yogi Berra, Bob Hope, Mel Ott, Penny Marshall, Sugar Ray Leonard, Mario Andretti, Evel Knievel, Abraham Lincoln, Knute Rockne, The Three Stooges, Walter Cronkite, Henry Winkler, Harry Houdini

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Buzz Break: 2015 Panini Americana trading cards (hobby box)

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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: 2015 Panini Americana (hobby box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box: 10
Cards per pack: 5
Cards in this box: 52
Base set completion: 
26 of 73 (36 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards – Molly Ringwald, Corbin Bernsen, Laura Prepon, Ali Larter, Darryl McDaniels, Coolio, Vince Neil, D.B. Sweeney, Aly Raisman, Hulk Hogan, Paula Abdul

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Buzz Break: 2013 Panini Golden Age sports 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: 2013 Panini Golden Age (hobby box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box: 24 (plus one box-topper pack)
Cards per pack: 6
Cards in this box: 148
Base set completion: 104 of 150 (69 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards: Tatum O’Neal, Bo Derek, Jackie Earle Haley, Sparky Anderson, Jerry Lewis, Jane Russell, Henry Fonda, Eva Gabor, Branch Rickey, Earl Campbell, Grace Kelly, Jim Thorpe, Jimmy Carter, Seabiscuit, Henry Ford, Johnny Carson, Red Grange, William “Buckwheat” Thomas, Curley Neal, Yogi Berra, Bob Hope, Mel Ott, Penny Marshall, Sugar Ray Leonard, Mario Andretti, Evel Knievel, Abraham Lincoln, Knute Rockne, The Three Stooges, Walter Cronkite, Henry Winkler, Harry Houdini

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Buzz Break: 2015 Panini Americana trading cards (hobby box)

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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: 2015 Panini Americana (hobby box)
Where to buy: Click here

Packs per box: 10
Cards per pack: 5
Cards in this box: 51
Base set completion: 
25 of 73 (34 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards – John C. McGinley, Corbin Bernsen, Joan Collins, Katrina Bowden, Vanilla Ice, Aly Raisman, Gabreille Reece, Bradley Cooper, Martin Short, Chris Jericho, Joe Manganiello, Ian Ziering, Lea Michele, James Earl Jones, Tiffani Thiessen

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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: 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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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2011 In The Game Canadiana hobby box (Hour 5)

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 Hour 5.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2011 In The Game Canadiana trading cards (hobby box)
The cost now: 
$49.95 

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Nov. 8)

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 today … grip it and rip it!

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Black November starts today and here are five sweet deals to consider

If you hadn’t noticed, there are a number of boxes with discounted prices right now over on the mothership as BlowoutCards.com begins its Black November sales now.

Many of the discounts were dramatic enough that Buzz had to sit down and ponder the possibilities in many of the boxes and cases — and here are five boxes/cases that caught this collector’s eye.

2015 Bowman’s Best baseball hobby box
There are more than a few Bowman boxes up for grabs with lower prices as part of this wave — the first of several to come between now and Black Friday — but this one has a pretty strong discount (limit eight boxes per person) and potential. The mini-box format allows you to share a box with someone else if you want, too, with each half-box including six packs and and two autos. Among the signers here? Carlos Correa, Kris Bryant, Dansby Swanson, Rafael Devers, Mike Trout, Andrew Benintendi, Bryce Harper, Byron Buxton and many others. You can do very well here with a little luck.

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Panini America plans Black Friday and Cyber Monday promo packs

The details for Panini America‘s plans for Black Friday and Cyber Monday promo pack programs are here.

The first of the two shopping promos begins on Nov. 24, the day after Thanksgiving, which is the biggest shopping day of the year throughout all of the commerce world.

The Black Friday release will include a 75-card NFL set with 25 rookies numbered to just 399 copies. There also will be a 25-card Panini Collection insert with parallels for these sets numbered to 50, 25, 10 and 1/1 versions.

There also will be a 75-card set combining all of the other sports in the Panini portfolio — a set that will also have rookies and the same parallels spotlighting stars of the NBA, MLB, NASCAR and other possibilities.

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First Buzz: 2018 Leaf Best of Sports

What: 2018 Leaf Best of Sports
Arrives: January
Box basics: One buyback and one Leaf Best of Sports card per box (10 boxes per case)
Order: Boxes here & cases here 

What’s buzz-worthy: Leaf’s buyback brand takes on all of the sports world all in one place with a smaller print run than past “Best of” releases.

Keep reading for more info.

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2013 Panini Golden Age wax box (Hour 3)

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 Hour 3.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2013 Panini Golden Age
The cost now: Click here

The cost then: $72

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First Buzz: 2017 Leaf Metal Sports Heroes Pre-production Proofs


What:
2017 Leaf Metal Sports Heroes Pre-production Proofs
Arrives: Soon
Box basics: Three 1/1 proof cards per box

What’s buzz-worthy: Every card that made its way into boxes of the recently released 2017 Leaf Metal Sports Heroes gets a 1/1 unsigned equivalent here. Every card in every box will be encapsulated by BGS. For more on what was in the standard release, click here. 

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

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Buzz Break: 2013 Panini Golden Age sports 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: 2013 Panini Golden Age (hobby box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box: 24 (plus one box-topper pack)
Cards per pack: 6
Cards in this box: 146
Base set completion: 102 of 150 (68 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards: Evel Knievel, Abraham Lincoln, Jackie Earle Haley, Knute Rockne, Mario Andretti, Tatum O’Neal, Elizabeth Montgomery, David Stambaugh, Lana Turner, Bobby Jones, Grace Kelly, Bobby Hull, Erin Blunt, Bob Gibson, Henry Ford, Yogi Berra, Johnny Bench, Earl Campbell, Jane Russell, Mel Ott, Johnny Carson, Eve Plumb, Sugar Ray Leonard, Rocky Marciano, Henry Winkler, Walter Cronkite, Jimmy Carter, Penny Marshall, Grantland Rice, Donna Douglas, The Three Stooges, Tris Speaker, Jean Harlow, Bo Derek

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Oct. 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: Pondering future Hall of Famers, big NFL breaks, a Super Jeter & more in today’s edition.

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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.

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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.

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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)
Checklist: Click here to view

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.

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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.

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First Buzz: 2017 Leaf Pop Century Signed Photograph Update Edition


What:
 2017 Leaf Pop Century Signed Photograph Update Edition
Arrives: Late September
Box basics: One autographed 8-by-10 photo per box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Leaf’s latest autograph product for pop culture arrives with certified autographed photos from the biggest names in Hollywood as well as big names from elsewhere.

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Buzz-worthy Bargain Break: 2013 In The Game Sportkings Series F


If you hadn’t noticed, there are a number of boxes with discounted prices this weekend and for the next week or so over on the mothership and they were dramatic enough that Buzz had to sit down and ponder the possibilities in many of them.

So much so here’s another of a few “picks” to come in the next few days.

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First Buzz: 2017 Leaf Rookie Retro sports cards


What:
 2017 Leaf Rookie Retro sports cards
Arrives: October/November
Box basics: One graded/authenticated buyback Rookie Card and one Leaf Rookie Retro card per box (four boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Leaf’s newest buyback product revisits memorable Rookie Cards from throughout the sports world.

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Scenes from the Show … The National Day 5 (ongoing gallery)

Via @Goldberg … Not sure if I’ve EVER taken a photo with 2 crazier dudes!!! 

National Sports Collectors Convention marches on inside the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center as we finish things up today. That comes after a big Day 4 (gallery here) and the Panini VIP Party, Day 3 (massive gallery here)Day 2 (massive gallery here) as well as the preview night (gallery here).

Now it’s time for Day 5 — the finale — with the last lineup of signers and plenty of action on the floor of a show that, by many accounts, has been busier than normal this year. You’ll never know what big items you’ll see and there will be items you’d never imagine finding because, well, you probably didn’t know they existed.

Keep reading for more and to see a gallery that will grow throughout the day as the doors open shortly.

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Scenes from the Show … The National Day 4 + Panini VIP Party (ongoing gallery updates all day)

Via @PaniniAmerica: Lonzo Ball has entered the Green Room at @PaniniAmerica #PaniniVIP Party!

National Sports Collectors Convention marches on inside the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center as we hit the weekend. Day 3 (massive gallery here)Day 2 (massive gallery here) as well as the preview night (gallery here) have come and gone but today should be a doozie

Now it’s time for Day 4 with the biggest lineup of signers and plenty of action on the floor of a show that, by many accounts, is busier than normal this year — and we’ll know for sure today as Saturdays are the peak. You’ll never know what big items you’ll see and there will be items you’d never imagine finding because, well, you probably didn’t know they existed.

Keep reading for more and to see a gallery that will grow throughout the day as the doors open shortly.

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Scenes from the Show … The National Day 3 (ongoing gallery)

National Sports Collectors Convention marches on inside the Donald  E. Stephens Convention Center as Day 2 (massive gallery here) as well as the preview night (gallery here) have come and gone.

Now it’s time for Day 3 with a massive slate of signers and plenty of action on the floor of a show that, by many accounts, is busier than normal. You’ll never know what big items you’ll see and there will be items you’d never imagine finding because, well, you probably didn’t know they existed.

Keep reading for more and to see a gallery that will grow throughout the day as the doors open shortly.

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Scenes from the Show … The National Day 2 (ongoing gallery)

Day 1 of this year’s National Sports Collectors Convention is over inside the Donald  E. Stephens Convention Center and the preview night (gallery) has come and gone, too.

Now it’s time for Day 2 with a larger slate of signers and plenty of action. You’ll never know what big items you’ll see (How’s that box up top look?), and there will be items you’d never imagine finding because, well, you probably didn’t know they existed.

Keep reading for more and to see a gallery that will grow throughout the day as the doors open shortly.

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First Buzz: 2017 Leaf Autographed Jersey Multi-sport Edition


What:
2017 Leaf Autographed Jersey Multi-sport Edition
Arrives: October/November
Box basics: One autographed custom jersey per box (eight boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Leaf expands the collecting landscape for its newest autographed-jersey-in-a-box release with this one that includes tough autographs from some of the biggest stars in sports history … like Andre The Giant.

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National Sports Collectors Convention — the basics (so far)

The National Sports Collectors Convention is nearly here and the months of preparation are culminating in the show of all shows for sports collectors for five days in Chicago.

There will be plenty to see, plenty to do and plenty to buy and Buzz has been watching the developments the whole way. We’ll have galleries of images from the show floor and a few nuggets here and there in the coming days but there’s already been plenty written leading up to the show that you can all find right here.

Here’s a rundown of all past NSCC stories here on The Buzz …

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First Buzz: 2017 Leaf Cut Signature Edition Sports Icons cards


What:
2017 Leaf Cut Signature Edition Sports Icons cards
Arrives: October
Box basics: One cut signature card per box (16 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Leaf’s newest cut autograph product sone that promises to be a “value-oriented cut signature item to follow up its wildly successful History of Baseball” that “celebrates everything that is amazing about sports history.”

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Buzz Break: 2015 Panini Americana trading cards (hobby box)

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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: 2015 Panini Americana (hobby box)
Where to buy: Click here

Packs per box: 10
Cards per pack: 5
Cards in this box: 52
Base set completion: 
26 of 73 (36 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards – Molly Ringwald, Sylvester Stallone, Vanilla Ice, Kevin Hart, Bradley Cooper, Lea Michele, Rev Run, Darryl McDaniels, Aly Raisman, Rose McGowan, Eliza Dusku

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First Buzz: 2017 Leaf Memorabilia Vault


What:
 2017 Leaf Memorabilia Vault
Arrives: Sept. 28
Box basics: Ten memorabilia pieces per box

What’s buzz-worthy: Leaf Trading Cards’ Memorabilia Vault returns with plenty of surprises inside one massive box — a mix of items from the sports world and beyond.

Keep reading for more.

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting five 2016 Panini Cyber Monday packs (Hour 7)

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 Hour 7.

12in12-logo-smallerThe packs: Five 2016 Panini Cyber Monday packs
The cost: Click here

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