San Diego Chicken stars in Panini America autograph appearance

The-Famous-San-Diego-ChickenThe hobby has a fine feathered friend in The Famous San Diego Chicken whose baseball cards in 2016 Donruss have ushered in a new era of Hall of Famer mascot memorabilia cards while also looking back at his Rookie Card and other cards from Donruss decades ago.

This past weekend, The Chicken signed autographs for fans in San Diego and Panini America was there to provide the photos and document it all in the video below.

Continue reading

Buzz Break: 2016 Donruss baseball cards (hobby box)

2016-donruss-baseball1From 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

2016-donruss-kyle-schwarberThe box: 2016 Donruss baseball cards (hobby box)
Where to buy:

Packs per box: 24
Cards per pack: 8
Cards in this box: 192
Base set completion: 
139 of 195 (71 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notable players on base cards – Kyle Schwarber, Stephen Piscotty, Michael Conforto (Rated Rookies), Albert Pujols, Jose Fernandez (Diamond Kings), George Brett, Frank Thomas, Mike Trout, Albert Pujols, Rickey Henderson, Ken Griffey Jr., Cal Ripken Jr., Giancarlo Stanton, Miguel Cabrera, Don Mattingly, Mariano Rivera, Nolan Ryan, Carl Yastrzemski, Carlos Correa, Clayton Kershaw, Kris Bryant, Yu Darvish, Pete Rose, Joc Pederson, Bo Jackson, Buster Posey, Pete Rose, The San Diego Chicken

Continue reading

Panini teases what could be most-unique memorabilia cards ever

ChickenRelicPanini America posted this photo online this weekend with a simple statement.

“Why did this chicken cross the road? That’s easy: To become a clucking cool memorabilia card in @paniniamerica’s upcoming 2016 Donruss baseball.”

If you’ve read The Buzz this past week, then it’s not a surprise — but here are more details.

Continue reading

First Buzz: 2016 Donruss baseball cards

 2016 Donruss baseball cards
Arrives: March 2016
Box basics: Three autographs or memorabilia cards per box

What’s buzz-worthy: A new wave of retro-styled but modern Donruss baseball cards arrives during spring training next year as Panini America revealed the basics on this new one, which will include autographed buybacks, plenty of inserts, plenty of base cards and more hits than the typical lower-end brand. Among the surprises? A memorabilia card for the famed The Famous (San Diego) Chicken mascot.

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.

Continue reading