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 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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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2014 Panini Contenders NFL Super Blaster 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: 2014 Panini Contenders NFL Super Blaster
The cost: Click here

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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Trading Connor Shaw for a legendary PC piece via Steiner Sports

ConnorShawIf you’re a long-time reader of The Buzz, you may remember the Steiner Sports promotion that allowed anybody, anywhere to trade in a legit Cleveland Browns quarterback autograph from the past for a $100 gift card.

Buzz’s headline back in January played up the Johnny Manziel drama — sadly, it’s derailed completely since then — and but opted to take a shot here with a cheaper auto. Buzz picked off a Connor Shaw 2014 Panini Contenders autograph from for just $1.99, had it delivered, followed the instructions from Steiner and mailed it in.

Buzz waited but never received a gift card — as it turns out, Steiner had so many requests as part of the promotion that it ran out of physical gift cards to mail. (Those still waiting should email the company with their info and address they used when they mailed in their Browns item.) After getting the discount info, Buzz waited again to find a key item to use the code. Today was the day as Buzz spent a few minutes to check out the site after a promotional email, wondering if a worthy item could be found and searching the game-used section, entertainment section and even the clearance rack for the right item.

And then Buzz found it.

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Buzz Break: 2014 Panini Contenders football cards (super blaster box)

2014-Panini-Contenders-Super-Blaster-boxFrom 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

2014-Panini-Contenders-Tom-BradyThe box: 2014 Panini Contenders football cards (super blaster box)
Where to buy:

Packs per box:
Cards per pack: 8
Cards in this box: 112
Base set completion: 
88 of 100 (88 percent)
Duplicates: 13

Notable names pulled on base cards: Peyton Manning, Andrew Luck, Dez Bryant, Julio Jones, Eli Manning, Aaron Rodgers, Cam Newton, Tom Brady, Russell Wilson

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