Black Friday is nearly here & here are five preview wave deals to consider


If you hadn’t noticed this month, there have been a number of boxes with discounted prices now over on the mothership as’s Black November has been rocking the hobby.

Now, though, we’re prepping for Black Friday with a preview wave of what’s to come.

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 options that caught this collector’s eye. (Be sure to click this link to see how much these will be discounted.)

s-l1600-22015 Bowman Chrome baseball hobby box
The rookie auto crop isn’t what a lot of Chrome buyers scout first but the list of names found in this one is impressive — Byron Buxton, Carlos Rodon, Francisco Lindor, Joc Pederson, Kris Bryant and Noah Syndergaard. There are, of course, then the prospects and plenty of rainbow potential that the Chromies are known to collect in bulk. A lower price on these boxes should entice more than a few rippers — and cards like this Bryant auto could be in there with two autographs in every box.

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Gallery: 2015-16 Panini Clear Vision basketball cards

2015-16-panini-clear-vision-basketball-gallery-12Panini America‘s newest NBA set, 2015-16 Panini Clear Vision, arrives in hobby shops today with a sleek modern design with cards on acetate but also with an element that’s a bit of a throwback to the past.

There’s not an autograph or memorabilia card in every box.

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First Buzz: 2015-16 Panini Clear Vision basketball cards

15-16_Clear_Vision_Base-KobeWhat: 2015-16 Panini Clear Vision basketball cards
Arrives: May 13
Box basics: Two rookies, one insert and two parallels per box with one auto per inner case  (two eight-box inner cases per 16-box case)

What’s buzz-worthy: The acetate-driven Clear Vision comes to the basketball court as a standalone product with five four-card packs per box and every card inside being a clearly conceived creation printed on plastic.

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.

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