Buzz-worthy Bargain Break: Making a case for five discounted boxes

2013-14-panini-crusadeIf 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 are five boxes that caught this collector’s eye.

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Buzz Poll: How would you grade this autographed Brett Favre card?

BrettFavre“The Gunslinger” Brett Favre was among the players named to this year’s Hall of Fame class on Saturday night, meaning he’ll be forever enshrined in Canton later this year.

One card pulled in recent days by a collector is this 2015 Panini National Treasures College Notable Nicknames card — one of only a few cards showing him at Southern Mississippi that’s signed and one of even fewer that’s signed and inscribed. (And it’s pricey.)

Buzz thinks this is close to a perfect piece of cardboard and wonders what you think … grade this card.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Feb. 7)

yptr8nidThe Blowout Cards Forums are where thousands of collectors converge daily to discuss, well, a little bit of everything. Here are five threads about collecting and more that you should check out right now.

What’s Buzzing Today: Super Bowl 50, Superfractors, SportKings & more.

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Chasing “Thunder & Lightning” not as easy as you might think in Panini America’s high-end college brands

panini-america-national-treasures-college-qc551Buzz is a collector with varying tastes — one where there’s definitely not one focus but many.

It’s a blessing and a curse.

When one favorite player isn’t playing well or is off the mental radar, the collection doesn’t suffer — the focus turns elsewhere. And then, sometimes, there are just cards that pop up because they are interesting.

Panini America‘s recently released Immaculate Collection College set and the upcoming National Treasures College edition are packed with singles on Buzz’s radar because they show something we haven’t seen before — or at least not a lot of — in the hobby. One example? A Rafael Palmeiro Mississippi State autograph like the one above that’s coming in National Treasures. It’s not that Buzz cares one bit about the Bulldogs or even Palmeiro, but the 1985 season where MSU had Will Clark and Palmeiro, aka “Thunder and Lightning,” is one that’s pretty significant in college baseball lore. And since college baseball is something we haven’t historically seen a lot of on cardboard (other than new prospects awaiting their pro colors) that makes a card like this interesting.

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Board Buzz: Five must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Nov. 4)

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The Blowout Cards Forums are where thousands of collectors converge daily to discuss, well, a little bit of everything. Here are five threads about collecting and more that you should check out right now.

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