Could Jaydon Mickens’ big game — and a Jaguars playoff run — spark demand for his few cards?

The Jacksonville Jaguars clinched their first playoff berth in a decade on Sunday with a 45-7 spanking of the Houston Texans and there was a pair of wide receivers helping lead the way.

While we know this team is one where a bruising defense is perhaps making the biggest waves on the field in “Sacksonville,” but there is a collecting key on these two rookie WRs.

One, Keelan Cole, doesn’t even have cardboard — so there should be interest when he does (Panini Instant?) — and the other, Jaydon Mickens, has very little that’s been largely overlooked meaning there could be some serious movement going forward if Sunday’s game is a potential indicator of more to come.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Dec. 18)


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.

What’s Buzzing Today: Nothing but breaks from around the collecting world.

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Gallery: 2016 Panini National Treasures Collegiate football cards


Panini America’s latest nod to college football comes via a high-end brand arriving on Wednesday with some of the biggest names in the NFL game today — you know, guys like Ezekiel Elliott here — and big names from the past, too.

It’s 2016 Panini National Treasures Collegiate football and it will pack even more into every box than originally planned.

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First Buzz: 2016 Panini National Treasures Collegiate baseball cards


What: 2016 Panini National Treasures Collegiate baseball cards
Arrives: Jan. 4
Box basics:  Six autographs or memorabilia cards and two base/parallels per eight-card box (four boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: National Treasures presence goes collegiate for baseball with top young stars and legends from the past all in one place in what Panini says is smaller than Immaculate Collection Collegiate, which it previously said was “the smallest case run in company history.” So now this one is the rarest.

Keep reading for more info and a full gallery of images released so far.
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First Buzz: 2016 Panini National Treasures Collegiate football cards


What: 2016 Panini National Treasures Collegiate football cards
Arrives: Nov. 30
Box basics: Six autographs or memorabilia cards per eight-card box (four boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: “The ultra high-end National Treasures Collegiate football returns in 2016 featuring short-printed, serial-numbered cards of rookies, superstars and legends from their college days with a vast array of premium memorabilia,” according to Panini. Overall, it doesn’t look like the formula has changed much though there are some new features.

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.

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