Panini reveals Shohei Ohtani autograph plans in 2018 Donruss

As previously noted here on The Buzz, Panini America’s first baseball card release of the year will include autographs of new Los Angeles Angels signee Shohei Ohtani.

But now we have the specifics for 2018 Donruss and the cardboard to prove it after the former Nippon Professional Baseball star signed for Panini last week.

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First Buzz: 2018 Donruss baseball cards (early details)

What: 2018 Donruss baseball cards
Arrives: March 7
Box basics: Three hits per 24-pack hobby box (16 boxes per case); Four retail-exclusive insert cards per seven-pack blaster box (20 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: We’ve got early word on new baseball lines coming to the retail aisle from Panini America in 2018 — and this is the first release to arrive next spring. Update (Jan. 3): And this will include the first Panini cards for Shohei Ohtani, too, with memorabilia cards and on-card autographs in the mix.

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First Buzz: 2018 Donruss NASCAR

What: 2018 Donruss NASCAR cards
Arrives: Feb. 7
Box basics:  Three autograph or memorabilia cards per 24-pack box (20 boxes per case)
Checklist: Click here to view

What’s buzz-worthy: Once again, Panini America’s first NASCAR release of the new year will be Donruss with it including a wide array of inserts and throwback nods — a mix that will include the memorable 1985 Donruss baseball design applied to the stars of racing.

Keep reading for more info and a full gallery of images released so far.

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