Buzz Break: 2017 Donruss Optic football cards (blaster box)


From 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 BlowoutBuzz@blowoutcards.com.

The box: 2017 Donruss Optic football (blaster)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box: 6
Cards per pack: 4
Cards in this box: 24
Base set completion: 
12 of 100 (12 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Base cards – Antonio Brown, Cam Newton, Randall Cobb, Kirk Cousins, Rob Gronkowski, Tajae Sharpe, Jordan Matthews, Greg Olsen, Marshawn Lynch, Sam Bradford, Allen Robinson, Ben Roethlisberger

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Buzz Break: 2016 Panini Contenders Draft Picks football (blaster box)

2016pncontendersdraftFBblasterFrom 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 BlowoutBuzz@blowoutcards.com.

The box: 2016 Panini Contenders Draft Picks football
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (for hobby)

Packs per box:
 7
Cards per pack: 6
Cards in this box: 42
Base set completion: 
8 of 100 (8 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Base cards: Tony Romo, Darren Sproles, Calvin Johnson, Doug Martin, Frank Gore, Allen Robinson, Luke Kuechly, Kirk Cousins

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Buzz Break: 2017 Panini Crown Royale NFL (retail premium box)

From time to time, Buzz will break a box of something and break down 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 BlowoutBuzz@blowoutcards.com.

The box: 2017 Panini Crown Royale football cards (retail premium box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box: 4
Cards per pack: 5
Cards per box: 20
Base set completion: 16 of 100 (16 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Base cards – Von Miller, Dez Bryant, Jordan Matthews, Todd Gurley, Andy Dalton, Jordan Howard, Kyle Rudolph, Allen Robinson, Sammy Watkins, James White, Jason Witten, Amari Cooper

Rookie cards (4) – Jamal Adams, Christian McCaffrey, Taco Charlton, O.J. Howard

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2017 Panini Prizm football blaster box (Hour 3)

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 3.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2017 Panini Prizm NFL blaster
The cost: BlowoutCards.com (for all formats)

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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Buzz Break: 2016 Panini Playoff football cards (blaster box)

From time to time, Buzz will break a box of something and break down 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 BlowoutBuzz@blowoutcards.com.

The box: 2016 Panini Playoff football cards (blaster box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (for hobby)

Packs per box: 7
Cards per pack: 8
Cards in this box: 56
Base set completion: 39 of 200 (20 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards: Peyton Manning Andrew Luck, Richard Sherman, Dez Bryant, Phil Simms, Odell Beckham Jr., Tony Romo, Steve Young, Khalil Mack, Matt Ryan, Adrian Peterson

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2014 Topps Football Mega Box (Hour 7)

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 7.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2014 Topps NFL Mega Box
The cost: BlowoutCards.com

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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Gallery: 2016 Panini Limited football memorabilia cards + more (updated)

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The NFL’s regular season may be over, but the next card set comes on Friday — and we have a new look at what’s to come.

It’s 2016 Panini Limited and it’s packed with memorabilia cards featuring some of the biggest young stars in the game as well as others.

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Buzz Break: 2016 Panini Playoff football cards (blaster box)

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From time to time, Buzz will break a box of something and break down 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 BlowoutBuzz@blowoutcards.com.

s-l1600The box: 2016 Panini Playoff football cards (blaster box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (for hobby)

Packs per box: 7
Cards per pack: 8
Cards in this box: 56
Base set completion: 39 of 200 (20 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards: Cam Newton, Kurt Warner, Ray Lewis, Dan Marino, Cris Carter, Marcus Allen, Terry Bradshaw

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Black November Wave 8 is here — and here are five deals to consider

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If you hadn’t noticed, there are a number of boxes with discounted prices now over on the mothership as BlowoutCards.com’s Black November Wave 8 hits today.

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 that caught this collector’s eye.

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BryantYou won’t find as many packs in these boxes, but you’ll find two autographs and more than one parallel or insert card in nearly every single pack. The Prizm rainbow here is as strong as it gets and there are plenty of big names to be found among a young crop of signers and a number of big past names — Kris Bryant, Aaron Judge, Luis Severino, Corey Seager, Addison Russell, Joc Pederson, Steven Moya, David Price, Will Clark, Jose Canseco and plenty more. It’s not as cheap as it used to be as these boxes have heated up some but they’ll remain a fun option to rip as long as they are still around.

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Buzz Break: 2016 Panini Absolute football cards (blaster box)

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From 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 BlowoutBuzz@blowoutcards.com.

s-l1600The box: 2016 Panini Absolute football cards (blaster box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (for hobby)

Packs per box: 8
Cards per pack: 8
Cards in this box: 64
Base set completion: 
56 of 100 (56 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards – Marcus Mariota, J.J. Watt, Antonio Brown, A.J. Green, Julio Jones, Teddy Bridgewater, Adrian Peterson, Matthew Stafford, Richard Sherman, Todd Gurley, Tony Romo

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Need a collecting challenge? 2014 Topps Turkey Red football has some

bridgewaterWhat happens when you have a retail-only, hit-per-pack product that can be condition sensitive with a likely modest print run and sometimes-rocky collation? A super collecting challenge — and a product that is available now at an outrageous price as part of Blowout Cards’ Super Bowl 50 sale coinciding with the big game.

How outrageous? Keep reading …

2014tpturkeyredFBThe 2014 Topps Turkey Red football set presents a collecting challenge with some surprisingly expensive cards — even for rookies who may not have lived up to expectations. Need an example of how expensive? Click here. Yep, that much … even for Johnny Manziel. And one expensive card that’s unsigned? Click here.

There aren’t that many $100 cards popping out of retail packs regularly, but these two cards are not alone in Turkey Red. In fact that second sale above might be underselling the card based on scarcity. Overall, it seems autograph asking prices are healthy, too.

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Auction Gallery: Hunt’s Super Bowl 50 event packs serious history

watt395One of the biggest football auctions of the year is set for Friday and Saturday as Hunt Auctions continues its traditional Super Bowl sale.

The Super Bowl 50 Live Auction will be at the Moscone Center in San Francisco with more than 900 lots including modern-day game-dated memorabilia like the J.J. Watt Houston Texans gamer above — a jersey with a hefty price already in early bidding — and pieces from football’s early years. too.

Because of its high profile as part of the NFL Experience show, prices can be pretty strong once the auctions close.

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Jacksonville Jaguars Bold Rush gamers at auction through Sunday

Bortles_1_medJerseys from the Jacksonville Jaguars‘ Bold Rush game where the team wore striking gold uniforms are on the auction block benefitting charity with the sales ending later this weekend.

All proceeds from the jerseys worn during the team’s 19-13 win over the Tennessee Titans on Nov. 19 will go to the the Jacksonville Jaguars Foundation, which “supports programs benefiting economically and socially disadvantaged youth, families and other NFL and team charitable initiatives.”

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Javorius Allen, Marcus Mariota & Ryan Fitzpatrick among NFL’s most Buzz-worthy players in Week 13

 

AllenTake a look at the NFL’s stat sheets for running backs and it’s not a pretty sight these days in terms of production that would wow anyone.

At least not on the Emmitt Smith Standard.

However, with the game continuing to change so, too, are the roles that RBs play. Take a look at the stat sheet for catches on Sunday and there was a new name right at the top — and it wasn’t a receiver. Ravens RB Javorius Allen had 12 catches for 131 yards and a touchdown on Sunday. Tack on 17 carries for 63 yards and the fourth-round pick out of USC looks even more impressive.

Could it be a fluke? Could it be an arrival? Only time will tell. For the season, Allen now has just 367 yards rushing and 242 yards receiving with just two touchdowns total on the year. Buzz bets there are some bargains to be had.

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Keep reading for four more guys who generated some buzz on the field this week.

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