Black November Wave 5 is here … and here are five deals to consider

If you hadn’t noticed, there are a number of boxes with discounted prices right now over on the mothership as BlowoutCards.com is in the midst its Black November sales now.

Wave 5 is here and 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/cases that caught this collector’s eye. (And this wave was so big that there could easily be five more … check it out.)

2016 Panini Absolute Football retail Premium Box
At this sale price, this one is definitely worth checking out since last year’s rookie crop is stacked and this one includes two exclusive hits — one blue auto and one blue memorabilia card — in every box. This one is a simple retail take on a memorabilia-focused favorite of mine and there could be even more retail-only colors found in boxes, too. If those are big names such as Dak Prescott or Ezekiel Elliott — or any of the other newcomers that are making a mark — you’re way ahead with this price. Either way, it’s a fun rip — and you can grab it by the case, too. 

Keep reading for a few more picks among this newest wave.

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First Buzz: 2017 Leaf Trinity baseball cards

What: 2017 Leaf Trinity baseball cards
Arrives: January
Box basics: Six autographed cards per box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: This one returns with what Leaf says is the “strongest checklist in Trinity baseball history” with new draft picks and notable prospects that the company says will be “chasing the face of professional baseball for years to come.”

Keep reading for more info and a full gallery.

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Buzz Break: 2017 Topps Heritage Minor League baseball (hobby 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 Topps Heritage Minor League baseball cards
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box: 18
Cards per pack: 8
Cards in this box: 140
Base set completion: 
121 of 200 (61 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards – Amed Rosario, Mickey Moniak, Nick Senzel, Blake Rutherford, Fernando Tatis Jr., Ozzie Albies, Eloy Jimenez, Michael Kopech, Rhys Hoskins, Austin Riley, Bo Bichette, Rafael Devers

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First Buzz: 2017 Leaf Metal Draft baseball cards

What: 2017 Leaf Metal Draft baseball cards
Arrives: November
Box basics: Six on-card autographs per box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Leaf Trading Cards’ Metal brand returns with a revamped “incredibly short print run” and it’s “the most-packed lineup of players for any Metal baseball release ever,” according to the company.

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Rhys Hoskins’ first game-used memorabilia cards hit in new Topps Now MLB Players Weekend set

MLB Players Weekend has come and gone, but the colorful nickname uniforms can now be found in a new batch of Topps Now cards.

And it’s an assortment that includes the first game-used memorabilia cards for the Philadelphia Phillies’ hard-hitting rookie Rhys Hoskins.

These are being sold more like they’re in pack form as the standard cards and all five of their parallels are up for grabs for one price for each of six players.

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Topps teases rookies to come in 2018 Topps Series 1 baseball packs

We don’t yet have 2017 Topps Update yet, but we know a few rookies who won’t make the cut because Topps has begun teasing its inclusions in next year’s set.

Eight rookies — and one promotional nugget of news — were released by the company on Monday.

Among the rookies will be New York Yankees outfielder Clint Frazier, who has 27 hits in his first 28 games along with 17 RBI since his debut. Who else will we expect to find in 2018 Topps Series 1?

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Futures Game memorabilia leads off All-Star Week at MLB Auctions

Game-used memorabilia from this year’s All-Star festivities will be hitting the auction block via MLB Auctions this week and the stars of the All-Star Futures Game are batting lead-off.

Game-used batting helmets, game-used baseballs, game-used caps, used batting practice jerseys and a game-used base are already up for grabs from the prospect showcase that the United States won, 7-6, over the World squad on Sunday evening.

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Buzz Break: 2017 Bowman Platinum baseball cards (collector’s 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 Bowman Platinum baseball cards (collector’s box)
Where to buy:
Initially only available via Walmart.

Packs per box: 20
Cards per pack: 5
Cards in this box: 100
Base set completion: 
44 of 100 (44 percent)
Duplicates: 2

Notables on base cards – Kris Bryant, Bryce Harper, David Ortiz, Josh Donaldson, Jose Altuve, Kenta Maeda, Gary Sanchez, Yu Darvish, Ichiro Suzuki, Kyle Schwarber, Buster Posey, Miguel Cabrera, Mike Trout

Rookie Cards (16) – Jake Thompson, Andrew Benintendi, Jharel Cotton, Amir Garrett, Tyler Glasnow, David Dahl, Antonio Senzatela, Raimel Tapia, Joe Musgrove, Yulieski Gurriel (2), Jose DeLeon, Alex Bregman, Manny Margot, Orlando Arcia, Jeff Hoffman

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Buzz Break: 2017 Topps Pro Debut minor league baseball (hobby 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 Topps Pro Debut minor league baseball cards (hobby box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box: 24
Cards per pack: 8
Cards in this box: 180
Base set completion: 
162 of 200 (81 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards – Mickey Moniak, Ian Happ, Amed Rosario, A.J. Puk, Bo Bichette, Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Blake Rutherford, Gleyber Torres, Nick Senzel, Carter Kieboom, Bryson Bregman

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2013 Elite Extra Edition hanger box (Hour 6)

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 6.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2013 Elite Extra Edition baseball hanger box
The cost: Click here

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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Buzz Break: 2017 Bowman baseball cards (hobby 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 Bowman baseball cards (hobby box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box: 24
Cards per pack: 10
Cards in this box: 240
Base set completion: 
100 of 100 (100 percent)
Duplicates: 5
Prospect set completion: 
71 of 150 (47 percent)
Duplicates: 0
Chrome prospect set completion: 
46 of 150 (31 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notable players on base cards – Kris Bryant, Willson Contreras, Kyle Schwarber, Francisco Lindor, Corey Seager, Clayton Kershaw, Mookie Betts, Bryce Harper, Carlos Correa, Josh Donaldson, Ichiro Suzuki, Yu Darvish, Mike Trout

Rookie Cards – Carson Fulmer, Tyler Austin, Hunter Dozier, Jake Thompson, Gavin Cecchini, Jose DeLeon, Orlando Arcia, Jorge Alfaro, Teoscar Hernandez, Jharel Cotton, Jeff Hoffman, Manny Margot, Andrew Benintendi, Yoan Moncada, Reynaldo Lopez, Yulieski Gurriel, Aaron Judge, Robert Gsellman, Ryon Healy, David Dahl, Rob Segedin, Tyler Glasnow, Dansby Swanson, Hunter Dozier, Matt Strahm, Alex Bregman, Raimel Tapia, Braden Shipley, Joe Musgrove, Alex Reyes, Hunter Renfroe

Notable Prospects (both sets) – Yu-Cheng Chang, Tetsuo Yamada, Luiz Gohara, Anderson Espinoza, Christin Stewart, Amed Rosario, Takahiro Norimoto, Luis Garcia, Stephen Gonsalves, Rafael Devers, Tyler O’Neill, Dylan Cozens, Kevin Maitan, Gleyber Torres, Ronald Acuna, Mickey Moniak, Amed Rosario, Yoshitomo Tsutsugo, Patrick Weigel, Lazarito Armenteros, Blake Rutherford

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Buzz Break: 2017 Bowman baseball 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 Bowman baseball cards (blaster box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box: 8
Cards per pack: 10
Cards in this box: 80
Base set completion: 
34 of 100 (34 percent)
Duplicates: 0
Prospect set completion: 
23 of 150 (15 percent)
Duplicates: 0
Chrome prospect set completion: 
16 of 150 (11 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notable players on base cards – Kris Bryant, Willson Contreras, Kyle Schwarber, Francisco Lindor, Corey Seager, Clayton Kershaw, Mookie Betts

Rookie Cards (10) – Carson Fulmer, Tyler Austin, Hunter Dozier, Jake Thompson, Gavin Cecchini, Jose DeLeon, Orlando Arcia, Jorge Alfaro, Teoscar Hernandez, Jharel Cotton

Notable Prospects (both sets) – Yu-Cheng Chang, Tetsuo Yamada, Luiz Gohara, Anderson Espinoza, Christin Stewart, Amed Rosario, Takahiro Norimoto, Luis Garcia, Stephen Gonsalves, Rafael Devers, Tyler O’Neill

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Gallery: Panini Spring Training Road Trip signers & behind-scenes views

Panini America’s second leg of its annual autograph, photo and memorabilia collection adventure known as the Panini Spring Training Road Trip winds down today and tomorrow in Arizona.

It’s one of the biggest ways that the company collects autographs in one big swoop for the younger stars of the diamond every year.

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