Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Jan. 13)

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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.

What’s Buzzing Today: Big pulls from the past and present take center stage on this Friday.

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Postseason Superstars: This week’s icons include Antonio Brown, Aaron Rodgers & more … and who’s next?

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Five catches, 124 years and two touchdowns.

That’s the final line for Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown in Sunday’s 30-12 victory over the Miami Dolphins in their playoff-opening game. At this point, it’s the kind of showing that we expect from one of the league’s elite who had 106 catches for 1,284 yards and 12 TDs this season.

His 2010 Rookie Cards show him fresh out of Central Michigan and can be found in more than 20 brands that season, including Absolute Memorabilia, Bowman Sterling, Certified, Classics, Crown Royale, Donruss Elite, Epix, Exquisite Collection, Limited, Gridiron Gear, Plates & Patches, Threads, Contenders, National Treasures, Prestige, Rookies & Stars, SP Authentic, SPx, Score and Sweet Spot. You can expect to pay top dollar for anything of him that’s relatively rare and his auto RCs (Exquisite, Plates & Patches, Contenders, National Treasures, SPA and SPx) will be even more volatile and in-demand. It just comes with the territory.

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

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Buzz Poll: Assess the 2016 NFL season with our latest questions

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The regular season is now over in the NFL and that means one thing — we now have final stats.

Ok, ok … it also means the playoffs.

But for many rookies and players who are important in the hobby and may not be playing this weekend, those final stats are one way to assess whether we should continue to sink our dollars into their cards. Two rookies of note in 2016, Dallas’ Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott, will still be playing and they lead off our first of 13 Buzz Poll questions all about the NFL this year.

Keep reading to answer the rest of our questions …

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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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Panini America readies Black Friday and Cyber Monday card sets

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We’re roughly one month away from Black Friday and Panini America has detailed its plans for its bonus programs for collectors on both that day as well as Cyber Monday.

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Sunday Superstars: Week 3 standouts include Marvin Jones, Dak Prescott, Carson Wentz & more

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Six catches, 205 yards and two touchdowns. That was the stat line for Detroit Lions receiver Marvin Jones Jr. on Sunday during a 34-27 loss to the Green Bay Packers.

How good was that career night? As a rookie with the Bengals in 2012, it took him 11 games and 18 catches to total 201 yards — and he only had one touchdown back then. Even last season he had just 816 yards receiving on 65 catches. (Welcome to Detroit.)

Seemingly out of nowhere, he has back-to-back 100-yard games — that should be good for his cardboard, which is pretty plentiful from that rookie season.

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

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First Buzz: 2016 Leaf Autographed Football Helmets

leaf2What: 2016 Leaf Autographed Football Helmets
Arrives: October
Box basics: One autographed full-sized helmet per box (three boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Leaf offers “the return of one of the most popular and innovative packaged memorabilia items of all time” with every box yielding either a Hall of Famer, current NFL star or rookie, past stars and even “a few more surprises.”

Keep reading for more.

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Funko readies four new toy lineups for football collectors

Funko-2016-NFL-figures-4Funko has four new lines of figures and accessories coming later this year for NFL fans and there’s one way to know that these are a bit different than their past releases.

The hair.

The company teased its third series of Pop! figures as well as Wobblers, Dorbz Minis and keychains this week — two of those are new additions to the company’s lineup.

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They Tweeted It … Antonio Brown

 

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown will be trading in his cleats for Dancing With the Stars soon and that’s perhaps what prompted this tweet on Thursday.

Or maybe he’s just taking over the Skittles beat from the retired Marshawn Lynch?

Sorta legit collecting question: What might something like this sell for at auction if “show-used”?

Follow Buzz on Twitter @BlowoutBuzz or send email to BlowoutBuzz@blowoutcards.com. 

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ABC recruits athletes for newest Dancing With The Stars season … could it pay off for collectors?

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Super Bowl MVP Von Miller. UFC fighter Paige VanZant. Pittsburgh Steelers receiving machine Antonio Brown. Former CFL/NFL star and Heisman-winner Doug Flutie.

What do they have in common? They’ll all be Dancing With The Stars when the show premieres for yet another season on March 21. 

A fourth of the dozen teams competing on the ballroom dancing competition come from the sports world, and, because of trading cards, they just might be the targets of the show’s fans who want a collectable of their own.

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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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Buzz List: Eight NFL players to watch this weekend

WattThe NFL’s postseason kicks off with four games this weekend and it seems each of them have players to watch when it comes to collecting football cards.

Here’s one player from all eight teams Buzz says could be of interest — some obvious, some not.

Watt-PizzaJ.J. Watt — The Houston Texans’ defensive dynamo and part-time tight end is basically a household name with his bloody noses and his Papa John’s commercials, but when it comes to autographed Rookie Cards he might be overvalued. He’s one of very few defensive stars to really get attention when it comes to cards, so it would take a monster game against the Chiefs to make those Contenders Rookie Cards even better buys. Sorry for the bad news there. (Maybe him being able to successfully complete a pizza curl in a follow-up Papa John’s commercial would help?)

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Antonio Brown, Kellen Moore & Ryan Tannehill among NFL’s most Buzz-worthy players in Week 17

 

Moore-KellenThe Dallas Cowboys’ QB put up impressive numbers in a game that was never even close — but they still count.

Kellen Moore threw for 435 yards and three touchdowns (also throwing two picks and losing a fumble) in a 34-23 loss to Washington on Sunday, marking the end of a dismal season for the Cowboys and his last chance to make an impression on collectors before Tony Romo returns from injury next season. He ends the year with just four TDs and six picks since he only played in two other games this season — all losses.

Will a game like this breath some long-term life into his 2012 Rookie Cards? Probably not, but it’s a reminder that a good game can bring the spotlight to anyone in any week in the NFL — so he gets the nod here.

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Keep reading for four more guys who generated some buzz on the field this week. (Note: selections made before late games were completed on Sunday … and watch for our yearly version of this list later this week.)

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David Johnson, Josh Norman & Danny Woodhead among NFL’s most Buzz-worthy players in Week 15

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It doesn’t take much for a running back to establish himself quickly these days — and it doesn’t take much for one to fade into obscurity, either — but one started that two-part journey with a big arrival game of sorts under the Sunday Night Football spotlight.

It’s Arizona’s David Johnson, who ran for a league-leading 187 yards and three touchdowns in a 40-17 win over the Eagles.

It was his third straight week of 92 yards or more but he’d gone scoreless in those other games, leaving him off Buzz’s radar — also probably since he’s a Cardinal, not on a team that gets much hobby attention. You can find his RCs throughout this year’s NFL lineup from Panini America and Topps. For the season, he has 517 rushing yards and seven touchdowns.

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

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Jeremy Langford, Antonio Brown & Adrian Peterson among NFL’s Buzz-worthy players in Week 10

2015-Certified-Jeremy-Langford-RCJeremy Langford might not be the Bears rookie that many thought would be stirring things up in Chicago, but in Week 10 he was just that with 20 carries for 73 yards and a touchdown as well as seven catches for 109 yards and a score. On the season, the fourth-rounder out of Michigan State has four rushing touchdowns and 225 yards — most of that in the last two weeks. when Matt Forte has been out due to injury. Could the Bears have a new option here on offense? Sure seems like it.

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He’s not the only Chicago Bear who generated some buzz on the field this week.

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Marcus Mariota, Antonio Brown, Derek Carr & Cam Newton among NFL’s Buzz-worthy players in Week 9

 

MariotaSpectrumAs one of our five players to watch this weekend, we told you to keep an eye on Tennessee Titans QB Marcus Mariota in his return to the starting lineup.

He delivered, throwing for 371 yards and four touchdowns in a 34-28 win over the New Orleans Saints — his best performance in six games this season. In fact, that upped his touchdown total for the year to 12, which is tied for the most for a rookie QB in franchise history. (Vince Young’s mark will fall this week unless the undefeated Panthers throw a shutout.)

We all know that Mariota’s cardboard was going to remain expensive no matter what happened as he’s one of the premiere players in this year’s rookie class. With a game like that, though, any jitters people had about digging in on his cardboard likely vanished.

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Keep reading for more players who generated some buzz on the field — and why — this week.

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