Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2017 Leaf Metal U.S. Army All-American Bowl football cards box (Hour 1)

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 1.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2017 Leaf Metal U.S. Army All-American Bowl
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Cory Hahn revisits play that changed his life in piece for Players Tribune

Cory-Hahn-USA-autoNot long ago, Cory Hahn was a USA Baseball player and a promising prep star who joined the Arizona State Sun Devils — the program that’s produced Dustin Pedroia, Barry Bonds and Reggie Jackson — with some big-league dreams of his own.

Now, though, he works for an MLB team — in the front office because he can’t walk, let alone take the outfield like he used to.

You might know Hahn’s story if you’re a prospector, but he recapped his story in a piece published today on The Players Tribune — one that looks back at a fluke play in just his third college game that changed his life forever. It’s worth a read.

“These days, I’m not much of a ballplayer,” he wrote, “although in my heart I always will be.”

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Gallery: 2016 Panini Contenders Draft Picks autographs

When Panini America‘s newest football card year kicks off with 2016 Panini Contenders Draft Picks next week, collectors will find five autographs per hobby box and plenty of talent primed for the NFL Draft all in their familiar school colors.

That means plenty of talents from the reigning national champion Alabama Crimson Tide, the top stars from The Ohio State University Buckeyes and plenty of other guys who we’ll see donning NFL caps and holding jerseys alongside Roger Goodell soon.

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