Adrian Clayborn’s six-sack game could spark interest in past cards — and his lone (sort of) Falcons auto

Want to collect someone who’s very affordable and relatively solid on the field?

Atlanta Falcons defensive lineman Adrian Clayborn made a case for himself on Sunday night against the Dallas Cowboys when he did something that’s only been equaled or topped by three other players since 1982 when the sack became an official NFL stat. He had six sacks of Dak Prescott — just one short of the NFL record — and he wasn’t boisterous about the big game afterward.

“I only have one move and it worked,” Clayborn told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “I play the same way every game and it lucked out for me today.”

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Nike crafts game-used shoe from two Super Bowl LI footballs

Look away, Atlanta Falcons fans.

Nike revealed a new shoe on Thursday — the only one made — that takes us all back to Super Bowl LI. How? It’s made out of game-used footballs from the New England Patriots’ historic comeback win.

It’s a single Nike Air Force Low SB51 Comeback and it’s going to be auctioned for charity.

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Panini America offers to replace Takk autographs that may not be legit

Apparently Takk didn’t take the time to sign all of his stickers for Panini America — and now the company is replacing the cards.

The company announced on Friday night that some of the autographs of former UCLA Bruins football star Takkarist McKinley — a first-round pick of the Atlanta Falcons — will be replaced by those requesting them.

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Patriots’ first Super Bowl LI champs cards come via Panini Instant

patriots-super-bowl-li-team-setThe champs are here — and “here” is Panini Instant.

The New England Patriots‘ stunning come-from-behind overtime victory in Super Bowl LI on Sunday is now documented via a new commemorative football card set from Panini America revealed on Wednesday.

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Who are Super Bowl LI superstars worth collecting? Most are obvious …

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If you didn’t know, Super Bowl LI is on Sunday with the Atlanta Falcons and the New England Patriots facing off for top honors in the NFL — something the Patriots have done four times and something the Falcons have come up short at grasping one previous time.

We all know the household names here and that list starts with the quarterbacks, Tom Brady and Matt Ryan, but we also should all know that this is one of those games where an unknown and cardless player could become a postseason legend like Malcolm Butler two years ago.

So, who else should be on the radar of football collectors already?

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Panini’s Private Signings promo autos return for Super Bowl LI

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They’re nearly already sold out, but Panini America’s Private Signings packs are back with Super Bowl LI nearly upon us.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Jan. 29)

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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 breaks, Dr. Who, Matt Ryan, SI Swimsuit cards & more.

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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: Who wins Super Bowl LI?

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We’re down to the last 12 NFL teams and that means we have just one question for the remainder of the football calendar.

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

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Sunday Superstars: Week 5 notables include Ezekiel Elliott, Tom Brady, T.Y. Hilton, Sammie Coates & more

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While there might be a quarterback controversy brewing in The Big D, there’s no doubting who the top RB is for the Dallas Cowboys after a 30-17 win over the Dolphins on Sunday.

It’s Ezekiel Elliott and his 134-yard, two-touchdown day has cemented him as one of the front-runners among rookies this season — on a historic level, too.

According to Elias, his 546 rushing yards this season are the fifth-best total in NFL history for the first five games of a player’s career. The only better starts are Eric Dickerson (645 yards), Adrian Peterson (607), Todd Gurley (575) and Billy Sims (560). That’s not bad company — and that’s good news for Elliott’s cardboard given how Gurley looked last year.

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

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Sunday Superstars: Week 4 standouts include Julio Jones, Ezekiel Elliott, A.J. Green & more

 

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The Atlanta Falcons’ 48-33 win over the reigning NFC champs on Sunday had plenty of offensive fireworks, but two players stood above the rest. Matt Ryan‘s 503 passing yards and 048_pi_nfl_m_ryan_basefour TDs were impressive but what was even more impressive is that Julio Jones was responsible for 300 of them.

Jones’ 12-catch day came 37 yards short of setting an NFL record for most receiving yards in a game with his 300 being the sixth-best game in league history. Willie “Flipper” Anderson set the mark with 336 in a game against the Saints back in 1989.

Not a bad day … especially for a guy who hasn’t signed a heavy amount of autographs in his six years as a pro.

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

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Five years later, Julio Jones finally signs autos for Panini America

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After five years, he has signed.

Atlanta Falcons receiver Julio Jones has signed his 2011 cards — Rookie Cards that were all issued as redemption cards a half-decade ago.

“The folks inside the Panini America Acquisitions department never lost hope,” read a statement on the company’s blog. “And they never gave up. They kept working the phones, and remained in frequent contact with the NFLPA and Jones’ representatives in hopes of one day landing that elusive ‘Yes’ that would lead to Jones signing the thousands of key cards that had been safely in his possession since he received them during his rookie season.”

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Sunday Six: Memorable (and cheap) cards from 1992 Pro Line Portraits

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There are many sports cards sets out there from the past that aren’t valuable in the financial way at all but they can carry some intrinsic quality that should just resonate with some collectors anyway.

Maybe it’s just because Buzz ripped these packs in the past — or maybe because they are just so much more different than anything made in the years since — but one set that feels that way for me is 1992 Pro Line Portraits. It’s a football card set that’s simple — portraits on the front — and oddly non-statistical with thoughts from the person on the back. Most are football players, but some are players’ wives and others are celebrities who have a fondness for the game. One of those people, for example, is Muhammad Ali and you can see his Team NFL insert card (No. 1 in the set) above. The biggest draw of these back then? There was an autographed card guaranteed in every box.

For a simple Sunday item — call it a Sunday Six — here’s a look at six fun cards from the product.

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Five NFL coaches get spotlight after signing for 2015 Panini Contenders

2015-Panini-Contenders-Chuck-PaganoAt least one of them is no longer with his team, but there are five “Rookie Cards” in 2015 Panini Contenders that collectors might not expect to see.

And their autographs might go for more than you might expect, too.

Why? They’re NFL coaches — and they, for the most part, don’t have any other certified autograph cards.

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Julio Jones & Kirk Cousins among NFL’s most Buzz-worthy players in Week 16

 

julio-JonesThe Atlanta Falcons took a 7-7 record into their game against the undefeated Carolina Panthers on Sunday and thanks to one guy’s one big play they recorded their biggest win of the season.

The player was WR Julio Jones and the play was a 70-yard touchdown catch in the third quarter — the biggest part of a nine-catch, 178-yard day. Jones has been one of the better receivers in the league, but this is one play for the highlight reels that could live on for some time.

His Rookie Cards can be found back in 2011 products and, in general, his autographs aren’t all that plentiful. Combine that with interest from his past Alabama Crimson Tide fans and some of those early cards can be tougher to find.

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Keep reading for four more guys who generated some buzz on the field this week. (Note: This was published before the late games this week.)

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