Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (July 17)

The Blowout Cards Forums are where thousands of collectors converge daily to discuss, well, a little bit of everything. Here are a few threads about collecting and more that you should check out right now.

What’s Buzzing Today: Big pulls, busted cases and preparations for this year’s National.

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Buzz Break: 2017 Panini Classics football 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 Panini Classics NFL cards (hobby box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box:
 14
Cards per pack: 10
Cards in this box: 140
Base set completion: 
111 of 300 (37 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards: Mike Singletary, Emmitt Smith, Jerry Rice, Earl Campbell, Barry Sanders, Joe Montana, Brett Favre, Bo Jackson, Von Miller, Jameis Winston, Aaron Rodgers, Calvin Johnson, Adrian Peterson, Ben Roethlisberger, Antonio Brown, Julio Jones, David Johnson, Derek Carr

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Buzz Break: 2017 Panini Prestige 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 Panini Prestige NFL 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: 
55 of 300 (18 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards: Andrew Luck, Tony Romo, Ben Roethlisberger, Todd Gurley, Aaron Rodgers, Khalil Mack, Drew Brees, Von Miller, David Johnson, J.J. Watt, DeAndre Watkins, Jared Goff

Rookie Cards (8) – Deshaun Watson, Mitchell Trubisky, O.J. Howard, Reuben Foster, Alvin Kamara, Nathan Peterman, Chris Godwin, Dawuane Smoot

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting 10 2014 Panini Prizm Red, White & Blue football packs (Hour 9)

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 9.

12in12-logo-smallerThe lot: Ten 2014 Panini Prizm Red, White & Blue NFL packs
The cost: Click here

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2015 Topps Chrome NFL Mega 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: 2015 Topps Chrome football Mega Box (retail-only release initially)
The cost: Click here

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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Buzz Break: 2017 Panini Classics 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 Panini Classics 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: 
55 of 300 (18 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards: Joe Namath, Ken Stabler, Marcus Mariota, Todd Gurley, John Elway, Joe Greene, Marshall Faulk, Fran Tarkenton, Randy Moss, Antonio Brown, J.J. Watt, Jared Goff, Drew Brees, Odell Beckham Jr., Ben Roethlisberger, Jameis Winston, Julio Jones

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2016 Panini Prestige football blaster box (Hour 9)

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 9.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2016 Panini Prestige football cards (blaster)
The cost:
$14.99 (get hobby here)

What’s inside this box? Keep reading …

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First Buzz: 2017 Leaf Autographed Football Jersey Edition


What:
 2017 Leaf Autographed Football Jersey Edition
Arrives: July
Box basics: One autographed custom jersey per box (eight boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Leaf once again brings the fabric of the game to the blind-wrapped football memorabilia market with “the widest selection of NFL stars, hot rookies, NFL Hall of Famers, legends and more.”

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First Buzz: 2016 Panini Flawless football cards

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What: 2016 Panini Flawless football cards
Arrives: April 5
Box basics: Two gemstone, six autographs and two memorabilia cards per box (two boxes per case)
Final checklist: Click here to view

What’s buzz-worthy: Flawless is back with nothing but on-card autographs but some new cut autos, new memorabilia cards, new oldschool signers and new approaches with its gem cards that include multiple pieces.

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.

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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.

>> Click here to shop for football boxes on BlowoutCards.com.

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.

>> Click here to shop for football boxes on BlowoutCards.com.

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

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Buzz Break: 2014 Panini Prizm football cards (super value rack 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.

The box: 2014 Panini Prizm football cards (super value rack box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com

2014-panini-prizm-carrPacks per box: 12 (each pack contains three standard Prizm packs and one three-card Red, White and Blue Prizm pack)
Cards per pack: 15
Cards in this box: 180
Base set completion: 
82 of 200 (41 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Base cards of notable players – Tom Brady, Michael Irvin, Frank Gifford, Bo Jackson, Terry Bradshaw, Fran Tarkenton, Brett Favre, Russell Wilson, Ben Roethlisberger

Rookie Cards (short-prints) pulled (36) – Austin Sefarian-Jenkins, James White, L’Damian Washington, C.J. Mosley, Ahmad Dixon, Jerick McKinnon, Kony Ealy, T.J. Jones, Carlos Hyde, Brandon Coleman, Mike Evans, Mike Davis, Khalil Mack, Louis Nix III, Justin Gilbert, Kelvin Benjamin, Cody Hoffman, Jeff Janis, Sammy Watkins, Connor Shaw, Calvin Pryor, Jalen Saunders, Matt Hazel, Devin Street, Martavis Bryant, LaMarcus Joyner, Lache Seastrunk, Michael Campanaro, Dei Archer, Dee Ford, James Wilder Jr., Derek Carr (two versions), Logan Thomas, Allen Robinson, Tevin Reese, Taylor Lewan

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Buzz Break: 2015 Panini Contenders football cards (blaster box)

2015-panini-contenders-nfl-blasterFrom 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.

2015-contenders-newtonThe box: 2015 Panini Contenders football cards (blaster box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (for hobby)

Packs per box: 5
Cards per pack: 8
Cards in this box: 40
Base set completion: 
37 of 100 (37 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notable names pulled on base cards: Andrew Luck, Russell Wilson, Cam Newton, Ben Roethlisberger, Eli Manning, Matthew Stafford, Rob Gronkowski, J.J. Watt.

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Ben Roethlisberger auction via SCP to benefit K-9 units & service dogs

2008 Jersey Cut Off Big BenFive lots in a sale via SCP Auctions that close on Saturday are unique in a few ways.

First, they are all items from Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. Second, for each of them a part of the proceeds will go to his foundation that supports K-9 units and service dogs of police and fire departments throughout the U.S.

What are the items? Well, they’re all game-used for starters.

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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.

>> Click here to shop for 2015 football boxes on BlowoutCards.com.

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

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Of course J.J. Watt’s upcoming Funko has a bloody nose …

jpeg-5The newest wave of Pop! Football figures arrives in December from Funko with one of the NFL’s biggest defensive stars sporting one of the littlest iconic details.

Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt comes with a bloodied and bandaged nose.

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