First Buzz: 2016-17 Panini Flawless basketball cards

What: 2016-17 Panini Flawless basketball cards
Arrives: Oct.18
Box basics: One encased base diamond card or parallel, one encased auto, six other autos, one memorabilia card and one auto-mem-diamond card per 10-card briefcase (two boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Flawless is back with more than one diamond in every case and plenty of what collectors have come to expect from the high-end brand — autographs and memorabilia.

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Buzz Break: 2016-17 Panini Studio basketball cards (hobby box)

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The box: 2016-17 Panini Studio NBA cards (hobby box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box:
 10
Cards per pack: 6
Cards in this box: 60
Base set completion: 49 of 300 (16 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notable players on base cards – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade, LeBron James (two types), Julius Erving, Stephen Curry, John Havlicek (two types), Joel Embiid, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Isiah Thomas, Scottie Pippen, Karl Malone, James Harden, Damian Lillard, Kevin Love, Brook Lopez

Rookie Cards (14) – Ben Simmons, Kris Dunn,  Jamal Murray, Marquese Chriss (two types, Denzel Valentine, Buddy Hield, Dragan Bender, Brandon Ingram, Taurean Prince, Patrick McCaw, Isaiah Whitehead, Juan Hernangomez, Henry Ellenson, DeAndre’ Bembry

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First Buzz: 2016-17 Panini Immaculate Collection NBA cards


What:
 2016-7 Panini Immaculate Collection basketball cards
Arrives: Oct. 4
Box basics:  Five autographs or memorabilia cards per six-card box (five boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Immaculate is back with “the most-diverse collection of game-worn memorabilia sets of the year” and plenty more as you can see from the card above.

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Buzz Break: 2016-17 Panini Threads basketball cards (hobby box)

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The box: 2016-17 Panini Threads NBA
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box:
 20
Cards per pack: 6
Cards in this box: 120
Base set completion: 97 of 200 (49 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notable players on base cards – Paul George, James Harden, Andre Drummond, Dirk Nowitzki, Kevin Durant, Anthony Davis, Stephen Curry, Karl-Anthony Towns, Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade, Vince Carter, Devin Booker, LaMarcus Aldridge, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Jahlil  Okafor, Kyrie Irving

Rookie Cards (29) – Notables include Ben Simmons, Kris Dunn, Marquese Chriss, Willy Hernangomez, Yogi Ferrell, Jaylen Brown, Taurean Prince, Brandon Ingram

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Buzz Break: 2016-17 Donruss Optic basketball cards (blaster box)

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The box: 2016-17 Donruss Optic basketball cards (blaster)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box:
 6
Cards per pack: 4
Cards in this box: 24
Base set completion: 18 of 200 (9 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Base cards – Anthony Davis, Kawhi Leonard, Jimmy Butler, Eric Bledsoe, Jamal Crawford, Aaron Gordon, Hassan Whiteside, Emmanuel Mudiay, Joel Embiid, DeAndre Jordan, Jeff Green, Josh Richardson, Jeremy Lin, Ben McLemore

Rookie Cards (4) – Dejounte Murray, Marquese Chriss, Ron Baker, Cheick Diallo

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Buzz Break: 2016-17 Donruss Optic basketball cards (blaster box)

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The box: 2016-17 Donruss Optic basketball cards (blaster)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box:
 6
Cards per pack: 4
Cards in this box: 25
Base set completion: 17 of 200 (9 percent)
Duplicates: 2

Base cards – Kevin Durant, Brook Lopez, Cameron Payne, Marcus Smart, Al-Farouq Aminu, Marcus Morris, Julius Randle, Khris Middleton, Joe Johnson, Kyle Lowry, Kent Bazemore

Rookie Cards (8) – Brandon Ingram (2), Juica Zubac (2), Wade Baldwin IV, Tomas Satoransky, Chinanu Onuaku, Mindaugas Kuzminskas

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Panini prepares NBA Player of the Day promo — and it starts Monday

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Tip-off comes on Monday for the NBA Player of the Day promotional program from Panini America.

Beginning Monday and running through April 15, the promotion will give collectors a shot at promo cards, autographs, prizes and the chance to have an NBA player spend time with you and your card shop. More than 400 hobby shops will be taking part in the program.

“We are thrilled to support hobby shops selling our NBA trading cards by expanding this proven promotion to even more hobby shops,” said Jason Howarth, Panini’s VP of marketing. “Last year we were able to make one collector’s dream come true by giving them the chance to spend a day with Karl-Anthony Towns. We look forward to creating a memorable experience for another fan this year.”

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Panini readies NBA All-Star promos & Rated Rookies bonus set

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The NBA’s All-Star Weekend starts tonight in New Orleans and Panini America will be on hand with the cardboard to help celebrate the star-studded event.

There will be three card sets made to note events during the weekend and one available to collectors buying online.

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Buzz Break: 2016-17 Donruss basketball cards (blaster box)

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s-l500The box: 2016-17 Donruss basketball cards (blaster box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (for hobby)

Packs per box: 10
Cards per pack: 11
Cards in this box: 110
Base set completion: 99 of 200 (50 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards: LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, Kevin Garnett, DeMarcus Cousins, Kevin Love, James Harden, Kristaps Porzingis, Kahlil Okafor, Manu Ginobili, Karl-Anthony Towns

Rookie Cards (23) – Ben Simmons, Malik Beasley, Jamal Murray, Domantas Sabobnis, Brice Johnson, Henry Ellenson, Ron Baker, Michael Gbinije, Patrick McCaw, Kris Dunn, Buddy Hield, Tyrone Wallace, Deyonta Davis, Juica Zubac, Brandon Ingram, Isaiah Cousins, Caris LeVert, Pascal Siakam, Demetrius Jackson, Ben Bentil, Thon Maker, Taurean Prince, Chinanu Onuaku

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Buzz Break: 2016-17 NBA Hoops basketball cards (blaster box)

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durantThe box: 2016-17 NBA Hoops basketball cards (blaster box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (for hobby)

Packs per box:
 10
Cards per pack: 11
Cards in this box: 110
Base set completion: 99 of 300 (33 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notable players on base cards – Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, Andrew Wiggins, Dwight Howard, Jahlil Okafor, Damian Lillard, Kawhi Leonard

Rookie Cards (12) – Kris Dunn, Kay Felder, Brandon Ingram, Timothy Luwawu-Carbarrot, DeAndre’ Bembry, Michael Gbinije, Damian Jones, Malik Beasley, Henry Ellenson, Caris LeVert, Thon Maker, Chinanu Onuaku

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First Buzz: 2016 Panini Contenders Draft Picks basketball (hobby box)

16pncontdraftbkFrom 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-l500The box: 2016 Panini Contenders Draft Picks basketball cards (hobby box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box:
 24
Cards per pack: 8
Cards in this box: 192
Base set completion: 66 of 96 (69 percent)
Duplicates: 0

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Gallery: 2016 Panini Contenders Draft Picks basketball cards

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College basketball’s biggest stars of the recent past and beyond are all set to roll out their school colors once again tomorrow in the newest basketball card release from Panini America.

It’s 2016 Panini Contenders Draft Picks, and it arrives with five autographs and plenty more in every box.

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Panini reveals VIP set for National Sports Collectors Convention

panini-america-2016-national-sports-collectors-convention-show-vips-carson-wentzPanini America is readying for this year’s National Sports Collectors Convention and part of that preparation was revealed on Wednesday in the form of its first promo cards for the show.

It’s a six-card VIP set.

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