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

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: Meeting Tom Brady, trading Carson Wentz, O.J. Simpson is signing and more as we head into the weekend.

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Buzz Break: 2017 Donruss football cards (Mega 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 Donruss football cards (Mega Box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (for hobby)

Packs per box: 10 (three hobby, seven retail)
Cards per pack: 10 per hobby, eight per retail
Cards in this box: 86
Base set completion: 
57 of 300 (19 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards – Franco Harris, Randy Moss, A.J. Green, Phil Simms, Derrick Henry, Julio Jones, Amari Cooper, Derek Carr, Von Miller, Carson Wentz, David Johnson, Matthew Stafford, Todd Gurley

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Buzz Break: 2017 Donruss Certified Cuts 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 Donruss Certified Cuts football cards (hobby box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box: 12
Cards per pack: 4
Cards in this box: 48
Base set completion: 
36 of 100 (36 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards – Jason Witten, Julius Peppers, Carson Wentz, Von Miller, Antonio Brown, Andrew Luck, Marshawn Lynch, David Johnson, A.J. Green, Jameis Winston, Todd Gurley, J.J. Watt

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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: 
54 of 300 (18 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards: Ezekiel Elliott, Tony Romo, Dak Prescott, Todd Gurley, J.J. Watt, Adrian Peterson, David Johnson, Larry Fitzgerald, Jared Goff, Jameis Winston, Carson Wentz, Drew Brees, Von Miller

Rookie Cards (8) – Marlon Humphrey, Cam Robinson, Tre’Davious White, Jordan Willis, Bucky Hodges, Donnel Pumphrey, Teez Tabor, Artavis Scott

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Buzz Break Battle: Vote for the best 2017 Donruss NFL Mega Box here


This is a new twist on a Buzz Break — one where Buzz breaks two boxes and you get to vote on which one you would have wanted.

The box: 2017 Donruss football cards (Mega Box)
Where to buy:
$19.99 at retail (hit BlowoutCards.com for hobby)

Keep reading to see the boxes and cast your vote …

 

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Buzz Break: 2017 Panini Contenders Draft Picks football (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 Contenders Draft Picks football cards (blaster box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (for hobby) 

Packs per box:
 7
Cards per pack: 6
Cards in this box: 42
Base set completion: 
26 of 100 (26 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notable players found on base cards – Peyton Manning, Troy Aikman, John Elway, Tom Brady, Eli Manning, Ben Roethlisberger, Jerry Rice, Terry Bradshaw, Andrew Luck, LaDainian Tomlinson, Dan Marino, Rob Gronkowski, Fran Tarkenton, Russell Wilson, J.J. Watt, Julio Jones, Brett Favre, Aaron Rodgers

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Buzz Break: 2017 Panini 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 Football cards (blaster box)
Where to buy:
 BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box: 11
Cards per pack: 8
Cards in this box: 88
Base set completion: 
64 of 100 (64 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards – Tom Brady, Joey Bosa, Russell Wilson, Eli Manning, Ezekiel Elliott, Derek Carr, Matthew Stafford, Amari Cooper, Aaron Rodgers, Richard Sherman, Dak Prescott, Todd Gurley, Antonio Brown, Rob Gronkowski, Jameis Winston, Marcus Mariota, Carson Wentz, Cam Newton, Odell Beckham Jr.

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2016 Panini Prizm NFL blaster box (Hour 7)

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 7.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2016 Panini Prizm NFL (blaster)
The cost: 
$15 (click here for hobby)

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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Buzz Break: 2017 Panini 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 Football cards (blaster box)
Where to buy:
 BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box: 11
Cards per pack: 8
Cards in this box: 88
Base set completion: 
64 of 100 (64 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards – Derek Carr, Matthew Stafford, Marcus Mariota, Carson Wentz, Julio Jones, Ben Roethlisberger, Von Miller, Andrew Luck, Khalil Mack, Mark Ingram, Richard Sherman, Dak Prescott, Todd Gurley, Rob Gronkowski, Cam Newton, Odell Beckham Jr., Jameis Winston, Aaron Rodgers, Antonio Brown, Eli Manning, Russell Wilson, Tom Brady

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First Buzz: 2017 Panini Absolute football cards


What:
 2017 Panini Absolute football cards
Arrives: Sept. 6
Box basics: Three autographs and two memorabilia cards per three-pack box (10 boxes per case)
Checklist: Click here to view

What’s buzz-worthy: Absolute returns with some big new memorabilia cards, the Tools of the Trade, plenty of autographs and even some Glass inserts.

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.

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NFL stars get Funko Pop! treatment in new wave of toys coming this fall

The fourth wave of NFL Funko Pop! toys are coming this fall and the stars of the rookie class of last year as well as many mainstays of the league are in play.

The Everett, Wash.-based company revealed the lineup of more than 20 toys on Tuesday with Dallas Cowboys stars Ezekiel Elliott and Dak Prescott leading the way among a pack of players that also includes exclsuives and variations.

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

Packs per box:
 4
Cards per pack: 40
Cards in this box: 161
Base set completion: 
128 of 300 (18 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards: Derrick Henry, Marcus Mariota, Matthew Stafford, Dez Bryant, Antonio Brown, Le’Veon Bell, Amari Cooper, Julio Jones, Russell Wilson, Eli Manning, Matt Ryan, Derek Carr, Richard Sherman, Rob Gronkowski

Rookie Cards (41) – Notables include Christian McCaffrey, DeShone Kizer, D’onta Foreman, Patrick Mahomes II, Davis Webb, Joe Mixon, Chad Kelly, Curtis Samuel, Jake Butt, Leonard Fournette, Myles Garrett

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First Buzz: 2017 Donruss NFL cards

What: 2017 Donruss football cards
Arrives: Aug. 2
Box basics: One autograph and one memorabilia card per 24-pack box (18 boxes per case)
Checklist: Click here to view

What’s buzz-worthy: Panini’s Donruss football brand arrives for a new season with a new (not-retro) design that appears primed for Optichrome treatment later in the year, a new crop of Rated Rookies and another nod to 1980s Donruss via inserts.

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.

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Buzz Break: 2017 Score 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 Score football cards (blaster box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box:
 12
Cards per pack: 11
Cards in this box: 132
Base set completion: 
104 of 440 (24 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards: Carson Wentz, Richard Sherman, Le’Veon Bell, Michael Thomas, Dak Prescott

Rookie Cards (34) – Notables include Marshon Lattimore, John Ross, O.J. Howard, ArDarius Stewart, Haason Reddick, Charles Harris, Jake Butt, Jordan Leggett, Tre-Davious White

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First Buzz: 2017 Panini Gold Standard football cards


What:
2017 Panini Gold Standard football cards
Arrives: July 12
Box basics: Five autos or mem cards per seven-card box (12 boxes per case via two inners)
Checklist: Click here to view

What’s buzz-worthy: Panini America’s lustrous line hits the gridiron with at least one rookie jersey auto per box and plenty more creations that are golden.

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.

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Panini Instant NFL All-Rookie Team sets include bonus autographs

The NFL’s top rookies — and their autographs — are available now via Panini Instant. 

Panini America has a 24-card All-Rookie Team set showcasing top rookies from this past season and each set will include a bonus autograph card from one of a few notable names.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Feb. 24)

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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: Chasing Kris Bryant, busting NBA, checking out the Panini Honors checklist. debating top rookies, waiting on 2017 Topps Heritage & more.

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Gallery: 2016 Panini Limited football memorabilia cards + more (updated)

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The NFL’s regular season may be over, but the next card set comes on Friday — and we have a new look at what’s to come.

It’s 2016 Panini Limited and it’s packed with memorabilia cards featuring some of the biggest young stars in the game as well as others.

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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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Alabama & Clemson headline Panini’s College Football Playoff sets

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We’re a week away from a rematch between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Clemson Tigers in the College Football Playoff — and we’re less than a week away from the newest college football cards from Panini America.

No, you haven’t missed any First Buzz previews — we’re talking about promo cards for those attending the big game.

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Gallery: 2016 Panini Preferred football cards + final checklist

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The NFL season might be getting closer to winding down, but the football card world is just warming up with many high-end releases on the way from Panini America. 

One of those sets arrives today in the form of 2016 Panini Preferred.

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Panini Instant gives collectors more NBA & NFL options on Black Friday

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Panini Instant collectors have some Black Friday cards to chase, too.

Panini America‘s real-time card platform will have a pair of options for collectors beginning at 2 p.m. Central on Friday.

One is a more traditional made-to-order card set and the other includes autographs.

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First Buzz: 2016 Panini Plates & Patches football cards

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What: 2016 Panini Plates & Patches football cards
Arrives: Feb. 8
Box basics: One on-card autograph or rookie patch auto, one patch card and one printing plate per five-card box (12 boxes per case).

What’s buzz-worthy: Plates & Patches returns after a five-year break with a 1/1 card in every box while also carrying a lower-end suggested retail price for a brand that has every card limited to no more than 99 copies.

Keep reading for more info and a full gallery.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Nov. 9)

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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: Some big — and downright super — break posts today, and the Carson Wentz card seen here isn’t even the best one.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Oct. 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: Collectors react to 2016 Topps Transcendent Collection, pick Greg Maddux’s Rookie Card, continue their World Series chatter and show off their big pulls.

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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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Gallery: 2016 Panini Impeccable football cards

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We’re less than a week away from the latest high-end football card brand from Panini America and it’s one that looks like it has a pretty high standard.

One might call it impeccable.

The brand is 2016 Panini Impeccable and it will pack some serious punch with metal cards, autographed memorabilia cards and standard autographs — and plenty of on-card autographs.

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First Buzz: 2016 Donruss Optic football cards

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What: 2016 Donruss Optic football cards
Arrives: Dec. 14
Box basics: One autograph card per 20-pack box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Panini’s Donruss football gets Optichromed with a hobby box that’s set to deliver a rookie in every pack along with plenty of inserts and parallels.

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.

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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.

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

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Buzz Poll: Are you collecting Eagles QB Carson Wentz … and is he legit?

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Philadelphia Eagles QB Carson Wentz is among the hottest rookies on cardboard today — if not the hottest — but how do you see him faring on the field?

His first two opponents — the Browns and the Bears — may not have been as stout as people expected, but in the first half of play on Sunday against the Steelers, he was 18-for-25 for 183 yards and a touchdown. And, just now, he just added a 73-yard touchdown early in the third quarter, making a good start look even better.

And that means we have a couple questions for you collectors out there …

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Sunday Night Superstars: Week 1 standouts include Andrew Luck, Willie Snead, Spencer Ware & more

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Derek Carr and the Oakland Raiders appear to be a bit more powerful this season with an offensive attack that can spar with the best of them.

You know, like Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints.

The Raiders marched down the field late in the fourth to take a lead and survive 35-34 thanks to a missed field goal form the Saints, but Carr’s 24-for-38 day with 319 yards passing and a touchdown — as well as Amari Cooper‘s six-catch 137-yard day — should give collectors hope. Some lesser-known names got the scores on Sunday (Perhaps Panini Instant will be the first home for a Jalen Richard Rookie Card after his first carry went for a 75-yard TD?) but these two collector favorites will likely get the attention if this is the Raiders’ year to rebound well.

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

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Spectra football arrives next week with a few guarantees

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We’re less than a week away from the arrival of 2016 Panini Spectra football cards and Panini America has disclosed a few features that might entice more collectors into trying the high-end brand.

For example? Every case will include a rookie patch auto for Jared Goff, Carson Wentz, Ezekiel Elliott or Dak Prescott — or include a dual rookie patch auto of Goff and Wentz.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Sept. 6)

image_zps5xd611nbThe 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: Carson Wentz, surprising finds, Donruss Optic, Gotham & more.

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Blowout’s booth is place to be during this year’s National

BlowoutThe 37th National Sports Collectors Convention is nearly here and, while Atlantic City, N.J., will be the center of the collecting universe, we have to note that the BlowoutCards.com booth (No. 1,220) will be the epicenter of the show at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Why?

Well, some of those boxes — and cases — in our 18 pallets of stuff out on the show floor are part of the largest Blowout giveaways yet in our history at the show. (And show veterans should already know how big they’ve been in the past … this time we’re stealing the show.)

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National Sports Collectors Convention — the catch-all post

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The National Sports Collectors Convention is nearly here and the months of preparation are culminating in the show of all shows for sports collectors the next five days in Atlantic City, N.J.

There will be plenty to see, plenty to do and plenty to buy and Buzz has been watching the developments the whole way. We’ll have galleries of images from the show floor and a few nuggets here and there in the coming days but there’s already been plenty written leading up to the show that you can all find right here.

Here’s a rundown of all past NSCC stories here on The Buzz …

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