Buzz Break: 2017 Panini Select NASCAR cards (blaster box)

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The box: 2017 Panini Select NASCAR cards (blaster box)
Where to buy: (for hobby)

Packs per box: 3
Cards per pack: 5
Cards in this box: 15
Base set completion: 
11 of 100 (11 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Base cards – Chase Elliott, Joey Logano, Kasey Kahne, Kyle Larson, Brennan Poole, Ryan Sieg, Erik Jones, Ross Chastain

Rookie Cards (3) – Daniel Suarez, William Byron, Kaz Grala

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Buzz Break: 2017 Donruss NASCAR 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

The box: 2017 Donruss NASCAR cards (hobby box)
Where to buy:

Packs per box: 24
Cards per pack: 10
Cards in this box: 238
Set completion: 
111 of 189 (59 percent)
Duplicates: 96
Triplicates: 9

Notables on base cards – Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kevin Harvick, Austin Dillon, Carl Edwards, Chase Elliott, Jimmie Johnson, Kasey Kahne, Danica Patrick, Brad Keselowski & more.

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First Buzz: 2017 Panini Select NASCAR cards

 2017 Panini Select NASCAR cards
Arrives: July 5
Box basics:  Two autographs and three memorabilia cards per 12-pack box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Select comes to the NASCAR circuit with a colorful array of autographs, memorabilia and two insert cards in nearly every pack.

Keep reading for more info and a full gallery of images released so far.

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Gallery: 2016 Panini Certified NASCAR autos & memorabilia cards


NASCAR‘s first season of cardboard from under the Panini America is rounding the track to completion and Turn 3 of the Cardboard 500 arrives on Wednesday.

It’s the foilboard phenom known as 2016 Panini Certified and it will include the likes of Chase Elliott and seven-time champ Jimmie Johnson among its signers.

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Lionel Racing offers up 10 top sellers for NASCAR diecasts in 2016


On the track, we should all know Jimmie Johnson was king this past season in NASCAR, driving his No. 48 to a record-tying seventh championship.

In the ballot box for fan voting, there were no surprises as Dale Earnhardt Jr. took home the  most-popular driver award for the 14th consecutive year despite missing a chunk of the season with concussion issues.

But who’s tops when it comes to NASCAR diecast sales? Well, Lionel Racing has that covered.

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Black November Wave 2 is here — and here are five deals to consider


If you hadn’t noticed, there are a number of boxes with discounted prices now over on the mothership as’s Black November Wave 2 hits today.

Many of the discounts were dramatic enough that Buzz had to sit down and ponder the possibilities in many of the boxes and cases — and here are five boxes that caught this collector’s eye.

2015 Topps baseball Mega Box case
This is the only place to find cards from the 50-card 2015 Topps Chrome Update set and buying by the case is probably the best way for a shot at key rookie parallels and autographs/Relics. Among the notables here? Kris Bryant, Carlos Correa and Francisco Lindor. Statistically there should be at least one Relic per case but the real chase are those key players and their parallels. You get five packs of standard Topps Update and only two packs of Chrome Update but it’s worth it if you buy by the case here — though there is a limit.

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Panini America readies Black Friday and Cyber Monday card sets


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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First Buzz: 2016 National Treasures NASCAR cards + preview gallery


What: 2016 National Treasures NASCAR cards
Arrives: Dec. 28
Box basics:  One base card or parallel, two autograph-memorabilia cards, two memorabilia cards, one more auto or auto-mem and one booklet card per box (four boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Panini America’s final NASCAR set of its rookie season takes the sport high-end with autographs and jumbo memorabilia from the racing ranks along with some of the executives who make the sport go.

Keep reading for more info and a full gallery of images released so far.

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Scenes from tonight’s Panini VIP Party (ongoing gallery)

CpNHM0SVIAA8v37.jpg-largeNow that the National Sports Collectors Convention is completed for today, the spotlight selectively turns to this year’s Panini VIP Party, which will include some big-name guests, big-name signers and some big-name cardboard.

Black boxes, Gold packs, autographs and more are the mementos of the event, but the memories are made with the interactions between the collectors and the stars.

We’ll help take you behind the rope virtually right here with a gallery of images from tonight’s event.

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Top NASCAR rookie Chase Elliott is first Panini VIP Party guest

ChaseElliottToday’s the day that Panini America‘s first NASCAR product arrives in the form of 2016 Panini Prizm, and one of the biggest newcomers in that set is Chase Elliott, who’s the leading candidate for the Sprint Cup Rookie of the Year award.

Today’s also the day for the opening of the National Sports Collectors Convention in Atlantic City, N.J., too.

And how do those two things cross paths? Elliott will be one of the guests at Panini’s VIP Party on Saturday night — he’s the first guest confirmed by the company.

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Rookie Chase Elliott wins Daytona 500 pole — check out the 2016 NASCAR diecasts so far (gallery)

Chase-Elliott-2016-daytona-500-poleThe 58th running of the Daytona 500 is a week away and, while NASCAR collectors won’t have new trading cards to commemorate their new season, there are already plenty of diecasts available and more on the way.

Rookie Chase Elliott won the pole for the race on Sunday — he’s the youngest driver to ever take that honor — and he’s one of some new faces in new cars as he’s behind the No. 24 Chevy previously run by four-time champ Jeff Gordon.  

Elliott is the 20-year-old son of former Cup champion Bill Elliott and had 53 top-10 finishes in 66 Xfinity Series races — four of those wins — before making the jump to NASCAR’s top level.

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