First Buzz: 2017 Panini Phoenix football cards


What:
 2017 Panini Phoenix football cards
Arrives: Oct. 18
Box basics: Two autographs and one memorabilia card per 12-pack box (16 boxes per case via two inners)

What’s buzz-worthy: The Phoenix rises once again for a second season for NFL collectors, guaranteeing a rookie auto jersey and plenty more in every box.

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First Buzz: 2017 Panini National Treasures Collegiate football cards

What: 2017 Panini National Treasures Collegiate football cards
Arrives: Sept. 13
Box basics: Six autographs or memorabilia cards per seven-card box (four boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: National Treasures returns to the college gridiron for a third year with notable college stars from the past showcased with plenty of ink and memorabilia.

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Panini’s National show VIP set will include nothing but rookies

Panini America unleashed the first looks at its 2017 National Sports Collectors Convention VIP set on Friday and it’s nothing but rookies from the NFL, college basketball and baseball.

It’s just the start of the cardboard plans that the company has for the NSCC, which is set to begin on July 26 in Chicago.

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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 Panini Immaculate Collection Collegiate football cards


What:
 2017 Panini Immaculate Collection Collegiate football cards
Arrives: July 26
Box basics: Five autographs or memorabilia cards per six-card box (five boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: The college gridiron once again gets its own Immaculate Collection release with the stars of the past (and recent past) in this school-focused high-end brand.

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NFLPA Rookie Premiere kicks off today in Los Angeles with NFL’s newest stars signing new cardboard

NFLPA Rookie Premiere kicks off today in Los Angeles and the first glimpses of the autographing action are in.

Your first signer of those images teased so far from Panini America is former Tennessee and future New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara.

We’ve also got our first glimpses at 2017 Panini Origins, which will have Photoshopped action images of players in NFL uniforms that will be signed during this weekend’s event. Keep reading for a look.

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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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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 – Jim Brown, Russell Wilson, J.J. Watt, Ezekiel Elliott, Julio Jones, Marcus Allen, Brett Favre, Aaron Rodgers

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Need an Instant sleeper for NFL Draft cardboard? Panini’s Purple rookies set just might reign …

Panini America‘s Instant platform will be the star of the cardboard world tonight as the NFL Draft’s selections will be showcased in real time.

There will be cards — with parallels — for the first-rounders all sold separately as singles, but there’s one way to get the No. 1 pick — Myles Garrett — along with all of the draft-day surprises and maybe even some of those “name” guys that slide a bit.

How? Keep reading.

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First Buzz: 2017 Leaf Trinity football cards

What: 2017 Leaf Trinity football cards
Arrives: May
Box basics: Five autographs per box (10 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Leaf’s all-hit three-tiered approach to draft pick football cards arrives soon with a mix of approaches and big names who’ll be in this year’s NFL Draft.

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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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Panini Instant NFL season starts with Combine record-setter John Ross

A record-setting time in the 40-yard-dash figured to get Washington WR John Ross some extra attention with collectors this coming football card season.

Thanks to Panini Instant, that football card season starts now.

Panini America launched its 2017 Panini Instant NFL offerings today with a selection of NFL Combine cards that also include autographs from Ross and others.

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First Buzz: 2017 Leaf Ultimate Draft football cards

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What: 2017 Leaf Ultimate Draft football cards
Arrives: April
Box basics: Five autographs per box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Leaf’s latest reveal will be full of nothing but on-card autographs on memorable past designs with the newest NFL hopefuls in what will be a very limited release.

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Need a fun & affordable football card focus? Try collecting NFL sons

NickMontanaAdmit it, you may have overdone things when it comes to buying football cards this year — maybe past years, too — and have a big ol’ stash of cards you don’t know what to do with. What do you keep? What do you jettison? That’s where having a collecting focus comes in. If you haven’t overdone it on wax, then maybe having a focus for your single-card buys is a need. (That’s one even Buzz has struggled with over decades of collecting.)

One potential niche that seems prevalent this year in NFL and college sets? Cards showing the kids of former NFL players who have now made their way onto cardboard.

They seem to be everywhere this year. Second-generation players aren’t anything new, of course, but they can be a fun way to revisit the past while also collecting the present. Buzz started his collecting days in the 1980s and, back then, a Joe Montana autograph wasn’t an easy find — plus, his handwriting didn’t justify the high cost on a small budget. Fast-forward to 2015 and Nick Montana has cardboard. He won’t be an NFL star — he wasn’t really even that good in college — and the handwriting also isn’t great, but he’s got a certified autograph card.

Buzz wanted it, Buzz got it. Can’t say the same thing for a Joe autograph, though, even all these years later.

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Get out your time machine to land a Christian McCaffrey football card

ChristianMcCaffreyStanford’s Christian McCaffrey picked up The Associated Press College Football Player of the Year nod on Tuesday, becoming the first non-Heisman Trophy winner since 2009 to win the award.

But if you want his first football cards? Well, you’ll have to do some digging — because six years ago was the same year he made his debut on cardboard.

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