Panini’s NSCC wrapper redemptions give fans another shot at big pulls

We’ve previously already gotten a look at Panini America‘s wrapper redemption cards (and the VIP set) for this year’s National Sports Collectors Convention here on The Buzz, but now it’s time for more details.

As in what gets what — which boxes need to be busted to land those sought-after silver packs at the five-day show, which begins Wednesday in Chicago.

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2016-17 Panini Black Gold Collegiate basketball box (Hour 1)

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 1.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2016-17 Panini Black Gold Collegiate basketball box
The cost: Click here

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (May 18)

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: Legendary maildays, NFL Draft scenarios, big pulls & more.

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Gallery: 2016-17 Panini National Treasures Collegiate basketball

It’s time for the college hardwood to come to National Treasures.

That time is Thursday when 2016-17 Panini National Treasures Collegiate basketball arrives with a high-end take on the college game with some of the biggest names of the past mixed with the stars of the present.

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First Buzz: 2016-17 Panini National Treasures Collegiate basketball


What: 2016-17 Panini National Treasures Collegiate basketball cards
Arrives: Jan. 4
Box basics: Six autographs or memorabilia cards along with two base cards or parallels per box (four boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: National Treasures hits the college ranks with an offering that Panini says is “tailor-made for the high-end hoops collector.”

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.

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Panini reveals short-printed variations in 2015-16 Gold Standard

panini-america-2015-16-gold-standard-team-variations-pete-maravich1Base cards are becoming less and less of a find in high-end brands but Panini America has helped keep them on the minds of basketball collectors this year with photo variations in 2015-16 Panini Gold Standard.

And the company has disclosed which variations are the toughest pulls from the high-end product.

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Panini’s new Immaculate Collection includes unique Tony Gwynn card

GwynnSanDiegoStateBasketballWhen collectors crack into boxes of 2015 Panini Immaculate Collection College beginning tomorrow, they could find one of the more unique memorabilia cards made in a long time.

It’s a card of baseball Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn from his days as a player at San Diego State.

What makes it different, though? The card appears to include a swatch from the Aztecs jersey seen above.

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