Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Sept. 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: Big pulls from Contenders, Heritage High Number and more … along with a “custom” card that crosses a few lines.

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Buzz Poll: Do Ezekiel Elliott’s off-field issues worry you as a collector?

Ezekiel Elliott was a force as a rookie last season for the Dallas Cowboys, coming up just short of the NFL rookie rushing record but he might as well have gotten it based on cardboard standards.

His 1,631 rushing yards and 15 touchdowns, along with success for his team that firmly put it back in the national spotlight, were highlights that sold some cards and then some. But fast-forward to today and the Rookie of the Year allegedly was entangled in some type of bar fight Sunday while already being investigated for domestic violence.

We’ve been there, done that like this before — many players have had many issues, this is nothing new — but not many of them have lit up the hobby as a rookie like Elliott did last season.

That leads to questions about cardboard …

Have more to say? Tell us in a comment or on Twitter.

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Panini America documents latest Dak Prescott signing session in wake of Prizm autopen problems

After resolving an apparent autopen problem with a small number of Panini Prizm cards, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott sat down with Panini America this week for a new project.

Signing a bunch of his football cards.

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Panini America addresses Dak Prescott autopen issue — and gives Dallas Cowboys QB an extension

A big deal has turned into a new deal.

Panini America officials have met with Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott to discuss his autopenned cards in 2016 Panini Prizm and the parties walked away with a solution to replace the mechanically reproduced autographs as well as a new long-term autograph deal.

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All 2016 Flawless Emmitt Smith jersey cards include PROVA tracking

Emmitt Smith‘s memorabilia cards found in boxes of 2016 Panini Flawless football cards arriving today will include an added piece of authentication and information unique to his cards thanks to a new partnership between Panini and his company, PROVA Group.

Each card will have a SmarTag that will tell the owner what jersey the piece came from as part of a database linked to a smartphone app.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (March 7)

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: Nothing but big pulls from the past and present today.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Jan. 27)

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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: Big cards from the past, bit pulls, big surprises & more.

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Postseason Superstars: This week’s icons include Antonio Brown, Aaron Rodgers & more … and who’s next?

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Five catches, 124 years and two touchdowns.

That’s the final line for Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown in Sunday’s 30-12 victory over the Miami Dolphins in their playoff-opening game. At this point, it’s the kind of showing that we expect from one of the league’s elite who had 106 catches for 1,284 yards and 12 TDs this season.

His 2010 Rookie Cards show him fresh out of Central Michigan and can be found in more than 20 brands that season, including Absolute Memorabilia, Bowman Sterling, Certified, Classics, Crown Royale, Donruss Elite, Epix, Exquisite Collection, Limited, Gridiron Gear, Plates & Patches, Threads, Contenders, National Treasures, Prestige, Rookies & Stars, SP Authentic, SPx, Score and Sweet Spot. You can expect to pay top dollar for anything of him that’s relatively rare and his auto RCs (Exquisite, Plates & Patches, Contenders, National Treasures, SPA and SPx) will be even more volatile and in-demand. It just comes with the territory.

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Keep reading for more guys who generated some buzz on the field this week.

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Buzz Poll: Who wins Super Bowl LI?

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We’re down to the last 12 NFL teams and that means we have just one question for the remainder of the football calendar.

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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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Have you seen the asking prices on Ezekiel Elliott 2016 Donruss Optic redemptions on Day 1?

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They’re already signed and ready to be sent out by Panini America … but here’s a question for you.

Have you seen the asking prices on Ezekiel Elliott‘s 2016 Donruss Optic redemptions?

They’re hefty. And … that one’s not alone.

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Contenders hit retail early but plenty of Dak Prescott awaits in hobby

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It’s no secret that one of the hottest teams in the NFL right now is the Dallas Cowboys and that’s due to a pair of hot rookies, quarterback Dak Prescott and running back Ezekiel Elliott.

One of the hottest wax boxes coming soon will be 2016 Panini Contenders, which arrives on Jan. 6 in hobby form but recently already showed up at retail. 

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Dallas Cowboys’ playoff-clinching run gets a Panini Instant team set

The Dallas Cowboys‘ unlikely run to a playoff spot with a rookie quarterback and a dominating rookie running back can be seen on new cardboard from Panini America — but only for a limited time.

A 25-card Panini Instant team set commemorates the run via the members of its squad and it can be had via the Instant site until Monday afternoon.

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Buzz Poll: Which Dallas Cowboys rookie is tops with collectors … Ezekiel Elliott or Dak Prescott?

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The Dallas Cowboys have the best record in the NFL at 11-1 and it’s due to a pair of rookies who have played very, very well this season, Ezekiel Elliott and Dak Prescott.

Both are readily available in nearly all 2016 football wax, which is a big plus, but which one wins among collectors?

Tell us in our poll, a comment here or on Twitter.

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Dallas Cowboys WR Cole Beasley signs first certified autographs

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The last time we checked in on Cole Beasley here on The Buzz he was small but powerful on TV and on cardboard.

But now he’s a bit bigger deal.

Why? The Dallas Cowboys’ 5-foot-8 wide receiver has signed his first certified autographs and they are arriving this week.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Nov. 12)

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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: Two massive pulls from Topps Tribute, Chicago Cubs show-offs, an NBA debate and … how long until Dak Prescott cards become overpriced?

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Sunday Superstars: Week 5 notables include Ezekiel Elliott, Tom Brady, T.Y. Hilton, Sammie Coates & more

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While there might be a quarterback controversy brewing in The Big D, there’s no doubting who the top RB is for the Dallas Cowboys after a 30-17 win over the Dolphins on Sunday.

It’s Ezekiel Elliott and his 134-yard, two-touchdown day has cemented him as one of the front-runners among rookies this season — on a historic level, too.

According to Elias, his 546 rushing yards this season are the fifth-best total in NFL history for the first five games of a player’s career. The only better starts are Eric Dickerson (645 yards), Adrian Peterson (607), Todd Gurley (575) and Billy Sims (560). That’s not bad company — and that’s good news for Elliott’s cardboard given how Gurley looked last year.

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Keep reading for more guys who generated some buzz on the field this week.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Oct. 7)

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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: BlowoutTV’s big Flawless pull, other big breaks & even more breaks.

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Sunday Superstars: Week 4 standouts include Julio Jones, Ezekiel Elliott, A.J. Green & more

 

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The Atlanta Falcons’ 48-33 win over the reigning NFC champs on Sunday had plenty of offensive fireworks, but two players stood above the rest. Matt Ryan‘s 503 passing yards and 048_pi_nfl_m_ryan_basefour TDs were impressive but what was even more impressive is that Julio Jones was responsible for 300 of them.

Jones’ 12-catch day came 37 yards short of setting an NFL record for most receiving yards in a game with his 300 being the sixth-best game in league history. Willie “Flipper” Anderson set the mark with 336 in a game against the Saints back in 1989.

Not a bad day … especially for a guy who hasn’t signed a heavy amount of autographs in his six years as a pro.

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Keep reading for more guys who generated some buzz on the field this week.

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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.

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Keep reading for more guys who generated some buzz on the field this week.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Sept. 4)

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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: Cowboys maildays, Donruss football, a loaded Topps Archives Signature case, non-sports gems & more.

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Auction Gallery: Championship rings are the thing in current SCP sale

0893BSpring2016_lgThe current SCP Auctions sale includes items from the personal collections of Baseball Hall of Famer Don Drysdale and collections of memorabilia that include plenty of other big names, but it’s a selection of championship rings here that’s highlight-worthy.

Below is a gallery of 18 rings up for sale now and ending on April 23. Click below to enter the gallery, get a closer look, see who’s owned them and what the bidding sits at now.

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Julio Jones & Kirk Cousins among NFL’s most Buzz-worthy players in Week 16

 

julio-JonesThe Atlanta Falcons took a 7-7 record into their game against the undefeated Carolina Panthers on Sunday and thanks to one guy’s one big play they recorded their biggest win of the season.

The player was WR Julio Jones and the play was a 70-yard touchdown catch in the third quarter — the biggest part of a nine-catch, 178-yard day. Jones has been one of the better receivers in the league, but this is one play for the highlight reels that could live on for some time.

His Rookie Cards can be found back in 2011 products and, in general, his autographs aren’t all that plentiful. Combine that with interest from his past Alabama Crimson Tide fans and some of those early cards can be tougher to find.

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Keep reading for four more guys who generated some buzz on the field this week. (Note: This was published before the late games this week.)

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Buzz Poll: Are Pro Football Hall of Fame mini busts cool or creepy?

NamathAmong the items in the Pro Football Hall of Fame‘s online gift shop are a series of five mini busts that Buzz couldn’t help but be drawn to.

Why? Buzz can’t figure out whether they are cool or creepy.

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WWE & Texas Lottery join forces to create WrestleMania 32 collectible

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World Wrestling Entertainment‘s premiere event is set for April 3 in Dallas and as part of the promotion for WrestleMania 32 the company has joined forces with the Texas Lottery to create a set of five $2 scratch-off tickets.

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Buzz List: Five NFL players to watch in Week 13

CamNewtonWith the Patriots jettisoned from the unbeaten ranks, all eyes are on MVP candidate Cam Newton as his 11-0 Carolina Panthers take on the high-powered offense and no-powered defense of the New Orleans Saints on Sunday afternoon.

Newton has thrown for 2,466 yards and 20 touchdowns this season, scoring seven more times on the ground. His 2011 Rookie Cards have to be among the most-watched right now, too, with Topps Chrome and Panini Contenders autos among perennial favorites with more tradition-minded collectors who can’t swing for the high-end brands. (Or maybe that’s just Buzz.)

Something wants Buzz to call an upset here because the Saints have potential on offense, but … we’ll see.

Keep reading for four more guys to watch on Sunday.

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Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Cole Beasley is small but powerful when it comes to football cards, too

If you’ve missed Cole Beasley on the football field, it’s not that big of a deal — it’s easy to miss the Dallas Cowboys’ 5-foot-8 wide receiver.

Besides, we all know he’s small and powerful when it comes to selling Tide PODS — go ahead, watch the commercial above. It’s been viewed more than 5.6 million times. (We won’t tell if you haven’t seen it.)

You know where else Beasley is small and powerful? You know, where he’s a bit of a short-print?

On football cards.

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Dallas Cowboys & Star Wars join forces to rule the apparel universe

Star-Wars-Dallas-Cowboys2How ’bout them Stormtroopers? Or … maybe The Force is strong with them Cowboys.

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No, Coach Ackbar, this is the latest merchandising push from the Dallas Cowboys — a line of co-branded apparel meshing Star Wars and the famous Death Star. You can see all of it if you try to keep reading.

Do or do not, though. There is no try.

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