Buzz Break: 2017 Score football cards (blaster box)

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The box: 2017 Score football cards (blaster box)
Where to buy:

Packs per box:
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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Fanatics Authentic offers up some sports autographs that rock

Fanatics Authentic has a few unique autographs available now that come with no strings attached.

Nevermind, that won’t work … there are actually six.

A series of autographed guitars — items that are officially licensed musical instruments on their own — have been enhanced with autographs that offer a colorful higher-end option for a sports fan who’s big on music, too.

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Buzz Break: 2016 Donruss Optic football cards (Mega Box) + win one with our Cowboys yards contest


From time to time, Buzz will break a box of something and break down 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

s-l1600The box: 2016 Donruss Optic football cards (Mega Box)
Where to buy: (for hobby)

Packs per box: 10
Cards per pack: 4
Cards in this box: 40
Base set completion: 24 of 200 (12 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards: Cam Newton, Odell Beckham Jr., Rob Gronkowski, Derek Carr

Rookie Cards (10) – T.J. Green, Austin Johnson, Vonn Bell, Yannick Ngakoue, Shilique Calhoun, C.J. Prosise, Tajae Sharpe, Rashard Higgins, Myles Jack, Wendell Smallwood

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Patriots, Raiders join Panini Instant team sets for NFL playoffs


Panini Instant has welcomed two more teams into the NFL playoffs.

Joining the previously released Dallas Cowboys and Seattle Seahawks team sets are 25-card releases for the New England Patriots and the Oakland Raiders.

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Black November Wave 8 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 8 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 Panini Prizm baseball hobby box
BryantYou won’t find as many packs in these boxes, but you’ll find two autographs and more than one parallel or insert card in nearly every single pack. The Prizm rainbow here is as strong as it gets and there are plenty of big names to be found among a young crop of signers and a number of big past names — Kris Bryant, Aaron Judge, Luis Severino, Corey Seager, Addison Russell, Joc Pederson, Steven Moya, David Price, Will Clark, Jose Canseco and plenty more. It’s not as cheap as it used to be as these boxes have heated up some but they’ll remain a fun option to rip as long as they are still around.

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


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.

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

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Funko readies four new toy lineups for football collectors

Funko-2016-NFL-figures-4Funko has four new lines of figures and accessories coming later this year for NFL fans and there’s one way to know that these are a bit different than their past releases.

The hair.

The company teased its third series of Pop! figures as well as Wobblers, Dorbz Minis and keychains this week — two of those are new additions to the company’s lineup.

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Buzz Break: 2014 Panini Prizm football cards (super value rack 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: 2014 Panini Prizm football cards (super value rack box)
Where to buy:

2014-panini-prizm-carrPacks per box: 12 (each pack contains three standard Prizm packs and one three-card Red, White and Blue Prizm pack)
Cards per pack: 15
Cards in this box: 180
Base set completion: 
82 of 200 (41 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Base cards of notable players – Tom Brady, Michael Irvin, Frank Gifford, Bo Jackson, Terry Bradshaw, Fran Tarkenton, Brett Favre, Russell Wilson, Ben Roethlisberger

Rookie Cards (short-prints) pulled (36) – Austin Sefarian-Jenkins, James White, L’Damian Washington, C.J. Mosley, Ahmad Dixon, Jerick McKinnon, Kony Ealy, T.J. Jones, Carlos Hyde, Brandon Coleman, Mike Evans, Mike Davis, Khalil Mack, Louis Nix III, Justin Gilbert, Kelvin Benjamin, Cody Hoffman, Jeff Janis, Sammy Watkins, Connor Shaw, Calvin Pryor, Jalen Saunders, Matt Hazel, Devin Street, Martavis Bryant, LaMarcus Joyner, Lache Seastrunk, Michael Campanaro, Dei Archer, Dee Ford, James Wilder Jr., Derek Carr (two versions), Logan Thomas, Allen Robinson, Tevin Reese, Taylor Lewan

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Need a collecting challenge? 2014 Topps Turkey Red football has some

bridgewaterWhat happens when you have a retail-only, hit-per-pack product that can be condition sensitive with a likely modest print run and sometimes-rocky collation? A super collecting challenge — and a product that is available now at an outrageous price as part of Blowout Cards’ Super Bowl 50 sale coinciding with the big game.

How outrageous? Keep reading …

2014tpturkeyredFBThe 2014 Topps Turkey Red football set presents a collecting challenge with some surprisingly expensive cards — even for rookies who may not have lived up to expectations. Need an example of how expensive? Click here. Yep, that much … even for Johnny Manziel. And one expensive card that’s unsigned? Click here.

There aren’t that many $100 cards popping out of retail packs regularly, but these two cards are not alone in Turkey Red. In fact that second sale above might be underselling the card based on scarcity. Overall, it seems autograph asking prices are healthy, too.

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Auction Gallery: Hunt’s Super Bowl 50 event packs serious history

watt395One of the biggest football auctions of the year is set for Friday and Saturday as Hunt Auctions continues its traditional Super Bowl sale.

The Super Bowl 50 Live Auction will be at the Moscone Center in San Francisco with more than 900 lots including modern-day game-dated memorabilia like the J.J. Watt Houston Texans gamer above — a jersey with a hefty price already in early bidding — and pieces from football’s early years. too.

Because of its high profile as part of the NFL Experience show, prices can be pretty strong once the auctions close.

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Buzz List: Five NFL players to watch in Week 11

CooperAmari Cooper has out-produced every other rookie receiver in the NFL this season with 50 catches for 732 yards and four touchdowns. While those aren’t exactly Jerry Rice numbers, he’s perhaps the hobby’s focal point on a Raiders team (along with QB Derek Carr) that seems like it’s improving. This week they’ve got the lowly Lions, so this seems like a good time to say things look golden for Cooper.

Keep reading for four more guys to watch on Sunday.

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Marcus Mariota, Antonio Brown, Derek Carr & Cam Newton among NFL’s Buzz-worthy players in Week 9


MariotaSpectrumAs one of our five players to watch this weekend, we told you to keep an eye on Tennessee Titans QB Marcus Mariota in his return to the starting lineup.

He delivered, throwing for 371 yards and four touchdowns in a 34-28 win over the New Orleans Saints — his best performance in six games this season. In fact, that upped his touchdown total for the year to 12, which is tied for the most for a rookie QB in franchise history. (Vince Young’s mark will fall this week unless the undefeated Panthers throw a shutout.)

We all know that Mariota’s cardboard was going to remain expensive no matter what happened as he’s one of the premiere players in this year’s rookie class. With a game like that, though, any jitters people had about digging in on his cardboard likely vanished.

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Keep reading for more players who generated some buzz on the field — and why — this week.

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Todd Gurley, Drew Brees, Derek Carr & Odell Beckham Jr. among NFL’s Buzz-worthy players in Week 8

GurleyThe showdown between the New Orleans Saints and the New York Giants turned into an old-fashioned huck-it-chuck-it shootout that fueled more than a few fantasy teams and probably more than a few searches for football cards online.

But it was St. Louis Rams rookie running back Todd Gurley who made history Sunday with an NFL-leading 133 rushing yards and a touchdown to become the first rookie to run for more than 125 yards in his first four starts. Meanwhile, the Rams are 4-3 — and that’s a team that hasn’t finished a season with a winning record in 12 years.

The 10th overall pick in this year’s NFL Draft can be found throughout all 2015 football products and his rarer premium cards like the Certified patch auto above from Panini America have been scorchers. That one’s pushing $200 on eBay right now with plenty of time remaining. Meanwhile, there have been more than 250 sales of Gurley autographed cards to top $100 in recent times on eBay and asking prices for active auctions are even more stout.

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Keep reading for nine more players who generated some buzz on the field — and why — this week.

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Board Buzz: Five must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Oct. 30)


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.

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