Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Oct. 14)

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: Nothing but big pulls from collectors in this Saturday edition.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Oct. 9)

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 NFL injuries, big NFL pulls and more from the collecting world.

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Buzz Break: 2017 Donruss football cards (Mega 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 Donruss football cards (Mega Box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (for hobby)

Packs per box: 10 (three hobby, seven retail)
Cards per pack: 10 per hobby, eight per retail
Cards in this box: 86
Base set completion: 
57 of 300 (19 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards – Franco Harris, Randy Moss, A.J. Green, Phil Simms, Derrick Henry, Julio Jones, Amari Cooper, Derek Carr, Von Miller, Carson Wentz, David Johnson, Matthew Stafford, Todd Gurley

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First Buzz: 2017 Panini Preferred football cards

What: 2017 Panini Preferred football cards
Arrives: Dec. 6
Box basics: Four autographs and one booklet memorabilia card per box (10 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Preferred returns to the gridiron with a new crop of players but plenty of the autographs, memorabilia and booklet cards that collectors expect.

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.

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Deshaun Watson arrives with record-setting Sunday for Texans

Texas just might be the home to the NFL’s hottest new rookie.

That was certainly the case on Sunday as Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson lit things up with five touchdowns — four in the air, one on the ground — as part of a record-breaking day for his team.

The Texans put up 57 points — a new team record — while Watson’s TD total tied the NFL record for a rookie quarterback. And, according to the team, he’s the first rookie QB to throw four and rush for one since Hall of Famer Fran Tarkenton back in 1961.

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First Buzz: 2017 TRISTAR Hidden Treasures Game Day Greats Football Jersey Edition


What:
2017 TRISTAR Hidden Treasures Game Day Greats Football Jersey Edition
Arrives: Nov. 8
Box basics: One autographed football jersey per box (five boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: TRISTAR’s Hidden Treasures line tries on jerseys for a new football season with a lineup of past and present greats from the NFL as well as some new stars from the college ranks.

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First Buzz: 2017 Panini Illusions football cards


What:
 2017 Panini Illusions football cards
Arrives: Nov. 22
Box basics: One autographed memorabilia card, two autographs and two memorabilia cards per 10-pack box (16 boxes per case via two inners)

What’s buzz-worthy: A new brand for the gridiron arrives with plenty of foilboard and color with plenty of rookies, autographs and a pairing of a present player and a past player on every base card.

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.

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First Buzz: 2017 Panini Immaculate Collection football cards

What: 2017 Panini Immaculate Collection football cards
Arrives: Nov. 8
Box basics: Five autographs or memorabilia cards per six-card box (six boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Immaculate returns to the gridiron for another new season with on-card autographs and more full-sized memorabilia cards than ever.

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.

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First Buzz: 2017 Panini Prizm NFL


What:
 2017 Panini Prizm football cards
Arrives: Oct. 25
Box basics: Three autographs per 12-pack box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Prizm returns to the gridiron with “plenty of sizzle and shine,” according to the company, with a product full of color as well as a Randy Moss tribute set.

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.

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First Buzz: 2017 Panini Phoenix football cards


What:
 2017 Panini Phoenix football cards
Arrives: Oct. 18
Box basics: Two autos and one mem card per 12-pack box (16 boxes per case via two inners)
Checklist: Click here to view

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.

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.

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NFL Notables: Six rookies to watch after Week 1 … Hunt, Watt & more

There were surprises and new arrivals on the NFL rookie front — and that’s just Week 1.

Six newcomers stepped up with none perhaps more surprising the Kansas City RB Kareem Hunt, who helped the Chiefs pull off a dominating 42-27 win over the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots on Thursday night. He had 17 carries for 148 yards and a touchdown — and seven catches for 133 yards and a 75-yard score. Not bad for a third-rounder out of Toledo.

As you should already know from last week, he already appears on more than 450 different cards with nearly 300 of those being certified autos. He’s got 15 RCs so far by the standard (non-insert) definition and nearly 140 memorabilia cards and is found in most 2017 releases — just like most of our other notables from Sunday.

Who made the cut? Keep reading.

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First Buzz: 2017 Panini Impeccable football cards


What:
 2017 Panini Impeccable football cards
Arrives: Sept. 27
Box basics: Five autographs per eight-card box (three boxes per case)
Checklist: Click here to view

What’s buzz-worthy: This high-end NFL brand arrives for a sophomore season with at least one rookie patch auto per box and a healthy mix of stars from the past and present.

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.

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Fanatics Auctions selling event-used Rookie Premiere jerseys & more

If you’re a dedicated collector or even a casual one, you already own a piece of the action from this year’s NFLPA Rookie Premiere found in a pack of cards.

But there’s also another way to get memorabilia from a crop of notable new NFL rookies from the event as Fanatics is auctioning event-worn jerseys, cleats and gloves from a number of the players right now.

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First Buzz: 2017 Panini XR NFL cards


What:
 2017 Panini XR football cards
Arrives: Sept. 20
Box basics: Two autos and one memorabilia card per box (15 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Panini XR arrives as a new football card line that offers a colorful look at the NFL with plenty of autographs and memorabilia.

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.

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Buzz Break: 2017 Panini 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 Panini Football cards (blaster box)
Where to buy:
 BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box: 11
Cards per pack: 8
Cards in this box: 88
Base set completion: 
64 of 100 (64 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards – Derek Carr, Matthew Stafford, Marcus Mariota, Carson Wentz, Julio Jones, Ben Roethlisberger, Von Miller, Andrew Luck, Khalil Mack, Mark Ingram, Richard Sherman, Dak Prescott, Todd Gurley, Rob Gronkowski, Cam Newton, Odell Beckham Jr., Jameis Winston, Aaron Rodgers, Antonio Brown, Eli Manning, Russell Wilson, Tom Brady

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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)
Checklist: Click here to view

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.

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.

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First Buzz: 2017 Panini Spectra football cards


What:
 2017 Panini Spectra football cards
Arrives: Sept. 13
Box basics: Four autographs and seven memorabilia cards per four-pack box (eight boxes per case)
Checklist: Click here to view

What’s buzz-worthy: We’ll have another season of the high-end Prizmatic rainbow with plenty of autographs and memorabilia in this brand.

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.

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First Buzz: 2017 Panini Absolute football cards


What:
 2017 Panini Absolute football cards
Arrives: Sept. 6
Box basics: Three autographs and two memorabilia cards per three-pack box (10 boxes per case)
Checklist: Click here to view

What’s buzz-worthy: Absolute returns with some big new memorabilia cards, the Tools of the Trade, plenty of autographs and even some Glass inserts.

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.

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Panini Instant Impressions set offers rookies’ unique marks on game

A new line of football cards from Panini Instant will give collectors a chance to get their hands on something a bit different for 13 top NFL rookies.

They’re the 2017 Panini Instant Impressions cards and they’re oversized cards that offer a player’s handprint, autograph and in some cases an inscription and the first wave of these cards on sale on the Panini Instant website now (launched at 2 p.m. Central).

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Buzz Break: 2017 Donruss Elite football (Walmart blaster box)

Do you like Buzz Breaks? We recently launched 12 in 12 — a series of a dozen breaks of past wax boxes and wax packs in a dozen hours. This is a faster break in that style — but not the launching of a new 12 in 12. (We’ll just had one this week and we’ll have another next month. Click the logo below to see the previous posts in the series.)

12in12-logo-smallerThe pack: 2017 Donruss Elite football (Walmart blaster box)
The cost: 
$29.98 (click here for hobby)

What’s inside this box? Keep reading …

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First Buzz: 2017 TRISTAR Hidden Treasures Football Mini Helmets


What:
2017 TRISTAR Hidden Treasures Football Mini Helmets
Arrives: Aug. 30
Box basics: One autographed mini helmet per box

What’s buzz-worthy: TRISTAR’s Hidden Treasures football brand returns to the field for another season with some new NFL names and some of the biggest names from the past.

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First Buzz: 2017 Historic Autographs Autographed Jersey National Edition

What: 2017 Historic Autographs Autographed Jersey National Edition
Arrives: July 26
Box basics: One autographed jersey per tin

What’s buzz-worthy: Historic Autographs readies this one for the National Sports Collectors Convention and the company will be offering incentives for those who pop a tin to trade in or trade up while at the show.

Keep reading for more information.

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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 Classics 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 Classics NFL cards (hobby box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box:
 14
Cards per pack: 10
Cards in this box: 140
Base set completion: 
111 of 300 (37 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards: Mike Singletary, Emmitt Smith, Jerry Rice, Earl Campbell, Barry Sanders, Joe Montana, Brett Favre, Bo Jackson, Von Miller, Jameis Winston, Aaron Rodgers, Calvin Johnson, Adrian Peterson, Ben Roethlisberger, Antonio Brown, Julio Jones, David Johnson, Derek Carr

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Buzz Break: 2017 Panini Prestige 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 Panini Prestige NFL cards (blaster box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (for hobby)

Packs per box:
 8
Cards per pack: 8
Cards in this box: 64
Base set completion: 
55 of 300 (18 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards: Andrew Luck, Tony Romo, Ben Roethlisberger, Todd Gurley, Aaron Rodgers, Khalil Mack, Drew Brees, Von Miller, David Johnson, J.J. Watt, DeAndre Watkins, Jared Goff

Rookie Cards (8) – Deshaun Watson, Mitchell Trubisky, O.J. Howard, Reuben Foster, Alvin Kamara, Nathan Peterman, Chris Godwin, Dawuane Smoot

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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)
Checklist: Click here to view

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.

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.

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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 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 Panini Prestige football cards

What: 2017 Panini Prestige football cards
Arrives: June 7
Box basics: Four autographed cards per four-pack box (12 boxes per case)
Checklist: Click here to view

What’s buzz-worthy: Prestige is back with an autograph in every pack, new looks at new rookies with their new teams noted and plenty of energy as we await a new NFL season on the field this fall but get a new season on cardboard.

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.

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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.

Keep reading for more info and a gallery of images.

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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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First Buzz: 2017 Leaf Draft football cards

What: 2017 Leaf Draft football cards
Arrives: March
Box basics: Two autographs per 20-pack box (20 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy & The Basics: These boxes will continue to include two autographs atop cards of top potential NFL Draft selections. There will also be a small number of the boxes available through hobby channels. Packs will include five cards. No other details were released but the boxes carry a suggested retail price of $19.99. 

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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.

Keep reading for more info and a gallery of images.

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Deshaun Watson autographs now available via Steiner Sports

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Clemson’s NFL-bound national championship-winning quarterback will be signing for a new team before the NFL Draft.

That team is Steiner Sports, which has a number of Deshaun Watson autographed items available for pre-order now in advance of a signing later this month.

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