First Buzz: 2016-17 Panini Flawless basketball cards

What: 2016-17 Panini Flawless basketball cards
Arrives: Oct. 18 Nov. 3
Box basics: One encased base diamond card or parallel, one encased auto, six other autos, one memorabilia card and one auto-mem-diamond card per 10-card briefcase (two boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Flawless is back with more than one diamond in every case and plenty of what collectors have come to expect from the high-end brand — autographs and memorabilia.

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Board Buzz: Five must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Dec. 24)

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: Vintage cardboard, 2015 Topps Strata, penmanship & more.

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eBay Buzz: Just how much will this BGS-graded 2012-13 Flawless basketball diamond set sell for?


One collector took the challenge of completing the 2012-13 Panini Flawless basketball set — something that can only happen a few times because every card from the super-high-end brand is limited to just 20 serial-numbered copies with a diamond embedded inside.

Now, it’s time to see just how priceless Flawless can be as the set is on the auction block.

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