Buzz Break: 2016 Panini Contenders Draft Picks football (blaster box)

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2016-panini-contenders-draft-mariotaThe box: 2016 Panini Contenders Draft Picks football cards (blaster box)
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Packs per box:
Cards per pack: 6
Cards in this box: 42
Base set completion: 
8 of 100 (8 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Base cards: Travis Benjamin, Amari Cooper, Cam Newton, DeAndre Hopkins, Drew Brees, Larry Fitzgerald, Kam Chancellor, Marcus Mariota (small box so all cards are listed)

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First Buzz: 2016 Panini Classics football cards

2016-panini-classics-football-tom-bradyWhat: 2016 Panini Classics football cards
Arrives: May 25
Box basics: One autograph per box (20 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Classics gets back in the game on the gridiron with 14 packs per box with a mix of past and present stars, new rookies, and an autograph in every box.

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Gallery: 2015 Panini Black Gold football cards

2015-Panini-Black-Gold-football-14The football season is over, but the high-end brands for NFL collectors are still to come and part of that premium wave arrived this week with 2015 Panini Black Gold.

Black Gold is an acetate-, metal-, memorabilia- and autograph-loaded brand that packs 10 cards per box.

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Panini America football cards get a cameo on The Ellen Show

The Ellen Show probably isn’t a place you’d expect to find football cards, but a recent episode included a cameo of Panini America while telling the story of 6-year-old Braylon Beam. He’s been battling brain cancer and was at Super Bowl 50 as a correspondent for the show.

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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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