Buzz Break: 2012 Panini Absolute Football NFL 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: 2012 Panini Absolute Football (blaster)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (for hobby when available)

Packs per box: 8
Cards per pack: 10
Cards in this box: 81
Base set completion: 
77 of 100 (77 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards – Cam Newton, A.J. Green, Ben Roethlisberger, Tim Tebow, Peyton Manning, Matthew Stafford, Aaron Rodgers, Larry Fitzgerald, Matt Ryan, Adrian Peterson, Eli Manning, Tony Romo, Dez Bryant

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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 – Julio Jones, Rob Gronkowski, Ezekiel Elliott, Antonio Brown, Todd Gurley, Dak Prescott, Tom Brady, Richard Sherman, Odell Beckham Jr., Dez Bryant, Cam Newton, Larry Fitzgerald, Carson Wentz, Marcus Mariota, Von Miller, Aaron Rodgers, Jameis Winston, Russell Wilson, Eli Manning

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Buzz Break: 2017 Panini Contenders Draft Picks football (blaster box)


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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 – Jerry Rice, Eli Manning, Peyton Manning, John Elway, Tom Brady, Terry Bradshaw, Andrew Luck, Dan Marino, Fran Tarkenton, Jameis Winston, Adrian Peterson, Dez Bryant, Brian Bosworth, Khalil Mack, Von Miller

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Buzz Break: 2015 Donruss football cards (blaster box)

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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: 2015 Donruss football cards (blaster box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (for retail preferred boxes)

Packs per box: 7
Cards per pack: 8
Cards in this box: 56
Base set completion: 
45 of 185 (24 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards – Mark Ingram, Julio Jones, Michael Irvin, Khalil Mack, Odell Beckham Jr., Eli Manning, Johnny Manziel, A.J. Green

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Buzz Break: 2016 Panini Classics football cards (blaster box)


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The box: 2016 Panini Classics football 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: 
56 of 300 (19 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notable players found on base cards – Deion Sanders, Ozzie Newsome, Earl Campbell, Shannon Sharpe, Troy Aikman, Cris Carter, Tony Dorsett, Michael Strahan, Mike Ditka, Jameis Winston, Todd Gurley, Matthew Stafford, Andrew Luck, Peyton Manning, Antonio Brown, Amari Cooper

Rookie Cards (8) – Shaq Lawson, Nelson Spruce, Alex Collins, Charles Tapper, Laremy Tunsil, Sterling Shepard, Karl Joseph, Vernon Adams Jr.

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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 – Peyton Manning, Troy Aikman, John Elway, Tom Brady, Eli Manning, Ben Roethlisberger, Jerry Rice, Terry Bradshaw, Andrew Luck, LaDainian Tomlinson, Dan Marino, Rob Gronkowski, Fran Tarkenton, Russell Wilson, J.J. Watt, Julio Jones, Brett Favre, Aaron Rodgers

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Buzz Break: 2016 Donruss Optic football cards (blaster box)

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The box: 2016 Donruss Optic football cards (blaster box)
Where to buy: Click here

Packs per box: 6 (all cards from box in gallery below)
Cards per pack: 4
Cards in this box: 24
Base set completion: 
18 of 200 (9 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Veteran base cards – J.J.Watt, Eli Manning, Tony Romo, Matt Jones, Tyrod Taylor, Alston Jeffery

Rookie Cards (12) – Hunter Henry, Keenan Reynolds, Jeff Driskel, DeMarcus Robinson, Cody Kessler, C.J. Prosise, Vernon Butler, William Jackson III, Artie Burns, Kelvin Taylor, Robert Nkemdiche, Maliek Collins

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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 – Tom Brady, Joey Bosa, Russell Wilson, Eli Manning, Ezekiel Elliott, Derek Carr, Matthew Stafford, Amari Cooper, Aaron Rodgers, Richard Sherman, Dak Prescott, Todd Gurley, Antonio Brown, Rob Gronkowski, Jameis Winston, Marcus Mariota, Carson Wentz, Cam Newton, Odell Beckham Jr.

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2016 Panini Classics NFL blaster (Hour 5)

Do you like Buzz Breaks? Today’s your day then as we launch 12 in 12 — a series of a dozen breaks of past wax boxes and wax packs in a dozen hours. We’ll post one every hour on the hour all day long today … this is Hour 5.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2016 Panini Classics NFL (blaster)
The cost:
$15 (Click here for hobby)

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Buzz Break: 2017 Donruss football cards (jersey hanger 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 NFL cards (jersey hanger box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (for hobby)

Packs per box: 1
Cards per pack: 50
Base set completion: 
30 of 300 (10 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards – Dez Bryant, Jameis Winston, Boomer Esiason, Jerry Rice, Matthew Stafford, Tony Romo, Richard Sherman, Eli Manning, Paul Hornung, Mark Ingram, Julio Jones, Derrick Henry

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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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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2015 Donruss NFL retail preferred box (Hour 10)

Do you like Buzz Breaks? Today’s your day then as we launch 12 in 12 — a series of a dozen breaks of past wax boxes and wax packs in a dozen hours. We’ll post one every hour on the hour all day long today … this is Hour 10.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2015 Donruss NFL (retail preferred)
The cost: Click here

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2014 Panini Contenders NFL Super Blaster box (Hour 5)

Do you like Buzz Breaks? Today’s your day then as we launch 12 in 12 — a series of a dozen breaks of past wax boxes and wax packs in a dozen hours. We’ll post one every hour on the hour all day long today … this is Hour 5.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2014 Panini Contenders NFL Super Blaster
The cost: Click here

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

Packs per box:
 4
Cards per pack: 40
Cards in this box: 161
Base set completion: 
128 of 300 (18 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards: Derrick Henry, Marcus Mariota, Matthew Stafford, Dez Bryant, Antonio Brown, Le’Veon Bell, Amari Cooper, Julio Jones, Russell Wilson, Eli Manning, Matt Ryan, Derek Carr, Richard Sherman, Rob Gronkowski

Rookie Cards (41) – Notables include Christian McCaffrey, DeShone Kizer, D’onta Foreman, Patrick Mahomes II, Davis Webb, Joe Mixon, Chad Kelly, Curtis Samuel, Jake Butt, Leonard Fournette, Myles Garrett

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Buzz Break: 2016 Panini Contenders football cards (blaster box)

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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 BlowoutBuzz@blowoutcards.com.

The box: 2016 Panini Contenders football cards (blaster box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (for hobby)

Packs per box: 5
Cards per pack: 8
Cards in this box: 40
Base set completion: 
34 of 100 (34 percent)
Duplicates: 3

Notable names pulled on base cards: Tom Brady (2), Richard Sherman, Dez Bryant, Eli Manning, Cam Newton, Matt Stafford, Von Miller, Eli Manning, Matt Ryan, Antonio Brown, Drew Brees

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Buzz Break: 2016 Panini Football 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.

2016-panini-peyton-manningThe box: 2016 Panini Football football cards (blaster box)
Where to buy:
 BlowoutCards.com (when available) 

Packs per box: 11
Cards per pack: 8
Cards in this box: 88
Base set completion: 
66 of 200 (33 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards – Odell Beckham Jr., Drew Brees, Larry Fitzgerald, Calvin Johnson, Aaron Rodgers, Tony Romo, Adrian Peterson, Todd Gurley, Cam Newton, Marcus Mariota, Matthew Stafford, Richard Sherman

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Jan. 6)

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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 pulls, bummer boxes, Giannis show-offs and much, much more.

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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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Buzz Break: 2016 Panini Contenders football cards (blaster box)

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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 BlowoutBuzz@blowoutcards.com.

2016-panini-contenders-odell-beckhamThe box: 2016 Panini Contenders football cards (blaster box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (for hobby)

Packs per box: 5
Cards per pack: 8
Cards in this box: 40
Base set completion: 
33 of 100 (33 percent)
Duplicates: 4

Notable names pulled on base cards: Odell Beckham Jr., Mark Ingram, Bart Starr, J.J. Watt, Andrew Luck, Todd Gurley, Drew Brees, Eli Manning, Julian Edelman

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Buzz Break: 2015 Donruss football cards (blaster box)

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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.

julio-jonesThe box: 2015 Donruss football cards (blaster box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (for hobby)

Packs per box: 7
Cards per pack: 8
Cards in this box: 56
Base set completion: 
44 of 185 (24 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards – Terrell Davis, Odell Beckham Jr., Lawrence Taylor, Eli Manning, Julio Jones, Michael Irvin, Larry Fitzgerald

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Buzz Break: 2016 Panini Certified football cards (hobby box)

2016pncertFBFrom 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: 2016 Panini Certified football cards (hobby box)
2016-Panini-Certfiied-manningWhere to buy: BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box:
 10
Cards per pack: 5
Cards in this box: 50
Base set completion: 
26 of 100 (26 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notable players found on base cards – Jameis Winston, Drew Brees, Peyton Manning, Amari Cooper, Odell Beckham Jr., Eli Manning, Calvin Johnson, Matthew Stafford

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Buzz Break: 2015 Panini Immaculate Collegiate multi-sport cards

2015pnimmaculatecolmultiOSFrom 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.

1a-2016-panini-immaulate-collegeThe box: 2015 Panini Immaculate Collegiate
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box:
 1
Cards per pack: 9
Cards in this box: 9
Base set completion: 
1 of 200 (0.5 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Base cards (1) – Eli Manning (/99)

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Buzz Break: 2016 Donruss Elite football cards (hobby box)

16pndonrusseliteFBFrom 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: 2016 Donruss Elite football cards (hobby box)
2016-elite-barry-sandersWhere to buy: BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box:
 20
Cards per pack: 5
Cards in this box: 100
Base set completion: 
78 of 100 (78 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notable players found on base cards – Todd Gurley, Jerry Rice, Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, Emmitt Smith, Bo Jackson, Joe Montana, Cam Newton, Troy Aikman, Aaron Rodgers, Adrian Peterson, Dez Bryant, Joe Namath, J.J. Watt, Eli Manning, John Elway, Barry Sanders.

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#DearPeyton videos look back at legendary QB’s hand-written habit

#DearPeytonFuture Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning had a habit of sorts through the years that a collector just might find interesting — and now it’s part of a viral video ad campaign and tribute to the former Vols, Colts and Broncos signal-caller.

His habit? He writes letters.

ESPN reporter Chris Mortensen takes a moment to discuss his letter from Manning as he battles cancer. Pam Frenzel recaps the moments her late son shared with the QB. Manning’s past coaches recap moments that prompted correspondence. His family members, his teammates and others also revisit their moments via Gatorade‘s series of videos.

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Gallery: 2015 Panini Flawless football cards

2015-panini-flawless-football-autograph-47The recent arrival of 2015 Panini Flawless football cards marked a new wave of high-end cards for fans to consider and a new wave of impressive possibilities for autographs and dazzling memorabilia displayed within cardboard.

Sometimes it’s simple, sometimes it’s not.

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Buzz Break: 2014 Panini Contenders football cards (super blaster box)

2014-Panini-Contenders-Super-Blaster-boxFrom 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.

2014-Panini-Contenders-Tom-BradyThe box: 2014 Panini Contenders football cards (super blaster box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box:
 14
Cards per pack: 8
Cards in this box: 112
Base set completion: 
88 of 100 (88 percent)
Duplicates: 13

Notable names pulled on base cards: Peyton Manning, Andrew Luck, Dez Bryant, Julio Jones, Eli Manning, Aaron Rodgers, Cam Newton, Tom Brady, Russell Wilson

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Peyton Manning retires: Seven basics you need for football cards

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It was his last rodeo after all.

Peyton Manning‘s 18-year NFL career that includes five MVP awards, two Super Bowl rings and more touchdowns and passing yards than any other quarterback in history comes to an end on Monday in Denver when he’s expected to announce his retirement.

Manning is among the most-available and most-collectable quarterbacks in the history of the game — he’s also one of the most-valuable ones, too. Rather than rehash his Rookie Cards or priciest gems (there are plenty of both), here are seven basic ways to collect the legendary quarterback beloved in Indianapolis, admired in Denver and made “Omaha” a bit more famous.

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Buzz Break: 2015 Panini Contenders football cards (blaster box)

2015-panini-contenders-nfl-blasterFrom 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 BlowoutBuzz@blowoutcards.com.

2015-contenders-newtonThe box: 2015 Panini Contenders football cards (blaster box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (for hobby)

Packs per box: 5
Cards per pack: 8
Cards in this box: 40
Base set completion: 
37 of 100 (37 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notable names pulled on base cards: Andrew Luck, Russell Wilson, Cam Newton, Ben Roethlisberger, Eli Manning, Matthew Stafford, Rob Gronkowski, J.J. Watt.

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Need a fun & affordable football card focus? Try collecting NFL sons

NickMontanaAdmit it, you may have overdone things when it comes to buying football cards this year — maybe past years, too — and have a big ol’ stash of cards you don’t know what to do with. What do you keep? What do you jettison? That’s where having a collecting focus comes in. If you haven’t overdone it on wax, then maybe having a focus for your single-card buys is a need. (That’s one even Buzz has struggled with over decades of collecting.)

One potential niche that seems prevalent this year in NFL and college sets? Cards showing the kids of former NFL players who have now made their way onto cardboard.

They seem to be everywhere this year. Second-generation players aren’t anything new, of course, but they can be a fun way to revisit the past while also collecting the present. Buzz started his collecting days in the 1980s and, back then, a Joe Montana autograph wasn’t an easy find — plus, his handwriting didn’t justify the high cost on a small budget. Fast-forward to 2015 and Nick Montana has cardboard. He won’t be an NFL star — he wasn’t really even that good in college — and the handwriting also isn’t great, but he’s got a certified autograph card.

Buzz wanted it, Buzz got it. Can’t say the same thing for a Joe autograph, though, even all these years later.

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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.

>> Click here to shop for 2015 football boxes on BlowoutCards.com.

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

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