First Buzz: 2018 Panini Prizm World Cup soccer cards

2018 Panini Prizm World Cup soccer cards
Arrives: April 25
Box basics: One autograph or short-printed insert per 24-pack box (12 boxes per case).

What’s buzz-worthy: Prizm takes to the pitch for the World Cup with some of the biggest names in the game today and all of the color one would expect.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Dec. 11)

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 breaks to start the week … and at least five 1/1 sightings.

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Panini readies World Cup soccer gaming cards & stickers

What: 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Adrenalyn XL cards
Arrives: Feb. 28 (Update: Outside North America only.)
Box basics: 50 six-card packs per box (12 boxes per case)

The Basics: With the World Cup set for June 14 to July 15, Panini gets the head start on the action with this one, which will include 468 cards — 360 basic cards, 40 Fan Favorites (every other pack), 32 Power Up cards (one in five), 30 Rare cards (one in seven) and six Extra Rare (one in 48 packs). All 32 World Cup teams will be represented

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First Buzz: 2017-18 Panini Select soccer cards (early retail details)

What: 2017-18 Panini Select soccer cards
Arrives: Early December
Box basics: 20 cards per hanger box (20 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Select comes to the retail aisle for the first time in a bit of a premium hanger box format.

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Panini’s NSCC wrapper redemptions give fans another shot at big pulls

We’ve previously already gotten a look at Panini America‘s wrapper redemption cards (and the VIP set) for this year’s National Sports Collectors Convention here on The Buzz, but now it’s time for more details.

As in what gets what — which boxes need to be busted to land those sought-after silver packs at the five-day show, which begins Wednesday in Chicago.

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Buzz Break: 2017 Panini Revolution soccer 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

The box: 2017 Panini Revolution soccer cards (hobby box)
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Packs per box: 8
Cards per pack: 5
Cards in this box: 40
Base set completion: 
28 of 200 (14 percent)
Duplicates: 0

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First Buzz: 2017 Panini Revolution soccer cards

What: 2017 Panini Revolution soccer cards
Arrives: June 14
Box basics: One autograph in every other eight-pack box (16 boxes per case)
Checklist: Click here to view

What’s buzz-worthy: Revolution comes to the pitch with its colorful and textured approach to cardboard that includes 28 club teams from 14 countries inside.

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First Buzz: 2016-17 Black Gold soccer cards


What: 2016-17 Black Gold soccer cards
Arrives: Dec. 7
Box basics: Two autographs per two-pack box (eight boxes per case).

What’s buzz-worthy: Black Gold takes to the pitch with some of the biggest names in the global game here with a mix of autographs and metal cards. Among those stars? Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Neymar and Robert Lewandowski to name a few.

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Buzz-worthy Bargain Break: Making a case for five discounted cases

2015pnstarsstripesBBIf you hadn’t noticed, there are a number of cases with dramatically discounted prices this weekend over on the mothership and they were dramatic enough that Buzz had to sit down and ponder the possibilities in many of them.

So much so here are five that caught this collector’s eye.

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First Buzz: 2016 Panini Flawless soccer cards

2016-Panini-Flawless-soccer-base-gareth-baleWhat: 2016 Panini Flawless soccer cards
Arrives: May 25
Box basics: 10 cards — six autographs, two memorabilia, two gems — per box (two boxes per case).

What’s buzz-worthy: Panini takes the stars of the pitch to its highest of high-end levels — at least so far — with the debut of Flawless, which will include “a wide assortment of the world’s best footballers of the past and present with all players shown in action for either their club team and/or their national team.”

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Panini America teases Flawless soccer cards on way sometime soon

Flawless-FIFANASCAR may have gotten the most buzz out of Panini America’s corporate address on Tuesday evening, but it’s Flawless FIFA soccer that got the first visual tease from the company.

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