Black Friday Contest: Buzz Box No. 3 can be yours … if you name your top college football team in comment


Black Friday is here and Buzz is adding to the Blowout contests here with the third Buzz Box of the day.

What’s a Buzz Box? How can it be yours?

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

Man Cave 3-6-162_zpsquynrfwrThe 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: Over-delivering blasters, legendary packs, the new king in football & more.

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Gallery: 2015 Topps Strata football cards

2015-Topps-Strata-football-18One of Topps’ final NFL releases officially arrived in hobby shops around the country last week packing just two autographed cards per box but plenty of potential.

It’s the 2015 Topps Strata football card set, and each 12-box case will include a selection of autographs and memorabilia cards all with acetate stock and on-card autographs. There is one standard auto and one auto Relic per box.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Feb. 24)

Kobe_NOIR_zpsbjkgg292The 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: Collect ’em all, big Panini Noir pulls, old school breaks, boxing & more.

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It’s about time for a Peyton Manning & Papa John autographed card

PapaJohnsMaybe it’s just the National Pizza Day buzz at work here — or maybe some of those Papa John’s commercials during NFL games — but Buzz has to wonder what kind of demand there might be for a Peyton Manning & John Schnatter dual autograph card.

PocketChangeMaybe it’s just a cheesy idea, but Buzz knows it wouldn’t sell for pocket change if we found Manning and the world’s most-famous pizza-selling football fan on a National Treasures card from Panini America. Buzz has imagined it above. Heck, maybe he’d be game for some kind of Ball State (where he went to school) or a Louisville college card, too? (The Cardinals play at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium.)

It would be a fun, memorable and valuable football card if it became a reality — one that might dwarf any other Manning autograph out there, too, simply because it’s something unique. Maybe J.J. Watt, Joe Montana and other NFL players who have had pizza ties could get in on the action, too?

Are you hungry for a card like this? Tell us here or on Twitter.

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Super Bowl 50 cardboard winners & losers from the Broncos & Panthers

von-millerIt’s pretty obvious who won and who lost after Super Bowl 50 on Sunday night without a glance at the scoreboard that read Broncos 24, Panthers 10.

The storybook finish happened for one, an emergence for another. And for the losing team we saw the best and the worst possibilities — for guys who have plenty of good and now bad potential on cardboard. Here’s a rundown …

Von Miller — Not long ago he was a guy coming off a suspension and an ACL tear, but on Sunday night the Broncos LB became one of a handful of defensive stars named the Super Bowl MVP. He recorded six tackles, two forced fumbles and two sacks for a loss of 27 yards. His strip of Cam Newton in the fourth quarter set up the final score of the game. Miller’s Rookie Cards can be found in 2011 boxes and he’s undoubtedly seen an uptick in interest simply because defensive stars are often overlooked. Will it last? Probably not, but he’ll always have the MVP award in the record book. It will help, though, if he remains in Denver.

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How can a case of Panini America football cards be yours? Simply predict Monday night’s point total (Hint: Also read the tie-breaker!)


Black Friday has come and gone, but we’ve left our biggest contest to run through the weekend and into Cyber Monday.

We’re giving away a case of Panini America football cards.

We want our 20-box case of 2014 Panini Rookies & Stars Longevity football boxes to be yours. It’s jam-packed with four hits per box (that’s 80 per case!) and originally carried a suggested retail price of $50 per box.

In a comment right here, guess the total number of points scored in the Ravens-Browns game on Monday night without going over. All entries must be in before the game starts at 7:30 Central time on Monday and comments will be held before they are approved in batches throughout the weekend. (Don’t worry if you don’t see your answer appear immediately on the page.)

If there are several collectors who correctly pick the same score, our tie-breaker process will be this:

1. First preference goes to a blog subscriber.
Look for the red button you see here emailon the upper right of the screen (or at bottom of story feed on mobile). Suscribe and you will get an email every time there is a story posted on (We’ll have plenty of info posted here daily.)

2. If all correct responders are already blog subscribers, we will select one winner at random.

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First Buzz: 2015 Panini Black Gold football cards


What: 2015 Panini Black Gold football cards
Arrives: Jan. 20, 2016
Hobby box basics: Five cards per pack (two packs per box, eight boxes per case) with one autograph or autographed memorabilia card, one additional hit or gold disc, one metal logo, one base card and one shadowbox insert in each one.

What’s buzz-worthy: Black Gold returns for a sophomore season of high-end acetate- and metal-enhanced fun. This high-end brand will showcase premium memorabilia pieces with, according to the company “even more on-card autograph content” than in its rookie year.

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Topps readies Super Bowl factory set + first NFL Cardboard Icon set


Topps‘ 2015 football set will get an extra touch for a limited release available starting on Wednesday.

The 2015 Topps NFL 50th Super Bowl set will consist of 500 cards with an extra Super Bowl 50 stamp added to each of the cards. The sets will only be available initially via for $50.

It’s not the only new football release coming from the company, either.

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Just what exactly comes in a box of 2015 Super Break Football Deluxe?


Repack products have exploded onto the scene in the hobby in the last couple of years and one of the newest arrives on Friday.

It’s 2015 Super Break Football Deluxe.

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Buzz-worthy Gallery: Booklets from 2015 Panini Playbook football boxes

Playbook21We knew the big hits from 2015 Panini Playbook would be buzz-worthy when we first saw them, but a quick search of eBay takes that notion and amps it up a little more as we’ve seen plenty of cards pulled by collectors since the product’s release last week.

From the Down & Dirty to the autograph books, the Armory cards and the mandatory rookie showcases, there’s plenty of drool-worthy material in this one.

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Board Buzz: Five must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Oct. 28)

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.

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