Black November Wave 7 is here … and here are five deals to consider

If you hadn’t noticed, there are a number of boxes with discounted prices right now over on the mothership as BlowoutCards.com is in the midst its Black November sales now.

Wave 7 is here and many of the discounts were dramatic enough that Buzz had to sit down and ponder the possibilities in many of the boxes and cases — and here are five boxes/cases that caught this collector’s eye.

2013-14 Panini Prestige NBA wax boxes and cases
This isn’t a high-end brand but it’s one that packs two autographs and two memorabilia cards in every box with roughly 20 insert cards, too. The key here? Giannis. His autographs are in here. His Rookie Cards are in here. He’s such a big deal, he doesn’t even need his long last name mentioned here. (Yes, I can spell it … Antetokounmpo.) If you land his auto, it can pay for at least a third, if not half of the case. This is a brand where you can also land the likes of Kevin Durant and Kobe Bryant ink (among others) and there’s plenty of stuff in there — especially if you go with a volume buy with the low sale price.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Nov. 13)

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: Checking out Jared Goff cardboard, big NFL breaks, pondering Terry Crews football cards & plenty more.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Oct. 31)

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 big pulls on this Tuesday morning — NBA, NFL, The Walking Dead, Star Wars … 

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Oct. 30)

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: World Series chatter, huge pulls, Giannis discussions and an altered high-dollar Aaron Rodgers Rookie Card.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Oct. 29)

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: Avoiding ugly autographs, World Series chatter and big pulls in this Sunday edition … check ’em out.

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Board Buzz: 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 a few threads about collecting and more that you should check out right now.

What’s Buzzing Today: World Series chatter, repeated card photos and big pulls.

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

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: 2017 Panini Contenders Draft Picks (blaster)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (for hobby)

Packs per box: 7
Cards per pack: 6
Cards in this box: 42
Base set completion: 
27 of 100* (27 percent)
Duplicates: 2

Notable base cards – Giannis Antetokounmpo, Anthony Davis (2), Carmelo Anthony, Magic Johnson, Scottie Pippen, Buddy Hield, Kris Dunn, LeBron James, Karl-Anthony Towns, James Harden, Damian Lillard, Dwyane Wade, Kawhi Leonard, Kristaps Porzingis, Russell Westbrook, Larry Bird

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Giannis Antetokounmpo’s freaky start shouldn’t be too surprising

“Giannis Antetokounmpo: The night the legend was born”

“This is just the beginning”

“‘He really could be anything’ — Giannis Antetokounmpo is about to take over the NBA”

Those were just some of the headlines about, if you haven’t figured it out, Giannis Antetokounmpo, the Milwaukee Bucks forward who has lit up the NBA in the first week of a new season with 38.3 points and 9.7 rebounds per game. Breaking down the first week of the season, SI.com noted that “The Freak” is not like others on its list of 12 biggest surprises so far.

“Some of the trends on this list will soon disappear,” reads Rob Mahoney’s piece. “This is real — a fledgling MVP candidacy behind one of basketball’s transcendent talents.”

Keep reading for the basics on this potential MVP’s cardboard after his career-high 44-point game this weekend.

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First Buzz: 2017-18 Panini Court Kings basketball cards

What: 2017-18 Panini Court Kings basketball cards
Arrives: Dec. 6
Box basics: One autograph and one memorabilia card per 10-card box (16 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: The colorful release that is Court Kings is back with a simple approach that packs the artistry of the game on a variety of cards inside every box — a set that Panini says is “the most-artistic cards in the world.”

Keep reading for more info and a full gallery of images released so far.

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First Buzz: 2017-18 Totally Certified basketball cards

What: 2017-18 Totally Certified basketball cards
Arrives: Dec. 13
Box basics: One autograph and one memorabilia card per eight-pack box (16 boxes per case via two inners)

What’s buzz-worthy: One of Panini’s more colorful foil-board creations is back for another year with on-card autos of top rookies and some new designs.

Keep reading for more info and a full gallery of images released so far.

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First Buzz: 2017-18 Panini Prizm basketball cards

What: 2017-18 Panini Prizm basketball cards
Arrives: Nov. 15
Box basics: Two autographs per 12-pack hobby box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: The full details are here for the newest edition of Prizm, which will include all of the new rookies and plenty of color.

Keep reading for more info.

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

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: 2017 Panini Contenders Draft Picks basketball (blaster)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box: 7
Cards per pack: 6
Cards in this box: 42
Base set completion: 
26 of 100* (26 percent)
Duplicates: 2

Notable base cards – Magic Johnson, Malcolm Brogdon, Kobe Bryant, Kawhi Leonard, John Wall, Joel Embiid, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Dirk Nowitzki, Damian Lillard, Buddy Hield (two versions), Anthony Davis, Andrew Wiggins, Paul George, Larry Bird, Kristaps Porzingis, Klay Thompson

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Buzz Break: 2016-17 Panini Studio basketball 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: 2016-17 Panini Studio NBA cards (hobby box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box:
 10
Cards per pack: 6
Cards in this box: 60
Base set completion: 49 of 300 (16 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notable players on base cards – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade, LeBron James (two types), Julius Erving, Stephen Curry, John Havlicek (two types), Joel Embiid, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Isiah Thomas, Scottie Pippen, Karl Malone, James Harden, Damian Lillard, Kevin Love, Brook Lopez

Rookie Cards (14) – Ben Simmons, Kris Dunn,  Jamal Murray, Marquese Chriss (two types, Denzel Valentine, Buddy Hield, Dragan Bender, Brandon Ingram, Taurean Prince, Patrick McCaw, Isaiah Whitehead, Juan Hernangomez, Henry Ellenson, DeAndre’ Bembry

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New wave of NBA Funko Pop! toys set to arrive in September

The new NBA Funko Pop! lineup has been revealed and it includes The Brow and plenty more.

A total of 14 new toys were revealed by the Everett, Wash.-based company on Monday with some of the biggest names in the game beyond just Anthony Davis. 

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Buzz Break: 2016-17 Panini Threads basketball 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: 2016-17 Panini Threads NBA
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box:
 20
Cards per pack: 6
Cards in this box: 120
Base set completion: 97 of 200 (49 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notable players on base cards – Paul George, James Harden, Andre Drummond, Dirk Nowitzki, Kevin Durant, Anthony Davis, Stephen Curry, Karl-Anthony Towns, Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade, Vince Carter, Devin Booker, LaMarcus Aldridge, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Jahlil  Okafor, Kyrie Irving

Rookie Cards (29) – Notables include Ben Simmons, Kris Dunn, Marquese Chriss, Willy Hernangomez, Yogi Ferrell, Jaylen Brown, Taurean Prince, Brandon Ingram

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Fast Break NBA repacks seem to deliver well — even for this collector

If you’re a bargain hunter who’s awaiting some new NBA cards to arrive but needs something right now and on the cheap, there’s one option out on the retail front that’s delivering pretty well for some collectors.

These Fast Break NBA repacks include three hobby packs for around $12 depending on the chain and they typically include one of each of the packs shown on the box — all prime places to find some Giannis Antetokounmpo Rookie Cards and autographs. And it’s been done, according to users over on the Blowout NBA breaks section of the forum. 

Here’s one example that did OK on that front. Here’s one that did much, much better.

And here’s another. And another one. And a bulk buyer’s results.

But this is the 12-box bust that first got my attention with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar ink in the mix.

Out of sheer curiosity, this collector has bought two — at two different times and two different chains — and each has delivered an autograph. Keep reading to see the notable cards from the latest one.

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting three 2015-16 Panini Prizm NBA value rack packs (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 packs: Three 2015-16 Panini Prizm NBA value rack packs (each contains three packs plus a bonus pack)
The cost: Click here

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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Blowout introduces Fire & Ice boxes — and so far there’s plenty of fire

If you want to try a little something from everywhere in the sports world with serious high-end potential but not break the bank, then a new product line from Blowout Cards might be for you.

It’s 2017 Blowout Cards Fire & Ice — and it’s delivered very well for some collectors digging in on Thursday via BlowoutTV. The four cards above? They were all found in the first eight boxes of his high-end buyback box.

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Final buzzers for NBA All-Star Game auctions start sounding this week

All of the stars are up for grabs — and there’s a Sager Strong touch, too.

That’s the best way to sum up the All-Star 2017 New Orleans auction that ends later this week via NBA Auctions.

It’s a sale that includes game-worn jerseys worn during one half of the showcase event, players’ warm-up jackets and shooting shirts, shorts and even one autographed item that could steal the some of the spotlight away from the big stuff at a much lower price.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Jan. 27)

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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 cards from the past, bit pulls, big surprises & more.

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

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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 football pulls, Giannis, caution on Marvel variants, Walmart MLB exclusives, Kris Bryant’s Chrome values and much more.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Jan. 8)

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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: Error pulls, big pulls, Star Wars pulls, elusive pulls and more.

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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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Gary Sanchez just latest to chase in 2010 Bowman Chrome — and he’s not the only Blowout Flash Sale star

Gary-Sanchez-2010The Class of 2010 when it comes to Bowman baseball cards continues to be a deep one as new stars emerge atop the top arrivals of the past.

Back then it was Stephen Strasburg all day long — well, at least until his injury — and since then names like Aroldis Chapman, Max Kepler, Miguel Sano, Shelby Miller and now Gary Sanchez have emerged.

All of those autos and more can be found inside cases of 2010 Bowman Chrome baseball cards and it’s one of a few cases that can be found as part of a weekend flash sale over on the mothership.

How much? Keep reading.

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Panini America brings Player of the Day promo to NBA & makes some Hickory Pacers cardboard, too

panini-america-2016-nba-pod-paul-georgeIt’s nod to the past and the big screen, but one card in the forthcoming Panini NBA Player of the Day set might stand out to some collectors as different.

It’s a Paul George card in the Indiana Pacers’ “Hickory Pacers” uniforms worn a few times this season. Why? It’s the 30th anniversary of the movie Hoosiers, an Indiana basketball staple, and that’s one of the ways the Pacers are honoring the rich history of the game in the state on “Hickory Nights.” It’s a promotion that has resulted in big demand for Hickory items from the team.

Have the Hickory uniforms hit cardboard previously this season? Buzz hasn’t seen every card but it’s possible that this is the first. (Tweet Buzz or leave a comment if you have seen others.)

Now, on to the Player of the Day details …

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