Buzz Break: 2016 Donruss football Mega 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: 2016 Donruss football Mega Box
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (for hobby)

Packs per box: 9 (seven 2016 Donruss, two 2015 Gridiron Kings)
Cards per pack: 8
Cards in this box: 72
Donruss Base set completion: 
42 of 300 (14 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards – Vince Wilfork, Richard Sherman, Fred Taylor, A.J. Green, Dez Bryant, Larry Fitzgerald, Julio Jones, Todd Gurley, Jim Kelly, Derek Carr, Alex Smith, Ron Jaworski, Terrell Suggs, Jason Witten

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Buzz Break: 2017 Panini Contenders football cards (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 NFL (blaster box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (all formats)

Packs per box: 5
Cards per pack: 8
Cards in this box: 40
Base set completion: 
32 of 100 (32 percent)
Duplicates: 2

Notable names pulled on base cards: Myles Garrett (RC), Matt Ryan, Derek Carr, Michael Thomas, DeAndre Hopkins, Odell Beckham Jr., Adrian Peterson, Rob Gronkowski, A.J. Green, Larry Fitzgerald, David Johnson

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Buzz Break: 2017 Playoff football cards (retail premium 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 Playoff NFL cards (retail premium box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (for hobby)

Packs per box: 10
Cards per pack: 8
Cards per box: 80
Base set completion: 48 of 200 (21 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards: Julio Jones, Ezekiel Elliott, Jared Goff, David Johnson, Matthew Stafford, Jameis Winston, Randall Cunningham, Jim Kelly, Dan Fouts, Terry Bradshaw, Dan Marino, Bo Jackson, Calvin Johnson, Gale Sayers, Len Dawson, Eddie George, Peyton Manning, Jim Brown, Ray Lewis

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Buzz Break Battle: Vote for the best 2017 Donruss NFL Mega Box here


This is a new twist on a Buzz Break — one where Buzz breaks two boxes and you get to vote on which one you would have wanted.

The box: 2017 Donruss football cards (Mega Box)
Where to buy:
$19.99 at retail (hit BlowoutCards.com for hobby)

Keep reading to see the boxes and cast your vote …

 

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Need an example of an autopenned NFL card? Turn back the clock and look to the top … Commish was on it

Autopens — a machine used to replicate a person’s autograph by mechanical means — are typically the tools of politicians, but they’ve also left their mark on the football card world long before Dak Prescott allegedly got into that game. 

In fact, you can turn the clock back to 1991 and 1992 for some textbook examples of certified autograph cards that were “signed” by the mechanical hands of three notable NFL names.

And one, a card that’s not been cataloged as such, is from former NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (May 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: Jim Bunning, Jim Kelly Ezekiel Elliott, Derek Carr, Gene Hackman and The Undertaker are the names of the day.

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 1988 Topps football cello pack (Hour 7)

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 7.

12in12-logo-smallerThe pack: 1988 Topps football cello pack 
The cost now:
$2
The cost then: 79 cents

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 1997 Action Packed NFL retail box (Hour 1)

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 1.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 1997 Pinnacle Action Packed NFL retail (magazine vendor) box 
The cost now:
$9,99
The cost then: $89.64 in United States, $125.64 in Canada ($2.49/$3.49 per pack … it says so on the packs!)

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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Alex Rodriguez to sign at National Sports Collectors Convention

There’s a new big name among the first wave of autograph signers for this year’s National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago.

It’s Alex Rodriguez.

Once baseball’s highest-paid player, he’s a member of the 3,000-hit club and a player who hit 696 home runs during his at times controversial 22-year MLB career with the Mariners, Rangers and Yankees.

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 1993 Collector’s Edge NFL box (Hour 4)

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 4.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 1993 Collector’s Edge NFL box
The cost now: 
$12
The cost then: Way more than $12.

What’s inside this box? Keep reading …

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 1987 Topps football wax pack (Hour 10)

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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 … and this is Hour 10.

12in12-logo-smallerThe pack: 1987 Topps football wax pack
The cost now: 
$3.50
The cost then: 40 cents

What’s inside this pack? Keep reading …

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 1992 Action Packed Rookie Update box (Hour 6)

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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 … and this is Hour 6.

12in12-logo-smallerThe pack: 1992 Action Packed Rookie Update football cards 
The cost now: 
$12
The cost then: $2.49/pack, $59.76/box

What’s inside this box? Keep reading …

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First Buzz: 2017 TRISTAR Hidden Treasures Football Mini Helmets

tristar-helmetsWhat: 2017 TRISTAR Hidden Treasures Football Mini Helmets
Arrives: Feb. 1
Box basics: One autographed mini helmet per box (10 boxes per case).

What’s buzz-worthy: TRISTAR’s Hidden Treasures football brand returns to the field with some extra potential twists for collectors along with a guarantee of six Hall of Famers in every case.

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Buzz Break: 1996 Pro Line football cards

IMG_4183From 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.

Eddie-GeorgeThe box: 1996 Pro Line football cards
Where to buy:
 Check eBay.

Packs per box: 28
Cards per pack: 10
Cards in this box: 280
Base set completion: 
252 of 350 (72 percent)
Duplicates: 18
Triplicates: 6

Notables on base cards — Joe Montana, Junior Seau, Dan Marino, Warren Moon,  Jerry Rice, Deion Sanders, Barry Sanders, John Elway, Troy Aikman, Emmitt Smith, Jerome Bettis, Reggie White, Steve Young, Marshall Faulk, Randall Cunningham, Jim Kelly.

Notable Rookie Cards — Keyshawn Johnson, Mike Alstott, Eddie George

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Buzz Break: 1995 Pro Line football cards

1995-Pro-Line-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.

1995-Pro-Line-Joe-MontanaThe box: 1995 Pro Line football cards
Where to buy:
 Check eBay on this one.

Packs per box: 36
Cards per pack: 10
Cards in this box: 360
Base set completion: 
319 of 400 (80 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards — Joe Montana, Drew Bledsoe, Junior Seau, Dan Marino, Warren Moon,  Jerry Rice, Deion Sanders, Barry Sanders, Andre Rison, John Elway, Sterling Sharpe, Troy Aikman, Emmitt Smith, Jerome Bettis, Reggie White, Steve Young, Marshall Faulk, Randall Cunningham, Jim Kelly.

Notable Rookie Cards — Steve McNair, Jeff Blake, Warren Sapp, Ki-Jana Carter, Kordell Stewart, Joey Galloway, Derrick Brooks.

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First Buzz: 2016 Leaf Autographed Football Helmets

leaf2What: 2016 Leaf Autographed Football Helmets
Arrives: October
Box basics: One autographed full-sized helmet per box (three boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Leaf offers “the return of one of the most popular and innovative packaged memorabilia items of all time” with every box yielding either a Hall of Famer, current NFL star or rookie, past stars and even “a few more surprises.”

Keep reading for more.

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

2016pnclassicsFBFrom 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 Classics football cards (blaster box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (for hobby) 

2016-panini-classics-SingletaryPacks 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 – Roger Staubach, Emmitt Smith, Lawrence Taylor, Mike Singletary, Eric Dickerson, Thurman Thomas, Terry Bradshaw, Jim Kelly, Brett Favre, Len Dawson, Barry Sanders, Julio Jones, Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, Josh Norman, Drew Brees, Cam Newton.

Rookie Cards (8) – Connor Cook, Pharoh Cooper, Jonathan Williams, Glenn Gronkowski, Leonard Floyd, Kolby Listenbee, Brandon Doughty, Brandon Allen.

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First Buzz: 2016 TRISTAR Hidden Treasures Gameday Greats Football Jerseys

2016-tristar-GameDay-Greats-FB-Jersey-1 What: 2016 TRISTAR Hidden Treasures Gameday Greats Football Jerseys
Arrives: June 15
Box basics: One autographed jersey per box (five boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: TRISTAR’s Hidden Treasures football brand returns with the fabric of the game — autographed jerseys of notable players that collectors can chase via an affordable blind-wrapped box.

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First Buzz: 2016 TRISTAR Hidden Treasures Football Mini Helmets

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What:
2016 TRISTAR Hidden Treasures Football Mini Helmets
Arrives: March 15
Box basics: One autographed mini helmet per box.

What’s buzz-worthy: After more than a year on the sidelines, TRISTAR’s Hidden Treasures football brand returns to the field with some extra potential twists for collectors.

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