First Buzz: 2017 Panini Select NASCAR cards


What:
 2017 Panini Select NASCAR cards
Arrives: July 5
Box basics:  Two autographs and three memorabilia cards per 12-pack box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Select comes to the NASCAR circuit with a colorful array of autographs, memorabilia and two insert cards in nearly every pack.

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Gallery: 2016 Panini Certified NASCAR autos & memorabilia cards

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NASCAR‘s first season of cardboard from under the Panini America is rounding the track to completion and Turn 3 of the Cardboard 500 arrives on Wednesday.

It’s the foilboard phenom known as 2016 Panini Certified and it will include the likes of Chase Elliott and seven-time champ Jimmie Johnson among its signers.

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Lionel Racing offers up 10 top sellers for NASCAR diecasts in 2016

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On the track, we should all know Jimmie Johnson was king this past season in NASCAR, driving his No. 48 to a record-tying seventh championship.

In the ballot box for fan voting, there were no surprises as Dale Earnhardt Jr. took home the  most-popular driver award for the 14th consecutive year despite missing a chunk of the season with concussion issues.

But who’s tops when it comes to NASCAR diecast sales? Well, Lionel Racing has that covered.

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First Buzz: 2017 Donruss NASCAR cards

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What: 2017 Donruss NASCAR cards
Arrives: Feb. 8
Box basics:  One autograph and two memorabilia cards per box (10 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Panini America’s first NASCAR release of the new year arrives soon and it arrives with a retro look and collector-friendly feel that we have seen in other sports.

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Jimmie Johnson’s record-tying seventh Sprint Cup title should help his under-appreciated cards

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Richard Petty, Dale Earnhardt and Jimmie Johnson.

Those are the three most-successful drivers in NASCAR history when it comes to season championships and Johnson joined the other legends on Sunday when he won his seventh Sprint Cup at age 41.

Simply put, he’s easily the best driver of the here and now — and his cardboard is among the most-overlooked when it comes to value vs. performance. There are others who have done far less who sell just as well or better.

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First Buzz: 2016 National Treasures NASCAR cards + preview gallery

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What: 2016 National Treasures NASCAR cards
Arrives: Dec. 28
Box basics:  One base card or parallel, two autograph-memorabilia cards, two memorabilia cards, one more auto or auto-mem and one booklet card per box (four boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Panini America’s final NASCAR set of its rookie season takes the sport high-end with autographs and jumbo memorabilia from the racing ranks along with some of the executives who make the sport go.

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First Buzz: 2016 Panini Prizm NASCAR cards

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What:
 2016 Panini Prizm NASCAR cards
Arrives: July 27
Box basics:  One autograph and two memorabilia cards per 20-pack box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: NASCAR trading cards are back for the first time since 2014 with the first of four Panini America releases this year — and this one starts off with a dazzling array of inserts and a Prizm rainbow perfect for auto racing.

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

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Rookie Chase Elliott wins Daytona 500 pole — check out the 2016 NASCAR diecasts so far (gallery)

Chase-Elliott-2016-daytona-500-poleThe 58th running of the Daytona 500 is a week away and, while NASCAR collectors won’t have new trading cards to commemorate their new season, there are already plenty of diecasts available and more on the way.

Rookie Chase Elliott won the pole for the race on Sunday — he’s the youngest driver to ever take that honor — and he’s one of some new faces in new cars as he’s behind the No. 24 Chevy previously run by four-time champ Jeff Gordon.  

Elliott is the 20-year-old son of former Cup champion Bill Elliott and had 53 top-10 finishes in 66 Xfinity Series races — four of those wins — before making the jump to NASCAR’s top level.

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Batman vs. Superman will make its way onto NASCAR track & diecasts

C48682XL4JJ_18-1If you don’t remember seeing anything about Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice on TV or anywhere else, you might need to check your pulse.

One more place you’re going to be seeing more of the DC Comics powers before the movie arrives is on the NASCAR track and on diecast cars from Lionel Racing, which teased the forthcoming cars this week. The No. 48 Chevy of six-time champ and NASCAR’s Clark Kent, Jimmie Johnson, will take on the role of Superman.

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