Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Jan. 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: Collectors react to James Harden’s big game, the big NFL trade and its fallout and today’s arrival of 2018 Topps Series 1 baseball cards.

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Buzz Break: 2016 Donruss Optic football cards (blaster 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 Donruss Optic NFL (blaster box)
Where to buy: Click here

Packs per box: 6
Cards per pack: 4
Cards in this box: 24
Base set completion: 
18 of 200 (9 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Veteran base cards – Amari Cooper, J.J. Watt, Jeremy Maclin, Matt Jones, Jarvis Landry, Matthew Stafford

Rookie Cards (12) – Pharoh Cooper, Leonte Carroo, Jeff Driskel, Hunter Henry, Ricardo Louis, Keenan Reynolds, Eric Murray, Mackensie Alexander, KeiVarae Russell, Jihad Ward, Darron Lee, Bronson Kaufusi

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Buzz Break: 2017 Donruss Optic football cards (blaster 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: 2017 Donruss Optic football (blaster)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box: 6
Cards per pack: 4
Cards in this box: 24
Base set completion: 
12 of 100 (12 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Base cards – Antonio Brown, Cam Newton, Randall Cobb, Kirk Cousins, Rob Gronkowski, Tajae Sharpe, Jordan Matthews, Greg Olsen, Marshawn Lynch, Sam Bradford, Allen Robinson, Ben Roethlisberger

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Buzz Break: 2016 Panini Contenders Draft Picks football (blaster box)

2016pncontendersdraftFBblasterFrom 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 Contenders Draft Picks football
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (for hobby)

Packs per box:
 7
Cards per pack: 6
Cards in this box: 42
Base set completion: 
8 of 100 (8 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Base cards: Tony Romo, Darren Sproles, Calvin Johnson, Doug Martin, Frank Gore, Allen Robinson, Luke Kuechly, Kirk Cousins

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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: 
34 of 100 (34 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notable names pulled on base cards: Marshawn Lynch, Odell Beckham Jr., Rob Gronkowski, Larry Fitzgerald, Russell Wilson, Blake Bortles, Cam Newton, Adrian Peterson, Andrew Luck

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

Packs per box: 6
Cards per pack: 4
Cards in this box: 24
Base set completion: 
16 of 200 (8 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards – Derek Carr, Russell Wilson, Julio Jones, Andrew Luck, Blake Bortles, Tyrod Taylor, Kirk Cousins, Davante Adams, Carson Palmer

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Buzz Break: 2017 Donruss football cards (Mega 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: 2017 Donruss football cards (Mega Box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (for hobby)

Packs per box: 10 (three hobby, seven retail)
Cards per pack: 10 per hobby, eight per retail
Cards in this box: 86
Base set completion: 
57 of 300 (19 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards – Jim Brown, Amari Cooper, Peyton Manning, Dan Fouts, Ezekiel Elliott, Dan Marino, Derek Carr, Randy Moss, Franco Harris

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Buzz Break: 2017 Donruss football cards (jersey hanger 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: 2017 Donruss NFL cards (jersey hanger box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (for hobby)

Packs per box: 1
Cards per pack: 50
Base set completion: 
30 of 300 (10 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards – Walter Payton, Todd Gurley, David Johnson, Eddie George, Rob Gronkowski

 

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Buzz Poll: Assess the 2016 NFL season with our latest questions

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The regular season is now over in the NFL and that means one thing — we now have final stats.

Ok, ok … it also means the playoffs.

But for many rookies and players who are important in the hobby and may not be playing this weekend, those final stats are one way to assess whether we should continue to sink our dollars into their cards. Two rookies of note in 2016, Dallas’ Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott, will still be playing and they lead off our first of 13 Buzz Poll questions all about the NFL this year.

Keep reading to answer the rest of our questions …

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Buzz List: Eight NFL players to watch this weekend

WattThe NFL’s postseason kicks off with four games this weekend and it seems each of them have players to watch when it comes to collecting football cards.

Here’s one player from all eight teams Buzz says could be of interest — some obvious, some not.

Watt-PizzaJ.J. Watt — The Houston Texans’ defensive dynamo and part-time tight end is basically a household name with his bloody noses and his Papa John’s commercials, but when it comes to autographed Rookie Cards he might be overvalued. He’s one of very few defensive stars to really get attention when it comes to cards, so it would take a monster game against the Chiefs to make those Contenders Rookie Cards even better buys. Sorry for the bad news there. (Maybe him being able to successfully complete a pizza curl in a follow-up Papa John’s commercial would help?)

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Julio Jones & Kirk Cousins among NFL’s most Buzz-worthy players in Week 16

 

julio-JonesThe Atlanta Falcons took a 7-7 record into their game against the undefeated Carolina Panthers on Sunday and thanks to one guy’s one big play they recorded their biggest win of the season.

The player was WR Julio Jones and the play was a 70-yard touchdown catch in the third quarter — the biggest part of a nine-catch, 178-yard day. Jones has been one of the better receivers in the league, but this is one play for the highlight reels that could live on for some time.

His Rookie Cards can be found back in 2011 products and, in general, his autographs aren’t all that plentiful. Combine that with interest from his past Alabama Crimson Tide fans and some of those early cards can be tougher to find.

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Keep reading for four more guys who generated some buzz on the field this week. (Note: This was published before the late games this week.)

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