First Buzz: 2017 Panini Immaculate Collection football cards

What: 2017 Panini Immaculate Collection football cards
Arrives: Nov. 8
Box basics: Five autographs or memorabilia cards per six-card box (six boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Immaculate returns to the gridiron for another new season with on-card autographs and more full-sized memorabilia cards than ever.

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First Buzz: 2017 Panini Prizm NFL


What:
 2017 Panini Prizm football cards
Arrives: Oct. 25
Box basics: Three autographs per 12-pack box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Prizm returns to the gridiron with “plenty of sizzle and shine,” according to the company, with a product full of color as well as a Randy Moss tribute set.

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First Buzz: 2017 Panini Phoenix football cards


What:
 2017 Panini Phoenix football cards
Arrives: Oct. 18
Box basics: Two autographs and one memorabilia card per 12-pack box (16 boxes per case via two inners)

What’s buzz-worthy: The Phoenix rises once again for a second season for NFL collectors, guaranteeing a rookie auto jersey and plenty more in every box.

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NFL Notables: Six rookies to watch after Week 1 … Hunt, Watt & more

There were surprises and new arrivals on the NFL rookie front — and that’s just Week 1.

Six newcomers stepped up with none perhaps more surprising the Kansas City RB Kareem Hunt, who helped the Chiefs pull off a dominating 42-27 win over the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots on Thursday night. He had 17 carries for 148 yards and a touchdown — and seven catches for 133 yards and a 75-yard score. Not bad for a third-rounder out of Toledo.

As you should already know from last week, he already appears on more than 450 different cards with nearly 300 of those being certified autos. He’s got 15 RCs so far by the standard (non-insert) definition and nearly 140 memorabilia cards and is found in most 2017 releases — just like most of our other notables from Sunday.

Who made the cut? Keep reading.

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First Buzz: 2017 Panini Impeccable football cards


What:
 2017 Panini Impeccable football cards
Arrives: Sept. 27
Box basics: Five autographs per eight-card box (three boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: This high-end NFL brand arrives for a sophomore season with at least one rookie patch auto per box and a healthy mix of stars from the past and present.

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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 – Dez Bryant, Jameis Winston, Boomer Esiason, Jerry Rice, Matthew Stafford, Tony Romo, Richard Sherman, Eli Manning, Paul Hornung, Mark Ingram, Julio Jones, Derrick Henry

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Fanatics Auctions selling event-used Rookie Premiere jerseys & more

If you’re a dedicated collector or even a casual one, you already own a piece of the action from this year’s NFLPA Rookie Premiere found in a pack of cards.

But there’s also another way to get memorabilia from a crop of notable new NFL rookies from the event as Fanatics is auctioning event-worn jerseys, cleats and gloves from a number of the players right now.

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First Buzz: 2017 Panini Spectra football cards


What:
 2017 Panini Spectra football cards
Arrives: Sept. 13
Box basics: Four autographs and seven memorabilia cards per four-pack box (eight boxes per case)
Checklist: Click here to view

What’s buzz-worthy: We’ll have another season of the high-end Prizmatic rainbow with plenty of autographs and memorabilia in this brand.

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First Buzz: 2017 Panini Absolute football cards


What:
 2017 Panini Absolute football cards
Arrives: Sept. 6
Box basics: Three autographs and two memorabilia cards per three-pack box (10 boxes per case)
Checklist: Click here to view

What’s buzz-worthy: Absolute returns with some big new memorabilia cards, the Tools of the Trade, plenty of autographs and even some Glass inserts.

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Panini Instant Impressions set offers rookies’ unique marks on game

A new line of football cards from Panini Instant will give collectors a chance to get their hands on something a bit different for 13 top NFL rookies.

They’re the 2017 Panini Instant Impressions cards and they’re oversized cards that offer a player’s handprint, autograph and in some cases an inscription and the first wave of these cards on sale on the Panini Instant website now (launched at 2 p.m. Central).

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Panini’s National show VIP set will include nothing but rookies

Panini America unleashed the first looks at its 2017 National Sports Collectors Convention VIP set on Friday and it’s nothing but rookies from the NFL, college basketball and baseball.

It’s just the start of the cardboard plans that the company has for the NSCC, which is set to begin on July 26 in Chicago.

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Buzz Break: 2017 Panini Prestige football 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: 2017 Panini Prestige NFL cards (hobby box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box:
 4
Cards per pack: 40
Cards in this box: 161
Base set completion: 
128 of 300 (18 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards: Derrick Henry, Marcus Mariota, Matthew Stafford, Dez Bryant, Antonio Brown, Le’Veon Bell, Amari Cooper, Julio Jones, Russell Wilson, Eli Manning, Matt Ryan, Derek Carr, Richard Sherman, Rob Gronkowski

Rookie Cards (41) – Notables include Christian McCaffrey, DeShone Kizer, D’onta Foreman, Patrick Mahomes II, Davis Webb, Joe Mixon, Chad Kelly, Curtis Samuel, Jake Butt, Leonard Fournette, Myles Garrett

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NFLPA Rookie Premiere kicks off today in Los Angeles with NFL’s newest stars signing new cardboard

NFLPA Rookie Premiere kicks off today in Los Angeles and the first glimpses of the autographing action are in.

Your first signer of those images teased so far from Panini America is former Tennessee and future New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara.

We’ve also got our first glimpses at 2017 Panini Origins, which will have Photoshopped action images of players in NFL uniforms that will be signed during this weekend’s event. Keep reading for a look.

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Buzz Break: 2017 Panini Contenders Draft Picks football (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 Contenders Draft Picks football cards (blaster box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (for hobby) 

Packs per box:
 7
Cards per pack: 6
Cards in this box: 42
Base set completion: 
26 of 100 (26 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notable players found on base cards – Jim Brown, Russell Wilson, J.J. Watt, Ezekiel Elliott, Julio Jones, Marcus Allen, Brett Favre, Aaron Rodgers

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Need an Instant sleeper for NFL Draft cardboard? Panini’s Purple rookies set just might reign …

Panini America‘s Instant platform will be the star of the cardboard world tonight as the NFL Draft’s selections will be showcased in real time.

There will be cards — with parallels — for the first-rounders all sold separately as singles, but there’s one way to get the No. 1 pick — Myles Garrett — along with all of the draft-day surprises and maybe even some of those “name” guys that slide a bit.

How? Keep reading.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (April 19)

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 the Aaron Hernandez news, big pulls, big Fan Cave pieces, big hobby questions and more.

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First Buzz: 2017 Panini Prestige football cards

What: 2017 Panini Prestige football cards
Arrives: June 7
Box basics: Four autographed cards per four-pack box (12 boxes per case)
Checklist: Click here to view

What’s buzz-worthy: Prestige is back with an autograph in every pack, new looks at new rookies with their new teams noted and plenty of energy as we await a new NFL season on the field this fall but get a new season on cardboard.

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Weekend Update: Check out 14 top items on The Buzz last week

Ok, it’s not the weekend, but this further proves that Buzz’s fantasy baseball draft just took waayyyy too long yesterday. (Hear that, commish?) Here are several stories worth a look if you missed out. Check ’em out & subscribe at right if you want email updates.

This Week’s Big Hit?
We’re less than a week away from WrestleMania 33 in Orlando and Topps dropped the biggest mic of them all (“pipebomb” in WWE-Punk parlance) for collectors with the arrival of autographs from Undertaker for the first time in Topps packs — and just the third time in hobby history. Get all of the details on which brands get his legendary ink here.

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First Buzz: 2017 Leaf Autographed Football Jersey Edition


What:
 2017 Leaf Autographed Football Jersey Edition
Arrives: July
Box basics: One autographed custom jersey per box (eight boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Leaf once again brings the fabric of the game to the blind-wrapped football memorabilia market with “the widest selection of NFL stars, hot rookies, NFL Hall of Famers, legends and more.”

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Panini Instant NFL season starts with Combine record-setter John Ross

A record-setting time in the 40-yard-dash figured to get Washington WR John Ross some extra attention with collectors this coming football card season.

Thanks to Panini Instant, that football card season starts now.

Panini America launched its 2017 Panini Instant NFL offerings today with a selection of NFL Combine cards that also include autographs from Ross and others.

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Leonard Fournette signs with Panini & debuts now via Panini Instant

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An LSU star headed into the NFL Draft has a new team — Panini America.

Leonard Fournette has signed an exclusive deal with the company along with Panini Authentic, the company’s memorabilia line, as well as a deal for his autographs and memorabilia. His first cards? There’s no need to wait as they arrive today via Panini Instant.

“I’m so proud to announce my new partnership with Panini America, which will give fans the chance to immediately get their hands on memorabilia and trading cards,” he said. “When I first signed with Roc Nation Sports they promised to deliver on some groundbreaking partnerships right off the jump. Now, as the first running back to become an exclusive member of Panini Authentic, I know I will be able to reach my fan base and Buga Nation on a more personal level before even starting my professional career.”

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Alabama’s Derrick Henry might be new Heisman front-runner — and he already wins on autograph cards

DerrickHenryWhen the No. 2 LSU Tigers took on the fourth-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide on Saturday night, it was supposed to be a showcase game for the Tigers’ Heisman Trophy candidate Leonard Fournette, who has been a dominating presence this season with more than 1,300 rushing yards and 15 touchdowns.

What it turned into after a convincing 30-16 Crimson Tide victory over the previously unbeaten Tigers was, potentially, the national arrival of Alabama RB Derrick Henry.

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