Buzz 12 in 12: Busting five 2016 Panini Cyber Monday promo packs (Hour 11)

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 11. (Yes, we dropped this one a little early.)

12in12-logo-smallerThe packs: Five 2016 Panini Cyber Monday promo packs
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Onyx Authenticated readies promo plans for this year’s National

Onyx Authenticated‘s plans for this year’s National Sports Collectors Convention don’t stop with the arrival of an autographed baseball product made solely for the show.

While you can find the details on 2017 Onyx Preferred Players National Edition right here, you’ll need to keep reading to see what else is coming for the company at the show of all card shows that’s set for July 26-30 in Chicago.

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First Buzz: 2017 Panini Immaculate Collection baseball cards


What:
 2017 Panini Immaculate Collection baseball cards
Arrives: Aug. 16
Box basics:  Five autographs or memorabilia cards per six-card box (eight boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Immaculate returns to the diamond with a number of big names but it’s three New York Yankees who will steal the attention for now — Aaron Judge, Babe Ruth and Mickey Mantle.

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

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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 12 in 12: Busting five 2016 Panini Cyber Monday packs (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 packs: Five 2016 Panini Cyber Monday packs
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First Buzz: 2017 Onyx Baseball Clubhouse Collection Authentic Game-used Batting Gloves


What:
 2017 Onyx Baseball Clubhouse Collection Authentic Game-used Batting Gloves
Arrives: June 29
Box basics: One pair of game-used batting gloves per box (three boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: This MLBPA-approved product includes batting gloves from top young names as well as established veterans — a group that includes Aaron Judge, Albert Pujols, Bryce Harper, Mike Trout, Freddie Freeman, Miguel Cabrera, Trea Turner and a number of MLB hopefuls.

Keep reading for more info, including a full checklist.

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First Buzz: 2017 Donruss Optic baseball cards


What:
 2017 Donruss Optic baseball cards
Arrives: July 19
Box basics:  Two autographs per 20-pack box (12 boxes per case)
Checklist: Click here to view

What’s buzz-worthy: Panini’s sophomore release for Optic baseball cards includes the return of Mickey Mantle to packs for the first time under an exclusive deal.

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

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2013 Elite Extra Edition hanger box (Hour 6)

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 6.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2013 Elite Extra Edition baseball hanger box
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Honus Bonus Fantasy Baseball offers new ways to play & collect

A new player in the fantasy baseball realm — as well as the baseball card world — is here.

It’s Honus Bonus Fantasy Baseball and it’s a combination of fantasy play with more than $6,200 in cash prizes up for grabs and collecting where every single card has a scratch-off code for the player to enter your lineup.

It also presents a collecting challenge — do you scratch the card or keep it mint?

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (March 25)

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: National Treasures hauls, original comic sketch covers and … how long have you left a case of cards closed?

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Gallery: Panini Spring Training Road Trip signers & behind-scenes views

Panini America’s second leg of its annual autograph, photo and memorabilia collection adventure known as the Panini Spring Training Road Trip winds down today and tomorrow in Arizona.

It’s one of the biggest ways that the company collects autographs in one big swoop for the younger stars of the diamond every year.

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USA Baseball & Panini America extend exclusive licensing deal

The Stars and Stripes are staying put.

USA Baseball‘s baseball card licensing deal with Panini America will continue as the two entities announced on Wednesday a long-term extension of its agreement that began back in 2012.

As a new part of the deal, Panini logos will be incorporated into the USA team’s on-field uniforms while also continuing to appear on its USA baseball cards.

“Over the past five years Panini America has done an unprecedented job fostering the USA Baseball brand in the trading card category,” said David Perkins, the organization’s chief operating officer. “We are thrilled to extend our partnership and we are excited to work with them on new programs leading our pastime’s future to new heights.”

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Buzz Break: 2017 Donruss baseball 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 Donruss baseball cards (hobby box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box: 24
Cards per pack: 8
Cards in this box: 192
Base set completion: 
128 of 195 (66 percent)
Duplicates: 0
Short-prints (Nos. 1-45; Diamond Kings & Rated Rookies) (9) –  Paul Goldschmidt, Jackie Bradley Jr., Christian Yelich, Noah Syndergaard, Maikel Franco, Madison Bumgarner, Dansby Swanson, Tyler Glasnow, Aaron Judge

Notables on base cards – Manny Machado, Mookie Betts, Kris Bryant, Addison Russell, Kyle Schwarber, Francisco Lindor, Miguel Cabrera, Carlos Correa, Albert Pujols, Corey Seager, Giancarlo Stanton, Gary Sanchez, Madison Bumgarner, Buster Posey, Bryce Harper, Cal Ripken Jr., Johnny Bench, Kirby Puckett, Nolan Ryan, Pete Rose

>>> For a variation gallery, click here
>>> For a checklist & general gallery, click here

Rookie Cards (3) – Dansby Swanson, Tyler Glasnow, Aaron Judge

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Gallery & SP info: 2017 Donruss baseball cards

Today’s the day that Panini America‘s first baseball set of the year arrives.

It’s 2017 Donruss, and it includes a number of nods to the past with its design and inclusions but it also includes one thing that’s a staple for throwback- and collector-minded brands.

Short-printed variations.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (March 4)

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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: Chatter grows for 2017 Donruss and it continues for 2017 Topps Heritage. Also on tap? Creepy collection items, big blaster pulls & more.

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First Buzz: 2017 Onyx Preferred Players Collection autographs

preferred-players-collection-2017-2What: 2017 Onyx Preferred Players Collection autographed baseballs
Arrives: March 14
Box basics: One autographed baseball per box (12 boxes per case via four inner mini cases)

What’s buzz-worthy: Only 50 sealed cases will be made for this one, which includes top stars from the recent past and present along with an extra chase element.

Keep reading for more info, including a checklist.

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First Buzz: 2017 Panini Diamond Kings baseball cards

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What: 2017 Panini Diamond Kings baseball cards
Arrives: March 29
Box basics: Two autographs or memorabilia cards per 12-pack box (24 boxes per case via two inners)
Final Checklist: Click here to view

What’s buzz-worthy: Diamond Kings returns with some legendary names in the mix along with new parallels, new inserts and new signers that we have not seen in recent years.

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Jan. 1)

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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: The first Board Buzz of 2017 is nothing but impressive pulls.

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First Buzz: 2017 Donruss baseball

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What: 2017 Donruss baseball cards
Arrives: March 1
Box basics: Three autographs or memorabilia cards per 24-pack box (16 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: The Donruss brand returns for another season with a new-but-1990s-retro look, more from The Famous San Diego Chicken and three hits in every single hobby box.

Keep reading for more as well as a full gallery of images.

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Which baseball card brand gets your vote as The Best of 2016?

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As the calendar change to 2017 comes closer and closer, there’s only one season on cardboard that’s basically over — though there are still two brands to come (*noted below) — and that’s the baseball card season.

The NBA, NFL and NHL will still carry over their cardboard seasons into the next calendar year, making a Best of the Year vote here more complicated. But it’s in MLB where we can do that here a bit easier.

There were plenty of interesting developments among new baseball card products in the last year for collectors — notably the unconventional arrival of Topps Now and the priciest box ever, Topps Transcendent Collection. While those are very different highlight-worthy card experiences that helped define 2016’s baseball landscape, perhaps there’s another set that defined the year for you.

And that’s why we want your vote … check out your options below and pick one. Feel free to add a comment or tell Buzz what you think on Twitter as to why you chose the product that you did.

Follow Buzz on Twitter @BlowoutBuzz or send email to BlowoutBuzz@blowoutcards.com. 

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Gallery: 2016 Panini National Treasures baseball (updated)

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The wait for the newest National Treasures is almost over.

Panini America offered a teaser of what’s to come in its latest edition of the high-end baseball brand on Monday.

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Gallery: 2016 Panini Pantheon baseball cards

We’re just days away from the newest high-end baseball card brand from Panini America and we’ve got a look at some of the final cards found in its high-end boxes.

It’s 2016 Panini Pantheon and you can see a massive gallery of its inclusions after the jump.

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First Buzz: 2016 Onyx Baseball Premiere Gear Collection

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What: 2016 Onyx Baseball Premiere Gear Collection
Arrives: Dec. 6
Box basics: One autographed or game-used premium item per box

What’s buzz-worthy: Only 100 sealed boxes will be made for this one, which includes game-used or autographed memorabilia pieces from some of the top names in the game — and promising prospects, too.

Keep reading for more info, including a checklist.

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Need a 2016 Panini Pantheon baseball card checklist? It’s here …

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The arrival of a new high-end Panini America baseball card brand is little more than a week away and that means we have new info about what it will include.

We have the checklist for 2016 Panini Pantheon baseball cards.

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Need a 2016 Panini Prime Cuts baseball checklist? It’s here + gallery

2016-Panini-Prime-Cuts-baseball-8Prime Cuts is almost here — but the wait for its checklist is now over.

How many Babe Ruth memorabilia cards will there be? How many rookies made the cut? Who’s signing and whose memorabilia can be found for the first time?

Oh and who made it onto the eight-player autograph booklets?

Keep reading to find out what’s in store for 2016 Panini Prime Cuts baseball cards …

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MLBPA approves licensing deal for Honus Bonus Fantasy Baseball game

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The MLBPA has approved a licensing deal for a new fantasy baseball game to arrive this spring that will utilize packs of cards as part of the action.

honus-bonus-1It’s Honus Bonus Fantasy Baseball and it’s being launched by Rittenhouse Archives president Steve Charendoff, who is also at the helm of Honus Bonus Partners.

“As a lifelong baseball card collector and long-time fantasy game player, it made perfect sense to combine these two overlapping passions in this unique series of cards,” Charendoff said in a prepared release. “We’re extremely pleased to partner with the MLBPA, particularly at this time when so many of its players are enjoying unprecedented popularity.”

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First Buzz: 2016 National Treasures baseball cards

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What: 2016 National Treasures baseball cards
Arrives: Dec. 21
Box basics: Eight autographs or memorabilia cards — including one booklet — per box (four boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: National Treasures returns to the diamond for the third time with some big, big inclusions as you can see above as well as some other touches that enhance the popular high-end brand.

Keep reading for more as well as a full gallery of images.

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Buzz Break: 2016 Donruss Optic baseball cards (blaster 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.

2016-donruss-optic-ichiro-suzukiThe box: 2016 Donruss Optic baseball cards (blaster box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (for hobby)

Packs per box: 6
Cards per pack: 5
Cards in this box: 30
Base set completion: 
18 of 165 (11 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards – Alex Rodriguez (DK), Albert Pujols (DK), Ichiro Suzuki, Miguel Cabrera, Clayton Kershaw

Rookie Cards (3) – Kyle Schwarber, Miguel Sano, Michael Conforto (all Rated Rookies)

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Panini America readies Black Friday and Cyber Monday card sets

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We’re roughly one month away from Black Friday and Panini America has detailed its plans for its bonus programs for collectors on both that day as well as Cyber Monday.

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First Buzz: 2016 Elite Extra Edition baseball cards

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What: 2016 Elite Extra Edition baseball cards
Arrives: Dec. 7
Box basics: One autographed Silhouette, six-to-eight autographs and two-to-four memorabilia cards and four parallel inserts per five-pack box (20 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Elite gets a revamp on the packaging side to bring this year’s latest crop of draft picks and prospects with a $20 per pack suggested retail price that Panini says is “streamlined for collectability.”

Keep reading for more as well as a full gallery of images.

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Gallery: 2016 Panini Immaculate Collection baseball cards

panini-america-2016-immaculate-baseball-teaser-gallery12Panini America‘s latest high-end baseball brand arrives tomorrow in the form of 2016 Panini Immaculate Collection with five hits per box and plenty of potential between stars of the past, USA Baseball standouts who are now in the majors and, of course, MLB rookies and veterans.

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Get the 2016 Panini Immaculate Collection baseball checklist here

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The next high-end baseball card brand in the land arrives on Wednesday with 2016 Panini Immaculate Collection from Panini America and the first part of the arrival came on Thursday with the final checklist for the brand.

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National Baseball Card Day is back — and it’s set for Aug. 13

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National Baseball Card Day is back.

The hobby shop event is set for Saturday, Aug. 13, and participating stores in the United States and Canada will have free six-card packs available for visitors. It’s a promotion that hasn’t been done since 2008.

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Need a 2016 Donruss Optic checklist? Click here …

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Panini America‘s Prizmed take on retro brands of the past — as well as this year’s Donruss brand — arrives on Wednesday with plenty of surprises in tow inside packs of 2016 Donruss Optic.

Some of those surprises have, however, been spoiled as we’ve gotten our hands on a final checklist for the first-time brand.

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Gallery: Panini America teases autos to come in several brands

panini-america-new-auto-arrivals-july42Panini America has plenty of products coming up packed with plenty of ink — and it unleashed a gallery of images to prove it.

The company’s big three sports are represented and some of the biggest names in the games are in there, too.

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