First Buzz: 2017 Panini Chronicles baseball cards


What:
 2017 Panini Chronicles baseball cards
Arrives: Nov. 15
Box basics:  Four autographs or memorabilia cards per 12-pack box (16 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Panini’s updates some of its baseball releases from this year and offers us a glimpse at others from Panini’s overall past and present portfolio that collectors may have been wanting — all in one place and at a not-high-end price.

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

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

Packs per box: 6
Cards per pack: 5
Cards in this box: 30
Base set completion: 
13 of 100 (13 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards – Nolan Ryan, Buster Posey, Mookie Betts, Duke Snider, Manny Machado, Chris Sale, Francisco Lindor

Rookie Cards (3) – Dansby Swanson, Mitch Haniger, Reynaldo Lopez

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First Buzz: 2017 Panini National Treasures baseball cards

What: 2017 Panini National Treasures baseball cards
Arrives: Oct. 25
Box basics: Eight autographs or memorabilia cards — including one booklet — per box (four boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: The fourth edition of National Treasures baseball arrives with some of the biggest names in the history of the game and among those cards is a Mickey Mantle tribute set.

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

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Sept. 7)

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: Big pulls, Bryce Harper’s hair and … card-sorting robots?

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2017 Donruss Optic baseball blaster (Hour 2)

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 2.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2017 Donruss Optic (blaster)
The cost: at BlowoutCards.com

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2017 Donruss baseball blaster 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: 2017 Donruss baseball (blaster)
The cost: $19.99 (get hobby here)

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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New Panini program offers extras, early arrival for direct orders

A new Panini America program will give buyers from its website early arrivals as well as exclusive parallels.

The “Panini 1st Off The Line” program will include a small volume of extras and cards will arrive between 24 and 48 hours before the traditional release date if buyers use the company’s website.

The experiment begins with 2016-17 Immaculate Collection basketball, which will include an Emerald parallel (/5) when it ships in advance of the Sept. 27 release date.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Aug. 17)

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: Huge pulls from 2017 Panini Immaculate Collection and Topps Clearly Authentic, vintage MLB photos and “Mike Foltynewicz is the next Max Scherzer.”

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Buzz-worthy Bargain Break: 2015 Panini Prizm baseball cards


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there are a number of boxes with discounted prices this weekend and for the next week or so over on the mothership and they were dramatic enough that Buzz had to sit down and ponder the possibilities in many of them.

So much so here’s the first of a few “picks” to come in the next few days.

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First Buzz: 2017 Panini Chronicles baseball cards (early retail details)

What: 2017 Panini Chronicles baseball cards
Arrives: Mid/late November
Box basics: One Absolute Rookies Blue card per blaster with autographs or memorabilia cards found one in every fourth box (20 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: We’ve got early word on a new line coming to the retail aisle just in time for Thanksgiving sales and it will pack some big, big names in today’s hobby — Aaron Judge, Cody Bellinger and Mickey Mantle for starters — on a number of designs/brands in the Panini baseball portfolio that help update the season’s offerings all in one place.

Keep reading for more info and a visual teaser of two cards to come.

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

Packs per box: 6
Cards per pack: 5
Cards in this box: 30
Base set completion: 
12 of 100 (12 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards – Ryne Sandberg, Albert Pujols, Clayton Kershaw, Josh Donaldson, Yoenis Cespedes

Rookie Cards (3) – Andrew Benintendi, Yoan Moncada, Raimel Tapia

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MLB hit king Pete Rose is newest Panini VIP Party guest

The Panini VIP Party has added a Diamond King to the roster.

Panini America revealed the seventh guest for its upcoming exclusive event set for Saturday night and it’s MLB hit King Pete Rose, who was revealed by the company just minutes ago.

The event coincides with the National Sports Collectors Convention, which is under way in Chicago and runs through Sunday.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (July 24)

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: Starting the new week with long-running discussions and big breaks.

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Panini’s NSCC wrapper redemptions give fans another shot at big pulls

We’ve previously already gotten a look at Panini America‘s wrapper redemption cards (and the VIP set) for this year’s National Sports Collectors Convention here on The Buzz, but now it’s time for more details.

As in what gets what — which boxes need to be busted to land those sought-after silver packs at the five-day show, which begins Wednesday in Chicago.

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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
The cost: Click here

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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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
The cost: Click here

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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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
The cost: Click here

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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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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