First Buzz: 2017 Panini National Treasures NASCAR cards

What: 2017 Panini National Treasures NASCAR cards
Arrives: Nov. 15
Box basics:  Two autographed memorabilia cards, three memorabilia cards, two standard autos and one booklet card per box (four boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Panini America’s second lap around the NT track includes nothing but the hits as base cards will all include race-used memorabilia for this sophomore release.

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

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Aug. 28)

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 from the card world, big concerns in comic world & more.

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First Buzz: 2017 Panini Absolute Racing NASCAR cards

What: 2017 Panini Absolute NASCAR cards
Arrives: Oct. 4
Box basics:  Two autographs and two memorabilia cards per four-pack box (14 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Absolute hits the track with a hit in every pack for the first time in a release that will include some serious memorabilia swatches and even the return of Action Packed.

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

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Buzz Break: 2017 Panini Select NASCAR 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 Select NASCAR cards (blaster box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (for hobby)

Packs per box: 3
Cards per pack: 5
Cards in this box: 15
Base set completion: 
11 of 100 (11 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Base cards – Chase Elliott, Joey Logano, Kasey Kahne, Kyle Larson, Brennan Poole, Ryan Sieg, Erik Jones, Ross Chastain

Rookie Cards (3) – Daniel Suarez, William Byron, Kaz Grala

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Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s finale will include nod to his Budweiser years

Dale Earnhardt Jr.‘s final ride will include a familiar look.

And there will be diecasts.

Lionel Racing unveiled a line of replicas for Earnhardt’s last race and it includes a nod to the paint scheme that he helped make famous in the years before he added an “8.”

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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

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2016 Panini National Treasures NASCAR 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 and we’re starting high-end. 

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2016 Panini National Treasures NASCAR
The cost: Click here

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Buzz Break: 2017 Panini Torque NASCAR 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 Torque NASCAR cards (blaster box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (for hobby)

Packs per box: 1
Cards per pack: 8 (as stated on box)
Cards in this box: 10 (as stated on pack)
Base set completion: 
6 of 100 (4 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Base cards – Chris Buescher, Daniel Hemric (RC), Joey Gase, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kyle Busch, Ryan Newman

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

Packs per box: 24
Cards per pack: 10
Cards in this box: 238
Set completion: 
111 of 189 (59 percent)
Duplicates: 96
Triplicates: 9

Notables on base cards – Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kevin Harvick, Austin Dillon, Carl Edwards, Chase Elliott, Jimmie Johnson, Kasey Kahne, Danica Patrick, Brad Keselowski & more.

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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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Big stars, big surprises to be found in Panini Father’s Day promo packs

The upcoming Panini America Father’s Day promo packs are nearly upon us and there will be some people found inside those wrappers along with some of the biggest stars from around the sports world.

Among them? Mickey Mantle and his sons. Another? WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels. 

But that’s not all.

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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.

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

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Buzz Poll: What do you collect?

What do you collect when it comes to cardboard? It’s a simple question … tell us in our latest Buzz Poll below or in the comments here or on Twitter. (You can select multiple answers.)

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

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Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s autograph isn’t hard to land after retirement news

Dale Earnhardt Jr. — NASCAR’s most-popular driver — will be retiring after this season ends.

The 42-year-old shared his plans with his team today and a news conference is set for this afternoon to talk about his decision after 18 seasons as a driver at NASCAR’s highest level and more than 600 races.

The move shouldn’t come as a big surprise as he was sidelined with concussion issues for much of last season but that didn’t stop him from winning NASCAR’s most-popular driver award voting for the 14th straight year — the record for total wins is 16.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (April 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: Unopened wax collections, big pulls and advice for a young collector.

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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 Panini Torque NASCAR cards

What: 2017 Panini Torque NASCAR cards
Arrives: May 17
Box basics:  Three autographs and two memorabilia cards per five-pack box (16 boxes per case via two inners)
Checklist: Click here to view

What’s buzz-worthy: Panini America’s second season of NASCAR cards launches its higher-end offerings with Torque, which has a hit in every pack.

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

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Gallery: 2017 Donruss NASCAR cards

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A new NASCAR season is nearly here — the Daytona 500 is set for Feb. 26 — but before then we get the green flag for a new season of racing cardboard from Panini America.

The season-opening set is 2017 Donruss and it arrives on Wednesday with a new look for a familiar design with plenty of touches from the past that evoke fun collecting potential while showcasing racing stars of the past, present and future.

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University of Racing lets collectors land some legendary ink

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A number of NASCAR legends’ autographs can be found on some legendary diecasts as part of a series of replicas with an appropriate name.

It’s called the University of Racing.

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Buzz Break: 2013 Press Pass Total Memorabilia NASCAR (blaster)

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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.

s-l500The box: 2013 Press Pass Total Memorabilia NASCAR cards (blaster box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (for hobby)

Packs per box: 1
Cards per pack: 5
Cards in this box: 5
Base set completion: 
2 of 50 (4 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Base cards – Sam Hornish Jr., Josh Berry (Rising Stars)

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Buzz Break: 2016 Panini Certified NASCAR 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.

2016-panini-certified-nascar-nicole-beharThe box: 2016 Panini Certified NASCAR cards (blaster box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box: 3
Cards per pack: 5
Cards in this box: 15
Base set completion: 
12 of 100 (12 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Base cards – Martin Truex Jr., Trevor Bayne, Clint Bowyer, David Gilliland, A.J. Allmendinger, John Hunter Nemechek, Michael Annett, Dylan Lupton, Danny “Chocolate” Myers (Immortals), Ned Jarrett (Immortals)

Rookie Cards (2) – Garrett Smithley, Nicole Behar

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One NASCAR surprise sparks another that could heat up Daniel Suarez’s already warm cardboard

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Carl Edwards‘ surprise exit from NASCAR for the upcoming season puts the spotlight on his replacement and, in turn, is likely to warm things up for what cardboard there is for him.

Replacing Edwards in the No. 19 Toyota of Joe Gibbs Racing is Daniel Suarez, who’s already made a little history in recent months before becoming the newest rookie in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.

Suarez was the first Mexican-born driver to win a NASCAR national championship when he took home top honors in the Xfinity Series last year.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Jan. 9)

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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: Big football pulls, Giannis, caution on Marvel variants, Walmart MLB exclusives, Kris Bryant’s Chrome values and much more.

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Buzz Poll: What do you collect when it comes to cardboard these days?

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A new year is almost here and Buzz has a few questions for you about your collecting habits.

Simply put, we want to know more about what you collect and here are 10 questions we hope you’ll take a few minutes to answer.

See the rest of the questions after the jump.

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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.

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

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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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Buzz Break: 2016 Panini Torque NASCAR 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.

s-l500The box: 2016 Panini Torque NASCAR cards (blaster box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box: 1
Cards per pack: 8
Cards in this box: 8
Base set completion: 
4 of 100 (4 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Base cards – Joey Logano, Matt Kenseth, Kurt Busch, John Wes Townley

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Black November Wave 2 is here — and here are five deals to consider

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If you hadn’t noticed, there are a number of boxes with discounted prices now over on the mothership as BlowoutCards.com’s Black November Wave 2 hits today.

Many of the discounts were dramatic enough that Buzz had to sit down and ponder the possibilities in many of the boxes and cases — and here are five boxes that caught this collector’s eye.

2015 Topps baseball Mega Box case
This is the only place to find cards from the 50-card 2015 Topps Chrome Update set and buying by the case is probably the best way for a shot at key rookie parallels and autographs/Relics. Among the notables here? Kris Bryant, Carlos Correa and Francisco Lindor. Statistically there should be at least one Relic per case but the real chase are those key players and their parallels. You get five packs of standard Topps Update and only two packs of Chrome Update but it’s worth it if you buy by the case here — though there is a limit.

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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.

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

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Martin Truex Jr. launches 2016 Panini Instant NASCAR (ongoing gallery)

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NASCAR’s Chase for the Sprint Cup is here — and so are its trading cards.

Panini America launched the 2016 Panini Instant NASCAR set on Friday afternoon with a card for the winner of the first chase in the postseason, Martin Truex Jr.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Aug. 26)

1SOb0XAThe 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: New products, Bowman Draft Super Jumbo news, big cases & more.

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Panini alters Certified auto feature due to Chase … no, not that Chase

2016-Certified-racing-1Sometimes it’s all about timing.

Panini America‘s upcoming 2016 Panini Certified racing set will use sticker autographs instead of on-card autos because of a simple reason, the company announced Thursday morning.

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