NBA Hoops Premium Factory Set includes Kobe Bryant autographs

NBA Hoops just got a high-end upgrade.

Panini America unveiled the 2017-18 NBA Hoops Premium Factory Set on Wednesday and it’s a $500 online-exclusive version of the set that’s rare and includes one on-card Kobe Bryant autograph inside every set.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Nov. 22)

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: Nothing but breaks as we ready for Black Friday chaos.

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Buzz Break: 2016-17 Donruss Optic basketball cards (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: 2016-17 Donruss Optic NBA cards (hanger)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box:
 1
Cards per pack: 12
Base set completion: 9 of 200 (5 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Base cards – Dwyane Wade, Mario Hezonja, Myles Turner, Al-Farouq Aminu, Matthew Dellavedova, Rudy Gobert

Rookie Cards (3) – Brandon Ingram, Juica Zubac, Mindaugas Kuzminskas

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Nov. 20)

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: Artballs coming in Transcendent, waiting too long to rip wax, Pop Century pulls and more.

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First Buzz: 2017-18 Panini Prestige basketball cards (early retail details)

What: 2017-18 Panini Prestige basketball cards
Arrives: Feb. 21
Box basics: One autograph per 12-pack jumbo box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: We’ve got early word on some of the retail inclusions to come for this newest version of Prestige, including the basics on pack formats.

Keep reading for more info.

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Black November Wave 8 is here … and here are five deals to consider

If you hadn’t noticed, there are a number of boxes with discounted prices right now over on the mothership as BlowoutCards.com is in the midst its Black November sales now.

Wave 8 is here — and it’s a huge “mega wave” of more than 170 products — and 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/cases that caught this collector’s eye.

2011 Wheels Element hobby boxes (and cases)
Chase Elliott is an established young star in NASCAR these days but back when this one arrived he was one of the “Undiscovered Elements” newcomers who got the nod for their first card appearances and first autographs. Elliott, the son of Hall of Famer and former Cup champ Bill, was just 15 at the time. He signed two cards in this release — a standard limited to 225 copies and a red-ink version limited to 25. Atop this, he didn’t have any other ink until 2014 when he arrived with a hot start that included a pair of NASCAR victories before he had even graduated from high school. At that time, his autos were easy $100 bills and people paid as much as $500 for the Red. They’ve settled down now — and he’s got plenty of ink since — but these are still the first and among the most-unique cards he’ll ever have. (There’s a Rookie Card in the standard set, too.) There are plenty of other highlights here but this one’s the closest thing to awesome … at least that’s what some guy named Bill from Dawsonville said.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Nov. 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: Collectors react to 2018 Bowman preview, big pulls from new brands like Flawless and debating Corey Kluber’s Hall of Fame potential as we head into the weekend.

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Black November Wave 7 is here … and here are five deals to consider

If you hadn’t noticed, there are a number of boxes with discounted prices right now over on the mothership as BlowoutCards.com is in the midst its Black November sales now.

Wave 7 is here and 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/cases that caught this collector’s eye.

2013-14 Panini Prestige NBA wax boxes and cases
This isn’t a high-end brand but it’s one that packs two autographs and two memorabilia cards in every box with roughly 20 insert cards, too. The key here? Giannis. His autographs are in here. His Rookie Cards are in here. He’s such a big deal, he doesn’t even need his long last name mentioned here. (Yes, I can spell it … Antetokounmpo.) If you land his auto, it can pay for at least a third, if not half of the case. This is a brand where you can also land the likes of Kevin Durant and Kobe Bryant ink (among others) and there’s plenty of stuff in there — especially if you go with a volume buy with the low sale price.

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Black November Wave 6 is here … and here are five deals to consider

If you hadn’t noticed, there are a number of boxes with discounted prices right now over on the mothership as BlowoutCards.com is in the midst its Black November sales now.

Wave 6 is here and 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/cases that caught this collector’s eye.

2016-17 Panini Threads NBA hobby boxes & cases
Threads is a simple formula but it’s a comfortable one with two hits per box — one autograph and one memorabilia card — and a feel that’s more deluxe than, say, NBA Hoops but still with some of the basics that give it a good collectable feel. (Check out this past break.) You can land ink from the likes of Kobe Bryant and Carmelo Anthony here along with ink from the rookies, too. The memorabilia cards can include Hall of Famers, too, like that past break does, helping offer some extra scope for a price that’s now pretty low. It’s worth a rip for sure and it leads off this round of picks from this collector.

Keep reading to see more picks from this wave.

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Buzz Break: 2017-18 NBA Hoops basketball 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: 2017-19 NBA Hoops basketball cards (blaster)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (several formats)

Packs per box:
 11
Cards per pack: 8
Cards in this box: 88
Base set completion: 58 of 250 (23 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notable players on base cards – Kristaps Porzingis, Dirk Nowitzki, Kevin Durant, Karl-Anthony Towns, Russell Westbrook, Kawhi Leonard, Jabari Parker, Derrick Rose, Klay Thompson, Anthony Davis, Devin Booker, Tony Parker, Gordon Hayward

Rookie Cards (14) – Markelle Fultz, Dennis Smith Jr., Derrick White, Tyler Dorsey, Ivan Rabb, Frank Mason III, Tyler Lydon, Bam Adebayo, Sterling Brown, Thomas Bryant, Og Anunoby, Luke Kennard, D.J. Wilson, Josh Jackson

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First Buzz: 2017-18 Panini Chronicles basketball cards

What: 2017-18 Panini Chronicles basketball cards
Arrives: Jan. 17
Box basics: Three autograph or memorabilia cards per three-pack box (10 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Panini offers a look at the newest crop of NBA rookies on a number of designs/brands from the recent past and present all in one place.

Keep reading for more info and a gallery of images.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Nov. 10)

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: Nothing but breaks as we ready for the weekend.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Nov. 8)

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: Nothing but breaks today … grip it and rip it!

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Nov. 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: Crazy pulls from hobby boxes and retail repacks to start the day.

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

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: A big collecting question and some big pulls for the weekend.

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Michael Jordan’s ballboy trade treasure hits auction block via SCP

A pair of Michael Jordan‘s game-used shoes gifted to a Utah Jazz ballboy in exchange for a pair of tickets are hitting the auction block.

They’re being sold by SCP Auctions and they were worn on Feb. 1, 1993, when Jordan’s Bulls knocked off the Jazz, 96-92.

Now, about that trade …

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First Buzz: 2017-18 Panini Revolution basketball cards

What: 2017-18 Panini Revolution basketball cards
Arrives: Dec. 27
Box basics: At least six on-card autographs per case (16 boxes per case via two inners)

What’s buzz-worthy: Panini raises the ink volume once again with three signed cards per inner case (last year was two) while continuing with the unique and intense patterns found in this one.

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.

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Panini America plans Black Friday and Cyber Monday promo packs

The details for Panini America‘s plans for Black Friday and Cyber Monday promo pack programs are here.

The first of the two shopping promos begins on Nov. 24, the day after Thanksgiving, which is the biggest shopping day of the year throughout all of the commerce world.

The Black Friday release will include a 75-card NFL set with 25 rookies numbered to just 399 copies. There also will be a 25-card Panini Collection insert with parallels for these sets numbered to 50, 25, 10 and 1/1 versions.

There also will be a 75-card set combining all of the other sports in the Panini portfolio — a set that will also have rookies and the same parallels spotlighting stars of the NBA, MLB, NASCAR and other possibilities.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Oct. 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: Nothing but big pulls on this Tuesday morning — NBA, NFL, The Walking Dead, Star Wars … 

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Oct. 30)

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: World Series chatter, huge pulls, Giannis discussions and an altered high-dollar Aaron Rodgers Rookie Card.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Oct. 29)

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: Avoiding ugly autographs, World Series chatter and big pulls in this Sunday edition … check ’em out.

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

Packs per box: 7
Cards per pack: 6
Cards in this box: 42
Base set completion: 
27 of 100* (27 percent)
Duplicates: 2

Notable base cards – Giannis Antetokounmpo, Anthony Davis (2), Carmelo Anthony, Magic Johnson, Scottie Pippen, Buddy Hield, Kris Dunn, LeBron James, Karl-Anthony Towns, James Harden, Damian Lillard, Dwyane Wade, Kawhi Leonard, Kristaps Porzingis, Russell Westbrook, Larry Bird

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Giannis Antetokounmpo’s freaky start shouldn’t be too surprising

“Giannis Antetokounmpo: The night the legend was born”

“This is just the beginning”

“‘He really could be anything’ — Giannis Antetokounmpo is about to take over the NBA”

Those were just some of the headlines about, if you haven’t figured it out, Giannis Antetokounmpo, the Milwaukee Bucks forward who has lit up the NBA in the first week of a new season with 38.3 points and 9.7 rebounds per game. Breaking down the first week of the season, SI.com noted that “The Freak” is not like others on its list of 12 biggest surprises so far.

“Some of the trends on this list will soon disappear,” reads Rob Mahoney’s piece. “This is real — a fledgling MVP candidacy behind one of basketball’s transcendent talents.”

Keep reading for the basics on this potential MVP’s cardboard after his career-high 44-point game this weekend.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Oct. 23)

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 finds, big pulls, and three questions to make you think on this Monday morning in the collecting world.

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First Buzz: 2017-18 Panini Absolute basketball cards

What: 2017-18 Panini Absolute basketball cards
Arrives: Dec. 20
Box basics: Two autographs, two memorabilia cards and two “uncirculated” cards per two-pack box (10 boxes per case)
Order: Click here for boxes & click here for cases

What’s buzz-worthy: Absolute returns with nothing but hits and encased cards in its three-card packs.

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 (Oct. 20)

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: First-week NBA freak-outs and big breaks to ponder heading into the weekend.

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LeBron James’ Opening Night jersey already topping $10,000 at auction

Update: The jersey — yes, the torn one — sold for $45,000.

LeBron James‘ first game-used jersey of the year is heating up the auction block for a good cause.

It’s part of an auction from the NBA, Turner Sports and the Cleveland Cavaliers to support hurricane relief efforts via OneAmericaAppeal.org, and it’s one of nearly 60 gamers presently up for grabs via NBA Auctions.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Oct. 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: Defining the Rookie Card, Kyrie’s team, massive breaks & more.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Oct. 18)

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 Gordon Hayward’s injury, rip into new MLB cases and show off other big pulls in today’s edition.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Oct. 13)

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: Meeting Tom Brady, trading Carson Wentz, O.J. Simpson is signing and more as we head into the weekend.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Oct. 11)

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: One case with eight 1/1s leads off a day of nothing but the breaks.

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Buzz Break: 2012-13 NBA Hoops basketball 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: 2012-13 NBA Hoops (blaster box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (for hobby)

Packs per box: 11
Cards per pack: 5
Cards in this box: 55
Base set completion: 
51 of 300 (17 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notable names pulled on base cards: Tim Duncan, Gregg Popovich, Joe Johnson, Ray Allen, Kevin Durant, Gordon Hayward, Manu Ginobili, Vince Carter, Kyle Lowry

Rookie Cards (14)  – Kawhi Leonard, Jimmy Butler, Reggie Jackson, Dion Waiters, Quincy Miller, Bradley Beal, Nolan Smith, DeAndre Liggins, Charles Jenkins, Tyler Honeycutt, Kemba Walker, Klay Thompson, Shelvin Mack, Bismack Biyombo

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

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 NFL injuries, big NFL pulls and more from the collecting world.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Oct. 6)

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: The game-used card debate, huge pulls and more as we head into the weekend.

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First Buzz: 2017-18 Panini Court Kings basketball cards

What: 2017-18 Panini Court Kings basketball cards
Arrives: Dec. 6
Box basics: One autograph and one memorabilia card per 10-card box (16 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: The colorful release that is Court Kings is back with a simple approach that packs the artistry of the game on a variety of cards inside every box — a set that Panini says is “the most-artistic cards in the world.”

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

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