Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (May 27)

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 around the collecting world.

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

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 new boxes, vintage classics, The National & more.

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First Buzz: 2016-17 Panini Noir basketball cards


What:
 2016-17 Panini Noir basketball cards
Arrives: July 12
Box basics: Seven autographs or memorabilia cards per 10-card box (four boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Noir is back on the hardcourt with more boxes per case and several ways to chase NBA rookies via their patch autographs along with other striking hits with a common theme as well as framed cards.

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2009-10 Upper Deck Jordan Legacy (Hour 12)

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 our finale.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2009-10 Upper Deck Michael Jordan Legacy set
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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2015-16 Panini Prestige NBA hanger box (Hour 9)

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 9.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2015-16 Panini Prestige NBA hanger
The cost: Click here

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (May 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: Bobblehead madness, the NSCC, collecting superstitions, the Rookie Premiere and results from ripping.

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First Buzz: 2016-17 Panini Grand Reserve basketball cards

What: 2016-17 Panini Grand Reserve basketball cards
Arrives: June 28
Box basics: Two autographs and one more auto/mem per three-pack box (eight boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: This new brand delivers a hit in every pack and a new look and energy for the hardwood.

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

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Fast Break NBA repacks seem to deliver well — even for this collector

If you’re a bargain hunter who’s awaiting some new NBA cards to arrive but needs something right now and on the cheap, there’s one option out on the retail front that’s delivering pretty well for some collectors.

These Fast Break NBA repacks include three hobby packs for around $12 depending on the chain and they typically include one of each of the packs shown on the box — all prime places to find some Giannis Antetokounmpo Rookie Cards and autographs. And it’s been done, according to users over on the Blowout NBA breaks section of the forum. 

Here’s one example that did OK on that front. Here’s one that did much, much better.

And here’s another. And another one. And a bulk buyer’s results.

But this is the 12-box bust that first got my attention with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar ink in the mix.

Out of sheer curiosity, this collector has bought two — at two different times and two different chains — and each has delivered an autograph. Keep reading to see the notable cards from the latest one.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (May 15)

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 from around the collecting world as we start a new week.

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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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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (May 12)

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 breaks, the 2015 Ginter Code is solved & more.

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting three 2015-16 Panini Prizm NBA value rack packs (Hour 10)

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 10.

12in12-logo-smallerThe packs: Three 2015-16 Panini Prizm NBA value rack packs (each contains three packs plus a bonus pack)
The cost: Click here

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2014-15 Panini Court Kings retail box (Hour 8)

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 … and this is Hour 8.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2014-15 Panini Court Kings basketball retail box
The cost: Click here

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (May 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: Big and interesting pulls from around the collecting world.

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Damian Lillard signs exclusive auto & memorabilia deal with Panini

Panini America’s NBA team has a new player.

Damian Lillard signed a multi-year exclusive deal for autographed trading cards and memorabilia with the company and it was revealed on Monday.

“Damian is absolutely one of the most popular and exciting players in the NBA today and his star is on the rise,” said Panini America CEO Mark Warsop. “He’s a bona fide superstar and a perfect fit to join the exclusive fraternity of Panini Authentic exclusive athletes. We’ve thoroughly enjoyed watching him blossom since entering the NBA. Now we get the opportunity to work closely with him to the benefit of his countless fans and collectors.”

Lillard’s first signed cards will appear in 2016-17 National Treasures, which arrives this week, and autographed memorabilia can be had via alongside other exclusives Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, John Wall and Blake Griffin.

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When’s an NBA game program different? Steiner Auctions knows …

This probably looks like many other NBA game programs from the late 1970s and early 1980s but it’s very different than other simple pieces of memorabilia picked up at a game from the past.

It’s from a Washington Bullets game — the cover showcases the visiting team in this case — played on Oct. 26, 1984, and it’s on the block now via Steiner Auctions.

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First Buzz: 2016-17 Panini Spectra basketball cards

What: 2016-17 Panini Spectra basketball cards
Arrives: June 14
Box basics: Seven autograph or memorabilia cards per 10-card box (six boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: The beefy stock and colorful rainbow of Panini Spectra is back on the hardwood for another season — with every autographed card paired with memorabilia.

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

Packs per box:
 6
Cards per pack: 4
Cards in this box: 25
Base set completion: 17 of 200 (9 percent)
Duplicates: 2

Base cards – Kevin Durant, Brook Lopez, Cameron Payne, Marcus Smart, Al-Farouq Aminu, Marcus Morris, Julius Randle, Khris Middleton, Joe Johnson, Kyle Lowry, Kent Bazemore

Rookie Cards (8) – Brandon Ingram (2), Juica Zubac (2), Wade Baldwin IV, Tomas Satoransky, Chinanu Onuaku, Mindaugas Kuzminskas

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First Buzz: 2016-17 Panini Studio basketball cards

What: 2016-17 Panini Studio basketball cards
Arrives: May 31
Box basics: One autograph and one memorabilia card per 10-pack box (16 boxes per case via two inners)

What’s buzz-worthy: Studio returns to the hardwood for the first time since 2009 with a 300-card tiered base set and plenty of hits.

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

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (April 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: Pesky autographs, hunting Mookie Betts, big breaks, serious vintage NBA and “Thosebackpages is wearing off on me.”

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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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This 1961-62 Fleer NBA box shouldn’t exist all these years later — but it’s on auction block right now

This sealed box of 1961-62 Fleer basketball cards really shouldn’t exist at this point more than 50 years after it was made, but it does and it’s worth a tad more than its original price of just $1.20.

(Yep, that was just $1.20 for the whole box.)

It will be selling for a tad more than that soon as it’s among many high-end items up for grabs in the current Robert Edward Auction. How much?

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Weekend Update: Check out 12 top items on The Buzz this week

It was a busy one on The Buzz this past week. Here are 12 stories worth a look if you missed out. Check ’em out & hit the subscribe button at right if you want email updates.

Bowman Chrome gets a revamp
HTA Choice boxes with nothing but autographed cards inside are now one option for Chrome fans. Get all the details in our 2017 Bowman Chrome First Buzz preview here.

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Blowout introduces Fire & Ice boxes — and so far there’s plenty of fire

If you want to try a little something from everywhere in the sports world with serious high-end potential but not break the bank, then a new product line from Blowout Cards might be for you.

It’s 2017 Blowout Cards Fire & Ice — and it’s delivered very well for some collectors digging in on Thursday via BlowoutTV. The four cards above? They were all found in the first eight boxes of his high-end buyback box.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (March 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: Nothing but breaks in today’s edition.

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

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 games, big debates, big questions, big pulls & big cards.

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Buzz Break: 2016-17 Panini Prestige 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: 2016-17 Panini Prestige NBA cards (blaster box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (for hobby)

Packs per box:
 8
Cards per pack: 6
Cards in this box: 48
Base set completion: 37 of 200 (19 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notable players on base cards – Kyrie Irving, Vince Carter, Russell Westbrook, Anthony Davis, Zach LaVine, Ricky Rubio, Gordon Hayward, C.J. McCollum, Klay Thompson

Rookie Cards (10) – Marshall Plumlee, Dejounte Murray, Malcolm Brogdon, Demetrius Jackson, Joel Bolomboy, Malachi Richardson, Isaiah Whitehead, Georges Niang, Mindaugas Kuzminskas, Tomas Satoransky

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

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 arrives … the calm before the storm.

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First Buzz: 2016-17 Leaf Best of Basketball


What:
 2016-17 Leaf Best of Basketball
Arrives: May/June
Box basics: One graded buyback card plus one new Leaf card per box (five boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: The elite basketball cards from the past will be found here in buyback form accented with new creations featuring a beloved Hall of Famer.

Keep reading for more.

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Weekend Update: Check out 10 top items on The Buzz last week

It was a busy one on The Buzz this past week. Here are 10 stories worth a look if you missed out. Check ’em out & hit the subscribe button at right if you want email updates.

Big-ink Potential 
Upcoming release from Topps puts emphasis — and ink — on key cards of today’s stars. Get the details >> First Buzz: 2017 Topps Archives Signature Series Active Player Edition

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

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: Nothing but breaks from baseball, football and basketball.

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First Buzz: 2016-17 Panini Threads basketball cards

What: 2016-17 Panini Threads basketball cards
Arrives: May 3
Box basics: One autograph and one memorabilia card per 20-pack box (20 boxes per case)
Checklist: click here to view

What’s buzz-worthy: Panini’s Threads hits the hobby hardwood once again with some hobby-only inclusions that include Leather Rookie Cards and plenty of Signage.

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.

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First Buzz: 2016-17 Panini Excalibur basketball cards

What: 2016-17 Panini Excalibur basketball cards
Arrives: June 21
Box basics: Two autographs and one memorabilia card per 20-pack box (16 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Panini’s final NBA release of the year for retail will be this one, which will arrive with at least three different formats that each have their own exclusive die-cut inserts — it also will arrive at hobby with the box inclusions noted above.

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Final buzzers for NBA All-Star Game auctions start sounding this week

All of the stars are up for grabs — and there’s a Sager Strong touch, too.

That’s the best way to sum up the All-Star 2017 New Orleans auction that ends later this week via NBA Auctions.

It’s a sale that includes game-worn jerseys worn during one half of the showcase event, players’ warm-up jackets and shooting shirts, shorts and even one autographed item that could steal the some of the spotlight away from the big stuff at a much lower price.

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