First Buzz: 2017 Panini Prestige football cards

What: 2017 Panini Prestige football cards
Arrives: June 7
Box basics: Four autographed cards per four-pack box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Prestige is back with an autograph in every pack, new looks at new rookies with their new teams noted and plenty of energy as we await a new NFL season on the field this fall but get a new season on cardboard.

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First Buzz: 2017 Panini Contenders Draft Picks football cards


What: 2017 Panini Contenders Draft Picks football cards
Arrives: April 12
Box basics: Six autographs per six-pack box (12 boxes per case)
Checklist: Click here to view

What’s buzz-worthy: The hobby details are in for this brand after our early word on retail and they show a new format with 18-card packs that include an autograph in every single one of them.

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Deshaun Watson autographs now available via Steiner Sports


Clemson’s NFL-bound national championship-winning quarterback will be signing for a new team before the NFL Draft.

That team is Steiner Sports, which has a number of Deshaun Watson autographed items available for pre-order now in advance of a signing later this month.

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First Buzz: 2017 Panini Contenders Draft Picks football (retail details)


What: 2017 Panini Contenders Draft Picks football cards
Arrives: Mid-April
Box basics: Two autographs per seven-pack box (20 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: We’ve got early word on what you should expect to find in blaster boxes of this one in advance of its hobby unveiling.

Keep reading for more info as well as some early images.

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First Buzz: 2017 Elite Draft Picks college football cards


What: 2017 Elite Draft Picks college football cards
Arrives: March 15
Box basics: Five autographs per five-pack box (16 boxes per case).

What’s buzz-worthy: Elite comes to the college ranks with Panini America offering an autograph in every 15-card pack in a product that focuses on the stars of the college game from the past and offer a selection of 2017 draft pick hopefuls, too.

Keep reading for more info and a full gallery.

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First Buzz: 2017 SAGE HIT Premier Draft High Series football cards


What: 2017 SAGE HIT Premier Draft High Series football cards
Arrives: Late March
Box basics: 15 autographed cards per 20-pack box (16 boxes per case).
Checklist: Click here to view

What’s buzz-worthy: SAGE continues its early start on the prospective NFL Draft picks with HIT, which includes more packs and cards per box as well as some chromium cards, too.

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Buzz Break: 2016 SAGE HIT High Series football 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

s-l500The box: 2016 SAGE HIT High Series football (blaster box)
Where to buy: (for hobby)

Packs per box:
 15 (14 standard plus one auto/premium pack)
Cards per pack: 4
Cards in this box: 65
Base set completion: 
45 of 75 (60 percent)
Duplicates: 12
Triplicates: 1

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Gallery: 2016 Panini National Treasures Collegiate football cards


Panini America’s latest nod to college football comes via a high-end brand arriving on Wednesday with some of the biggest names in the NFL game today — you know, guys like Ezekiel Elliott here — and big names from the past, too.

It’s 2016 Panini National Treasures Collegiate football and it will pack even more into every box than originally planned.

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Panini changes Black Gold Collegiate to football-only release

Panini America’
s Black Gold brand is changing gears for its next release.

The previously solicited 2016 Panini Black Gold Collegiate was set to arrive as a multi-sport set on July 27 with four autograph or memorabilia cards per two-pack box. Now, it will be a football-only release with the same case price and suggested retail price but with better content for what the company calls an “extremely limited release.”

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Gallery: 2016 Panini Contenders Draft Picks autographs

When Panini America‘s newest football card year kicks off with 2016 Panini Contenders Draft Picks next week, collectors will find five autographs per hobby box and plenty of talent primed for the NFL Draft all in their familiar school colors.

That means plenty of talents from the reigning national champion Alabama Crimson Tide, the top stars from The Ohio State University Buckeyes and plenty of other guys who we’ll see donning NFL caps and holding jerseys alongside Roger Goodell soon.

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Immaculate Collection chin snap cards — what do you think?

ChinSNapSome collectors who have ripped into boxes of 2015 Panini Immaculate Collection College have found a pretty unusual type of memorabilia card — chin snaps.

Literally almost all parts of the football helmet have made their way into cardboard now — except maybe the mouthguard, inner padding and optional visor.

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