First Buzz: 2018 Panini Contenders Draft Picks football cards

What: 2018 Panini Contenders Draft Picks football cards
Arrives: April 11
Box basics: Six autographs per six-pack box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: The hit-per-pack approach to NFL Draft hopefuls’ new cardboard continues with this one, which will also include past college greats.

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

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Buzz Break: 2017 Leaf Metal U.S. Army All-American Bowl football

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 Leaf Metal U.S. Army All-American Bowl football cards
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com

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First Buzz: 2018 Elite Draft Picks football cards (hobby details)

What: 2018 Elite Draft Picks football cards
Arrives: March 28
Box basics: Five autographs per five-pack hobby box (16 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Elite Draft Picks will kick off Panini America’s 2018 football calendar with an autograph in every hobby pack and a limited retail offering with an autograph in every other pack.

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Alabama Coach Nick Saban’s historic title chase could spark new interest in already hot autographs

With a victory tonight, University of Alabama Head Football Coach Nick Saban would equal a giant not only in the history of college football but a giant in his school’s history.

His Crimson Tide plays in Bryant-Denny Stadium on Paul W. Bryant Drive down the road from the Paul W. Bryant Museum and the Bryant Conference Center — all reminders of Bear Bryant and his NCAA-record six national championships and 323 career victories. (Saban is at 285.)

Tonight’s College Football Playoff National Championship is Saban’s sixth title-game appearance in the last nine years and with a win he’ll have his sixth season title for his career. Saban had his chance at tying Bryant last season when his undefeated team lost in the final seconds on the final play of the game against Clemson, which Alabama knocked off in a rematch this year to advance to tonight’s game against the Georgia Bulldogs. Both of Alabama’s postseason foes this year are coached by former Tide assistants, Dabo Swinney at Clemson and Kirby Smart at Georgia, but neither has autographs and football card appearances as easily found as the legend of today, Saban.

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Buzz Break: 2016 Panini Contenders Draft Picks football (blaster box)

2016pncontendersdraftFBblasterFrom 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 Panini Contenders Draft Picks football
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (for hobby)

Packs per box:
 7
Cards per pack: 6
Cards in this box: 42
Base set completion: 
8 of 100 (8 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Base cards: Tony Romo, Darren Sproles, Calvin Johnson, Doug Martin, Frank Gore, Allen Robinson, Luke Kuechly, Kirk Cousins

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First Buzz: 2018 Elite Draft Picks football cards (early retail details)

What: 2018 Elite Draft Picks football cards
Arrives: March 18 28
Box basics: Six autographs per 12-pack retail jumbo box (20 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Elite Draft Picks will kick off Panini America’s 2018 football calendar with an autograph in every other jumbo pack — that’s more ink in boxes than last year — and that will be the only format to be found at retail, too.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Nov. 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: Big pulls and big waits for the next high-end releases to arrive.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Nov. 1)

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 World Series ends tonight, Five Star arrives, big questions, big pulls & big steals.

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

Packs per box:
 7
Cards per pack: 6
Cards in this box: 42
Base set completion: 
26 of 100 (26 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notable players found on base cards – Jerry Rice, Eli Manning, Peyton Manning, John Elway, Tom Brady, Terry Bradshaw, Andrew Luck, Dan Marino, Fran Tarkenton, Jameis Winston, Adrian Peterson, Dez Bryant, Brian Bosworth, Khalil Mack, Von Miller

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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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First Buzz: 2017 Panini Flawless college basketball cards

What: 2017 Panini Flawless basketball cards
Arrives: Nov. 15
Box basics: Two gems, six autographs and two more auto or memorabilia cards per 10-card briefcase (two boxes per case)
Checklist: Click here to view
Order: Single briefcases heretwo-box cases here

What’s buzz-worthy: Flawless takes to the college hardwood for this first release with some of the biggest young stars in the game today back in their school colors as well as legends from the past.

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

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First Buzz: 2017 Panini Flawless college football cards

What: 2017 Panini Flawless college football cards
Arrives: Nov. 15
Box basics: Two gems, six autographs and two more auto or memorabilia cards per box (two boxes per case)
Order: Single briefcases here & two-box cases here

What’s buzz-worthy: Flawless takes to the college gridiron with legends of the past and stars of the recent present with a celebration of Saturday action.

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.

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Buzz Break: Fanatics Authentic Alabama football block (50 cards)

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:
Fanatics Authentic Alabama Crimson Tide football block (50 cards)
Price:
$14.95 (via JCPenney.com)

What’s inside one of these? Keep reading for a rundown and gallery.

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Buzz Break: 2011 TRISTAR Obak football 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: 2011 TRISTAR Obak football cards (hobby box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box: 24 (plus one jumbo T4 box-topper)
Cards per pack: 6
Cards in this box: 144
Base set completion: 
101 of 110 (94 percent)
Duplicates: 9

Notables on base cards – Sammy Baugh, Dutch Clark, Red Grange, Mel Hein, Pete Henry, Cal Hubbard, Don Hutson, Tim Mara, Bronko Nagurski, Ernie Nevers, Johnny Unitas, Paul Hornung, Terry Bradshaw, Earl Campbell, Morten Andersen, Roger Staubach, Gale Sayers, Jim Otto, Jim Parker, Norm Van Brocklin, Vince Lombardi, John Heisman, Paul “Bear” Bryant, Doak Walker, Darrell Royal, Bo Jackson, John David Crow, Hopalong Cassady, Johnny Lattner, Charlie Ward, Tom Dempsey, Lem Barney, Dennis Byrd, Edgar Allen Poe, Bob Lilly, “Crazy Legs” Hirsch, Emlen Tunnell, Walter Camp, Fritz Pollard, Thomas Riddell, Amos Alonzo Stagg, Lyndon B. Johnson, Dwight Eisenhower, Gerald Ford, John F. Kennedy, Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, Eddie LeBaron

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

Packs per box:
 7
Cards per pack: 6
Cards in this box: 42
Base set completion: 
26 of 100 (26 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notable players found on base cards – Peyton Manning, Troy Aikman, John Elway, Tom Brady, Eli Manning, Ben Roethlisberger, Jerry Rice, Terry Bradshaw, Andrew Luck, LaDainian Tomlinson, Dan Marino, Rob Gronkowski, Fran Tarkenton, Russell Wilson, J.J. Watt, Julio Jones, Brett Favre, Aaron Rodgers

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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 basketball (blaster)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box: 7
Cards per pack: 6
Cards in this box: 42
Base set completion: 
26 of 100* (26 percent)
Duplicates: 2

Notable base cards – Magic Johnson, Malcolm Brogdon, Kobe Bryant, Kawhi Leonard, John Wall, Joel Embiid, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Dirk Nowitzki, Damian Lillard, Buddy Hield (two versions), Anthony Davis, Andrew Wiggins, Paul George, Larry Bird, Kristaps Porzingis, Klay Thompson

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Buzz Break: 2015 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: 2015 Panini Contenders Draft Picks basketball (blaster)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (for hobby)

Packs per box: 7
Cards per pack: 6
Cards in this box: 42
Base set completion: 
12 of 100 (12 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Base cards – Vince Carter, Kyrie Irving, Russell Westbrook, Tim Duncan, Rajon Rondo, Julius Randle, Noah Vonleh, Mason Plumlee, Tyler Hansbrough, Mo Williams, Wesley Matthews, Al-Farouq Aminu

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Sept. 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: Nothing but breaks — and your shot to win a Kris Bryant autograph.

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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)
Checklist: Click here to view

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. 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: Big pulls from Contenders, Heritage High Number and more … along with a “custom” card that crosses a few lines.

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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 National Treasures Collegiate football cards

What: 2017 Panini National Treasures Collegiate football cards
Arrives: Sept. 13
Box basics: Six autographs or memorabilia cards per seven-card box (four boxes per case)
Checklist: Click here to view

What’s buzz-worthy: National Treasures returns to the college gridiron for a third year with notable college stars from the past showcased with plenty of ink and memorabilia.

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.

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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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First Buzz: 2017 Panini Contenders Draft Picks basketball cards


What:
 2017 Panini Contenders Draft Picks basketball cards
Arrives: Aug. 30
Box basics: Six autographs per six-pack box (12 boxes per case)
Checklist: Click here to view
Where to buy: Click here for boxes & click here for cases

What’s buzz-worthy: The stars of the college game are back once again in a product that’s reconfigured to include an autograph in every pack as Panini America tips off the 2017-18 card season with this release — one that does include some NBA visuals, too.

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

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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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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 a 2016-17 Panini Black Gold Collegiate basketball 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: 2016-17 Panini Black Gold Collegiate basketball box
The cost: Click here

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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First Buzz: 2017 Panini Immaculate Collection Collegiate football cards


What:
 2017 Panini Immaculate Collection Collegiate football cards
Arrives: July 26
Box basics: Five autographs or memorabilia cards per six-card box (five boxes per case)
Checklist: Click here to view

What’s buzz-worthy: The college gridiron once again gets its own Immaculate Collection release with the stars of the past (and recent past) in this school-focused high-end brand.

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.

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Patch autos fuel new college football sets from Panini America

Flawless, Immaculate Collection and National Treasures.

Those are the high-end brands that will be arriving this coming card season from Panini America with a collegiate twist as the company pulled back the curtain on a number of the cards before they are signed in less than two weeks at the NFLPA Rookie Premiere.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (April 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: Nothing but big pulls today.

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First Buzz: 2017 Panini Contenders Draft Picks football cards

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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.

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

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Deshaun Watson autographs now available via Steiner Sports

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

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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 breaks and new finds from around the collecting world.

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Gallery: 2016-17 Panini National Treasures Collegiate basketball

It’s time for the college hardwood to come to National Treasures.

That time is Thursday when 2016-17 Panini National Treasures Collegiate basketball arrives with a high-end take on the college game with some of the biggest names of the past mixed with the stars of the present.

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