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.

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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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Alabama & Clemson headline Panini’s College Football Playoff sets

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We’re a week away from a rematch between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Clemson Tigers in the College Football Playoff — and we’re less than a week away from the newest college football cards from Panini America.

No, you haven’t missed any First Buzz previews — we’re talking about promo cards for those attending the big game.

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Buzz Break: 2015 Panini Contenders Draft Picks football (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.

s-l1600The box: 2015 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: 
8 of 100 (8 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Base cards: Odell Beckham Jr., Julius Thomas, Julius Peppers, Brandon Marshall, Vincent Jackson, Philip Rivers, Ryan Tannehill, Andre Williams

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

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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: Transcendent Collection and many breaks being talked about today.

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Black Friday Contest: Buzz Box No. 3 can be yours … if you name your top college football team in comment

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Black Friday is here and Buzz is adding to the Blowout contests here with the third Buzz Box of the day.

What’s a Buzz Box? How can it be yours?

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Buzz Break Battle: 2015 Panini Alabama football vs. 2015 Panini Ohio State football (blaster boxes)

ohiostate-alabamaFrom 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 boxes: 2015 Panini Alabama Crimson Tide football cards vs. 2015 Panini Ohio State Buckeyes football cards (blaster boxes)
Where to buy: 
Check Panini’s webstore for NCAA cards from 2015-16.

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Packs per box: 10
Cards per pack: 8
Cards in this box: 80
Base set completion: 63 of 80 (79 percent)
Duplicates: 12

Notables on base cards – Big Al, DeMeco Ryans, Eddie Lacy, Latrell Sprewell, Joe Namath, John Hannah, Julio Jones, Mo Williams, Mark Ingram, Robert Horry, Ozzie Newsome, A.J. McCarron, Amari Cooper, Antonio McDyess

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Packs per box: 10
Cards per pack: 8
Cards in this box: 80
Base set completion: 49 of 49 (100 percent)
Duplicates: 27

Notables on base cards – Brutus Buckeye, D’Angelo Russell, Cris Carter, Evan Turner, James Laurinaitis, Jim Jackson, Paul Warfield, Rutherford B. Hayes, Ted Ginn Jr., A.J. Hawk

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Buzz Break: 2012 Upper Deck University of Alabama football cards

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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-l1600The box: 2012 Upper Deck University of Alabama Crimson Tide football cards (hobby box)
Where to buy: 
Check online.

Packs per box: 24
Cards per pack: 8
Cards in this box: 192
Base set completion: 
100 of 100 (100 percent)
Duplicates: 20

Notables on base cards – Nick Saban, Paul “Bear” Bryant, Julio Jones, Mark Ingram, Bart Starr, Joe Namath, Lee Roy Jordan, Ken Stabler, John Hannah, Ozzie Newsome, Cornelius Bennett, Derrick Thomas, Shaun Alexander

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

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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: Another day of nothing but the breaks … with some variety.

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First Buzz: 2016 Panini National Treasures Collegiate baseball cards

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What: 2016 Panini National Treasures Collegiate baseball cards
Arrives: Jan. 4
Box basics:  Six autographs or memorabilia cards and two base/parallels per eight-card box (four boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: National Treasures presence goes collegiate for baseball with top young stars and legends from the past all in one place in what Panini says is smaller than Immaculate Collection Collegiate, which it previously said was “the smallest case run in company history.” So now this one is the rarest.

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Black November Wave 3 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 3 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.

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TimKaineBuying older football boxes can be tough at times as players can come and go quite quickly, but, then again, so did this brand — but there aren’t many sets like it. It’s retro-styled football in the realm of Allen & Ginter with some downright unusual inclusions. Example? It’s the home of a Tim Kaine “Rookie Card” — perhaps notable to some collectors out there since we’re so close to Election Day. Mayo was only around two seasons, and it includes non-traditional autographs and Relics along with a decent mix of big football names. (The big names remain big but the rookies may not be.) For the price this one’s got potential and it’s bound to be very, very different than other NFL brands out there — no matter who you pull.

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First Buzz: 2016-17 Panini National Treasures Collegiate basketball

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What: 2016-17 Panini National Treasures Collegiate basketball cards
Arrives: Jan. 4
Box basics: Six autographs or memorabilia cards along with two base cards or parallels per box (four boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: National Treasures hits the college ranks with an offering that Panini says is “tailor-made for the high-end hoops collector.”

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.

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Panini America readies Black Friday and Cyber Monday card sets

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We’re roughly one month away from Black Friday and Panini America has detailed its plans for its bonus programs for collectors on both that day as well as Cyber Monday.

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First Buzz: 2016 Panini Contenders Draft Picks basketball (hobby box)

16pncontdraftbkFrom 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 Contenders Draft Picks basketball cards (hobby box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box:
 24
Cards per pack: 8
Cards in this box: 192
Base set completion: 66 of 96 (69 percent)
Duplicates: 0

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First Buzz: 2016 Panini National Treasures Collegiate football cards

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What: 2016 Panini National Treasures Collegiate football cards
Arrives: Nov. 30
Box basics: Six autographs or memorabilia cards per eight-card box (four boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: “The ultra high-end National Treasures Collegiate football returns in 2016 featuring short-printed, serial-numbered cards of rookies, superstars and legends from their college days with a vast array of premium memorabilia,” according to Panini. Overall, it doesn’t look like the formula has changed much though there are some new features.

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.

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Gallery: 2016 Panini Contenders Draft Picks basketball cards

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College basketball’s biggest stars of the recent past and beyond are all set to roll out their school colors once again tomorrow in the newest basketball card release from Panini America.

It’s 2016 Panini Contenders Draft Picks, and it arrives with five autographs and plenty more in every box.

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First Buzz: 2016 Panini Immaculate Collection Collegiate basketball

2016-immaculate-collegiate_basketball-4What: 2016 Panini Immaculate Collection Collegiate basketball cards
Arrives: Nov. 2
Box basics:  Five autographs or memorabilia cards per six-card box (five boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Immaculate returns for another season of the college game with many of the features collectors have come to expect from this high-end brand and a lineup of players from the past and present.

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

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Gallery: 2016 Panini Immaculate Collection Collegiate football cards

panini-america-2016-immaculate-collegiate-football-qc49Panini America‘s latest collegiate brand arrives this week with some high-end touches that offer up the school colors with the big-league feel.

The brand is 2016 Panini Immaculate Collection Collegiate and, while these football cards aren’t cheap, they do offer top names from the past and present on both autograph and memorabilia fronts.

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Blowout’s booth is place to be during this year’s National

BlowoutThe 37th National Sports Collectors Convention is nearly here and, while Atlantic City, N.J., will be the center of the collecting universe, we have to note that the BlowoutCards.com booth (No. 1,220) will be the epicenter of the show at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Why?

Well, some of those boxes — and cases — in our 18 pallets of stuff out on the show floor are part of the largest Blowout giveaways yet in our history at the show. (And show veterans should already know how big they’ve been in the past … this time we’re stealing the show.)

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Buzz Break: 2016 Panini Black Gold college football cards

2016pnblackgoldcollegFBFrom 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 Black Gold college football cards
Where to buy:
 BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box: 2
Cards per pack: 5
Cards in this box: 10
Base set completion: 
0 of 89 (0 percent)
Duplicates: 0

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First Buzz: 2016 Panini Immaculate Collection Collegiate football cards

2016-Panini-Immaculate-Collegiate-football-elliottWhat: 2016 Panini Immaculate Collection Collegiate football cards
Arrives: Sept. 14
Box basics: Five autographs or memorabilia cards per box (15 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: The college gridiron gets its own Immaculate Collection release with the stars of the past (and recent past) with the high-end take we got a taste of with the multi-sport edition last fall.

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.

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Buzz Break: 2015 Panini Immaculate Collegiate multi-sport cards

2015pnimmaculatecolmultiOSFrom 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.

1a-2016-panini-immaulate-collegeThe box: 2015 Panini Immaculate Collegiate
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box:
 1
Cards per pack: 9
Cards in this box: 9
Base set completion: 
1 of 200 (0.5 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Base cards (1) – Eli Manning (/99)

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Heat NBA championship ring given to Dwyane Wade’s former mother-in-law heads to auction block

Wade2-2NBA star Dwayne Wade is in the headlines as he’s looking for a new contract either to remain with the Miami Heat or join forces with other free agents elsewhere, but no matter where he signs he’ll have enough scratch to land himself another NBA championship ring.

This one belonged to his former mother-in-law and it will be up for sale in August via SCP Auctions.

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Gallery: 2016 Panini Father’s Day promotion cards

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Father’s Day is roughly two weeks away and Panini America‘s plans for its annual hobby shop promotion are coming together with a multi-sport release that celebrates nearly all ends of the sports world all on one place.

The Father’s Day promo pack.

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First Buzz: 2016 Panini Black Gold Collegiate sports cards

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What:
 2016 Panini Black Gold Collegiate sports cards
Arrives: July 27
Box basics: Four autographs or memorabilia cards per two-pack box (eight boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: This brand arrives on the college level for the first time with four cards per pack and the familiar look that we’ve seen in other sports with baseball, football and basketball cards in this release.

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (April 16)

Tom-Brady-AutographicsThe 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: The Michigan Wolverines, best steals, big breaks in football and a big non-sport break, too.

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Need a 2016 Panini Contenders Draft Picks football checklist? Get it here

2016-panini-contenders-draft-goffNeed a 2016 Panini Contenders Draft Picks football card checklist?

You can get it here.

What else is there on The Buzz for this brand?

>> Check out a blaster box break here

>> Check out an autograph gallery here

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

>> Click here to buy cards on BlowoutCards.com

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.

2016-panini-contenders-draft-mariotaThe box: 2016 Panini Contenders Draft Picks football cards (blaster box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com

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: Travis Benjamin, Amari Cooper, Cam Newton, DeAndre Hopkins, Drew Brees, Larry Fitzgerald, Kam Chancellor, Marcus Mariota (small box so all cards are listed)

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Many Football Hall of Fame finalists represent college powerhouses, but not all have a lot of college cards

StablerWe’re a day away from the Pro Football Hall of Fame revealing its 2016 class of inductees, and there’s been plenty said about a group that includes Brett Favre, Ken Stabler, Terrell Davis, Terrell Owens and other finalists as the hours click down to Saturday night.

And that’s when there will be even more said.

But Buzz was wondering about college ties for the big names this year and noticed something else — many of the candidates come from big schools with a number of Hall of Famers already enshrined. That got Buzz thinking about which schools have the most players in Canton — and whether this year’s class might shake things up in the record book.

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Chasing “Thunder & Lightning” not as easy as you might think in Panini America’s high-end college brands

panini-america-national-treasures-college-qc551Buzz is a collector with varying tastes — one where there’s definitely not one focus but many.

It’s a blessing and a curse.

When one favorite player isn’t playing well or is off the mental radar, the collection doesn’t suffer — the focus turns elsewhere. And then, sometimes, there are just cards that pop up because they are interesting.

Panini America‘s recently released Immaculate Collection College set and the upcoming National Treasures College edition are packed with singles on Buzz’s radar because they show something we haven’t seen before — or at least not a lot of — in the hobby. One example? A Rafael Palmeiro Mississippi State autograph like the one above that’s coming in National Treasures. It’s not that Buzz cares one bit about the Bulldogs or even Palmeiro, but the 1985 season where MSU had Will Clark and Palmeiro, aka “Thunder and Lightning,” is one that’s pretty significant in college baseball lore. And since college baseball is something we haven’t historically seen a lot of on cardboard (other than new prospects awaiting their pro colors) that makes a card like this interesting.

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First Buzz: 2016 Panini Contenders Draft Picks football cards

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What: 2016 Panini Contenders Draft Picks football cards
Arrives: March 9
Box basics: Five autographs per 24-pack box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: This year’s top college stars who have declared for the 2016 NFL Draft will have some of their first cards here with the familiar pro look of Contenders while still showcasing their school colors.

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.

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