Cortez Kennedy’s Hall of Fame career included very few autographs

Cortez Kennedy was a mainstay for the Seattle Seahawks for 11 seasons, starting 153 of 167 games every year beginning in 1990.

Along the way, Kennedy signed just two certified autograph cards for a trading card company and did just one more signing after he was enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2012.

The 48-year-old died on Tuesday, according to the Orlando Police Department.

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2016 Donruss Optic football blaster 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 Donruss Optic football cards
The cost: Click here

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NFLPA Rookie Premiere cards available now via Panini Instant

The rookies’ first Rookie Cards in their NFL uniforms are here in an Instant.

That’s the case this Sunday afternoon as the first images from the NFLPA Rookie Premiere in Los Angeles have already hit cardboard via Panini America‘s real-time sports card platform, Panini Instant.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (May 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: Legendary maildays, NFL Draft scenarios, big pulls & more.

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NFLPA Rookie Premiere kicks off today in Los Angeles with NFL’s newest stars signing new cardboard

NFLPA Rookie Premiere kicks off today in Los Angeles and the first glimpses of the autographing action are in.

Your first signer of those images teased so far from Panini America is former Tennessee and future New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara.

We’ve also got our first glimpses at 2017 Panini Origins, which will have Photoshopped action images of players in NFL uniforms that will be signed during this weekend’s event. Keep reading for a look.

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NFLPA finalizes list of players at this year’s Rookie Premiere

This year’s NFLPA Rookie Premiere kicks off on Thursday with signings, photo sessions and more all planned to help you get NFL cards of the league’s newest stars in their new uniforms as soon as possible.

Besides the NFL’s exclusive card-maker, Panini America, the 40 players at the event also will work with other companies and sponsors — a roster that includes Fanatics, Fanatics Authentic, Nike, EA SPORTS, Pepsi and New Era among others — during the event that will run into the weekend.

“This is a tremendous opportunity for our players and partners to interact in an intimate setting,” said Ahmad Nassar, the president of NFL Players Inc. “For 23 years, NFLPA Rookie Premiere has been the foundation of players learning about the business and benefits of their union, as they begin their journey into the league. Putting their personalities and passions on display in front of the right brands, allows their stories to spread to a wider audience, while reinforcing what the NFLPA is about – benefitting the players.”

Most-important to collectors here? The NFLPA released the formal list of players expected to be at the event.

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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 14)

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: Derek Jeter & Topps Heritage, big pulls, Ian Happ & more.

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Buzz Break: 2017 Score 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 BlowoutBuzz@blowoutcards.com.

The box: 2017 Score football cards (blaster box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box:
 12
Cards per pack: 11
Cards in this box: 132
Base set completion: 
104 of 440 (24 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards: Carson Wentz, Richard Sherman, Le’Veon Bell, Michael Thomas, Dak Prescott

Rookie Cards (34) – Notables include Marshon Lattimore, John Ross, O.J. Howard, ArDarius Stewart, Haason Reddick, Charles Harris, Jake Butt, Jordan Leggett, Tre-Davious White

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First Buzz: 2017 Panini Gold Standard football cards


What:
2017 Panini Gold Standard football cards
Arrives: July 12
Box basics: Five autographs or memorabilia cards per seven-card box (12 boxes per case via two inners)

What’s buzz-worthy: Panini America’s lustrous line hits the gridiron with at least one rookie jersey auto per box and plenty more creations that are golden.

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (May 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: Aaron Judge’s hot start, pondering retro Topps Now cards, big pulls & even some Daisy Ridley ink.

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2016 Panini Prestige football blaster 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: 2016 Panini Prestige football cards (blaster)
The cost:
$14.99 (get hobby here)

What’s inside this box? Keep reading …

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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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Buzz Break: 2015 Score 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 BlowoutBuzz@blowoutcards.com.

The box: 2015 Score football cards (blaster box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (for hobby)

Packs per box:
 12
Cards per pack: 11
Cards in this box: 132
Base set completion: 
60 of 330 (18 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notable players found on base cards: Tom Brady, Ben Roethlisberger, Le’Veon Bell, Tony Romo, Larry Fitzgerald … probably not the strongest crop in this one.

Rookie Cards (33) – Notables include Dorial Green-Beckham, Marcus Peters, Kevin White, Landon Collins … also not the strongest crop.

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Buzz Break: 2016 Panini Football 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 BlowoutBuzz@blowoutcards.com.

2016-panini-peyton-manningThe box: 2016 Panini Football football cards (blaster box)
Where to buy:
 BlowoutCards.com (when available) 

Packs per box: 11
Cards per pack: 8
Cards in this box: 88
Base set completion: 
66 of 200 (33 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards – Odell Beckham Jr., Drew Brees, Larry Fitzgerald, Calvin Johnson, Aaron Rodgers, Tony Romo, Adrian Peterson, Todd Gurley, Cam Newton, Marcus Mariota, Matthew Stafford, Richard Sherman

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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 – Jim Brown, Russell Wilson, J.J. Watt, Ezekiel Elliott, Julio Jones, Marcus Allen, Brett Favre, Aaron Rodgers

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Need an Instant sleeper for NFL Draft cardboard? Panini’s Purple rookies set just might reign …

Panini America‘s Instant platform will be the star of the cardboard world tonight as the NFL Draft’s selections will be showcased in real time.

There will be cards — with parallels — for the first-rounders all sold separately as singles, but there’s one way to get the No. 1 pick — Myles Garrett — along with all of the draft-day surprises and maybe even some of those “name” guys that slide a bit.

How? Keep reading.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (April 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: With the NFL Draft tonight, here’s a day of nothing but football.

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First Buzz: 2017 Donruss Elite football cards

What: 2017 Donruss Elite football cards
Arrives: June 28
Box basics: Two autographs and one memorabilia card per 20-pack box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Just like last year, on-card autographs will be found in every box as a hobby staple returns for another season.

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.

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Panini acknowledges error on three National Treasures patch cards

Three legendary cards in 2016 Panini National Treasures have a mistake — and Panini America will fix them for a collector who finds one.

One is a NFL Gear Quads Laundry Tag of four legendary quarterbacks — Peyton Manning, Dan Marino, Tom Brady and John Elway. The mistake occurred during production as the card’s labeling should indicate that some of the players’ tags are from player-used and not game-worn jerseys.

“We are disappointed the error occurred, but it was truly an honest mistake with no intention of trying to mislead our customers,” reads a statement from the company. “All other parallel levels of these cards do contain game-worn material, and this mistake occurred because the laundry tag reservations from the player-worn jerseys were missed when routing the cards for approval. Obviously, this is something that we will be more diligent about in the future.”

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

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: Who would you want to sign for Americana or Pop Century? Plus big pulls and other talkers from the boards.

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 1988 Topps football cello pack (Hour 7)

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 7.

12in12-logo-smallerThe pack: 1988 Topps football cello pack 
The cost now:
$2
The cost then: 79 cents

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 1997 Action Packed NFL retail 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: 1997 Pinnacle Action Packed NFL retail (magazine vendor) box 
The cost now:
$9,99
The cost then: $89.64 in United States, $125.64 in Canada ($2.49/$3.49 per pack … it says so on the packs!)

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (April 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: Collectors react to the Aaron Hernandez news, big pulls, big Fan Cave pieces, big hobby questions and more.

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First Buzz: 2017 Leaf Autographed Football Helmets


What:
 2017 Leaf Autographed Football Helmets
Arrives: August
Box basics: One autographed full-sized replica helmet per box (four boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Leaf offers another edition of this one with every box yielding either a Hall of Famer, past legend, current NFL star or rookie.

Keep reading for more.

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First Buzz: 2017 Panini football cards (early retail details)

What: 2017 Panini football cards
Arrives: July
Box basics: One autograph or memorabilia card per 24-pack box (20 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: This newer Panini brand will be the first release to include NFL rookies in their new uniforms when it arrives for its sophomore season in July.

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

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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.

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.

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All 2016 Flawless Emmitt Smith jersey cards include PROVA tracking

Emmitt Smith‘s memorabilia cards found in boxes of 2016 Panini Flawless football cards arriving today will include an added piece of authentication and information unique to his cards thanks to a new partnership between Panini and his company, PROVA Group.

Each card will have a SmarTag that will tell the owner what jersey the piece came from as part of a database linked to a smartphone app.

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First Buzz: 2017 Panini Classics football cards


What:
 2017 Panini Classics football cards
Arrives: May 24
Box basics: One autograph and one memorabilia card per 14-pack box (20 boxes per case via two inners)
Checklist: Click here to view

What’s buzz-worthy: Classics returns with a meaty base set comprised of veterans, rookies and retirees with a new retro look.

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.

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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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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (April 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: A few collecting questions and some MLB & NFL breaks worth a look

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (April 5)

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 from baseball, football, basketball and WWE.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (April 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: Big pulls, big board drama, big comic book covers and a big question after the retirement of Tony Romo.

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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.

Keep reading for more …

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (March 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 breaks today as the weekend nears.

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