Buzz Break: 2016 Donruss Optic football cards (Mega Box) + win one with our Cowboys yards contest

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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: 2016 Donruss Optic football cards (Mega Box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (for hobby)

Packs per box: 10
Cards per pack: 4
Cards in this box: 40
Base set completion: 24 of 200 (12 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards: Cam Newton, Odell Beckham Jr., Rob Gronkowski, Derek Carr

Rookie Cards (10) – T.J. Green, Austin Johnson, Vonn Bell, Yannick Ngakoue, Shilique Calhoun, C.J. Prosise, Tajae Sharpe, Rashard Higgins, Myles Jack, Wendell Smallwood

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Jan. 9)

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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 football pulls, Giannis, caution on Marvel variants, Walmart MLB exclusives, Kris Bryant’s Chrome values and much more.

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Buzz Poll: Assess the 2016 NFL season with our latest questions

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The regular season is now over in the NFL and that means one thing — we now have final stats.

Ok, ok … it also means the playoffs.

But for many rookies and players who are important in the hobby and may not be playing this weekend, those final stats are one way to assess whether we should continue to sink our dollars into their cards. Two rookies of note in 2016, Dallas’ Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott, will still be playing and they lead off our first of 13 Buzz Poll questions all about the NFL this year.

Keep reading to answer the rest of our questions …

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Buzz Break: 2016 Panini Contenders football cards (blaster box)

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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.

2016-panini-contenders-odell-beckhamThe box: 2016 Panini Contenders football cards (blaster box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (for hobby)

Packs per box: 5
Cards per pack: 8
Cards in this box: 40
Base set completion: 
33 of 100 (33 percent)
Duplicates: 4

Notable names pulled on base cards: Odell Beckham Jr., Mark Ingram, Bart Starr, J.J. Watt, Andrew Luck, Todd Gurley, Drew Brees, Eli Manning, Julian Edelman

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Buzz Break: 2015 Donruss football cards (blaster box)

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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.

julio-jonesThe box: 2015 Donruss football cards (blaster box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (for hobby)

Packs per box: 7
Cards per pack: 8
Cards in this box: 56
Base set completion: 
44 of 185 (24 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards – Terrell Davis, Odell Beckham Jr., Lawrence Taylor, Eli Manning, Julio Jones, Michael Irvin, Larry Fitzgerald

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First Buzz: 2016 Leaf Autographed Football Helmets

leaf2What: 2016 Leaf Autographed Football Helmets
Arrives: October
Box basics: One autographed full-sized helmet per box (three boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Leaf offers “the return of one of the most popular and innovative packaged memorabilia items of all time” with every box yielding either a Hall of Famer, current NFL star or rookie, past stars and even “a few more surprises.”

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Buzz Break: 2016 Panini Certified football cards (hobby box)

2016pncertFBFrom 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 Certified football cards (hobby box)
2016-Panini-Certfiied-manningWhere to buy: BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box:
 10
Cards per pack: 5
Cards in this box: 50
Base set completion: 
26 of 100 (26 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notable players found on base cards – Jameis Winston, Drew Brees, Peyton Manning, Amari Cooper, Odell Beckham Jr., Eli Manning, Calvin Johnson, Matthew Stafford

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First Buzz: 2016 Leaf Autographed Football Jersey Edition

Leaf-jersey-logoWhat: 2016 Leaf Autographed Football Jersey Edition
Arrives: October
Box basics: One autographed jersey per box (eight boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Leaf brings the fabric of the game to the blind-wrapped football memorabilia niche with “an unprecedented selection of athletes including Hall of Famers, superstars of years past, today’s best players and hot rookies.”

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First Buzz: 2016 TRISTAR Hidden Treasures Gameday Greats Football Jerseys

2016-tristar-GameDay-Greats-FB-Jersey-1 What: 2016 TRISTAR Hidden Treasures Gameday Greats Football Jerseys
Arrives: June 15
Box basics: One autographed jersey per box (five boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: TRISTAR’s Hidden Treasures football brand returns with the fabric of the game — autographed jerseys of notable players that collectors can chase via an affordable blind-wrapped box.

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Buzz Break: 2016 Score football cards (blaster box)

2016scoreFBblaster.jpgFrom 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 Score football cards (blaster box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com

2016-score-Kenyan-DrakePacks per box:
 12
Cards per pack: 11
Cards in this box: 132
Base set completion: 
88 of 440 (20 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notable players found on base cards: Todd Gurley, Adrian Peterson, Julio Jones.

Rookie Cards (33) – Notables include Jared Goff, Connor Cook, Will Fuller, Kenyan Drake, Paxton Lynch, Braxton Miller.

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First Buzz: 2016 Leaf Autographed Mini-helmet Football

2016-Leaf-Autographed-Mini-Helmet-footballWhat: 2016 Leaf Autographed Mini-helmet Football
Arrives: Aug. 26
Box basics: One autographed mini-helmet per box (eight boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Leaf offers “one of the single most popular packaged memorabilia products in the marketplace” with every box yielding a Hall of Famer, current NFL star, retired star or player with potential.

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First Buzz: 2016 Certified football cards

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What:
 2016 Certified football cards
Arrives: July 27
Box basics: Four autographs or memorabilia cards per 10-pack box (24 boxes per case via two inner cases)

What’s buzz-worthy: This one will be the home of The Peyton Manning Collection, a five-card insert set that will have game-used jerseys and autographs, while every box will include one Rookie Patch Auto.

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.

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Funko readies four new toy lineups for football collectors

Funko-2016-NFL-figures-4Funko has four new lines of figures and accessories coming later this year for NFL fans and there’s one way to know that these are a bit different than their past releases.

The hair.

The company teased its third series of Pop! figures as well as Wobblers, Dorbz Minis and keychains this week — two of those are new additions to the company’s lineup.

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Need a collecting challenge? 2014 Topps Turkey Red football has some

bridgewaterWhat happens when you have a retail-only, hit-per-pack product that can be condition sensitive with a likely modest print run and sometimes-rocky collation? A super collecting challenge — and a product that is available now at an outrageous price as part of Blowout Cards’ Super Bowl 50 sale coinciding with the big game.

How outrageous? Keep reading …

2014tpturkeyredFBThe 2014 Topps Turkey Red football set presents a collecting challenge with some surprisingly expensive cards — even for rookies who may not have lived up to expectations. Need an example of how expensive? Click here. Yep, that much … even for Johnny Manziel. And one expensive card that’s unsigned? Click here.

There aren’t that many $100 cards popping out of retail packs regularly, but these two cards are not alone in Turkey Red. In fact that second sale above might be underselling the card based on scarcity. Overall, it seems autograph asking prices are healthy, too.

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Buzz Collector Profile: John Heckert, a 12-year-old Cleveland (& more) fan

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Website: None
Email:
None
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Ohio
Work away from cards: 
None
Collecting since: 
2008

Main focuses: I collect mainly baseball and football cards, but I collect a bit of basketball and hockey. Also autographs.

Favorite players/teams: My favorite player is Grady Sizemore and my favorite baseball team is the Cleveland Indians. Although he’s a free agent, I decided to start a collection of him a few months ago. For football, my favorite player is Golden Tate and my favorite team is the Detroit Lions. I also like the Browns.

Current collecting projects: I am collecting Grady Sizemore cards and I have decided to try to get the complete 1967 Philadelphia football set because I like the look of the design. My goal is to add 10 cards a year and make it a project that won’t cost a ton but take a while.

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David Johnson, Josh Norman & Danny Woodhead among NFL’s most Buzz-worthy players in Week 15

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It doesn’t take much for a running back to establish himself quickly these days — and it doesn’t take much for one to fade into obscurity, either — but one started that two-part journey with a big arrival game of sorts under the Sunday Night Football spotlight.

It’s Arizona’s David Johnson, who ran for a league-leading 187 yards and three touchdowns in a 40-17 win over the Eagles.

It was his third straight week of 92 yards or more but he’d gone scoreless in those other games, leaving him off Buzz’s radar — also probably since he’s a Cardinal, not on a team that gets much hobby attention. You can find his RCs throughout this year’s NFL lineup from Panini America and Topps. For the season, he has 517 rushing yards and seven touchdowns.

>> Click here to shop for football boxes on BlowoutCards.com.

Keep reading for four more guys who generated some buzz on the field this week.

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Board Buzz: Five must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Nov. 9)

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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.

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Of course J.J. Watt’s upcoming Funko has a bloody nose …

jpeg-5The newest wave of Pop! Football figures arrives in December from Funko with one of the NFL’s biggest defensive stars sporting one of the littlest iconic details.

Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt comes with a bloodied and bandaged nose.

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Todd Gurley, Drew Brees, Derek Carr & Odell Beckham Jr. among NFL’s Buzz-worthy players in Week 8

GurleyThe showdown between the New Orleans Saints and the New York Giants turned into an old-fashioned huck-it-chuck-it shootout that fueled more than a few fantasy teams and probably more than a few searches for football cards online.

But it was St. Louis Rams rookie running back Todd Gurley who made history Sunday with an NFL-leading 133 rushing yards and a touchdown to become the first rookie to run for more than 125 yards in his first four starts. Meanwhile, the Rams are 4-3 — and that’s a team that hasn’t finished a season with a winning record in 12 years.

The 10th overall pick in this year’s NFL Draft can be found throughout all 2015 football products and his rarer premium cards like the Certified patch auto above from Panini America have been scorchers. That one’s pushing $200 on eBay right now with plenty of time remaining. Meanwhile, there have been more than 250 sales of Gurley autographed cards to top $100 in recent times on eBay and asking prices for active auctions are even more stout.

>> Click here to shop for 2015 football boxes on BlowoutCards.com.

Keep reading for nine more players who generated some buzz on the field — and why — this week.

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