First Buzz: 2016-17 Panini Noir basketball cards


What:
 2016-17 Panini Noir basketball cards
Arrives: July 12
Box basics: Seven autographs or memorabilia cards per 10-card box (four boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Noir is back on the hardcourt with more boxes per case and several ways to chase NBA rookies via their patch autographs along with other striking hits with a common theme as well as framed cards.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (May 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: Pondering game-used vs. player-worn and other hobby questions.

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2015-16 Panini Prestige NBA hanger 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: 2015-16 Panini Prestige NBA hanger
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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2013 Elite Extra Edition hanger box (Hour 6)

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 6.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2013 Elite Extra Edition baseball hanger box
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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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Roger Moore’s James Bond legacy spawned modest amount of ink

Bond, James Bond is gone.

Roger Moore who played Britain’s iconic spy in seven 007 films died Tuesday after a “short but brave battle with cancer,” according to his family. He was 89. Moore had a lengthy film career and took on the Bond role in 1973’s Live and Let Die. He continued in the spot until 1985 and was the longest-running actor of the six who have played the character.

“Being eternally known as Bond has no downside,” Moore told The Guardian. “People often call me ‘Mr Bond’ when we’re out and I don’t mind a bit. Why would I?”

And it’s because of that role that collectors have a number of certified autographs of him to chase today.

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

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 and the NSCC in today’s edition.

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Gleyber Torres autos are tougher finds than other young Yankees

Your next big-name New York Yankees rookie to arrive in The Big Apple will face big expectations — but he doesn’t have nearly as much cardboard as those who arrived before him.

Unlike the arrivals of Gary Sanchez and Aaron Judge — guys who had plenty of baseball cards and plenty of certified autographs when they hit The Show — shortstop Gleyber Torres doesn’t.

And that could bode very well for collectors who own them.

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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 21)

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: Pondering MLB investments, big pulls, impressive NBA finds and other collecting questions.

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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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First Buzz: 2017 Panini Select NASCAR cards


What:
 2017 Panini Select NASCAR cards
Arrives: July 5
Box basics:  Two autographs and three memorabilia cards per 12-pack box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Select comes to the NASCAR circuit with a colorful array of autographs, memorabilia and two insert cards in nearly every pack.

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

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First Buzz: 2016-17 Panini Grand Reserve basketball cards

What: 2016-17 Panini Grand Reserve basketball cards
Arrives: June 28
Box basics: Two autographs and one more auto/mem per three-pack box (eight boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: This new brand delivers a hit in every pack and a new look and energy for the hardwood.

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

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Fast Break NBA repacks seem to deliver well — even for this collector

If you’re a bargain hunter who’s awaiting some new NBA cards to arrive but needs something right now and on the cheap, there’s one option out on the retail front that’s delivering pretty well for some collectors.

These Fast Break NBA repacks include three hobby packs for around $12 depending on the chain and they typically include one of each of the packs shown on the box — all prime places to find some Giannis Antetokounmpo Rookie Cards and autographs. And it’s been done, according to users over on the Blowout NBA breaks section of the forum. 

Here’s one example that did OK on that front. Here’s one that did much, much better.

And here’s another. And another one. And a bulk buyer’s results.

But this is the 12-box bust that first got my attention with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar ink in the mix.

Out of sheer curiosity, this collector has bought two — at two different times and two different chains — and each has delivered an autograph. Keep reading to see the notable cards from the latest one.

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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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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (May 15)

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 from around the collecting world as we start a new week.

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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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Elite Extra Edition boxes can pay off for bargain hunters & auto chasers

To say that the baseball card landscape has changed in the last decade might be an understatement, but there’s been one prospecting brand that has delivered many of the biggest names early and often and delivered a good amount of ink, too, thanks to Hot Boxes.

It’s packed a number of surprise inclusions, a tremendous rainbow of serial-numbered parallel autos and even some pretty good bargains as many collectors have their established habits elsewhere. In recent years, it’s also given us a teaser of younger USA Baseball players, too.

This mainstay — and arguably a simultaneous sleeper — is Elite Extra Edition

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (May 12)

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 breaks, the 2015 Ginter Code is solved & more.

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Ever wonder how a half-case of blaster boxes breaks down? Let’s look at 2011 Panini Americana …

Blaster boxes are the taste-testing location — the sample platter you might say — of many products for many people who may not have a hobby shop or want to try something new without spending too much.

After a few years, some of those boxes get dirt cheap as collectors’ attentions are focused elsewhere and it’s fun to dig in with those boxes become available at a fraction of their original cost.

One such product for this collector is 2011 Panini Americana, a non-sports release that’s somewhat higher-end and hit-driven at hobby — one hit per pack, just four packs per box — while the blasters typically include a hit of some type and typically more base cards than a hobby box inside.

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

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 Hobby Genie grants you three wishes” … and more hot topics from the boards.

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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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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting three 2015-16 Panini Prizm NBA value rack packs (Hour 10)

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 10.

12in12-logo-smallerThe packs: Three 2015-16 Panini Prizm NBA value rack packs (each contains three packs plus a bonus pack)
The cost: Click here

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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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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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2014-15 Panini Court Kings retail box (Hour 8)

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 … and this is Hour 8.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2014-15 Panini Court Kings basketball retail box
The cost: Click here

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2015 Panini Americana hobby box (Hour 6)

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 6.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2015 Panini Americana trading cards (hobby box)
The cost: Click here

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2017 Panini Contenders Draft Picks football blaster box (Hour 5)

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 5.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2017 Panini Contenders Draft Picks football (blaster)
The cost:
$19.99 (get hobby here)

What’s inside this box? Keep reading …

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2013 Panini The Beach Boys hobby box (Hour 2)

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 2.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2013 Panini The Beach Boys trading cards (hobby box)
The cost: Click here

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (May 8)

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 and interesting pulls from around the collecting world.

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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 (May 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: Tracking Superfractors, showing off game-used, big breaks & more.

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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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