Buzz Break: 2017 Donruss Optic baseball 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 Donruss Optic baseball cards (blaster box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box: 6
Cards per pack: 5
Cards in this box: 30
Base set completion: 
13 of 100 (13 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards – Nolan Ryan, Buster Posey, Mookie Betts, Duke Snider, Manny Machado, Chris Sale, Francisco Lindor

Rookie Cards (3) – Dansby Swanson, Mitch Haniger, Reynaldo Lopez

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Sept. 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: Huge pulls from new releases, Craigslist lot gems & Walking Dead Bullet Relics.

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Jake LaMotta’s legacy includes iconic fights, film & cardboard

“The Raging Bull” has died.

Jake LaMotta, a member of the International Boxing Hall of Fame after a lengthy career that included an 83-19-4 record, was 95 years old. He famously fought — and defeated — Sugar Ray Robinson in 1942 and his memoir inspired Martin Scorsese’s 1980 film Raging Bull where he was played by Robert DeNiro.

Despite boxing not having a regularly occurring trading card presence, LaMotta could be found in a number of sets throughout the years.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Sept. 20)

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, big pulls and big debates in today’s edition.

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First Buzz: 2017 Panini Immaculate Collection football cards

What: 2017 Panini Immaculate Collection football cards
Arrives: Nov. 8
Box basics: Five autographs or memorabilia cards per six-card box (six boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Immaculate returns to the gridiron for another new season with on-card autographs and more full-sized memorabilia cards than ever.

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.

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Buzz Break: 2016 Donruss Optic 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: 2016 Donruss Optic football cards (blaster box)
Where to buy: Click here

Packs per box: 6 (all cards from box in gallery below)
Cards per pack: 4
Cards in this box: 24
Base set completion: 
18 of 200 (9 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Veteran base cards – J.J.Watt, Eli Manning, Tony Romo, Matt Jones, Tyrod Taylor, Alston Jeffery

Rookie Cards (12) – Hunter Henry, Keenan Reynolds, Jeff Driskel, DeMarcus Robinson, Cody Kessler, C.J. Prosise, Vernon Butler, William Jackson III, Artie Burns, Kelvin Taylor, Robert Nkemdiche, Maliek Collins

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Sept. 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: Big pulls, oldschool wax, The Walking Dead, best retail breaks ever and “is Trevor Siemian the next Tom Brady?” revisited.

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First Buzz: 2017-18 NBA Hoops & 2017-18 Donruss NBA (updated)


What:
 2017-18 NBA Hoops basketball cards
Arrives: Oct. 25
Box basics: Two autograph cards per 24-pack hobby box (20 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: The NBA season tips off on cardboard with this release and we now have full details on what will be found at retail and hobby for this release as well as Donruss.

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

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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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Buzz Break: 2017 Donruss football cards (jersey hanger 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 Donruss NFL cards (jersey hanger box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (for hobby)

Packs per box: 1
Cards per pack: 50
Base set completion: 
30 of 300 (10 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards – Walter Payton, Todd Gurley, David Johnson, Eddie George, Rob Gronkowski

 

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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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Chris Carson’s big game sparks extra interest in his few NFL autographs

It wasn’t the greatest week for NFL rookies, but another new name emerged on the collecting landscape on Sunday.

Chris Carson‘s rushing total against the 49ers — 93 yards — are fueling the fact that his only NFL autos are found in 2017 Panini Unparalleled. This particular card is limited to just 10 copies and it’s an $86 card — and that eBay sale actually was before his big game.

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Buzz Break: 2017 Panini 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 Panini Football cards (blaster box)
Where to buy:
 BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box: 11
Cards per pack: 8
Cards in this box: 88
Base set completion: 
64 of 100 (64 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards – Tom Brady, Joey Bosa, Russell Wilson, Eli Manning, Ezekiel Elliott, Derek Carr, Matthew Stafford, Amari Cooper, Aaron Rodgers, Richard Sherman, Dak Prescott, Todd Gurley, Antonio Brown, Rob Gronkowski, Jameis Winston, Marcus Mariota, Carson Wentz, Cam Newton, Odell Beckham Jr.

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

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: Showing off hockey, NHL card rumors, big baseball pulls and … clearing out a store for hot new wax.

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First Buzz: 2017 Panini Prizm NFL


What:
 2017 Panini Prizm football cards
Arrives: Oct. 25
Box basics: Three autographs per 12-pack box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Prizm returns to the gridiron with “plenty of sizzle and shine,” according to the company, with a product full of color as well as a Randy Moss tribute set.

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.

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First Buzz: 2017 Panini National Treasures NASCAR cards

What: 2017 Panini National Treasures NASCAR cards
Arrives: Nov. 15
Box basics:  Two autographed memorabilia cards, three memorabilia cards, two standard autos and one booklet card per box (four boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Panini America’s second lap around the NT track includes nothing but the hits as base cards will all include race-used memorabilia for this sophomore release.

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

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2012 Panini Cooperstown Extra Innings baseball box (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.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2012 Panini Cooperstown Extra Innings baseball cards
The cost: 
$40 (packs here when available)

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2016 Donruss Elite NFL hanger 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 today … this is Hour 8.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2016 Donruss Elite NFL (hanger)
The cost: 
$15 (click here for hobby)

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2016 Panini Prizm NFL blaster box (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 box: 2016 Panini Prizm NFL (blaster)
The cost: 
$15 (click here for hobby)

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2016 Panini Classics NFL blaster (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: 2016 Panini Classics NFL (blaster)
The cost:
$15 (Click here for hobby)

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2016 Donruss Optic NFL blaster box (Hour 4)

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 4.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2016 Donruss Optic NFL (blaster)
The cost: Click here

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2008 Donruss Threads Baseball 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: 2008 Donruss Threads Baseball
The cost: 
$79

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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First Buzz: 2016-17 Panini Flawless basketball cards

What: 2016-17 Panini Flawless basketball cards
Arrives: Oct.18
Box basics: One encased base diamond card or parallel, one encased auto, six other autos, one memorabilia card and one auto-mem-diamond card per 10-card briefcase (two boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Flawless is back with more than one diamond in every case and plenty of what collectors have come to expect from the high-end brand — autographs and memorabilia.

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

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First Buzz: 2017-18 Panini Prizm basketball cards (early retail details)

What: 2017-18 Panini Prizm basketball cards
Arrives: TBD
Box basics: Details below

What’s buzz-worthy: We’ve got early word on some of the retail inclusions to come in Panini America’s newest version of Prizm and its various pack formats away from the hobby shop.

Keep reading for more info.

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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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First Buzz: 2017 Panini Phoenix football cards


What:
 2017 Panini Phoenix football cards
Arrives: Oct. 18
Box basics: Two autographs and one memorabilia card per 12-pack box (16 boxes per case via two inners)

What’s buzz-worthy: The Phoenix rises once again for a second season for NFL collectors, guaranteeing a rookie auto jersey and plenty more in every box.

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Sept. 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: Nothing but breaks — new and old — in today’s edition.

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NFL Notables: Six rookies to watch after Week 1 … Hunt, Watt & more

There were surprises and new arrivals on the NFL rookie front — and that’s just Week 1.

Six newcomers stepped up with none perhaps more surprising the Kansas City RB Kareem Hunt, who helped the Chiefs pull off a dominating 42-27 win over the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots on Thursday night. He had 17 carries for 148 yards and a touchdown — and seven catches for 133 yards and a 75-yard score. Not bad for a third-rounder out of Toledo.

As you should already know from last week, he already appears on more than 450 different cards with nearly 300 of those being certified autos. He’s got 15 RCs so far by the standard (non-insert) definition and nearly 140 memorabilia cards and is found in most 2017 releases — just like most of our other notables from Sunday.

Who made the cut? Keep reading.

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Buzz Break: 2017 Panini Absolute 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 Panini Absolute Football cards (blaster)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (for hobby)

Packs per box: 8
Cards per pack: 8
Cards in this box: 64
Base set completion: 
55 of 100 (55 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards – Tom Brady, Julio Jones, Amari Cooper, Aaron Rodgers, A.J. Green, David Johnson, Derek Carr, Eddie Lacy, Matthew Stafford, Antonio Brown, Marcus Mariota, Jameis Winston, Dez Bryant, Ezekiel Elliott, Drew Brees, Jared Goff

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Buzz Break: 2016-17 Panini Studio basketball 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: 2016-17 Panini Studio NBA cards (hobby box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box:
 10
Cards per pack: 6
Cards in this box: 60
Base set completion: 49 of 300 (16 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notable players on base cards – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade, LeBron James (two types), Julius Erving, Stephen Curry, John Havlicek (two types), Joel Embiid, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Isiah Thomas, Scottie Pippen, Karl Malone, James Harden, Damian Lillard, Kevin Love, Brook Lopez

Rookie Cards (14) – Ben Simmons, Kris Dunn,  Jamal Murray, Marquese Chriss (two types, Denzel Valentine, Buddy Hield, Dragan Bender, Brandon Ingram, Taurean Prince, Patrick McCaw, Isaiah Whitehead, Juan Hernangomez, Henry Ellenson, DeAndre’ Bembry

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First Buzz: 2016-17 Panini Immaculate Collection NBA cards


What:
 2016-7 Panini Immaculate Collection basketball cards
Arrives: Oct. 4
Box basics:  Five autographs or memorabilia cards per six-card box (five boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Immaculate is back with “the most-diverse collection of game-worn memorabilia sets of the year” and plenty more as you can see from the card above.

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

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Kareem Hunt’s dominating debut puts spotlight on his football cards

There’s a new NFL star after Thursday night’s season-opener — and it’s not Angry Tom.

It’s Kansas City Chiefs rookie running back Kareem Hunt, who helped his team scorch the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots with a more-than-impressive debut in a 42-27 spanking of Tom Brady and his team. Hunt’s final line? Just 17 carries for 148 yards and a touchdown — and seven catches for 133 yards and a 75-yard score. Not bad for a third-rounder out of Toledo.

The good news? Hunt has a ton of cards for collectors to, well, hunt.

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Tino Sabbatelli’s first NXT ink is here — but he’s signed plenty before

The arrival of 2017 Topps WWE NXT this week marked the certified autograph debut of aspiring WWE star Tino Sabbatelli and just his third cardboard appearance, too.

But it’s far from the first time he’s sat down to sign autographs for a card company.

What? Keep reading …

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Sept. 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: Big pulls, Bryce Harper’s hair and … card-sorting robots?

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First Buzz: 2017 Donruss Certified Cuts football cards

What: 2017 Donruss Certified Cuts football cards
Arrives: Oct. 4
Box basics: Four autographs or memorabilia cards per 12-pack box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Panini takes a look back at football history while also celebrating the present and adding legendary names from American history.

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.

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