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.

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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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First Buzz: 2017 Historic Autographs Ink’d Threads signed jerseys

What: 2017 Historic Autographs Ink’d Threads
Arrives: May 3
Box basics: One autographed jersey per box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Hall of Famers from baseball, football and basketball will join some notable stars from today and some surprise non-sports inclusions in a product that includes nothing but signed jerseys.

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Blowout introduces Fire & Ice boxes — and so far there’s plenty of fire

If you want to try a little something from everywhere in the sports world with serious high-end potential but not break the bank, then a new product line from Blowout Cards might be for you.

It’s 2017 Blowout Cards Fire & Ice — and it’s delivered very well for some collectors digging in on Thursday via BlowoutTV. The four cards above? They were all found in the first eight boxes of his high-end buyback box.

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Buzz Break: 2016 Panini Classics football (blaster box)

Do you like Buzz Breaks? We recently launched 12 in 12 — a series of a dozen breaks of past wax boxes and wax packs in a dozen hours. This is a faster break in that style — but not the launching of a new 12 in 12. (We’ll perhaps have one of those next month. Click the logo below to see the previous posts in the series.)

12in12-logo-smallerThe pack: 2016 Panini Classics football (blaster box)
The cost: 
$19.99

What’s inside this box? Keep reading …

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First Buzz: 2017 Leaf Autographed Football Jersey Edition


What:
 2017 Leaf Autographed Football Jersey Edition
Arrives: July
Box basics: One autographed custom jersey per box (eight boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Leaf once again brings the fabric of the game to the blind-wrapped football memorabilia market with “the widest selection of NFL stars, hot rookies, NFL Hall of Famers, legends and more.”

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 1998 Bowman football wax pack (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 pack: 1998 Bowman football wax pack (hobby)
The cost now: 
$6
The cost then: $2.50

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First Buzz: 2017 Leaf Autographed Football Mini Helmets


What:
 2017 Leaf Autographed Football Mini Helmets
Arrives: June
Box basics: One autographed mini-helmet per box (eight boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Leaf brings a new batch of autographed mini-helmets to the masses here with some surprises in the mix, too. One of them? Polk High School’s Al Bundy aka Ed O’Neil.

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Six-figure sales happen with vintage football greats’ Rookie Cards, too

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The high-dollar auctions aren’t just for high-grade Mickey Mantle cards.

While “The Mick” has dominated the auction block in recent years — and did so again last weekend via Heritage Auctions — there were two six-figure NFL sales of note in that Heritage sale, too.

And they weren’t alone as a number of graded football cards topped the $10,000 mark.

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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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Gallery: 2016 Panini Black Gold football autographs

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It’s still more than a month away but Panini America‘s latest edition of Black Gold will pack some high-energy punch when it comes to its autographs.

And we have the gallery here to prove it.

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They Tweeted It … Joe Orlando & one big Peyton Manning card

 

 

Sometimes a big sale speaks for itself, but a PSA 10 copy of one of Peyton Manning‘s top autographed Rookie Cards might say even more.

That’s not a typo — $52,580 for a card that’s less than 20 years old. (Not bad.)

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First Buzz: 2016 Panini Plates & Patches football cards

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What: 2016 Panini Plates & Patches football cards
Arrives: Feb. 8
Box basics: One on-card autograph or rookie patch auto, one patch card and one printing plate per five-card box (12 boxes per case).

What’s buzz-worthy: Plates & Patches returns after a five-year break with a 1/1 card in every box while also carrying a lower-end suggested retail price for a brand that has every card limited to no more than 99 copies.

Keep reading for more info and a full gallery.

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Peyton Manning Super Bowl 50 card launches Panini Eternal program

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Peyton Manning SB50 Football – 2016 Panini Eternal Memorabilia Card #PE-PM1 – 1/1 – September 7 $2,499.99

First there was Panini Instant. Now there’s Panini Eternal.

Panini America has a new take on real-time cardboard and the program was officially unveiled today with the announcement that a Peyton Manning Super Bowl 50 card coming on the heels of the teams’ rematch tomorrow night.

“Just as trading cards themselves continue to evolve, so, too, do the ways in which they’re brought to market. Panini Eternal is on the cutting edge in both regards,” said Mark Warsop, Panini America CEO. “Panini Eternal is about capturing history — game-specific memorabilia from the milestone moments in sports – and sharing it directly with fans and collectors. There’s nothing else quite like it in the NFL collectibles arena and we’re excited to begin this landmark journey with a tribute to Peyton Manning, the Denver Broncos and Super Bowl 50.”

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Panini Eternal teases potential higher-end take on real-time cards

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First there was Panini Instant. Now there’s Panini Eternal.

Panini America is teasing another take on real-time cardboard via its website with a section for these cards alongside Instant.

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Trevor Siemian is Denver Broncos’ starter — with just two Rookie Cards

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It’s not been pretty on the quarterback front for the Denver Broncos in 2016 with the exit of a legend, Peyton Manning, the exit of his long-term understudy, Brock Osweiler, and the preseason messes of Mark Sanchez.

But there is a highlight with the arrival of Trevor Siemian in the starting spot in Denver.

No, really.

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First Buzz: 2016 Panini Prizm football cards (jumbos)

2016-panini-prizm-NFL-rodgersWhat: 2016 Panini Prizm football cards (jumbo box)
Arrives: Oct. 26
Box basics: Three autographs and 10 serial-numbered Prizm cards per 12-pack box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Prizm is back for a new season with a familiar look and all the new names while including Tribute sets to a pair of retired legends, Peyton Manning and Charles Woodson and “more Prizm content than ever before.”

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.

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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 Football

2016-panini-footballFrom 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 cards
Where to buy:
 BlowoutCards.com (for blasters) 

Packs per box: 24
Cards per pack: 10
Cards in this box: 240
Base set completion: 
144 of 200 (72 percent)
Duplicates: 0

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Gallery: 2016 Donruss football Fans of Game & Peyton Manning tributes

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When 2016 Donruss football cards arrive on Wednesday from Panini America, its packs will include a return of Fans of the Game — a set that has brought plenty of star power to football cards as well as other sports.

This year’s batch includes celebs as well as a pair of Peyton Manning tribute sets — and each of them can be found with autographs, too.

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Buzz Break: 2016 Panini Clear Vision football cards (hobby box)

2016pnclearvisionFBFrom 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 Clear Vision football cards (hobby box)
2016-panini-clear-vision-Terry-BradshawWhere to buy: BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box:
 6
Cards per pack: 3
Cards in this box: 18
Base set completion: 
12 of 100 (12 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Players found on base cards – Carson Palmer, Joe Flacco, Luke Kuechly, Joe Haden, Peyton Manning, J.J. Watt, Adrian Peterson, Mark Ingram, Jerry Rice, Kurt Warner, Terry Bradshaw, Joe Montana

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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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Buzz Break: 2016 Donruss Elite football cards (hobby box)

16pndonrusseliteFBFrom 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 Elite football cards (hobby box)
2016-elite-barry-sandersWhere to buy: BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box:
 20
Cards per pack: 5
Cards in this box: 100
Base set completion: 
78 of 100 (78 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notable players found on base cards – Todd Gurley, Jerry Rice, Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, Emmitt Smith, Bo Jackson, Joe Montana, Cam Newton, Troy Aikman, Aaron Rodgers, Adrian Peterson, Dez Bryant, Joe Namath, J.J. Watt, Eli Manning, John Elway, Barry Sanders.

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Gallery: 2016 Donruss Elite football cards

2016-donruss-elite-auto-gallery-a-60After a year on the bench, Panini America has revived the Elite brand with a new wave of new looks for the brand best known for its foilboard.

Since its arrival yesterday, collectors have been finding plenty of on-card ink, plenty of new looks and some EPIX-styled looks that the Elite brand hasn’t seen before on a checklist that includes stars from the past and present as well as the new crop of NFL rookies.

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Buzz Break: 2011 Topps football cards (blaster box)

AJGreenRCFrom 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: 2011 Topps football cards (blaster box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (for hobby) 

Packs per box:
 10 (plus one manufactured Relic pack)
Cards per pack: 8
Cards in this box: 81
Base set completion: 
67 of 440 (15 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notable players found on base cards: Peyton Manning, Dez Bryant, Patrick Willis

Rookie Cards (16) – Notables include A.J. Green, Blaine Gabbert, Randall Cobb, Patrick Peterson

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Gallery: 2016 Panini Classics football cards

2016-panini-classics-football-auto-gallery-11Take a simple array of variation types to enhance a 1980s-inspired design for a checklist loaded with past, present and future greats and then add in some autographs, buybacks and other surprises for a bargain price and you get 2016 Panini Classics.

The retro-inspired modern release arrived today with an autograph in every 14-pack box and a memorabilia in every other box.

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First Buzz: 2016 Donruss football cards

2016-donruss-football-Aaron-RodgersWhat: 2016 Donruss football cards
Arrives: Aug. 3
Box basics: One autograph and one memorabilia card per 24-pack box (18 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Panini’s Donruss brand hits the gridiron with aesthetic looks back to the past with today’s biggest stars, two Peyton Manning tribute sets and some extra Fans of the Game who people will know throughout the galaxy — oh, and a set that will give collectors a shot at their autographs, too.

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.

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

Penn-State-HackenbergThe 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: Nothing but breaks in today’s edition — everything from football to soccer to wrestling from the past and present.

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#DearPeyton videos look back at legendary QB’s hand-written habit

#DearPeytonFuture Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning had a habit of sorts through the years that a collector just might find interesting — and now it’s part of a viral video ad campaign and tribute to the former Vols, Colts and Broncos signal-caller.

His habit? He writes letters.

ESPN reporter Chris Mortensen takes a moment to discuss his letter from Manning as he battles cancer. Pam Frenzel recaps the moments her late son shared with the QB. Manning’s past coaches recap moments that prompted correspondence. His family members, his teammates and others also revisit their moments via Gatorade‘s series of videos.

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Gallery: 2015 Panini Flawless football cards

2015-panini-flawless-football-autograph-47The recent arrival of 2015 Panini Flawless football cards marked a new wave of high-end cards for fans to consider and a new wave of impressive possibilities for autographs and dazzling memorabilia displayed within cardboard.

Sometimes it’s simple, sometimes it’s not.

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Buzz Collector Profile: Jeff Cayce, a Tennessee Vols football superfan

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Jeff Cayce

Also known as: jcayce or jeffcayce or @CayceJeff or The Big Kat (just a nickname)
Email: jeff_cayce@hotmail.com
Website: Top 10 NeedsUltimate Want List

Location: Franklin, Tenn.
Work away from cards: Technical sales manager and father of two boys
Collecting since: 1986-1992, 2007-present

Main focus: Tennessee Vols Football (college or senior bowl uniform)

BuzzProfiles-LogoFavorite players/teams: Tennessee Vols football

Current collecting projects: Complete cataloged database of UT uniformed cards (currently at 85 percent complete minus 1/1s, 76 percent if 1/1s are included). Also love finding sample, promos, variations, schedules and oddball cards of the Vols.

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Gallery: 2015 Panini National Treasures football cards

2015-panini-national-treasures-3This year’s National Treasures football card set is slated to arrive next week packing some of the biggest names in the history of the game.

But don’t take Buzz’s word for it … just check out the gallery of cards teased by Panini America so far this morning as it fills the boxes of 2015 Panini National Treasures by hand today down in Texas.

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