When can group breaks get really good? When high-end dips in price …

The days of “something for nothing” are as gone as 45-cent wax packs in today’s card world, but group breaks via outlets such as BlowoutTV can offer up some surprises.

Particularly when high-end products go lower-end in price — or at least as low as they can go — and that’s where group breaks help out a lot.

One such example? The 2016 Panini National Treasures release, which is selling at less than half of its original price — but with plenty of the big cards still in there as they were when it was packed out last year.

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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 Break: 2017 Panini Torque NASCAR 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 Torque NASCAR cards (blaster box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (for hobby)

Packs per box: 1
Cards per pack: 8 (as stated on box)
Cards in this box: 10 (as stated on pack)
Base set completion: 
6 of 100 (4 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Base cards – Chris Buescher, Daniel Hemric (RC), Joey Gase, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kyle Busch, Ryan Newman

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First Buzz: 2017 Panini Select NASCAR cards

 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: 2017 Donruss NASCAR cards


What: 2017 Donruss NASCAR cards
Arrives: Feb. 8
Box basics:  One autograph and two memorabilia cards per box (10 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Panini America’s first NASCAR release of the new year arrives soon and it arrives with a retro look and collector-friendly feel that we have seen in other sports.

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

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Jimmie Johnson’s record-tying seventh Sprint Cup title should help his under-appreciated cards


Richard Petty, Dale Earnhardt and Jimmie Johnson.

Those are the three most-successful drivers in NASCAR history when it comes to season championships and Johnson joined the other legends on Sunday when he won his seventh Sprint Cup at age 41.

Simply put, he’s easily the best driver of the here and now — and his cardboard is among the most-overlooked when it comes to value vs. performance. There are others who have done far less who sell just as well or better.

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