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 – Julio Jones, Rob Gronkowski, Ezekiel Elliott, Antonio Brown, Todd Gurley, Dak Prescott, Tom Brady, Richard Sherman, Odell Beckham Jr., Dez Bryant, Cam Newton, Larry Fitzgerald, Carson Wentz, Marcus Mariota, Von Miller, Aaron Rodgers, Jameis Winston, Russell Wilson, Eli Manning

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First Buzz: 2017 Panini Contenders NFL cards (updated; retail details)

What: 2017 Panini Contenders football cards
Arrives: Dec. 20 for hobby — Nov. 29 for blaster boxes
Box basics: Five or six autographs per 24-pack box (12 boxes per case)
Order: Click here for boxes & click here for cases

What’s buzz-worthy: Contenders returns with another season of Rookie Tickets and plenty more for collectors of the long-running brand.

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2017 Donruss NFL Mega 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 all day long … this is Hour 7.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2017 Donruss NFL Mega Box
The cost: 
$19.98 (BlowoutCards.com for hobby boxes and blasters)

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Buzz Break: 2017 Donruss football cards (Mega 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 football cards (Mega Box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (for hobby)

Packs per box: 10 (three hobby, seven retail)
Cards per pack: 10 per hobby, eight per retail
Cards in this box: 86
Base set completion: 
57 of 300 (19 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards – Franco Harris, Randy Moss, A.J. Green, Phil Simms, Derrick Henry, Julio Jones, Amari Cooper, Derek Carr, Von Miller, Carson Wentz, David Johnson, Matthew Stafford, Todd Gurley

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Buzz Break: 2016 Panini Playoff football cards (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: 2016 Panini Playoff 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: 39 of 200 (20 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards: Peyton Manning Andrew Luck, Richard Sherman, Dez Bryant, Phil Simms, Odell Beckham Jr., Tony Romo, Steve Young, Khalil Mack, Matt Ryan, Adrian Peterson

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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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Buzz Break: 2016 Panini Prestige football cards (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: 2016 Panini Prestige NFL cards (hanger box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (for hobby)

Packs per box:
 1
Cards per pack: 60
Base set completion: 
45 of 200 (23 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards: Odell Beckham Jr., Von Miller, J.J. Watt, Rob Gronkowski, Julio Jones, A.J. Green, Ben Roethlisberger, Richard Sherman, Drew Brees

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Buzz Break: 2017 Donruss football cards (jersey hanger box)


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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 – Dez Bryant, Jameis Winston, Boomer Esiason, Jerry Rice, Matthew Stafford, Tony Romo, Richard Sherman, Eli Manning, Paul Hornung, Mark Ingram, Julio Jones, Derrick Henry

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2014 Topps Football Mega 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: 2014 Topps NFL Mega Box
The cost: BlowoutCards.com

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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Forever Collectibles’ caricature line offers fun nod to bobblehead fans

If you’re in the camp that sports novelties just weren’t quirky and fun enough, then Forever Collectibles has something you might like.

They’re caricature bobbleheads.

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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 – Derek Carr, Matthew Stafford, Marcus Mariota, Carson Wentz, Julio Jones, Ben Roethlisberger, Von Miller, Andrew Luck, Khalil Mack, Mark Ingram, Richard Sherman, Dak Prescott, Todd Gurley, Rob Gronkowski, Cam Newton, Odell Beckham Jr., Jameis Winston, Aaron Rodgers, Antonio Brown, Eli Manning, Russell Wilson, Tom Brady

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2015 Topps Chrome NFL Mega 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 Topps Chrome football Mega Box (retail-only release initially)
The cost: Click here

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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Buzz Break: 2017 Panini Prestige football 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: 2017 Panini Prestige NFL cards (hobby box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box:
 4
Cards per pack: 40
Cards in this box: 161
Base set completion: 
128 of 300 (18 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards: Derrick Henry, Marcus Mariota, Matthew Stafford, Dez Bryant, Antonio Brown, Le’Veon Bell, Amari Cooper, Julio Jones, Russell Wilson, Eli Manning, Matt Ryan, Derek Carr, Richard Sherman, Rob Gronkowski

Rookie Cards (41) – Notables include Christian McCaffrey, DeShone Kizer, D’onta Foreman, Patrick Mahomes II, Davis Webb, Joe Mixon, Chad Kelly, Curtis Samuel, Jake Butt, Leonard Fournette, Myles Garrett

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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.

The 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: 
34 of 100 (34 percent)
Duplicates: 3

Notable names pulled on base cards: Tom Brady (2), Richard Sherman, Dez Bryant, Eli Manning, Cam Newton, Matt Stafford, Von Miller, Eli Manning, Matt Ryan, Antonio Brown, Drew Brees

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Buzz Break: 2017 Score football cards (blaster box)


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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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Buzz Break: 2016 Panini Football 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.

2016-panini-peyton-manningThe box: 2016 Panini Football football cards (blaster box)
Where to buy:
 BlowoutCards.com (when available) 

Packs per box: 11
Cards per pack: 8
Cards in this box: 88
Base set completion: 
66 of 200 (33 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards – Odell Beckham Jr., Drew Brees, Larry Fitzgerald, Calvin Johnson, Aaron Rodgers, Tony Romo, Adrian Peterson, Todd Gurley, Cam Newton, Marcus Mariota, Matthew Stafford, Richard Sherman

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Buzz Break: 2016 Panini Absolute 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.

s-l1600The box: 2016 Panini Absolute football cards (blaster box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (for hobby)

Packs per box: 8
Cards per pack: 8
Cards in this box: 64
Base set completion: 
56 of 100 (56 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards – Marcus Mariota, J.J. Watt, Antonio Brown, A.J. Green, Julio Jones, Teddy Bridgewater, Adrian Peterson, Matthew Stafford, Richard Sherman, Todd Gurley, Tony Romo

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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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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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Who might make the cut for First Pitch in 2016 Topps Series 1?

Topps-AlbaOne of the surprises in last year’s Topps baseball card set was First Pitch, a collection of celebrities seen throwing out the ceremonial first pitch at MLB games.

It’s back for 2016 Topps Series 1 — a set that’s just 13 days away — and it’s still a secret as the checklist has not yet been revealed. (Nor has the design — so you can settle for last year’s Jessica Alba card above.)

But Buzz has done some research to perhaps discover who’ll be in this year’s set. We don’t know how many cards there might be, but they’ll be found a few times per box.

Keep reading for the possibilities.

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Carolina’s Josh Norman just might be the NFL’s best cornerback — do you have his autograph?

JoshNormanJosh Norman is a cornerback for the 7-0 Carolina Panthers and in his fourth season after being drafted 143rd overall to of Coastal Carolina back in 2012.

And if he’s anything like most other defensive players in the NFL he’s not on the minds of that many collectors.

Champ Bailey knows a bit about playing cornerback in the NFL, though, as a 12-time Pro Bowl selection and a member of the Hall of Fame’s All-2000s team. He sees big money in Norman — enough for us to wonder if he might be a football card collector.

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