First Buzz: 2017 Panini Illusions football cards

 2017 Panini Illusions football cards
Arrives: Nov. 22
Box basics: One autographed memorabilia card, two autographs and two memorabilia cards per 10-pack box (16 boxes per case via two inners)
Checklist: Click here to view

What’s buzz-worthy: A new brand for the gridiron arrives with plenty of foilboard and color with plenty of rookies, autographs and a pairing of a present player and a past player on every base card.

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 1997 Pro Line football hobby 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: 1997 Pro Line football (hobby)
The cost: 
$19 (originally $2.79 per pack; $78.12 per box)

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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Buzz Break: 2013 Topps football cards (retail 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

2013-topps-peyton-manningThe box: 2013 Topps football cards (retail box)
Where to buy: (for hobby) 

Packs per box:
Cards per pack: 12
Cards in this box: 192
Base set completion: 
162 of 440 (37 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notable players found on base cards: Andrew Luck, Adrian Peterson, Russell Wilson, Dez Bryant, Ben Roethlisberger, Peyton Manning, Larry Fitzgerald, Cam Newton

Rookie Cards (45) – Notables include Le’Veon Bell, Desmond Trufant, Tyrann Mathieu

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Has NFL Pro Line (sort of) returned inside 2016 Panini Absolute?

s-l1600-16The feel of 1991 Pro Line is back in packs of 2016 Panini Absolute football cards — but with a modern-day twist.

This time, the NFL gear seen in players’ portraits on the cards is inside the cards as memorabilia swatches.

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