Buzz Break: 2017 Panini Contenders Draft Picks football (blaster box)


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The box: 2017 Panini Contenders Draft Picks football cards (blaster box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (for hobby) 

Packs per box:
 7
Cards per pack: 6
Cards in this box: 42
Base set completion: 
26 of 100 (26 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notable players found on base cards – Jim Brown, Russell Wilson, J.J. Watt, Ezekiel Elliott, Julio Jones, Marcus Allen, Brett Favre, Aaron Rodgers

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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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Fanatics Authentic offers up some sports autographs that rock

Fanatics Authentic has a few unique autographs available now that come with no strings attached.

Nevermind, that won’t work … there are actually six.

A series of autographed guitars — items that are officially licensed musical instruments on their own — have been enhanced with autographs that offer a colorful higher-end option for a sports fan who’s big on music, too.

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Postseason Superstars: This week’s icons include Antonio Brown, Aaron Rodgers & more … and who’s next?

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Five catches, 124 years and two touchdowns.

That’s the final line for Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown in Sunday’s 30-12 victory over the Miami Dolphins in their playoff-opening game. At this point, it’s the kind of showing that we expect from one of the league’s elite who had 106 catches for 1,284 yards and 12 TDs this season.

His 2010 Rookie Cards show him fresh out of Central Michigan and can be found in more than 20 brands that season, including Absolute Memorabilia, Bowman Sterling, Certified, Classics, Crown Royale, Donruss Elite, Epix, Exquisite Collection, Limited, Gridiron Gear, Plates & Patches, Threads, Contenders, National Treasures, Prestige, Rookies & Stars, SP Authentic, SPx, Score and Sweet Spot. You can expect to pay top dollar for anything of him that’s relatively rare and his auto RCs (Exquisite, Plates & Patches, Contenders, National Treasures, SPA and SPx) will be even more volatile and in-demand. It just comes with the territory.

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Keep reading for more guys who generated some buzz on the field this week.

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First Buzz: 2017 TRISTAR Hidden Treasures Football Mini Helmets

tristar-helmetsWhat: 2017 TRISTAR Hidden Treasures Football Mini Helmets
Arrives: Feb. 1
Box basics: One autographed mini helmet per box (10 boxes per case).

What’s buzz-worthy: TRISTAR’s Hidden Treasures football brand returns to the field with some extra potential twists for collectors along with a guarantee of six Hall of Famers in every case.

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

BCW Thickness Scale_zpsuujzo29wThe 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: A supply savior, big maildays, Bowman Lucky & analyzing pitchers.

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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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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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Buzz Break: 2014 Panini Prizm football cards (super value rack 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.

The box: 2014 Panini Prizm football cards (super value rack box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com

2014-panini-prizm-carrPacks per box: 12 (each pack contains three standard Prizm packs and one three-card Red, White and Blue Prizm pack)
Cards per pack: 15
Cards in this box: 180
Base set completion: 
82 of 200 (41 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Base cards of notable players – Tom Brady, Michael Irvin, Frank Gifford, Bo Jackson, Terry Bradshaw, Fran Tarkenton, Brett Favre, Russell Wilson, Ben Roethlisberger

Rookie Cards (short-prints) pulled (36) – Austin Sefarian-Jenkins, James White, L’Damian Washington, C.J. Mosley, Ahmad Dixon, Jerick McKinnon, Kony Ealy, T.J. Jones, Carlos Hyde, Brandon Coleman, Mike Evans, Mike Davis, Khalil Mack, Louis Nix III, Justin Gilbert, Kelvin Benjamin, Cody Hoffman, Jeff Janis, Sammy Watkins, Connor Shaw, Calvin Pryor, Jalen Saunders, Matt Hazel, Devin Street, Martavis Bryant, LaMarcus Joyner, Lache Seastrunk, Michael Campanaro, Dei Archer, Dee Ford, James Wilder Jr., Derek Carr (two versions), Logan Thomas, Allen Robinson, Tevin Reese, Taylor Lewan

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Buzz Break: 2014 Panini Contenders football cards (super blaster box)

2014-Panini-Contenders-Super-Blaster-boxFrom 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.

2014-Panini-Contenders-Tom-BradyThe box: 2014 Panini Contenders football cards (super blaster box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box:
 14
Cards per pack: 8
Cards in this box: 112
Base set completion: 
88 of 100 (88 percent)
Duplicates: 13

Notable names pulled on base cards: Peyton Manning, Andrew Luck, Dez Bryant, Julio Jones, Eli Manning, Aaron Rodgers, Cam Newton, Tom Brady, Russell Wilson

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Buzz Break: 2015 Panini Contenders football cards (blaster box)

2015-panini-contenders-nfl-blasterFrom 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.

2015-contenders-newtonThe box: 2015 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: 
37 of 100 (37 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notable names pulled on base cards: Andrew Luck, Russell Wilson, Cam Newton, Ben Roethlisberger, Eli Manning, Matthew Stafford, Rob Gronkowski, J.J. Watt.

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Will Ferrell, NFL greats among those found in 2015 Topps Dynasty baseball card checklist

WillFerrell2015ToppsDynastyWhen 2015 Topps Dynasty baseball cards begin arriving in hobby shops on Wednesday, collectors who rip in might have a surprise or two inside the pricey one-card-per-pack boxes.

Dan Marino, Russell Wilson, Ichiro Suzuki, John Elway and Will Ferrell to be precise.

Sure, four of them never played in an MLB game that counted — but their appeal will carry them well in the secondary market. Dynasty is Topps’ highest-end baseball product with just one signed patch card or cut autograph per pack.

Topps released the final checklist on Monday so let’s take a peek at what’s inside.

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Russell Wilson, Doug Baldwin & A.J. McCarron among NFL’s most Buzz-worthy players in Week 14

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may be a tad overlooked with the perfect season and MVP campaign of Cam Newton under way, but the Seattle Seahawks QB has been hard to miss in the last four weeks.

On Sunday, he threw for 292 yards and five touchdowns. In the last month? Well, he’s now got 16 touchdowns and zero picks. That suddenly makes his season look a lot better with 3,289 yards and 26 TDs and seven picks. Ultimately, we all know about the prowess of his 2012 Rookie Cards but there are likely to be more casual collectors looking his way with another strong week.

Buzz would expect movement — if not in price, certainly volume — on his cheapest RCs. (Buzz would expect some action on his autos but still has a tough time calling that an autograph.)

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Keep reading for four more guys who generated some buzz on the field this week.

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Topps teases Ichiro Suzuki patch autos coming in 2015 Topps Dynasty

IchiroSuzuki2015 Topps DynastyAdd Ichiro Suzuki to the list of signers for 2015 Topps Dynasty.

Topps teased the inclusion of the Japanese icon and future Hall of Famer on Tuesday with the three 1/1 cards seen here highlighting each of the teams the 15-year MLB veteran has played for.

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Russell Wilson Texas Rangers auto Relics coming in 2015 Topps Dynasty

2015-Topps-dynasty-Russell-Wilson-Texas-RangersRussell Wilson was a fourth-round pick of the Colorado Rockies back in the 2010 MLB Draft and he spent two summers in A-ball where he hit .229 with five homers and 26 RBI and 118 strikeouts in 93 games.

Despite that, or thanks to his NFL credentials as a Super Bowl-winning quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks, in 2013 the Texas Rangers claimed him in the December Rule 5 Draft. He has not played an official game since 2011.

Now, he’ll have autographed Relics in one of Topps‘ priciest baseball card brands.

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Buzz-worthy numbers: Facts about 2015 Panini Contenders baseball, which arrives on Wednesday

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Here are some facts touting Panini America‘s latest baseball set, 2015 Panini Contenders, which arrives on Wednesday, Nov. 11, packing some prospect debuts and plenty of international, prep and college talents in their teams’ colors.

54 — There will be 54 players who are appearing on their first autographs in this one, according to the company, with Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Victor Robles among them. Guerrero is the son of the former big-leaguer and will aim to begin his MLB career in Canada as a Blue Jays signee. (His dad, of course, began as an Expo nearly 20 years ago back in 1996.) Robles is a highly touted Nationals outfielder.

2 — That’s the number of boxes in a case that will pack an autograph from either Cubs catcher Kyle Schwarber, Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager or Red Sox prospect Yoan Moncada. Schwarber will be seen in his Indiana Hoosiers gear but is already on the minds of many collectors as is Seager, who will be found as part of the product’s USA Baseball contingent. Moncada is a new international signee who has very little cardboard so far.

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Of course J.J. Watt’s upcoming Funko has a bloody nose …

jpeg-5The newest wave of Pop! Football figures arrives in December from Funko with one of the NFL’s biggest defensive stars sporting one of the littlest iconic details.

Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt comes with a bloodied and bandaged nose.

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