First Buzz: 2016 Panini Playbook football cards (hobby box)


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The box: 2016 Panini Playbook football cards (hobby box)
Where to buy:

Packs per box: 1
Cards per pack: 3
Cards in this box: 3
Base set completion: 
0 of 140 (0 percent)
Duplicates: 0

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Barry Bonds adds autographed memorabilia to his official website — and much of it sells out instantly

BBUNSMUIHAWG0001_02_1024x1024Maybe the MLB Home Run King doesn’t know his market all these years later.

Barry Bonds offered a number of team-issued memorabilia pieces on his website on Tuesday afternoon — a number of travel bags and a couple of warm-ups and a jersey — and nearly all of the autographed items were gone in minutes.


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Sunday Six: Memorable (and cheap) cards from 1992 Pro Line Portraits


There are many sports cards sets out there from the past that aren’t valuable in the financial way at all but they can carry some intrinsic quality that should just resonate with some collectors anyway.

Maybe it’s just because Buzz ripped these packs in the past — or maybe because they are just so much more different than anything made in the years since — but one set that feels that way for me is 1992 Pro Line Portraits. It’s a football card set that’s simple — portraits on the front — and oddly non-statistical with thoughts from the person on the back. Most are football players, but some are players’ wives and others are celebrities who have a fondness for the game. One of those people, for example, is Muhammad Ali and you can see his Team NFL insert card (No. 1 in the set) above. The biggest draw of these back then? There was an autographed card guaranteed in every box.

For a simple Sunday item — call it a Sunday Six — here’s a look at six fun cards from the product.

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Chip Kelly has a new job — will it add to demand for his Rookie Cards?

ChipKellyChip Kelly is your new coach of the San Francisco 49ers after two tumultuous seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles but none of that — the good or the bad — probably matters when it comes to his Rookie Cards from 2015 Panini Contenders.

Why? Because they’re already selling.

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No autograph isn’t stopping demand for Jarryd Hayne’s 2015 Panini Contenders cards

jarryd-hayne-no-autograph-contendersIf you’re a regular Buzz reader, then you know all about the popularlity of San Francisco 49ers practice squad member Jarryd Hayne. He’s a former rugby player from Australia whose limited NFL time this season sparked some interest in his Rookie Cards.

With the arrival of 2015 Panini Contenders this week, there was a new twist — the company couldn’t land an autograph deal for his Rookie Tickets. However, that didn’t stop demand for his cardboard after Panini America decided to release the cards without ink but a stamp — in short-printed fashion.

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Buzz Poll: Are Pro Football Hall of Fame mini busts cool or creepy?

NamathAmong the items in the Pro Football Hall of Fame‘s online gift shop are a series of five mini busts that Buzz couldn’t help but be drawn to.

Why? Buzz can’t figure out whether they are cool or creepy.

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Former rugby star Jarryd Hayne a hit on Panini America’s NFL cardboard

HayneThe story of Jarryd Hayne is a unique one that reached a peak back in September when he made the roster of the San Francisco 49ers.

Why? His previous sports experience was as a player in Australia’s National Rugby League.

But now there’s another peak for the running back — he has NFL cards that have recently arrived and his newest ones are to be found in 2015 Panini Crown Royale, which hits stores next week. Those that are available have been peaking pretty well as his career waits to see what’s next.

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