Buzz Break: 2017-18 Donruss basketball 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: 2017-18 Donruss basketball cards (hobby)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (a few formats)

Packs per box:
 24
Cards per pack: 10
Cards in this box: 240
Base set completion: 200 of 200 (100 percent)
Duplicates: 13

Notable players on base cards – LeBron James, Karl-Anthony Towns, Kevin Durant, Kristaps Porzingis, Russell Westbrook, Kawhi Leonard, Andrew Wiggins, Stephen Curry, Kyle Lowery, Kemba Walker, Blake Griffin, John Wall, Jimmy Butler … and everybody else.

Rookie Cards (54) – All 50 of them with dupes, including Lonzo Ball, Markelle Fultz, Frank Ntilikina, De’Aaron Fox, Zach Collins, Dennis Smith Jr., Zhou Qi, Jonathan Isaac, Wayne Selden Jr., Dwayne Bacon, Tyler Dorsey, Malik Monk, Luke Kennard, Jayson Tatum, Sindarius Thornwell. Ivan Rabb and Dillon Brooks to name a few.

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Buzz Break: 2017-18 Donruss basketball 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: 2017-18 Donruss basketball cards (blaster)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (a few formats)

Packs per box:
 11
Cards per pack: 8
Cards in this box: 88
Base set completion: 76 of 200 (38 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notable players on base cards – Karl-Anthony Towns, Kevin Durant, Kristaps Porzingis, Russell Westbrook, Kawhi Leonard, Andrew Wiggins, Stephen Curry, Kyle Lowery, Kemba Walker, Blake Griffin, John Wall, Jimmy Butler

Rookie Cards (17) – Lonzo Ball, Markelle Fultz, Frank Ntilikina, De’Aaron Fox, Zach Collins, Dennis Smith Jr., Zhou Qi, Jonathan Isaac, Wayne Selden Jr., Dwayne Bacon, Tyler Dorsey, Malik Monk, Luke Kennard, Jayson Tatum, Sindarius Thornwell. Ivan Rabb, Dillon Brooks

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Nov. 27)

The Blowout Cards Forums are where thousands of collectors converge daily to discuss, well, a little bit of everything. Here are a few threads about collecting and more that you should check out right now.

What’s Buzzing Today: Nothing but big pulls to start a new week.

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Buzz Break: 2017-18 NBA Hoops basketball 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: 2017-18 NBA Hoops basketball cards (blaster)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (several formats)

Packs per box:
 11
Cards per pack: 8
Cards in this box: 88
Base set completion: 58 of 250 (23 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notable players on base cards – Kristaps Porzingis, Dirk Nowitzki, Kevin Durant, Karl-Anthony Towns, Russell Westbrook, Kawhi Leonard, Jabari Parker, Derrick Rose, Klay Thompson, Anthony Davis, Devin Booker, Tony Parker, Gordon Hayward

Rookie Cards (14) – Markelle Fultz, Dennis Smith Jr., Derrick White, Tyler Dorsey, Ivan Rabb, Frank Mason III, Tyler Lydon, Bam Adebayo, Sterling Brown, Thomas Bryant, Og Anunoby, Luke Kennard, D.J. Wilson, Josh Jackson

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First Buzz: 2017-18 Panini Revolution basketball cards

What: 2017-18 Panini Revolution basketball cards
Arrives: Dec. 27
Box basics: At least six on-card autographs per case (16 boxes per case via two inners)

What’s buzz-worthy: Panini raises the ink volume once again with three signed cards per inner case (last year was two) while continuing with the unique and intense patterns found in this one.

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.

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Buzz Break: 2017 Panini Contenders Draft Picks basketball (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: 2017 Panini Contenders Draft Picks (blaster)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (for hobby)

Packs per box: 7
Cards per pack: 6
Cards in this box: 42
Base set completion: 
27 of 100* (27 percent)
Duplicates: 2

Notable base cards – Giannis Antetokounmpo, Anthony Davis (2), Carmelo Anthony, Magic Johnson, Scottie Pippen, Buddy Hield, Kris Dunn, LeBron James, Karl-Anthony Towns, James Harden, Damian Lillard, Dwyane Wade, Kawhi Leonard, Kristaps Porzingis, Russell Westbrook, Larry Bird

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Buzz-worthy Bargain Break: 2013 In The Game Sportkings Series F


If you hadn’t noticed, there are a number of boxes with discounted prices this weekend and for the next week or so over on the mothership and they were dramatic enough that Buzz had to sit down and ponder the possibilities in many of them.

So much so here’s another of a few “picks” to come in the next few days.

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First Buzz: 2017 TRISTAR Quest autos

What: 2017 TRISTAR Quest autographs
Arrives:
 June 7
Box basics: Five envelopes per lockbox — each with an autographed flat or memorabilia redemption inside (three lockboxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: This TRISTAR line will be limited to only 50 cases of autographed items from around the sports world and beyond.

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Shaq’s size 22 “Shaq Attaq” Pumps are big deal for Steiner Sports

shaq-shoeShaquille O’Neal took his place among the newest members of the Basketball Hall of Fame this past weekend and it’s his shoes, which are now available via Steiner Sports, that show he’s still one of the biggest.

A limited run of O’Neal’s size 22 Reebok “Shaq Attaq” Pumps are available via Steiner and the sheer novelty of a shoe that large is a big part of the selling point.

So much so, Steiner also is selling them unsigned.

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Gallery: 2015-16 Panini Select basketball cards

2015-16-Panini-Select-basketball-5A slightly more higher-end version of the Panini America Prizmatic rainbow arrives with a different name today with 2015-16 Panini Select basketball — a brand that packs all kinds of color along with a number of hits in a relatively small and affordable box.

Every 12-pack box includes three autographs or memorabilia cards with a standard card selection that’s divided into three sets and some type of Prizm insert in every pack.

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First Buzz: 2015-16 Panini Clear Vision basketball cards

15-16_Clear_Vision_Base-KobeWhat: 2015-16 Panini Clear Vision basketball cards
Arrives: May 13
Box basics: Two rookies, one insert and two parallels per box with one auto per inner case  (two eight-box inner cases per 16-box case)

What’s buzz-worthy: The acetate-driven Clear Vision comes to the basketball court as a standalone product with five four-card packs per box and every card inside being a clearly conceived creation printed on plastic.

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.

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Karl-Anthony Towns is off to a historic start in the NBA — and his autographs just might be, too

Karl-Anthony-TownsMinnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns is off to a historic start after his first five games as an NBA rookie.

On Saturday, the No. 1 overall pick scored 17 points and grabbed 13 rebounds against the Chicago Bulls, putting him in some elite company.

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