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.

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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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