Buzz Break: 2016-17 Panini Prestige 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: 2016-17 Panini Prestige NBA (blaster box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (for hobby)

Packs per box:
 8
Cards per pack: 6
Cards in this box: 48
Base set completion: 36 of 200 (18 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notable players on base cards – Kristaps Porzingis, Dwyane Wade, Andrew Wiggins, Stephen Curry, James Harden, Kawhi Leonard, Kemba Walker, DeMar DeRozan, Damian Lillard, Jimmy Butler

Rookie Cards (10) – Tyler Ulis, Dario Saric, Ron Baker, Stephen Zimmerman, Tim Quarterman, Georges Niang, Jake Layman, Isaiah Whitehead, Thon Maker, Juan Hernangomez

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2017-18 Donruss NBA blaster box (Hour 12)

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 our finale for today.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2017-18 Donruss NBA blaster
The cost: BlowoutCards.com (for this one in a few formats)

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Dec. 5)

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: See how collectors react to some impressive pulls from Black Friday buys and elsewhere in the hobby.

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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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LeBron James’ Opening Night jersey already topping $10,000 at auction

Update: The jersey — yes, the torn one — sold for $45,000.

LeBron James‘ first game-used jersey of the year is heating up the auction block for a good cause.

It’s part of an auction from the NBA, Turner Sports and the Cleveland Cavaliers to support hurricane relief efforts via OneAmericaAppeal.org, and it’s one of nearly 60 gamers presently up for grabs via NBA Auctions.

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First Buzz: 2017-18 Panini Ascension basketball cards

What: 2017-18 Panini Ascension basketball cards
Arrives: Nov. 22
Box basics: One autograph per 12-pack box (12 boxes per case)
Checklist: Click here

What’s buzz-worthy: Panini reveals a new line that it says is “one of the most distinct and colorful sets to hit the hobby.”

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2015 Panini Contenders Draft Picks basketball blaster box (Hour 10)

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 10.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2015 Panini Contenders Draft Picks basketball (blaster)
The cost: 
$15 (click here for hobby)

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First Buzz: 2016-17 Panini Flawless basketball cards

What: 2016-17 Panini Flawless basketball cards
Arrives: Oct. 18 Nov. 3
Box basics: One encased base diamond card or parallel, one encased auto, six other autos, one memorabilia card and one auto-mem-diamond card per 10-card briefcase (two boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Flawless is back with more than one diamond in every case and plenty of what collectors have come to expect from the high-end brand — autographs and memorabilia.

Keep reading for more info and a full gallery of images released so far.

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Buzz Break: 2016-17 Panini Studio 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: 2016-17 Panini Studio NBA cards (hobby box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box:
 10
Cards per pack: 6
Cards in this box: 60
Base set completion: 49 of 300 (16 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notable players on base cards – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade, LeBron James (two types), Julius Erving, Stephen Curry, John Havlicek (two types), Joel Embiid, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Isiah Thomas, Scottie Pippen, Karl Malone, James Harden, Damian Lillard, Kevin Love, Brook Lopez

Rookie Cards (14) – Ben Simmons, Kris Dunn,  Jamal Murray, Marquese Chriss (two types, Denzel Valentine, Buddy Hield, Dragan Bender, Brandon Ingram, Taurean Prince, Patrick McCaw, Isaiah Whitehead, Juan Hernangomez, Henry Ellenson, DeAndre’ Bembry

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Forever Collectibles’ caricature line offers fun nod to bobblehead fans

If you’re in the camp that sports novelties just weren’t quirky and fun enough, then Forever Collectibles has something you might like.

They’re caricature bobbleheads.

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First Buzz: 2016-17 Panini Impeccable basketball cards


What:
2016-17 Panini Impeccable basketball cards
Arrives: Sept. 14
Box basics: Five autographs per eight-card box (three boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: This newer high-end brand arrives on the hardwood with “a wide array of autographs and memorabilia of rookies, veterans and NBA legends.”

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.

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First Buzz: 2017 Panini Contenders Draft Picks basketball cards


What:
 2017 Panini Contenders Draft Picks basketball cards
Arrives: Aug. 30
Box basics: Six autographs per six-pack box (12 boxes per case)
Where to buy: Click here for boxes & click here for cases

What’s buzz-worthy: The stars of the college game are back once again in a product that’s reconfigured to include an autograph in every pack as Panini America tips off the 2017-18 card season with this release — one that does include some NBA visuals, too.

Keep reading for more info and a full gallery of images released so far.

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting five 2016 Panini Cyber Monday promo packs (Hour 11)

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 11. (Yes, we dropped this one a little early.)

12in12-logo-smallerThe packs: Five 2016 Panini Cyber Monday promo packs
The cost: Click here

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (July 6)

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: Big pulls abound as we roll deeper into the week.

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Buzz Break: 2016-17 Panini Threads 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: 2016-17 Panini Threads NBA
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box:
 20
Cards per pack: 6
Cards in this box: 120
Base set completion: 97 of 200 (49 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notable players on base cards – Paul George, James Harden, Andre Drummond, Dirk Nowitzki, Kevin Durant, Anthony Davis, Stephen Curry, Karl-Anthony Towns, Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade, Vince Carter, Devin Booker, LaMarcus Aldridge, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Jahlil  Okafor, Kyrie Irving

Rookie Cards (29) – Notables include Ben Simmons, Kris Dunn, Marquese Chriss, Willy Hernangomez, Yogi Ferrell, Jaylen Brown, Taurean Prince, Brandon Ingram

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2015-16 Panini Prestige basketball blaster box (Hour 11)

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 11.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2015-16 Panini Prestige NBA blaster
The cost: Click here

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (June 1)

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: NBA Finals, dueling Epsteins … and two Superfractors in one box?

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Blowout introduces Fire & Ice boxes — and so far there’s plenty of fire

If you want to try a little something from everywhere in the sports world with serious high-end potential but not break the bank, then a new product line from Blowout Cards might be for you.

It’s 2017 Blowout Cards Fire & Ice — and it’s delivered very well for some collectors digging in on Thursday via BlowoutTV. The four cards above? They were all found in the first eight boxes of his high-end buyback box.

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Final buzzers for NBA All-Star Game auctions start sounding this week

All of the stars are up for grabs — and there’s a Sager Strong touch, too.

That’s the best way to sum up the All-Star 2017 New Orleans auction that ends later this week via NBA Auctions.

It’s a sale that includes game-worn jerseys worn during one half of the showcase event, players’ warm-up jackets and shooting shirts, shorts and even one autographed item that could steal the some of the spotlight away from the big stuff at a much lower price.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Dec. 28)

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The 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: Some beefy mixed breaks from MLB and the NBA as well as a first 1/1 card, some In The Game hockey and an Allen & Ginter Rip Card that really delivered.

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First Buzz: 2016 Panini Contenders Draft Picks basketball (hobby box)

16pncontdraftbkFrom 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.

s-l500The box: 2016 Panini Contenders Draft Picks basketball cards (hobby box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box:
 24
Cards per pack: 8
Cards in this box: 192
Base set completion: 66 of 96 (69 percent)
Duplicates: 0

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Panini America catches up with NBA MVP Stephen Curry for a big-time autograph-signing session

panini-america-steph-curry-signing-august-20168Panini America recently caught up with NBA MVP Stephen Curry to get all of his outstanding redemptions signed and catch up on other signing that needed to be done.

There’s not much to say here — but plenty to show.

Keep reading to see it all …

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eBay Buzz: We all know Stephen Curry Rookie Cards are hot sellers … but can they really be this hot?

Stephen-Curry-Topps-Rookie-CardEvery once in a while, a player takes over the spotlight in a sport and leading non-collectors to be so intrigued that they battle for cardboard in online auctions without the typical (restraining) mindset of what something should sell for.

There’s nothing wrong with that — if they want it and they’ll pay it, that’s what it’s worth to them  right then.

Right now, Stephen Curry is that player, and, right now, one of those cards is his 2009-10 Topps Rookie Card — one of 27 RCs that he has and one that has no frills and shows him in the simplest of forms. It’s essentially a mugshot in a T-shirt or warmup jacket as Topps was finishing its run with the NBA license at that time.

This no-thrills piece of cardboard — and its parallel counterparts — are scorchers that just might surprise collectors right now.

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Panini America prepares card set for NBA All-Star Game & plans signings

panini-america-2016-nba-all-star-game-karl-anthony-townsWith the NBA All-Star Game and its corresponding events set for this weekend in Toronto, that means Panini America will be on the scene for the event’s NBA Centre Court interactive event.

For those in attendance, that means exclusive trading cards and autograph signings.

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So, that’s a nice Steph Curry National Treasures card … but $149,999 nice?

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We should all know by now how good Stephen Curry is by his play on the basketball court.

But maybe we should look at his basketball cards, too.

The reigning league MVP and leader of the defending NBA champs has been hot on cardboard for a while now. How hot? Well, you might call it new-car hot as his high-end rare cards are often priced in small-new-car territory.

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Panini Eminence shows its power immediately on BlowoutTV

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From time to time, we’ll highlight some crazy pulls from breaks done via BlowoutTV — you know, the stuff that’s truly buzz-worthy. 

Just pulled: A 2014-15 Panini Eminence Stephen Curry championship tag auto 2/2
The box? It can be found right here.

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Board Buzz: Five must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Dec. 4)

FeelingThe BurnThe 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.

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Stephen Curry’s Contenders Rookie Ticket is among many selling well

CurryContendersStephen Curry is the reigning NBA MVP on the defending NBA champions who are 19-0 to begin the season.

What is there to say? Not much other than the NBA’s win streak record is 33 set by the 1971-72 Lakers and that his Golden State Warriors ended last season with four wins — so you do the math. We all know the NBA record for most wins in a regular season is 72 set by the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls — so you do the math. Those are the bars that are set on the court — and it sure seems like it’s all or nothing is the expectation for the Warriors right now.

Those kinds of expectations are a good thing to have — just like an autographed Curry Rookie Card these days.

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eBay Buzz: Just how much will this BGS-graded 2012-13 Flawless basketball diamond set sell for?

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One collector took the challenge of completing the 2012-13 Panini Flawless basketball set — something that can only happen a few times because every card from the super-high-end brand is limited to just 20 serial-numbered copies with a diamond embedded inside.

Now, it’s time to see just how priceless Flawless can be as the set is on the auction block.

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