Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2015 Panini Americana hobby box (Hour 5)

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 5.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2015 Panini Americana (hobby box)
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Buzz Break: 2015 Panini Americana trading cards (hobby 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: 2015 Panini Americana (hobby box)
Where to buy: Click here

Packs per box: 10
Cards per pack: 5
Cards in this box: 52
Base set completion: 
26 of 73 (36 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards – Molly Ringwald, Sylvester Stallone, Vanilla Ice, Kevin Hart, Bradley Cooper, Lea Michele, Rev Run, Darryl McDaniels, Aly Raisman, Rose McGowan, Eliza Dusku

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2015 Panini Americana hobby box (Hour 6)

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 6.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2015 Panini Americana trading cards (hobby box)
The cost: Click here

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 1979 Topps Rocky II wax pack (Hour 6)

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 6.

12in12-logo-smallerThe pack: 1979 Topps Rocky II trading cards
The cost now: 
$1.75
The cost then: 20 cents

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Buzz Movie Trailer Vote: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (opens May 5)

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The final trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 has arrived in advance of its arrival on May 5 and it appears that there’s a potential family twist in the tale of Star-Lord.

It can’t be that obvious of a spoiler, can it?

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‘Trading Cards’ return on Friday with new wave of cardboard icons

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The Trading Cards are back — and this time they are in packs.

Long-time readers of The Buzz probably remember California-based illustrator Cuyler Smith whose Trading Cards bring the stars of the reel world (memorable sports movies) to real life using nods to memorable sports card designs from the past.

He’s back with a new show — and a new wave of cardboard — arriving on Friday.

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Buzz Break: 2015 Panini Americana trading cards (hobby 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.

eliza-dushkuThe box: 2015 Panini Americana trading cards (hobby box)
Where to buy:
Shop around online.

Packs per box: 10
Cards per pack: 5
Cards in this box: 53
Base set completion: 
33 of 73 (45 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards – Al Pacino, Shannon Elizabeth, Molly Ringwald, Sylvester Stallone, Paula Abdul, James Earl Jones, Eliza Dushku, Danica McKellar, Katrina Bowden, John C. McGinley, Vanilla Ice, Kelly Rowland, Nick Cannon

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First Buzz: 2016 Topps Rocky 40th Anniversary trading cards

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Arrives: Wednesday (Aug. 31) via Topps.com.
Set basics: 330 cards per set.

The Basics: Topps has teased a Wednesday arrival for a set examining all of the Rocky films that will apparently have inserted autographs from Sylvester Stallone. The standard cards appear to use the design from the Rocky II set previously made by Topps in 1979. Update: The set will consist of 330 cards covering six films with a price of $59.99. Autographed cards will be limited to just 10 copies apiece with four different signed cards found one in every 125 sets.

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Gallery: 2016 Topps The Mint baseball cards (will update)

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Topps’ most-expensive baseball card box ever arrives tomorrow and The Mint aims to “raise the bar for premium card collecting.”

And the first few cards to trickle onto eBay looks like there could be something to that.

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Board Buzz Gallery: Impressive and favorite non-sports autographs

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Is there one non-sports autograph you’d want to own? If you’re a fan of anything beyond the sports world, there’s probably one name that comes to mind first.

In some cases — Star Wars and Star Trek, for example — a personality may have plenty of autographs, but in others there may be just one.

Or none at all.

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First Buzz: 2016 Leaf Pop Century Signed Photograph Edition

Leaf-pop-century-photosWhat: 2016 Leaf Pop Century Signed Photograph Edition
Arrives: Late June
Box basics: One autographed 8-by-10 photo per box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Leaf’s latest buyback product for pop culture arrives with certified autographed photos from the biggest names in Hollywood as well as big names from elsewhere.

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Few top Oscar nominees can be found on certified autographs

StalloneThe Academy Awards are set for Sunday and the top films and actors will come home with Oscars, but you shouldn’t expect to be able to build a collection of the winners’ certified autograph cards.

BlanchettWhy?

Because barely any of this year’s top nominees have ever signed on for a certified (non-cut) autograph. And, in most instances, it’s been years since those few who have signed have sat down to do the honors.

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Best of 2015: The 15 trading cards that helped define a crazy year

15-HK-connormcdavidyounggunsIt’s a time of change, a time of high-end product exploration and a time of options for many collectors in what we call the sports card industry these days.

Tastes, products and prices continue to evolve as does the business environment that helps bring us our cardboard. For every super-pricey box being made, there are seemingly just as many buyers ready to rip or pick off singles for not-always-so-super prices (but super bargains).

The Buzz has only been around for part of 2015, but Buzz has been here all along as part of the world of collecting. Here are Buzz’s picks for 15 cards that helped define 2015.

2015-16 Upper Deck #201 Connor McDavid RC
The impressive prices being paid for what’s just a simple piece of cardboard with just gloss and some foil stamping shows that fundamentals never go out of style when there’s a big name involved. This time, it’s the No. 1 pick Connor McDavid, a Canadian phenom drafted by the Edmonton Oilers. This photo was selected by collectors and it even has a fun sign of 2015 — the fan showing off a photo on her phone in the background.

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Sylvester Stallone puts iconic pieces of movie memorabilia on auction block via Heritage next week

Heritage-Stallone-Rocky4trunksWhen you think of Sylvester Stallone‘s career, one character probably comes to mind first.

Rocky Balboa.

The memorabilia left over from that big-screen boxer’s multi-film career are among countless lots being sold next week as Stallone has chosen Heritage Auctions to sell pieces from throughout his career. It’s a collection of memorabilia that spans from the first Rocky films and includes Rambo, The Expendables and plenty more.

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