Buzz Break: 2016 Panini Certified football cards (hobby box)

2016pncertFBFrom 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 Panini Certified football cards (hobby box)
2016-Panini-Certfiied-manningWhere to buy: BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box:
 10
Cards per pack: 5
Cards in this box: 50
Base set completion: 
26 of 100 (26 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notable players found on base cards – Jameis Winston, Drew Brees, Peyton Manning, Amari Cooper, Odell Beckham Jr., Eli Manning, Calvin Johnson, Matthew Stafford

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First Buzz: 2016 Panini Immaculate Collection Collegiate football cards

2016-Panini-Immaculate-Collegiate-football-elliottWhat: 2016 Panini Immaculate Collection Collegiate football cards
Arrives: Sept. 14
Box basics: Five autographs or memorabilia cards per box (15 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: The college gridiron gets its own Immaculate Collection release with the stars of the past (and recent past) with the high-end take we got a taste of with the multi-sport edition last fall.

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.

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First Buzz: 2016 Leaf Autographed Football Jersey Edition

Leaf-jersey-logoWhat: 2016 Leaf Autographed Football Jersey Edition
Arrives: October
Box basics: One autographed jersey per box (eight boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Leaf brings the fabric of the game to the blind-wrapped football memorabilia niche with “an unprecedented selection of athletes including Hall of Famers, superstars of years past, today’s best players and hot rookies.”

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Buzz Break: 2016 Donruss Elite football cards (hobby box)

16pndonrusseliteFBFrom 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 Donruss Elite football cards (hobby box)
2016-elite-barry-sandersWhere to buy: BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box:
 20
Cards per pack: 5
Cards in this box: 100
Base set completion: 
78 of 100 (78 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notable players found on base cards – Todd Gurley, Jerry Rice, Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, Emmitt Smith, Bo Jackson, Joe Montana, Cam Newton, Troy Aikman, Aaron Rodgers, Adrian Peterson, Dez Bryant, Joe Namath, J.J. Watt, Eli Manning, John Elway, Barry Sanders.

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Buzz Break: 2016 Score football cards (blaster box)

2016scoreFBblaster.jpgFrom 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 Score football cards (blaster box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com

2016-score-Kenyan-DrakePacks per box:
 12
Cards per pack: 11
Cards in this box: 132
Base set completion: 
88 of 440 (20 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notable players found on base cards: Todd Gurley, Adrian Peterson, Julio Jones.

Rookie Cards (33) – Notables include Jared Goff, Connor Cook, Will Fuller, Kenyan Drake, Paxton Lynch, Braxton Miller.

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First Buzz: 2016 Leaf Autographed Mini-helmet Football

2016-Leaf-Autographed-Mini-Helmet-footballWhat: 2016 Leaf Autographed Mini-helmet Football
Arrives: Aug. 26
Box basics: One autographed mini-helmet per box (eight boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Leaf offers “one of the single most popular packaged memorabilia products in the marketplace” with every box yielding a Hall of Famer, current NFL star, retired star or player with potential.

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Funko readies four new toy lineups for football collectors

Funko-2016-NFL-figures-4Funko has four new lines of figures and accessories coming later this year for NFL fans and there’s one way to know that these are a bit different than their past releases.

The hair.

The company teased its third series of Pop! figures as well as Wobblers, Dorbz Minis and keychains this week — two of those are new additions to the company’s lineup.

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Gallery: 2015 Panini National Treasures football cards

2015-panini-national-treasures-3This year’s National Treasures football card set is slated to arrive next week packing some of the biggest names in the history of the game.

But don’t take Buzz’s word for it … just check out the gallery of cards teased by Panini America so far this morning as it fills the boxes of 2015 Panini National Treasures by hand today down in Texas.

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Gallery: 2015 Panini Luxe football cards

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Panini America’s latest high-end football brand arrives today in the form of 2015 Panini Luxe, a premium all-hits brand that previously made its debut in basketball.

Each box includes three autos and one memorabilia card and there are just five boxes per case.

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First Buzz: 2015 Panini Flawless football cards

2015-Flawless-FB-Tom-BradyWhat: 2015 Panini Flawless football cards
Arrives: April 6
Box basics: Two gemstone, six autographs and two memorabilia cards per box (two boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Flawless returns to the gridiron for another season with more gems — rubies and sapphires now in the mix — more new signers (all on-card) and plenty of high-end collecting possibilities.

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.

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Immaculate Collection chin snap cards — what do you think?

ChinSNapSome collectors who have ripped into boxes of 2015 Panini Immaculate Collection College have found a pretty unusual type of memorabilia card — chin snaps.

Literally almost all parts of the football helmet have made their way into cardboard now — except maybe the mouthguard, inner padding and optional visor.

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So, who gets the NFL’s Offensive Rookie of the Year award?

CooperThe biggest driver on football cards these days is the Rookie Card and now that the regular season is over most of those big-name newcomers are done for the year.

So, naturally, that makes us wonder who get the Rookie of the Year nod? We’ll focus on offense since it matters the most when it comes to cards. (On defense Buzz thinks it will probably go to Kansas City’s Marcus Peters, who tied for the NFL lead with eight interceptions and two TDs.)

But on offense it’s not as easy.

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Buzz List: Five NFL players to watch in Week 14

JohnnyManzielBuzz-worthy or bust-worthy — those might be the labels thrown around this week depending on what Cleveland’s Johnny Bench Football does as starter for the Browns.

Johnny Manziel has probably been a disappointment to many considering where his cardboard ranked among his rookie peers last year but this week’s game could end up being a coming out party showing or one where the moralists and scouts say “I told you so” before they bail on his cardboard.

Love ’em or hate ’em, Manziel is one to watch against the San Francisco 49ers. Keep reading for four more …

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Buzz List: Five NFL players to watch this week

JohnnyManzielThe Pittsburgh Steelers will likely be without quarterback Ben Roethlisberger on Sunday when they take on the Cleveland Browns and that team’s likely QB is our pick for a prime player to watch on Sunday. He’s “Johnny Football,” Johnny Manziel, who completed 15 of 33 passes for 168 yards and a touchdown in a 31-10 loss on Nov. 5.

Could a decent game against an AFC rival be enough to spark interest — or at least some optimistic hype — in a guy who was an unquestioned top rookie on cardboard last year? And what about a good game? Buzz thinks that could re-ignite some serious interest.

Keep reading for four more guys to watch on Sunday.

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First Buzz: 2015 Panini National Treasures Multi-sport college cards


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What:
 2015 Panini National Treasures Multi-sport college cards
Arrives: Jan. 8, 2016
Hobby box basics: Six autograph or memorabilia cards with one being a booklet plus two base/parallel cards. Four boxes per case.

What’s buzz-worthy: National Treasures arrives for the college ranks “with something for every college fan,” according to the company. More than 500 players will appear in this hit-driven high-end brand all in their college colors. There will be a mix of players from the past and present from baseball, football, basketball and notable college coaches, too.

See a gallery and more … below.

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Todd Gurley, Drew Brees, Derek Carr & Odell Beckham Jr. among NFL’s Buzz-worthy players in Week 8

GurleyThe showdown between the New Orleans Saints and the New York Giants turned into an old-fashioned huck-it-chuck-it shootout that fueled more than a few fantasy teams and probably more than a few searches for football cards online.

But it was St. Louis Rams rookie running back Todd Gurley who made history Sunday with an NFL-leading 133 rushing yards and a touchdown to become the first rookie to run for more than 125 yards in his first four starts. Meanwhile, the Rams are 4-3 — and that’s a team that hasn’t finished a season with a winning record in 12 years.

The 10th overall pick in this year’s NFL Draft can be found throughout all 2015 football products and his rarer premium cards like the Certified patch auto above from Panini America have been scorchers. That one’s pushing $200 on eBay right now with plenty of time remaining. Meanwhile, there have been more than 250 sales of Gurley autographed cards to top $100 in recent times on eBay and asking prices for active auctions are even more stout.

>> Click here to shop for 2015 football boxes on BlowoutCards.com.

Keep reading for nine more players who generated some buzz on the field — and why — this week.

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