Topps readies Bowman Chrome wrapper redemption set for National

This year’s big-name rookies are coming to the biggest show of them all via Topps‘ wrapper redemption program revealed on Tuesday afternoon.

Aaron Judge, Cody Bellinger, Derek Jeter, Sandy Koufax, Kris Bryant and more stars from the past and present will be found in four-card packs of 2017 Bowman Chrome National Sports Collectors Convention cards, which can be had for opening boxes of cards at the company’s booth during the show, which is set for July 26-30 in Chicago.

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First Buzz: 2017-18 Topps UEFA Champions League Match Attax

16-17-Topps-UEFA-Champions-League-Match-Attax-logoWhat: 2017-18 Topps UEFA Champions League Match Attax soccer gaming cards
Arrives: October
Box basics: Six cards per pack and 50 packs per display box (16 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Topps unleashes another edition of its international trading card game to the world of Champions League soccer with a three-pronged attack on how to play the pitch — starter boxes, display boxes and tins.

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PSA plans free custom slabbed cards & three game-used bat giveaways at this year’s NSCC

PSA has a couple of fan-friendly things to consider at this year’s National Sports Collectors Convention if you’re headed to Chicago.

If you visit the company’s booth, you can enter for a shot at winning one of three game-used bats, pose for a photo with the bat you prefer for your own baseball card, and have it placed into a PSA slab — free.

“The National Sports Collectors Convention is like the Super Bowl of the hobby, and each year we challenge ourselves to go bigger and better,” said PSA President Joe Orlando. “So, this year we’re giving away Frank Thomas, Derek Jeter and Kris Bryant signed bats, all game-used and totaling over $10,000 in value. Each bat is graded a PSA/DNA GU 10. And that’s just the beginning of what will be available at the PSA booth.”

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McGregor-Mayweather showdown could ignite new card battles, too

Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr. — it’s one of those what-if fantasy battles from the magazines of old that’s coming true.

And with a pair of upcoming card releases there will be a battle on cardboard, too.

While we get to wait for the fight on Aug. 26 — one that should be a promotional and pop culture spectacle — we’re getting the first autographs for Mayweather soon to go with McGregor’s limited and pricey cardboard already on the market.

Keep reading for a tale of the tape so far …

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (June 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: Inside a massive Walking Dead hobby box break, NFL cards that won’t fail, Iowa card show finds, Aaron Judge 1/1s and more

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Babe Ruth’s 1927 World Series ring — and more — hits auction block

“Wild Thing” is cashing in.

Babe Ruth‘s 1927 World Series ring is on the auction block and its owner, actor Charlie Sheen, is closing in on a seven-figure payday with more than three days remaining before the Lelands.com auction closes on this and one other very, very big piece of memorabilia from MLB history.

“We have sold and seen many great pieces of sports memorabilia in our nearly 50 years in the hobby,” reads the auction house listing. “But this is without a doubt the finest piece of all.”

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Buzz Break: 2017 Panini Prestige football 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 Panini Prestige NFL cards (blaster box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (for hobby)

Packs per box:
 8
Cards per pack: 8
Cards in this box: 64
Base set completion: 
55 of 300 (18 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards: Andrew Luck, Tony Romo, Ben Roethlisberger, Todd Gurley, Aaron Rodgers, Khalil Mack, Drew Brees, Von Miller, David Johnson, J.J. Watt, DeAndre Watkins, Jared Goff

Rookie Cards (8) – Deshaun Watson, Mitchell Trubisky, O.J. Howard, Reuben Foster, Alvin Kamara, Nathan Peterman, Chris Godwin, Dawuane Smoot

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Buzz Break: 2017 Donruss NASCAR 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 Donruss NASCAR cards (hobby box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box: 24
Cards per pack: 10
Cards in this box: 238
Set completion: 
111 of 189 (59 percent)
Duplicates: 96
Triplicates: 9

Notables on base cards – Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kevin Harvick, Austin Dillon, Carl Edwards, Chase Elliott, Jimmie Johnson, Kasey Kahne, Danica Patrick, Brad Keselowski & more.

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Buzz Break: 2017 Panini Revolution soccer 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 Panini Revolution soccer cards (hobby box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box: 8
Cards per pack: 5
Cards in this box: 40
Base set completion: 
28 of 200 (14 percent)
Duplicates: 0

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (June 26)

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: Cody Bellinger, Bryce Harper’s auto, best graded-card scanners, new autographs, big pulls, the National & more.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (June 25)

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: Aaron Judge, Museum Collection breaks, PGA & NBA breaks, the NHL Draft & much more.

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Buzz Break: 2017 Topps Museum Collection baseball cards

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 Topps Museum Collection baseball cards
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box: 4
Cards per pack: 5
Cards in this box: 20
Base set completion: 
10 of 100 (10 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Base cards – Bryce Harper, Don Mattingly, David Ortiz, Buster Posey, Carlos Correa, Giancarlo Stanton, Carlos Gonzalez, Jose Bautista, Freddie Freeman, Yu Darvish

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Buzz Break: 2017 Topps The Walking Dead Season 6 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: Topps The Walking Dead Season 6 trading cards (hobby box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box: 24
Cards per pack: 8
Cards in this box: 189
Base set completion: 
100 of 100 (100 percent)
Duplicates: 36
Triplicates: 3

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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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First Buzz: 2016-17 Panini Preferred basketball cards


What:
 2016-17 Panini Preferred basketball cards
Arrives: Aug. 23
Box basics:  Two autographs and two memorabilia booklets per two-pack box (eight boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: The Home of the Booklet Card includes powerful booklets, a variety of hits and the first Reggie Miller NBA autographs in more than a decade.

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

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Panini America has NBA Draft covered on cardboard … Instantly

Despite a flurry of trades on draft night, the NBA Draft cardboard is already here.

Nineteen top draft picks from the first round have cards available now via Panini Instant, the real-time card platform for the company as part of the 2017 Panini Instant NBA Draft Night set.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (June 23)

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 breaks as we head into the weekend.

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First Buzz: 2017 Topps Luminaries baseball cards

What: 2017 Topps Luminaries baseball cards
Arrives: Oct. 11
Box basics: One autograph or autographed Relic card per box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: A new high-end line features “the best the diamond has ever seen … yesterday, today and tomorrow.”

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2013 Crown Royale football retail 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: 2013 Crown Royale football (retail)
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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
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They tweeted it … now that’s a hot case of Museum Collection

Sometimes collation mistakes happen — and those who discover them benefit from the bummer.

Here’s an image from a 2017 Topps Museum Collection break tweeted by @thedimwit this afternoon. That’s 12 laundry tag patches in one sitting and they were pulled by SCI Group Breaks. The tags include Bryce Harper, Anthony Rizzo, Javier Baez, Jacoby Ellsbury, Yu Darvish, Hunter Pence, Mike Piazza, Will Myers, Carlos Gonzalez, Carlos Santana and Manny Machado. There are nearly 200 different 1/1 laundry tag cards in the product. Update: Here’s the Blowout Forums thread.

 

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First Buzz: 2017 Historic Autographs Celebrity Quads trading cards

What: 2017 Historic Autographs Celebrity Quads trading cards
Arrives: Late July
Box basics: One quad autograph  per box (eight boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Historic Autographs takes to Hollywood history with a release that will be limited to just 90 cases and feature some of the biggest names in entertainment history.

Keep reading for more information.

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2015 Donruss NFL retail preferred 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 Donruss NFL (retail preferred)
The cost: Click here

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting 10 2014 Panini Prizm Red, White & Blue football packs (Hour 9)

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 9.

12in12-logo-smallerThe lot: Ten 2014 Panini Prizm Red, White & Blue NFL packs
The cost: Click here

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2014 Topps Turkey Red football box (Hour 8)

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 8.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2014 Topps Turkey Red football 
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Hot Box: 1948 Bowman baseball find fetches more than $500,000

It shouldn’t exist — and that’s why it fetched six-figures at auction.

What you see here is a near-complete box of 1948 Bowman baseball cards — packs that originally cost just a nickel apiece back in the day when kids ate the gum and, if they cared, had a shot at Yogi Berra, Stan Musial, Warren Spahn and Bob Feller Rookie Cards.

This rarity hit the auction block not long ago and finally sold via Mile High Card Co. last week.

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting five 2016 Panini Cyber Monday packs (Hour 7)

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 7.

12in12-logo-smallerThe packs: Five 2016 Panini Cyber Monday packs
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What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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First Buzz: 2017 Panini Unparalleled football cards


What:
 2017 Panini Unparalleled football cards
Arrives: Aug. 9
Box basics: Two autographs and one memorabilia card per eight-pack box (16 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: The sophomore season for this one doubles the amount of ink per box (at the expense of memorabilia) while once again packing plenty in every pack. There will also be the first base cards (Rookie Cards) for more than 60 NFL veterans in this one.

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2015 Topps Chrome NFL Mega 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 Topps Chrome football Mega Box (retail-only release initially)
The cost: Click here

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2014 Panini Contenders NFL Super Blaster 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: 2014 Panini Contenders NFL Super Blaster
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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2016 Topps Holiday baseball cards box (Hour 4)

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 4.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2016 Topps Holiday baseball cards
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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2007 Upper Deck Sweet Spot MLB tin (Hour 3)

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 3.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2007 Upper Deck Sweet Spot baseball cards
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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2017 Honus Bonus Fantasy Baseball box (Hour 2)

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 2.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2017 Honus Bonus Fantasy Baseball
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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (June 22)

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, collecting entire print runs, the NSCC, Houdini’s Superfractors & more.

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2016-17 Panini Black Gold Collegiate basketball box (Hour 1)

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 1.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2016-17 Panini Black Gold Collegiate basketball box
The cost: Click here

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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