Buzz Break: 2017 Donruss Optic football cards (Mega Box)

From time to time, Buzz will break a box of something and break down 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 Optic NFL cards (Mega Box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (for hobby)

Packs per box: 10
Cards per pack: 4
Cards in this box: 40
Base set completion: 16 of 100 (16 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards: Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, Derek Carr, Philip Rivers, Russell Wilson, Julio Jones, Marshawn Lynch, J.J. Watt

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Jan. 21)

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 big pulls on this Sunday that’s all about football.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Jan. 20)

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, big fixes and pondering the NBA’s biggest wastes of talent.

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Buzz Break: 2017 Donruss Optic football cards (Mega Box)

From time to time, Buzz will break a box of something and break down 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 Optic NFL cards (Mega Box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (for hobby)

Packs per box: 10
Cards per pack: 4
Cards in this box: 40
Base set completion: 16 of 100 (16 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards: Dak Prescott, Julian Edelman, Andy Dalton, David Johnson, Le’Veon Bell

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First Buzz: 2018 Topps UFC Knockout

What: 2018 Topps UFC Knockout MMA cards
Arrives: May 9
Box basics: Four autos/auto Relics and four Relics per four-pack box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: UFC Knockout once again packs just four packs in a box, but there are still plenty of hits and a Tier One presence in this one once again.

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.

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Chloe Kim’s new Topps cards and autographs should be in big demand

When Toppsnew Winter Olympics card set arrives next Friday, it will feature one new athlete who’ll likely become a household name with her autographs in big demand once the action begins.

She’s Chloe Kim and she’s a 17-year-old already being called the “new face of American snowboarding” who is “poised to become the most-famous Korean-American female athlete in history” according to Bleacher Report writer Joon Lee.

But don’t take his word for it.

“Watching her at a young age was like watching Shaun White,” said Tommy Czeschin, a former coach with U.S. Snowboarding, in the story. “She was leaps and bounds better than anyone her age, her height, anyone she would ride with.”

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A somber mailday from Newbury Comics … an autograph from The Cranberries’ Delores O’Riordan

This collector just had a bit of a somber mailday today as a package arrived from Newbury Comics with a couple of CDs inside.

They were copies of The Cranberries‘ album Something Else, a collection of their biggest hits from the past performed with an orchestra as well as three new songs released last year.

Each of them also came with something else, something extra, something more personal — an autograph from Dolores O’Riordan, who died Monday at age 46.

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‘Jurassic Park’ gets Funko Pop! nod with toys for 25th anniversary

The paleontologist has gone Pop! and so have the other stars of Jurassic Park 25 years after its release on the big screen.

The Everett, Wash.-based company revealed a series of 10 pieces to come to toy aisles beginning next month with some chase figures and exclusives, too.

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Buzz Break: 2017 Topps The Walking Dead Evolution trading cards (Walmart-version 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 Topps The Walking Dead Evolution trading cards (Walmart-version blaster)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (for hobby)

Packs per box: 11 (10 standard, one hit pack)
Cards per pack: 6
Cards in this box: 61
Base set completion: 
34 of 100 (34 percent)
Duplicates: 0

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Instant Impressions let NBA fans get their hands on something unique

A number of NBA rookies have left their mark on some new Panini America cards in a way beyond just penmanship.

The new Panini Instant Instant Impressions cards combine an autograph with a handprint on oversized cards that have been released in waves. The second and final wave arrives on the Instant site today at 3 p.m. Eastern.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Jan. 19)

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: Box-topper storage issues, big retro pulls, graded card debates and a Bill Murray autograph for $50?

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Gwen Stefani ‘Hollaback Girl’ storyboard art hits auction block

A fun and so far inexpensive piece of pop culture history has hit the auction block via Heritage Auctions and it’s a bit bananas.

B-A-N-A-N-A-S.

It’s some artwork form Dan Fraga, an artist who also has worked in comic books and television, and they’re the storyboards for the “Hollaback Girl” video from Gwen Stefani — one of the hits from her debut solo album Love. Angel. Music. Baby. back in 2005.

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eBay Buzz: A Tom Brady 1/1 Rookie Card parallel can be yours for …

It’s not perfect, but it’s the only one that exists — and it’s on the auction block right now.

It’s the 1/1 Masterpiece Edition parallel of Tom Brady‘s 2000 Fleer Ultra Rookie Card and it’s hit eBay with a Buy it Now price that just needs to be seen to be believed.

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First Buzz: Yu-Gi-Oh! Flames of Destruction

What: Yu-Gi-Oh! Flames of Destruction
Arrives: May 4
Box basics: 24 nine-card packs per box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: According to Konami, this one “closes out the first dueling season of the Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS era with a bang” with a 100-card booster set that “will shake things up with new cards for established Deck themes, a brand-new Link Monster theme that can be played as its own deck or spliced into existing strategies.” According to the company, there will be powerful Trap Cards, a new Trap Hole that banishes monsters face down, a new “Topologic” Link Monster and more. … There will be 48 common cards, 20 Rare cards, 14 Super Rare cards 10 Ultra Rare cards and eight Secret Rare cards. … Packs carry a suggested retail price of $3.99

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First Buzz: 2018 Panini USA Baseball Stars & Stripes baseball cards

What: 2018 Panini USA Baseball Stars & Stripes baseball cards
Arrives: March 14
Box basics: Five autographs or memorabilia cards per five-pack box (20 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: USA Baseball returns to cardboard with a mix of past and present players’ autographs, memorabilia & more.

Keep reading for more as well as a full gallery of images.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Jan. 18)

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: Cards that don’t exist, Tom Brady’s hand injury, big pulls & more.

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First Buzz: 2018 Super Break Hockey Series 1

What: 2018 Super Break Hockey Series 1
Arrives: Jan. 31
Box basics: One buyback card and one memorabilia piece per box

What’s buzz-worthy: Super Break gets back on the ice with a combo product that will be redemption-free.

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Buzz Break: 2013 Press Pass Ignite NASCAR 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: 2013 Press Pass Ignite NASCAR (blaster)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (for hobby)

Packs per box: 2
Cards per pack: 5
Cards in this box: 11
Base set completion: 
8 of 70 (11 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Base cards – Carl Edwards, Regan Smith, David Reutimann, Jeff Burton, Justin Allgaier, Tony Stewart, Kyle Busch, James Buescher

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Topps releases 2018 Topps Series 1 baseball card checklist

We’re just two weeks away from the arrival of 2018 Topps Series 1 baseball cards and Topps has revealed the checklist of what will be included once the first set of the new season arrives.

We learned yesterday that will be more than 40 players getting the RC logo and nod in the set, which is set to arrive on Jan. 31, but now we know everybody else.

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What’s inside the eighth WWE Slam Crate? Find out right here …

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The latest WWE Slam Crate is here and things are getting a little more colorful with a step into today’s WWE on the toy front as we’ve left “The Attiude Era” in the past.

While you can see past Crate breaks here, this newest crate gives us the first female star to appear as a WWE Slam Stars figure — and its theme pretty much gives that surprise away.

It’s “Like a BOSS.”

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Jan. 17)

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 and big highlights lead the way today.

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Boston Celtics and NBA lose legend as Jo Jo White dies at 71

One of the NBA’s greatest teams has lost one of its greats.

Hall of Famer Jo Jo White who won two championship rings and was the NBA Finals MVP in 1976 as part of a 12-year career with the Celtics, Warriors and Kings has died after battling several health issues for years. He was 71.

“He was a champion and a gentleman; supremely talented and brilliant on the court, and endlessly gracious off of it,” the Boston Celtics said in a statement. “His contributions to the team’s championship legacy may have only been surpassed by the deep and lasting impact that he had in the community. The thoughts and sympathies of the entire Celtics organization are with the White family.”

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Buzz Break: 2012 Press Pass Legends racing 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: 2012 Press Pass Legends racing (blaster)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (for hobby when available)

Packs per box: 1
Cards per pack: 5
Cards in this box: 5
Base set completion: 
2 of 50 (4 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Base cards – Dario Franchitti, Terry Labonte

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Topps reveals who gets Rookie Card nods in 2018 Topps Series 1 packs

We’re just 15 days away from the arrival of 2018 Topps Series 1 baseball cards and Topps has revealed the players who will have their official Rookie Cards in its flagship product.

There will be more than 40 players getting the RC logo and nod in the set, which is set to arrive on Jan. 31.

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Buzz Break: 2017 Leaf Metal U.S. Army All-American Bowl football

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 Leaf Metal U.S. Army All-American Bowl football cards
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Jan. 16)

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: NFL chatter, big pulls, Chris Paul’s drama & more.

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First Buzz: 2018 Topps Premier League Platinum soccer cards

What: 2018 Topps Premier League Platinum soccer cards
Arrives: April 2
Hobby box basics: Two autographs per 12-pack box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Topps takes on the Premier League in this one, which will use the mini-box format while showcasing soccer’s international stars.

Keep reading to learn more and see a full gallery of preview images.

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Tom Brady’s 2000 Playoff Contenders Rookie Ticket autograph Rookie Card just keeps selling

It’s the iconic autographed Rookie Card of the iconic player of today — and maybe any day — and it just keeps commanding big money at auction in high-grade.

It’s the 2000 Playoff Contenders Rookie Ticket autograph of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.

And this PSA 10 copy? Well, it recently sold for $85,000 on eBay — and it’s not alone.

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Million Dollar Arm’s Rinku Singh starts WWE career today

You may be seeing Rinku Singh on cardboard once again.

Back in 2009, he was one of two pitchers signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates out of Lucknow, India, and their stories of how that happened ended up becoming a Disney movie. But today he joins professional wrestling hopefuls under contract at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Fla.

No, seriously.

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2010 Press Pass 8 Seconds Professional Bull Riders hobby 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: 2010 Press Pass 8 Seconds Professional Bull Riders trading cards (hobby)
The cost: BlowoutCards.com

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2014 BenchWarmer Eclectic 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: 2014 BenchWarmer Eclectic Collection
The cost: BlowoutCards.com

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2014 Topps U.S. Winter Olympics 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: 2014 Topps U.S. Winter Olympic & Paralympic Team and Hopefuls (blaster)
The cost: BlowoutCards.com

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2015 Leaf Holiday Bonus Pack (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 pack: 2015 Leaf Holiday Bonus Pack
The cost: BlowoutCards.com

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2008 Donruss Americana II blaster 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: 2008 Donruss Americana II blaster
The cost: BlowoutCards.com

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2017 Panini Absolute Racing blaster box (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 box: 2017 Panini Absolute Racing blaster
The cost: BlowoutCards.com

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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