Got $5? Blowout has a box for you as two Doorbusters dropped early

You don’t have to wait until Black Friday for the BlowoutCards Doorbusters to have a jaw-dropper.

There’s one of those dropping today — in fact, it’s available right now — as you can land a box of 2014 Topps Turkey Red football cards for less than $5. (No, really, go look. We’ll wait.)

As we’ve documented here before on The Buzz, every box of this one includes a rookie autograph — and there are some rarer autos that are tough pulls guaranteed to fetch more than $5. Atop that, there are a number of variations that are also tough pulls. Check out the link for all the past details. 

It’s not the only early Doorbuster, either.

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Win an Aaron Judge autograph as we count down to Black Friday

As the hours pass by before Black Friday — the biggest day in the hobby — we wanted to get your attention and fill you in on what to expect over at BlowoutCards.com.

It’s there where we’ll be offering up the best deals in the hobby beginning at 6 a.m. Eastern Friday morning with Doorbuster deals that will make some of you very happy — and keep some of you hunting for the next round of big deals.

We’ve been readying for this event all year — and there have been Black November sale waves all month. And it’s here on The Buzz where we’ll have contests all day long where we’ll get hit-filled Buzz Boxes into the hands of collectors.

While this forum link is the key spot to know on Friday, you’ll also need to keep your eyes on these with a follow — BlowoutCards on Facebook and BlowoutBuzz on Twitter
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Bargain Buzz: Scouting the Blowout Black Friday Doorbusters

Buzz is a collector who has to be selective — can’t collect everything but would probably want to — so that’s why a day like Black Friday is important.

It’s a time for me to try stuff I normally wouldn’t — or try something I’ve always eyed but never done simply because the price is right.

Blowout’s Black Friday Doorbusters have been revealed and there are some serious bargains to be found along with the previous waves of Black November discounts on other brands beyond these. Keep your eyes on this forum link to get the latest of what’s been unleashed on Friday — and what’s back in stock, too.

Keep reading for my picks on the deals that would get my attention first once those Friday prices kick in — and then check out the full list here to see the prices. 

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One of Ric Flair’s iconic robes leads off Goldin Auctions event next week

His shoes cost more than your house — and there’s a chance this one will, too.

A scarlet and silver robe studded with rhinestones and red sequins worn by “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair while in WWE is hitting the open market soon via Goldin Auctions.

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NBA Hoops Premium Factory Set includes Kobe Bryant autographs

NBA Hoops just got a high-end upgrade.

Panini America unveiled the 2017-18 NBA Hoops Premium Factory Set on Wednesday and it’s a $500 online-exclusive version of the set that’s rare and includes one on-card Kobe Bryant autograph inside every set.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Nov. 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: Nothing but breaks as we ready for Black Friday chaos.

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Buzz Break: 2012 Panini Absolute Football NFL 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 Panini Absolute Football (blaster)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (for hobby when available)

Packs per box: 8
Cards per pack: 10
Cards in this box: 81
Base set completion: 
77 of 100 (77 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards – Cam Newton, A.J. Green, Ben Roethlisberger, Tim Tebow, Peyton Manning, Matthew Stafford, Aaron Rodgers, Larry Fitzgerald, Matt Ryan, Adrian Peterson, Eli Manning, Tony Romo, Dez Bryant

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First Buzz: 2017 Super Break Holiday Edition

What: 2017 Super Break Holiday Edition
Arrives:
 Nov. 24
Box basics: One buyback card and two memorabilia items per box (three boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Super Break’s newest arrival drops on Black Friday with a mix of cards and memorabilia for Hall of Famers, rookies and stars from around the sports world.

Keep reading for more info.

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First Buzz: 2017 Historic Autographs Line-ups baseball

What: 2017 Historic Autographs Line-ups baseball
Arrives: Dec. 15
Box basics: One quad cut autograph per box (eight boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Historic Autographs takes the cut autograph into book territory with quads for memorable squads broken down into three types of cards.

Keep reading for more information.

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Buzz Break: 2016-17 Donruss Optic basketball cards (hanger 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 Donruss Optic NBA cards (hanger)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box:
 1
Cards per pack: 12
Base set completion: 9 of 200 (5 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Base cards – Dwyane Wade, Mario Hezonja, Myles Turner, Al-Farouq Aminu, Matthew Dellavedova, Rudy Gobert

Rookie Cards (3) – Brandon Ingram, Juica Zubac, Mindaugas Kuzminskas

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Topps creates bonus baseball cards for Black Friday weekend buyers

Topps is giving collectors a bonus for shopping on its website this weekend — and it all starts on Black Friday.

Four of the biggest names in MLB this past season get the nod on bonus cards that will be included with orders on each day beginning Friday.

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Buzz Poll: Who gets your single vote for the Hall of Fame this year?


This year’s Baseball Hall of Fame ballot has been released by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America with several new names and players who appeared on last year’s ballot but failed to get selected on 75 percent of the vote.

It’s a crop that includes Chipper Jones, Jim Thome and Johan Santana among the newcomers and Larry Walker, Fred McGriff, Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens among those left over from past ballots.

Below is the ballot that all BBWAA members will receive. The writers can vote for as many as 10 players. Those who appear on 75 percent of all ballots cast will be inducted into the Hall.

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First Buzz: 2018 Topps Series 2 baseball cards

What: 2018 Topps Series 2 baseball cards
Arrives: June 13
Box basics: One autograph or Relic per 36-pack box (12 boxes per case); One autograph and two Relics per 10-pack jumbo box (six boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: The second series of the newest edition of the Topps baseball brand — the flagship brand for the hobby — will arrive with a wave of energy and full-bleed feel that further breaks from the traditional feel for the brand that’s been around for 67 consecutive seasons.

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

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Buzz Break Battle: Vote for the best 2017 Topps WWE Series 2 blaster


This is a twist on a Buzz Break — one where Buzz breaks more than one box and you get to vote on which one you would have wanted.

The box: 2017 Topps WWE Then Now Forever (Series 2) blaster 
Where to buy:
$19.99 at retail (hit BlowoutCards.com for hobby)

Keep reading to see the boxes and cast your vote …

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Topps’ Countdown to ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ begins today with new cards every weekday until Dec. 15

Weekdays are all about The Last Jedi until Dec. 15.

That’s because Topps is previewing the new Star Wars movie with a new Countdown to The Last Jedi set with a new card arriving each Monday to Friday on Topps.com.

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

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The latest WWE Slam Crate is here and things are full of attitude in a few ways with nods to stars of the past and today all inside one box built for collectors.

While you can see past Crate breaks here, this newest crate most notably gives us the fourth new approach to wrestling toy collecting with a new WWE Slam Stars figure — and it’s arguably one of the biggest names in entertainment today.

What was inside this one? Keep reading …

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Nov. 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: Artballs coming in Transcendent, waiting too long to rip wax, Pop Century pulls and more.

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Black Friday is coming & we want you ready over at BlowoutCards.com + win this Kris Bryant autograph now

As the hours pass by before Black Friday — the biggest day in the hobby — we wanted to get your attention and fill you in on what to expect over at BlowoutCards.com.

It’s there where we’ll be offering up the best deals in the hobby beginning at 6 a.m. Eastern Friday morning with Doorbuster deals that will make some of you very happy — and keep some of you hunting for the next round of big deals.

We’ve been readying for this event all year — and there have been Black November sale waves all month, too, to give you an idea of what’s to come. And it’s here on The Buzz where we’ll have contests all day long where we’ll get hit-filled Buzz Boxes into the hands of collectors.

Keep reading to see how this Kris Bryant autograph can be yours.

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Buzz Break: 2017 Topps Holiday 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 Holiday baseball cards
Where to buy: 
Initially available at Walmart ($19.98)

Packs per box: 10
Cards per pack: 10
Cards in this box: 98
Base set completion: 
92 of 200 (46 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards – Jose Altuve, Carlos Correa, Justin Verlander, Bryce Harper, Mike Trout, Corey Seager, Manny Machado, Buster Posey, Yoenis Cespedes, Joey Votto, Yu Darvish, Nolan Arenado, Gary Sanchez, Miguel Cabrera, Stephen Strasburg, Mookie Betts

Rookie Cards (23) – Andrew Benintendi, Dansby Swanson, Bradley Zimmer, Lewis Brinson, Antonio Senzatela, Sam Travis, Hunter Renfroe, Kyle Freeland, Amir Garrett, German Marquez, Jorge Bonifacio, Jharel Cotton, Robert Gsellman, Orlando Arcia, Joe Musgrove, Sean Newcomb,   Reynaldo Lopez, David Dahl, Dinelson Lamet, Franklin Barreto, Ryon Healy, Mitch Haniger, Jeff Hoffman

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BlowoutCards.com Beach Boys sale offers good vibrations for collectors

Wouldn’t it be nice to own autographs from members of an iconic American band?

That’s a lot easier than you might think for The Beach Boys — in fact it can be guaranteed — thanks to BlowoutCards.com‘s newest Black November sale wave. It’s a prelude of sorts for what’s to come with Black Friday next week, but for fans of this band there’s no beating this one.

It’s the Pet Sounds of sales. It’s fun, fun, fun … and more.

As part of the sale, boxes and cases of Panini America’s 2013 Beach Boys card set should give you some good vibrations after you do some simple math. You typically get two autographs per 20-box case with five possible signers — Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston or David Marks. Each of them signed an equal total of 350 cards. The Wilson card you see here? It went for $270 on eBay — and it’s not alone as a strong seller.

Now, how much are those cases or boxes? (That’s not a typo.) And the original prices on these boxes was originally $72, meaning those cases were originally $1,435 a pop.

Now pick up your jaw and keep reading to learn more about what’s in this one.

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First Buzz: 2017-18 Panini Prestige basketball cards (early retail details)

What: 2017-18 Panini Prestige basketball cards
Arrives: Feb. 21
Box basics: One autograph per 12-pack jumbo box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: We’ve got early word on some of the retail inclusions to come for this newest version of Prestige, including the basics on pack formats.

Keep reading for more info.

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First Buzz: 2017-18 Topps Premier League Gold soccer cards


What: 2017-18 Topps Premier League Gold soccer cards
Arrives: Feb. 12
Box basics: Two autos per 24-pack box (eight boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Topps boasts that this one will have “a fresh new look and high-end finish” when it arrives packing autographs from Tottenham’s Dele Alli and Chelsea captain Gary Cahill among others.

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.

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Buzz Break: 2017 Cryptozoic Arrow Season 4 trading 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 Cryptozoic Arrow Season 4 trading cards
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com 

Packs per box:
 24
Cards per pack: 5
Cards in this box: 116
Base set completion: 
72 of 72 (100 percent)
Duplicates: 4

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Black November Wave 8 is here … and here are five deals to consider

If you hadn’t noticed, there are a number of boxes with discounted prices right now over on the mothership as BlowoutCards.com is in the midst its Black November sales now.

Wave 8 is here — and it’s a huge “mega wave” of more than 170 products — and many of the discounts were dramatic enough that Buzz had to sit down and ponder the possibilities in many of the boxes and cases — and here are five boxes/cases that caught this collector’s eye.

2011 Wheels Element hobby boxes (and cases)
Chase Elliott is an established young star in NASCAR these days but back when this one arrived he was one of the “Undiscovered Elements” newcomers who got the nod for their first card appearances and first autographs. Elliott, the son of Hall of Famer and former Cup champ Bill, was just 15 at the time. He signed two cards in this release — a standard limited to 225 copies and a red-ink version limited to 25. Atop this, he didn’t have any other ink until 2014 when he arrived with a hot start that included a pair of NASCAR victories before he had even graduated from high school. At that time, his autos were easy $100 bills and people paid as much as $500 for the Red. They’ve settled down now — and he’s got plenty of ink since — but these are still the first and among the most-unique cards he’ll ever have. (There’s a Rookie Card in the standard set, too.) There are plenty of other highlights here but this one’s the closest thing to awesome … at least that’s what some guy named Bill from Dawsonville said.

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First Buzz: 2018 TRISTAR Hidden Treasures Autographed Baseball

What: 2018 TRISTAR Hidden Treasures autographed baseballs
Arrives: Jan. 3
Box basics: 
One autographed baseball per box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: TRISTAR’s autographed baseball chase brand is back in January with nods to its hometown World Series champion Houston Astros as well as Diamond Tickets good for one of the biggest possible autographs in MLB history.

Keep reading for details on that one and a gallery of what’s possible in this one.

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First Buzz: 2018 Topps MLS cards

 What: 2018 Topps MLS soccer cards
Arrives: April 11
Hobby box basics: Two autos and one jumbo Relic per 24-pack box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Back for its sixth year, the flagship for Topps’ American soccer presence will arrive with nods to the 1980s but plenty of the energy and cardboard qualities that collectors expect today.

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

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Buzz Break: 2017 Playoff football cards (retail premium 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 Playoff NFL cards (retail premium box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (for hobby)

Packs per box: 10
Cards per pack: 8
Cards per box: 80
Base set completion: 48 of 200 (21 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards: Julio Jones, Ezekiel Elliott, Jared Goff, David Johnson, Matthew Stafford, Jameis Winston, Randall Cunningham, Jim Kelly, Dan Fouts, Terry Bradshaw, Dan Marino, Bo Jackson, Calvin Johnson, Gale Sayers, Len Dawson, Eddie George, Peyton Manning, Jim Brown, Ray Lewis

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Buzz Break: 2017 Topps Gallery baseball 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 Topps Gallery baseball cards (blaster box)
Where to buy:
Initially only at Walmart

Packs per box: 8 (seven standard & Artist Proof pack)
Cards per pack: 4
Cards in this box: 33
Base set completion: 
24 of 150 (16 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards – Paul Goldschmidt, Luis Severino, Carlos Correa, Kenta Maeda, Andrew McCutchen, Nolan Arenado, Gary Sanchez

Rookie Cards (8) – Aaron Judge, Cody Bellinger, Andrew Benintendi, Amir Garrett, Sean Newcomb, Dinelson Lamet, Mitch Haniger, Antonio Senzatela

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Nov. 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: Collectors react to 2018 Bowman preview, big pulls from new brands like Flawless and debating Corey Kluber’s Hall of Fame potential as we head into the weekend.

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Buzz Break: 2017 Playoff football cards (hanger 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 Playoff football cards (hanger box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (for hobby)

Packs per box: 1
Cards per pack: 60
Base set completion: 42 of 200 (21 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards: Russell Wilson, Derek Carr, Antonio Brown, Odell Beckham Jr., Carson Wentz, Tom Brady, Marshall Faulk, Fran Tarkenton, Deion Sanders, Fred Biletnikoff, Michael Irvin, Steve Largent, Troy Aikman, Jerry Rice, Brett Favre, Howie Long

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Buzz Break: 2017 Topps Gallery baseball cards (collector’s 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 Gallery baseball cards (collector’s box)
Where to buy:
Initially only at Walmart

Packs per box: 20
Cards per pack: 5
Cards in this box: 101
Base set completion: 
85 of 150 (57 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards – Mike Trout, Bryce Harper, Ichiro Suzuki, David Price, Yu Darvish, Jose Altuve, Gary Sanchez, Jacob deGrom, Kyle Schwarber, Andrew McCutchen, Kenta Maeda, Yoenis Cespedes, Francisco Lindor, Clayton Kershaw, George Springer, Adrian Beltre, Anthony Rizzo

Rookie Cards (24) – Cody Bellinger, Alex Bregman, Dansby Swanson, Yoan Moncada, Brett Phillips, Lewis Brinson, German Marquez, Dinelson Lamet, Amir Garrett, Sean Newcomb, Bradley Zimmer, Jake Thompson, Christian Arroyo, Paul DeJong, Ty Blach, Jharel Cotton, Tyler Glasnow, Jose DeLeon, Josh Bell, Magnenris Sierra, Jesse Winker, Mitch Haniger, Hunter Renroe, Alex Reyes

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Gallery: 2018 Cryptozoic Supergirl Season 1 autographs

One of the newer DC Comics icons to become a TV show is Supergirl and next year Cryptozoic will offer fans the newest take on the character via cardboard.

The company has teased its first 15 signers for 2018 Cryptozoic Supergirl Season 1 and it contains some notable names who have had main roles elsewhere in the DC world for television and film.

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