Buzz Break: 2017 Donruss Optic NFL cards (Special Edition 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 Donruss Optic NFL (Special Edition blaster)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (once available)

Packs per box: 6
Cards per pack: 4
Cards in this box: 24
Base set completion: 
11 of 100 (11 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Base cards (all) – Richard Sherman, Brandon Marshall, Lamar Miller, Rob Gronkowski, Dez Bryant, Randall Cobb, Tavon Austin, Ben Roethlisberger, Marshawn Lynch, Jordan Matthews, Allen Hurns

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Britain’s Royal Family gets Funko treatment in Pop! Royals debut

The Royal Family is coming to the toy aisle as Funko Pop! toys.

The Everett, Wash.-based company revealed its plans for Great Britain’s elite — a heavily collected group — to be found as toys beginning in February.

There are seven toys in this first wave called Pop! Royals and they arrive in advance of the latest royal wedding in May.

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Could Jaydon Mickens’ big game — and a Jaguars playoff run — spark demand for his few cards?

The Jacksonville Jaguars clinched their first playoff berth in a decade on Sunday with a 45-7 spanking of the Houston Texans and there was a pair of wide receivers helping lead the way.

While we know this team is one where a bruising defense is perhaps making the biggest waves on the field in “Sacksonville,” but there is a collecting key on these two rookie WRs.

One, Keelan Cole, doesn’t even have cardboard — so there should be interest when he does (Panini Instant?) — and the other, Jaydon Mickens, has very little that’s been largely overlooked meaning there could be some serious movement going forward if Sunday’s game is a potential indicator of more to come.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Dec. 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: Nothing but NFL and MLB breaks to start the week.

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Buzz Break: 2017 Topps WWE Undisputed wrestling cards


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 Topps WWE Undisputed
Where to buy:
 BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box: 10
Cards per pack: 5
Cards in this box: 50
Base set completion: 
25 of 70 (36 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notable names pulled on base cards – Bret “Hit Man” Hart, Undertaker, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, Bobby Roode, Kane, Mick Foley, A.J. Styles, Dean Ambrose, John Cena, Big E, “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, Kevin Owens

Rookie Cards (3) – Finn Balor, Rich Swann, James Ellsworth

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Buzz Break: 2015 Topps Chrome football cards (Relic blaster 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: 2015 Topps Chrome NFL (Relic blaster box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (for hobby)

Packs per box: 8 (seven standard, one Relic)
Cards per pack: 4
Cards in this box: 29
Base set completion: 
18 of 200 (9 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards: Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees, Tony Romo, Teddy Bridgewater, Jason Witten, Philip Rivers, Colin Kaepernick, Jimmy Graham

Rookie Cards (7) – Brett Hundley, Leonard Williams, Josh Harper, Tyler Lockett, Duke Johsnon, Matt Jones, Jalen Collins

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First Buzz: 2017-18 Donruss Optic NBA (early retail details)

What: 2017-18 Donruss Optic basketball cards
Arrives: March 13
Box basics: Varies by format … see below

What’s buzz-worthy: We’ve got early word on some of the retail inclusions to come in this second edition of Panini America’s Optichromed version of its Donruss basketball set. Just like last year, there will be exclusives found only in certain pack types for both inserts, parallels and autographed cards.

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First Buzz: 2017 Leaf All-American Football Vault football cards

What: 2017 Leaf All-American Football Vault football cards
Arrives: February
Box basics: A past box and a 2017 Leaf Metal All-American Bonus Box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Leaf revisits the U.S. Army All-American Bowl with a limited-edition release that revisits past years of the prep all-star event via full boxes of those past products combined with newer bonus cards. Among those? A number of new Christian McCaffrey patch autographs.

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Buzz Break: 2017 Donruss Optic NFL cards (Special Edition 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 Donruss Optic NFL (Special Edition blaster)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (once available)

Packs per box: 6
Cards per pack: 4
Cards in this box: 24
Base set completion: 
11 of 100 (11 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Base cards (all) – Lamar Miller, Rob Gronkowski, Dez Bryant, Randall Cobb, Tavon Austin, Ben Roethlisberger, Carlos Hyde, Sam Bradford, Marshawn Lynch, Jordan Matthews, Allen Hurns

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Buzz Break: 2017 Panini Contenders football cards (blaster 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 Panini Contenders NFL (blaster box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (all formats)

Packs per box: 5
Cards per pack: 8
Cards in this box: 40
Base set completion: 
34 of 100 (34 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notable names pulled on base cards: Marshawn Lynch, Odell Beckham Jr., Rob Gronkowski, Larry Fitzgerald, Russell Wilson, Blake Bortles, Cam Newton, Adrian Peterson, Andrew Luck

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Buzz Break: 2017-18 Panini Prizm basketball 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: 2017-18 Panini Prizm basketball cards (blaster box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (for all formats)

Packs per box: 6
Cards per pack: 4
Cards in this box: 24
Base set completion: 
16 of 300 (5 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards – Dwyane Wade, Brandon Ingram, Avery Bradley, Al Horford, Elfrid Payton

Rookie Cards (4) — Harry Giles, Ivan Rabb, Justin Patton, Derrick White

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First Buzz: 2017 Panini Select football cards

What: 2017 Panini Select football cards
Arrives: Feb. 21
Box basics: Two autographs and one memorabilia card per 12-pack box (12 boxes per case).

What’s buzz-worthy: Once again, the colorful rainbow and prime memorabilia cards that Select is known for return to the gridiron with more than one insert card per pack — and the first cards of 2018 NFL Draft hopefuls, too.

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It’s here … check out 2017 Topps Transcendent on BlowoutTV

This year’s edition of Topps Transcendent Collection baseball cards is here with 53 autographs — and plenty more — per hand-crafted wooden box. (Click here to view the checklist.)

Topps calls this one “the pinnacle of high-end collecting” and BlowoutTV will be busting its first box in minutes. We’ll be adding images from that break and others all day at this link right here — click it to check out everything so far.

So, how much is a briefcase? Click here to see the price.

Update: Now that the break is over, the images have been added to the previous gallery as well as the gallery here … check ’em out below. A number of early eBay images also has been added.

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Shohei Ohtani’s first MLB baseball card arrives via Topps Now

Update (Dec. 18): This card sold a Topps Now record of 17,323 copies.

The biggest signing of the MLB off-season so far is here on baseball cards.

The ink has dried on Shohei Ohtani‘s contract from Sunday but his marketing deal must be a tad fresher as his first baseball cards showing him in an Angels uniform are here.

That’s thanks to Topps Now.  

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Buzz Break: 2017 Panini Prizm 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 Prizm football cards (blaster box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (for all formats)

Packs per box: 6
Cards per pack: 4
Cards in this box: 24
Base set completion: 
16 of 200 (8 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards – Julio Jones, Jared Goff, Adam Vinatieri, Davante Adams

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Buzz Break: 2017 Donruss football cards (Mega 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 football cards (Mega Box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (for hobby)

Packs per box: 10 (three hobby, seven retail)
Cards per pack: 10 per hobby, eight per retail
Cards in this box: 86
Base set completion: 
55 of 300 (18 percent)
Duplicates: 2

Notables on base cards – Larry Fitzgerald, Calvin Johnson, Todd Gurley, Antonio Brown, Dez Bryant, Joe Theismann, Eli Manning, Paul Hornung, Matt Ryan, Phil Simms

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Buzz Break: 2015 Upper Deck Marvel Ant-Man trading 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: 2015 Upper Deck Marvel Ant-Man cards (hobby)
Where to buy:
Poke around online

Packs per box:
 20
Cards per pack: 5
Cards in this box: 95
Base set completion: 
74 of 90 (82 percent)
Duplicates: 0

 

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Dec. 14)

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: Awaiting Transcendent and at least two insane 1/1 finds in wax lead off today’s edition.

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Buzz Break: 2014 Panini Country Music 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: 2014 Panini Country Music cards (hobby box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box:
 4
Cards per pack: 8
Cards in this box: 32
Base set completion: 
20 of 100 (20 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Base cards of notables – Sara Evans, Florida Georgia Line, Ronnie Milsap, Jana Kramer, Randy Owen

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NBA coaches get cardboard nods in new 2017-18 Panini Prizm set

Collectors tearing into packs of Panini America‘s popular recent NBA arrival — 2017-18 Panini Prizm — might find something a little different.

Coaches cards … and that’s not all as there are even some rarer coach autographs to be found.

These iconic leaders, some former players and some future Hall of Famers, aren’t typically found on cardboard — at least in most sets — but they’re found here.

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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: 
35 of 100 (35 percent)
Duplicates: 0

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Dec. 13)

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 from around the collecting world.

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First Buzz: 2017 Panini Encased football cards

What: 2017 Panini Encased football cards
Arrives: Feb. 14
Box basics: One graded on-card autograph, one standard autograph and two memorabilia cards per five-card box (eight boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Encased returns for a sophomore season with the same striking look it had as a rookie and a new class of new stars — as well as all-time greats.

Keep reading for more info and a full gallery.

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Star Wars has made its mark in sports merchandising (gallery)

We all know that Friday is a big day in the film world with the arrival of the next Star Wars film, The Last Jedi.

It’s a behemoth we’ve seen teased on TV and online for months — and even longer in the toy aisles — and now that we’re days away from its release there’s even more to potentially be seen and heard about the latest chapter in the legendary franchise. But, like spoilers, I’ve tried my best to avoid most of it — all of the merchandising and marketing that can include everything from food to car commercials and then all that stuff in the toy aisle.

So, maybe it’s just my situation — it’s a black hole of sorts I don’t want sucked into because there’s just too much I’d potentially want but ultimately don’t really need — but when I saw that there was a massive amount of sports-related Star Wars items in one online location I didn’t expect?

Well, that’s why we’re here …

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Giancarlo Stanton’s first Yankees baseball card is here via Topps Now

The proof is in the pinstripes.

Giancarlo Stanton‘s first moments in a New York Yankees uniform came on Monday after the team confirmed their trade for the reigning National League MVP and MLB home run champ and today we have his first baseball card as a member of the team.

That’s thanks to Topps Now.

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First Buzz: 2018 Topps The Walking Dead Road to Alexandria cards


What:
 2018 Topps The Walking Dead Road to Alexandria trading cards
Arrives: April 11
Box basics: Two hits (one guaranteed autograph) per 24-pack box (eight boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Topps’ newest line for The Walking Dead focuses on their path home — and their plans on defending it, too.

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MLB charity auction lets fans get inside game in different ways

A series of MLB auctions will help a college student via a scholarship fund in the memory of a long-time MLB executive and get fans closer to the game in some interesting ways.

The auctions include all types of experiences and all wrap up soon — this Thursday.

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Justin Verlander signs exclusive autograph deal with TRISTAR

TRISTAR has a new ace.

The Houston-based autograph and memorabilia company revealed its newest exclusive player on Monday night and it’s Houston Astros ace Justin Verlander. 

He’s not been a big signer for companies — or for certified autograph cards — in some time. The last time he had any substantial volume of signed cards was in 2012 and those cards were mostly still low-volume. You have to go back to 2007 when roughly a third of his certified autograph cards were made to find a decent amount of cardboard.

All that, combined with a dominating run to a World Series, drew him to TRISTAR’s stable to help satisfy the growing demand for his ink.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Dec. 12)

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 on this Tuesday morning.

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This Dwyane Wade 1/1 autograph sale price might shock you …

It’s not in perfect condition, it’s not Exquisite Collection and it’s not LeBron James, but this card was in big demand this past weekend via Goldin Auctions. 

This BGS 8.5 copy of Dwyane Wade‘s 2003-04 SP Authentic SP Extra Limited autograph card — the only one made — put up a pretty big number this weekend.

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Hunting new Hall of Famers’ Rookie Cards is simple — but you’ll need to make a Burger King stop, too

The two newest members of the Baseball Hall of Fame were revealed on Sunday night and it’s a relatively easy hunt for their Rookie Cards if you want them — you’ll just need to track down a 1978 Topps baseball card set.

That’s where you can land the RCs for Detroit Tigers stars Jack Morris and Alan Trammell, who are Cooperstown-bound next summer. One won’t cost you much and even can be found in bulk, while the other will be a bit tougher (but not all that bad) due to Trammell sharing his RC with Paul Molitor, a Milwaukee Brewers star already enshrined in baseball’s most-elite club.

Since they’re on multi-player cards, Morris and Trammell didn’t appear on the O-Pee-Chee set that year — that simplifies things a bit — but there are still two other Topps cards you’ll need to collect ’em all.

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Buzz Break: 2017 Topps WWE Undisputed wrestling cards


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 Topps WWE Undisputed
Where to buy:
 BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box: 10
Cards per pack: 5
Cards in this box: 50
Base set completion: 
25 of 70 (36 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notable names pulled on base cards – Shawn Michaels, “The Million-Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase, The Rock, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, Randy Orton, Dolph Ziggler, John Cena, Goldberg, Shinsuke Nakamura, Kane, Bobby Roode

Rookie Cards (3) – James Ellsworth, Chad Gable, Rich Swann

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Dec. 11)

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 to start the week … and at least five 1/1 sightings.

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Original 1999 Pokemon set sells for $100,000-plus via Goldin Auctions

A perfect PSA 10 set of 1999 Pokemon 1st Edition cards dominated on the auction block this weekend, ending with a final gavel price that might shock those who don’t know the power of Charizard.

It racked up a dozen bids after its $25,000 opener at Goldin Auctions and when the final gavel went down the price was at $100,655.

Check out a gallery of all of the cards after the jump.

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Buzz Break: 2017 Panini Chronicles 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 Panini Chronicles baseball cards (blaster box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (for hobby)

Packs per box: 4
Cards per pack: 5
Cards in this box: 20
Base set completion: 
15 of 100 (15 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Base cards – Bryce Harper, Yangervis Solarte, Will Myers, Rougned Odor, Matt Carpenter, Albert Pujols, Alex Rodriguez, Chris Sale, Billy Hamilton, Matt Holiday, Joe Mauer, Javier Baez, Corey Seager, Max Scherzer, Trea Turner

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