Funko has next Spider-Man movie covered — with some surprises

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The next Spider-Man movie is on its way this summer and we’ll have plenty of collecting options from Funko leading up to the film.

And there will be surprises for Spider-Man Homecoming, too.

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

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The Blowout Cards Forums are where thousands of collectors converge daily to discuss, well, a little bit of everything. Here are five threads about collecting and more that you should check out right now.

What’s Buzzing Today: An impressive card room video, big pulls from the NBA and MLB, and a Joe Montana Rookie Card in every grade?

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Hasbro readies Star Wars Black Series figures for 40th anniversary

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They’re back and they’re bigger than ever for their 4oth anniversary.

Hasbro will bring its popular Star Wars Black Series line of six-inch action figures to retro-styled packaging for the birthday of the world’s biggest science fiction franchise.

The 12 toys were revealed at New York Toy Fair with new touches and big improvements compared to the original creations — and also with other nods to them, too.

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First Buzz: 2017 Historic Autographs HOF Inductees (baseball & football)

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What: 2017 Historic Autographs HOF Inductees (baseball & football)
Arrives: March 29
Box basics: Three slabbed & authenticated autographs per box (10 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: A mix of Hall of Famers from both baseball and football are found in this one, which is all about ink.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Feb. 22)

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The Blowout Cards Forums are where thousands of collectors converge daily to discuss, well, a little bit of everything. Here are five threads about collecting and more that you should check out right now.

What’s Buzzing Today: Kris Bryant Transcendent cards, 2017 Topps Heritage & big breaks.

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Watch a guy who is a guy with a Funko Pop! open up about opening up a Funko Pop! (Or something … )

Funko Pop! toys aren’t just for collectors and this unboxing video from WWE‘s Xavier Woods (aka Austin Creed aka Austin Watson) and a member of The New Day offers a closer look at things.

“It still strange that I have a Pop!” he says in the video. “Certain things you want to reach — goals and everything. And I wanted to be a wrestler on TV and I wanted to work in video games but … things I didn’t even know that I wanted in life.”

Check it out …

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Buzz Poll: Would you buy a Super Bowl used confetti card?

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The Lombardi trophy confetti you see here is reportedly from Super Bowl LI and it recently fetched some surprising money — $50! — on eBay.

And it’s not alone.

Maybe it’s just those rabid New England Patriots fans out there, but that got Buzz wondering …

It’s not been done before but it seems like everything else has made it into cards. Unless the NFL objects, it seems like it could be done quite easily.

Follow Buzz on Twitter @BlowoutBuzz or send email to BlowoutBuzz@blowoutcards.com. 

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Need a 2017 Topps Heritage baseball checklist? It’s here …

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Just one week away.

The burlap is back soon as Topps revisits 1968 for the newest edition of Topps Heritage with much of the same formula that has made it a hobby staple for the last 16 years.

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 1990 Leaf Series 2 MLB wax pack (Hour 12)

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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 … and this is the final post of this first run.

12in12-logo-smallerThe pack: 1990 Leaf Series 2 wax pack
The cost now: 
$2.50
The cost then: 89 cents (That’s the suggested retail price … but who paid that back then?)

What’s inside this pack? Keep reading …

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 1978 Topps Three’s Company wax pack (Hour 11)

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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 … and this is Hour 11.

12in12-logo-smallerThe pack: 1978 Topps Three’s Company wax pack
The cost now: 
$2
The cost then: 20 cents

What’s inside this pack? Keep reading …

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 1987 Topps football wax pack (Hour 10)

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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 … and this is Hour 10.

12in12-logo-smallerThe pack: 1987 Topps football wax pack
The cost now: 
$3.50
The cost then: 40 cents

What’s inside this pack? Keep reading …

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 1981 Fleer Here’s Bo! wax pack (Hour 9)

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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 … and this is Hour 9.

12in12-logo-smallerThe pack: 1981 Fleer Here’s Bo! wax pack
The cost now: 
$1 (or less)
The cost then: 30 cents

What’s inside this pack? Keep reading …

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 1987 Topps WWF wax pack (Hour 8)

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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 … and this is Hour 8.

12in12-logo-smallerThe pack: 1987 Topps WWF wax pack
The cost now: 
$1.50
The cost then: 40 cents

What’s inside this pack? Keep reading …

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 1984 Topps baseball cello pack (Hour 7)

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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 … and this is Hour 7.

12in12-logo-smallerThe pack: 1984 Topps baseball cello pack
The cost now: 
$4
The cost then: 49 cents

What’s inside this pack? Keep reading …

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 1992 Action Packed Rookie Update box (Hour 6)

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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 … and this is Hour 6.

12in12-logo-smallerThe pack: 1992 Action Packed Rookie Update football cards 
The cost now: 
$12
The cost then: $2.49/pack, $59.76/box

What’s inside this box? Keep reading …

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2015 Topps WWE hobby box (Hour 5)

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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 … and this is Hour 5.

12in12-logo-smallerThe pack: 2015 Topps WWE (hobby box) 
The cost now: 
$69 (if you’re lucky)
The cost then: $1.99/pack, $47.76/box

What’s inside this box? Keep reading …

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 1989 Upper Deck High Series MLB pack (Hour 4)

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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 … and this is Hour 4.

12in12-logo-smallerThe pack: 1989 Upper Deck High Series baseball cards
The cost now: 
$2
The cost then: $1

What’s inside this pack? Keep reading …

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 1981 Donruss Pro Golf Stars pack (Hour 3)

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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 … and this is Hour 3.

12in12-logo-smallerThe pack: 1981 Donruss Pro Golf Stars
The cost now: 
$4
The cost then: 25 cents

What’s inside this pack? Keep reading …

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2001 Topps XFL football hobby box (Hour 2)

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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 … and this is Hour 2.

12in12-logo-smallerThe pack: 2001 Topps XFL football cards (hobby box) 
The cost now: 
$15
The cost then: $1.99/pack, $47.76/box

What’s inside this box? Keep reading …

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 1978 Topps Star Wars Series 4 pack (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 … beginning now.

12in12-logo-smallerThe pack: 1978 Topps Star Wars Series 4 
The cost now:
$10
The cost then: 15 cents

What’s inside this pack? Keep reading …

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

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The Blowout Cards Forums are where thousands of collectors converge daily to discuss, well, a little bit of everything. Here are five threads about collecting and more that you should check out right now.

What’s Buzzing Today: Big breaks, the Boogie deal, chasing rainbows, Trea Turner expectations and O.J. Simpson

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First Buzz: 2017 Leaf Draft football cards

What: 2017 Leaf Draft football cards
Arrives: March
Box basics: Two autographs per 20-pack box (20 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy & The Basics: These boxes will continue to include two autographs atop cards of top potential NFL Draft selections. There will also be a small number of the boxes available through hobby channels. Packs will include five cards. No other details were released but the boxes carry a suggested retail price of $19.99. 

Follow Buzz on Twitter @BlowoutBuzz or send email to BlowoutBuzz@blowoutcards.com. 

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

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The Blowout Cards Forums are where thousands of collectors converge daily to discuss, well, a little bit of everything. Here are five threads about collecting and more that you should check out right now.

What’s Buzzing Today: Throwback breaks, a big week of buying, panic buying, 2017 Allen & Ginter, a big fishy pull & much more …

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First Buzz: 2016 Panini Flawless football cards

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What: 2016 Panini Flawless football cards
Arrives: April 5
Box basics: Two gemstone, six autographs and two memorabilia cards per box (two boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Flawless is back with nothing but on-card autographs but some new cut autos, new memorabilia cards, new oldschool signers and new approaches with its gem cards that include multiple pieces.

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.

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Buzz Poll: Is the trade to New Orleans good for DeMarcus Cousins?

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After the defensive showcase of the NBA All-Star Game in New Orleans on Sunday night, the basketball world got some rim-rocking news with one of its more controversial stars.

DeMarcus Cousins was traded to the New Orleans Pelicans with Omri Casspi for Buddy Hield, ‎Tyreke Evans, Langston Galloway, the Pelicans’ first-round pick and the Philadelphia 76ers’ second-round pick this year.

Cousins has averaged 21.1 points and 10.8 rebounds per game for his career, which started back in 2010 when the Kings took him with the fifth pick in the NBA Draft. But he’s perhaps better known for his clashes with reporters, teammates, coaches on an underachieving team.

But now he has a fresh start — and some expectations for a team that has some talent you might have heard of. Tell us what you think with our two Buzz Poll questions below or via a comment or on Twitter.

Follow Buzz on Twitter @BlowoutBuzz or send email to BlowoutBuzz@blowoutcards.com. 

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

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The Blowout Cards Forums are where thousands of collectors converge daily to discuss, well, a little bit of everything. Here are five threads about collecting and more that you should check out right now.

What’s Buzzing Today: Trading Cards artwork, vintage cards, collecting Canseco & more.

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

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The Blowout Cards Forums are where thousands of collectors converge daily to discuss, well, a little bit of everything. Here are five threads about collecting and more that you should check out right now.

What’s Buzzing Today: Breaks from around the collecting world and a couple collecting debates that might make you think.

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Topps reveals 2016 Topps Heritage Minor League mystery cards

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The two Mystery Redemptions from 2016 Topps Heritage Minor League have been revealed by the company.

According to Topps, the first is last year’s No. 1 draft pick Mickey Moniak, who hit .284 with one homer and 28 RBI in 47 Rookie League games this past season.

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Panini readies NBA All-Star promos & Rated Rookies bonus set

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The NBA’s All-Star Weekend starts tonight in New Orleans and Panini America will be on hand with the cardboard to help celebrate the star-studded event.

There will be three card sets made to note events during the weekend and one available to collectors buying online.

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First Buzz: 2017 Onyx Preferred Players Collection autographs

preferred-players-collection-2017-2What: 2017 Onyx Preferred Players Collection autographed baseballs
Arrives: March 14
Box basics: One autographed baseball per box (12 boxes per case via four inner mini cases)

What’s buzz-worthy: Only 50 sealed cases will be made for this one, which includes top stars from the recent past and present along with an extra chase element.

Keep reading for more info, including a checklist.

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

The Blowout Cards Forums are where thousands of collectors converge daily to discuss, well, a little bit of everything. Here are five threads about collecting and more that you should check out right now.

What’s Buzzing Today: 2017 Topps Heritage, Mike Trout & Kris Bryant RCs, Panini Playbook, soccer, 2017 Topps Allen & Ginter, Topps WCW autos & more.

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George ‘The Animal’ Steele dies at 79 after colorful life & career

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The green-tongued turnbuckle eater is gone.

George “The Animal” Steele, a veteran professional wrestler whose career ended during the 1980s peak of the World Wrestling Federation (now WWE) and was known for his appetite for mayhem has died. He was 79.

Born Jim Myers, he was a multi-sport star in high school and a football player for (and graduate of) Michigan State. He also earned a master’s degree before he turned to professional wrestling in the 1960s — all this while also working as a high school teacher and coach the entire time. (He’s also a member of the state’s football coaches hall of Fame.)

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First Buzz: 2017 Historic Autographs Friends & Foes Football

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What: 2017 Historic Autographs Friends & Foes Football
Arrives: March 22
Box basics: One autograph per box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Friends & Foes comes to the gridiron with cut autograph duos that should grab some attention.

Keep reading for more information.

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New season for Topps Now launches now — team sets for spring training with bonus autos & incentive cards

artbb-16c2s-17tn-odnyy_primaryDay 1 of 2017 Topps Now is here — and it launches with 450 base cards.

And autographed cards atop that … and incentive bonus cards possible, too.

How? Team sets documenting spring training — 42 in all — that launch now and are on sale until April 4.

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First Buzz: 2016-17 Panini Aficionado soccer cards

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What: 2016-17 Panini Aficionado soccer cards
Arrives: March 29
Box basics: One autograph and one memorabilia card per 10-pack box (12 boxes per case).

What’s buzz-worthy: Aficionado’s return with Panini America continues with a take on the world of soccer with an array of inserts, autographs, memorabilia and a number of Artist’s Proof parallels.

Keep reading for more info and a full gallery.

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