Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Oct. 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: First-week NBA freak-outs and big breaks to ponder heading into the weekend.

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Nike crafts game-used shoe from two Super Bowl LI footballs

Look away, Atlanta Falcons fans.

Nike revealed a new shoe on Thursday — the only one made — that takes us all back to Super Bowl LI. How? It’s made out of game-used footballs from the New England Patriots’ historic comeback win.

It’s a single Nike Air Force Low SB51 Comeback and it’s going to be auctioned for charity.

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First Buzz: 2017 Panini Flawless college basketball cards

What: 2017 Panini Flawless basketball cards
Arrives: Nov. 15
Box basics: Two gems, six autographs and two more auto or memorabilia cards per 10-card briefcase (two boxes per case)
Order: Single briefcases heretwo-box cases here

What’s buzz-worthy: Flawless takes to the college hardwood for this first release with some of the biggest young stars in the game today back in their school colors as well as legends from the past.

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

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First Buzz: 2017 Panini Flawless college football cards

What: 2017 Panini Flawless college football cards
Arrives: Nov. 15
Box basics: Two gems, six autographs and two more auto or memorabilia cards per box (two boxes per case)
Order: Single briefcases here & two-box cases here

What’s buzz-worthy: Flawless takes to the college gridiron with legends of the past and stars of the recent present with a celebration of Saturday action.

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.

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First Buzz: 2018 Leaf Best of Sports

What: 2018 Leaf Best of Sports
Arrives: January
Box basics: One buyback and one Leaf Best of Sports card per box (10 boxes per case)
Order: Boxes here & cases here 

What’s buzz-worthy: Leaf’s buyback brand takes on all of the sports world all in one place with a smaller print run than past “Best of” releases.

Keep reading for more info.

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SCP Auctions’ newest sale launches with new legends, vintage icons

The newest SCP Auctions event launched this week with some items that defy the imagination — items that you probably wouldn’t imagine them to still exist, let alone be up for grabs.

Some of them, such as this 2013 Fresno State Aaron Judge game-used jersey, open with more modest prices of $4,000, while college classics such as a Lew Alcindor game-used UCLA jersey is already at $44,288 after less than a day of active bidding.

But the leader in the clubhouse among the more than 900 lots? It’s a baseball card.

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LeBron James’ Opening Night jersey already topping $10,000 at auction

LeBron James‘ first game-used jersey of the year is heating up the auction block for a good cause.

It’s part of an auction from the NBA, Turner Sports and the Cleveland Cavaliers to support hurricane relief efforts via OneAmericaAppeal.org, and it’s one of nearly 60 gamers presently up for grabs via NBA Auctions.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Oct. 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: Defining the Rookie Card, Kyrie’s team, massive breaks & more.

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 1983 Topps ‘Star Wars Return of the Jedi’ Series 1 wax pack (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 all day long … and this is our finale.

12in12-logo-smallerThe pack: 1983 Topps Star Wars Return of the Jedi Series 1 wax pack
The cost now: 
$2
The cost then: pocket change

What’s inside this pack? Keep reading …

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 1981 Donruss baseball pack (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 all day long … and this is Hour 11.

12in12-logo-smallerThe pack: 1981 Donruss baseball cards
The cost now: 
$2
The cost then: 30 cents

What’s inside this pack? Keep reading …

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2017 Topps WWE Women’s Division 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 all day long … this is Hour 10.

12in12-logo-smallerThe Box: 2017 Topps WWE Women’s Division wrestling cards (blaster box)
The Cost:
$19.98 (Walmart)

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 1985 Topps ‘The Goonies’ wax 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 all day long … and this is Hour 9.

12in12-logo-smallerThe pack: 1985 Topps The Goonies
The cost now: 
$3
The cost then: Pocket change

What’s inside this pack? Keep reading …

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2015 Panini Americana hobby 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 all day long … this is Hour 8.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2015 Panini Americana trading cards (hobby box)
The cost: Click here

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2017 Donruss NFL Mega 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 all day long … this is Hour 7.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2017 Donruss NFL Mega Box
The cost: 
$19.98 (BlowoutCards.com for hobby boxes and blasters)

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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First Buzz: 2017 Topps Archives Snapshots baseball cards

What: 2017 Topps Archives Snapshots baseball cards
Arrives: Oct. 19 via Topps.com
Box basics: One autograph per 12-card box (100 boxes per case)
Checklist: Click here 

What’s buzz-worthy: This online-exclusive arrives for its sophomore season with an autograph and a parallel inside every pack along with a selection of base cards.

Keep reading for more info.

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 1988 Topps ‘Growing Pains’ wax pack (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 all day long … and this is Hour 6.

12in12-logo-smallerThe pack: 1988 Topps Growing Pains
The cost now: 
$1
The cost then: Pocket change

What’s inside this pack? Keep reading …

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Steiner Sports gives New York Yankees fans 👎 autographs

New York Yankees fans have plenty to 👎 about this season — and Steiner Sports is on it.

The New Rochelle, N.Y.-based company revealed on Wednesday that it’s offering three “Thumbs Down” autographed baseballs to go with the team’s sarcastic trend that has it pushing toward a possible World Series appearance.

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2016 Donruss Optic football 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 all day long … this is Hour 5.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2016 Donruss Optic football cards
The cost: Click here

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2012 Upper Deck USA Football set (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 all day long … this is Hour 4.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2012 Upper Deck USA Football
The cost: 
$17.95

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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First Buzz: 2017 The Bar Pieces of The Past Volume 2 trading cards

What: 2017 The Bar Pieces of The Past Volume 2 trading cards
Arrives: Mid-November
Box basics: One memorabilia card per box (10 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Super Break once again takes a look at history with a mix of cut autographs and memorabilia cards that include pieces of handwritten letters, presidential documents, land grants and more.

Keep reading for a gallery and more info.

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2013 Panini Golden Age wax box (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: 2013 Panini Golden Age
The cost now: Click here

The cost then: $72

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Oct. 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: Collectors react to Gordon Hayward’s injury, rip into new MLB cases and show off other big pulls in today’s edition.

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2000 Upper Deck Ovation Japanese baseball cards hobby 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: 2000 Upper Deck Ovation Japanese baseball cards (hobby)
The cost: 
$49

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 1989 Upper Deck High Series MLB pack (Hour 1)

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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 1.

12in12-logo-smallerThe pack: 1989 Upper Deck High Series baseball cards
The cost now: 
$3
The cost then: $1

What’s inside this pack? Keep reading …

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‘Star Wars Rebels’ gets Topps on Demand treatment for Season 4

The newest Topps on Demand set is out of this galaxy.

It’s the 2017 Topps on Demand Star Wars Rebels Season 4 Preview set and it includes an autograph card in every single one of them.

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New wave of MLB Network stars arrives in 2017 Topps Update

Collectors who rip into packs of 2017 Topps Update, which officially arrives tomorrow, will find the third series of MLB Network personalities.

These nine cards are a continuation of the 2017 Topps MLB Network set that began in Series 1 and continued in Series 2 — and all of them can be seen in the gallery here.

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The Rock headlines new wave of WWE Funko Pop! toys coming soon

If you smell what The Pop is cooking, it may raise an eyebrow.

That’s because The Rock is headed to the toy aisle in the newest wave of Funko Pop! vinyl toys for the first time as part of the new wave of WWE toys coming soon.

Who else is joining the star and how how many Rock chase figures are there? Keep reading …

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Oct. 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, big possibilities in MLB and “the world’s greatest forger.”

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Bond … James Bond coming to life as new Funko Pop! toys in December

One of the most-iconic names in film history — a character brought to life via several actors in decades of films — is hitting toy stores in a new way soon.

It’s James Bond.

Funko revealed on Monday its plans for the first wave of Pop! Movies toys for two Bonds and a number of memorable characters from the film legacy of the British Secret Service star known as 007.

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When can group breaks get really good? When high-end dips in price …

The days of “something for nothing” are as gone as 45-cent wax packs in today’s card world, but group breaks via outlets such as BlowoutTV can offer up some surprises.

Particularly when high-end products go lower-end in price — or at least as low as they can go — and that’s where group breaks help out a lot.

One such example? The 2016 Panini National Treasures release, which is selling at less than half of its original price — but with plenty of the big cards still in there as they were when it was packed out last year.

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First Buzz: 2017 Leaf Metal Sports Heroes Pre-production Proofs


What:
2017 Leaf Metal Sports Heroes Pre-production Proofs
Arrives: Soon
Box basics: Three 1/1 proof cards per box

What’s buzz-worthy: Every card that made its way into boxes of the recently released 2017 Leaf Metal Sports Heroes gets a 1/1 unsigned equivalent here. Every card in every box will be encapsulated by BGS. For more on what was in the standard release, click here. 

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 (Oct. 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 Breaks, Aaron Rodgers’ replacement, big pulls and “are we in an autograph bubble?”

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Buzz Break: 2013 Panini Golden Age sports 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: 2013 Panini Golden Age (hobby box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box: 24 (plus one box-topper pack)
Cards per pack: 6
Cards in this box: 146
Base set completion: 102 of 150 (68 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards: Evel Knievel, Abraham Lincoln, Jackie Earle Haley, Knute Rockne, Mario Andretti, Tatum O’Neal, Elizabeth Montgomery, David Stambaugh, Lana Turner, Bobby Jones, Grace Kelly, Bobby Hull, Erin Blunt, Bob Gibson, Henry Ford, Yogi Berra, Johnny Bench, Earl Campbell, Jane Russell, Mel Ott, Johnny Carson, Eve Plumb, Sugar Ray Leonard, Rocky Marciano, Henry Winkler, Walter Cronkite, Jimmy Carter, Penny Marshall, Grantland Rice, Donna Douglas, The Three Stooges, Tris Speaker, Jean Harlow, Bo Derek

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

Packs per box: 3
Cards per pack: 5
Cards in this box: 15
Base set completion: 
9 of 100 (9 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Base cards – Chase Elliott, Kasey Kahne, Ryan Sieg, Erik Jones, Matt Kenseth, Brad Keselowski, Kyle Busch, Harrison Rhodes

Rookie Cards (1) – Daniel Suarez

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Oct. 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: Nothing but big pulls from collectors in this Saturday edition.

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