Jacob deGrom has a cardboard edge besides The Big Apple, big hair

deGrom2014ToppsHeritageRewind to a year ago and New York Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom was one of the hottest autographs in the hobby simply because of one thing.

He didn’t have that much cardboard — signed or not.

This year, the big-haired right-hander in The Big Apple is working his way toward a potential World Series appearance with his Mets, building upon his 14-8 campaign as the reigning NL Rookie of the Year. And, just like last year, he’s got some pretty warm cardboard as he’s on the mound in Wrigley Field taking on the Chicago Cubs in the National League Championship Series tonight.

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eBay Buzz: You won’t believe the price on this Bobby Orr Rookie Card

Bobby Orr is one of hockey’s all-time greats and he’s got a pair of championships to prove it along with countless other pieces of NHL hardware.

However, this perfect BVG 10 copy of Orr’s 1966-67 Topps Rookie Card shows yet another way that he remains one of the greatest. How? It’s got more than 400 people watching on eBay to see whether it sells — and its asking price is not to be believed.

How much? Well, let’s just say it puts most of his playing-days paydays to shame. 

Chin straps just start of high-end fun in Immaculate Collection College

panini-america-2015-immaculate-college-multisport-marcus-mariotaAutographed chin strap cards — they’ve never been done before, but they’re coming in 2015 Immaculate Collection College, which was revealed this week and is coming in December from Panini America.

Packing just seven cards per box — five of those being autographs or memorabilia — this brand will include stars from several sports on cards that might not have been seen before and all are done using NCAA team logos and colors. One cool example? A memorabilia card of Tony Gwynn the basketball star at San Diego State.

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer is here (updated)

The trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens arrived during Monday Night Football and has been viewed more than 10.1 million times in its first 13 hours online via the official Star Wars account on YouTube (above).

We want to know what you think. Tell us in a comment.

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Updated with an international trailer … which is even better.

Board Buzz: Five must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Oct. 20)

shoesThe 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.

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New Buzz: Products arriving this week (Oct. 19)

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New this week are seven products for three of the four major sports along with the latest MMA release and one non-sport set.

Leading the way is Topps’ third and final installment of its flagship baseball card set as 2015 Topps Update arrives on Wednesday. This 400-card release includes all of the parallels and inserts collectors have come to expect from the first two releases as well as a few surprises. Standard hobby boxes will include one autograph or Relic, while HTA Jumbo boxes will include an auto and two Relics.

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First Buzz: 2016 Bowman baseball cards


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What:
2016 Bowman baseball cards
Arrives: April 27
Hobby box basics: 24 packs, 10 cards — one autograph

What’s buzz-worthy: It it ain’t broke, don’t fix it — just add to it. And that’s exactly what Topps has done for 2016 taking the familiar lineup and adding Shimmer variation Refractors, a set of International Ink autos for July signees and a set of Sophomore Standout autos to capitalize on the successful arrivals of players such as Kris Bryant, Byron Buxton and Carlos Correa. Also new will be Turn Two autos where cards will be two-sided and showcase top prospects.

See a gallery and more … below.

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Buzz List: MLB’s postseason rookies to watch

Schwarber-2015BowmanChromeThe Chicago Cubs are the one to watch on cardboard so far this postseason as their powerful pack of rookies helped knock off the NL Central champion St. Louis Cardinals. They had four newcomers on the field in their NLDS clincher but aren’t the only team bolstered by youth. Here are 11 key rookies from postseason squads who you can find in wax boxes or sets on BlowoutCards.com.

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Welcome to Blowout Buzz

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Welcome to Blowout Buzz — the blog of BlowoutCards.com. Here is where we’ll showcase the stuff that has collectors buzzing, whether it be a look at the newest releases, the newest product announcements or the newest cool things out there beyond just cardboard.

Why? We want you to find and collect what you like.