Daisy Ridley autographs now available via Steiner Sports

Daisy-Ridley-Signed-Rey-CloseUp-With-BB8-8x10-Photo--RIDLPHS008000~PRODUCT_01--IMG_1200-1776288536One of the more in-demand autographs in the galaxy is now available.

It’s the ink of Star Wars: The Force Awakens star Daisy Ridley and it can be found via Steiner Sports.

The New Rochelle, N.Y.-based autograph memorabilia company offered nine signed photos on Monday night with prices starting at $649.99 for an 8-by-10 image.

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eBay Buzz: We all know Stephen Curry Rookie Cards are hot sellers … but can they really be this hot?

Stephen-Curry-Topps-Rookie-CardEvery once in a while, a player takes over the spotlight in a sport and leading non-collectors to be so intrigued that they battle for cardboard in online auctions without the typical (restraining) mindset of what something should sell for.

There’s nothing wrong with that — if they want it and they’ll pay it, that’s what it’s worth to them  right then.

Right now, Stephen Curry is that player, and, right now, one of those cards is his 2009-10 Topps Rookie Card — one of 27 RCs that he has and one that has no frills and shows him in the simplest of forms. It’s essentially a mugshot in a T-shirt or warmup jacket as Topps was finishing its run with the NBA license at that time.

This no-thrills piece of cardboard — and its parallel counterparts — are scorchers that just might surprise collectors right now.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Feb. 29)

1989-Score-Supplemental-Bo-Jackson-autograph-buybackThe 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: Player collections, Panini Americana, oldschool box breaks and classic wrestling debates.

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Gallery & SP info: 2016 Topps Heritage baseball cards

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The first cards from 2016 Topps Heritage are starting to trickle onto eBay from retail boxes around the country and we’re getting our first looks at new names and new faces in new places on the revival of the 1967 Topps design.

That means David Price with his Red Sox threads, Jason Heyward as a Cub and Rookie Cards of Corey Seager, Kyle Schwarber and a pairing of Aaron Nola and Michael Conforto for starters.

Buzz’s personal box and break will arrive on Wednesday, but until then we’ll update a gallery of images and add short-print info here.

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Gallery: 2015 Topps Strata football cards

2015-Topps-Strata-football-18One of Topps’ final NFL releases officially arrived in hobby shops around the country last week packing just two autographed cards per box but plenty of potential.

It’s the 2015 Topps Strata football card set, and each 12-box case will include a selection of autographs and memorabilia cards all with acetate stock and on-card autographs. There is one standard auto and one auto Relic per box.

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Want to collect an MLB rarity? Start collecting Leap Year players today

Al-RosenMore than 18,000 big-leaguers have taken the field since the National League was formed in 1876, and today’s the day that we can realize how unique some of those players are.

Today’s Feb. 29 — yep, it’s a Leap Year — and in 140 years of professional baseball at the highest of levels just 12 make the cut if you want a unique collection.

How? Only 12 big-leaguers were born on Feb. 29.

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Garbage Pail Kids’ Oscars spoof includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Chris Rock, Jennifer Lawrence & more

2016-Topps-GPK-Notscars-Leonardo-DiCaprioA series of nine Oscar-specific Garbage Pail Kids initially available for only 24 hours includes some of the biggest winners of the evening and some of the biggest personalities, too.

It’s the 2016 Topps Garbage Pail Kids Notscars.

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Redemption Roundup — Get 2017 Topps & Panini America reports here

RedemptionRoundupTopps and Panini America regularly release reports of which redemption cards have been received and clear to ship to collectors.

To save you some time, Buzz has compiled them right here — all in one place — and Buzz will update it as the weeks go by.

Here are all of the reports so far …

PANINI AMERICA REDEMPTIONS (2017)
Jan. 6 redemption update
Jan. 13 redemption update
Jan. 27 redemption update
Feb. 3 redemption update
Feb. 10 redemption update
Feb. 17 redemption update
Feb. 24 redemption update
March 3 redemption update
March 10 redemption update
March 17 redemption update
March 24 redemption update
March 31 redemption update
April 7 redemption update
April 14 redemption update
April 21 redemption update

TOPPS REDEMPTIONS (2017)
Jan. 3 redemption update
Jan. 9 redemption update
Jan. 18 redemption update
Jan. 23 redemption update
Jan. 30 redemption update
Feb. 6 redemption update
Feb. 13 redemption update
Feb. 27 redemption update
March 6 redemption update
March 13 redemption update
March 20 redemption update
April 17 redemption update

PANINI AMERICA REDEMPTIONS (2016)
Jan. 1 redemption update
Jan. 8 redemption update
Jan. 15 redemption update
Feb. 8 redemption update
Feb. 12 redemption update
Feb. 19 redemption update
Feb. 27 redemption update
March 4 redemption update
March 11 redemption update
March 20 redemption update
April 1 redemption update
April 8 redemption update
April 15 redemption update
April 22 redemption update
April 29 redemption update
May 6 redemption update
May 13 redemption update
May 27 redemption update
June 3 redemption update
June 10 redemption update
June 17 redemption update
June 24 redemption update
July 1 redemption update
July 9 redemption update
July 15 redemption update
July 22 redemption update
July 29 redemption update
Aug. 12 redemption update
Aug. 19 redemption update
Aug. 26 redemption update
Sept. 2 redemption update
Sept. 9 redemption update
Sept. 16 redemption update
Sept. 23 redemption update
Sept. 30 redemption update
Oct. 7 redemption update
Oct. 14 redemption update
Oct. 21 redemption update
Nov. 4 redemption update
Nov. 11 redemption update
Nov. 18 redemption update
Nov. 25 redemption update
Dec. 2 redemption update
Dec. 9 redemption update
Dec. 16 redemption update
Dec. 31 redemption update

TOPPS REDEMPTIONS (2016)
Jan. 14 redemption update
Jan. 21 redemption update
Jan. 29 redemption update
Feb. 4 redemption update
Feb. 11 redemption update
Feb. 18 redemption update
Feb. 25 redemption update
March 3 redemption update
March 10 redemption update
March 24 redemption update
April 8 redemption update
April 14 redemption update
April 25 redemption update
April 30 redemption update
May 9 redemption update
May 13 redemption update
May 20 redemption update
June 7 redemption update
June 13 redemption update
June 27 redemption update
July 5 redemption update
July 11 redemption update
July 18 redemption update
July 25 redemption update
Aug. 15 redemption update
Aug. 23 redemption update
Sept. 6 redemption update
Sept. 12 redemption update
Sept. 19 redemption update
Sept. 27 redemption update
Oct. 4 redemption update
Oct. 11 redemption update
Nov. 7 redemption update
Nov. 14 redemption update
Nov. 21 redemption update
Dec. 6 redemption update
Dec. 19 redemption update

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You should always consider details of storage when it comes to your sports cards & memorabilia

4bypicDo you consider the details when it comes to the storage of your sports cards and memorabilia?

You should.

We probably all have a closet or a card room we frequent often, but there may be nooks and crannies we don’t check often — sometimes for months in a row. That’s Buzz, and Buzz got a surprise this weekend with the discovery of some discolored carpet in the bottom of a closet — it was from moisture and that’s bad for a collector because those white storage boxes are thirsty. They love dry and dark environments — but they love to drink up every drop of water they can find.

Thankfully, there was absolutely no damage done here — except damage to one stressed-out collector — because the details about storage were thought about long ago. Some strategies when it comes to storage saved hundreds if not thousands of dollars in this case.

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#BuzzWorthyPulls Week 7 — Show us your favorite card pull (sports or non-sports … anything!)

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Our weekly Blowout #BuzzWorthyPulls Contest is back. Every single Saturday we’ll launch a new post where all you have to do is show off your biggest, newest card via a photo posted on Twitter and here on BlowoutBuzz.com.

BuzzWorthyPulls-LOGOblogYour prize if you’re the winner? A $25 BlowoutCards.com gift certificate.

This week’s contest & instructions: Show your best pull from any product, any sport or non-sports. We have simplified the steps — read the instructions to make sure your entry is done correctly. (If you don’t follow the instructions, you will not win.)

Step 1 — Take your photo. This must either be a selfie with the card or a card image with #buzzworthypulls hand-written beside it. Be sure to show the card clearly.

Step 2 — Tweet us and tag it. Tweet your pic to @blowoutbuzz and @blowoutcards and you must include the #BuzzWorthyPulls tag. You don’t have to say anything else but if you need to add a detail (“Card is a 1/5.”) you can. Limit one entry per Twitter account.

What’s next? Be Patient and wait for the following Saturday … we’ll announce a winner either in the early morning or in the evening (depends on Buzz’s schedule). The winner will be notified on Twitter and noted in the comments for that week. The comments will then be closed. At the same time, we’ll post the next contest and you can enter there.

Are you ready to win? You know what to do … show us your #BuzzWorthyPulls.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Feb. 27)

mauer_1of1The 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, Buster Posey, 2015 Topps Definitive Collection & more

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Buzz Break: 2013 Panini Prizm Perennial Draft Picks baseball cards

2013pnperedraftrBBFrom 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.

correaThe box: 2013 Panini Prizm Perennial Draft Picks baseball cards (hobby box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box: 20
Cards per pack: 5
Cards in this box: 120
Base set completion: 
92 of 100 (92 percent)
Duplicates: 9

Notable names pulled on base cards: Carlos Correa, Jose Abreu, Joey Gallo, Archie Bradley, Mookie Betts, Maikel Franco, Gregory Polanco

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Topps teases 10 more autograph signers for upcoming Star Wars & Doctor Who trading card sets

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Topps has a pair of upcoming non-sports sets in the works — Star Wars: The Force Awakens Series 2 and Doctor Who Timeless — and the company has been busy teasing upcoming signers for both releases.

So far, there have been five names announced for both sets. For the Star Wars set, there will be former Alias and Heroes star Greg Grunberg, BB-8 operator Brian Herring, Harriet Walter, Jessica Henwick and David Acord.

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Nicknames, honors likely part of variation chase in 2016 Donruss

panini-america-2016-donruss-baseball-qc53While The San Diego Chicken’s memorabilia cards might be the biggest draw of them all when 2016 Donruss baseball cards arrive next week, there will still be plenty to chase with a hit-loaded and insert-loaded flagship set (see our First Buzz here) from Panini America.

And among them just might be variations.

Panini unleashed a preview gallery of 150 cards on Friday, and a handful stood out as having quirks similar to last year’s variations.

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Few top Oscar nominees can be found on certified autographs

StalloneThe Academy Awards are set for Sunday and the top films and actors will come home with Oscars, but you shouldn’t expect to be able to build a collection of the winners’ certified autograph cards.

BlanchettWhy?

Because barely any of this year’s top nominees have ever signed on for a certified (non-cut) autograph. And, in most instances, it’s been years since those few who have signed have sat down to do the honors.

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Next wave of Star Wars Funko Pop! figures includes Luke Skywalker & new Kylo Ren, Rey fighting poses

FK9611-2TStar Wars: The Force Awakens will spawn 11 more Funko Pop! figures later this year as the preliminary drawings of 11 more toys have arrived.

Coming in June will be a new new-look figure for Luke Skywalker (above) as well as other notables from the film.

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Gallery: 2015 Topps Field Access football cards

2015-Topps-Field-Access-football-3One of Topps’ final NFL sets arrives today in the form of 2015 Topps Field Access, and it’s a photo-driven product that still packs plenty of hits without breaking the bank.

In fact, there’s a hit in every single pack.

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NFL legends’ autographs available in new Topps online-only set

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More than 30 NFL greats’ autographs will be found in a new Topps football product that will begin shipping on on Feb. 29.

The brand is 2015 Topps 60th Anniversary Retired Autographs and it’s a one-card pack with an autograph inside. Initially found only on Topps.com, they will sell for $75 a pack.

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California-based illustrator readies for ‘card show’ of his own in March

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California illustrator Cuyler Smith has a “card show” coming in March — and it’s likely to include some of the biggest names in the sports world.

Well, at least the world found in sports movies.

Even cooler? Some of his prints are found in card size and come in top-loaders — at least while they last.

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John Scott lands autograph deal with Fanatics Authentic

John-Scott-Fanatics-2.jpegThe feel-good story of the sports world this year now has some memorabilia to reflect it.

How? NHL All-Star Game MVP John Scott has signed an autograph deal with Fanatics Authentic.

Scott was an NHL journeyman voted into the game by fans before the NHL reportedly asked him to decline the dubious honor. Then, he was traded and demoted to the minor leagues, making him ineligible for the game, before public backlash had him back in the event where he went on to score a pair of goals and take home MVP honors. His story will potentially become a movie with sportswriter Mitch Albom signing on to write the tale.

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The Golden Girls coming to Funko Pop! universe later this year

sophia-golden-girls-funko-popFunko‘s line of vinyl Pop! figures has included plenty of surprises in the last few years as movie and television franchises have had memorable characters re-imagined as small, minimalist vinyl toys.

But the latest Funko Pop! figures slated for later this year? Well, they might have generational appeal.

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Dexter Fowler’s return to Chicago isn’t his only surprise for collectors

Dexter-FowlerEarlier this week, he seemed destined to become a Baltimore Oriole. Today, and for this season at least, he’s a Chicago Cub.

Dexter Fowler‘s contractual about-face probably cost him some money, but that’s not the only surprise that might exist for Cubs fans and collectors. In fact, this hobby surprise might be one that makes collectors some money if they buy in now and the Cubbies finally win it all this fall.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Feb. 25)

Aaron-Rodgers-DefinitiveThe 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 of 2015 Topps Definitive, a big TRISTAR vintage pull, new WWE breaks & plenty more.

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Gallery: 2015 Panini Black Gold football cards

2015-Panini-Black-Gold-football-14The football season is over, but the high-end brands for NFL collectors are still to come and part of that premium wave arrived this week with 2015 Panini Black Gold.

Black Gold is an acetate-, metal-, memorabilia- and autograph-loaded brand that packs 10 cards per box.

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Absolute Basketball redemptions bring “glass” back to packs

panini-america-2015-16-absolute-basketball-glass-redemptions14Collectors who have torn into boxes of the recently released 2015-16 Absolute Basketball set from Panini America may have found redemptions for cards that are new but also a throwback of sorts.

They’re found one per case and they’re called Glass.

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Need a 2016 Topps Heritage baseball checklist? Get it here …

2016-Topps-Heritage-StantonWe’re a week away from the release of 2016 Topps Heritage baseball cards, the annual trek to the past that takes us back to 1967 this season.

The checklist is now here.

Curious about which errors and variations there might be? Check out our primer on the quirks from 1967.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Feb. 24)

Kobe_NOIR_zpsbjkgg292The 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: Collect ’em all, big Panini Noir pulls, old school breaks, boxing & more.

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Gallery: 2015 Topps Definitive Collection football cards

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One of Topps‘ most high-end football card brands arrives today in the form of 2015 Topps Definitive Collection and the breaks have been trickling onto eBay already.

This high-end brand packs just eight cards into a box and had a pre-order price north of $600.

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Buzz Collector Profile: Adam Williams aka whodey14

20160223_173638_zpsmeyrqhdoAdam Williams
Also known as: whodey14 on Blowout, sportcardking on YouTube or Instagram
Website:  https://www.flickr.com/photos/138959772@N06/albums
Location: Kentucky
Work away from cards: Car salesman
Collecting since: 2006

Main focuses: Bengals, Reds and Celtics as well as side player collections of Walter Payton, Deacon Jones, Otto Graham, Oscar Robertson and other Hall of Famers.

BuzzProfiles-LogoFavorite players/teams: Ken Anderson and the Cincinnati Bengals

Current collecting projects: Trying to get at least one of every Ken Anderson item. Memorabilia as well. His Prestige Banner Seasons Auto /25 and Sweet Spot Gold Auto /100 as well as any low-numbered autos/patches(/5 or so) are some priorities.

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Panini America teases Flawless soccer cards on way sometime soon

Flawless-FIFANASCAR may have gotten the most buzz out of Panini America’s corporate address on Tuesday evening, but it’s Flawless FIFA soccer that got the first visual tease from the company.

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Hobby Notebook (Feb. 23): Panini America readies NASCAR & Upper Deck lands Holly Holm

Panini-logoPanini America took the stage for its annual corporate address at the Industry Summit on Tuesday. Here are the basic talking points from the session…

Mark Warsop has confirmed NASCAR cards are coming from the company this year. Four products are planned — Prizm, Torque, Certified and National Treasures. … FIFA Flawless cards will be coming as well. … The company noted a substantial increase in NBA sales this year. … Panini Roundtable program will have Hobby Shop of the Month honors tat will lead to Hobby Shop of Year award, too. Prizes and auto guests for top shops. … Also planning product sneak peeks — early rips — in some instances. … Donruss Optic, an Optichrome version of Donruss, will be part of the  upcoming portfolios.

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Panini’s 2015 Black Gold includes late-arriving Immaculate & 2014 Black Gold autograph cards

panini-america-2015-black-gold-update-mainPanini America‘s newest football card brand, 2015 Panini Black Gold, arrives with some surprises beginning tomorrow.

What are they? Autographs originally intended for last year’s set as well as Immaculate Collection.

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eBay Buzz: Asking price for top Bryce isn’t close to top Trout sale

Bryce-Harper-BGSEither Bryce Harper or Mike Trout who will come to mind first if it’s a debate of who’s the best in the game, but sometimes it’s fun just to look at the outrageous asking prices for these types of players’ key cards on eBay.

The 2011 Bowman Chrome Prospect Autographs Refractor you see above leads the league among current auctions for Harper, checking in with an asking price of $24,999.99 Buy it Now. (No, seriously, go look.)

As goofy as that one might be, consider that the top Trout price — one reportedly paid — is even higher. That one’s for a BGS 10 first Bowman Chrome Refractor auto with a serial number matching Trout’s No. 27 on the field.

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High-grade 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle draws attention

These Kobe Bryant autos are how much?

You won’t believe the price on this perfect Bobby Orr Rookie Card

It’s a dirty job, but MLB will do it …

RedSox2013It’s a dirty job, but MLB‘s got to do it.

Fans of World Series teams and All-Star Game hosts in recent years can remember their big events with game-used dirt jars that can be found via buy-it-now listings MLB Auctions.

Sure, they are novelty items — but for casual collectors these small items will stand out as something both unique and affordable.

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Decision 2016 cards taking shape with more details from creator

09SF HollyAuto_BKThe creator of Decision 2016 trading cards offered more details about the forthcoming product this week with a number of formats that the political product can be explored.

Why? Because it’s been a tumultuous political season so far.

“There is unprecedented interest in this year’s presidential election,” said Brian Wallos, who created the set. “With Donald Trump joining the race and other non-traditional candidates campaigning, we felt that creating a high-quality collection of presidential trading cards was a natural. Not only can people learn from these cards and even make more informed decisions about whom they might support, but they will now have an opportunity to memorialize this historic election campaign.”

So, what’s new?

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