Buzz Break: 2015 Topps WWE Heritage cards (blaster case)

wwe-wrestling-2015-wwe-heritage-trading-card-blaster-box-topps-2From 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.

s-l1600-3The case: 2015 Topps WWE Heritage cards (blaster boxes)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com

Boxes per case: 16
Packs per box:
 7 (plus one-card bonus Relic pack)
Cards per pack: 9
Cards per box: 64
Base set completion: 
110 of 110 (100 percent)
Duplicates: plenty of extras — see next category

Notable stats about this break – Received between four and six copies of every card in the 110-card base set and completed each of the insert sets at least once, excluding parallels. (Did not receive any parallels rarer than the one-per-box Black versions.) Created just one of the 10-card nWo sets, but the case yielded three of the 2K16 sets, three Rookie of the Year, two Then & Now (one card short of a third) and four NXT Called Up insert sets.

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

kobeThe 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: Finest distribution changes, trading Mike Trout, debating Michael Jordan and … a ton of Flawless Kobes (way more than just those seen here).

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Buzz Break: 2016 Leaf Babe Ruth Collection baseball cards

Ruth1From 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: 2016 Leaf Babe Ruth Collection baseball cards (blaster box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box: 20
Cards per pack: 5
Cards in this box: 100
Base set completion: 
80 of 80 (100 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notable players on base cards – Babe Ruth, Babe Ruth and Babe Ruth.

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First Star-Lord appearance cover art hits market via Heritage Auctions

StarLordIf you’re a fan of comic book movies, you might not recognize the character on this piece of original art that has hit the auction block. But if you’ve been to the movies in the past few years, you’ve seen the character.

And you’ll be seeing plenty more of him in the future.

It’s the painted cover from Marvel Preview No. 4 from way back in January 1976 and this issue from the bland-named series is the first appearance and origin of Star-Lord the lead character in Guardians of the Galaxy.

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Leaf selling previously unreleased Chyna autograph cards via eBay

s-l1600-2Leaf Trading Cards has released a pair of never-before-seen 2012 Leaf Originals wrestling cards with autographs of former WWE star Joanie Laurer, aka Chyna, who died this week at age 46.

A total of 30 cards spread over two designs are presently being offered by the company via Buy It Now listings on eBay.

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

Jake-ArrietaThe 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: Jake Arrieta, Topps Heritage Red autos, 2016 Bowman, an expired LeBron James redemption & more …

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First Buzz: 2015-16 Panini Black Gold basketball cards

2015-16-panini-black-gold-basketball-TownsWhat: 2015-16 Panini Black Gold basketball cards
Arrives: June 29
Box basics:  Four autographs or memorabilia cards per two-pack box (eight boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: After two years on the gridiron, Black Gold comes to basketball bringing its acetate- and gold-laden lineup to the international game with some looks back at the ABA, too.

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

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First Buzz: 2016 Rittenhouse Star Trek The Next Generation Portfolio Prints Series 2 trading cards

TNG-Patrick-Stewart_ST_TOS_SilverPenAutoFWhat: 2016 Rittenhouse Star Trek: The Next Generation Portfolio Prints Series 2 trading cards
Arrives: July 27
Box basics: Three autographed cards per 24-pack box.

What’s buzz-worthy: The second of two series of Star Trek cards with art from Juan Ortiz revisiting The Next Generation includes one sketch card per 12-box case and a deep roster of autographs including plenty of notable first-time signers.

Keep reading for more. We’ll have a full gallery of images here soon.

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NFL coaching pioneer signs for Topps’ Allen & Ginter baseball set

Jen-Welter-2016-Topps-Allen-GinterShe’s an NFL pioneer as the league’s first female coach, and she’ll have her first certified autographs in an upcoming Topps baseball card set.

She’s Dr. Jennifer Welter and her autographs will be found in 2016 Topps Allen & Ginter when it arrives on July 20.

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Panini America readies exclusive cards for NFL Draft festivities

panini-america-2016-nfl-draft-derrick-henryWith the clock ticking down to this year’s edition of the NFL Draft, Panini America is readying its cardboard efforts made just for the event and the interactive sideshow that has become Draft Town.

The company has produced a 10-card set and a 5-by-7 set of three cards that also can be obtained at the event.

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Prince can be found on two 1991 Pro Set MusiCards … but not much else other than his memorable records

Prince-Pro-Set-MusiCards-1More than 100 million records sold, seven Grammy Awards, an Oscar, four films, countless albums and one of the better Super Bowl halftime shows in history.

The accolades and memorable moments in the career of Prince Rogers Nelson, aka Prince, are plentiful, but fans of the 57-year-old who died on Thursday have just two options for collecting the star on trading cards that were released by a major manufacturer and actually show him on the front.

They come from the 1991 Pro Set SuperStars MusiCards UK Edition.

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First Buzz: 2016 TRISTAR Hidden Treasures History of Baseball autographed photos

TRISTAR1What: 2016 TRISTAR Hidden Treasures History of Baseball autographed photos
Arrives: May 18
Box basics: 
One autographed photo per pack (30 packs per case; two 15-pack displays)

What’s buzz-worthy: TRISTAR’s Hidden Treasures line of packaged memorabilia moves back to photos for its next release with a lineup that includes past greats and big names of today.

Keep reading for more about what’s in this one.

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

decision2016The 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: Decision 2016 case break, Fistographs, a big Omar Vizquel card, Upper Deck Contours & more.

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First Buzz: 2016 Donruss Elite football cards

2016-Donruss-Elite-football-Rookies-blueWhat: 2016 Donruss Elite football cards
Arrives: June 29
Box basics: Two autographs and one memorabilia card per 20-pack box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: On-card autographs will be found in every box while prime materials will have a strong presence here within a new-look take on a hobby staple.

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.

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Former WWE star Joanie Laurer, aka Chyna, dies at 46, leaving a very limited cardboard resume

1998-comic-imagesWWF-SuperStarz-chyna-RCShe was a bodybuilder, a bodyguard, a pioneering women’s wrestler dubbed “the ninth wonder of the world” who won men’s championships, a Playboy model and, ultimately, someone who battled demons for years after leaving the wrestling world.

She was Joanie Laurer, aka Chyna, and the former WWE star died Wednesday at age 46.

“I just heard the tragic news that @ChynaJoanLaurer has passed,” wrote WWE Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon on Twitter. “She was truly a pioneer in our industry, and she will be missed. #RIPChyna.”

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Robert Edward Auctions spring sale leads off with Honus Wagner T206

item_38979_1It’s a low-grade specimen of the most-iconic and expensive baseball card of all time and it’s leading off the action as lot No. 1 in the current Robert Edward Auctions sale.

With 10 days remaining in the company’s spring sale, theSGC 10 (Poor 1) Sweet Caporal T206 Honus Wagner already has attracted 29 bids after an opening bid of $50,000.

What’s it at now?

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USA Basketball Dream Team doctor opts to sell priceless collection

lf-2A priceless stash of autographed items and game-used shoes from the 1992 USA Basketball Dream Team is hitting the auction block via Heritage Auctions, giving deep-pocketed collectors a shot at owning items from the one team that arguably revolutionized basketball on a global scale.

More than 20 lots are up for grabs — all from the collection of Dr. David A. Fischer, who was the physician for the gold-winning squad, which is packed with legends.

“It’s arguably the most significant offering of Dream Team game-used gear ever to surface in the collectible marketplace,” said Chris Ivy, director of Sports Auctions at Heritage. “Due to the brief existence of the team, and the enormous fame and wealth of its members, very little Dream Team material has become available.

“This is a rare opportunity to acquire such significant material from the Dream Team,” he said. “Like the team itself, there will never be another auction like this again.”

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First Buzz: 2015-16 Panini Spectra basketball cards

2015-16-Panini-Spectra-basketball-kobeWhat: 2015-16 Panini Spectra basketball cards
Arrives: June 8
Box basics:  Seven autographs or memorabilia cards per 10-card box (five boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Spectra combines memorabilia with ink on every autographed card in the brand with jumbo memorabilia pieces to be found elsewhere in a package that’s nearly all about the hits and a rainbow of color.

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

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Syracuse legend Pearl Washington loses cancer battle at age 52

Dwayne-Washington-1988-89-Fleer-RC
Dwayne “Pearl” Washington played just three seasons in the NBA, scoring 1,660 points in 194 career games from 1986-89 with the New Jersey Nets and the Miami Heat.

But he was a legend — a college legend.

“There was no better guy and there’s nobody who has meant more to our basketball program than Dwayne Washington,” said Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim.

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What’s next for Conor McGregor’s cards if he’s truly done with UFC?

ConorMcGregorConor McGregor‘s retirement tweet on Tuesday sparked a flurry of action on Twitter and on the airwaves and that furor is likely to be reflected on his popular cardboard, too.

Once we know what the deal is.

“I have decided to retire young. Thanks for the cheese. Catch ya’s later,” he said on Twitter.

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Topps’ latest jumbo wall art baseball series takes collectors back to 1987

2016-Topps-1987-wall-art-baseballFor those who began collecting in 1987, the latest Topps wall art line might bring back some memories.

The memorable wood-bordered design is the basis for the 2016 Topps 1987 Tribute series — a collection that consists of 120 large prints, 120 1/1 prints and 24 smaller sets.

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Topps Authentics signs Trevor Story to exclusive autograph deal

TREVOR STORY - 2016 TOPPS NOW CARD 6 (RC) (4/6/16) - PRINT RUN: 759 CARDS

Trevor Story‘s impressive start this season has a new chapter to come when it comes to autographs and memorabilia.

The Colorado Rockies shortstop is now an exclusive Topps Authentics player.

“Trevor Story’s first week as a big leaguer was phenomenal,” said David Leiner, Topps Vice President and General Manager of North American Sports & Entertainment. “No one has done what he has done at this level. The excitement he brings to every game is something that can’t be matched. We are proud to have Trevor join our Topps Authentics lineup.”

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PSA 9 Willie Mays 1952 Topps card opens Heritage sale at $200,000

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Update: The card sold for $478,000.

“The Say Hey Kid” will likely be the next icon of the past to set a record on the auction block as one of the highest-graded specimens of a key card is now up for grabs via Heritage Auctions.

The card is a PSA 9 copy of Willie Mays1952 Topps card and the opening bid is $200,000.

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SAGE Autographed will pack at least 25 autographs per hobby box

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The headline says it all for 2016 SAGE Autographed football cards.

SAGE revealed on Tuesday that it is “adding broader content” while noting that all of the base cards are now printed on premium stock and that there will be 24 standard autographed cards and at least one dual autographed card in every box of this hobby-only brand set to arrive on May 25.

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Rare 1963 holiday card signed by John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Kennedy on auction block

22170a_lgA holiday card signed by President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy is a pricey and impressive piece, but the card presently up for sale via Goldin Auctions is even more unique.

It’s from 1963, and it’s one of only 15 known to have been signed sometime between Nov. 18 and Nov. 20 of that year — down time between trips — before his death in Dallas on Nov. 22.

The official White House cards for that year also were prepared with facsimile signatures but were not sent out. These signed cards were later discovered in the 1980s, according to the auction company.

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Jeremy Hazelbaker is a hidden treasure on baseball cards — because he barely has any

Jeremy-HazelbakerHe’s one of this season’s biggest surprises and on cardboard he’s one of the best-kept secrets.

He’s Jeremy Hazelbaker, an outfielder for the St. Louis Cardinals, and he’s a secret because he’s not had many baseball cards of note — not a single certified autograph — in years.

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

2015-Topps-Heritage-Red-Ink-Al-KalineThe 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: Red-ink autos, Bowman Inception apathy, scouting 2015 Bowman brands, Museum Collecton, Topps Heritage retail pulls.

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They Tweeted it … Ted Cruz & Heidi Cruz see their Decision 2016 trading cards for the first time

 

ABC News Political Director Rick Klein offered his thoughts on the Decision 2016 trading cards here on The Buzz last week. Today he was able to show Republican candidate Ted Cruz and his wife, Heidi Cruz, their cards from the product.

What did they say when they saw the cards? Check out a video after the jump.

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First Buzz: 2016 Super Break 8×10 Celebrity Signed Photo Edition

CelebsWhat: 2016 Super Break 8×10 Celebrity Signed Photo Edition
Arrives: May 18
Box basics: One signed 8-by-10 per box (10 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Super Break’s newest release includes autographed photos from stars of pop culture — actors, singers, musicians, presidents and beyond. The company promises A-listers, icons, stars of hit TV shows, movies and more.

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Gallery: 2016 Panini Diamond Kings baseball cards

2016-Panini-Diamond-Kings-baseball-7The latest edition of Diamond Kings arrived with a unique look and some of the biggest players in the history of the game available on memorabilia cards.

Guys like Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Ken Griffey Jr., Roberto Clemente and “Shoeless” Joe Jackson to name a few.

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

884D6293-FAA1-4D3C-A11F-60AD82B2010F_zpslcxn930jThe 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 from ITG, WWE and UFC along with debating Joe Namath and custom card autographs.

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MLB teams will don pink uniforms for Mother’s Day games on May 8

thumb.aspx-19Pink bats, uniforms, cleats and other accessories have been commonplace for MLB teams playing on Mother’s Day in past years, but this year will be a bit different.

There will be pink uniforms that will now have a chance at making their way into your memorabilia cards.

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Spurs star Kawhi Leonard joins elite company with second straight NBA Defensive Player of Year Award

Kawhi-Leonard-1San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard just finished his fifth season in the NBA and he’s already added to a strong resume that should spark interest in his perhaps still-overlooked cards.

He was named the NBA’s Defensive Player of the Year for the second season in a row on Monday and that puts him in some elite territory as only the eighth player in league history to win the award in back-to-back seasons and just the ninth multi-time winner.

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Today’s the day Irwin R. Schyster — IRS — gets remembered most

IRSMike Rotunda was a prep wrestling champ, a varsity competitor at Syracuse and a professional  for more than 20 years, but today’s the day where one of his short-lived personas lives on.

It’s Tax Day — the day that Irwin R. Schyster, or IRS, might be remembered most. (April 15 was a federal holiday so today’s the day to get those taxes in.)

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High-grade 1965 Topps Joe Namath Rookie Card will be record-setter when dust settles on eBay

1965-Topps-Joe-Namath-PSA-8.5-auctionIt’s been 39 years since Joe Namath last suited up for an NFL game, but his 1965 Topps Rookie Card remains an iconic one and is among the most-valuable RCs out there.

And a high-grade specimen on eBay right now is going to prove it when the auction ends.

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