Just for kicks … A look at Steven Adams’ basketball cards

Steven-Adams-1We all know why Oklahoma City’s Steven Adams was in the headlines after Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals (and, if not, it’s on heavy rotation on ESPN just tune in), but the New Zealand-born center just might be a guy on the team whose cardboard could be on the move if the Thunder can dethrone the defending champion Golden State Warriors.

Why?

He’s not Kevin Durant or Russell Westbrook. The third-year star and former 12th-overall draft pick has a good amount of cardboard available so, just for kicks, let’s take a look at some of his cards …

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

KAT-AbsoluteThe 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: Busting early Topps Heritage, big NBA breaks, Steven Adams takes a hit, Johnny Manziel screws up again and … Babe Ruth in a blaster box?

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Preacher trading cards coming via Topps Now program via episode packs on limited-time basis

artpre-16c2s-16tn-0001-primary_1Update: The packs are now live and on sale. 

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Preacher debuted on Sunday night and the AMC series’ trading cards will apparently debut today from Topps as part of a pack program via the Topps Now platform.

The cards have not yet been revealed or put on sale today, but the structure for the program can be seen here. The company tweeted about the series on Sunday night, teasing a forthcoming announcement, which comes on the heels of its recent deal to acquire the trading card rights to another AMC staple, The Walking Dead, which also was based on a long-running comic.

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Buzz Break: 2015 Topps Gypsy Queen baseball cards (blaster box)

2015-topps-gypsy-queen-joc-pedersonFrom 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: 2015 Topps Gypsy Queen baseball cards (blaster box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (for hobby)

2015-topps-gypsy-queen-Mark-McGwirePacks per box: 8
Cards per pack: 6
Cards in this box: 48
Base set completion: 
35 of 300 (12 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notable players on base cards – Willie McCovey, David Price, Matt Harvey, Greg Maddux, Frank Thomas, Ozzie Smith, Mark McGwire

Rookie Cards (3) – Joc Pederson, Rusney Castillo, Mike Foltynewicz

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

Harper-GQThe 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 blasters, big pulls & big names on this Sunday afternoon.

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Buzz Break: 2016 Topps UFC Top of the Class MMA cards

2016tpufctopclassWRFrom 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.

Stipe-parallelThe box: 2016 Topps UFC Top of the Class
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box: 1
Cards per pack: 5
Cards in this box: 5
Base set completion: 
1 of 62 (2 percent)
Duplicates: 0

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Buzz Movie Trailer Vote: Star Trek Beyond (opens July 22)

Star-Trek-BeyondThe newest trailer for Star Trek Beyond has arrived in advance of its arrival on July 22.

Check out the trailer — and tell us what you think — after the jump.

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Fight game-used Bryce Harper jersey up for auction via Lelands

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Update: Lelands has updated its posting to say the jersey is from that game, but likely worn before the fight.

It’s one of the most-memorable — and probably most-forgettable — moments in Washington Nationals history all at once and the game-used jersey of the team’s biggest star can be yours.

The jersey Bryce Harper wore when he was choked by teammate Jonathan Papelbon during a game last Sept. 27 is on the auction block via Lelands.

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First Buzz: 2016 Topps The Walking Dead Season 5 trading cards

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What:
 2016 Topps The Walking Dead Season 5 trading cards
Arrives: Oct. 5
Box basics: Two hits per 24-pack box (eight boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Topps’ debut line for The Walking Dead picks up where Cryptozoic left off with a hobby-only release jam-packed with base cards, parallels, hits and, of course, some gore.

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Bartolo Colon’s home run gets a bobble-belly bobblehead

Bartolo-Colon-bobblebellyFirst there was the home run. Then there was the baseball card.

Now there will be a bobble-belly bobblehead.

That’s the collectibles life of Bartolo Colon these days as the first career home run of the 42-year-old pitcher has sparked plenty of interest.

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This wax box may offer easiest way to pull a Bryce Harper autograph

Bryce-Harper-2009-USABryce Harper is the reigning National League MVP and easily one of the first names mentioned when someones asks “Who’s the best player in the game today?”

Collectors who have been around have known his name for several years now — he made his cardboard debut way back in the 2008-09 USA Baseball boxed set as a member of the 16U National Team — but the high demand for his autographs arguably hasn’t waned since his dramatic entry into the national consciousness on the cover of Sports Illustrated as a 16-year-old.

He’s signed plenty of autographs, but there’s still plenty of demand. Check eBay or COMC and you’ll see the lowest asking prices for his ink pushing or topping the $200 mark and that puts him out of reach for a lot of collectors.

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Gallery: 2015-16 Panini Clear Vision basketball cards

2015-16-panini-clear-vision-basketball-gallery-12Panini America‘s newest NBA set, 2015-16 Panini Clear Vision, arrives in hobby shops today with a sleek modern design with cards on acetate but also with an element that’s a bit of a throwback to the past.

There’s not an autograph or memorabilia card in every box.

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

BCW Thickness Scale_zpsuujzo29wThe 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: A supply savior, big maildays, Bowman Lucky & analyzing pitchers.

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Chris Sale’s historic start grabs attention & puts focus on key cards

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He’s been an All-Star, he’s been an ace and he’s been a bit overlooked on cardboard.

But that last part could be changing soon for Chris Sale.

With his third complete game of the year Thursday night, the Chicago White Sox ace became the first pitcher in nearly a decade to start the season 9-0 after nine starts — and he’s only the fourth pitcher to reach the mark that fast since 1950. He’s also off to the second-best start in franchise history with the record being a 12-0 run by Eddie Cicotte way back in 1919.

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Gallery: Signing scenes at NFLPA Rookie Premiere (updated)

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The NFLPA Rookie Premiere is here and that means more than 40 newly drafted NFL players are already signing, signing and signing some more before donning their pro uniforms for trading cards.

Among those who have signed so far is Heisman Trophy winner Derrick Henry, who just might have the most-dynamic autograph of the bunch.

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Brad Ausmus’ meltdown sweatshirt hits auction block via MLB

Brad-Ausmus-1Somebody is going to pay dearly for this managerial meltdown.

The sweatshirt and cap worn by Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus on Monday night have hit the auction block via MLB Auctions to benefit the Tiny Tigers tee-ball program funded by the Detroit Tigers Foundation.

And, so far, it looks this one will pay for a few extra tees.

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BlowoutTV’s 1973 Topps box break: Who gets the Mike Schmidt spot? That gets answered tonight …

SchmidtIf you hadn’t heard, BlowoutTV is breaking a box of 1973 Topps baseball cards live on Friday night.

Last night, the randomization of 660 spots to determine who got each card in the set — no matter how many show up in the box — took place. The key spot, card No. 615 aka the Rookie Card of Hall of Famer Mike Schmidt, randomly went to one of five winners who retweeted a Blowout contest.

Who got the card? Nobody yet … so keep reading.

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First Buzz: 2016 Panini Unparalleled football cards

2016-Panini-Unparalleled-football-orangeWhat: 2016 Panini Unparalleled football cards
Arrives: Aug. 10
Box basics: One autograph and two memorabilia cards per eight-pack box (16 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: This new line promises to have “never-before-seen designs, substrates and parallels” while offering a colorful look at the NFL via a rainbow that includes purple, teal, orange, red, blue, green, gold and black 1/1 cards to chase.

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.

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

Shane-FalcoThe 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: Movie QB debate, Panini Origins teaser, National Treasures, Topps Finest and one big blaster box.

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First Buzz: 2016 Super Break Hybrid

SuperBreakWhat: 2016 Super Break Hybrid
Arrives: June 15
Box basics: Two buyback cards and two memorabilia pieces per box (three boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Super Break’s next product includes a mix of everything — literally 50 categories that the company will break down on a list in every box. Everything from The Bar to game-used and high-end buyback cards can be found.

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Need a 2016 Topps Pro Debut baseball card checklist? Get it here …

16_Topps Pro Debut Baseball-3The first Minor League Baseball set of the year from Topps arrives next week in the form of 2016 Topps Pro Debut, which will include two autographs and two Relics per box. 

There should be some surprises in store (based on our First Buzz preview from December) and some of that mystery disappeared on Wednesday with the release of the final checklist for the product.

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First Buzz: 2016 Donruss football cards

2016-donruss-football-Aaron-RodgersWhat: 2016 Donruss football cards
Arrives: Aug. 3
Box basics: One autograph and one memorabilia card per 24-pack box (18 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Panini’s Donruss brand hits the gridiron with aesthetic looks back to the past with today’s biggest stars, two Peyton Manning tribute sets and some extra Fans of the Game who people will know throughout the galaxy — oh, and a set that will give collectors a shot at their autographs, too.

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.

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Jackie Bradley Jr.’s hitting streak puts focus on his cardboard

Jackie-Bradley-Jr.-2012-Bowman-Chrome-autoHe’s been known since Day One to prospectors because he’s got one of the most-unique autographs in the game.

You know, one where you can often read every single letter.

But it’s on-the-field work that has people watching Jackie Bradley Jr. — he’s on a streak that’s getting his cardboard some attention and could help usher him into the mainstream. The Boston Red Sox outfielder enters today’s doubleheader against the World Series champion Kansas City Royals with a 22-game hitting streak.

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

GB Break 01_zpsmijbtosrThe 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: Ghostbusters, Superfractors, Satchel Paige, maildays & more.

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eBay Buzz: PSA 10 Michael Jordan sticker fetches big money

PSA-10-Michael-Jordan-stickerFocused basketball collectors on the Blowout forum recently noted an uptick in high-grade 1986-87 Fleer stickers, which makes sense since that landmark release is a heavily collected set.

But the sale of a Michael Jordan sticker from two years later — a set that’s much easier to find — might spark even more interest as a PSA 10 copy of an 1988-89 Fleer MJ sold for big bucks Tuesday night on eBay.

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Buzz Break: 2016 Panini Diamond Kings baseball cards (blaster box)

Kang-2016-panini-diamond-kingsFrom 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.

Miguel-Sano-2016-panini-diamond-kingsThe box: 2016 Panini Diamond Kings baseball cards (blaster box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (for hobby)

Packs per box: 7
Cards per pack: 6
Cards in this box: 42
Base set completion: 
33 of 185 (18 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards – Joe DiMaggio, Ted Williams, Andrew McCutchen, Yu Darvish, Carlos Correa, Ken Griffey Jr., Rickey Henderson.

Rookie Cards (7)  Miguel Sano, Luis Severino, Max Kepler, Gary Sanchez, Jorge Lopez, Pedro Severino, Kelby Tomlinson.

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Panini revisits errors of past in 2016 Panini Classics football packs

2016-panini-classics-footballWhen 2016 Panini Classics football cards arrive next week, they will carry with them a new (old) look for the long-running brand.

They’ll come printed on oldschool cardboard, too.

But that’s not all that will be a throwback in the retro-styled brand — there will be errors and variations for collectors to chase.

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Gallery: 2016 Topps Finest baseball cards (updated)

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This year’s edition of Topps Finest baseball cards may have moved to a non-traditional distribution method, but one day before its official release date there’s something very traditional happening.

There are already single cards available on eBay.

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Gallery: 2016 Topps UFC Top of the Class MMA cards

2016-topps-UFC-Top-of-Class-auto-gallery-3An aspiring UFC fighter appearing on an MMA card for the first time might get some of the attention in packs of 2016 Topps UFC Top of the Class, but there are plenty of other big names to be found in Topps‘ latest release.

All you have to do is look at a checklist — or on eBay.

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FOX series “Pitch” follows fictional first woman to pitch in MLB

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Ginny Baker does not exist, but the big-league world that she lives in does.

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

National-TreasuresThe 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 National Treasures pulls, Carlos Beltran debate, Horace Grant’s special face, killed feuds and … future hot comics?

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Are you in BlowoutTV’s 1973 Topps baseball break for free? Find out — and claim your winnings — here

1973-Topps-boxThe five winners have been selected from the Blowout Cards retweet contest that will give each of them one of 660 spots in a group-break of this 1973 Topps baseball wax box.

Did you miss out on it? (Check out the story from last week with all the details right here.)

If you were in … keep reading to see if you won.

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Fanatics show includes some extra memories with Anthony Rizzo

Sometimes a memorabilia show can be memorable for reasons besides the memorabilia.

The Fanatics show in Chicago this weekend was just that for Steve Millsap during a photo opp with Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo.

Check out the video above and hear more from Millsap here in the Blowout forum.

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