First Buzz: 2017 Topps Chrome baseball cards

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What: 2017 Topps Chrome baseball cards
Arrives: Aug. 2
Box basics: Two autographs in every 24-pack hobby box (12 boxes per case); Five autographs in every 12-pack jumbo box (eight boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Topps Chrome returns with jumbo boxes as an option once again as the rainbow of rookie autographs is on-card and some new inserts are also worked into the flagship-redo.

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First Buzz: 2017 Topps UFC Chrome

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What: 2017 Topps UFC Chrome MMA cards
Arrives: July 19
Box basics: Two autographs per 24-pack box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: UFC comes to Chrome for the first time, giving MMA stars from the past and present their shots at Chrome rainbows, Superfractors and, of course, autographed Refractors in this hobby-only release.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Feb. 28)

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The 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: The wait for 2017 Topps Heritage is nearly over, big breaks, big questions and more hobby discussions.

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Topps Now spring training cards aren’t just found in team sets (ongoing gallery)

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Topps isn’t limiting Topps Now to spring training team sets this season.

The real-time baseball card platform launched its 2017 Topps Now Spring Training MLB set on Monday with a single card of Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Tyler Glasnow, who racked up six strikeouts in two innings on Sunday.

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Oscars’ Envelopegate snafu lives on with new Garbage Pail Kids homage

artgpk-16c2s-17gpap-nswb-setOne of the most-unforgettable errors in Oscars history will now be remembered in a different way.

With a new Garbage Pail Kids sticker.

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Buzz Poll: Which Mickey Mantle item topped the auction block?

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Mickey Mantle dominated the auction block on Saturday night in Dallas as Heritage Auctions‘ Platinum Night sports sale was topped by a pair of Mantles with very different attributes.

Yet both had very high demand.

Both items you see here — one a PSA 8 copy of his 1952 Topps card and the other being Mantle’s New York Yankees road jersey worn when he hit his 535th career home run on Sept. 19, 1968 — are six-figure items.

One went for $660,000 with a buyer’s premium while the other went for $486,000 and with that pair of facts we have these two questions for you.

Spoiler: Highlight the text after this on this line to learn more. The card sold for more.

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First Buzz: 2017 Topps Heritage WWE wrestling cards

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What: 2017 Topps Heritage WWE wrestling cards
Arrives: Aug. 2
Box basics: Two hits (one autograph guaranteed) in every 24-pack hobby box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: The Heritage WWE brand utilizes the 1987 Topps baseball design as it looks at today’s stars in its popular throwback style.

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Gallery & short-print basics: 2017 Topps Heritage baseball cards

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Our annual trip back in time officially arrives on Wednesday as 2017 Topps Heritage hits once again with a look back at the burlap design of 1968 Topps using today’s stars.

Part of that package will be variations that are based on errors and variations from the original set that it seeks to replicate (at least in part) and we’ll get to those right here as they arrive.

For now, though, our gallery here will include looks at the basics and other fun finds as they arrive — and they have started to show up from Topps and they’ll be hitting eBay auctions via retail breaks at any time now.

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

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The 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: The waiting is the hardest part for 2017 Topps Heritage, retro NBA breaks and plenty more.

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Buzz Break: 1999 Comic Images WWF Smackdown! cards

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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.

edgeThe box: 1999 Comic Images WWF Smackdown! cards
Where to buy:
Poke around online 

Packs per box: 36
Cards per pack: 7
Cards in this box: 252
Base set completion: 
71 of 72 (99 percent)
Duplicates: 66
Triplicates: 52
Quadruplicates: 33
Quintuplicates: 15
Sextuplicates: 8
Septuplicates: 2
Octuplicates: 1

Notables on base cards – Steve Austin, The Rock, Mankind, Undertaker, Triple H, Edge, Chyna, The Hardy Boyz, Debra, Jerry Lawler, Shane McMahon, Vince McMahon, X-Pac, Road Dogg and … Mr. Socko!

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Bill Paxton’s memorable career reflected on very little cardboard

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Despite an acting career that included nearly 100 credits and memorable roles over a 40-year span, Bill Paxton‘s cardboard credits are few.

He’s got just eight certified autographs in two products.

The 61-year-old actor died this weekend after complications due to a surgery and that means many fans might be seeking a memento that they had meant to track down but hadn’t done yet.

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Buzz Break: 2017 Cryptozoic Arrow Season 3 trading cards

arrow-season-3-boxFrom 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.

arrowThe box: 2017 Cryptozoic Arrow Season 3 trading cards
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com 

Packs per box:
 24
Cards per pack: 5
Cards in this box: 117
Base set completion: 
81 of 81 (100 percent)
Duplicates: 7

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

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The 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: Showing off comic art, big Plates & Patches pulls, other breaks and waiting for 2017 Topps Heritage.

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Panini prepares NBA Player of the Day promo — and it starts Monday

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Tip-off comes on Monday for the NBA Player of the Day promotional program from Panini America.

Beginning Monday and running through April 15, the promotion will give collectors a shot at promo cards, autographs, prizes and the chance to have an NBA player spend time with you and your card shop. More than 400 hobby shops will be taking part in the program.

“We are thrilled to support hobby shops selling our NBA trading cards by expanding this proven promotion to even more hobby shops,” said Jason Howarth, Panini’s VP of marketing. “Last year we were able to make one collector’s dream come true by giving them the chance to spend a day with Karl-Anthony Towns. We look forward to creating a memorable experience for another fan this year.”

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First Buzz: 2017 Leaf Babe Ruth Immortal Collection baseball cards

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What: 2017 Leaf Babe Ruth Immortal Collection baseball cards
Arrives: March 31
Box basics: Four hits in every six-card box (10 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: The Bambino returns with a high-end product from Leaf Trading Cards that includes two stadium seat cards and two bat cards in every single box — and the possibilities of much more.

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Spider-Man’s debut commands big cash via Heritage Auctions + gallery of original art still up for grabs

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A high-grade copy of an iconic comic book has commanded an impressive sum on the auction block.

It’s one of only 11 copies of Amazing Fantasy No. 15, which is the first appearance of Spider-Man, and it sold for six figures via Dallas-based Heritage Auctions on Thursday night.

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That Brock Lesnar RAW-worn Suplex City T-shirt is selling for how much?

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On Aug. 15, 2015, Brock Lesnar returned to Minneapolis, Minn., for WWE‘s flagship show RAW and the “Suplex City” T-shirt that he wore during that appearance has hit the auction block.

And it has hit the auction block hard.

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

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The 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: Chasing Kris Bryant, busting NBA, checking out the Panini Honors checklist. debating top rookies, waiting on 2017 Topps Heritage & more.

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Funko has next Spider-Man movie covered — with some surprises

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The next Spider-Man movie is on its way this summer and we’ll have plenty of collecting options from Funko leading up to the film.

And there will be surprises for Spider-Man Homecoming, too.

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

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The 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: An impressive card room video, big pulls from the NBA and MLB, and a Joe Montana Rookie Card in every grade?

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Hasbro readies Star Wars Black Series figures for 40th anniversary

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They’re back and they’re bigger than ever for their 4oth anniversary.

Hasbro will bring its popular Star Wars Black Series line of six-inch action figures to retro-styled packaging for the birthday of the world’s biggest science fiction franchise.

The 12 toys were revealed at New York Toy Fair with new touches and big improvements compared to the original creations — and also with other nods to them, too.

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First Buzz: 2017 Historic Autographs HOF Inductees (baseball & football)

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What: 2017 Historic Autographs HOF Inductees (baseball & football)
Arrives: March 29
Box basics: Three slabbed & authenticated autographs per box (10 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: A mix of Hall of Famers from both baseball and football are found in this one, which is all about ink.

Keep reading for more information.

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

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The 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: Kris Bryant Transcendent cards, 2017 Topps Heritage & big breaks.

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Watch a guy who is a guy with a Funko Pop! open up about opening up a Funko Pop! (Or something … )

Funko Pop! toys aren’t just for collectors and this unboxing video from WWE‘s Xavier Woods (aka Austin Creed aka Austin Watson) and a member of The New Day offers a closer look at things.

“It still strange that I have a Pop!” he says in the video. “Certain things you want to reach — goals and everything. And I wanted to be a wrestler on TV and I wanted to work in video games but … things I didn’t even know that I wanted in life.”

Check it out …

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Buzz Poll: Would you buy a Super Bowl used confetti card?

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The Lombardi trophy confetti you see here is reportedly from Super Bowl LI and it recently fetched some surprising money — $50! — on eBay.

And it’s not alone.

Maybe it’s just those rabid New England Patriots fans out there, but that got Buzz wondering …

It’s not been done before but it seems like everything else has made it into cards. Unless the NFL objects, it seems like it could be done quite easily.

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Need a 2017 Topps Heritage baseball checklist? It’s here …

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Just one week away.

The burlap is back soon as Topps revisits 1968 for the newest edition of Topps Heritage with much of the same formula that has made it a hobby staple for the last 16 years.

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 1990 Leaf Series 2 MLB wax pack (Hour 12)

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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 the final post of this first run.

12in12-logo-smallerThe pack: 1990 Leaf Series 2 wax pack
The cost now: 
$2.50
The cost then: 89 cents (That’s the suggested retail price … but who paid that back then?)

What’s inside this pack? Keep reading …

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 1978 Topps Three’s Company wax pack (Hour 11)

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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 11.

12in12-logo-smallerThe pack: 1978 Topps Three’s Company wax pack
The cost now: 
$2
The cost then: 20 cents

What’s inside this pack? Keep reading …

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 1987 Topps football wax pack (Hour 10)

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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 10.

12in12-logo-smallerThe pack: 1987 Topps football wax pack
The cost now: 
$3.50
The cost then: 40 cents

What’s inside this pack? Keep reading …

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 1981 Fleer Here’s Bo! wax pack (Hour 9)

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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 9.

12in12-logo-smallerThe pack: 1981 Fleer Here’s Bo! wax pack
The cost now: 
$1 (or less)
The cost then: 30 cents

What’s inside this pack? Keep reading …

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 1987 Topps WWF wax pack (Hour 8)

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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 8.

12in12-logo-smallerThe pack: 1987 Topps WWF wax pack
The cost now: 
$1.50
The cost then: 40 cents

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 1984 Topps baseball cello pack (Hour 7)

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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 7.

12in12-logo-smallerThe pack: 1984 Topps baseball cello pack
The cost now: 
$4
The cost then: 49 cents

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 1992 Action Packed Rookie Update box (Hour 6)

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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 6.

12in12-logo-smallerThe pack: 1992 Action Packed Rookie Update football cards 
The cost now: 
$12
The cost then: $2.49/pack, $59.76/box

What’s inside this box? Keep reading …

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2015 Topps WWE hobby box (Hour 5)

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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 5.

12in12-logo-smallerThe pack: 2015 Topps WWE (hobby box) 
The cost now: 
$69 (if you’re lucky)
The cost then: $1.99/pack, $47.76/box

What’s inside this box? Keep reading …

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