Buzz Break: 2016 Panini Contenders football cards (blaster box)

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From 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.

The box: 2016 Panini Contenders football cards (blaster box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (for hobby)

Packs per box: 5
Cards per pack: 8
Cards in this box: 40
Base set completion: 
34 of 100 (34 percent)
Duplicates: 3

Notable names pulled on base cards: Tom Brady (2), Richard Sherman, Dez Bryant, Eli Manning, Cam Newton, Matt Stafford, Von Miller, Eli Manning, Matt Ryan, Antonio Brown, Drew Brees

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Robbie Ray’s hot streak could translate into hot auto cards — because he doesn’t have many

Which card do you chase when there’s a player on a hot streak and emerging from the pack — but when he doesn’t have much ink?

This collector would lean toward the earliest.

That player is Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Robbie Ray, and he’s a guy who posted an 8-15 record last season — but with 218 strikeouts, a mark that was fourth-best in the National League.

This year?

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (May 31)

The Blowout Cards Forums are where thousands of collectors converge daily to discuss, well, a little bit of everything. Here are a few threads about collecting and more that you should check out right now.

What’s Buzzing Today: Albert Pujols, busting Pro Debut, chasing Stantons, ripping USA Baseball, The Walking Dead & more.

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First Buzz: 2017 Topps Update baseball cards

What: 2017 Topps Update baseball cards
Arrives: Oct. 18
Box basics: One autograph or Relic per 36-pack box (12 boxes per case); One autograph and two Relics per 10-pack jumbo box (six boxes per case)
Checklist: Click here to view when available
Order: Click here

What’s buzz-worthy: The Update edition of the Topps baseball brand — the flagship brand for the hobby — caps things on cardboard with a look at the MLB All-Star Game and new faces in new places along with a new slate of cards we’ve seen in the first two series.

Keep reading for more as well as a full gallery of images.

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Scott Schebler’s autographs can be found in just one place — and same goes for his lone Rookie Card

Scott Schebler is this year’s Adam Duvall — a hard-hitting Cincinnati Reds outfielder who’s come out of nowhere to hit a boatload of home runs.

Schebler’s present stat line stands at 15 homers and 29 RBI through his first 48 games where he’s hitting .247. It’s a home run mark that puts him tied for fifth in the majors and tops in the National League beside Bryce Harper. (Duvall is one shot behind them on the NL list.)

Unlike Duvall, whose arrival last year was at a time where he had no certified autographs, Schebler’s is one where he’s got autographs — but only in a single past release.

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Buzz Poll: Does Mike Trout’s first visit to the disabled list worry you?

For the first time in his big-league career, the biggest-selling star in MLB is headed to the disabled list — and it’s with a torn thumb ligament that needs surgery.

With Mike Trout cards — particularly his 2009 Bowman Chrome Draft autos — trading at record highs, there are bound to be some worries. (Here’s where it’s being discussed over on the Blowout Forums.)

Could this be the type of injury that affects his performance now and in the future? Or is it something that gives collectors a chance to catch their breath and maybe land some big cards cheaper than they might have otherwise been?

Tell us what you think in our polls below or via a comment here or on Twitter.

Follow Buzz on Twitter @BlowoutBuzz or send email to BlowoutBuzz@blowoutcards.com. 

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‘Pulp Fiction’ & ‘Kill Bill’ blind-box figures coming from Titans Vinyl

Vinyl toy blind boxes ain’t seen nothing yet.

The memorable characters from Quentin Tarantino‘s Pulp Fiction will be hitting stores soon as 3-inch figures found in packs with a number of characters and a number of still-unknown chase figures to be found.

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First Buzz: 2017 Onyx Baseball Clubhouse Collection Authentic Game-used Batting Gloves


What:
 2017 Onyx Baseball Clubhouse Collection Authentic Game-used Batting Gloves
Arrives: June 29
Box basics: One pair of game-used batting gloves per box (three boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: This MLBPA-approved product includes batting gloves from top young names as well as established veterans — a group that includes Aaron Judge, Albert Pujols, Bryce Harper, Mike Trout, Freddie Freeman, Miguel Cabrera, Trea Turner and a number of MLB hopefuls.

Keep reading for more info, including a full checklist.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (May 30)

The Blowout Cards Forums are where thousands of collectors converge daily to discuss, well, a little bit of everything. Here are a few threads about collecting and more that you should check out right now.

What’s Buzzing Today: Baseball fights, big breaks, card storage, best Smoltz cards & more.

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Buzz Break: 2016-17 Donruss Optic basketball cards (blaster box)

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.

The box: 2016-17 Donruss Optic basketball cards (blaster)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box:
 6
Cards per pack: 4
Cards in this box: 24
Base set completion: 18 of 200 (9 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Base cards – Anthony Davis, Kawhi Leonard, Jimmy Butler, Eric Bledsoe, Jamal Crawford, Aaron Gordon, Hassan Whiteside, Emmanuel Mudiay, Joel Embiid, DeAndre Jordan, Jeff Green, Josh Richardson, Jeremy Lin, Ben McLemore

Rookie Cards (4) – Dejounte Murray, Marquese Chriss, Ron Baker, Cheick Diallo

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Buzz Poll: How does Tiger Woods’ news affect your collection?

Tiger Woods is back in the news again — and it’s not for golf.

Naturally with this development, along with his lack of time on the PGA Tour, one has to ponder the future of his cardboard. As one of the most-decorated and sought-after golf stars of all time, there’s been plenty of money put into his cardboard. He’s definitely also been one of the most sought-after autographs of anyone in the sports world … but now this.

More than a few questions come to mind … tell us what you think with our poll below or via a comment here or on Twitter.

Follow Buzz on Twitter @BlowoutBuzz or send email to BlowoutBuzz@blowoutcards.com. 

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

The Blowout Cards Forums are where thousands of collectors converge daily to discuss, well, a little bit of everything. Here are a few threads about collecting and more that you should check out right now.

What’s Buzzing Today: A Memorial Day roundup of nothing but breaks results.

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

The Blowout Cards Forums are where thousands of collectors converge daily to discuss, well, a little bit of everything. Here are a few threads about collecting and more that you should check out right now.

What’s Buzzing Today: Jim Bunning, Jim Kelly Ezekiel Elliott, Derek Carr, Gene Hackman and The Undertaker are the names of the day.

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

The Blowout Cards Forums are where thousands of collectors converge daily to discuss, well, a little bit of everything. Here are a few threads about collecting and more that you should check out right now.

What’s Buzzing Today: Big pulls from around the collecting world.

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First Buzz: 2017 Panini Pantheon football cards


What:
 2017 Panini Pantheon football cards
Arrives: July 19
Box basics: Six autographs or memorabilia cards per box (five boxes per case)
Checklist: Click here to view

What’s buzz-worthy: This new high-end line from Panini America comes to the NFL with “an abundance of autographs and memorabilia from Hall of Famers and all-time greats” and a 100-card base set where every card is printed on metal and is limited to no more than 50 copies.

Keep reading for more as well as a full gallery of images.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (May 26)

The Blowout Cards Forums are where thousands of collectors converge daily to discuss, well, a little bit of everything. Here are a few threads about collecting and more that you should check out right now.

What’s Buzzing Today: Bowman Mega Boxes delivering well, retro wax ripping, big breaks and NSCC prep.

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Buzz Break: 2017 Cryptozoic The Flash Season 2 trading cards

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.

The box: 2017 Cryptozoic The Flash Season 2
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com 

Packs per box:
 24
Cards per pack: 5
Cards in this box: 117
Base set completion: 
72 of 72 (100 percent)
Duplicates: 2

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Willie Stargell auction includes prime pieces from Pops’ career

It’s been more than 16 years since the baseball world lost “Pops,” aka Hall of Famer Willie Stargell, at age 61.

During a lengthy big-league career with the Pittsburgh Pirates, he was a World Series champ, a National League MVP and even Sports Illustrated‘s Man of the Year — and all those awards and more are up for grabs via SCP Auctions right now.

And there are even some impressive yet unusual items that some baseball fans might not even know about also available in the sale.

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First Buzz: 2017 Donruss Optic baseball cards


What:
 2017 Donruss Optic baseball cards
Arrives: July 19
Box basics:  Two autographs per 20-pack box (12 boxes per case)
Checklist: Click here to view

What’s buzz-worthy: Panini’s sophomore release for Optic baseball cards includes the return of Mickey Mantle to packs for the first time under an exclusive deal.

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

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‘A League of Their Own’ 25th Anniversary Blu-Ray package includes bonuses for collectors

If you’re a fan of A League of Their Own or a collector of baseball movie memorabilia, you may need to head to a Walmart.

That’s where you can find a recently released exclusive 25th anniversary Blu-ray/DVD package of the popular Penny Marshall film and it includes baseball cards as well as other extras.

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Gallery: NFLPA Rookie Premiere Next Day Autographs will be found in 2017 National promo packs

Some of the first on-card autos penned by the 37 new NFL rookies at this year’s NFLPA Rookie Premiere will have a home inside packs soon.

They’ll be found in this year’s National Sports Collectors Convention promo packs.

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Tim Tebow’s first official MiLB card is a short-printed scorcher

Don’t tell his fans that he’s just another minor league baseball player.

Tim Tebow‘s first baseball card as a member of the Columbia Fireflies isn’t an easy pull from packs of 2017 Topps Pro Debut baseball cards but it’s a pricey one.

As in $400 — and that’s without an autograph or piece of game-used memorabilia attached. And that’s not a fluke as active auctions are just as strong.

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Aaron Judge could have been an Oakland A’s star — and here’s his 2010 Bowman Draft Picks card

You probably know Aaron Judge by now. After all, he’s tied for the MLB lead with 15 home runs, is the 6-foot-7 young face of the New York Yankees and on the cover of Sports Illustrated.

But in an alternate reality — and an alternate reality with baseball cards — none of this would have happened. He’d be playing somewhere else.

You probably didn’t know — this collector didn’t — that Judge was once a draft pick of the Oakland A’s, the Moneyballing squad that ultimately sends all of its star players to the Yankees anyway and gets its playoff hopes dashed by Yankees stars and unlikely plays that will never, ever go away. (They even start off movies made about the A’s.)

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First Buzz: 2017 Topps High Tek baseball cards

What: 2017 Topps High Tek baseball cards
Arrives: Nov. 1
Box basics: Two on-card autographs per 40-card box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Topps joins Bowman in the Tek world this season with a release that promises “more cards, more patterns and more variations.”

Keep reading for more as well as a full gallery of images.

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MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred among many non-traditional autos on 2017 Topps Archives checklist

An official MLB baseball isn’t the only place you’ll find the signature of MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred.

His autograph will be found in packs of 2017 Topps Archives, which is set to arrive next week with two signed cards in every box.

Topps has released the final checklist and that’s not the only surprise autograph in store.

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

The Blowout Cards Forums are where thousands of collectors converge daily to discuss, well, a little bit of everything. Here are a few threads about collecting and more that you should check out right now.

What’s Buzzing Today: Big pulls from new boxes, vintage classics, The National & more.

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Japan star Shohei Otani arrives in 2017 Bowman Mega Boxes

Baseball fans who watch the international scene know the name Shohei Otani but now collectors have their shot at some American cardboard of the pitcher-slugger.

Topps has put him into its 2017 Bowman Mega Boxes that are only found at Target stores.

And the early copies to hit eBay are getting noticed, too. And it’s not alone.

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Gallery: Cryptozoic Outlander Season 2 autographs

The story of Outlander is a complicated and different one — a World War II combat nurse finds herself back in 1743 for starters — and it’s grown from there.

Also growing will be the amount of cardboard for the series.

Its second wave of trading cards is set to arrive later this year as Cryptozoic is preparing Outlander Series 2, which will include more autographs and memorabilia for the Starz series.

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Buzz Break: 2017 Topps UEFA Champions League Showcase soccer cards (hobby box)


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.

The box: 2017 Topps UEFA Champions League Showcase soccer cards (hobby box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box: 12
Cards per pack: 6
Cards in this box: 72
Base set completion: 
60 of 200 (30 percent)
Duplicates: 0

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First Buzz: 2016-17 Panini Noir basketball cards


What:
 2016-17 Panini Noir basketball cards
Arrives: July 12
Box basics: Seven autographs or memorabilia cards per 10-card box (four boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Noir is back on the hardcourt with more boxes per case and several ways to chase NBA rookies via their patch autographs along with other striking hits with a common theme as well as framed cards.

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.

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Buzz Break: 2017 Topps Inception baseball cards


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.

The box: 2017 Topps Inception baseball cards
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box: 1
Cards per pack: 7
Base set completion: 
4 of 100 (4 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Base cards – Jacob deGrom, Jackie Bradley Jr., Jonathan Villar, Blake Snell

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Apollo 11 moon-rock bag could fetch millions in Sotheby’s auction

In the sports world, player-used equipment bags aren’t exactly prime material.

But a Neil Armstrong/Buzz Aldrin-used lunar sample bag from Apollo 11 with some moon dust still inside?

Well, Sotheby’s expects it could fetch as much as $4 million.

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

The Blowout Cards Forums are where thousands of collectors converge daily to discuss, well, a little bit of everything. Here are a few threads about collecting and more that you should check out right now.

What’s Buzzing Today: Pondering game-used vs. player-worn and other hobby questions.

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2009-10 Upper Deck Jordan Legacy (Hour 12)

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 … this is our finale.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2009-10 Upper Deck Michael Jordan Legacy set
The cost: Click here

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2016 Topps baseball Mega Box (Hour 11)

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 … this is Hour 11.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2016 Topps baseball Mega Box
The cost: Click here

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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