Buzz Break: 2017 Donruss football cards (jersey hanger 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 Donruss NFL cards (jersey hanger box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (for hobby)

Packs per box: 1
Cards per pack: 50
Base set completion: 
30 of 300 (10 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards – Dez Bryant, Jameis Winston, Boomer Esiason, Jerry Rice, Matthew Stafford, Tony Romo, Richard Sherman, Eli Manning, Paul Hornung, Mark Ingram, Julio Jones, Derrick Henry

Continue reading

Oh what a day! ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ toys coming from Funko

One of cinema’s most-visceral films ever made is hitting the toy aisle.

Funko revealed on Thursday that it’s preparing toys for Mad Max: Fury Road in several lines to come this winter.

There are Funko Pop!, Rock Candy and Mystery Minis to come for the film with a number of characters from the ensemble cast taking shape in toy form.

Continue reading

Gallery: 2017 Cryptozoic DC Comics Bombshells trading cards

We’re less than a month away from a new arrival from Cryptozoic — one that combines cardboard with even more.

It’s 2017 Cryptozoic DC Comics Bombshells, which celebrates DC Comics‘ stars with 1940s pinup-propaganda poster stylings and includes one Golden Goddess vinyl figure variant in every box.

Continue reading

Funko intends to be a force during Star Wars Force Friday II

We’re still a few months away from the arrival of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, but we’re mere hours away from Force Friday, the day where the film’s merchandise is first unleashed upon the universe.

Although it’s just one of the many licensees, Funko will have plenty of potential pieces for collectors beginning at midnight tonight in many locations as it has revealed more than 50 pieces across several brands that will document the film in toy form and beyond.

Continue reading

Heritage breaks up a legendary set of 1933 Goudey baseball cards

If you’ve ever been interested in grabbing some high-end copies of cards from the landmark 1933 Goudey set and have the bank account that lets you do so, then a new sale from Heritage Auctions is for you.

Active until Sept. 21 is an auction breaking up one of the best PSA-graded sets of the brand that contains the traditional in-pack Rookie Cards of many legendary names.

And they’re in sometimes-untoppable conditions.

Continue reading

First Buzz: 2017 Topps WWE Women’s Division wrestling cards

What: 2017 Topps WWE Women’s Division wrestling cards
Arrives: Sept. 6
Box basics: One hit per blaster box

What’s buzz-worthy: The WWE’s women once again get a product of their own with this one only initially available via Walmart like last year’s very popular Divas Revolution set.

Keep reading for more and the checklist.

Continue reading

Houston Astros’ Topps Now card to help Hurricane Harvey flood victims

A moment of silence between the Houston Astros‘ game on Tuesday was captured on cardboard and will help raise money for the American Red Cross and Hurricane Harvey relief beginning today.

The card is the latest from Topps‘ real-time card program, Topps Now, and will only be available for 24 hours initially via Topps.com.

Continue reading

New York Yankees prospect Gleyber Torres joins Topps Authentics team

New York Yankees fans will have a new place to land autographs of their future star infielder Gleyber Torres.

He’s joined the Topps Authentics team, Topps’ autographed memorabilia division, where his pieces will now be found on an exclusive basis.

“I’m happy to be part of this big family,” said Torres in a prepared statement. “I’m happy to be here and [for] everything Topps has done for me.”

Continue reading

Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Aug. 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: Big pulls, 2018 Topps Heritage chatter, redemption maildays, powerful blasters & more.

Continue reading

First Buzz: 2018 Topps Heritage baseball cards — early info & gallery


What:
 2018 Topps Heritage baseball cards
Arrives: Feb. 28
Box basics: One autograph or Relic per 24-pack box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Collectors can turn back the clock to 1969 once again with the arrival of Heritage, which continues with the what’s-old-is-new-again tradition that began back in 2001.

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

Continue reading

Floyd Mayweather’s big win gets Topps Now treatment — with ink

“Money” ink is available now.

Floyd Mayweather‘s big win over Conor McGregor on Saturday night is now commemorated on Topps Now cards where the 50-0 champ’s autograph also is up for grabs.

Continue reading

Fanatics Auctions selling event-used Rookie Premiere jerseys & more

If you’re a dedicated collector or even a casual one, you already own a piece of the action from this year’s NFLPA Rookie Premiere found in a pack of cards.

But there’s also another way to get memorabilia from a crop of notable new NFL rookies from the event as Fanatics is auctioning event-worn jerseys, cleats and gloves from a number of the players right now.

Continue reading

Mayweather vs. McGregor battle lives on in new digital magazine

The big fight has come and gone along with the TV highlights and Twitter replays, but the spectacle that was Saturday night’s showdown between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor lives on once again.

Today marks the arrival of a digital magazine — The Super Fight Issue — from the Beckett On-Demand line.

Continue reading

Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Aug. 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: Signed comics, big pulls, character collectors, non-rookie Rookie Cards, mainstream media card coverage & more.

Continue reading

New wave of ‘The Walking Dead’ bobbleheads coming in September

They’re probably not the first, but they’re the newest.

A set of six bobbleheads for The Walking Dead are on the way from Royal Bobbles and are set to arrive in late September

Continue reading

New wave of NBA Funko Pop! toys set to arrive in September

The new NBA Funko Pop! lineup has been revealed and it includes The Brow and plenty more.

A total of 14 new toys were revealed by the Everett, Wash.-based company on Monday with some of the biggest names in the game beyond just Anthony Davis. 

Continue reading

Golf classic ‘Caddyshack’ hits stores in another way beginning this week

Ty Webb has another round to play — and that’s coming to toy and other hobby shops beginning on Wednesday.

That’s when two of the newest Caddyshack Vinimates arrive from Diamond Select Toys — Webb and the famed gopher from the legendary 1980 comedy add to the previous wave of toys that are small in stature but big on fun.

Continue reading

Buzz Break: 2010 Topps Prime football 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: 2010 Topps Prime football cards (blaster box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (for hobby)

Packs per box:
 8
Cards per pack: 7
Cards in this box: 56
Base set completion: 
51 of 150 (34 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards: Aaron Rodgers, Brett Favre, Larry Fitzgerald, LaDainian Tomlinson, Randy Moss, Calvin Johnson, Carson Palmer, Reggie Bush, Andre Johnson, DeMarcus Ware

Rookie Cards (18) – Dez Bryant, Rolando McClain, C.J. Spiller, Riley Cooper, Dexter McCluster, Jahvid Best, Trent Williams, Colt McCoy, Ed Wang, Andre Roberts, Damian Williams, Sean Lee, Brandon LaFell, Jordan Shipley, David Reed, Emmanuel Sanders, Toby Gerhart, Eric Decker

Continue reading

Asking price on a set of 1983 Madonna Polaroids? Just $350,000

The old saying is that a picture’s worth a thousand words, but in the case of pop music legend Madonna and an old set of Polaroids, that price is a bit different.

They’re $5,303 apiece — but fans of the icon still might call them priceless.

The set of 66 original images is being offered for $350,000 and it comes from Richard Corman, a portrait photographer who shot Madonna in 1983 — just six weeks before the arrival of her first album and her being thrust into the international spotlight.

“She had charisma like I have never seen,” Corman said in Vogue, which is noted in a listing for the photos via The Manhattan Rare Book Company. “When you look at somebody through the camera, you either see behind somebody’s eyes or you don’t. And with her, it was ‘Wow.'”

Continue reading

Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Aug. 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: Big pulls from the card world, big concerns in comic world & more.

Continue reading

Rhys Hoskins’ powerful arrival sparks big interest in his few baseball cards

There’s a new hard-hitting powerful rookie in MLB this season but you’ll have to wait for his first Rookie Cards and battle if you have your sights on his few certified autographs.

His name is Rhys Hoskins and he’s a member of the Philadelphia Phillies — and he’s got a record 11 home runs in his first 18 games. That’s an MLB record for a hot start as well as a team rookie record for the month — with a few games to go. He’s also homered in his last five games, adding to the attention that comes with such a torrid pace.

Now, about that cardboard?

Continue reading

Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Aug. 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: Floyd Mayweather’s big win over Conor Mcgregor, Julian Edelman’s season-ending injury, Rhys Hoskins’ power surge, Elgin Baylor ink and big NFL pulls.

Continue reading

Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Aug. 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: Mayweather vs. McGregor chatter, Rhys Hoskins, James Harden autographs, big pulls & more.

Continue reading

Buzz Break: 2017 Topps Clearly Authentic 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 Clearly Authentic baseball cards
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box: 1
Cards per pack: 1
Base set completion: 
0 of 82 (0 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Continue reading

Garbage Pail Kids take on MTV VMAs with Empty V Awards sticker set

With this year’s MTV Video Music Awards set for Sunday, Topps’ Garbage Pail Kids are ready with a new set that mocks the always-watched and often-befuddling event.

The 2017 Garbage Pail Kids Empty V Awards set consists of 12 stickers — two versions of six images — and they’re only available for a limited time.

Continue reading

U.S. Soccer stars arrive via Panini Instant before World Cup qualifiers

The U.S. Soccer Men’s National Team will be suiting up for World Cup Qualifiers next month and the women’s squad will be in action in September, too, giving Panini America its latest shot at a big goal.

More soccer collectors.

How does that happen? More cardboard — and we’ve got the details after the jump.

Continue reading

MLB Players Weekend gets Topps Now sets — with possible bonuses

MLB Players Weekend is nearly upon us and it’s a chance for MLB to loosen things up on the uniform front with new colorful looks for its teams complete with nicknames on players’ jerseys just for fun (and marketing/merchandising, of course).

The spectacle of this one also will have cardboard and the first to come will be 2017 Topps Now MLB Players Weekend team sets that will focus on five players per squad from the games. There also will be performance bonuses that potentially translate into extra cards.

Continue reading

First Buzz: 2017 Panini Absolute Racing NASCAR cards

What: 2017 Panini Absolute NASCAR cards
Arrives: Oct. 4
Box basics:  Two autographs and two memorabilia cards per four-pack box (14 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Absolute hits the track with a hit in every pack for the first time in a release that will include some serious memorabilia swatches and even the return of Action Packed.

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

Continue reading

Magic great Nick Anderson to sign for Big League’s 25th anniversary

Orlando Magic fans can land free autographs from franchise great Nick Anderson on Saturday during an appearance in Central Florida.

Big League Cards in Casselberry, Fla., is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a free signing tomorrow beginning at 1 p.m.

“It is so exciting to have Nick Anderson join us at Big League during our 25th anniversary Golden Ticket event,” said Alan Narz, owner of Big League. “As part of the event, there will be free refreshments, prizes all day, great discounts … and we will also be providing customers with free Nick Anderson cards, while supplies last. I know it is going to be a really fun day.  I remember watching Nick play when the Orlando Magic were in the NBA Finals. We are so appreciative for Nick coming here to help make our event so special.”

But that’s not all that will be happening at the shop.

Continue reading

Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2015 Topps Finest NFL blister pack (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 for today.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2015 Topps Finest football hobby blister pack
The cost: Click here

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

Continue reading

Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2017 Topps Chrome MLB blaster 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: 2017 Topps Chrome MLB blaster
The cost: Click here

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

Continue reading

Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2015-16 Upper Deck Series 1 hockey cards Mega Box (Hour 10)

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 10.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2015-16 UD Series 1 NHL (Mega)
The cost: Click here

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

Continue reading

Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2015 Topps Chrome WWE blaster box (Hour 9)

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 9.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2015 Topps Chrome WWE (blaster)
The cost:
$12 — for hobby boxes, hit BlowoutCards.com

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

Continue reading

Next Topps Make Your Pro Debut winner will suit up for Fresno Tacos

Topps will make sure a collector suits up for one of Minor League Baseball’s tastiest franchises next year.

The company announced on Thursday that its Make Your Pro Debut contest that allows a collector to join a team for a day will take its talents to Fresno, Calif., where the winner will don the uniform of the Fresno Grizzlies’ promotional alter ego — the Fresno Tacos — next April on Taco Tuesday.

The contest’s scratch-off code cards will be found in hobby boxes of 2017 Topps Heritage Minor League, which arrives next month. Winning code holders will be asked questions and then Topps will choose a winner based off of those answers.

Continue reading

Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 1992 Wild Card World League of American Football pack (Hour 8)

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 8.

12in12-logo-smallerThe pack: 1992 Wild Card World League of American Football
The cost: 
Pocket change (found in a cheap retail repack)

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

Continue reading