Topps includes new Relics in 2017 Topps Star Wars Masterwork

Topps is adding a new element to an upcoming Star Wars set that will allow collectors to feel The Force in a new way.

The set is 2017 Topps Star Wars Masterwork and they’ll include Source Fabric Material Relics. 

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Dance your cares away … Fraggle Rock Funko Pop! toys coming soon

Collect your cares away, worries for another day, let the music play … because Funko‘s down with Fraggle Rock.

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Panini America plans Black Friday and Cyber Monday promo packs

The details for Panini America‘s plans for Black Friday and Cyber Monday promo pack programs are here.

The first of the two shopping promos begins on Nov. 24, the day after Thanksgiving, which is the biggest shopping day of the year throughout all of the commerce world.

The Black Friday release will include a 75-card NFL set with 25 rookies numbered to just 399 copies. There also will be a 25-card Panini Collection insert with parallels for these sets numbered to 50, 25, 10 and 1/1 versions.

There also will be a 75-card set combining all of the other sports in the Panini portfolio — a set that will also have rookies and the same parallels spotlighting stars of the NBA, MLB, NASCAR and other possibilities.

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Buzz Break: 2017 Panini 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: 2017 Panini Football cards (blaster box)
Where to buy:
 BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box: 11
Cards per pack: 8
Cards in this box: 88
Base set completion: 
64 of 100 (64 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards – Julio Jones, Rob Gronkowski, Ezekiel Elliott, Antonio Brown, Todd Gurley, Dak Prescott, Tom Brady, Richard Sherman, Odell Beckham Jr., Dez Bryant, Cam Newton, Larry Fitzgerald, Carson Wentz, Marcus Mariota, Von Miller, Aaron Rodgers, Jameis Winston, Russell Wilson, Eli Manning

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Topps Mini baseball cards arrive for another season (updated)

The MLB season may be nearing its end, but the new baseball sets just keep coming.

One more set that joined the calendar as of Tuesday is 2017 Topps Mini, which Topps teased online today.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Oct. 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: Nothing but big pulls on this Tuesday morning — NBA, NFL, The Walking Dead, Star Wars … 

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First Buzz: 2017 Panini Rookies & Stars football cards


What:
 2017 Panini Rookies & Stars football cards
Arrives: Nov. 27
Box basics: Two autographs and two memorabilia cards per six-pack box (14 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Rookies & Stars arrives on Cyber Monday, giving NFL fans their first new product to rip after the big Black Friday blowout.

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.

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Buzz Break: 2017 Panini Contenders Draft Picks football (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: 2017 Panini Contenders Draft Picks football 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: 
26 of 100 (26 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notable players found on base cards – Jerry Rice, Eli Manning, Peyton Manning, John Elway, Tom Brady, Terry Bradshaw, Andrew Luck, Dan Marino, Fran Tarkenton, Jameis Winston, Adrian Peterson, Dez Bryant, Brian Bosworth, Khalil Mack, Von Miller

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It’s time to get your hands on some JuJu Smith-Schuster football cards

The Pittsburgh Steelers may have found their newest star at wide receiver.

He’s JuJu Smith-Schuster and he racked up 193 receiving yards on just seven catches and scored a 97-yard touchdown on Sunday in a 20-15 win over Detroit.

Smith-Schuster is just 20 years old and was a second-round pick (62nd overall) out of USC. He’s the youngest Steelers player to ever put up a 100-yard game and teammate Le’Veon Bell told ESPN.com that he’s “best player ever under 21” and that “for him to be 20 and play the way he plays is unbelievable. He can block, catch the ball short, go balls, mentally in the game, best player ever under 21.”

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Oct. 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: World Series chatter, huge pulls, Giannis discussions and an altered high-dollar Aaron Rodgers Rookie Card.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Oct. 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: Avoiding ugly autographs, World Series chatter and big pulls in this Sunday edition … check ’em out.

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Buzz Break: 2015 Donruss football cards (blaster box)

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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.

The box: 2015 Donruss football cards (blaster box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (for retail preferred boxes)

Packs per box: 7
Cards per pack: 8
Cards in this box: 56
Base set completion: 
45 of 185 (24 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards – Mark Ingram, Julio Jones, Michael Irvin, Khalil Mack, Odell Beckham Jr., Eli Manning, Johnny Manziel, A.J. Green

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Buzz Break: 2017 Topps Update baseball 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: 2017 Topps Update baseball cards 
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (for nearly all wax formats)

Packs per box: 11 (10 standard plus one medallion pack)
Cards per pack: 10
Cards in this box: 101
Base set completion: 
83 of 300 (28 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Base cards of note – Nolan Arenado, Carlos Beltran, Miguel Sano

Rookie Cards (39) – Notables include Yoan Moncada (2), Alex Bregman, Alex Reyes, Ian Happ

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Oct. 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: World Series chatter, repeated card photos and big pulls.

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First Buzz: 2017 Leaf Trinity baseball cards

What: 2017 Leaf Trinity baseball cards
Arrives: January
Box basics: Six autographed cards per box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: This one returns with what Leaf says is the “strongest checklist in Trinity baseball history” with new draft picks and notable prospects that the company says will be “chasing the face of professional baseball for years to come.”

Keep reading for more info and a full gallery.

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Buzz Break: 2017 Panini Contenders Draft Picks basketball (blaster box)

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: 2017 Panini Contenders Draft Picks (blaster)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (for hobby)

Packs per box: 7
Cards per pack: 6
Cards in this box: 42
Base set completion: 
27 of 100* (27 percent)
Duplicates: 2

Notable base cards – Giannis Antetokounmpo, Anthony Davis (2), Carmelo Anthony, Magic Johnson, Scottie Pippen, Buddy Hield, Kris Dunn, LeBron James, Karl-Anthony Towns, James Harden, Damian Lillard, Dwyane Wade, Kawhi Leonard, Kristaps Porzingis, Russell Westbrook, Larry Bird

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Forget flipping baseball cards … what about MLB-authenticated World Series ivy from Wrigley Field?

The Chicago Cubs may not be playing right now, but the memories of last season’s historic World Series win are still fueling demand for unique pieces of memorabilia.

And it might not get more unique than an MLB-authenticated piece of the famed ivy from Wrigley Field.

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Topps readies extra cardboard for holiday season shop promotion

There’s some extra cardboard coming to card shops for the holiday season.

Topps revealed on Friday its 2017 Topps Holiday promotion, which will include three-card packs of a new set complete with holiday touches and December superstars alongside possible autographed cards.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Oct. 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: Tracking big hits — and pulling them, too — as we head into the weekend.

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On-card ink and plenty of RC autos drive 2017 Topps Archives Signature Series Active Player Edition

The arrival of 2017 Topps Archives Signature Series Active Player Edition baseball cards this week offers an interesting twist on the products that have been, relatively speaking, a fun rip in recent years.

The idea? A signed buyback card in every pack — except this time it’s today’s stars on cards from the recent past and on their Rookie Cards, a bit of a do-over with signed RCs or prospect cards for those who never had them.

Aaron Judge has a high-dollar 2013 Bowman Chrome auto with a full rainbow but this time his base card gets enhanced, stamped and encased and somebody will land that for the price of box. With 99 copies signed, it’s actually one card that’s very plentiful in this release– and yet one of them sold for $350 on eBay. 

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JFK files may prompt plenty of new chatter, but no matter what there’s a ton of Kennedy cardboard to collect

Today’s highly anticipated release of the JFK files — the previously classified documents regarding the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963 — are sure to be a holiday of sorts for conspiracy theorists and are sure to pique the curiosity of history buffs and presidential-minded people.

But the life of the 35th president has prompted plenty of cardboard appearances over the years, too, far beyond just the tragedy of that November day in Dallas, Texas.

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First Buzz: 2018 Topps Gypsy Queen baseball cards

What: 2018 Topps Gypsy Queen baseball cards
Arrives: March 21
Box basics: Two autos and one Glassworks box-topper per 24-pack box (10 boxes per case)
Order: Click here for boxes & click here for cases

What’s buzz-worthy: Gypsy Queen returns for another season with some more colorful inclusions such as Home Run Derby sock Relics and some new variations that build upon last year’s mini-free release.

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 (Oct. 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: Nothing but breaks and World Series chatter today.

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Buzz Break: 2017 Topps Update baseball 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 Update baseball cards (hobby)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box: 36
Cards per pack: 10
Cards in this box: 366
Base set completion: 
300 of 300 (100 percent)
Duplicates: 20

Base cards of note – Cody Bellinger, Andrew Benintendi, Aaron Judge, Gary Sanchez, Corey Seager, Giancarlo Stanton, Francisco Lindor, George Springer, Bryce Harper, Anthony Rizzo, Kris Bryant, Stephen Strasburg, Ichiro Suzuki, Mookie Betts, Max Scherzer, Clayton Kershaw, Buster Posey, Yu Darvish, Carlos Correa, Jose Altuve

Rookie Cards (118) – Notables include Cody Bellinger (4), Andrew Benintendi, Aaron Judge (5), Yoan Moncada (3), Jose DeLeon, Bradley Zimmer (2), Ian Happ (3), Alex Bregman, Jordan Montgomery, Ryon Healy, Brett Phillips, Lewis Brinson, Tyler Glasnow, Franklin Barreto, Dansby Swanson, Yulieski Gurriel

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Buzz Break: 2017 Topps Heritage Minor League baseball (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 Heritage Minor League baseball cards
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box: 18
Cards per pack: 8
Cards in this box: 140
Base set completion: 
121 of 200 (61 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards – Amed Rosario, Mickey Moniak, Nick Senzel, Blake Rutherford, Fernando Tatis Jr., Ozzie Albies, Eloy Jimenez, Michael Kopech, Rhys Hoskins, Austin Riley, Bo Bichette, Rafael Devers

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Buzz Break: 2017 Topps Stadium Club Major League 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 Stadium Club Major League Soccer cards (hobby box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box: 16
Cards per pack: 8
Cards in this box: 128
Base set completion: 
100 of 100 (100 percent)
Duplicates: 13

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Oct. 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: World Series chatter and plenty of big pulls from collectors.

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World Series is where new names can spike hard on cards — and Enrique Hernandez was a preview

We got a preview of the possibilities of the postseason last week when Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder/utility player Enrique Hernandez smacked three home runs in Game 5 of the NLCS.

His few baseball cards suddenly had a lot more interest and that’s something that David Freese, Andruw Jones, David Eckstein and many others can relate to. The postseason and the World Series is where new stars are born, especially on cardboard.

Hernandez played his first MLB game in 2014 — and was drafted five years before that, ironically by the Houston Astros, who he’ll face in the World Series beginning tonight — and through all that time he’d barely appeared on 100 different baseball cards, got just one Rookie Card and one certified autograph before a rainbow of Topps Now cards arrived last Friday.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Oct. 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: Nothing but big pulls and collector reactions in today’s edition.

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Giannis Antetokounmpo’s freaky start shouldn’t be too surprising

“Giannis Antetokounmpo: The night the legend was born”

“This is just the beginning”

“‘He really could be anything’ — Giannis Antetokounmpo is about to take over the NBA”

Those were just some of the headlines about, if you haven’t figured it out, Giannis Antetokounmpo, the Milwaukee Bucks forward who has lit up the NBA in the first week of a new season with 38.3 points and 9.7 rebounds per game. Breaking down the first week of the season, SI.com noted that “The Freak” is not like others on its list of 12 biggest surprises so far.

“Some of the trends on this list will soon disappear,” reads Rob Mahoney’s piece. “This is real — a fledgling MVP candidacy behind one of basketball’s transcendent talents.”

Keep reading for the basics on this potential MVP’s cardboard after his career-high 44-point game this weekend.

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The Simpsons’ ‘Springfield of Dreams’ autograph auctions to benefit Jackie Robinson Foundation

Three autographed baseballs representing a cult classic episode of The Simpsons and a subsequent “mockumentary” of the episode will benefit the charity of a baseball icon soon.

It’s all part of a Goldin Auctions sale of baseballs signed by those involved in “Springfield of Dreams” which aired last night as part of a 25th anniversary celebration of “Homer at the Bat” a year that also included honors at the Baseball Hall of Fame.

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First Buzz: 2017 Panini Contenders NFL cards (updated; retail details)

What: 2017 Panini Contenders football cards
Arrives: Dec. 20 for hobby — Nov. 29 for blaster boxes
Box basics: Five or six autographs per 24-pack box (12 boxes per case)
Order: Click here for boxes & click here for cases

What’s buzz-worthy: Contenders returns with another season of Rookie Tickets and plenty more for collectors of the long-running brand.

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.

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Buzz Break: 2017 Topps Update baseball 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: 2017 Topps Update baseball cards 
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (for nearly all wax formats)

Packs per box: 11 (10 standard plus one medallion pack)
Cards per pack: 10
Cards in this box: 101
Base set completion: 
81 of 300 (27 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Base cards of note – Aaron Judge, Gary Sanchez, Corey Seager, Giancarlo Stanton, Francisco Lindor, George Springer, Bryce Harper, Anthony Rizzo, Kris Bryant, Stephen Strasburg

Rookie Cards (30) – Notables include Andrew Benintendi, Bradley Zimmer (2), Aaron Judge (no logo), Lewis Brinson, Yulieski Gurriel, Jordan Montgomery

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Comic Book Certification Service has a new owner — Beckett Media

Comic Book Certification Service has a new owner.

It’s Beckett Media and CBCS will join the Beckett brands alongside Beckett Grading Services and Beckett Authentication Services.

“The entire CBCS/Beckett team is committed to growing the hobby, both in North America and internationally,” said Jeromy Murray, Beckett’s VP for grading and authentication. “We can’t wait to begin connecting with comics collectors and retailers at shows, conferences and hobby shops world-wide.”

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

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 finds, big pulls, and three questions to make you think on this Monday morning in the collecting world.

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