First Buzz: 2017 Super Break Holiday Edition

What: 2017 Super Break Holiday Edition
Arrives:
 Nov. 24
Box basics: One buyback card and two memorabilia items per box (three boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Super Break’s newest arrival drops on Black Friday with a mix of cards and memorabilia for Hall of Famers, rookies and stars from around the sports world.

Keep reading for more info.

Continue reading

First Buzz: 2017 Historic Autographs Line-ups baseball

What: 2017 Historic Autographs Line-ups baseball
Arrives: Dec. 15
Box basics: One quad cut autograph per box (eight boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Historic Autographs takes the cut autograph into book territory with quads for memorable squads broken down into three types of cards.

Keep reading for more information.

Continue reading

First Buzz: 2018 TRISTAR Hidden Treasures Autographed Baseball

What: 2018 TRISTAR Hidden Treasures autographed baseballs
Arrives: Jan. 3
Box basics: 
One autographed baseball per box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: TRISTAR’s autographed baseball chase brand is back in January with nods to its hometown World Series champion Houston Astros as well as Diamond Tickets good for one of the biggest possible autographs in MLB history.

Keep reading for details on that one and a gallery of what’s possible in this one.

Continue reading

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

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: Collectors react to 2018 Bowman preview, big pulls from new brands like Flawless and debating Corey Kluber’s Hall of Fame potential as we head into the weekend.

Continue reading

Gallery: 2018 Cryptozoic Supergirl Season 1 autographs

One of the newer DC Comics icons to become a TV show is Supergirl and next year Cryptozoic will offer fans the newest take on the character via cardboard.

The company has teased its first 15 signers for 2018 Cryptozoic Supergirl Season 1 and it contains some notable names who have had main roles elsewhere in the DC world for television and film.

Continue reading

Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2012 Leaf Pete Rose The Living Legend baseball 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: 2012 Leaf Pete Rose The Living Legend baseball cards
The cost: Click here

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

Continue reading

Black November Wave 7 is here … and here are five deals to consider

If you hadn’t noticed, there are a number of boxes with discounted prices right now over on the mothership as BlowoutCards.com is in the midst its Black November sales now.

Wave 7 is here and many of the discounts were dramatic enough that Buzz had to sit down and ponder the possibilities in many of the boxes and cases — and here are five boxes/cases that caught this collector’s eye.

2013-14 Panini Prestige NBA wax boxes and cases
This isn’t a high-end brand but it’s one that packs two autographs and two memorabilia cards in every box with roughly 20 insert cards, too. The key here? Giannis. His autographs are in here. His Rookie Cards are in here. He’s such a big deal, he doesn’t even need his long last name mentioned here. (Yes, I can spell it … Antetokounmpo.) If you land his auto, it can pay for at least a third, if not half of the case. This is a brand where you can also land the likes of Kevin Durant and Kobe Bryant ink (among others) and there’s plenty of stuff in there — especially if you go with a volume buy with the low sale price.

Continue reading

Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2017 Panini Absolute Racing blaster box (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 box: 2017 Panini Absolute Racing blaster
The cost:
$19.99 Click here for hobby

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

Continue reading

Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2011 In The Game Canadiana hobby box (Hour 5)

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 5.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2011 In The Game Canadiana trading cards (hobby box)
The cost now: 
$49.95 

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

Continue reading

Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2017 Leaf Wrestling Autographed 8×10 Photograph Edition box (Hour 4)

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 4.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2017 Leaf Wrestling Autographed 8×10 Photograph Edition
The cost: Click here

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

Continue reading

Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2012 BenchWarmer Vault box (Hour 1)

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 1.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2012 BenchWarmer Vault
The cost: Click here 

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

Continue reading

Red Sox lose a legend as Hall of Famer Bobby Doerr dies at age 99

Ted Williams called him the “Silent Captain” of the Red Sox and he’s a Hall of Famer, too, with 14 seasons in the major leagues, all for Boston.

He’s Bobby Doerr and he died Monday at age 99.

Doerr was a nine-time All-Star who hit .288 with 2,042 hits, 223 home runs and 1,247 RBI in 1,865 games for Boston from 1937 to 1951 save for the 1945 season where, like Williams, he was in the military.

“Bobby Doerr was part of an era of baseball giants and still stood out as one himself,” Red Sox owner John Henry said in a statement. “And even with his Hall of Fame achievements at second base, his character and personality outshined it all. He will be missed.”

Continue reading

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

Packs per box: 1
Cards per pack: 1
Base set completion: 
N/A

Continue reading

Buzz Break: 2017 Topps Archives Signature Series Postseason Edition


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 Archives Signature Series Postseason Edition baseball cards
Where to buy:
 BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box: 1
Cards per pack: 1
Base set completion: 
N/A

Continue reading

Adrian Clayborn’s six-sack game could spark interest in past cards — and his lone (sort of) Falcons auto

Want to collect someone who’s very affordable and relatively solid on the field?

Atlanta Falcons defensive lineman Adrian Clayborn made a case for himself on Sunday night against the Dallas Cowboys when he did something that’s only been equaled or topped by three other players since 1982 when the sack became an official NFL stat. He had six sacks of Dak Prescott — just one short of the NFL record — and he wasn’t boisterous about the big game afterward.

“I only have one move and it worked,” Clayborn told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “I play the same way every game and it lucked out for me today.”

Continue reading

First Buzz: 2017 TRISTAR Signature Series

What: 2017 TRISTAR Signature Series
Arrives: Dec. 13
Box basics: One autographed item per envelope (10 envelopes per case).

What’s buzz-worthy: TRISTAR’s Signature Series is the final product of the year with just 75 10-pack cases of authenticated autographed memorabilia inside.

Continue reading

Legend of ‘The Nature Boy’ Ric Flair takes real turn tonight on ESPN

He styled. He profiled. He wrestled around the world and made millions “Woooooooooo!”

The limousine riding and jet flying is a bit less chaotic these days, but the boisterous story of “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair — or, really, the real-life story of Richard Fliehr — will get the spotlight tonight at 10 p.m. on ESPN.

It’s a 30 For 30 documentary that’s been in the works for months — long before his recent health scare nearly ended his life at age 68. It’s a piece that promises to explore the man, the myth, the legend — and where that’s led him to today. (And to be the man, you still have to beat the man … he’s not done yet.)

Continue reading

Alvin Kamara’s impressive start intensifies after Saints make moves

It wasn’t the flashiest day in the NFL for rookies, but a slow-building superstar scenario might be happening with the New Orleans Saints with their recent trading of a future Hall of Famer.

Rookie RB Alvin Kamara put up his strongest game of the year so far in a 30-10 win over Tampa Bay on Sunday with 10 carries for 68 yards and a touchdown and six catches for 84 yards and a score.

He’s still sharing time with Mark Ingram — a seventh-year pro and former Heisman winner — but both have picked up steam since the Saints traded Adrian Peterson on Oct. 10. For the year, Kamara has 311 yards on 52 carries — Peterson had 37 on Sunday alone for the Cardinals — and 341 yards on 37 catches with a total of five TDs for the year.

Continue reading

First Buzz: 2017 Leaf Buyback Wrestling trading cards

What: 2017 Leaf Buyback Wrestling trading cards
Arrives: December
Box basics: 11 on-card autograph cards per box (five boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Leaf focuses on wrestling stars of the past with nothing but previously issued cards with ink added for this new product — one that the company says is “easily the most value-driven Leaf wrestling item we have ever released.”

Continue reading

Black November Wave 2 is here … and here are five deals to consider

If you hadn’t noticed, there are a number of boxes with discounted prices right now over on the mothership as BlowoutCards.com is in the midst its Black November sales now.

Wave 2 is here and many of the discounts were dramatic enough that Buzz had to sit down and ponder the possibilities in many of the boxes and cases — and here are five boxes/cases that caught this collector’s eye.

2017 Topps Update Jumbo boxes and cases
This relatively new release is simply a fun one that’s stacked with Rookie Cards and moments from the All-Star Game and Home Run Derby. This collector has ripped hanger boxes, blaster boxes and standard Hobby boxes and many of them have delivered good volume on those guys named Bellinger, Judge and even on the variations. (They don’t have to be rare to be fun.) I haven’t studied the jumbo breaks closely, but one auto and two other hits at this price makes for a fun rip — and if you get lucky you could do pretty well. While this might be a brand that seems somewhat plentiful now, once wax dries up there will be enough key players here to make it of interest later — and basic Topps flagship RCs seem to be growing in popularity, too.

Continue reading

First Buzz: 2018 Onyx Baseball Icons Collection Hall of Fame signed baseballs

What: 2018 Onyx Baseball Icons Collection Hall of Fame signed baseballs
Arrives: Dec. 12
Box basics: One autographed baseball per box and one vintage graded card per case (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Only 25 sealed cases will be made for this one — half as much as last year — but there will still be one buyback card per case and a Hall of Famer in every box.

Keep reading for more info, including a checklist.

Continue reading

Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Nov. 2)

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: The Astros win it all and collectors win with all their big pulls.

Continue reading

Buzz Break: 2017 Topps Archives Signature Series Active Player Edition 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 Archives Signature Series Active Player Edition baseball cards
Where to buy:
 BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box: 1
Cards per pack: 1
Base set completion: 
N/A

Continue reading

Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Nov. 1)

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: The World Series ends tonight, Five Star arrives, big questions, big pulls & big steals.

Continue reading

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.

Continue reading

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.

Continue reading

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.

Continue reading

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.

Continue reading

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.

Continue reading

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.

Continue reading

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.

Continue reading

First Buzz: 2017 Topps Archives Snapshots baseball cards

What: 2017 Topps Archives Snapshots baseball cards
Arrives: Oct. 19 via Topps.com
Box basics: One autograph per 12-card box (100 boxes per case)
Checklist: Click here 

What’s buzz-worthy: This online-exclusive arrives for its sophomore season with an autograph and a parallel inside every pack along with a selection of base cards.

Keep reading for more info.

Continue reading

Steiner Sports gives New York Yankees fans 👎 autographs

New York Yankees fans have plenty to 👎 about this season — and Steiner Sports is on it.

The New Rochelle, N.Y.-based company revealed on Wednesday that it’s offering three “Thumbs Down” autographed baseballs to go with the team’s sarcastic trend that has it pushing toward a possible World Series appearance.

Continue reading

First Buzz: 2017 The Bar Pieces of The Past Volume 2 trading cards

What: 2017 The Bar Pieces of The Past Volume 2 trading cards
Arrives: Mid-November
Box basics: One memorabilia card per box (10 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Super Break once again takes a look at history with a mix of cut autographs and memorabilia cards that include pieces of handwritten letters, presidential documents, land grants and more.

Keep reading for a gallery and more info.

Continue reading

‘Star Wars Rebels’ gets Topps on Demand treatment for Season 4

The newest Topps on Demand set is out of this galaxy.

It’s the 2017 Topps on Demand Star Wars Rebels Season 4 Preview set and it includes an autograph card in every single one of them.

Continue reading