First Buzz: 2017 TRISTAR Hidden Treasures Football Mini Helmets


What:
2017 TRISTAR Hidden Treasures Football Mini Helmets
Arrives: Aug. 30
Box basics: One autographed mini helmet per box

What’s buzz-worthy: TRISTAR’s Hidden Treasures football brand returns to the field for another season with some new NFL names and some of the biggest names from the past.

Continue reading

Panini America documents latest Dak Prescott signing session in wake of Prizm autopen problems

After resolving an apparent autopen problem with a small number of Panini Prizm cards, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott sat down with Panini America this week for a new project.

Signing a bunch of his football cards.

Continue reading

Onyx Authenticated readies promo plans for this year’s National

Onyx Authenticated‘s plans for this year’s National Sports Collectors Convention don’t stop with the arrival of an autographed baseball product made solely for the show.

While you can find the details on 2017 Onyx Preferred Players National Edition right here, you’ll need to keep reading to see what else is coming for the company at the show of all card shows that’s set for July 26-30 in Chicago.

Continue reading

First Buzz: 2017 Historic Autographs Autographed Jersey National Edition

What: 2017 Historic Autographs Autographed Jersey National Edition
Arrives: July 26
Box basics: One autographed jersey per tin

What’s buzz-worthy: Historic Autographs readies this one for the National Sports Collectors Convention and the company will be offering incentives for those who pop a tin to trade in or trade up while at the show.

Keep reading for more information.

Continue reading

First Buzz: 2017 Onyx Preferred Players National Edition autographed baseballs

What: 2017 Onyx Preferred Players National Edition autographed baseballs
Arrives: July 26
Box basics: One signed baseball per box (three boxes per mini case; 12 total per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: This MLBPA-approved product arrives just in time for this year’s National Sports Collectors Convention with a roster of signers that includes some of the biggest young names in the game. Among them? Aaron Judge and Cody Bellinger.

Keep reading for more.

Continue reading

TRISTAR readies new wrapper redemption program for National

Collectors who hit the TRISTAR booth with a sealed box from the company in hand at this year’s National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago will get their hands on some extras.

They’ll get a TRISTAR bag and a company-branded spinner as well as a shot at other prizes throughout the day and entries into a free break of a product.

Continue reading

Buzz Break: 2017 Topps Doctor Who Signature Series 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 Topps Doctor Who Signature Series trading cards
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box: 4
Cards per pack: 5
Cards in this box: 20
Base set completion: 
14 of 100 (14 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Continue reading

Hayden Christensen’s first certified autos in decade on way from Topps

Can you feel the power of The Dark Side?

Star Wars fans will soon as Topps has landed autographs from Hayden Christensen for upcoming releases beginning this fall.

Continue reading

First Buzz: 2017 Leaf Cut Signature Edition Sports Icons cards


What:
2017 Leaf Cut Signature Edition Sports Icons cards
Arrives: October
Box basics: One cut signature card per box (20 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Leaf’s newest cut autograph product sone that promises to be a “value-oriented cut signature item to follow up its wildly successful History of Baseball” that “celebrates everything that is amazing about sports history.”

Continue reading

Need an example of an autopenned NFL card? Turn back the clock and look to the top … Commish was on it

Autopens — a machine used to replicate a person’s autograph by mechanical means — are typically the tools of politicians, but they’ve also left their mark on the football card world long before Dak Prescott allegedly got into that game. 

In fact, you can turn the clock back to 1991 and 1992 for some textbook examples of certified autograph cards that were “signed” by the mechanical hands of three notable NFL names.

And one, a card that’s not been cataloged as such, is from former NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue.

Continue reading

Upper Deck’s NSCC plans include promos, Monumental Box & more

With the clock ticking down to the National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago later this month, the promo card plans and other details for the show are coming into focus.

Upper Deck’s plans include wrapper redemptions, breaker promotions, Chicago Legends cards and more.

Continue reading

Buzz Break: 2015 Panini Americana trading cards (hobby box)

americana

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 Panini Americana (hobby box)
Where to buy: Click here

Packs per box: 10
Cards per pack: 5
Cards in this box: 52
Base set completion: 
26 of 73 (36 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards – Molly Ringwald, Sylvester Stallone, Vanilla Ice, Kevin Hart, Bradley Cooper, Lea Michele, Rev Run, Darryl McDaniels, Aly Raisman, Rose McGowan, Eliza Dusku

Continue reading

First Buzz: 2017 Leaf Memorabilia Vault


What:
 2017 Leaf Memorabilia Vault
Arrives: Sept. 28
Box basics: Ten memorabilia pieces per box

What’s buzz-worthy: Leaf Trading Cards’ Memorabilia Vault returns with plenty of surprises inside one massive box — a mix of items from the sports world and beyond.

Keep reading for more.

Continue reading

Lonzo Ball among Panini Instant autographs starting to arrive today

The first Lonzo Ball autographs are almost here.

Panini America‘s real-time sports card platform, Panini Instant, will be the place to be at 1 p.m. (Eastern) today as it launches Instant Access autograph cards for four big names from this year’s NBA Draft.

Continue reading

Clint Frazier’s powerful debut for Yankees provides spark for his ink

It’s almost like Aaron Judge all over again.

The New York Yankees’ newest rookie outfielder, Clint Frazier, made his big-league debut on Saturday night in big fashion with a home run and a double as part of a 2-for-4 day in Houston.

And just like Judge, who homered in his first game but had the night off save for a pinch-hitting appearance late in the Yanks’ 7-6 loss last night, it’s back in 2013 where you’ll find the start of his certified autograph résumé.

Continue reading

Leaf readies promo cards that pack some punch for this year’s NSCC

Leaf Trading Cards has revealed its plans for promo cards, wrapper redemptions and more at this year’s National Sports Collectors Convention and it’s got two of the biggest names in fighting facing off on its cardboard at the show.

Anyone who opens a box of Leaf cards at the booth will be entered into a daily drawing to win one of five Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor dual autograph cards made for the show.

While that daily drawing will be one for only a few, it’s not the only Mayweather-McGregor card to be found in Chicago.

Continue reading

First Buzz: 2017 Historic Autographs SWAG

What: 2017 Historic Autographs SWAG
Arrives: July 26
Box basics: Six items per box (two boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Arriving just in time for this year’s National Sports Collectors Convention is this breaker-focused product packed with all kinds of memorabilia.

Keep reading for more information.

Continue reading

Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (June 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: Cody Bellinger, Bryce Harper’s auto, best graded-card scanners, new autographs, big pulls, the National & more.

Continue reading

Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (June 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: Aaron Judge, Museum Collection breaks, PGA & NBA breaks, the NHL Draft & much more.

Continue reading

First Buzz: 2017 Historic Autographs Celebrity Quads trading cards

What: 2017 Historic Autographs Celebrity Quads trading cards
Arrives: Late July
Box basics: One quad autograph  per box (eight boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Historic Autographs takes to Hollywood history with a release that will be limited to just 90 cases and feature some of the biggest names in entertainment history.

Keep reading for more information.

Continue reading

First Buzz: 2017 TRISTAR Signature Series National Edition

What: 2017 TRISTAR Signature Series National Edition
Arrives: July 26
Box basics: One autographed item per envelope (10 envelopes per case).

What’s buzz-worthy: TRISTAR’s Signature Series returns with just 100 10-pack cases of authenticated autographed memorabilia just in time for the National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago.

Continue reading

Cody Bellinger’s homer binge fuels demand for his few certified autos

One of the hottest rookies in baseball — the King of the West Coast to counter Aaron Judge‘s Big Apple dominance — wrote his way into the record books on Monday night.

Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Cody Bellinger hit two more home runs — that’s 21 in just 51 career games — and that’s the fastest pace in MLB history to start a career and good enough for the National League lead, trailing only Judge for the overall mark.

What makes this feat extra-enticing for collectors? The fact that Bellinger has a relatively minuscule amount of cardboard overall and a small number of certified autographs — and that means more competition for what he does have as the home runs go flying.

Continue reading

Panini readies Reggie Miller’s first NBA autos since 2004-05 season

Scan through boxes of NBA cards and odds are you’ll find a Reggie Miller card or two — he’s got more than 2,000 different ones — but there’s one kind of card you probably won’t see.

That’s one with an autograph.

That will start to change soon, though, as Panini America revealed Monday that it has landed the Indiana Pacers legend and Hall of Famer to an autograph deal to produce his first certified autographs for an NBA trading card set in more than a decade.

Continue reading

Leaf’s LaVar Ball autograph packs an instant sell-out on eBay

Father’s Day came a bit early.

Leaf Trading Cards‘ 200-pack run of LaVar Ball inscribed autographs sold out instantly on eBay Wednesday, proving that a big-talking former World League of American Football player turned soon-to-be NBA dad can sell some cardboard.

Continue reading

New wave of MLB Network stars arrives in 2017 Topps Series 2

Collectors who rip into packs of 2017 Topps Series 2, which officially arrives today, will find a new series of MLB Network personalities.

These 10 cards are a continuation of the 2017 Topps MLB Network set that began in Series 1 and this one includes the hosts of Intentional Talk, Hall of Fame honoree Peter Gammons and even a little ¡PLAKATA! from former big-leaguer Carlos Pena.

Continue reading

Need cards of your team’s first-round draft pick? They exist thanks to USA Baseball & Perfect Game

If you want the newest baseball cards of the newest MLB draft picks, then you should probably pick up a box of 2017 Panini Stars & Stripes USA Baseball cards.

Why?

USA Baseball sets from Panini America are among your best bets for finding players taken in the MLB Draft — 16 of the 30 first-rounders last night were USA alums — and you’ll find No. 1 draft pick Royce Lewis inside this year’s boxes along with No. 2 pick Hunter Greene and many others.

Thanks to other past USA releases and Perfect Game products from Leaf Trading Cards, just five of this year’s first-rounders don’t appear on officially licensed cardboard from a major manufacturer. (One of those five has a collegiate team-issued card … so there’s something official for fans to chase.)

Buzz recapped the draft in real time last night on Twitter and here are those images and a bit more — keep reading for a rundown of basics on the entire first round.

Continue reading

Adam West’s TV legacy goes far beyond Batman — and he’s got a variety of autos for fans to covet

The man behind the mask and the mayor of Quahog has died.

Adam West, best-known as television’s Batman in the 1960s but recently found among those on the Family Guy cast for the last 17 years, had been battling leukemia. He was 88.

“Our dad always saw himself as The Bright Knight and aspired to make a positive impact on his fans’ lives,” his family said in a statement. “He was and always will be our hero.”

Continue reading

First Buzz: 2017 Leaf Wrestling Autographed Photograph Edition

What: 2017 Leaf Wrestling Autographed Photograph Edition
Arrives: July 21
Box basics: Five autographed photos in every box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Leaf focuses on wrestling stars of the past and present with nothing but signed photos in this new release.

Continue reading

First Buzz: 2017 Topps Archives Signature Series Postseason Edition

What: 2017 Topps Archives Signature Series Postseason Edition baseball cards
Arrives: Oct. 4
Box basics: One encased buyback autograph per box (20 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Topps brings its buyback line to the collecting masses once again with a focus on the stars of MLB’s postseasons of the past.

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.

Continue reading

First Buzz: 2017 Leaf Pop Century


What:
 2017 Leaf Pop Century trading cards
Arrives: July 26
Box basics: Four hits per box (12 boxes per case)
Checklist: Click here to view

What’s buzz-worthy: Leaf’s annual celebrity release returns with nothing but the hits from some of the biggest names in Hollywood.

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

Continue reading

Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (June 5)

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 with a few box types, chasing coach Rookie Cards, autograph tips, the National and more.

Continue reading

Heritage rocks music fans with big memorabilia in latest auction

It was 50 years ago today, Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play and one of the faces you can see on the famed cover of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club band above can be yours.

No, seriously, one of the props on that cover of The Beatles’ iconic album that dropped in the United States on this day in 1967 is available in the newest Heritage Auctions sale running now until June 17.

Continue reading

Rarer NFLPA Rookie Premiere Next Day Autographs hit Panini Instant

Some of the NFLPA Rookie Premiere‘s autographs are coming to Panini Instant — and some are already gone in an instant.

So far, six of the 37 rookies who have signed Next Day Autographs have had their red- and green-ink cards put available on the real-time card platform.

The rest? They’ll be coming soon …

Continue reading

Steiner Sports launches autograph line for ‘The Walking Dead’

It’s not screen-used, but it’s your chance to get your hands on an autographed “Lucille.”

Steiner Sports is getting into the business of The Walking Dead with the launch of a line of autographed pieces with two of the top stars from the popular and long-running series.

Continue reading

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. 

>> Click here to buy golf cards on BlowoutCards.com