Win an Aaron Judge autograph as we count down to Black Friday

As the hours pass by before Black Friday — the biggest day in the hobby — we wanted to get your attention and fill you in on what to expect over at BlowoutCards.com.

It’s there where we’ll be offering up the best deals in the hobby beginning at 6 a.m. Eastern Friday morning with Doorbuster deals that will make some of you very happy — and keep some of you hunting for the next round of big deals.

We’ve been readying for this event all year — and there have been Black November sale waves all month. And it’s here on The Buzz where we’ll have contests all day long where we’ll get hit-filled Buzz Boxes into the hands of collectors.

While this forum link is the key spot to know on Friday, you’ll also need to keep your eyes on these with a follow — BlowoutCards on Facebook and BlowoutBuzz on Twitter
and BlowoutCards on Twitter.

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Bargain Buzz: Scouting the Blowout Black Friday Doorbusters

Buzz is a collector who has to be selective — can’t collect everything but would probably want to — so that’s why a day like Black Friday is important.

It’s a time for me to try stuff I normally wouldn’t — or try something I’ve always eyed but never done simply because the price is right.

Blowout’s Black Friday Doorbusters have been revealed and there are some serious bargains to be found along with the previous waves of Black November discounts on other brands beyond these. Keep your eyes on this forum link to get the latest of what’s been unleashed on Friday — and what’s back in stock, too.

Keep reading for my picks on the deals that would get my attention first once those Friday prices kick in — and then check out the full list here to see the prices. 

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Nov. 22)

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 as we ready for Black Friday chaos.

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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.

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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.

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Topps creates bonus baseball cards for Black Friday weekend buyers

Topps is giving collectors a bonus for shopping on its website this weekend — and it all starts on Black Friday.

Four of the biggest names in MLB this past season get the nod on bonus cards that will be included with orders on each day beginning Friday.

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Buzz Poll: Who gets your single vote for the Hall of Fame this year?


This year’s Baseball Hall of Fame ballot has been released by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America with several new names and players who appeared on last year’s ballot but failed to get selected on 75 percent of the vote.

It’s a crop that includes Chipper Jones, Jim Thome and Johan Santana among the newcomers and Larry Walker, Fred McGriff, Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens among those left over from past ballots.

Below is the ballot that all BBWAA members will receive. The writers can vote for as many as 10 players. Those who appear on 75 percent of all ballots cast will be inducted into the Hall.

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First Buzz: 2018 Topps Series 2 baseball cards

What: 2018 Topps Series 2 baseball cards
Arrives: June 13
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)

What’s buzz-worthy: The second series of the newest edition of the Topps baseball brand — the flagship brand for the hobby — will arrive with a wave of energy and full-bleed feel that further breaks from the traditional feel for the brand that’s been around for 67 consecutive seasons.

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 (Nov. 20)

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: Artballs coming in Transcendent, waiting too long to rip wax, Pop Century pulls and more.

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Buzz Break: 2017 Topps Holiday 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 Holiday baseball cards
Where to buy: 
Initially available at Walmart ($19.98)

Packs per box: 10
Cards per pack: 10
Cards in this box: 98
Base set completion: 
92 of 200 (46 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards – Jose Altuve, Carlos Correa, Justin Verlander, Bryce Harper, Mike Trout, Corey Seager, Manny Machado, Buster Posey, Yoenis Cespedes, Joey Votto, Yu Darvish, Nolan Arenado, Gary Sanchez, Miguel Cabrera, Stephen Strasburg, Mookie Betts

Rookie Cards (23) – Andrew Benintendi, Dansby Swanson, Bradley Zimmer, Lewis Brinson, Antonio Senzatela, Sam Travis, Hunter Renfroe, Kyle Freeland, Amir Garrett, German Marquez, Jorge Bonifacio, Jharel Cotton, Robert Gsellman, Orlando Arcia, Joe Musgrove, Sean Newcomb,   Reynaldo Lopez, David Dahl, Dinelson Lamet, Franklin Barreto, Ryon Healy, Mitch Haniger, Jeff Hoffman

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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.

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Buzz Break: 2017 Topps Gallery 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 Gallery baseball cards (blaster box)
Where to buy:
Initially only at Walmart

Packs per box: 8 (seven standard & Artist Proof pack)
Cards per pack: 4
Cards in this box: 33
Base set completion: 
24 of 150 (16 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards – Paul Goldschmidt, Luis Severino, Carlos Correa, Kenta Maeda, Andrew McCutchen, Nolan Arenado, Gary Sanchez

Rookie Cards (8) – Aaron Judge, Cody Bellinger, Andrew Benintendi, Amir Garrett, Sean Newcomb, Dinelson Lamet, Mitch Haniger, Antonio Senzatela

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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.

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Buzz Break: 2017 Topps Gallery baseball cards (collector’s 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 Gallery baseball cards (collector’s box)
Where to buy:
Initially only at Walmart

Packs per box: 20
Cards per pack: 5
Cards in this box: 101
Base set completion: 
85 of 150 (57 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards – Mike Trout, Bryce Harper, Ichiro Suzuki, David Price, Yu Darvish, Jose Altuve, Gary Sanchez, Jacob deGrom, Kyle Schwarber, Andrew McCutchen, Kenta Maeda, Yoenis Cespedes, Francisco Lindor, Clayton Kershaw, George Springer, Adrian Beltre, Anthony Rizzo

Rookie Cards (24) – Cody Bellinger, Alex Bregman, Dansby Swanson, Yoan Moncada, Brett Phillips, Lewis Brinson, German Marquez, Dinelson Lamet, Amir Garrett, Sean Newcomb, Bradley Zimmer, Jake Thompson, Christian Arroyo, Paul DeJong, Ty Blach, Jharel Cotton, Tyler Glasnow, Jose DeLeon, Josh Bell, Magnenris Sierra, Jesse Winker, Mitch Haniger, Hunter Renroe, Alex Reyes

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First Buzz: 2017 Topps Gallery baseball cards

What: 2017 Topps Gallery baseball cards
Arrives: This week … only initially at Walmart
Box basics: Two autographs in every 20-pack collector’s box
Checklist: Click here to view

What’s buzz-worthy: For the first time since 2005, Topps Gallery returns to the diamond with a new crop of artistic takes on MLB’s stars with autographs that add to the chase.

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Nov. 16)

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: Quirky WWE cards coming, Mega Box printing plates, a chicken-nugget adventure that lands a Bear, big breaks & plenty more.

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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 …

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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.

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 1999 Upper Deck Ovation MLB blaster (Hour 7)

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 7.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 1999 Upper Deck Ovation baseball cards (blaster)
The cost now: 
$19.95
The cost then: $34.99

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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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 …

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2001 Topps Archives MLB blaster box (Hour 3)

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 3.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2001 Topps Archives baseball cards (blaster)
The cost: 
$50 now ($34.99 then by the box, $3.99 per pack)

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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First Buzz: 2018 Bowman baseball cards (updated)

What: 2018 Bowman baseball cards
Arrives: April 25
Box basics: Three autographs per 12-pack jumbo box (eight boxes per case); One autograph per 24-pack hobby box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Bowman returns with a new look, new prospects and even a new inclusion — two-player double-sided (and on-card) autographs as seen above.

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

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Topps Holiday baseball set returns once again — only at Walmart

The Topps Holiday Box is back.

Topps revealed its plans for a 2017 Topps Holiday baseball card set on Tuesday and it’s once again a Walmart-only release that features some different looks for cards from the three flagship Topps releases but with a new holiday twist for the release.

Curious about more details? Keep reading …

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First Buzz: 2017 Topps Transcendent Collection baseball cards

What: 2017 Topps Transcendent Collection baseball cards
Arrives: Dec. 13
Box basics: 53 autographs — and plenty more — per hand-crafted wooden box

What’s buzz-worthy: Topps’ high-end baseball brand — what it calls “the pinnacle of high-end collecting” — returns for another season with a tribute of sorts to 1987, a spotlighting of the newly crowned American League Rookie of the Year and a party invite that includes one of the biggest sluggers in baseball history.

So, what comes in a box? Keep reading for more info and a full gallery of images released so far.

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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.”

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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

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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

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Nov. 13)

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: Checking out Jared Goff cardboard, big NFL breaks, pondering Terry Crews football cards & plenty more.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Nov. 10)

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 as we ready for the weekend.

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Aaron Judge’s record-setting 52nd home run jersey hits auction block

Aaron Judge owned The Big Apple this summer — and the hobby, too — and next week he could own at least one and maybe two awards.

And not long after that, somebody out there can own a historic piece of his memorabilia.

It’s the jersey he wore for his record-setting 52nd home run this season — a new MLB rookie mark topping the 49 of Mark McGwire back in 1987 — and it’s a key piece in Steiner Auctions current sale that ends in nine days.

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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.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Nov. 9)

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 as we work off a day of new-product arrivals.

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Black November Wave 4 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 4 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.

2016 Topps Heritage Minor League Baseball hobby box
You may not recognize the uniforms here but they’re creative — and wearing them are names you should know with guys like Aaron Judge, Cody Bellinger and Rhys Hoskins on the checklist. The crop of players here is pretty strong and so is the signers list in a product that takes the 1967 Topps design back to the minor leagues. Atop the signers list that includes Dansby Swanson, Andrew Benintendi, Alex Bregman, Bryce Harper and Mike Trout for starters, they’re all on-card autographs here. A couple of boxes should get you a basic base set and a number of the inserts that this one includes. It’s a simple but fun break and you can see a sample box here.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Nov. 8)

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 today … grip it and rip it!

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MLB dominator Roy Halladay dies in plane crash at age 40

One of baseball’s most-dominant pitchers of the 2000s has died.

Roy Halladay, a two-time Cy Young award-winner in a 16-season career with the Toronto Blue Jays and the Philadelphia Phillies, died Tuesday afternoon when a plane he was flying crashed into the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Florida. He was 40 years old.

The right-hander from Arvada, Colo., was the 17th pick in the 1995 MLB Draft by Toronto and made his big-league debut three years later. He went 203-105 with a 3.38 ERA and 2,117 strikeouts in his career.

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