First Buzz: 2018 Panini USA Baseball Stars & Stripes baseball cards

What: 2018 Panini USA Baseball Stars & Stripes baseball cards
Arrives: March 14
Box basics: Five autographs or memorabilia cards per five-pack box (20 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: USA Baseball returns to cardboard with a mix of past and present players’ autographs, memorabilia & more.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Jan. 18)

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: Cards that don’t exist, Tom Brady’s hand injury, big pulls & more.

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Topps releases 2018 Topps Series 1 baseball card checklist

We’re just two weeks away from the arrival of 2018 Topps Series 1 baseball cards and Topps has revealed the checklist of what will be included once the first set of the new season arrives.

We learned yesterday that will be more than 40 players getting the RC logo and nod in the set, which is set to arrive on Jan. 31, but now we know everybody else.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Jan. 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: Big pulls and big highlights lead the way today.

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Topps reveals who gets Rookie Card nods in 2018 Topps Series 1 packs

We’re just 15 days away from the arrival of 2018 Topps Series 1 baseball cards and Topps has revealed the players who will have their official Rookie Cards in its flagship product.

There will be more than 40 players getting the RC logo and nod in the set, which is set to arrive on Jan. 31.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Jan. 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: NFL chatter, big pulls, Chris Paul’s drama & more.

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Million Dollar Arm’s Rinku Singh starts WWE career today

You may be seeing Rinku Singh on cardboard once again.

Back in 2009, he was one of two pitchers signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates out of Lucknow, India, and their stories of how that happened ended up becoming a Disney movie. But today he joins professional wrestling hopefuls under contract at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Fla.

No, seriously.

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2016 Fanatics Authentic Under Wraps Series 1 autographed baseballs box (Hour 6)

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 6.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2016 Fanatics Authentic Under Wraps Series 1 autographed baseballs
The cost: BlowoutCards.com

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Jan. 14)

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 in this Sunday edition.

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Topps Industry Conference debuts next month in Scottsdale, Arizona

Topps has revealed some new info for its inaugural Industry Conference set for next month in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Set in the heart of the Cactus League just as play begins, the conference will include several speakers during the three-day event. Check-ins and a welcome reception are set for the evening of Sunday, Feb. 18 before the full slate begins the following day at the Talking Stick Resort.

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First Buzz: 2018 Topps Tier One baseball cards

What: 2018 Topps Tier One baseball cards
Arrives: May 16
Box basics: Two autographs and one memorabilia card per box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: This hit-driven brand returns with a new wave of bat knobs, memorabilia and more while delivering a mix of past and present stars all in one place.

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

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Buzz Break: 2013 Panini Golden Age sports 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: 2013 Panini Golden Age (hobby box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box: 24 (plus one box-topper pack)
Cards per pack: 6
Cards in this box: 148
Base set completion: 104 of 150 (69 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards: Tatum O’Neal, Bo Derek, Jackie Earle Haley, Sparky Anderson, Jerry Lewis, Jane Russell, Henry Fonda, Eva Gabor, Branch Rickey, Earl Campbell, Grace Kelly, Jim Thorpe, Jimmy Carter, Seabiscuit, Henry Ford, Johnny Carson, Red Grange, William “Buckwheat” Thomas, Curley Neal, Yogi Berra, Bob Hope, Mel Ott, Penny Marshall, Sugar Ray Leonard, Mario Andretti, Evel Knievel, Abraham Lincoln, Knute Rockne, The Three Stooges, Walter Cronkite, Henry Winkler, Harry Houdini

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Jan. 11)

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: Lou Williams’ big game prompts a question … and big breaks worth a look.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Jan. 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 and big pulls in today’s edition.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Jan. 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 in today’s edition …

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Alabama Coach Nick Saban’s historic title chase could spark new interest in already hot autographs

With a victory tonight, University of Alabama Head Football Coach Nick Saban would equal a giant not only in the history of college football but a giant in his school’s history.

His Crimson Tide plays in Bryant-Denny Stadium on Paul W. Bryant Drive down the road from the Paul W. Bryant Museum and the Bryant Conference Center — all reminders of Bear Bryant and his NCAA-record six national championships and 323 career victories. (Saban is at 285.)

Tonight’s College Football Playoff National Championship is Saban’s sixth title-game appearance in the last nine years and with a win he’ll have his sixth season title for his career. Saban had his chance at tying Bryant last season when his undefeated team lost in the final seconds on the final play of the game against Clemson, which Alabama knocked off in a rematch this year to advance to tonight’s game against the Georgia Bulldogs. Both of Alabama’s postseason foes this year are coached by former Tide assistants, Dabo Swinney at Clemson and Kirby Smart at Georgia, but neither has autographs and football card appearances as easily found as the legend of today, Saban.

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Topps signs Japanese star Shohei Ohtani to long-term autograph deal

Major League Baseball’s new international star will sign for Topps.

Los Angeles Angels star Shohei Ohtani will have autographs from the company in packs before spring training, according to a deal announced on Monday morning.

“Getting a deal with Shohei Ohtani was a priority for us because we want the best for our Topps fans,” said David Leiner, Topps Global General Manager, Sports & Entertainment. “Ohtani is a dynamic two-way player who has gained a lot of attention because of his incredible talent. We are thrilled to offer his trading cards and autographed cards to baseball fans.”

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Jan. 7)

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 with 2017 Bowman Draft highlights & more.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Jan. 6)

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 for this weekend edition — as the flu is fighting back once again.

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Gallery: Aaron Judge Transcendent Collection Experience cards

A maximum of 87 guests will be at Topps’ Transcendent Collection Experience party later this month in Atlanta and, while everyone in attendance will meet former MLB home run champion Hank Aaron.

But every guest pass also will come with a number of extras — and one of them will be all about another Aaron … Aaron Judge.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Jan. 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: Nothing but big breaks and pulls as we head into the weekend …

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Topps Now: No sophomore slump for this cardboard game-changer

Topps Now‘s second season was one that showed continued growth and more than a million cards sold — with the biggest card of them all arriving in December.

That was for the debut of Shohei Ohtani, which sold more than 17,000 copies.

That wasn’t the only highlight, though.

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Giancarlo Stanton’s new threads help launch 2018 Topps #TBT + ongoing gallery


A new year of Topps #TBT is here and one of the biggest names in the game starts things off in the first pack.

It’s Giancarlo Stanton in his New York Yankees uniform and he’s joined by five other stars in for the first of a weekly series of cards using a retro design in a new way.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Jan. 4)

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 once again … check ’em out.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Jan. 3)

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 as the flu fights back vs. Buzz.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Jan. 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: Highlights and chatter for a pair of 2018 releases — and more breaks as Buzz fights the flu.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Dec. 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 breaks today as Buzz is fighting the flu.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Dec. 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: Nothing but breaks today as Buzz is fighting the flu.

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Buzz Break: 2013 Panini Golden Age sports 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: 2013 Panini Golden Age (hobby box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box: 24 (plus one box-topper pack)
Cards per pack: 6
Cards in this box: 148
Base set completion: 104 of 150 (69 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards: Tatum O’Neal, Bo Derek, Jackie Earle Haley, Sparky Anderson, Jerry Lewis, Jane Russell, Henry Fonda, Eva Gabor, Branch Rickey, Earl Campbell, Grace Kelly, Jim Thorpe, Jimmy Carter, Seabiscuit, Henry Ford, Johnny Carson, Red Grange, William “Buckwheat” Thomas, Curley Neal, Yogi Berra, Bob Hope, Mel Ott, Penny Marshall, Sugar Ray Leonard, Mario Andretti, Evel Knievel, Abraham Lincoln, Knute Rockne, The Three Stooges, Walter Cronkite, Henry Winkler, Harry Houdini

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First Buzz: 2018 Topps Museum Collection baseball cards

What: 2018 Topps Museum Collection baseball cards
Arrives: June 20
Box basics: One autograph, one autographed Relic, one quad Relic and one prime Relic per four-pack box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: MLB gets the Museum Collection treatment once again with some new touches and some new players.

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

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Buzz Break: 2016 Topps Gypsy Queen 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: 2016 Topps Gypsy Queen baseball (blaster)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (for hobby when available)

Packs per box: 8
Cards per pack: 6
Cards in this box: 48
Base set completion: 
36 of 300 (12 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notable players on base cards – Bryce Harper, Manny Machado, Carlos Correa, Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom, Paul Goldschmidt

Rookie Cards (1) – Max Kepler

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Dec. 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: Nothing but breaks … and that bat knob wasn’t even the best card in the box — check it out.

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eBay Buzz: This 1968 Topps Nolan Ryan Rookie Card is how much?


It’s not new and fresh from a pack, but the price tag attached?

Well, it’s a jaw-dropper.

It’s a nearly perfect copy of Nolan Ryan‘s 1968 Topps Rookie Card — a hobby classic that’s chased by both New Yorkers who remember his early days with an iconic World Series-winning team, but also the fans of a rugged Texan who struck out more players than anyone else in MLB history. (And maybe by a few Jerry Koosman fans, too.)

Is it worth that? Perhaps to the right deep-pocketed collector — but maybe not for that much, though Ryan was MLB’s first million-dollar-a-year player when he signed with the Houston Astros in 1980.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Dec. 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: Looking at the Lakers’ top rookies and big pulls from all those holiday box breaks out there.

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Buzz Break: 2017 Panini Chronicles 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 Panini Chronicles baseball cards (blaster box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (for hobby)

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

Base cards – Clayton Kershaw, Corey Kluber, Freddie Freeman, Josh Donaldson, Felix Hernandez, Joey Gallo, Matt Kemp, Todd Frazier, Ken Griffey Jr., Salvador Perez, Jake Lamb, Mark Reynolds, Ryne Sandberg, Charlie Blackmon

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