Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2001 Upper Deck golf rack 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 all day long today … this is Hour 5.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2001 Upper Deck golf rack box
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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (April 19)

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 the Aaron Hernandez news, big pulls, big Fan Cave pieces, big hobby questions and more.

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

The Blowout Cards Forums are where thousands of collectors converge daily to discuss, well, a little bit of everything. Here are five threads about collecting and more that you should check out right now.

What’s Buzzing Today: Big breaks, spring prospect watch, Heritage questions & more.

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

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The Blowout Cards Forums are where thousands of collectors converge daily to discuss, well, a little bit of everything. Here are five threads about collecting and more that you should check out right now.

What’s Buzzing Today: Chatter grows for 2017 Donruss and it continues for 2017 Topps Heritage. Also on tap? Creepy collection items, big blaster pulls & more.

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 1981 Donruss Pro Golf Stars pack (Hour 3)

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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 … and this is Hour 3.

12in12-logo-smallerThe pack: 1981 Donruss Pro Golf Stars
The cost now: 
$4
The cost then: 25 cents

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Feb. 19)

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The Blowout Cards Forums are where thousands of collectors converge daily to discuss, well, a little bit of everything. Here are five threads about collecting and more that you should check out right now.

What’s Buzzing Today: Trading Cards artwork, vintage cards, collecting Canseco & more.

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

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The Blowout Cards Forums are where thousands of collectors converge daily to discuss, well, a little bit of everything. Here are five threads about collecting and more that you should check out right now.

What’s Buzzing Today: Breaks from around the collecting world and a couple collecting debates that might make you think.

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

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The Blowout Cards Forums are where thousands of collectors converge daily to discuss, well, a little bit of everything. Here are five threads about collecting and more that you should check out right now.

What’s Buzzing Today: Landing big Cubs, some Super MLB breaks, comics cosplay, NXT, golf & more.

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First Buzz: 2017 TRISTAR Signature Series

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What: 2017 TRISTAR Signature Series
Arrives: Feb. 8
Box basics: One autographed item per envelope (10 boxes per case).

What’s buzz-worthy: TRISTAR’s Signature Series returns with just 100 10-box cases of authenticated autographed memorabilia.

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Buzz Poll: What do you collect when it comes to cardboard these days?

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A new year is almost here and Buzz has a few questions for you about your collecting habits.

Simply put, we want to know more about what you collect and here are 10 questions we hope you’ll take a few minutes to answer.

See the rest of the questions after the jump.

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Black November starts today — and here are 10 sweet deals to consider

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

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 10 boxes that caught this collector’s eye.

2010 USA National Teams (2009 Team) Baseball Box Set
There have been plenty of USA Baseball products in the last decade and this one is the one that went a bit high-end. Why? The talent. Among the autographs you can find here are Bryce Harper, Manny Machado, Francisco Lindor, Trevor Bauer, Sonny Gray, Kolten Wong, Jameson Taillon and Albert Almora. This box carries a pretty hefty discount but all those key autos are still in there.

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

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The Blowout Cards Forums are where thousands of collectors converge daily to discuss, well, a little bit of everything. Here are five threads about collecting and more that you should check out right now.

What’s Buzzing Today: Big breaks from Triple Threads, Immaculate, Star Wars, SP Authentic and more.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Sept. 27)

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The Blowout Cards Forums are where thousands of collectors converge daily to discuss, well, a little bit of everything. Here are five threads about collecting and more that you should check out right now.

What’s Buzzing Today: Jose Fernandez, Arnold Palmer, Heritage High Number and “sensitive” baseball players.

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Arnold Palmer graces this week’s Sports Illustrated cover

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It’s a simple piece of memorabilia, but it’s one that’s part of a collection lasting more than 60 years.

It’s the cover of Sports Illustrated and Arnold Palmer graces the cover of the latest issue.

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Golf world loses one of its biggest legends as Arnold Palmer dies at 87

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“Arnie’s Army” is in mourning this evening.

Golf icon Arnold Palmer has died at age 87, leaving behind a legendary career and countless fans along with decades of memorabilia and memories. He’s heavily credited with helping the s-l1600sport grow on television, for his personable demeanor, his countless businesses and, of course, his performances against rivals.

“We loved him with a mythic American joy,” his biographer, James Dodson, told GolfWeek. “He represented everything that is great about golf. The friendship, the fellowship, the laughter, the impossibility of golf, the sudden rapture moment that brings you back, a moment that you never forget, that’s Arnold Palmer in spades. He’s the defining figure in golf.”

He won seven majors and 62 tournaments in his career and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2004 — and even that can be found among his trading cards.

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Callaway gives us a glimpse inside Arnold Palmer’s massive collection

Arnold PalmerIt’s no secret that Arnold Palmer is among the greats in golf history, but what’s been kept a secret over the years is his treasure trove of golf history that he’s held on to.

Callaway Golf calls it “The King’s Castle.”

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Buzz-worthy Bargain Break: Making a case for five discounted cases

2015pnstarsstripesBBIf you hadn’t noticed, there are a number of cases with dramatically discounted prices this weekend over on the mothership and they were dramatic enough that Buzz had to sit down and ponder the possibilities in many of them.

So much so here are five that caught this collector’s eye.

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Upper Deck readies National Sports Collectors Convention card sets

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This year’s National Sports Collectors Convention is set for Aug. 3-7 in Atlantic City, N.J., but that hasn’t stopped Upper Deck from revealing the first promotional cards that will only initially be found at the event.

The company will produce a five-card VIP set along with a wrapper redemption program.

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

Harper-GQThe Blowout Cards Forums are where thousands of collectors converge daily to discuss, well, a little bit of everything. Here are five threads about collecting and more that you should check out right now.

What’s Buzzing Today: Big blasters, big pulls & big names on this Sunday afternoon.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (May 12)

Kobe-NT-autoThe Blowout Cards Forums are where thousands of collectors converge daily to discuss, well, a little bit of everything. Here are five threads about collecting and more that you should check out right now.

What’s Buzzing Today: National Treasures NBA breaks, new Ichiro & Trout cards, $250 on vintage + more. 

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

2016-Topps-Now-Bartolo-Colon-Home-RunThe Blowout Cards Forums are where thousands of collectors converge daily to discuss, well, a little bit of everything. Here are five threads about collecting and more that you should check out right now.

What’s Buzzing Today: Bartolo Colon’s home run card, The Golden Bear, vintage debates, vintage pulls and Superfractors … plenty of Superfractors.

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Buzz Q&A: ‘Trading Cards’ illustrator Cuyler Smith

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A card show begins in Los Angeles tonight and lasts all the way until March 26 — and you have a shot at owning any and all of the superstars in attendance as long as you’re there early enough.

CuylerSmithThe difference? It’s at an art gallery — at Gallery 1988 (East) — and the cards are prints from California illustrator Cuyler Smith, whose focus is the biggest names in the sports world … err, the sports movie world.

Buzz caught up with Smith before his show, “Trading Cards,” opens with a reception tonight at 7 p.m.

Q: How did you happen to focus on cards and card-size art?
A: It all started when I made a card for a group show at Gallery 1988 focusing on the films of Tom Hanks. I knew I wanted to do something different and the baseball card was a perfect fit for A League of Their Own.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Feb. 21)

NASCARThe Blowout Cards Forums are where thousands of collectors converge daily to discuss, well, a little bit of everything. Here are five threads about collecting and more that you should check out right now.

What’s Buzzing Today: Panini’s readying NASCAR cards, collecting golf cards, big breaks, Donruss basketball & more

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Jan. 31)

SuperThe Blowout Cards Forums are where thousands of collectors converge daily to discuss, well, a little bit of everything. Here are five threads about collecting and more that you should check out right now.

What’s Buzzing Today: 2016 Topps Jordan Spieth First Pitch, big breaks,  a 264 collector, Johnny Manziel & more.

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PGA star Jordan Spieth among the 2016 Topps’ First Pitch celebrities

2016ToppsJordanSpiethThe first retail pulls from 2016 Topps have begun to hit eBay in advance of its widespread release on Wednesday and that means we get out first glimpses at the surprise inclusions in the First Pitch set.

A checklist has not been released for the insert set, but it appears that this year’s version will include golfer Jordan Spieth who has not had any official PGA cardboard despite dominating successes this past year.

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First Buzz: 2016 TRISTAR Signature Series Special Delivery

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What:
 2016 TRISTAR Signature Series Special Delivery
Arrives: Feb. 18
SignatureSeriesBox basics: 10 envelopes per case — each with an autographed piece of memorabilia (or redemption for item)

What’s buzz-worthy: TRISTAR’s Signature Series line of packaged memorabilia returns with a new selection of pieces possible and with every other case containing one “Hot Hit” item that typically sells for more than $500.

Keep reading for more.

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Board Buzz: Five must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Dec. 22)

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The Blowout Cards Forums are where thousands of collectors converge daily to discuss, well, a little bit of everything. Here are five threads about collecting and more that you should check out right now.

What’s Buzzing: High-end brands like Panini Immaculate and Panini Eminence, keeping vs. flipping, Chris Bosh’s Hall of Fame chances and golf greats find a spot in this one.

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The times have really changed for Tiger Woods and golf cards

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There was a time when Tiger Woods owned the course and owned the hobby.

His successes helped relaunch golf cards into the mainstream for the first time in years, and his 2001 Upper Deck Rookie Card was the most-graded card of any kind in the history of Beckett Grading Services. More copies of that one were slabbed than even the iconic baseball cards of players who broke single-season home run records. More copies of that were graded than even Ken Griffey Jr.‘s Star Rookie card from 1989 Upper Deck, which is arguably the 1952 Mantle of today for many collectors. More copies of that were graded than anything Bowman or anything else.

Now is not that time.

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