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

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 on this Sunday that’s all about football.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Jan. 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: Big pulls, big fixes and pondering the NBA’s biggest wastes of talent.

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First Buzz: 2018 Super Break Hockey Series 1

What: 2018 Super Break Hockey Series 1
Arrives: Jan. 31
Box basics: One buyback card and one memorabilia piece per box

What’s buzz-worthy: Super Break gets back on the ice with a combo product that will be redemption-free.

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2015 Leaf Holiday Bonus Pack (Hour 9)

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 9.

12in12-logo-smallerThe pack: 2015 Leaf Holiday Bonus Pack
The cost: BlowoutCards.com

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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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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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Hockey world loses Hall of Famer Johnny Bower at age 93

He was a dominating goaltender nicknamed “The China Wall,” a two-time Vezina Trophy winner, a four-time Stanley Cup champ and a Hall of Famer.

He’s Johnny Bower and the former star for the New York Rangers and Toronto Maple Leafs died Tuesday after a battle with pneumonia. He was 93.

“Johnny Bower enriched us all by sharing the pure joy he felt for the game he played and for the men who played it, with him and against him,” said NHL commissioner Gary Bettman in a statement. “It was a personal privilege to know him, a delight to be in his presence.”

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First Buzz: 2017-18 Leaf Ultimate Hockey cards

What: 2017-18 Leaf Ultimate Hockey cards
Arrives: February
Box basics: Three autographs or memorabilia cards per box (12 boxes per case)
Order: Click here

What’s buzz-worthy: Leaf cuts its box sizes in half and doubles the boxes in each case for this  high-end celebration of the action on the ice — and new this year will be Leaf Ultimate Choice redemption cards that allow collectors to pick their 1/1 from an elite and always-changing list of cards.

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.

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First Buzz: 2018 Leaf Memorabilia Treasury (sports & non-sports)

What: 2018 Leaf Memorabilia Treasury
Arrives: March
Box basics: Five memorabilia pieces per box

What’s buzz-worthy: Leaf Trading Cards follows up its Treasury release of last year with the same type of surprises inside — autographed and notable items from the sports world and beyond.

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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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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.

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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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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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First Buzz: 2017 Leaf Plates & Proofs hockey cards


What: 2017 Leaf Plates & Proofs hockey cards
Arrives: January
Box basics: Eight 1/1 cards per box (10 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Leaf loads up this one for hockey fans with nothing but proof cards and printing plates in every box.

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

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Black November Wave 3 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 3 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 Panini National Treasures racing hobby box
This one is as high-end as it gets for NASCAR and includes a few notables from beyond stock cars, too, making this bargain price even sweeter. Every box includes a book and has five other hits along with a base or parallel card — and it’s one that this collector has dug in on pretty hard via BlowoutTV group breaks. Check out that story here and then check out the price on this one. (There are cases, too.) Land the right names with some rarer memorabilia or ink combos and your box is covered. Even without the dollar signs in mind, this one is a fun rip with its stacked checklist that’s rich in stars from the past and present.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Nov. 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: Big pulls and big waits for the next high-end releases to arrive.

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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.

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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.

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First Buzz: 2018 Leaf Best of Sports

What: 2018 Leaf Best of Sports
Arrives: January
Box basics: One buyback and one Leaf Best of Sports card per box (10 boxes per case)
Order: Boxes here & cases here 

What’s buzz-worthy: Leaf’s buyback brand takes on all of the sports world all in one place with a smaller print run than past “Best of” releases.

Keep reading for more info.

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First Buzz: 2017 Leaf Lumber Kings hockey cards


What:
 2017 Leaf Lumber Kings hockey cards
Arrives: Nov. 10
Box basics: Four stick cards per box (10 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Leaf sticks to the game plan that worked pretty well last year with another look back to the past with nothing but hockey sticks being the sources of memorabilia cards in this release, which promises “added themes and even more value than last year.”

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Sept. 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: Showing off hockey, NHL card rumors, big baseball pulls and … clearing out a store for hot new wax.

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NHL’s young stars invade toy stores in upcoming Funko Pop! series

Some of the biggest young names in the NHL are coming to the toy aisles soon — but some of the biggest ones will only be found in Canada.

Funko released the rundown of its second series of NHL Funko Pop! toys on Friday and it includes Auston Matthews, Johnny Gaudreau and plenty more among a lineup of 16 new toys — and that’s not all.

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2015-16 Upper Deck Series 1 hockey cards Mega Box (Hour 10)

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 10.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2015-16 UD Series 1 NHL (Mega)
The cost: Click here

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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First Buzz: 2017 ITG Superlative hockey cards

What: 2017 ITG Superlative hockey cards
Arrives: Oct. 6
Box basics: Four autographs or memorabilia cards per box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Leaf’s newest ITG release is about nothing but hits with some of the biggest names in hockey history.

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

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Aug. 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: Big pulls & big (fake?) autograph finds to start a new week.

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First Buzz: 2017 Leaf Rookie Retro sports cards


What:
 2017 Leaf Rookie Retro sports cards
Arrives: October/November
Box basics: One graded/authenticated buyback Rookie Card and one Leaf Rookie Retro card per box (four boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Leaf’s newest buyback product revisits memorable Rookie Cards from throughout the sports world.

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Kevin Smith adds Signature Series jerseys to merchandising empire — and ‘game-used’ sales for charity

Your Kevin Smith cosplay just got a lot easier.

The movie-maker, TV personality, podcast king and former convenience-store clerk who made the No. 37 more famous in film than on the football field has launched a series custom hockey sweaters that add just another dimension to his marketing machine that would make George Lucas proud. (Or sue somebody.)

The Kevin Smith Signature Series consists of 12 jerseys ranging from a few pop culture and sports parodies to blatant plugs for his films ranging from Clerks back in 1994 to a still-forthcoming flick called Moose Jaws.

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Scenes from the Show … The National Day 5 (ongoing gallery)

Via @Goldberg … Not sure if I’ve EVER taken a photo with 2 crazier dudes!!! 

National Sports Collectors Convention marches on inside the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center as we finish things up today. That comes after a big Day 4 (gallery here) and the Panini VIP Party, Day 3 (massive gallery here)Day 2 (massive gallery here) as well as the preview night (gallery here).

Now it’s time for Day 5 — the finale — with the last lineup of signers and plenty of action on the floor of a show that, by many accounts, has been busier than normal this year. You’ll never know what big items you’ll see and there will be items you’d never imagine finding because, well, you probably didn’t know they existed.

Keep reading for more and to see a gallery that will grow throughout the day as the doors open shortly.

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Scenes from the Show … The National Day 4 + Panini VIP Party (ongoing gallery updates all day)

Via @PaniniAmerica: Lonzo Ball has entered the Green Room at @PaniniAmerica #PaniniVIP Party!

National Sports Collectors Convention marches on inside the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center as we hit the weekend. Day 3 (massive gallery here)Day 2 (massive gallery here) as well as the preview night (gallery here) have come and gone but today should be a doozie

Now it’s time for Day 4 with the biggest lineup of signers and plenty of action on the floor of a show that, by many accounts, is busier than normal this year — and we’ll know for sure today as Saturdays are the peak. You’ll never know what big items you’ll see and there will be items you’d never imagine finding because, well, you probably didn’t know they existed.

Keep reading for more and to see a gallery that will grow throughout the day as the doors open shortly.

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Scenes from the Show … The National Day 3 (ongoing gallery)

National Sports Collectors Convention marches on inside the Donald  E. Stephens Convention Center as Day 2 (massive gallery here) as well as the preview night (gallery here) have come and gone.

Now it’s time for Day 3 with a massive slate of signers and plenty of action on the floor of a show that, by many accounts, is busier than normal. You’ll never know what big items you’ll see and there will be items you’d never imagine finding because, well, you probably didn’t know they existed.

Keep reading for more and to see a gallery that will grow throughout the day as the doors open shortly.

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Scenes from the Show … The National Day 2 (ongoing gallery)

Day 1 of this year’s National Sports Collectors Convention is over inside the Donald  E. Stephens Convention Center and the preview night (gallery) has come and gone, too.

Now it’s time for Day 2 with a larger slate of signers and plenty of action. You’ll never know what big items you’ll see (How’s that box up top look?), and there will be items you’d never imagine finding because, well, you probably didn’t know they existed.

Keep reading for more and to see a gallery that will grow throughout the day as the doors open shortly.

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National Sports Collectors Convention — the basics (so far)

The National Sports Collectors Convention is nearly here and the months of preparation are culminating in the show of all shows for sports collectors for five days in Chicago.

There will be plenty to see, plenty to do and plenty to buy and Buzz has been watching the developments the whole way. We’ll have galleries of images from the show floor and a few nuggets here and there in the coming days but there’s already been plenty written leading up to the show that you can all find right here.

Here’s a rundown of all past NSCC stories here on The Buzz …

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2015-16 Upper Deck NHL Series 1 tin (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: 2015-16 Upper Deck NHL Series 1 tin
The cost: Click here

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (July 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: Cody Bellinger’s RC arrival, anticipating Allen & Ginter, Ultimate hockey, Dak Prescott’s alleged autopens, Bob Dylan, the National & more.

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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.

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