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.

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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
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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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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.

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Fanatics lets you get some ice time with new Stanley Cup champs

The Pittsburgh Penguins are your Stanley Cup champs after their victory in Game 6 over the Nashville Predators Sunday night and Fanatics Authentic has one of the most-unique options ready for collectors right now.

It’s a crystal puck filled from ice from the series.

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First Buzz: 2017-18 In The Game Used hockey cards

What: 2017-18 In The Game Used hockey cards
Arrives: July 26
Box basics: Five memorabilia cards per box (10 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Leaf once again brings the legends of the ice to cardboard with a heavy memorabilia focus in this high-end brand that’s about nothing but hits.

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

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Gallery: 2017 Leaf Pearl memorabilia & pre-auto cards (early info)

Details are still to come, but a new Leaf Trading Cards brand will include memorabilia cards from the biggest names in the history of sports.

The brand will be known as Pearl and cards will be printed on acetate to help reinforce the name via the feel of the cards.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (June 2)

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 truck into the weekend.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (May 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: Albert Pujols, busting Pro Debut, chasing Stantons, ripping USA Baseball, The Walking Dead & more.

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Leaf signs top NHL prospect Nico Hischier to exclusive autograph deal

A future NHL star’s autographed hockey cards will only be found in one place in future years thanks to a new deal announced on Friday.

It’s Nico Hischier and he’ll only be signing for Leaf Trading Cards. 

“Working with Nico, along with Allain and Jordan from RSG Hockey, has been an exciting and rewarding process,” said Leaf CEO Brian Gray. “To see an agency thinking outside the box and aggressively marketing their athletes is refreshing in a traditional sport like hockey. Nico is now part of that movement in the hockey world.”

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (May 15)

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 from around the collecting world as we start a new week.

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Buzz Poll: What do you collect?

What do you collect when it comes to cardboard? It’s a simple question … tell us in our latest Buzz Poll below or in the comments here or on Twitter. (You can select multiple answers.)

Follow Buzz on Twitter @BlowoutBuzz or send email to BlowoutBuzz@blowoutcards.com. 

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (April 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: Plenty of baseball and some impressive pulls and projects.

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2016-17 Upper Deck Series 1 NHL tin (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: 2016-17 Upper Deck Series 1 hockey tin (retail)
The cost: 
$31.99

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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First Buzz: 2016-17 In The Game Heroes & Prospects hockey cards

What: 2016-17 In The Game Heroes & Prospects hockey cards
Arrives: May 31
Box basics: 15 autographs or memorabilia cards per box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Leaf takes to the ice with some of the biggest prospects in the game as well as some of the biggest stars of the past in this nothing-but-the-hits release that is its finale for Canadian Hockey League cardboard.

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.

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Blowout introduces Fire & Ice boxes — and so far there’s plenty of fire

If you want to try a little something from everywhere in the sports world with serious high-end potential but not break the bank, then a new product line from Blowout Cards might be for you.

It’s 2017 Blowout Cards Fire & Ice — and it’s delivered very well for some collectors digging in on Thursday via BlowoutTV. The four cards above? They were all found in the first eight boxes of his high-end buyback box.

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First Buzz: 2017 Super Break Super Charged Series 2

What: 2017 Super Break Super Charged Series 2
super_break_logoArrives: April 11
Box basics: Five (and sometimes more) items per box

What’s buzz-worthy: Super Break’s second series of this one includes a mix of everything with themed boxes, hot boxes and plenty of other surprises from throughout the sports world, entertainment and political memorabilia.

Keep reading for more info.

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First Buzz: 2017 ITG Stickwork hockey cards

What: 2017 ITG Stickwork hockey cards
Arrives: May
Box basics: Four memorabilia cards per box (10 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Leaf’s ITG brand explores game-used from legends of the past and present via just one type of memorabilia.

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

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Fanatics Authentic offers up some sports autographs that rock

Fanatics Authentic has a few unique autographs available now that come with no strings attached.

Nevermind, that won’t work … there are actually six.

A series of autographed guitars — items that are officially licensed musical instruments on their own — have been enhanced with autographs that offer a colorful higher-end option for a sports fan who’s big on music, too.

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

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: Nothing but breaks from the past and present today.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (March 1)

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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: 2017 Topps Heritage is finally here — check out the chatter, the breaks and plenty more — plus Image Comics’ 25th Anniversary box & more.

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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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First Buzz: 2016-17 Leaf Metal Draft hockey cards

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What:
 2016-17 Leaf Metal Draft hockey cards
Arrives: April
Box basics: Seven autographs or vintage memorabilia cards per box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Leaf Metal Draft returns with more autographs per box, a smaller case size and a lower print run than last time around while also including notable players from the past and the present.

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.

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Does the slab make the card? It doesn’t hurt these (gallery + poll)

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Slabbed cards have been a part of the hobby for decades now but a few autograph companies have started getting into the trend in recent years by encasing cards to give them a bit better display presence at a fraction of the price for a signed photo or memorabilia piece.

And it helps that while storage and protection concern go away, too.

Two big autograph dealers — Steiner Sports and Fanatics Authentic — have pretty beefy runs of signed trading cards available that in some cases take the interesting creations of card companies and makes them better.

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

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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: Impressive breaks from around the collecting world.

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Steiner Sports brings game-used ties to world (No, seriously)

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We can hear it now across the office cafeteria …

“Hey, Lumbergh, you’ve got something on your tie.”

“That’s Yankee Stadium dirt, Peter.”

It could become a reality soon thanks to Steiner Sports, which has taken game-used to a new area with material from the stadium world to the office space.

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