Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Dec. 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 as we’re working for the weekend here today.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Dec. 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 from around the collecting universe today.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Dec. 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: See how collectors react to some impressive pulls from Black Friday buys and elsewhere in the hobby.

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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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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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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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Topps NOW UFC cards return with Georges St-Pierre autographs

It’s been a few months since we’ve seen Topps Now take on UFC, but it’s back in the Octagon.

And it’s got some extra punch today as the offerings include autographs from one of the sport’s biggest stars who made his own comeback victory on Saturday night — Georges St-Pierre.

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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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Black November starts today and here are five sweet 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 begins its Black November sales now.

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.

2015 Bowman’s Best baseball hobby box
There are more than a few Bowman boxes up for grabs with lower prices as part of this wave — the first of several to come between now and Black Friday — but this one has a pretty strong discount (limit eight boxes per person) and potential. The mini-box format allows you to share a box with someone else if you want, too, with each half-box including six packs and and two autos. Among the signers here? Carlos Correa, Kris Bryant, Dansby Swanson, Rafael Devers, Mike Trout, Andrew Benintendi, Bryce Harper, Byron Buxton and many others. You can do very well here with a little luck.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Oct. 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 as we’re weekending here on The Buzz.

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Buzz Break: 2017 Topps Chrome UFC trading cards (Hot 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 Chrome UFC (Hot Box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box: 24
Cards per pack: 4
Cards in this box: 96
Base set completion: 63 of 100 (63 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards – Conor McGregor, Ronda Rousey, Chuck Liddell, Amanda Nunes, Anderson Silva, Cris Justino, Stipe Miocic, C.M. Punk, Carlos Condit, Robbie Lawler, Rashad Evans, Nate Diaz, Paige VanZant, Frank Mir, Donald Cerrone, DeMetrious Johnson, Junior Dos Santos, Holly Holm

Rookie Cards (2) – Tom Breese, Louis Smolka

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Sept. 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: Nothing but breaks in today’s edition … check ’em out.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Sept. 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: Big finds in recently released was — and a pull of a lifetime turns into …

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Sept. 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: Landing legendary vintage, Neshek vs. Greinke, ripping new MLB wax, shredding WWE Women’s Division boxes, new Panini XR football, Topps Chrome UFC.

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Hot Boxes aren’t only potential surprises in 2017 Topps UFC Chrome

Topps has made UFC cards for nearly a decade, but the arrival of its first Chrome set is one that packs some intentional surprise punch — and maybe other surprises.

While 2017 Topps Chrome UFC guarantees two autographs per box as well as Hot Boxes with extra ink and Diamond Boxes in every case, but at least one breaker has reported finding a lot more extra ink.

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Shayna Baszler’s UFC cards may get new looks with Mae Young Classic

Fans of the UFC and MMA may see a familiar face if they tune in to tonight’s final of the WWE‘s Mae Young Classic in Las Vegas.

It’s Shayna Baszler, a MMA veteran who has a 15-11 record and is one of Ronda Rousey‘s friends that made up The Four Horsewomen. Now, Baszler is perhaps primed for a run in a WWE ring and finds herself in the championship match of a women’s tournament that the company has scoured the global independent scene to build.

Because of her stint with UFC, Baszler does have some cardboard already as does her opponent tonight, Kairi Sane, a star from Japan.

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Floyd Mayweather’s big win gets Topps Now treatment — with ink

“Money” ink is available now.

Floyd Mayweather‘s big win over Conor McGregor on Saturday night is now commemorated on Topps Now cards where the 50-0 champ’s autograph also is up for grabs.

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Mayweather vs. McGregor battle lives on in new digital magazine

The big fight has come and gone along with the TV highlights and Twitter replays, but the spectacle that was Saturday night’s showdown between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor lives on once again.

Today marks the arrival of a digital magazine — The Super Fight Issue — from the Beckett On-Demand line.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Aug. 26)

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: Mayweather vs. McGregor chatter, Rhys Hoskins, James Harden autographs, big pulls & more.

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Mayweather vs. McGregor gets its own Topps on Demand card set + Topps Now cards (updated)

The spectacle that is the Floyd Mayweather-Connor McGregor fight arrives on Saturday but the newest cardboard is here right now.

Topps is on the beat for this one and the 2017 Topps On Demand Mayweather vs. McGregor Road to Aug. 26 set is here.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Aug. 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: Supplies vs. wax, NBA pulls, opening that last box, sketch card controversy, Mayweather vs. McGregor & more.

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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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McGregor-Mayweather showdown could ignite new card battles, too

Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr. — it’s one of those what-if fantasy battles from the magazines of old that’s coming true.

And with a pair of upcoming card releases there will be a battle on cardboard, too.

While we get to wait for the fight on Aug. 26 — one that should be a promotional and pop culture spectacle — we’re getting the first autographs for Mayweather soon to go with McGregor’s limited and pricey cardboard already on the market.

Keep reading for a tale of the tape so far …

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (June 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: Derek Jeter show-offs, breaks from around the galaxy & more.

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First Buzz: 2017 Topps UFC Museum Collection MMA cards


What:
 2017 Topps UFC Museum Collection MMA cards
Arrives: Nov. 8
Box basics: One auto, one auto Relic and one Relic per eight-card box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: For a second year in a row, Topps brings its Museum Collection brand to UFC collectors as a standalone with three hits in every box of this hobby-only brand.

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.

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First Buzz: 2017 Leaf Pop Century


What:
 2017 Leaf Pop Century trading cards
Arrives: July 26
Box basics: Four hits per box (12 boxes per case)
Checklist: Click here to view

What’s buzz-worthy: Leaf’s annual celebrity release returns with nothing but the hits from some of the biggest names in Hollywood.

Keep reading for more info and a full gallery of images.

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

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Buzz Break: 2017 Topps UFC Knockout trading 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 UFC Knockout
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box: 4
Cards per pack: 10
Cards in this box: 40
Base set completion: 23 of 100 (23 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards – Anderson Silva, Rashad Evans, Ronda Rousey, Nate Diaz, Miesha Tate, Arianny Celeste, CM Punk

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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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Weekend Update: Check out 10 top items on The Buzz this week

It was a busy one on The Buzz this past week. Here are 10 stories worth a look if you missed out. Check ’em out & hit the subscribe button at right if you want email updates.

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Heritage is King …
This past week’s big winner was the arrival of 2017 Topps Heritage, which took us all back to 1968. Here’s our catch-all gallery of short-printed variations and big hits — and there’s a checklist found in there, too.

Keep reading for more …

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First Buzz: 2017 Topps UFC Chrome

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What: 2017 Topps UFC Chrome MMA cards
Arrives: July 19
Box basics: Two autographs per 24-pack box (12 boxes per case)
Checklist: Click here to view

What’s buzz-worthy: UFC comes to Chrome for the first time, giving MMA stars from the past and present their shots at Chrome rainbows, Superfractors and, of course, autographed Refractors in this hobby-only release.

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.

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

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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, the Boogie deal, chasing rainbows, Trea Turner expectations and O.J. Simpson

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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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