Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (April 24)

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: Who would you want to sign for Americana or Pop Century? Plus big pulls and other talkers from the boards.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (April 23)

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 an Aaron Judge discussion get the focus today.

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Buzz Break: 2017 Topps Star Wars Rogue One: Series 2 (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: 2017 Topps Star Wars Rogue One: Series 2 trading cards (hobby box)
Where to buy:
 BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box:
 24
Cards per pack: 8
Cards in this box: 192
Base set completion: 
100 of 100 (100 percent)
Duplicates: 15

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Buzz Movie Trailer Vote – Star Wars: The Last Jedi (opens Dec. 15)

The first teaser trailer for the next Star Wars movie is here.

Nothing else needs to be said. Just watch the first glimpses at Star Wars: The Last Jedi above as released just minutes ago at Star Wars Celebration in Orlando, Fla.

Also released as part of a panel discussion was the first teaser poster for the film, which is at right. (Click for a closer look.)

Offer your thoughts in a comment below or with a vote in our poll.

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 1989 Topps Back to the Future II pack (Hour 12)

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 today’s finale.

12in12-logo-smallerThe pack: 1989 Topps Back to The Future Part II
The cost now: 
$1.25
The cost then: 50 cents

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 1978 Donruss Elvis wax pack (Hour 11)

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 11.

12in12-logo-smallerThe pack: 1978 Donruss Elvis wax pack
The cost now: 
$1.50
The cost then: 15 cents

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 1981 Topps Superman II rack pack (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 pack: 1981 Topps Superman II rack pack
The cost now: 
$4
The cost then: Less than $1

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 1979 Topps Rocky II wax pack (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 pack: 1979 Topps Rocky II trading cards
The cost now: 
$1.75
The cost then: 20 cents

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2013 Panini Golden Age wax box (Hour 4)

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 4.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2013 Panini Golden Age
The cost now: 
$29.99
The cost then: $72

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Buzz Movie Trailer Vote – Thor: Ragnarok (opens Nov. 3)

The newest comic-book movie trailer arrived on Monday and it’s Thor, who’s back once again but there’s someone else who can wield the Mjölnir.

That shocking revelation and a fun cameo can be seen in the teaser trailer for Thor: Ragnarok.

This is the third film in the franchise, which has grossed more than $387 million in the United States alone and more than $1 billion globally.

 

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Artist offers pop culture twist on Little Golden Books with “Storytime”

If you’re a certain age, you may remember Little Golden Books, which are beginning readers’ first licks at the literary world.

They’ve been around since the 1940s — and are still around today — but one illustrator has created a new take on these stories with a series of prints and a book that collects his past works all in one.

His name is Joey Spiotto and the Los Angeles-based artist is big on Storytime.

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The Rock’s new Under Armour shoes are sold out — and electrifying eBay

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson may be the most-electrifying man in sports entertainment, but his new line of Under Armour training shoes are giving him a run for his money.

They’re dubbed the Rock Delta and the first wave of the shoes is sold out from the company after just one day.

Because of this, the company now has a second wave available on pre-order set to arrive in mid-August and for now there’s a pretty strong market for the shoes on eBay.

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Don Rickles spent decades in Hollywood — but didn’t sign much

He was a comedian known for his witty remarks and scathing humor with countless Hollywood credits since the 1950s.

Despite all those years in entertainment, you won’t find too many certified autograph cards for Don Rickles, who died of kidney failure today at 90 years old.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (April 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: Big pulls, big board drama, big comic book covers and a big question after the retirement of Tony Romo.

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Weekend Update: Check out 12 top items on The Buzz this week

It was a busy one on The Buzz this past week. Here are 12 stories worth a look if you missed out. Check ’em out & hit the subscribe button at right if you want email updates.

Bowman Chrome gets a revamp
HTA Choice boxes with nothing but autographed cards inside are now one option for Chrome fans. Get all the details in our 2017 Bowman Chrome First Buzz preview here.

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John Cusack autographs can be found in 2017 Panini Diamond Kings

Call this one a surprise.

A limited number of autographs from actor John Cusack can be found in packs of 2017 Panini Diamond Kings, which arrived this week from Panini America. 

Just 95 total autographed cards were made — and the rarest one of them all has hit eBay.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (March 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 the weekend nears.

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Celebrity autographs just might be easier to find than you think

When it comes to autographs in the sports world, there are plenty of ways that collectors and the autograph industry itself has helped commodify ink.

In other words, there are a number of common items that are commonly signed that help us all figure a common value that we’d expect to pay or expect to get if we have to sell something we own. Jerseys, balls, helmets, cards, photos — there are a lot of ways to collect sports autographs.

But for celebrity autographs, it’s a lot less complicated as the 8-by-10 photo is arguably the most-commonly solid piece across the whole spectrum of television, movies and others of note who we might find, say, at a comic book convention or other similarly organized signing session. Not all films have massive toy lines, not all celebs have book deals and TV shows often don’t have posters you can find all that easily.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (March 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: Big pulls from National Treasures, Gypsy Queen hits retail early, other breaks and … buying underwear to complete a set?

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Buzz Movie Trailer Vote – Spider-Man: Homecoming (opens July 7)

The newest trailer for Spider-Man: Homecoming has arrived in advance of its arrival on July 7 and it gives us a new look at the new villains, the new actor in the lead role and some new friends and relatives as the franchise returns home to Marvel Studios. 

Oh, and there’s Iron Man, too.

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‘Pulp Fiction’ figures coming this fall from Diamond Select Toys

Three iconic characters of a perfectly profane classic are coming to a comic shop near you.

Pulp Fiction stars Jules Winnfield, Butch Coolidge and Marsellus Wallace will arrive this September via Diamond Select Toys and they were revealed this week for collectors to begin ordering.

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Weekend Update: Check out 14 top items on The Buzz last week

Ok, it’s not the weekend, but this further proves that Buzz’s fantasy baseball draft just took waayyyy too long yesterday. (Hear that, commish?) Here are several stories worth a look if you missed out. Check ’em out & subscribe at right if you want email updates.

This Week’s Big Hit?
We’re less than a week away from WrestleMania 33 in Orlando and Topps dropped the biggest mic of them all (“pipebomb” in WWE-Punk parlance) for collectors with the arrival of autographs from Undertaker for the first time in Topps packs — and just the third time in hobby history. Get all of the details on which brands get his legendary ink here.

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Patti Lapel brings movie & sports icons to world of collectable pins

In some areas of the sports world, pin collecting is a big deal and has been that way for decades.

Olympic pins, press pins and other areas of collecting in this wearable genre — one that’s arguably bigger away from sports — can all carry some flair within their pieces, but none of them are like one artist’s line of pins showing pop culture icons and carrying nods to sports personalities.

Its name? Patti Lapel. 

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First Buzz: 2017 Rittenhouse James Bond Archives – The Final Edition

What: 2017 Rittenhouse James Bond Archives – The Final Edition
Arrives: May 24
Box basics: Two autographs per 24-pack box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: James Bond gets another run on cardboard but includes something pretty big and pretty notable — Sean Connery cut autographs — that are a first but only found in the rare Archive Boxes.

Keep reading for more.

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First Buzz: 2017 Topps Star Wars Journey to The Last Jedi

What: 2017 Topps Star Wars Journey to The Last Jedi
Arrives: Sept. 1
Box basics: One autograph guaranteed in every two-hit box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: The next Star Wars movie is coming and the first set leading toward The Last Jedi arrives in September with autographs and new cards for the new wave of movies’ stars.

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

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New Star Wars Widevision and Planet of the Apes books on way soon from Topps & Abrams

Star Wars fans will have to hit more than the card shop to collect ’em all very soon.

Set to arrive on April 18 is a new book — Star Wars Widevision: The Original Topps Trading Card Series Volume One — and it will arrive from Abrams ComicArts and Topps with an added bonus.

That bonus? Additional trading cards as part of the overall package.

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 1979 Topps Star Trek wax pack (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 pack: 1979 Topps Star Trek The Motion Picture wax pack
The cost now: 
$1.50
The cost then: 20 cents

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

Ok, it’s not the weekend, but this was slated to be sent last night — further proving that 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.

This Week’s Big Hit?
It seems that 2017 Donruss‘ arrival has collectors talking and there’s fun to be found inside its packs. Click here to start with variations and find links to checklists & more. After that, check out a Buzz Break of a hobby box right here.

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

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 and big pulls in today’s edition.

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

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 new and old products from around the collecting galaxy.

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Fictional Food prints offer second look at moments & icons

Ballpark foods on baseball cards are fun (and coming soon from Topps), but Fictional Foods can be pretty cool, too.

That’s the name of a couple collections from Baltimore-based artist Joshua Budich that can be found via Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles.

Some of the prints are sold out — sadly, his tribute to Pulp Fiction‘s Big Kahuna Burger is already among those — but other prints can still be nabbed by collectors and they’re worth a look.

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Is Star Wars icon Mark Hamill battling Dark Side of autographs?

Mark Hamill likes to have some fun with his autographs from time to time and it’s good business, too, as he’s a pricey signer — and also one that can be found in packs of cards after decades of Star Wars sets from Topps.

But there’s one thing that still gets Luke Skywalker’s robe in a bunch and it’s when pieces like this one — a 16-by-20 photo with some extra personality — hits the open market.

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Original comic art for Logan star’s debut hits auction block soon

The newest small star of the big screen world that is the Marvel Cinematic Universe will be a big deal once again very soon on the auction block.

How?

The original art used for the first comic book appearance of Laura Kinney, aka X-23, will be hitting the open market next month via Heritage Auctions.

X-23 is the new star played by Dafne Keen alongside Hugh Jackman in Logan, which has raked its way to more than $104 million at the box office in the United States alone since its release less than one week ago. (It’s up to $295 million world-wide.)

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (March 9)

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: Panini Encased, 2017 Donruss, big NBA set completions, big pulls and plenty more — even a Wolverine show-off thread.

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Buzz Break: 1991 Star Trek 25th Anniversary trading cards

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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.

data-brent-spinerThe box: 1991 Star Trek 25th Anniversary trading cards
Where to buy: Check eBay 

Packs per box:
 36
Cards per pack: 12
Cards in this box: 423
Base set completion: 
147 of 150 (98 percent)
Duplicates: 138
Triplicates: 94
Quadruplicates: 42
Quintuplicates: 2

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