Bo Derek & Joe Namath in an NBA box? Yep, thanks to Panini Rewards …

A funny thing happened recently when I ripped into a box of 2016-17 Panini Studio basketball cards.

I pulled cards of Joe Namath and Bo Derek.

No, really. My Derek was an autograph and my Namath was a patch card from a Los Angeles Rams jersey — cards that I’d always eyed here and there but didn’t expect to be able to land from a box of NBA cards.

How’d it happen? I pulled them via Panini Rewards points.

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

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, NBA collections and ripping 1986-87 Fleer … or not.

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Topps releases Warcraft movie cards as single-hit packs

Topps revealed its newest non-sports product on Monday, 2017 Topps Warcraft — and it’s a hits-only, online-only affair that documents characters from the 2016 film.

Originally teased back in December 2015 as a full product before it was scrapped in May 2016, many of the pieces had clearly been put together for this one and collectors get to reap the benefits.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Aug. 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: A huge autograph steal that you can get in on, big breaks, quirky cards, unusual autograph items & plenty more.

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First Buzz: 2017 Topps Star Wars High Tek trading cards


What: 
2017 Topps Star Wars High Tek trading cards
Arrives: Nov. 22
Box basics: One autograph per eight-card hobby box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: The third Star Wars set under the High Tek banner offers some new looks, new signers and new characters as the universe continues to expand on the screen and on cardboard.

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Aug. 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: Retro and new rips, big questions and a collector’s best pull.

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Blade Runner 2049 gets Funko Pop! and Dorbz toys with film’s release

Funko is hoping Blade Runner 2049 prompts a run or two to the toy store.

There will be toys for the stars of the upcoming film, a sequel to Blade Runner which was a cult classic from 1982 that starred Harrison Ford. He’ll be back in this one, though it’s Ryan Gosling who takes the lead in the story as Officer K.

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First Buzz: 2017 Topps Star Wars Stellar Signatures trading cards

What: 2017 Topps Star Wars Stellar Signatures trading cards
Arrives: Fall 2017
Box basics: 40 encased autographed cards per box

What’s buzz-worthy: The biggest and rarest Star Wars release of them all arrives late this year with nothing but autographs inside.

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

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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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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2015 Panini Americana 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: 2015 Panini Americana (hobby box)
The cost
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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 18)

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 — and preparatory chatter for The National.

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‘The Shining’ gets Funko Pop! treatment beginning next month

“Come and play with us, Danny … forever … and ever.”

The Funko Pop! line’s newest slightly twisted toys were revealed on Thursday with the stars of Stephen King‘s The Shining among the toys coming from the Everett, Wash.-based company next month.

The 1980 Stanley Kubrick-directed psychological horror film starred Jack Nicholson as Jack Torrance, the caretaker of the Overlook Hotel, which has a persona of its own that overcomes Torrance and his family as they are alone there for the winter.

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First Buzz: 2017 Topps Star Wars The Last Jedi trading cards

What: 2017 Topps Star Wars The Last Jedi trading cards
Arrives: Dec. 20
Box basics: One autograph or sketch card guaranteed in every two-hit box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: The next Star Wars movie gets its second card set and it arrives a week after the film hits in December.

Keep reading for more.

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Funko launches new line of ‘Vnyl.’ toys at San Diego Comic-Con

“There’s no ‘i’ in Vynl. because there’s always two of them!”

No, it’s not a typo — and that explains it for the naming of a new line of vinyl figures launching from Funko that’s making its debut at San Diego Comic-Con later this month.

“Funko is proud to introduce Vynl., a brand new line of stylized vinyl collectibles created with pop culture fanatics in mind,” the company said in a statement. “Vynl. will take a new approach to collecting by showcasing the intricate relationships between beloved characters through a playful new aesthetic … every Vynl. release will contain two figures in order to highlight the connection between both characters and play off of their respective storylines.”

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Hayden Christensen’s first certified autos in decade on way from Topps

Can you feel the power of The Dark Side?

Star Wars fans will soon as Topps has landed autographs from Hayden Christensen for upcoming releases beginning this fall.

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Buzz Break: 2015 Panini Americana trading cards (hobby box)

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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.

The box: 2015 Panini Americana (hobby box)
Where to buy: Click here

Packs per box: 10
Cards per pack: 5
Cards in this box: 52
Base set completion: 
26 of 73 (36 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards – Molly Ringwald, Sylvester Stallone, Vanilla Ice, Kevin Hart, Bradley Cooper, Lea Michele, Rev Run, Darryl McDaniels, Aly Raisman, Rose McGowan, Eliza Dusku

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First Buzz: 2017 Historic Autographs Celebrity Quads trading cards

What: 2017 Historic Autographs Celebrity Quads trading cards
Arrives: Late July
Box basics: One quad autograph  per box (eight boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Historic Autographs takes to Hollywood history with a release that will be limited to just 90 cases and feature some of the biggest names in entertainment history.

Keep reading for more information.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (June 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: New Allen & Ginter signers, Panini NBA Draft signing sessions, NBA trades, The Walking Dead at retail & more.

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First Buzz: 2017 TRISTAR Signature Series National Edition

What: 2017 TRISTAR Signature Series National Edition
Arrives: July 26
Box basics: One autographed item per envelope (10 envelopes per case).

What’s buzz-worthy: TRISTAR’s Signature Series returns with just 100 10-pack cases of authenticated autographed memorabilia just in time for the National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago.

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Funko’s SDCC exclusives include plenty of collecting heavyweights

This year’s San Diego Comic-Con is about a month away and Funko has already started to tease its exclusive toys that will be for sale at the show of all shows for pop culture and entertainment.

The Everett, Wash.-based company is releasing its previews in waves with iconic characters from Star Wars, Scott Pilgrim, Marvel, cartoons, DC Comics and TV shows already among those teased.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (June 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: Big pulls, Judge at The Fantastic Store, the NSCC & more.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (June 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: Big pulls from throughout the collecting galaxy as we enter the weekend.

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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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Dark Helmet already bringing forceful feel to ‘Spaceballs’ auction

The Force isn’t very strong with this one, but The Farce is huge.

The helmet that Rick Moranis wore as “Dark Helmet” in the 1987 Star Wars spoof Spaceballs is up for sale now via Profiles in History, a Calabasas, Calif.-based auction house.

The prop from the Mel Brooks film is estimated to sell for as much as $12,000 — and it’s almost there with nearly three weeks remaining in the auction.

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KISS & Vampirella? That showdown isn’t only pop culture crossover coming from Dynamite this month

KISS and Vampirella — seems like an unusual yet still natural crossover, right?

That’s just one of the comic books arriving this month — this one specifically today — via Dynamite Entertainment, a Mt. Laurel, N.J.-based publisher that has a tie to something beyond the typical realm of comic book characters.

KISS/Vampirella arrives with six different covers for issue No. 1 — all seen in a gallery below along with a sketch cover — and that’s a common trait for other series from Dynamite, many of which come with ties to movies, video games, famous book and comic strip characters, Internet stars and more.

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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 (June 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: Big pulls with a few box types, chasing coach Rookie Cards, autograph tips, the National and more.

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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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First Buzz: 2017 Topps Star Wars: The Force Awakens 3D Widevision cards


What: 2017 Topps Star Wars: The Force Awakens 3D Widevision trading cards
Arrives: June 6 ($99.99)
Box basics: One 44-card set and two autographs per box

What’s buzz-worthy: The 40th anniversary of Star Wars continues on cardboard with a boxed set that offers an expanded look at the most-recent film with a chance at some big autographs.

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

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‘Pulp Fiction’ & ‘Kill Bill’ blind-box figures coming from Titans Vinyl

Vinyl toy blind boxes ain’t seen nothing yet.

The memorable characters from Quentin Tarantino‘s Pulp Fiction will be hitting stores soon as 3-inch figures found in packs with a number of characters and a number of still-unknown chase figures to be found.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (May 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: Bowman Mega Boxes delivering well, retro wax ripping, big breaks and NSCC prep.

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‘A League of Their Own’ 25th Anniversary Blu-Ray package includes bonuses for collectors

If you’re a fan of A League of Their Own or a collector of baseball movie memorabilia, you may need to head to a Walmart.

That’s where you can find a recently released exclusive 25th anniversary Blu-ray/DVD package of the popular Penny Marshall film and it includes baseball cards as well as other extras.

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Vanity Fair unleashes four covers & poster offer for Star Wars’ 40th

The 40th anniversary of Star Wars’ arrival back in 1977 officially hits us on Thursday but a magazine that sci-fi fans might not typically check out has a new look back at the franchise and a new look at The Last Jedi coming in December.

It’s Vanity Fair and it’s got four covers for fans to pick up if they want to collect ’em all.

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Roger Moore’s James Bond legacy spawned modest amount of ink

Bond, James Bond is gone.

Roger Moore who played Britain’s iconic spy in seven 007 films died Tuesday after a “short but brave battle with cancer,” according to his family. He was 89. Moore had a lengthy film career and took on the Bond role in 1973’s Live and Let Die. He continued in the spot until 1985 and was the longest-running actor of the six who have played the character.

“Being eternally known as Bond has no downside,” Moore told The Guardian. “People often call me ‘Mr Bond’ when we’re out and I don’t mind a bit. Why would I?”

And it’s because of that role that collectors have a number of certified autographs of him to chase today.

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

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: Legendary maildays, NFL Draft scenarios, big pulls & more.

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