Buzz Break: 2015 Upper Deck Marvel Ant-Man trading cards (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: 2015 Upper Deck Marvel Ant-Man cards (hobby)
Where to buy:
Poke around online

Packs per box:
 20
Cards per pack: 5
Cards in this box: 95
Base set completion: 
74 of 90 (82 percent)
Duplicates: 0

 

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Dec. 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: Awaiting Transcendent and at least two insane 1/1 finds in wax lead off today’s edition.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Dec. 13)

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 world.

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Star Wars has made its mark in sports merchandising (gallery)

We all know that Friday is a big day in the film world with the arrival of the next Star Wars film, The Last Jedi.

It’s a behemoth we’ve seen teased on TV and online for months — and even longer in the toy aisles — and now that we’re days away from its release there’s even more to potentially be seen and heard about the latest chapter in the legendary franchise. But, like spoilers, I’ve tried my best to avoid most of it — all of the merchandising and marketing that can include everything from food to car commercials and then all that stuff in the toy aisle.

So, maybe it’s just my situation — it’s a black hole of sorts I don’t want sucked into because there’s just too much I’d potentially want but ultimately don’t really need — but when I saw that there was a massive amount of sports-related Star Wars items in one online location I didn’t expect?

Well, that’s why we’re here …

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

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 on this Tuesday morning.

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

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 to start the week … and at least five 1/1 sightings.

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting five Funko Captain America Civil War Mystery Minis bobble-head boxes (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 boxes: Funko Captain America Civil War Mystery Minis bobble-heads 
The cost:
Less than $1 per box (keep reading for the details) 

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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Buzz Movie Trailer Vote – Avengers: Infinity War (opens May 4)


The trailer for Avengers: Infinity War has arrived in advance of its arrival in May, and it’s got everything you might expect and more.

This one’s clearly going to be darker, but it’s also going to bring some groups together that haven’t shared screen time before in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It will be the 19th film as part of the continuity (away from the X-Men films, which are a different studio) when it arrives.

Check out the new trailer after the jump.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Nov. 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: Nothing but breaks highlights as Buzz recovers from Black Friday.

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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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Topps’ Countdown to ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ begins today with new cards every weekday until Dec. 15

Weekdays are all about The Last Jedi until Dec. 15.

That’s because Topps is previewing the new Star Wars movie with a new Countdown to The Last Jedi set with a new card arriving each Monday to Friday on Topps.com.

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 1983 Topps ‘Superman III’ wax 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 our finale for today.

12in12-logo-smallerThe pack: 1983 Topps Superman III
The cost now: 
$1
The cost then: 25 cents

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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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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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 1982 Topps ‘E.T.’ 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: 1982 Topps E.T. trading cards
The cost now: 
$1
The cost then: 25 cents

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2012 BenchWarmer Vault box (Hour 1)

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 1.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2012 BenchWarmer Vault
The cost: Click here 

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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Buzz Break: Busting a 1989 Topps ‘Ghostbusters II’ wax pack

Here’s a Buzz 12 in 12 style retro pack break that didn’t make the cut for our next marathon of a dozen breaks of past wax boxes/ packs in a dozen hours that’s coming next week. 

12in12-logo-smallerThe pack: 1989 Topps Ghostbusters II
The cost now: 
$1
The cost then: Pocket change

What’s inside this pack? Keep reading …

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First Buzz: 2018 Topps ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ trading cards

What: 2018 Topps Solo: A Star Wars Story trading cards
Arrives: April 20
Box basics: One autograph guaranteed in every two-hit box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: The next Star Wars movie will, of course, get its own cardboard and we have the basics — but no spoilers — for the story of Han Solo.

Keep reading for more.

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First Buzz: 2017 TRISTAR Signature Series

What: 2017 TRISTAR Signature Series
Arrives: Dec. 13
Box basics: One autographed item per envelope (10 envelopes per case).

What’s buzz-worthy: TRISTAR’s Signature Series is the final product of the year with just 75 10-pack cases of authenticated autographed memorabilia inside.

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Black November Wave 4 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 4 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 Topps Heritage Minor League Baseball hobby box
You may not recognize the uniforms here but they’re creative — and wearing them are names you should know with guys like Aaron Judge, Cody Bellinger and Rhys Hoskins on the checklist. The crop of players here is pretty strong and so is the signers list in a product that takes the 1967 Topps design back to the minor leagues. Atop the signers list that includes Dansby Swanson, Andrew Benintendi, Alex Bregman, Bryce Harper and Mike Trout for starters, they’re all on-card autographs here. A couple of boxes should get you a basic base set and a number of the inserts that this one includes. It’s a simple but fun break and you can see a sample box here.

Keep reading for four more picks …

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Nov. 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: Crazy pulls from hobby boxes and retail repacks to start the day.

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Black November Wave 2 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 2 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.

2017 Topps Update Jumbo boxes and cases
This relatively new release is simply a fun one that’s stacked with Rookie Cards and moments from the All-Star Game and Home Run Derby. This collector has ripped hanger boxes, blaster boxes and standard Hobby boxes and many of them have delivered good volume on those guys named Bellinger, Judge and even on the variations. (They don’t have to be rare to be fun.) I haven’t studied the jumbo breaks closely, but one auto and two other hits at this price makes for a fun rip — and if you get lucky you could do pretty well. While this might be a brand that seems somewhat plentiful now, once wax dries up there will be enough key players here to make it of interest later — and basic Topps flagship RCs seem to be growing in popularity, too.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Nov. 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: The Astros win it all and collectors win with all their big pulls.

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Topps includes new Relics in 2017 Topps Star Wars Masterwork

Topps is adding a new element to an upcoming Star Wars set that will allow collectors to feel The Force in a new way.

The set is 2017 Topps Star Wars Masterwork and they’ll include Source Fabric Material Relics. 

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Oct. 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 big pulls on this Tuesday morning — NBA, NFL, The Walking Dead, Star Wars … 

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SCP Auctions’ newest sale launches with new legends, vintage icons

The newest SCP Auctions event launched this week with some items that defy the imagination — items that you probably wouldn’t imagine them to still exist, let alone be up for grabs.

Some of them, such as this 2013 Fresno State Aaron Judge game-used jersey, open with more modest prices of $4,000, while college classics such as a Lew Alcindor game-used UCLA jersey is already at $44,288 after less than a day of active bidding.

But the leader in the clubhouse among the more than 900 lots? It’s a baseball card.

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 1983 Topps ‘Star Wars Return of the Jedi’ Series 1 wax 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 all day long … and this is our finale.

12in12-logo-smallerThe pack: 1983 Topps Star Wars Return of the Jedi Series 1 wax pack
The cost now: 
$2
The cost then: pocket change

What’s inside this pack? Keep reading …

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 1985 Topps ‘The Goonies’ wax 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 all day long … and this is Hour 9.

12in12-logo-smallerThe pack: 1985 Topps The Goonies
The cost now: 
$3
The cost then: Pocket change

What’s inside this pack? Keep reading …

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2015 Panini Americana hobby box (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 all day long … this is Hour 8.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2015 Panini Americana trading cards (hobby box)
The cost: Click here

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2013 Panini Golden Age wax box (Hour 3)

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 3.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2013 Panini Golden Age
The cost now: Click here

The cost then: $72

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Bond … James Bond coming to life as new Funko Pop! toys in December

One of the most-iconic names in film history — a character brought to life via several actors in decades of films — is hitting toy stores in a new way soon.

It’s James Bond.

Funko revealed on Monday its plans for the first wave of Pop! Movies toys for two Bonds and a number of memorable characters from the film legacy of the British Secret Service star known as 007.

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Today’s the day to own a Kane Hodder autograph card

It’s Friday The 13th.

Rumor has it, today’s the day for bad luck — and it’s been that way for years — but today’s also a day for horror movie fans to celebrate a franchise with a dozen films and the iconic Jason Voorhees.

But if you want an autograph from Kane Hodder, the first person to play “Jason” in more than one Friday The 13th film, well, you have limited options.

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Buzz Movie Trailer Vote: The New Mutants (opens April 13)


The first trailer for The New Mutants has arrived in advance of its arrival in April, and it’s pretty clear that this one won’t be spawning from the latter days of the 100-issue series that evolved into a full-on super-team called X-Force.

This one’s going to be darker — apparently with a lot less spandex — taking on a horror-film feel while introducing fans to a whole new crop of mutants known relatively well from the comic books.

Check out the new trailer after the jump.

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Buzz Break: 2014 Star Trek Movies trading cards (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: 2014 Star Trek Movies trading cards (hobby box)
Where to buy:
 BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box:
 24
Cards per pack: 6
Cards in this box: 143
Base set (Star Trek Into Darkness) completion: 
110 of 110 (100 percent)
Duplicates: 15
Triplicates: 1

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Oct. 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: Pondering vintage grades, big NBA and NFL breaks, legendary ink and collectors react to the death of a Hall of Famer.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Oct. 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: Big NFL injuries, big NFL pulls and more from the collecting world.

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