First Buzz: 2017 TRISTAR Quest autos

What: 2017 TRISTAR Quest autographs
Arrives:
 June 7
Box basics: Five envelopes per lockbox — each with an autographed flat or memorabilia redemption inside (three lockboxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: This TRISTAR line will be limited to only 50 cases of autographed items from around the sports world and beyond.

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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

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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Buzz Break: 1983 Topps Greatest Olympians rack pack

Do you like Buzz Breaks? We recently launched 12 in 12 — a series of a dozen breaks of past wax boxes and wax packs in a dozen hours. This is a single-pack break in that style — but not the launching of a new 12 in 12. (We’ll perhaps have one of those later this month. Click the logo below to see the previous posts in the series.)

12in12-logo-smallerThe pack: 1983 Topps Greatest Olympians
The cost now: 
$8
The cost then: Less than $1

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Feb. 20)

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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: Throwback breaks, a big week of buying, panic buying, 2017 Allen & Ginter, a big fishy pull & much more …

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‘Trading Cards’ return on Friday with new wave of cardboard icons

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The Trading Cards are back — and this time they are in packs.

Long-time readers of The Buzz probably remember California-based illustrator Cuyler Smith whose Trading Cards bring the stars of the reel world (memorable sports movies) to real life using nods to memorable sports card designs from the past.

He’s back with a new show — and a new wave of cardboard — arriving on Friday.

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First Buzz: 2017 Super Break Heavy Hitters

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What: 2017 Super Break Heavy Hitters
super_break_logoArrives: Feb. 15
Box basics: At least two items per box (four boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Super Break returns with a high-end release that includes buyback cards, memorabilia and 30 Super Draft coupons for a May 6 draft of big, big names.

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First Buzz: 2017 Leaf Memorabilia Treasury

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What: 2017 Leaf Memorabilia Treasury
Arrives: April 2017
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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First Buzz: 2017 Leaf Pop Century Signed Photograph Edition

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What:
 2017 Leaf Pop Century Signed Photograph Edition
Arrives: Late March
Box basics: One autographed 8-by-10 photo per box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Leaf’s latest autograph product for pop culture arrives with certified autographed photos from the biggest names in Hollywood as well as big names from elsewhere.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Dec. 17)

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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: Star Wars Rogue One, Americana breaks, NFL legends & more.

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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.

eliza-dushkuThe box: 2015 Panini Americana trading cards (hobby box)
Where to buy:
Shop around online.

Packs per box: 10
Cards per pack: 5
Cards in this box: 53
Base set completion: 
33 of 73 (45 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards – Al Pacino, Shannon Elizabeth, Molly Ringwald, Sylvester Stallone, Paula Abdul, James Earl Jones, Eliza Dushku, Danica McKellar, Katrina Bowden, John C. McGinley, Vanilla Ice, Kelly Rowland, Nick Cannon

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Nov. 29)

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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 pulls and big breaks following Black Friday.

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Leaf Holiday Bonus Box offers some surprises for season

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It’s that time of year and there’s one recent release that you won’t find anywhere else in wax form that’s got a bit of everything from Leaf Trading Cards potentially inside.

It’s the 2016 Leaf Holiday Bonus Box and it might make for a stocking stuffer that packs some oomph.

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Upper Deck readies Winter promo set for Small Business Saturday

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Upper Deck is encouraging collectors to hit their hobby shops on Small Business Saturday and as part of that it has created a bonus card set available to those who make a visit.

It’s the 2016 Upper Deck Winter promotion and it includes 10 top names in the game.

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

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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: UFC 205, the Barry Bonds debate, retro MLB rips, Goodwin Champions and some shredded cases from Black Friday.

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Panini America readies Black Friday and Cyber Monday card sets

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We’re roughly one month away from Black Friday and Panini America has detailed its plans for its bonus programs for collectors on both that day as well as Cyber Monday.

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First Buzz: 2016 Leaf Cut Signature Edition trading cards

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What:
 2016 Leaf Cut Signature Edition
Arrives: November
Box basics: One cut signature card per box (10 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Leaf’s newest cut autograph product will be one of its rarest with just 100 cases produced with a mix of big names from the sports, political and entertainment worlds … and more.

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

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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: New-product breaks, old-product breaks and a Super Break.

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First Buzz: 2016 TRISTAR Quest Top Shelf

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What: 2016 TRISTAR Quest Top Shelf
Arrives:
 Oct. 26
Box basics: Four envelopes per box — each with an autographed item or memorabilia redemption inside (one box per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: TRISTAR’s Quest takes things up a notch with a breaker product that is the company’s most high-end line to date.

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First Buzz: 2016 Leaf Pop Century Signed Photograph Retail Edition

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Arrives: October
logoBox basics: One autographed 8-by-10 photo per box (20 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Leaf’s latest buyback product for pop culture arrives on the retail front with certified autographed photos from the biggest names in Hollywood as well as big names from elsewhere.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Aug. 22)

SuperFractorThe 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: Superfractors from 2016 Topps Chrome, Immaculate breaks, digging into Leaf Pop Century and more.

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Michael Phelps’ medal count won’t near his certified autograph total

Michael-Phelps-2016-insert-goldAfter another ridiculously dominating run in the pool last night, Michael Phelps claimed the 22nd Olympic gold medal of his career and ran up his medal collection to 26.

It’s a mark that’s not likely to be touched — but it’s also a mark that can’t compare to his number of certified autographs.

Although he’s a pricey signature, he’s one of the most-prolific Olympians when it comes to autographed cards.

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Scenes from the Show … The National Day 5 (gallery)

Via @TRISTAR1: HOFer, 2x AL MVP, 3x All-Star, 3x Silver Slugger, 3,000 Hit Club Robin Yount at the #TRISTAR Autograph Pavilion
Via @TRISTAR1: HOFer, 2x AL MVP, 3x All-Star, 3,000 Hit Club Robin Yount at #TRISTAR Autograph Pavilion

Today is the final day of this year’s National Sports Collectors Convention inside the Atlantic City Convention center — the finale after some busy days you can see in a gallery here, can see in a gallery here and also can see in a gallery here (Oh and there was plenty of prep and a preview night that you can see here, too.)

Keep reading for more and to see a gallery that will grow throughout the day as the doors have just now opened for everyone.

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Scenes from the Show … The National Day 4

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Pulled from Breakers Rowe at Blowout booth on Saturday at the National Sports Collectors Convention.

Today should be the busiest day of this year’s National Sports Collectors Convention inside the Atlantic City Convention center after a pair of busy days you can see in a gallery here and also in a gallery here (Oh and there was plenty of prep and a preview night that you can see here, too.)

Now it’s time for Day 4, which has the largest slate of signers and plenty of action. Joe Namath, for example, is set to sign at 11 a.m.

Keep reading for more and to see a gallery that will grow throughout the day as the doors open soon.

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Scenes from the Show … The National Day 3

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Day 2 of this year’s National Sports Collectors Convention is over inside the Atlantic City Convention center and the preview night has come and gone, too.

Now it’s time for Day 3 as we near the weekend 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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Scenes from the Show … The National Day 2

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Via @slmsolo: Look what I found … #KrisBryant #Superfractor

All of the on-floor preparation for this year’s National Sports Collectors Convention is over inside the Atlantic City Convention center and the preview night has come and gone.

Now it’s time for the show. You’ll never know what big cards you’ll see (Kris Bryant Superfractor, anyone?), 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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Blowout’s booth is place to be during this year’s National

BlowoutThe 37th National Sports Collectors Convention is nearly here and, while Atlantic City, N.J., will be the center of the collecting universe, we have to note that the BlowoutCards.com booth (No. 1,220) will be the epicenter of the show at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Why?

Well, some of those boxes — and cases — in our 18 pallets of stuff out on the show floor are part of the largest Blowout giveaways yet in our history at the show. (And show veterans should already know how big they’ve been in the past … this time we’re stealing the show.)

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National Sports Collectors Convention — the catch-all post

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Via @paniniamerica: We are here! Set-up has begun for the @nsccshow #NSCC16

The National Sports Collectors Convention is nearly here and the months of preparation are culminating in the show of all shows for sports collectors the next five days in Atlantic City, N.J.

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 Break: 2016 Topps U.S. Olympic Team Hopefuls cards (hobby box)

2016tpolympichopeOSFrom 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: 2016 Topps U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Team Hopefuls cards (hobby box)
Where to buy:
 BlowoutCards.com

2016-Topps-Olympics-basePacks per box: 24
Cards per pack: 8
Cards in this box: 182
Base set completion: 
74 of 74 (100 percent)
Duplicates: 28
Triplicates: 25

Notable athletes on base cards – Michael Phelps, Claressa Shields, Brittney Griner, Diana Taurasi, Candace Parker, Missy Franklin, Justin Gatlin, Natalie Coughlin, Abby Wambach, Sue Bird, Ryan Lochte, Bob Beamon, Rulon Gardner, Jenny Thompson, Aly Raisman, Carly Patterson, Gary Hall Jr., Gabby Douglas

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (July 20)

inceptionThe 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 the breaks — old & new NBA, MLB, Goodwin & more.

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First Buzz: 2016 Super Break Super Charged National Edition

2016-super-break-super-chargedWhat: 2016 Super Break Super Charged National Edition
Arrives: July 28
Box basics: Five buyback cards and one memorabilia piece per box (three boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Super Break Charged Edition features “some of the world’s finest” from presidents, historical figures, athletes, celebrities and beyond. In some cases, there will be even more items than there should be for this multi-faceted brand.

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Buzz Break: 2013 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions (blaster box)

2013udgoodwinchampionsBBblasterFrom 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: 2013 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions (blaster box)
lamonicaWhere to buy:
 BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box: 12
Cards per pack: 4
Cards in this box: 36
Base set completion: 
36 of 150 (24 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notable players on base cards – Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods, Danica Patrick, Dan Marino, Nolan Ryan, John Elway, Larry Bird, Rory McIlroy, Natalie Gulbis

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (July 16)

RaxThe 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: Rare food issues, redemption replacements, Olympic cards & more.

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Gallery: 2016 Goodwin Champions

2016-upper-deck-goodwin-champions-auto-hit-gallerys-1600-a-10One of the bright spots in Upper Deck‘s Goodwin Champions is the variety of autographs and memorabilia found inside as the company’s distinct focus is placed on everywhere but what you’d expect.

(And what you’d expect is in there, too.)

This year’s release officially arrives today and the cards have started trickling onto online auctions so we can truly see the variety of what’s inside.

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Gallery: 2016 Panini National Sports Collectors Convention wrapper redemption promo cards

panini-america-2016-national-base-set-2The second reveal from Panini America in regards to its National Sports Collectors Convention cardboard arrived on Thursday with a look at the company’s wrapper-redemption set.

It will be made up of stars and rookies from four sports — baseball, football, basketball and soccer. There will be autographs, there will be memorabilia — but those are for a later time.

Right now, it’s all about the basics.

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First Buzz: 2016 Leaf Memorabilia Vault

2016 Leaf Memorabilia Vault-logoWhat: 2016 Leaf Memorabilia Vault
Arrives: December 2016
Box basics: Ten memorabilia pieces per box.

What’s buzz-worthy: Leaf Trading Cards follows up its Memorabilia Vault release of last year with plenty of the same type of surprises inside one massive box — a mix of items from the sports world and beyond.

Keep reading for more.

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