Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Aug. 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: Big breaks, long-term collecting projects completed and a big collecting question — buy a Judge auto or wax? — as we head into the weekend and Topps National Baseball Card Day tomorrow in hobby shops.

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Gallery: Arrow Season 4 autographs


Among Cryptozoic‘s forthcoming releases in the non-sports realm is Arrow Season 4, which arrives later this year with a new batch of autographs.

Every box of 2017 Cryptozoic Arrow Season 4 will include an autograph and more, though the collector focus is almost always on the ink. So far, 15 autographs from cast have been teased and finally the biggest one of them all is in there so that focus is justified.

The big ink in this one? The Green Arrow himself, Stephen Amell. 

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Buzz Break: 2017 Cryptozoic Outlander Season 2 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 Cryptozoic Outlander Season 2
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com 

Packs per box:
 24
Cards per pack: 5
Cards in this box: 117
Base set completion: 
72 of 72 (100 percent)
Duplicates: 2

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First Buzz: Buffy The Vampire Slayer Ultimate Collector’s Set Series 3

What: Buffy The Vampire Slayer Ultimate Collector’s Set Series 3
Arrives: Nov. 8
Hobby box basics: Three autographs per set

What’s buzz-worthy: Buffy is back with a premium-priced set that will include autographs from Seth Green and either Alyson Hannigan or Sarah Michelle Gellar in every set.

Keep reading to see a gallery and more.

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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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First Buzz: 2017 Rittenhouse Game of Thrones Valyrian Steel trading cards

What: 2017 Rittenhouse Game of Thrones Valyrian Steel trading cards
Arrives: Oct. 4
Box basics: One “big hit” card, two metal character cards and one tech card per pack; three packs per box (20 boxes per case)
Where to buy: Click here

What’s buzz-worthy: Big hits in this one will include dual autographs, Valyrian autos, Gold autos, character sketch cards, pin relics, costume relics, scene sketch cards and Artifact cards (/25). There will be at least two autographs per box.

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2017 Topps The Walking Dead Season 6 Walmart-version blaster 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: 2017 Topps The Walking Dead Season 6 (Walmart-version blaster)
The cost:
$19.99 (click here for hobby)

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (July 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: Panini Rewards bonus for Dak autopen holders, new breaks, worst trades, The Walking Dead, WWE breaks, the National & more.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (July 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: In the (Stadium) Club, a huge Walking Dead pull at retail, NBA breaks, Aaron Judge and awaiting Donruss Optic and The National.

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Buzz Break: 2017 Topps Doctor Who Signature Series 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 Doctor Who Signature Series trading cards
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box: 4
Cards per pack: 5
Cards in this box: 20
Base set completion: 
14 of 100 (14 percent)
Duplicates: 0

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What’s inside the fifth WWE Slam Crate? Find out right here …

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The latest WWE Slam Crate is here and things are getting divided with “stables” taking the spotlight.

There aren’t any Four Horsemen homages here, but we do get a nod to The Four Horsewomen of NXT as well as some DX, New Day and nWo pieces this month.

The first crate arrived last year, the second arrived in December and the third one was fun, too, as was the fourth which introduced a new toy twist, but this newest crate arriving now gives us a continued approach to WWE toy collecting and plenty more.

What was inside this one? Keep reading …

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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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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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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (June 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: Inside a massive Walking Dead hobby box break, NFL cards that won’t fail, Iowa card show finds, Aaron Judge 1/1s and more

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (June 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: Cody Bellinger, Bryce Harper’s auto, best graded-card scanners, new autographs, big pulls, the National & more.

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Buzz Break: 2017 Topps The Walking Dead Season 6 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: Topps The Walking Dead Season 6 trading cards (hobby box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box: 24
Cards per pack: 8
Cards in this box: 189
Base set completion: 
100 of 100 (100 percent)
Duplicates: 36
Triplicates: 3

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (June 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: Nothing but breaks as we head into the weekend.

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

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: Name-dropping — Aaron Judge, Cody Bellinger, Zack Hample — and big breaks today.

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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 19)

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: Aaron Judge, Aaron Judge, Aaron Judge and a number of other topics from around the world that don’t include Aaron Judge … yet.

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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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Buzz Break: 2017 Topps The Walking Dead Season 6 trading cards (Walmart-version blaster 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: Topps The Walking Dead Season 6 trading cards (Walmart-version blaster box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (for hobby)

Packs per box: 11 (10 standard packs plus hit pack)
Cards per pack: 6
Cards in this box: 61
Base set completion: 
34 of 100 (34 percent)
Duplicates: 0

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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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New Netflix series ‘GLOW’ has a few collecting ties to real world

GLOW is unlike any show we’ve ever seen” reads the Entertainment Weekly headline for a review of an upcoming series from Netflix that’s a comedic but fictionalized take on the late-1980s real-world wrestling promotion.

It stars Alison Brie as “Ruth Wilder,” a struggling Los Angeles actress who opts to try out the world of pro wrestling in the series, which is based on a short-lived women’s wrestling promotion called Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling that ran for four syndicated seasons in real life. (Really.) The series arrives on June 23.

The real-world wrestling show was pure cheese — even to a 10-year-old wrestling-inclined Buzz — in an era where Hulkamania yellow was everywhere, but apparently the new series is packing punch with critics. The EW reviewer gave it an A while breaking down all of the reasons the 1980s-based new series works. “GLOW, which takes everything over-the-top about professional wrestling,” it reads, “pushes it to higher levels of absurdity and melodrama, and finds something deeply personal, explicitly political, and wonderfully brute-force awesome.”

Now, how about those collecting ties? Well, they’re more like pieces of trivia that could interest those who enjoy the show, but here we go …

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Adam West’s TV legacy goes far beyond Batman — and he’s got a variety of autos for fans to covet

The man behind the mask and the mayor of Quahog has died.

Adam West, best-known as television’s Batman in the 1960s but recently found among those on the Family Guy cast for the last 17 years, had been battling leukemia. He was 88.

“Our dad always saw himself as The Bright Knight and aspired to make a positive impact on his fans’ lives,” his family said in a statement. “He was and always will be our hero.”

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (June 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: Chasing Judge autos in Finest, pondering Bowman Mega Box questions, big breaks and NSCC prep discussions.

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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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Steiner Sports launches autograph line for ‘The Walking Dead’

It’s not screen-used, but it’s your chance to get your hands on an autographed “Lucille.”

Steiner Sports is getting into the business of The Walking Dead with the launch of a line of autographed pieces with two of the top stars from the popular and long-running series.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (May 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: Albert Pujols, busting Pro Debut, chasing Stantons, ripping USA Baseball, The Walking Dead & more.

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Buzz Break: 2017 Cryptozoic The Flash Season 2 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 Cryptozoic The Flash Season 2
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com 

Packs per box:
 24
Cards per pack: 5
Cards in this box: 117
Base set completion: 
72 of 72 (100 percent)
Duplicates: 2

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Gallery: Cryptozoic Outlander Season 2 autographs

The story of Outlander is a complicated and different one — a World War II combat nurse finds herself back in 1743 for starters — and it’s grown from there.

Also growing will be the amount of cardboard for the series.

Its second wave of trading cards is set to arrive later this year as Cryptozoic is preparing Outlander Series 2, which will include more autographs and memorabilia for the Starz series.

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 1981 Donruss Dallas pack (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 on the hour all day long today … this is Hour 8.

12in12-logo-smallerThe pack: 1981 Donruss Dallas trading cards
The cost now: 
$2
The cost then: 25 cents

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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