Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2017 Panini Absolute Racing blaster 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 on the hour all day long today … this is Hour 8.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2017 Panini Absolute Racing blaster
The cost:
$19.99 Click here for hobby

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 1999 Upper Deck Ovation MLB blaster (Hour 7)

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 7.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 1999 Upper Deck Ovation baseball cards (blaster)
The cost now: 
$19.95
The cost then: $34.99

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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

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2011 In The Game Canadiana 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: 2011 In The Game Canadiana trading cards (hobby box)
The cost now: 
$49.95 

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2017 Leaf Wrestling Autographed 8×10 Photograph Edition 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: 2017 Leaf Wrestling Autographed 8×10 Photograph Edition
The cost: Click here

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2001 Topps Archives MLB 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: 2001 Topps Archives baseball cards (blaster)
The cost: 
$50 now ($34.99 then by the box, $3.99 per pack)

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2012 Cryptozoic The Big Bang Theory Seasons 3 & 4 hobby box (Hour 2)

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 2.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2012 Cryptozoic The Big Bang Theory Seasons 3 & 4 (hobby)
The cost: 
$80

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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
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First Buzz: 2018 Bowman baseball cards (updated)

What: 2018 Bowman baseball cards
Arrives: April 25
Box basics: Three autographs per 12-pack jumbo box (eight boxes per case); One autograph per 24-pack hobby box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Bowman returns with a new look, new prospects and even a new inclusion — two-player double-sided (and on-card) autographs as seen above.

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Topps Holiday baseball set returns once again — only at Walmart

The Topps Holiday Box is back.

Topps revealed its plans for a 2017 Topps Holiday baseball card set on Tuesday and it’s once again a Walmart-only release that features some different looks for cards from the three flagship Topps releases but with a new holiday twist for the release.

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First Buzz: 2017 Topps Transcendent Collection baseball cards

What: 2017 Topps Transcendent Collection baseball cards
Arrives: Dec. 13
Box basics: 53 autographs — and plenty more — per hand-crafted wooden box

What’s buzz-worthy: Topps’ high-end baseball brand — what it calls “the pinnacle of high-end collecting” — returns for another season with a tribute of sorts to 1987, a spotlighting of the newly crowned American League Rookie of the Year and a party invite that includes one of the biggest sluggers in baseball history.

So, what comes in a box? Keep reading for more info and a full gallery of images released so far.

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Red Sox lose a legend as Hall of Famer Bobby Doerr dies at age 99

Ted Williams called him the “Silent Captain” of the Red Sox and he’s a Hall of Famer, too, with 14 seasons in the major leagues, all for Boston.

He’s Bobby Doerr and he died Monday at age 99.

Doerr was a nine-time All-Star who hit .288 with 2,042 hits, 223 home runs and 1,247 RBI in 1,865 games for Boston from 1937 to 1951 save for the 1945 season where, like Williams, he was in the military.

“Bobby Doerr was part of an era of baseball giants and still stood out as one himself,” Red Sox owner John Henry said in a statement. “And even with his Hall of Fame achievements at second base, his character and personality outshined it all. He will be missed.”

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Buzz Break: 2017 Topps Luminaries baseball 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 Luminaries baseball cards
Where to buy:
 BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box: 1
Cards per pack: 1
Base set completion: 
N/A

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Black November Wave 6 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 6 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.

2016-17 Panini Threads NBA hobby boxes & cases
Threads is a simple formula but it’s a comfortable one with two hits per box — one autograph and one memorabilia card — and a feel that’s more deluxe than, say, NBA Hoops but still with some of the basics that give it a good collectable feel. (Check out this past break.) You can land ink from the likes of Kobe Bryant and Carmelo Anthony here along with ink from the rookies, too. The memorabilia cards can include Hall of Famers, too, like that past break does, helping offer some extra scope for a price that’s now pretty low. It’s worth a rip for sure and it leads off this round of picks from this collector.

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Buzz Break: 2017 Topps WWE Then Now Forever (hobby box)

From time to time, Buzz will break a box of something and break down 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 WWE Then Now Forever (aka Topps WWE Series 2) wrestling cards (hobby box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box: 24
Cards per pack: 7
Cards in this box: 165
Base set completion: 
98 of 100 (98 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notable names pulled on base cards: Brie Bella, Jerry Lawler, Harley Race, Braun Strowman, Bray Wyatt, Charly Caruso, Dean Ambrose, Jeff Hardy, Kurt Angle, Matt Hardy, Mickie James, Roman Reigns, Sasha Banks, Seth Rollins, Charlotte Flair, Daniel Bryan, Dolph Ziggler, Kevin Owens, Lana, Natalya, Nikki Bella, Mandy Rose, Andre The Giant, Bret Hart, Bruno Sammartino, Dusty Rhodes, Edge, Jake Roberts, Randy Savage, Ted DiBiase, Curt Hennig, Roddy Piper, Shawn Michaels, Sting, Steve Austin, Trish Stratus

Rookie/First NXT Cards: James Ellsworth, Tyler Bate, Akira Tozawa, Ariya Daivari, Shinsuke Nakamura, Aleister Black, Killian Dain, Lacey Evans

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Buzz Break: 2017 Topps Archives Signature Series Postseason Edition


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 Archives Signature Series Postseason Edition baseball cards
Where to buy:
 BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box: 1
Cards per pack: 1
Base set completion: 
N/A

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Adrian Clayborn’s six-sack game could spark interest in past cards — and his lone (sort of) Falcons auto

Want to collect someone who’s very affordable and relatively solid on the field?

Atlanta Falcons defensive lineman Adrian Clayborn made a case for himself on Sunday night against the Dallas Cowboys when he did something that’s only been equaled or topped by three other players since 1982 when the sack became an official NFL stat. He had six sacks of Dak Prescott — just one short of the NFL record — and he wasn’t boisterous about the big game afterward.

“I only have one move and it worked,” Clayborn told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “I play the same way every game and it lucked out for me today.”

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Nov. 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: Checking out Jared Goff cardboard, big NFL breaks, pondering Terry Crews football cards & plenty more.

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Buzz Break: 2017 Panini Prizm football cards (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: 2017 Panini Prizm football cards (blaster box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (for all formats)

Packs per box: 6
Cards per pack: 4
Cards in this box: 24
Base set completion: 
16 of 200 (8 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards – Derek Carr, Russell Wilson, Julio Jones, Andrew Luck, Blake Bortles, Tyrod Taylor, Kirk Cousins, Davante Adams, Carson Palmer

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Buzz Break: 2017-18 NBA Hoops basketball cards (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: 2017-19 NBA Hoops basketball cards (blaster)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (several formats)

Packs per box:
 11
Cards per pack: 8
Cards in this box: 88
Base set completion: 58 of 250 (23 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notable players on base cards – Kristaps Porzingis, Dirk Nowitzki, Kevin Durant, Karl-Anthony Towns, Russell Westbrook, Kawhi Leonard, Jabari Parker, Derrick Rose, Klay Thompson, Anthony Davis, Devin Booker, Tony Parker, Gordon Hayward

Rookie Cards (14) – Markelle Fultz, Dennis Smith Jr., Derrick White, Tyler Dorsey, Ivan Rabb, Frank Mason III, Tyler Lydon, Bam Adebayo, Sterling Brown, Thomas Bryant, Og Anunoby, Luke Kennard, D.J. Wilson, Josh Jackson

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First Buzz: 2017 Panini Limited football cards

What: 2017 Panini Limited football cards
Arrives: Jan. 10
Box basics: Two autographs and one memorabilia card per three-pack box (15 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Limited returns with an emphasis on young stars with cards spotlighting draft night — Draft Day Signature Booklets with pieces of the jersey that the player held on stage — and more.

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.

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Black November Wave 5 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 5 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. (And this wave was so big that there could easily be five more … check it out.)

2016 Panini Absolute Football retail Premium Box
At this sale price, this one is definitely worth checking out since last year’s rookie crop is stacked and this one includes two exclusive hits — one blue auto and one blue memorabilia card — in every box. This one is a simple retail take on a memorabilia-focused favorite of mine and there could be even more retail-only colors found in boxes, too. If those are big names such as Dak Prescott or Ezekiel Elliott — or any of the other newcomers that are making a mark — you’re way ahead with this price. Either way, it’s a fun rip — and you can grab it by the case, too. 

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First Buzz: 2017-18 Panini Chronicles basketball cards

What: 2017-18 Panini Chronicles basketball cards
Arrives: Jan. 17
Box basics: Three autograph or memorabilia cards per three-pack box (10 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Panini offers a look at the newest crop of NBA rookies on a number of designs/brands from the recent past and present all in one place.

Keep reading for more info and a gallery of images.

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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

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Nov. 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: Nothing but breaks as we ready for the weekend.

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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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Buzz Break: 2017 Topps WWE Then Now Forever (hobby box)

From time to time, Buzz will break a box of something and break down 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 WWE Then Now Forever (aka Topps WWE Series 2) wrestling cards (hobby box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box: 24
Cards per pack: 7
Cards in this box: 165
Base set completion: 
98 of 100 (98 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notable names pulled on base cards: Brie Bella, Jerry Lawler, Harley Race, Braun Strowman, Bray Wyatt, Charly Caruso, Dean Ambrose, Jeff Hardy, Kurt Angle, Matt Hardy, Mickie James, Roman Reigns, Sasha Banks, Seth Rollins, Charlotte Flair, Daniel Bryan, Dolph Ziggler, Kevin Owens, Lana, Natalya, Nikki Bella, Mandy Rose, Andre The Giant, Bret Hart, Bruno Sammartino, Dusty Rhodes, Edge, Jake Roberts, Randy Savage, Ted DiBiase, Curt Hennig, Roddy Piper, Shawn Michaels, Sting, Steve Austin, Trish Stratus

Rookie/First NXT Cards: James Ellsworth, Tyler Bate, Akira Tozawa, Ariya Daivari, Shinsuke Nakamura, Aleister Black, Killian Dain, Lacey Evans

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Aaron Judge’s record-setting 52nd home run jersey hits auction block

Aaron Judge owned The Big Apple this summer — and the hobby, too — and next week he could own at least one and maybe two awards.

And not long after that, somebody out there can own a historic piece of his memorabilia.

It’s the jersey he wore for his record-setting 52nd home run this season — a new MLB rookie mark topping the 49 of Mark McGwire back in 1987 — and it’s a key piece in Steiner Auctions current sale that ends in nine days.

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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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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Nov. 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: Nothing but breaks as we work off a day of new-product arrivals.

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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.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Nov. 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: Nothing but breaks today … grip it and rip it!

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First Buzz: 2017 Leaf Plates & Proofs hockey cards


What: 2017 Leaf Plates & Proofs hockey cards
Arrives: January
Box basics: Eight 1/1 cards per box (10 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Leaf loads up this one for hockey fans with nothing but proof cards and printing plates in every box.

Keep reading for more as well as a full gallery of images released so far.

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MLB dominator Roy Halladay dies in plane crash at age 40

One of baseball’s most-dominant pitchers of the 2000s has died.

Roy Halladay, a two-time Cy Young award-winner in a 16-season career with the Toronto Blue Jays and the Philadelphia Phillies, died Tuesday afternoon when a plane he was flying crashed into the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Florida. He was 40 years old.

The right-hander from Arvada, Colo., was the 17th pick in the 1995 MLB Draft by Toronto and made his big-league debut three years later. He went 203-105 with a 3.38 ERA and 2,117 strikeouts in his career.

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Legend of ‘The Nature Boy’ Ric Flair takes real turn tonight on ESPN

He styled. He profiled. He wrestled around the world and made millions “Woooooooooo!”

The limousine riding and jet flying is a bit less chaotic these days, but the boisterous story of “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair — or, really, the real-life story of Richard Fliehr — will get the spotlight tonight at 10 p.m. on ESPN.

It’s a 30 For 30 documentary that’s been in the works for months — long before his recent health scare nearly ended his life at age 68. It’s a piece that promises to explore the man, the myth, the legend — and where that’s led him to today. (And to be the man, you still have to beat the man … he’s not done yet.)

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