Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2001 Topps XFL football hobby box (Hour 2)

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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 … and this is Hour 2.

12in12-logo-smallerThe pack: 2001 Topps XFL football cards (hobby box) 
The cost now: 
$15
The cost then: $1.99/pack, $47.76/box

What’s inside this box? Keep reading …

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Feb. 3)

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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: This was the XFL, Kris Bryant Rookie Cards, 2017 Topps, Star Wars breaks & plenty more.

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Former Heisman Trophy winner Rashaan Salaam dies at 42

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Rashaan Salaam, the winner of the Heisman Trophy as the top college football player in the country back in 1994, died on Monday and was found in a park in Boulder, Colo. He was 42.

The former Colorado Buffaloes star rushed for 2,055 yards and 24 touchdowns in his final college season before playing four years in the NFL. The Chicago Bears took him with the 21st pick in the 1995 NFL Draft and as a rookie he rushed for 1,074 yards and 10 touchdowns. He added just 610 yards and three scores the remainder of his career, which ended as a member of the Cleveland Browns in 1999.

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