Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2014 BenchWarmer Eclectic box (Hour 11)

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 11.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2014 BenchWarmer Eclectic Collection
The cost: BlowoutCards.com

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Buzz Break: 2014 BenchWarmer Eclectic Collection 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: 2014 BenchWarmer Eclectic Collection
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box: 61 (60 past packs, one pack of new Eclectic hits and bonus cards)
Cards per pack: varies by year (mixed)

Notables on base cards – Sara Underwood, Carmen Electra, Christy Hemme, Kara Monaco, Nikki Ziering, Traci Bingham, Jessica Canseco, Nadine Velazquez, Brooke Burke, Gena Lee Nolin, Maryeve Default, Julie Strain, Cindy Margolis, Candice Michelle, Lisa Dergan, Holly Madison, Kendra Wilkinson, Bridget Marquardt, Kerri Kasem, Charisma Carpenter

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2014 BenchWarmer Eclectic 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: 2014 BenchWarmer Eclectic Collection
The cost: BlowoutCards.com

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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Black November Wave 9 is here — and here are five deals to consider

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If you hadn’t noticed, there are a number of boxes with discounted prices now over on the mothership as BlowoutCards.com’s Black November Wave 9 hits today.

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 that caught this collector’s eye.

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Just because it’s not expensive doesn’t mean it isn’t one of the best releases of the year so far — and if you ask this collector Classics is a contender for just that. You’ll find one autograph per box and memorabilia cards atop the ink in others. There also is one buyback auto per 20-box case with some big names to be found. This one’s retro-styled but brand-new design (with a nod to 1983 Topps) is strong with some quirky variations and touches that also add to the oldschool feel. You can see more of those and a gallery in past Buzz stories here. Aside from the hits, the printing quality and design here on retro stock make this a fun rip no matter what. Had Buzz not jumped on some cases in Black November previously, this would be in the ol’ cart.

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Buzz Break: 2014 BenchWarmer Eclectic Collection & have you ever had a box over-deliver like this one?

2014bweclecticNSWe all know someone who busts boxes just for the hits and there are a lot of boxes out there that guarantee nothing but the hits, particularly for budgets that are big. (You know, the stuff like Flawless.)

Also out there are collectors like Buzz, who rip boxes on a budget, allowing for dabbling in more than one area (you know, not just Flawless) and bust a bit more more often.

One recent box ripped by yours truly was 2014 BenchWarmer Eclectic Collection, which is essentially a repack product with a few new unique cards created in addition to a massive assortment of past packs.

You’re guaranteed at least eight hits … but my box included 17.

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