Buzz-worthy Bargain Break: Making a case for five discounted boxes

2015tpfieldaccessFBIf you hadn’t noticed, there are a number of boxes with discounted prices this weekend as part of a 64-hour flash sale over on the mothership and they were dramatic enough that Buzz had to sit down and ponder the possibilities in many of them.

So much so here are five boxes that caught this collector’s eye.

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First John Boyega 2015 Topps Star Wars High Tek autograph hits eBay … with a rather Forceful price tag

BoyegaWill it sell? That’s the simplest question as the first certified autograph of Star Wars: The Force AwakensJohn Boyega has hit eBay.

Click here to see its price — if it’s not gone already.

Boyega plays Finn in the film, which opens today and this card is from 2015 Topps Star Wars High Tek, which includes one autograph or sketch card in every box. He’s the only signer for the new cast members in the product and it’s his first run at a certified autograph.

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Board Buzz: Five must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Dec. 18)

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: Star Wars, Star Wars, Star Wars. Oh and National Treasures, Tim Duncan and … Panini Eminence football cards?

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Topps confirms John Boyega autos in The Force Awakens sets

BoyegaFoilparallelLess than two days away from the arrival of The Force Awakens and the newest Star Wars card sets, Topps solved one of the mysteries about its forthcoming releases.

TekJohn Boyega, who plays Finn in The Force Awakens, will appear on the autograph checklists for both 2015 Topps Star Wars High Tek and 2015 Topps Star Wars: The Force Awakens Series 1.

“We are very excited to have John Boyega join the Topps family,” said brand manager Mark Von Ohlen. “He’s such an important part of the movie and having him in the product was pivotal for us. We know all the fans out are going to love opening packs of cards knowing they can potentially find a John Boyega autograph.”

>> Click here to view the 2015 Topps Star Wars High Tek checklist

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New Buzz: Products arriving this week (Dec. 13-19) include two Star Wars sets, Eminence & even more


If you haven’t felt the awakening yet, you will by Friday.

That’s the day that Star Wars: The Force Awakens arrives and that’s also the day that the galaxy right here right now gets a new set of Star Wars cards — one that includes full scenes from the film and the most-important thing of them all.

Autographs from the new faces of the franchise. (If you thought Star Wars was a force on cardboard before, you haven’t seen anything yet. Guaranteed.)

In fact, Friday’s release of 2015 Topps Star Wars: The Force Awakens is merely a first series of cards. In fact, it won’t even be the only Star Wars set of the week …

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