Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (June 10)

gibson_zpsy3chqcewThe 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: Big pulls from the sports and non-sports worlds are the showcase today.

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Leaf Trading Cards to sell Muhammad Ali proof cards via eBay

Boxing fans will get a sneak peek at the Muhammad Ali trading card set that’s coming later this month from Leaf Trading Cards tonight on eBay.

The company has decided to sell the 1/1 proof cards from 2016 Leaf Muhammad Ali Immortal Collection directly to the public via the auction site. (Update: The cards will be posted at a specific time announced in advance on Tuesday.)

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Sports world loses a legend — Muhammad Ali dies at 74

Ali-2000-upper-deckAs he told us all, he floated like a butterfly and stung like a bee — he was the greatest of the great … his name was Muhammad Ali.

The legendary boxer, iconic athlete, activist and cultural figure died Friday night. He was 74.

“A true great has left us,” promotor Bob Arum told ESPN. “Muhammad Ali transformed this country and impacted the world with his spirit. His legacy will be part of our history for all time.”

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First Buzz: 2016 Leaf Muhammad Ali Immortal Collection

 2016 Leaf Muhammad Ali Immortal Collection
Arrives: June 29
Box basics: One hit per nine-card box (five boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: One of the world’s greatest athletes returns to cardboard with a high-end 30-card set that guarantees a hit in every box and at least one cut autograph in every case.

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