Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2016 Topps Allen & Ginter blaster box (Hour 9)

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 9.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2016 Topps Allen & Ginter baseball cards (blaster box) 
The cost:
$14.99 (Click here for hobby)

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (March 25)

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: National Treasures hauls, original comic sketch covers and … how long have you left a case of cards closed?

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Feb. 9)

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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: Let’s pull two … big breaks and plenty more.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Dec. 28)

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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: Some beefy mixed breaks from MLB and the NBA as well as a first 1/1 card, some In The Game hockey and an Allen & Ginter Rip Card that really delivered.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Oct. 30)

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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: Collectors continue to react to 2016 Topps Transcendent Collection, big breaks from other brands, Jose Fernandez reactions & more.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Sept. 20)

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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: Nothing but impressive rips in today’s edition.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Sept. 16)

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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: Nothing but baseball breaks today … check ’em out.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Sept. 7)

s-l1600The 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 breaks and big cards … and that’s it.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Aug. 24)

IMG_3052The 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: One ridiculous 2016 Topps Allen & Ginter case … and plenty more.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Aug. 23)

IMG_20160823_0001The 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 finds and big rips … and a Rip Card debate.

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Buzz Break: 2016 Topps Allen & Ginter baseball cards (hobby box)

2016-topps-allen-ginter-hobby-boxFrom 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: 2016 Topps Allen & Ginter baseball cards (hobby box)
Where to buy:
 BlowoutCards.com

2016-topps-allen-ginter-julio-UriasPacks per box: 24 (plus one box-topper)
Cards per pack: 8
Cards in this box: 193
Base set completion: 
125 of 300 (42 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards – Kris Bryant, Miguel Cabrera, Buster Posey, Josh Donaldson, Joe Morgan, Alex Rodriguez, Andrew McCutchen, Albert Pujols, Roger Clemens

Notable non-baseball base cards – Steve Spurrier, Steve Kerr, Hannah Storm, Monica Abbott, Missy Franklin, Marlins Man

Rookie Cards (24) – Julio Urias (SP), Peter O’Brien (SP), Trevor Brown (SP), Kenta Maeda, Trevor Story, Trea Turner, Michael Conforto, Jose Berrios, Alex Dickerson, Trayce Thompson, Matt Reynolds, Byung Ho Park, Rob Refsnyder, Guido Knudson, Dustin Garneau, Zach Lee, Gary Sanchez, Max Kepler, Carl Edwards Jr. Kaleb Cowart, Jose Peraza, Luke Maile, Tyler White, Kyle Waldrop

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (July 27)

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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: Allen & Ginter, Bret Saberhagen, a trip to Turner Field, inside a Rip Card, The National and dirty Ted Williams.

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Buzz Poll: Which of these Kevin Costner autographs wins?

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Now that 2016 Topps Allen & Ginter has arrived, we get our second of the Kevin Costner autographed movie cards released by Topps this year.

While his Allen & Ginter card is not branded as a Field of Dreams card on the front, it does list (Ray) Kinsella as his name on the front. His 2016 Topps Archives card is clearly a Bull Durham card for the memorable Crash Davis character.

Both are memorable movies, which leads to a question of pure curiosity here … which one would you want? Tell Buzz here on the poll or via Twitter.

Follow Buzz on Twitter @BlowoutBuzz or send email to BlowoutBuzz@blowoutcards.com. 

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (July 25)

scan0007_1The 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: Allen & Ginter, Allen & Ginter, Allen & Ginter, Aroldis Chapman, 1986-87 Fleer and The National.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (July 24)

1989-UpperDeck-KenGriffeyJrThe 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: Griffey to Cooperstown, Chris Sale & his scissors, new breaks, 2016 Topps Allen & Ginter, The National & more.

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Buzz Break: 2016 Topps Allen & Ginter baseball cards (blaster box)

s-l1600-2From 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: 2016 Topps Allen & Ginter baseball cards (blaster box)
MazaraWhere to buy:
 BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box: 8
Cards per pack: 6
Cards in this box: 47
Base set completion: 
26 of 300 (9 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards – Tom Glavine, Robinson Cano, Monica Abbott, Jacob deGrom, Michelle Steele

Rookie Cards (9) – Nomar Mazara, Stephen Piscotty, Aaron Nola, Guido Knudson, Zach Lee, Dustin Garneau, Hector Olivera, Raul Mondesi, Richie Shaffer

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Gallery: 2016 Topps Allen & Ginter baseball cards (updated)

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We’re just a couple of days away from the official arrival of 2016 Topps Allen & Ginter baseball cards, meaning the newest batch of surprise inclusions, World’s Champions and downright unusual cardboard will be here to captivate some collectors once again.

The wall art version of the set arrived today, giving us all a glimpse at the base cards and a couple of insert sets.

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Need a 2016 Topps Allen & Ginter baseball checklist? Click here …

16_Topps Allen Ginter Baseball-troutThe annual eclectic look at baseball, unique people in pop culture and “world’s champions” in several other pastimes is almost here.

It’s 2016 Topps Allen & Ginter and it’s just 10 days away.

As the clock counts down to the hobby release date on July 22, we’ve gotten our first look at the final checklist to see who’s included in the 11th edition of the brand since its 2006 revival by Topps.

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ESPN’s Jessica Mendoza gets a 2016 Topps Allen & Ginter baseball card

MendozaShe’s a former Stanford softball All-American and a member of the U.S. Olympic team that won gold in Athens. She’s a former fastpitch softball pro and a pioneer for women in the broadcast booth for ESPN as its first female analyst for MLB games.

She’s Jessica Mendoza and she’s going to be found in packs of 2016 Topps Allen & Ginter.

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Matt Stonie isn’t only Nathan’s hot dog champ found on trading cards

It’s nearly July 4, so it’s time for a few hot dogs to be eaten — and depending on where you are that could mean about 70 in 10 minutes.

Well, at least that’s the goal tomorrow in Coney Island, N.Y.

At noon on ESPN3 will be the men’s version of the Nathan’s Famous International Hot Nathans-Famous-International-Hot-Dog-Eating-Contest-ESPN-scheduleDog Eating Contest where current champ Matt Stonie will try to fend off past winners. Earlier in the morning at 10:50 is when the women compete. (Click the schedule at right to see when it re-airs.)

While competitive eating is a world of its own — and something that doesn’t often hit ESPN airwaves the other 364 days a year — at least a half-dozen eating champs have appeared on trading cards that are available nationally. In fact, Stonie is an odds on favorite to appear as a “World’s Champion” in Toppspopular 2016 Allen & Ginter baseball card set when it arrives later this month, which is fitting because that brand is where the trend first surfaced when it comes to eaters on cardboard.

Here’s a rundown of the super six competitive eaters on cards so far …

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NFL coaching pioneer signs for Topps’ Allen & Ginter baseball set

Jen-Welter-2016-Topps-Allen-GinterShe’s an NFL pioneer as the league’s first female coach, and she’ll have her first certified autographs in an upcoming Topps baseball card set.

She’s Dr. Jennifer Welter and her autographs will be found in 2016 Topps Allen & Ginter when it arrives on July 20.

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Topps teases four signers for upcoming 2016 Allen & Ginter

Sharapova-581x1024Topps‘ annual multi-sport (but still baseball) showcase, Allen & Ginter, doesn’t arrive until July, but that didn’t stop the company from teasing four autograph inclusions coming in the 11th edition of the retro-styled set on Tuesday.

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First Buzz: 2016 Topps Allen & Ginter baseball cards

16_Topps Allen Ginter Baseball-harper-baseWhat: 2016 Topps Allen & Ginter baseball cards
Arrives: July 20
Box basics: Three hits in every 24-pack hobby box16AGBB_SS_0000_KINSELLA

What’s buzz-worthy: “If you rip it, he will come” is a possible line here as Kevin Costner‘s character in Field of Dreams, Ray Kinsella, gets the movie-style nod on Costner’s certified autographs. Other surprises in this one? Roman coin Relics … otherwise the 2016 edition is much like the 10 past releases of this heavily collected retro-styled brand.

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.

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