Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Feb. 22)

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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: Kris Bryant Transcendent cards, 2017 Topps Heritage & big breaks.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Feb. 2)

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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: The arrival of 2017 Topps, Hoosiers surprises, inside the Transcendent party, extra Troy Aikman ink, new comics & more.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Jan. 19)

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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: Big pulls, the Topps Transcendent party and the worst players in the Baseball Hall of Fame.

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Gallery: Scenes from the Topps Transcendent Collection party

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Topps‘ priciest brand of baseball cards — 2016 Topps Transcendent Collection — included more than 50 autographs inside each of its silver briefcases but even more with the contents of one envelope.

They also included an invitation to a party with the reigning National League MVP, Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant, and that soirée was Wednesday night in Las Vegas.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Jan. 11)

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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: Transcendent hauls, Star Wars, NFL breaks, 2016 Bowman Draft and plenty more.

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

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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: Transcendent Collection, Bowman’s Best and Panini Contenders breaks along with prospecting, elusive cards, player collectors and … Ronda Rousey’s future?

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Jan. 6)

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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: Big pulls, bummer boxes, Giannis show-offs and much, much more.

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Rare Kris Bryant autos, party passes, sketches & cuts command cash from Topps’ historic Transcendent release

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With 52 autographs in every box — as well as a posh party invitation — it doesn’t take a lot to see the dollar signs inside each $25,000 box of 2016 Topps Transcendent Collection baseball cards.

s-l1600-3Those invites alone get a good chunk of change back (details here) and each case’s 1/1 Kris Bryant autograph using one of the 65 historic Topps designs commands some, too. Those cards have sold for as much as $2,182 on eBay (so far) and all seven sold have gone for at least $1,000.

Meanwhile, the asking or bid prices in current auctions are over the $1,000 mark in all but one instance and range as high as $7,250 for those in the historic set.

But the priciest find found inside one of those 65 silver briefcases? It’s much more impressive.

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Topps’ Transcendent Collection party invitations fetch big bucks

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The days on the calendar are moving closer and closer to an evening in Las Vegas next month where 65 high-rolling baseball card collectors are guaranteed to meet one of baseball’s biggest stars.

The priciest box of baseball cards ever made, 2016 Topps Transcendent Collection, recently arrived packing 168 cards inside — 52 of those autographed — inside along with an invitation to a Jan. 18 party in Las Vegas to meet reigning National League MVP and World Series champion Kris Bryant.

That invite is arguably the big-ticket guaranteed item in every box and it includes hotel accommodations in Vegas, cocktails, dinner and a special gift in addition to meeting Bryant. To some fans, it’s the item to own. So far, nearly 10 percent of the 65 passes have sold on eBay, selling for as much as $5,499.99 (in tandem with another card) and one of them can be found over on the mothership. How much? Click here to find out.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Dec. 15)

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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 big breaks and the biggest box for the cost — Topps Transcendent.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Dec. 14)

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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: The $25,000 Transcendent Collection boxes keep them talking and some impressive breaks — 2016 Bowman Draft and more.

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Christy Mathewson auto from 2016 Topps Transcendent Collection commands big cash — and it should

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He’s one of the biggest names in the history of the game and he’s one not commonly found on cardboard when it comes to autographs.

But Christy Mathewson‘s ink has been found in a $25,000 box of 2016 Topps Transcendent Collection baseball cards and the Hall of Famer’s ink is definitely worthy of the record-setting pricey brand.

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You could meet Kris Bryant — BlowoutTV is giving away a Topps Transcendent Collection draft spot

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The baseball card world has changed some since Friday — and some might call it a transcendent change — and Blowout wants you to be a part of it.

The priciest box of baseball cards ever made, 2016 Topps Transcendent Collection, arrived Friday with just 65 metal briefcases packing 168 cards — 52 of those autographed — inside along with an invitation to a Jan. 18 party in Las Vegas to meet reigning National League MVP and World Series champion Kris Bryant.

One of those items found inside a group break box yet to be ripped by BlowoutTV could be yours, including the party invitation. How? Simply find the @blowoutcards Twitter account and it’s tweet about this … and retweet it. (Spoiler: Click the link above and you have found it.)

A winner will come later today with other giveaways to come in later breaks this week. Get all the latest details about the active break here.

A gallery of the first 2016 Topps Transcendent Collection case busted by BlowoutTV can be seen below along with some other hits of note so far. In some cases, we’ve also noted what cards have sold for.

Every box includes one 1/1 Bryant autograph using one of the past Topps baseball designs like the 1972 card seen here, one more 1/1 auto, one 1/1 sketch card, one oversized 1/1 cut signature box-topper, 49 autographs limited to no more than 52 copies, one set of Iconic base cards limited to just 65 copies and one set of 65 reproduction sketch cards limited to 65 copies. How much is a briefcase? Click here to see the latest price.

You can see more on this brand, including a previously released gallery of what it includes, right here.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Dec. 11)

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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: Transcendent Collection and many breaks being talked about today.

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

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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: Discussions about the $27,000 Topps Transcendent and plenty more with breaks across the board.

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Today’s the day that 2016 Topps Transcendent Collection arrives — and it’s on BlowoutTV (gallery)

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Today is Friday but it’s going to be unlike any other Friday we’ve seen before in the hobby.

It will be transcendent.

The priciest box of baseball cards ever made, 2016 Topps Transcendent Collection, arrives today with just 65 metal briefcases packing 168 cards — 52 of those autographed — inside along with an invitation to a Jan. 18 party in Las Vegas to meet reigning National League MVP and World Series champion Kris Bryant.

2017-topps-transcendent-collection-baseball-bryant-1989“Going to an event like this is every sports fan’s dream,” said David Leiner, Topps’ VP & GM of the North American Sports and Entertainment Division. “You can’t get this type of experience anywhere else. Whoever gets to go to the event will meet Kris Bryant in an intimate setting and talk to one of the best young players in today’s game. It’s going to be amazing.”

Every box of Transcendent Collection includes an invite and that includes accommodations, cocktails, dinner and a special gift, according to the company.

The first boxes to be opened by BlowoutTV are coming up soon — 10:30 a.m. Eastern to be exact — at www.breakers.tv/houdini and you can witness them via a live stream at that time. (Update: A gallery of that case can be seen below along with some other hits of note so far. In some cases, we’ve also noted what cards have sold for.)

Every box of 2016 Topps Transcendent Collection will include one 1/1 Bryant autograph using one of the past Topps baseball designs like the 1989 card seen here, one more 1/1 auto, one 1/1 sketch card, one oversized 1/1 cut signature box-topper, 49 autographs limited to no more than 52 copies, one set of Iconic base cards limited to just 65 copies and one set of 65 reproduction sketch cards limited to 65 copies. How much is a briefcase? Click here to see the latest price.

You can see more on this brand, including a previously released gallery of what it includes, right here.

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

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Kris Bryant will be guest at private event for 2016 Topps Transcendent Collection baseball box buyers

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Buy a (pricey) box of baseball cards, meet the reigning National League MVP.

Topps revealed on Friday that Kris Bryant of the World Series champion Chicago Cubs will be the special guest at a private event next month — an event specially for those who buy a box of 2016 Topps Transcendent Collection baseball cards. They are the priciest box of cards ever made at more than $26,000 a box and include an invitation to the event. 

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Derek Jeter signs multi-year autograph deal with Topps

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The Captain’s autographs are coming back to Topps packs.

Former New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter has signed a multi-year autograph deal for his ink to appear in Topps baseball products. His first ink for the company since 2001 will be found in 2016 Topps Dynasty and 2016 Topps Transcendent Collection as well as 2017 Topps products. Dynasty arrives on Dec. 7, while Transcendent arrives two days later.

“Adding Derek Jeter autographs to our trading card products will be thrilling for collectors,” said David Leiner, Vice President and General Manager of North American Sports & Entertainment at Topps. “He is one of the most-prolific and well-known players of our time, and his addition is one collectors will be clamoring for.”

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Nov. 8)

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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: Decision 2016 trading cards, a strong NBA break, Black November sales, 2016 Topps Transcendent Collection and 40 days of giving on the Blowout board.

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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 (Oct. 29)

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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 react to 2016 Topps Transcendent Collection, pick Greg Maddux’s Rookie Card, continue their World Series chatter and show off their big pulls.

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First Buzz: 2016 Topps Transcendent Collection baseball cards + final autograph signer checklist

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What: 2016 Topps Transcendent Collection baseball cards
Arrives: Dec. 7
Box basics:  52 autographs per 168-card briefcase (one briefcase per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Topps is unleashing the priciest box of baseball cards in history as part of its 65th Anniversary celebration — a box loaded with ink, nods to the past, sketches and, well, plenty more in what Topps calls a “once-in-a-lifetime extremely limited release” that “will represent the most premium of trading card experiences.”

So, what comes in a case? Keep reading for more info and a full gallery of images released so far.

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