First Buzz: 2017 Topps Transcendent Collection baseball cards

What: 2017 Topps Transcendent Collection baseball cards
Arrives: Dec. 13
Box basics: 53 autographs — and plenty more — per hand-crafted wooden box
Checklist: Click here to view

What’s buzz-worthy: Topps’ high-end baseball brand — what it calls “the pinnacle of high-end collecting” — returns for another season with a tribute of sorts to 1987, a spotlighting of the newly crowned American League Rookie of the Year and a party invite that includes one of the biggest sluggers in baseball history.

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

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Buzz Break: 2013 Panini Golden Age sports cards (hobby box)

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: 2013 Panini Golden Age (hobby box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box: 24 (plus one box-topper pack)
Cards per pack: 6
Cards in this box: 146
Base set completion: 102 of 150 (68 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards: Evel Knievel, Abraham Lincoln, Jackie Earle Haley, Knute Rockne, Mario Andretti, Tatum O’Neal, Elizabeth Montgomery, David Stambaugh, Lana Turner, Bobby Jones, Grace Kelly, Bobby Hull, Erin Blunt, Bob Gibson, Henry Ford, Yogi Berra, Johnny Bench, Earl Campbell, Jane Russell, Mel Ott, Johnny Carson, Eve Plumb, Sugar Ray Leonard, Rocky Marciano, Henry Winkler, Walter Cronkite, Jimmy Carter, Penny Marshall, Grantland Rice, Donna Douglas, The Three Stooges, Tris Speaker, Jean Harlow, Bo Derek

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2013 Panini Golden Age wax box (Hour 4)

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 4.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2013 Panini Golden Age
The cost now: 
$29.99
The cost then: $72

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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First Buzz: 2017 The Bar Pieces of The Past trading cards

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What: 2017 The Bar Pieces of The Past trading cards
Arrives: April 26
Box basics: One memorabilia card per six-pack box (10 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Super Break takes a look at history with a base set of 200 cards accented with a mix of cut autographs and memorabilia cards that include pieces of handwritten letters, presidential documents, land grants and more. There also will be Hot Cases where every pack includes a hit.

Keep reading for a gallery and more info.

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Inauguration Day events yield 19 new Garbage Pail Kids stickers & five-card Topps Now set

artgpk-16c2s-17gpap-pido-setInauguration Day has come and gone but there are a number of new trading cards from Topps that reflect the new presidency of Donald Trump. 

One is a 19-sticker Garbage Pail Kids 2017 Presidential Inaug-hurl Ceremony set and the other is a five-card Topps Now 2017 Presidential Inauguration set with traditional photography from Friday.

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Cardboard History: Thanksgiving on cards thanks to Upper Deck

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We all know that Black Friday is a holiday of sorts in the hobby, but there’s a completely official one to come between now and then.

And its that piece history is documented on a past baseball card from Upper Deck.

Why? Well, not that long ago we started seeing all kinds of weird things on cards.

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First Buzz: Decision 2016 Series 2

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What: Decision 2016 Series 2 trading cards
Arrives: Oct. 21
logoBox basics: Two hits in every 30-card box (16 boxes per case via four inners).

What’s buzz-worthy: The drama of the presidential race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump returns to cardboard once again as a hobby-only release that includes a one-pack box and an autograph in every four-box inner case. The kicker? No more than 150 overall cases will be made.

Keep reading for more and a gallery of images from the product.

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Eminence cut autographs include big, rare names beyond basketball

panini-america-eminence-basketball-cuts16The most-expesnsive box of NBA cards ever is about a week away and Panini America took some time to tease a massive non-basketball inclusion in the brand that includes names well beyond the world of basketball.

One example? George Armstrong Custer who died at The Battle of the Little Bighorn back in 1876. Just think how much the world has changed since that time — and then wonder aloud how many of his autographs could even still exist. And then what it might have cost to land the document.

Although many of the cut autograph sets made in the last decade or so aren’t fully checklisted, it appears this is his first cut autograph — and it will be found in a box of 2014-15 Panini Eminence basketball cards next week. (For trivia’s sake we’ll also mention here that basketball didn’t exist until about 1891 — just one of those many world changes since Custer.)

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