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

The Blowout Cards Forums are where thousands of collectors converge daily to discuss, well, a little bit of everything. Here are a few threads about collecting and more that you should check out right now.

What’s Buzzing Today: The Super Bowl is set but the board buzz is just building up, meanwhile big pulls are popping up from around the collecting world.

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First Buzz: 2017 Topps Star Wars: The Force Awakens 3D Widevision cards

What: 2017 Topps Star Wars: The Force Awakens 3D Widevision trading cards
Arrives: June 6 ($99.99)
Box basics: One 44-card set and two autographs per box

What’s buzz-worthy: The 40th anniversary of Star Wars continues on cardboard with a boxed set that offers an expanded look at the most-recent film with a chance at some big autographs.

Keep reading for more as well as a gallery of images.

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Vanity Fair unleashes four covers & poster offer for Star Wars’ 40th

The 40th anniversary of Star Wars’ arrival back in 1977 officially hits us on Thursday but a magazine that sci-fi fans might not typically check out has a new look back at the franchise and a new look at The Last Jedi coming in December.

It’s Vanity Fair and it’s got four covers for fans to pick up if they want to collect ’em all.

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Need the 2016 Topps Star Wars High Tek checklist? It’s finally here …

2016-topps-star-wars-high-tek-5Rogue One isn’t the only Star Wars arrival next week as Topps has one of its higher-end brands for the sci-fi franchise ready to go on Wednesday.

It’s 2016 Topps Star Wars High Tek and the checklist for this one arrived on Thursday.

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Gallery: 2016 Topps Star Wars Masterwork trading cards


Topps‘ biggest Star Wars release of the year arrived this past week and some of the biggest cards in the Star Wars universe have already been discovered inside packs.

It’s 2016 Topps Star Wars Masterwork and it’s got the first ink from Adam Driver along with Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and many others who have helped bring the intergalactic saga to life.

Asking prices on the top autographs are steep but so are the sales for key cards from this one. Keep reading to see our massive gallery of cards pulled so far.

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Star Wars Masterwork will include Adam Driver & Daisy Ridley autos


We’re 11 days away from the release of Topps‘ newest high-end Star Wars trading card brand and the company has announced one autograph inclusion that raises the high-dollar possibilities to an 11 as well.

The ink? No, it’s nothing from Spinal Tap, it’s the first Star Wars ink for Kylo Ren himself, Adam Driver.

His autographs will first be found inside boxes of 2016 Topps Star Wars Masterwork trading cards, which is a high-end brand that examines the entire Star Wars galaxy.

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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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How much will Daisy Ridley’s first Star Wars certified autograph cards sell for if they arrive on Friday?

StarWars-Force-Awakens-ReyWe’re less than two days away from the arrival of The Force Awakens and the newest Star Wars card set from Topps — and both have carry plenty of mystery.

Why? We don’t have a checklist yet because even it could contain potential spoilers.

StarWarsBoxThe checklist for 2015 Topps Star Wars: The Force Awakens Series 1 is coming as early as tomorrow and it’s likely to include the first autographs of the new generation of Star Wars stars — the likes of Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac and Adam Driver, who haven’t had certified autographs before.

And that got Buzz thinking about the possibilities.

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Empire creates six Star Wars covers for The Force Awakens arrival

EmpireKyloRenThere will be an awakening in less than a month and we’ve all felt it in some form or fashion as collectors.

The latest example of that might be Empire magazine’s newest issue, which arrives this week with not one, not two, but six different covers for stars of Star Wars: The Force Awakens arriving on Dec. 18.

Each cover arrives with a 3D look delivered via lenticular plastic — you know, like the old school Kellogg’s and Sporflics cards … but just more intergalactic and stuff.

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