First Buzz: 2017 Super Break Holiday Edition

What: 2017 Super Break Holiday Edition
Arrives:
 Nov. 24
Box basics: One buyback card and two memorabilia items per box (three boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Super Break’s newest arrival drops on Black Friday with a mix of cards and memorabilia for Hall of Famers, rookies and stars from around the sports world.

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First Buzz: 2018 TRISTAR Hidden Treasures Autographed Baseball

What: 2018 TRISTAR Hidden Treasures autographed baseballs
Arrives: Jan. 3
Box basics: 
One autographed baseball per box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: TRISTAR’s autographed baseball chase brand is back in January with nods to its hometown World Series champion Houston Astros as well as Diamond Tickets good for one of the biggest possible autographs in MLB history.

Keep reading for details on that one and a gallery of what’s possible in this one.

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Buzz Break: 2017 Topps Archives Signature Series Postseason Edition


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: 2017 Topps Archives Signature Series Postseason Edition baseball cards
Where to buy:
 BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box: 1
Cards per pack: 1
Base set completion: 
N/A

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First Buzz: 2017 TRISTAR Signature Series

What: 2017 TRISTAR Signature Series
Arrives: Dec. 13
Box basics: One autographed item per envelope (10 envelopes per case).

What’s buzz-worthy: TRISTAR’s Signature Series is the final product of the year with just 75 10-pack cases of authenticated autographed memorabilia inside.

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Buzz Break: 2017 Topps Archives Signature Series Active Player Edition baseball cards


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: 2017 Topps Archives Signature Series Active Player Edition baseball cards
Where to buy:
 BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box: 1
Cards per pack: 1
Base set completion: 
N/A

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Sept. 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: Landing legendary vintage, Neshek vs. Greinke, ripping new MLB wax, shredding WWE Women’s Division boxes, new Panini XR football, Topps Chrome UFC.

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Landing free autographs can be easy … if you buy the book

Legendary actor Tom Hanks, $19.77. Wrestling icon Ric Flair and his WWE star daughter Charlotte, $19.98.

Those are the prices this collector paid for the latest additions to his autograph collection thanks to the signed books section at one major book chain’s website — a new reminder that one of the easiest ways to land autographs from some big names is to watch the new arrival lists.

It’s a little oldschool — you don’t have to pay for the autograph just the book?!? — and a little risky as you have to buy from the right places using some strategy, but it’s one way that many collectors have landed ink without forking over big bucks or ripping packs to chase a particular name. (Some names, like Hanks for example, don’t even have card appearances.)

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First Buzz: 2017 Leaf Metal Sports Heroes trading cards


What:
 2017 Leaf Metal Sports Heroes trading cards
Arrives: October
Box basics: Five autographs per box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Leaf puts some of the biggest names from the sports world all in the same box, gives it a Metal finish and two more autographs per box vs. last year’s non-metal release while also guaranteeing of ink from either Floyd Mayweather, Conor McGregor or Lionel Messi in every case.

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Buzz Break: 2017 Topps Clearly Authentic baseball cards

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: 2017 Topps Clearly Authentic baseball cards
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box: 1
Cards per pack: 1
Base set completion: 
0 of 82 (0 percent)
Duplicates: 0

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First Buzz: 2017 Leaf Pop Century Signed Photograph Update Edition


What:
 2017 Leaf Pop Century Signed Photograph Update Edition
Arrives: Late September
Box basics: One autographed 8-by-10 photo per box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Leaf’s latest autograph product for pop culture arrives with certified autographed photos from the biggest names in Hollywood as well as big names from elsewhere.

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‘Mean’ Joe Greene & Coca-Cola kid to sign for collectors in Pittsburgh

If there’s a “Butterfly Effect” in hobby history  — you know, a small thing that can go on to have a large impact — it just might be an iconic 1979 Coca-Cola commercial.

It features Pittsburgh Steelers star “Mean” Joe Greene and a kid who offers him his bottle after a tough game. After Greene accepts, he throws his jersey to the kid and millions who watched — it aired during Super Bowl XIV, which was the third most-watched game ever at the time — just might have been suddenly interested in collecting game-used jerseys. Maybe.

But why are we talking about them today? The dynamic duo will be reunited at an upcoming signing in Pittsburgh.

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First Buzz: 2017 Onyx Baseball Clubhouse Lumber Edition

What: 2017 Onyx Baseball Clubhouse Lumber Edition
Arrives: Late September/early October
Box basics: One autographed or game-used bat per box

What’s buzz-worthy: This MLBPA-approved product arrives once again from Onyx Authenticated and includes bats from top young names as well as some established veterans — a lineup that includes Aaron Judge, Mike Trout, Rafael Devers and Miguel Sano to name a few.

Keep reading for more info, including a full checklist.

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

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: Big pulls & big (fake?) autograph finds to start a new week.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Aug. 4)

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: Reactions to 2018 Topps, investment advice, post-show chatter and breaking as we head into the weekend.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Aug. 1)

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 first auto you ever pulled, Steve Bartman’s World Series ring, Jose Altuve goes streaking, inside NSCC promo packs & more.

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Scenes from the Show … The National Day 5 (ongoing gallery)

Via @Goldberg … Not sure if I’ve EVER taken a photo with 2 crazier dudes!!! 

National Sports Collectors Convention marches on inside the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center as we finish things up today. That comes after a big Day 4 (gallery here) and the Panini VIP Party, Day 3 (massive gallery here)Day 2 (massive gallery here) as well as the preview night (gallery here).

Now it’s time for Day 5 — the finale — with the last lineup of signers and plenty of action on the floor of a show that, by many accounts, has been busier than normal this year. You’ll never know what big items you’ll see and there will be items you’d never imagine finding because, well, you probably didn’t know they existed.

Keep reading for more and to see a gallery that will grow throughout the day as the doors open shortly.

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Scenes from the Show … The National Day 4 + Panini VIP Party (ongoing gallery updates all day)

Via @PaniniAmerica: Lonzo Ball has entered the Green Room at @PaniniAmerica #PaniniVIP Party!

National Sports Collectors Convention marches on inside the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center as we hit the weekend. Day 3 (massive gallery here)Day 2 (massive gallery here) as well as the preview night (gallery here) have come and gone but today should be a doozie

Now it’s time for Day 4 with the biggest lineup of signers and plenty of action on the floor of a show that, by many accounts, is busier than normal this year — and we’ll know for sure today as Saturdays are the peak. You’ll never know what big items you’ll see and there will be items you’d never imagine finding because, well, you probably didn’t know they existed.

Keep reading for more and to see a gallery that will grow throughout the day as the doors open shortly.

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Scenes from the Show … The National Day 3 (ongoing gallery)

National Sports Collectors Convention marches on inside the Donald  E. Stephens Convention Center as Day 2 (massive gallery here) as well as the preview night (gallery here) have come and gone.

Now it’s time for Day 3 with a massive slate of signers and plenty of action on the floor of a show that, by many accounts, is busier than normal. You’ll never know what big items you’ll see and there will be items you’d never imagine finding because, well, you probably didn’t know they existed.

Keep reading for more and to see a gallery that will grow throughout the day as the doors open shortly.

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First Buzz: 2017 TRISTAR Hidden Treasures Football Mini Helmets


What:
2017 TRISTAR Hidden Treasures Football Mini Helmets
Arrives: Aug. 30
Box basics: One autographed mini helmet per box

What’s buzz-worthy: TRISTAR’s Hidden Treasures football brand returns to the field for another season with some new NFL names and some of the biggest names from the past.

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First Buzz: 2017 Leaf Memorabilia Vault


What:
 2017 Leaf Memorabilia Vault
Arrives: Sept. 28
Box basics: Ten memorabilia pieces per box

What’s buzz-worthy: Leaf Trading Cards’ Memorabilia Vault returns with plenty of surprises inside one massive box — a mix of items from the sports world and beyond.

Keep reading for more.

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First Buzz: 2017 TRISTAR Signature Series National Edition

What: 2017 TRISTAR Signature Series National Edition
Arrives: July 26
Box basics: One autographed item per envelope (10 envelopes per case).

What’s buzz-worthy: TRISTAR’s Signature Series returns with just 100 10-pack cases of authenticated autographed memorabilia just in time for the National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (June 17)

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: Big pulls, Judge at The Fantastic Store, the NSCC & more.

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First Buzz: 2017 Topps Archives Signature Series Postseason Edition

What: 2017 Topps Archives Signature Series Postseason Edition baseball cards
Arrives: Oct. 4
Box basics: One encased buyback autograph per box (20 boxes per case)
Player list: Click here to see who signed

What’s buzz-worthy: Topps brings its buyback line to the collecting masses once again with a focus on the stars of MLB’s postseasons of the past.

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.

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Heritage rocks music fans with big memorabilia in latest auction

It was 50 years ago today, Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play and one of the faces you can see on the famed cover of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club band above can be yours.

No, seriously, one of the props on that cover of The Beatles’ iconic album that dropped in the United States on this day in 1967 is available in the newest Heritage Auctions sale running now until June 17.

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2014 Panini Country Music hobby box (Hour 10)

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 10.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2014 Panini Country Music trading cards (hobby box) 
The cost: Click here

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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First Buzz: 2017 TRISTAR Quest autos

What: 2017 TRISTAR Quest autographs
Arrives:
 June 7
Box basics: Five envelopes per lockbox — each with an autographed flat or memorabilia redemption inside (three lockboxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: This TRISTAR line will be limited to only 50 cases of autographed items from around the sports world and beyond.

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First Buzz: 2017 Historic Autographs Ink’d Threads signed jerseys

What: 2017 Historic Autographs Ink’d Threads
Arrives: May 3
Box basics: One autographed jersey per box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Hall of Famers from baseball, football and basketball will join some notable stars from today and some surprise non-sports inclusions in a product that includes nothing but signed jerseys.

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First Buzz: 2017 Topps Clearly Authentic baseball cards

What: 2017 Topps Clearly Authentic baseball cards
Arrives: July 26
Box basics: One encased autograph per box (20 boxes per case)
Checklist: Click here to view

What’s buzz-worthy: Topps will take notable cards from today’s game and iconic cards from the past and present them on acetate with autographs in this hits-only product.

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.

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Celebrity autographs just might be easier to find than you think

When it comes to autographs in the sports world, there are plenty of ways that collectors and the autograph industry itself has helped commodify ink.

In other words, there are a number of common items that are commonly signed that help us all figure a common value that we’d expect to pay or expect to get if we have to sell something we own. Jerseys, balls, helmets, cards, photos — there are a lot of ways to collect sports autographs.

But for celebrity autographs, it’s a lot less complicated as the 8-by-10 photo is arguably the most-commonly solid piece across the whole spectrum of television, movies and others of note who we might find, say, at a comic book convention or other similarly organized signing session. Not all films have massive toy lines, not all celebs have book deals and TV shows often don’t have posters you can find all that easily.

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First Buzz: 2017 Super Break Super Charged Series 2

What: 2017 Super Break Super Charged Series 2
super_break_logoArrives: April 11
Box basics: Five (and sometimes more) items per box

What’s buzz-worthy: Super Break’s second series of this one includes a mix of everything with themed boxes, hot boxes and plenty of other surprises from throughout the sports world, entertainment and political memorabilia.

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Gallery: Panini Spring Training Road Trip signers & behind-scenes views

Panini America’s second leg of its annual autograph, photo and memorabilia collection adventure known as the Panini Spring Training Road Trip winds down today and tomorrow in Arizona.

It’s one of the biggest ways that the company collects autographs in one big swoop for the younger stars of the diamond every year.

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Undertaker autographs coming to Topps’ WWE card sets for first time

One of the biggest autographs in WWE history is coming to Topps packs for the first time.

The ink?

It’s the Undertaker — and he has just two previous certified autographs in his career. Which sets will he be found in? Keep reading …

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Weekend Update: Check out 10 top items on The Buzz last week

It was a busy one on The Buzz this past week. Here are 10 stories worth a look if you missed out. Check ’em out & hit the subscribe button at right if you want email updates.

Big-ink Potential 
Upcoming release from Topps puts emphasis — and ink — on key cards of today’s stars. Get the details >> First Buzz: 2017 Topps Archives Signature Series Active Player Edition

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First Buzz: 2017 TRISTAR Odyssey Baseball autographs

What: 2017 TRISTAR Odyssey Baseball autographs
Arrives: April 12
Box basics: 
One autographed item per envelope (16 envelopes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: TRISTAR brings its autograph chase to baseball with a product limited to only 75 cases and the potential for some big names and some big items.

Keep reading for more information and a gallery of the possibilities here.

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First Buzz: 2017 Leaf Autographed Football Mini Helmets


What:
 2017 Leaf Autographed Football Mini Helmets
Arrives: June
Box basics: One autographed mini-helmet per box (eight boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Leaf brings a new batch of autographed mini-helmets to the masses here with some surprises in the mix, too. One of them? Polk High School’s Al Bundy aka Ed O’Neil.

Keep reading for more.

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