Black November Wave 6 is here … and here are five deals to consider

If you hadn’t noticed, there are a number of boxes with discounted prices right now over on the mothership as BlowoutCards.com is in the midst its Black November sales now.

Wave 6 is here and many of the discounts were dramatic enough that Buzz had to sit down and ponder the possibilities in many of the boxes and cases — and here are five boxes/cases that caught this collector’s eye.

2016-17 Panini Threads NBA hobby boxes & cases
Threads is a simple formula but it’s a comfortable one with two hits per box — one autograph and one memorabilia card — and a feel that’s more deluxe than, say, NBA Hoops but still with some of the basics that give it a good collectable feel. (Check out this past break.) You can land ink from the likes of Kobe Bryant and Carmelo Anthony here along with ink from the rookies, too. The memorabilia cards can include Hall of Famers, too, like that past break does, helping offer some extra scope for a price that’s now pretty low. It’s worth a rip for sure and it leads off this round of picks from this collector.

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

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, 2018 Topps Heritage chatter, redemption maildays, powerful blasters & more.

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2014 BenchWarmer Eclectic box (Hour 5)

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 5.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2014 BenchWarmer Eclectic Collection
The cost: BlowoutCards.com

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First Buzz: 2017 BenchWarmer Hot For Teacher trading cards

What: 2017 BenchWarmer Hot For Teacher trading cards
Arrives: Nov. 1
Hobby box basics: 12 cards per box (16 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: BenchWarmer’s Hot For Teacher line returns for a fourth time with an array of creative cards under the theme for the set.

Keep reading to see a gallery and more.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (March 29)

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: Nothing but breaks in today’s edition.

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

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 breaks to start a new week.

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Buzz Break: 2013 BenchWarmer Bubble Gum trading cards

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From time to time, Buzz will break a box of something and break down 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.

carmen-electraThe box: 2013 BenchWarmer Bubble Gum trading cards
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box: 24
Cards per pack: 6
Cards in this box: 144
Base set completion: 110 of 110 (100 percent)
Duplicates: 21

Notables on base cards: Carmen Electra, Sara Underwood, Brande Roderick, Maria Kanellis, Torrie Wilson, Kara Monaco, Nikki Ziering, Angela Fong

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Black November Wave 9 is here — and here are five deals to consider

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If you hadn’t noticed, there are a number of boxes with discounted prices now over on the mothership as BlowoutCards.com’s Black November Wave 9 hits today.

Many of the discounts were dramatic enough that Buzz had to sit down and ponder the possibilities in many of the boxes and cases — and here are five boxes that caught this collector’s eye.

2016-panini-classics-football-auto-gallery-292016 Panini Classics football hobby box
Just because it’s not expensive doesn’t mean it isn’t one of the best releases of the year so far — and if you ask this collector Classics is a contender for just that. You’ll find one autograph per box and memorabilia cards atop the ink in others. There also is one buyback auto per 20-box case with some big names to be found. This one’s retro-styled but brand-new design (with a nod to 1983 Topps) is strong with some quirky variations and touches that also add to the oldschool feel. You can see more of those and a gallery in past Buzz stories here. Aside from the hits, the printing quality and design here on retro stock make this a fun rip no matter what. Had Buzz not jumped on some cases in Black November previously, this would be in the ol’ cart.

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Black November Wave 4 is here — and here are five deals to consider

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If you hadn’t noticed, there are a number of boxes with discounted prices now over on the mothership as BlowoutCards.com’s Black November Wave 4 hits today.

Many of the discounts were dramatic enough that Buzz had to sit down and ponder the possibilities in many of the boxes and cases — and here are five boxes that caught this collector’s eye.

2014 Topps Heritage High Number baseball setkyle-hendricks
The Cubs won the pennant — and plenty more — and the 1965 Topps pennant design is the home to the only Rookie Card for one of the World Series champions’ best (and under-appreciated) pitchers in Kyle Hendricks. That’s the easy guarantee from a set that’s loaded with Rookie Cards and has an autograph inside every box. Also big in this one? RCs and autographs for Mookie Betts, Jose Abreu, Billy Hamilton, and Jacob deGrom as well as cards for Masahiro Tanaka, Joe Panik, George Springer and more. With a discount now’s the time to pick one up.

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Black November starts today — and here are 10 sweet deals to consider

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If you hadn’t noticed, there are a number of boxes with discounted prices now over on the mothership as BlowoutCards.com begins its Black November sales today.

Many of the discounts were dramatic enough that Buzz had to sit down and ponder the possibilities in many of the boxes and cases — and here are 10 boxes that caught this collector’s eye.

2010 USA National Teams (2009 Team) Baseball Box Set
There have been plenty of USA Baseball products in the last decade and this one is the one that went a bit high-end. Why? The talent. Among the autographs you can find here are Bryce Harper, Manny Machado, Francisco Lindor, Trevor Bauer, Sonny Gray, Kolten Wong, Jameson Taillon and Albert Almora. This box carries a pretty hefty discount but all those key autos are still in there.

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First Buzz: BenchWarmer Eclectic Series 2 trading cards

BenchWarmer-LogoWhat: BenchWarmer Eclectic Series 2 trading cards
Arrives: Early September
Hobby box basics: 20 cards per box (16 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: BenchWarmer follows up on its 2014 repack product of past packs with bonus hits with a new repack that’s nothing but new cards, past hits, promo sets and other surprises.

See a gallery and more … below.

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Buzz Break: 2014 BenchWarmer Eclectic Collection & have you ever had a box over-deliver like this one?

2014bweclecticNSWe all know someone who busts boxes just for the hits and there are a lot of boxes out there that guarantee nothing but the hits, particularly for budgets that are big. (You know, the stuff like Flawless.)

Also out there are collectors like Buzz, who rip boxes on a budget, allowing for dabbling in more than one area (you know, not just Flawless) and bust a bit more more often.

One recent box ripped by yours truly was 2014 BenchWarmer Eclectic Collection, which is essentially a repack product with a few new unique cards created in addition to a massive assortment of past packs.

You’re guaranteed at least eight hits … but my box included 17.

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

Tier-one-posey-knobThe 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: Gordie Howe, Tier One pulls, BenchWarmer’s Dream Girls & more.

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BenchWarmer Dream Girls cards a rare reality via Kickstarter campaign

16bwdreamgirlNSIt began as a simple book-publishing venture and it’s one step closer to becoming a limited-run reality.

The kicker? The 2016 BenchWarmer Dream Girls Kickstarter Elite Preview boxes found as part of a Kickstarter campaign’s incentives might be the rarest boxes ever made — and they’re available now.

Each box contains 20 cards all numbered to no more than five copies. At least 12 of those cards will be autographed in a box that also carries a signature from Ciara Price.

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

IMG_5669_zpsbt4ocofwThe 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: Box breaks with autographs, big NFL hits, BenchWarmers and a grading debate.

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Get the 2016 BenchWarmer Daizy Dukez Update checklist right here

dukes-UnderwoodBenchWarmer has released the checklist for its update to a set from last year that includes only new cards and is on its way to hobby shops now.

The brand is 2016 BenchWarmer Daizy Dukez Update Edition and this follow-up to the previous release includes all-new content — no previously released cards — all with the short-cut denim theme we have seen before.

There are 10 cards per box and eight boxes per case in this one — keep reading to see the entire checklist.

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First Buzz: 2016 BenchWarmer Daizy Dukez Update Edition

dukes-UnderwoodWhat: 2016 BenchWarmer Daizy Dukez Update Edition
Arrives: Jan. 15
Hobby box basics: 10 cards per box (eight boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: This follow-up to the previous release includes all-new content — no previously released cards — all with the short-cut denim theme we have seen before.

See a gallery and more … below.

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New Buzz: Products arriving this week (Dec. 6-12)

SwansonAfter a lull in new arrivals around Black Friday, there are a whopping 13 new products set to arrive this coming week with some heavy hitters in baseball, the college ranks and even non-sports territory on the calendar.

The biggest just might be 2015 Bowman Draft, which will arrive redemption-free on Wednesday with a selection of the newest MLB draft picks in their official MLB uniforms. Autographs for 31 of the 35 first-round picks will be found in this one. For prospectors, this is perhaps the biggest day of the year … every year.

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Board Buzz — Break Edition: Five must-read threads found on the Blowout Cards Forums (Dec. 3)

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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.

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Board Buzz: Five must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Nov. 24)

LombardiCutThe 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.

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First Buzz: 2015 BenchWarmer Holiday Past & Presents

CiaraPriceWhat: 2015 BenchWarmer Holiday Past & Presents
Arrives: Dec. 11
Hobby box basics: Box breakdown is TBD (16 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: This upcoming product is a combination of new cards and “ultra-low numbered archive cards” and, according to the company, there will be only 65 cases produced.

See a gallery and more … below.

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