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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Decision 2016 Series 2 cards are here … what’s on the checklist?

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The second series of Decision 2016 trading cards is here with a new wave of recent highlights, new inclusions, new cardboard takes on the Clinton and Trump campaigns and there are new autographs, too.

The format is also new with a boxed pack containing 30 cards instead of everything being placed  into individual wax packs.

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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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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (May 7)

Ginter-WoodThe 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: Ginter Woods, political autographs, Game of Thrones, WWE and Devers vs. Moncada.

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Decision 2016 trading cards have look of landmark release

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Politicians have appeared on cardboard since the earliest years of trading cards — you know, in packs of cigarettes back in the 1800s — and they’ve appeared in countless non-sports, war and even sports sets of the last 30-plus years as collecting emerged upon the national psyche and flourished as part of the pop culture landscape.

GinterN51But the new Decision 2016 trading cards arriving this week include something that we haven’t yet seen in a political release — the chance at autographs and more advanced “hit” cards along with a healthy amount of traditional cardboard.

In the midst of one of the most-tumultous political seasons in years, this is a product that offers a promising start for a perhaps-expanding trading card genre of its own — and the potential for something more.

It already appears to be a landmark release, but don’t just take Buzz’s word for it.

ABC-Rick-Klein“The idea of a set that captures that drama of an election – that is compelling,” said Rick Klein, who is ABC News’ Political Director and also a long-time baseball card collector. “I feel like it’s something that could start as a novelty project but catch on. You’d be surprised by how many political junkies are also collectors. People love pins, hats, signs. I’ve seen autograph-seekers at obscure conferences for senators most people could never name.”

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Presidential first pitch cards offer easy collecting niche among plentiful political cardboard

bill-clintonWe’ve seen plenty of politicians in our sports card sets in the last decade or so and even more here and there in various non-sports sets in the past, but one easy way to filter out the interesting cards from the mundane is to pick a niche.

That’s ultimately up to your taste, but one niche that might appeal to more baseball fans on this Presidents Day would be cards that show a Commander in Chief actually on a baseball field throwing out a ceremonial first pitch.

There have been quite a few.

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First Buzz: Decision 2016 trading cards

Leaf-Decision-2016-8What: Decision 2016 trading cards
Arrives: March
logoBox basics: No per-box details released — but six cards per pack, 24 packs per box, 12 boxes per case.

What’s buzz-worthy: The drama of the presidential race gets its first full cardboard documentation here with Decision 2016, which is being distributed by Leaf Trading Cards.

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

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