Bill Goldberg’s WWE Hall of Fame career started long ago on cards

If you want the “rookie card” of the next member of the WWE Hall of Fame, you’ll have to look back to 1980s SEC football to get in on the action.

It’s Bill Goldberg, a former Georgia Bulldogs star, who’ll get WWE’s highest nod on April 7 in New Orleans on the eve of WrestleMania XXXIV.

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NSCC signers: Whose autograph would you pick first?

This year’s National Sports Collectors Convention begins on Wednesday with more than 100 autograph guests signing for those who opt to get a ticket and stand in line for their “inkredible” moment.

Some of those signers are actually free if you’re at the VIP reception on Wednesday or buy a VIP ticket package — a bonus for taking the time to hit the entire show or buy the full package for all of the other bonuses — but other signers will take some planning to land the ones you want.

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It’s tough to see everything at the show — it’s that big — and the time it takes to work through autograph lines is valuable in that it impedes your shot at seeing it all. With that said, here are my picks — one per day — to grab off the autograph list. (Keep reading for the full signers list in a gallery at the end.)

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Bill Goldberg to sign at The National

One of pro wrestling’s biggest names of the 1990s and beyond will be signing autographs at this year’s National Sports Collectors Convention.

It’s Bill Goldberg.

The WWE star — and also a former University of Georgia football star and former Atlanta Falcon — was revealed as one of the newest signers for this summer’s showcase show set for July 26-30 in Chicago.

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

Ok, it’s not the weekend, but this was slated to be sent last night — further proving that 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.

This Week’s Big Hit?
It seems that 2017 Donruss‘ arrival has collectors talking and there’s fun to be found inside its packs. Click here to start with variations and find links to checklists & more. After that, check out a Buzz Break of a hobby box right here.

Keep reading for more …

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Topps Now is going to WrestleMania

Topps Now is headed to Orlando for WrestleMania 33 — but we don’t have to wait until April 2 for the cardboard.

A pair of Countdown sets for the events of WrestleMania weekend arrived today from Topps.

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Who might make the cut for First Pitch in 2016 Topps Series 1?

Topps-AlbaOne of the surprises in last year’s Topps baseball card set was First Pitch, a collection of celebrities seen throwing out the ceremonial first pitch at MLB games.

It’s back for 2016 Topps Series 1 — a set that’s just 13 days away — and it’s still a secret as the checklist has not yet been revealed. (Nor has the design — so you can settle for last year’s Jessica Alba card above.)

But Buzz has done some research to perhaps discover who’ll be in this year’s set. We don’t know how many cards there might be, but they’ll be found a few times per box.

Keep reading for the possibilities.

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