BlowoutTV to break Panini Super VIP party haul for those who can’t go

If you can’t afford the $25,000 Super VIP sticker price — or simply can’t make it to Chicago for the Panini America VIP Party on July 29 in conjunction with the National Sports Collectors Convention — you have another way to get your hands on some of the swag and the boxes that are going to buyers.

It’s via a BlowoutTV group break.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (June 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: Big pulls, collecting entire print runs, the NSCC, Houdini’s Superfractors & more.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Jan. 10)

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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.

What’s Buzzing Today: Transcendent Collection, Bowman’s Best and Panini Contenders breaks along with prospecting, elusive cards, player collectors and … Ronda Rousey’s future?

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You could meet Kris Bryant — BlowoutTV is giving away a Topps Transcendent Collection draft spot

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The baseball card world has changed some since Friday — and some might call it a transcendent change — and Blowout wants you to be a part of it.

The priciest box of baseball cards ever made, 2016 Topps Transcendent Collection, arrived Friday with just 65 metal briefcases packing 168 cards — 52 of those autographed — inside along with an invitation to a Jan. 18 party in Las Vegas to meet reigning National League MVP and World Series champion Kris Bryant.

One of those items found inside a group break box yet to be ripped by BlowoutTV could be yours, including the party invitation. How? Simply find the @blowoutcards Twitter account and it’s tweet about this … and retweet it. (Spoiler: Click the link above and you have found it.)

A winner will come later today with other giveaways to come in later breaks this week. Get all the latest details about the active break here.

A gallery of the first 2016 Topps Transcendent Collection case busted by BlowoutTV can be seen below along with some other hits of note so far. In some cases, we’ve also noted what cards have sold for.

Every box includes one 1/1 Bryant autograph using one of the past Topps baseball designs like the 1972 card seen here, one more 1/1 auto, one 1/1 sketch card, one oversized 1/1 cut signature box-topper, 49 autographs limited to no more than 52 copies, one set of Iconic base cards limited to just 65 copies and one set of 65 reproduction sketch cards limited to 65 copies. How much is a briefcase? Click here to see the latest price.

You can see more on this brand, including a previously released gallery of what it includes, right here.

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Today’s the day that 2016 Topps Transcendent Collection arrives — and it’s on BlowoutTV (gallery)

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Today is Friday but it’s going to be unlike any other Friday we’ve seen before in the hobby.

It will be transcendent.

The priciest box of baseball cards ever made, 2016 Topps Transcendent Collection, arrives today with just 65 metal briefcases packing 168 cards — 52 of those autographed — inside along with an invitation to a Jan. 18 party in Las Vegas to meet reigning National League MVP and World Series champion Kris Bryant.

2017-topps-transcendent-collection-baseball-bryant-1989“Going to an event like this is every sports fan’s dream,” said David Leiner, Topps’ VP & GM of the North American Sports and Entertainment Division. “You can’t get this type of experience anywhere else. Whoever gets to go to the event will meet Kris Bryant in an intimate setting and talk to one of the best young players in today’s game. It’s going to be amazing.”

Every box of Transcendent Collection includes an invite and that includes accommodations, cocktails, dinner and a special gift, according to the company.

The first boxes to be opened by BlowoutTV are coming up soon — 10:30 a.m. Eastern to be exact — at www.breakers.tv/houdini and you can witness them via a live stream at that time. (Update: A gallery of that case can be seen below along with some other hits of note so far. In some cases, we’ve also noted what cards have sold for.)

Every box of 2016 Topps Transcendent Collection will include one 1/1 Bryant autograph using one of the past Topps baseball designs like the 1989 card seen here, one more 1/1 auto, one 1/1 sketch card, one oversized 1/1 cut signature box-topper, 49 autographs limited to no more than 52 copies, one set of Iconic base cards limited to just 65 copies and one set of 65 reproduction sketch cards limited to 65 copies. How much is a briefcase? Click here to see the latest price.

You can see more on this brand, including a previously released gallery of what it includes, right here.

Follow Buzz on Twitter @BlowoutBuzz or send email to BlowoutBuzz@blowoutcards.com. 

>> Click here to buy cards on BlowoutCards.com

Clock ticks for BlowoutTV 50-case auction break of 2015 Bowman Draft

SwansonIf you’re a veteran prospector you’ve probably ripped into a few Bowman Draft cases through the years, but the latest big break from BlowoutTV is one that has to impress even the most-grizzled of hobby veterans.

It’s a 50-case break of 2015 Bowman Draft. Yep, 50 cases. That’s 600 boxes. That’s 14,400 packs. That’s a whole lot of potential.

The clock is winding down on the auction for this break with a deadline on ink tonight (click here for the basics) and there are a few players who should grab the attention of prospectors. Among notables here are Andrew BenintendiBrendan Rodgers and Dansby Swanson to name a few and there are inevitably other gems to be found with color or Superfractor potential in that much wax.

Follow Buzz on Twitter @BlowoutBuzz or send email to BlowoutBuzz@blowoutcards.com. 

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A box of 2016 Panini Infinity football cards could be yours via BlowoutTV

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There’s a new look — and a new place to keep track of all that’s going on — with BlowoutTV and a box of the new 2016 Panini Infinity football cards is part of it if you check things out.

While the breaks are regularly happening over at breakers.tv/blowoutTV, there is a new section of the Blowout Cards Forum where you can see all of the breaks that are planned in advance. You can post your claimed spots there, pay up and stay tuned for when the break will take place. That new section — BlowoutTV with Matt — can be found here and has all the info you need to know along with the latest lineups for larger breaks.

So, how does the Infinity box come into play? Head on over to Twitter and follow @Matt_BlowoutTV — that’s where you’ll find up-to-the-minute updates on breaks as they happen as well as looks at the latest pulls you won’t see here on The Buzz. Once that account gets to 500 followers, the box of the new 2016 Panini Infinity football cards (they officially arrive tomorrow) will be given away to a random follower.

Follow Buzz on Twitter @BlowoutBuzz or send email to BlowoutBuzz@blowoutcards.com. 

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Auction clock ticking down on BlowoutTV’s 50-case break of 2015 Bowman Draft baseball cards

SwansonIf you’re a veteran prospector you’ve probably ripped into a few Bowman Draft cases through the years, but the latest upcoming break from BlowoutTV is one that has to impress even the most-grizzled of hobby veterans.

It’s a 50-case break of 2015 Bowman Draft. Yep, 50 cases. That’s 600 boxes. That’s 14,400 packs. That’s a whole lot of potential.

The clock is winding down on the auction for this break (click here for the basics) but there are a few players who will grab the attention of prospectors now — and inevitably those and a few others will grab the attention of baseball fans later. (It’s Bowman Draft.)

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BlowoutTV’s 1973 Topps box break: Who gets the Mike Schmidt spot? That gets answered tonight …

SchmidtIf you hadn’t heard, BlowoutTV is breaking a box of 1973 Topps baseball cards live on Friday night.

Last night, the randomization of 660 spots to determine who got each card in the set — no matter how many show up in the box — took place. The key spot, card No. 615 aka the Rookie Card of Hall of Famer Mike Schmidt, randomly went to one of five winners who retweeted a Blowout contest.

Who got the card? Nobody yet … so keep reading.

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Are you in BlowoutTV’s 1973 Topps baseball break for free? Find out — and claim your winnings — here

1973-Topps-boxThe five winners have been selected from the Blowout Cards retweet contest that will give each of them one of 660 spots in a group-break of this 1973 Topps baseball wax box.

Did you miss out on it? (Check out the story from last week with all the details right here.)

If you were in … keep reading to see if you won.

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Pondering what’s possible in a 1973 Topps baseball group break — and you can win one of five free spots

1973-Topps-boxWhat you see here is a 1973 Topps wax box — 24 packs of 10 cards — with cards inside just as they were wrapped in wax paper more than 40 years ago.

blowoutTVlogo09They’ll all see the light of day soon as part of an upcoming BlowoutTV group break, which will give collectors a shot at high-grade copies of Hall of Famer Mike Schmidt‘s Rookie Card along with RCs of Rich “Goose” Gossage, Dwight Evans, Davey Lopes and Bob Boone. (Oh, and keep reading to see how you can get in on a free spot in the break …)

And then, of course, there are cards of Hall of Famers and notables such as Hank Aaron, Nolan Ryan, Brooks Robinson, Roberto Clemente, Al Kaline, Willie Mays, Pete Rose, Thurman Munson, Reggie Jackson, Harmon Killebrew, Joe Morgan and many more. Perfect specimens aren’t a given with the printing, cutting and packaging of the past, but a box like this one can yield plenty of high-dollar cards in PSA 9 and 10 form. (And some strong cards in lesser grades.)

But the real power in this one beyond the Hall of Famers? The potential for PSA 10 commons — cards that are often overlooked raw but can command insane amounts when PSA Registry collectors chase a set in high grade. How about $739.76 for a PSA 10 Bobby Murcer?

There’s some Power of the Pinstripes in play there, but that card is not alone.

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Gallery: 2015 Panini National Treasures football cards pulled live on BlowoutTV

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This year’s edition of National Treasures football cards arrived on Friday and Buzz took an hour to watch a small sliver of the breaks seen over on BlowoutTV toward the end of a long day of breaking.

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Gallery: 2015 Topps Definitive Collection football cards

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One of Topps‘ most high-end football card brands arrives today in the form of 2015 Topps Definitive Collection and the breaks have been trickling onto eBay already.

This high-end brand packs just eight cards into a box and had a pre-order price north of $600.

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Immaculate Collection is here — and BlowoutTV has the big pulls covered

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Today’s the day for 2015 Panini Immaculate Collection football cards to arrive and BlowoutTV has been at it since the early morning, busting a few cases already and box after box as well.

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Board Buzz: Five must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Nov. 21)

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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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BlowoutTV Buzz: One legendary pull from 2015 SuperBreak Big Boppers

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From time to time, we’ll highlight some crazy pulls from breaks done via BlowoutTV — you know, the stuff that’s truly buzz-worthy. 

Keep reading for the details of a big pull on Friday.

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