Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (June 6)

2014 five star_emmitt-smith-autoThe 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: Big case finds, even bigger blasters, NSCC preparation and the newest UFC matchup.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (June 5)

box3_zpsz4llkqryThe 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: Big breaks from the NBA, NFL and Star Wars ranks plus Brock Lesnar’s UFC return.

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WWE & Texas Lottery join forces to create WrestleMania 32 collectible

WWE-Texas-Lottery2Do you scratch them or do you save them?

World Wrestling Entertainment‘s premiere event is set for April 3 in Dallas and as part of the promotion for WrestleMania 32 the company has joined forces with the Texas Lottery to create a set of five $2 scratch-off tickets.

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UFC helps serious memorabilia collectors get into the Octagon

miesha-tate-UFC-fightwornToppsUFC trading cards have helped usher MMA more into collectors’ minds as those who focused on the traditional sports saw the dollar signs attached to the autographs and Relics of notable names inside the Octagon.

But a visit to the UFC Store might do that even better as UFC sells fight-used memorabilia directly to the public on a first-come, first-served format.

The fight-used gloves above, for example? They were worn by Miesha Tate during the UFC on FOX Dillashaw vs. Barao 2 card where she downed Jessica Eye via unanimous decision. They’ll cost you $2,999.99 to add them to your stash.

Gloves, shorts, fight-sponsor banners, walkout shirts, walkout caps and other gear are all available.

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WWE succumbs to one ugly trend — and we’re pretty sure Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman would approve

UglySweater-BrockLesnar-PaulHeyman-SuplexCity-wweWorld Wrestling Entertainment has been known for some controversial moments in television history that included intense matches, risqué segments, countless “Stone Cold” Steve Austin middle fingers, exploding limos, Katie Vick and plenty more.

But this? This is just ugly.

WWE launched a line of ugly sweater-inspired sweatshirts on Friday, giving those gatherings a new twist on the trend of hideous holiday attire — a twist with some muscle and some attitude.

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Checklist for 2015 Topps WWE Undisputed is a heavyweight

2015ToppsUndisputedWWETopps released the final checklist for the first high-end WWE card set ever on Monday morning and 2015 Topps WWE Undisputed is a heavyweight with a lineup of Fistographs, cut autographs, auto booklets and a mix of past and present WWE greats.

Among the signers? Brock Lesnar, “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair, Shawn Michaels, Bret “Hit Man” Hart, Bruno Sammartino, Bray Wyatt, The Iron Sheik, Edge, John Cena, Lita, Trish Stratus, “The Million-Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase, Paul Heyman, Kevin Owens, Finn Balor, Becky Lynch and Sasha Banks.

Oh, and also signing for the autograph-in-every-pack line? Pete Rose and Lawrence Taylor, who have appeared at past WrestleManias.

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Topps adds WWE Superstars & Divas into wall art portfolio

WWEWallArtPaigeGoldThe WWE is getting super-sized when it comes to trading cards.

Topps is taking the Superstars, Legends and Divas found in 2015 Topps WWE and giving them the jumbo wall art treatment with pieces only available on Topps.com and four sets of 5-by-7 trading cards released by the company on Friday.

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