Black November Wave 5 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 5 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. (And this wave was so big that there could easily be five more … check it out.)

2016 Panini Absolute Football retail Premium Box
At this sale price, this one is definitely worth checking out since last year’s rookie crop is stacked and this one includes two exclusive hits — one blue auto and one blue memorabilia card — in every box. This one is a simple retail take on a memorabilia-focused favorite of mine and there could be even more retail-only colors found in boxes, too. If those are big names such as Dak Prescott or Ezekiel Elliott — or any of the other newcomers that are making a mark — you’re way ahead with this price. Either way, it’s a fun rip — and you can grab it by the case, too. 

Keep reading for a few more picks among this newest wave.

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Topps teases rookies to come in 2018 Topps Series 1 baseball packs

We don’t yet have 2017 Topps Update yet, but we know a few rookies who won’t make the cut because Topps has begun teasing its inclusions in next year’s set.

Eight rookies — and one promotional nugget of news — were released by the company on Monday.

Among the rookies will be New York Yankees outfielder Clint Frazier, who has 27 hits in his first 28 games along with 17 RBI since his debut. Who else will we expect to find in 2018 Topps Series 1?

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Buzz Break: 2017 Bowman Platinum baseball cards (collector’s box)


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

The box: 2017 Bowman Platinum baseball cards (collector’s box)
Where to buy:
Initially only available via Walmart.

Packs per box: 20
Cards per pack: 5
Cards in this box: 100
Base set completion: 
44 of 100 (44 percent)
Duplicates: 2

Notables on base cards – Kris Bryant, Bryce Harper, David Ortiz, Josh Donaldson, Jose Altuve, Kenta Maeda, Gary Sanchez, Yu Darvish, Ichiro Suzuki, Kyle Schwarber, Buster Posey, Miguel Cabrera, Mike Trout

Rookie Cards (16) – Jake Thompson, Andrew Benintendi, Jharel Cotton, Amir Garrett, Tyler Glasnow, David Dahl, Antonio Senzatela, Raimel Tapia, Joe Musgrove, Yulieski Gurriel (2), Jose DeLeon, Alex Bregman, Manny Margot, Orlando Arcia, Jeff Hoffman

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Clint Frazier’s powerful debut for Yankees provides spark for his ink

It’s almost like Aaron Judge all over again.

The New York Yankees’ newest rookie outfielder, Clint Frazier, made his big-league debut on Saturday night in big fashion with a home run and a double as part of a 2-for-4 day in Houston.

And just like Judge, who homered in his first game but had the night off save for a pinch-hitting appearance late in the Yanks’ 7-6 loss last night, it’s back in 2013 where you’ll find the start of his certified autograph résumé.

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2013 Elite Extra Edition hanger box (Hour 6)

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 6.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2013 Elite Extra Edition baseball hanger box
The cost: Click here

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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Gallery: Panini Spring Training Road Trip signers & behind-scenes views

Panini America’s second leg of its annual autograph, photo and memorabilia collection adventure known as the Panini Spring Training Road Trip winds down today and tomorrow in Arizona.

It’s one of the biggest ways that the company collects autographs in one big swoop for the younger stars of the diamond every year.

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Buzz-worthy Bargain Break: 2013 Onyx Authenticated Platinum Prospects Series 1-2

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From time to time, we’ll spotlight a box or case that seems like a buzz-worthy bargain right here from BlowoutCards.com

What: 2013 Onyx Authenticated Platinum Prospects Series 1 & Series 2
Available as: six-box case (Series 1) or box (Series 1) and six-box case (Series 2) or box (Series 2)
Original Price:
 $444.99 and $414.99 (cases)
Manufacturer: Onyx Authenticated
Box Basics: Six autographs per box (one auto per pack)

Notable players included: Steven Moya, Rougned Odor, Gary Sanchez, Miguel Sano, Christian Yelich, Matt Shoemaker, Byron Buxton, Clint Frazier, Dilson Herrera, Gregory Polanco, Hunter Harvey, Jorge Alfaro, Socrates Brito, Lewis Brinson

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (July 31)

IMG_4008The 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: The Andrew Miller deal, a big Noir break, more big breaks, The National and a big Bryce Harper stash.

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Futures Game standouts’ gamers hit market via MLB Auctions, including items from MVP Yoan Moncada

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The SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game has come and gone, but a number of memorabilia pieces used by top stars in the showcase game are now on the auction block via MLB Auctions.

Among them are items used by game MVP Yoan Moncada, Alex Bregman, Dansby Swanson, Clint Frazier, Andrew Benintendi and Carson Fulmer to name a few.

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Buzz-worthy Bargain Break: 2013 Onyx Authenticated Platinum Prospects Series 1-2

BuxtonFrom time to time, we’ll spotlight a box or case that seems like a buzz-worthy bargain right here from BlowoutCards.com

What: 2013 Onyx Authenticated Platinum Prospects Series 1 & Series 2
Available as: six-box case (Series 1) or box (Series 1) and six-box case (Series 2) or box (Series 2)
Original Price:
 $444.99 and $414.99 (cases)
Manufacturer: Onyx Authenticated
Box Basics: Six autographs per box (one auto per pack)

Notable players included: Steven Moya, Rougned Odor, Gary Sanchez, Miguel Sano, Christian Yelich, Matt Shoemaker, Byron Buxton, Clint Frazier, Dilson Herrera, Gregory Polanco, Hunter Harvey, Jorge Alfaro, Socrates Brito, Lewis Brinson

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Buzz List: Nine autographs to find in 2013 & 2014 Elite Extra Edition boxes

Elite-Extra-Edition-logoCountless collectors call themselves prospectors, and that particular focus is one that can lead to a lot of pack-ripping or a lot of secondary market purchases with future flips in mind.

One brand that’s got many of those coveted newcomer names year after year is Elite Extra Edition, which is Panini America‘s foilboard-focused prospecting brand that typically packs one of the deepest checklists and, with Hot Boxes, some of the highest autograph totals in the hobby.

While the dust isn’t yet settling on the recently released newest edition of the brand, Buzz decided to take a look back at nine names who you should know from the previous two editions (2013 and 2014) and see how they did last season. Why? There are inevitably some bargains to be had if you consider this brand and these guys (along with countless other players that may not yet be on the radars of too many prospectors) given box prices these days. After all, old wax can still be good wax if the price is right.

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