New Buzz: Products arriving this week (Dec. 6-12)

SwansonAfter a lull in new arrivals around Black Friday, there are a whopping 13 new products set to arrive this coming week with some heavy hitters in baseball, the college ranks and even non-sports territory on the calendar.

The biggest just might be 2015 Bowman Draft, which will arrive redemption-free on Wednesday with a selection of the newest MLB draft picks in their official MLB uniforms. Autographs for 31 of the 35 first-round picks will be found in this one. For prospectors, this is perhaps the biggest day of the year … every year.

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First Buzz: 2015-16 O-Pee-Chee Platinum hockey cards

2015-16 OPC PlatinumWhiteWhat: 2015-16 O-Pee-Chee Platinum hockey cards
Arrives: March 2016
Box basics: One autograph in every 20-pack box — 16 boxes per case

2015-16 OPC Platinum LogoWhat’s buzz-worthy: The highly colorful and highly paralleled O-Pee-Chee Platinum returns with a secret weapon that’s far from a secret — Edmonton Oilers rookie Connor McDavid.

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.

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First Buzz: 2015-16 Fleer Showcase hockey cards


What: 2015-16 Fleer Showcase hockey cards
logoArrives: March 2, 2016
Hobby box basics: One autographed patch card (limited to 499 or less) and two other hits in every 12-pack box — 5 cards per pack, 16 boxes per case (two eight-box mini cases per case).

What’s buzz-worthy: Fleer Showcase showcases a few famous brands from the past all under one roof with looks at Showcase, Skybox Premium, Metal Universe and Ultra all in one spot. It’s an offering the company says is “one of the most-comprehensive checklists for rookies of the entire year.”

See a gallery and more … below.

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Connor McDavid’s Young Guns Rookie Card is among hottest and most-graded at Toronto Expo


How hot is the Young Guns RC of Connor McDavid even after his recent injury that will leave him sidelined for a chunk of this season?

Well, if the $200 price tags didn’t tell you enough, then this should.

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eBay Buzz: Sometimes buying in bulk is the way to go, right?

One-Million-Baseball-CardsImagine seeing one million baseball cards all in one location. Now, imagine those can be yours in one fell swoop.

They can.

It can be reality in one active eBay auction and there’s an added bonus. What is it? They’ll throw in 100,000 free cards for your team if you choose to take this Cardboard Challenge.

Why’s it a challenge? Well, consider that the haul — and your bonus, don’t forget your bonus — amount to roughly 220 5,000-count boxes. Do you have the space? (It might also be a challenge if it’s heavy on 1989 Score stripped of the stars … but disregard this thought.)

Now, the real question is, do you have the cash? Don’t worry about shipping — it’s free!
(You get to pick it all up and haul it off, so set your GPS for Manville, N.Y.)

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More eBay Buzz posts …

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Bryce Harper’s Topps Bunt virtual autograph went for what?

High-grade 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle draws attention

These Kobe Bryant autos are how much?

You won’t believe the price on this perfect Bobby Orr Rookie Card


Board Buzz: Five must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Nov. 4)


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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eBay Buzz: Have you seen Connor McDavid Upper Deck Young Guns Rookie Card sale prices so far?

ConnorMcDavidYoungGunsHockey fans know that the Young Guns debut of No. 1 draft pick Connor McDavid is a big deal with the arrival of 2015-16 Upper Deck Series 1 this week.

But for those of you who might not realize how big of a deal he is, we present these eBay sales prices for copies of card No. 201 in the set.

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First Buzz: 2015-16 Upper Deck Star Rookies hockey cards

 2015-16 Upper Deck Star Rookies hockey cards
Arrives: February
Hobby box basics: 25-card boxed set — 20 sets per case 

What’s buzz-worthy: The NHL’s No. 1 overall draft pick Connor McDavid will drive sales here along with 24 other newcomers from the latest NHL rookie crop all found inside. The main draw? One autographed parallel card per case.

See images of the autographs below.

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New Buzz: Products arriving this week (Nov. 1-7)

There are 10 new products on tap for this coming week with the newest Upper Deck Young Guns on the ice, the first college-focused baseball release from Panini America and a new gridiron rainbow from Panini Prizm going up against Topps’ latest version of Finest.

Phenom Connor McDavid paces the pack of Young Guns and he’ll be the first rookie on the checklist of 50 NHL newcomers found in the product. Joining him will be Artemi Panarin, Dylan Larkin and Max Domi to name a few, while No. 2 pick Jack Eichel will appear in Series 2 but be found in Series 1 boxes on a UD Canvas card.

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Board Buzz: Five must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Oct. 28)

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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Buzz Debut: Upper Deck reveals Connor McDavid’s Young Guns RC

ConnorMcDavidYoungGunsAfter a recent interactive vote from collectors that helped decide its image, Upper Deck revealed the Young Guns Rookie Card for No. 1 draft pick Connor McDavid on Thursday.

Here’s how the card will look when it arrives in packs of 2015-16 Upper Deck Series 1 when it arrives in stores on Nov. 5.

>> Click here to pre-order Upper Deck hockey cards

Connor McDavid and Sidney Crosby redemptions heat up Tim Hortons hockey card packs in Canada

CrosbyHortonsIf you’re in Canada, you know all about Tim Hortons’ coffee and donuts, but there’s one bit of information these days that might make a visit to the shop even more appealing.

There are packs of Upper Deck hockey cards that include redemptions for Sidney Crosby autographs and one of the earliest cards of No. 1 draft pick Connor McDavid — and they can only be bought at the chain’s stores. Because of that, demand for these rarer redemptions has been high.

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