Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Oct. 7)

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: Nothing but breaks as we’re weekending here on The Buzz.

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Buzz Break: 2017 Cryptozoic DC Comics Bombshells trading cards

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 Cryptozoic DC Comics Bombshells
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com 

Packs per box:
 24 plus one Golden Goddess vinyl figure
Cards per pack: 5
Cards in this box: 120
Base set completion: 
64 of 64 (100 percent)
Duplicates: 3

 

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Sept. 19)

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, oldschool wax, The Walking Dead, best retail breaks ever and “is Trevor Siemian the next Tom Brady?” revisited.

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Gallery: 2017 Cryptozoic DC Comics Bombshells trading cards

We’re less than a month away from a new arrival from Cryptozoic — one that combines cardboard with even more.

It’s 2017 Cryptozoic DC Comics Bombshells, which celebrates DC Comics‘ stars with 1940s pinup-propaganda poster stylings and includes one Golden Goddess vinyl figure variant in every box.

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Gallery: Arrow Season 4 autographs


Among Cryptozoic‘s forthcoming releases in the non-sports realm is Arrow Season 4, which arrives later this year with a new batch of autographs.

Every box of 2017 Cryptozoic Arrow Season 4 will include an autograph and more, though the collector focus is almost always on the ink. So far, 15 autographs from cast have been teased and finally the biggest one of them all is in there so that focus is justified.

The big ink in this one? The Green Arrow himself, Stephen Amell. 

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Buzz Break: 2017 Cryptozoic Outlander Season 2 trading cards

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 Cryptozoic Outlander Season 2
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com 

Packs per box:
 24
Cards per pack: 5
Cards in this box: 117
Base set completion: 
72 of 72 (100 percent)
Duplicates: 2

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (July 14)

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: Panini Rewards bonus for Dak autopen holders, new breaks, worst trades, The Walking Dead, WWE breaks, the National & more.

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

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: Albert Pujols, busting Pro Debut, chasing Stantons, ripping USA Baseball, The Walking Dead & more.

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Buzz Break: 2017 Cryptozoic The Flash Season 2 trading cards

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 Cryptozoic The Flash Season 2
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com 

Packs per box:
 24
Cards per pack: 5
Cards in this box: 117
Base set completion: 
72 of 72 (100 percent)
Duplicates: 2

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Gallery: Cryptozoic Outlander Season 2 autographs

The story of Outlander is a complicated and different one — a World War II combat nurse finds herself back in 1743 for starters — and it’s grown from there.

Also growing will be the amount of cardboard for the series.

Its second wave of trading cards is set to arrive later this year as Cryptozoic is preparing Outlander Series 2, which will include more autographs and memorabilia for the Starz series.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (May 19)

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: Bowman Mega Boxes are apparently on the way along with a look at some big pulls in WWE and non-sports releases and some collecting questions.

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Buzz Break: 2017 Cryptozoic Gotham Season 2 trading cards

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 Cryptozoic Gotham Season 2
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com 

Packs per box:
 24
Cards per pack: 5
Cards in this box: 117
Base set completion: 
72 of 72 (100 percent)
Duplicates: 3

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Buzz Break: 2017 Cryptozoic Arrow Season 3 trading cards

arrow-season-3-boxFrom 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.

arrowThe box: 2017 Cryptozoic Arrow Season 3 trading cards
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com 

Packs per box:
 24
Cards per pack: 5
Cards in this box: 117
Base set completion: 
81 of 81 (100 percent)
Duplicates: 7

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Feb. 25)

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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: Showing off comic art, big Plates & Patches pulls, other breaks and waiting for 2017 Topps Heritage.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Jan. 20)

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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: Nothing but impressive breaks today.

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Gallery: Cryptozoic Gotham Season 2 autograph signers … so far

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The second season of Gotham on cardboard will include some of the biggest names in the city.

How do we know? Cryptozoic has unleashed the first 16 names of signers for 2017 Cryptozoic Gotham Season 2, which is due early next year.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Nov. 11)

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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: Contest prizes, Gotham boxes, Prizm cases, MLB hits and the last box on the shelf.

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Black November Wave 3 is here — and here are five deals to consider

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If you hadn’t noticed, there are a number of boxes with discounted prices now over on the mothership as BlowoutCards.com’s Black November Wave 3 hits today.

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 that caught this collector’s eye.

2009 Topps Mayo football hobby box 
TimKaineBuying older football boxes can be tough at times as players can come and go quite quickly, but, then again, so did this brand — but there aren’t many sets like it. It’s retro-styled football in the realm of Allen & Ginter with some downright unusual inclusions. Example? It’s the home of a Tim Kaine “Rookie Card” — perhaps notable to some collectors out there since we’re so close to Election Day. Mayo was only around two seasons, and it includes non-traditional autographs and Relics along with a decent mix of big football names. (The big names remain big but the rookies may not be.) For the price this one’s got potential and it’s bound to be very, very different than other NFL brands out there — no matter who you pull.

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Black November Wave 2 is here — and here are five deals to consider

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If you hadn’t noticed, there are a number of boxes with discounted prices now over on the mothership as BlowoutCards.com’s Black November Wave 2 hits today.

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 that caught this collector’s eye.

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This is the only place to find cards from the 50-card 2015 Topps Chrome Update set and buying by the case is probably the best way for a shot at key rookie parallels and autographs/Relics. Among the notables here? Kris Bryant, Carlos Correa and Francisco Lindor. Statistically there should be at least one Relic per case but the real chase are those key players and their parallels. You get five packs of standard Topps Update and only two packs of Chrome Update but it’s worth it if you buy by the case here — though there is a limit.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Oct. 25)

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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: Kyle Schwarber’s return, big breaks and more.

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Buzz Break: 2016 Cryptozoic The Flash Season 1 trading cards

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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_flash_s1_base_40_lrThe box: 2016 Cryptozoic The Flash Season 1 trading cards
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com 

Packs per box:
 24
Cards per pack: 5
Cards in this box: 114
Base set completion: 
72 of 72 (100 percent)
Duplicates: 3

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Cryptozoic to release Camren Bicondova Gotham autos in non-traditional ways after late arrival

gotham-s1-auto-camren-bicondova-02_lrCamren Bicondova‘s autographs didn’t arrive back to Cryptozoic in time for pack-out.

And we can see why.

But the Gotham star — the future Catwoman — will still be released outside of packs via a few non-traditional ways after the company’s Season 1 product officially arrived on Aug. 31 with at least one autograph in every box.

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Buzz Break: 2016 Cryptozoic Gotham Season 1 trading cards

gotham_booster_3dmockup_galleryFrom 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.

gothams1_chase1_03_lrThe box: 2016 Cryptozoic Gotham Season 1 trading cards
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com 

Packs per box:
 24
Cards per pack: 5
Cards in this box: 106
Base set completion: 
72 of 72 (100 percent)
Duplicates: 2

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Sept. 3)

PlatinumThe 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: Busting 2016 Bowman Platinum, Big Macs, Donruss soccer, Prizm NBA and some birthday non-sports action.

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Buzz Break: 2016 Cryptozoic The Walking Dead Season 4 Part 2

16crwalkingdeads4pt2NSFrom 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.

base-2-15The box: 2016 Cryptozoic The Walking Dead Season 4 Part 2
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com 

Packs per box:
 24
Cards per pack: 5
Cards in this box: 114
Base set completion: 
71 of 72 (99 percent)
Duplicates: 10

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Interest in The Hobbit lives on via upcoming DVD set and Cryptozoic autographs & sketch cards

hobbit1_auto_a17_-_martin_freeman_aWe’re a couple years removed from The Hobbit movie trilogy’s completion on the big screen, but it’s pretty clear that the story of Middle-Earth is living on.

Middle-Earth-Blu-Ray-Box-SetThe first way to know this is the revealing of the Middle-Earth Ultimate Collectors Edition, a 30-disc set coming soon for the small screen that collects The Hobbit trilogy along with The Lord of the Rings trilogy to create the supreme viewing experience at a premium price. It’s $800 for a package loaded with extras — click the image at right for a hint at what’s included.

A second way — and perhaps the most-important way for collectors — to know that The Hobbit is living on is to examine the demand for autographs and sketch cards. We’re just a few months removed from the third in a trilogy of The Hobbit sets from Cryptozoic and there’s plenty of interest.

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Scenes from the Show … The National Day 2

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All of the on-floor preparation for this year’s National Sports Collectors Convention is over inside the Atlantic City Convention center and the preview night has come and gone.

Now it’s time for the show. You’ll never know what big cards you’ll see (Kris Bryant Superfractor, anyone?), and there will be items you’d never imagine finding because, well, you probably didn’t know they existed.

Keep reading for more and to see a gallery that will grow throughout the day as the doors open shortly.

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Gallery: Cryptozoic Outlander Season 1 trading cards

outlanders1_booster_0The story of Outlander is a complicated and different one — a World War II combat nurse finds herself back in 1743 for starters — and it’s grown from there over two seasons as it enters its third soon.

Its first series of trading cards is set to arrive this fall as well as Cryptozoic is preparing a set of Outlander Series 1 trading cards, which will include autographs and memorabilia from the Starz series.

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Buzz Break: 2016 Cryptozoic The Big Bang Theory Seasons 6-7 cards

Cryptozoic Big Bang Theory 6 & 7 Trading Cards Packaging ImagesFrom 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 tbbt_s6_7_base_024_lrBlowoutBuzz@blowoutcards.com.

The box: 2016 Cryptozoic The Big Bang Theory Seasons 6-7
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com 

Packs per box:
 24
Cards per pack: 5
Cards in this box: 114
Base set completion: 
72 of 72 (100 percent)
Duplicates: 7

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Gallery From The Floor: San Diego Comic-Con exclusives & more

Recreate the noble journey of the great Jedi Master with the highly collectible Obi-Wan Kenobi Pack. Featuring authentic, movie-accurate detail, this elite 6-inch scale Obi-Wan Kenobi figure comes equipped with Jedi robe, 2 lightsabers, an electronic light-up table, and Princess Leia hologram delivering a vital message. San Diego Comic-Con is here and several companies collectors are familiar with can be found on the show floor at the biggest show of them all.

It’s an impossibility to see it all — even if you’re there — but Buzz has scoured a few manufacturers’ Twitter accounts to show off a few of their displays and scenes from the show as well as some of the items they’ll have on display and available.

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Gallery: Arrow Season 3 autographs

arrows3_amygumenick-2Among Cryptozoic‘s forthcoming releases in the non-sports realm is Arrow Season 3, which arrives later this year with a new batch of autographs from the stars of the show.

Every box will include an autograph and more, though the focus is on the ink. So far, six members of the cast have signed on with more on the way.

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Cryptozoic readies Justice League promo cards for SDCC

82bc668e-84fd-4dbb-94d2-95126c45b48fA set of nine promo cards for the recently released DC Comics Justice League trading card set from Cryptozoic will only be available at San Diego Comic-Con this week.

The cards will be available at three different booths at the show while supplies last.

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Cryptozoic brings DC Bombshells to packs, too, with debut at SDCC

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They’re coming to full-size vinyl. They’re coming to pennants. Now, they’re coming to packs.

Cryptozoic‘s line of DC Comics Lil’ Bombshells vinyl figures are coming collectors in blind-wrapped tins in miniature form in August, but they’ll first be found at San Diego Comic-con.

Inspired by 1940s pinup art with a cartoon twist, the first series of these miniature vinyls will include Wonder Woman, Harley Quinn, Catwoman and Batwoman among the 10 characters found inside.

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Buzz Break: 2016 Cryptozoic Justice League trading cards

2016-justice-leagueFrom 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.

2016-justice-league-1The box: 2016 Cryptozoic Justice League trading cards
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com 

Packs per box:
 24
Cards per pack: 5
Cards in this box: 121
Base set completion: 
63 of 63 (100 percent)
Duplicates: 9

 

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Gallery: Gotham Season 1 trading cards (updated)

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Gotham is essentially a series offering us many chapters in the back stories of key players in the Batman universe and the back story begins soon on cardboard with Cryptozoic‘s Gotham Season 1 set coming later this year.

Autographs will fall one per box and the company has begun teasing signers for the release.

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