Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (July 17)

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, busted cases and preparations for this year’s National.

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Adele, Beyonce, MetalliGaga & more win Garbage Pail Kids Shammys

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The Grammys had their fair share of memorable moments — and now we get the Garbage Pail Kids cards to reflect those malfunctioning mics, Beyonce‘s motherdom and all of Adele‘s blues.

Blue language that is.

A total of 19 stickers are available now as part of the 2017 GPK Shammys set, which can be had now only initially via Topps.com.

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Old sets can include a few surprises … like Pro Set’s UK MusiCards

1991-Pro-Set-SuperStars-MusiCards-UK-boxIt sounded like a fun, cheap rip of some oldschool wax — a late-night buy just because it was a good deal — but it turned into another lesson about old cardboard.

This time, the product was a long-forgotten (and maybe unknown to some) release from Pro Set back in 1991 — the company’s UK edition of SuperStars MusiCards.

prince-purpleTo those of you who were around for Pro Set, you probably fondly remember the football card chases created by the Dallas, Texas-based company in 1989 and 1990 and the overproduction that was happening but we never saw because everybody (and their mother) was buying. By 1991, many of its products — and there were many in the non-football realm — arrived with a thud. Not because they were bad but because they were trying new things and new things didn’t always work. (And because the presses kept on rolling.) By 1993, the company was back down to football and by 1994 the company was gone completely.

And if you weren’t around then? Well, you missed out on some of the best simple cardboard of all times … and one example of that is this 1991 SuperStars MusiCards UK Editon.

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Movie prints with a twist, concert posters fuel Garageland lineup

R2D2-CambellsIf you’re a movie or music fan, there’s plenty to collect — but you may not have seen items like the ones found in Garageland.

Han-WarholTake for instance the Star Warhol Series — a lineup of prints that mesh the iconic worlds of Star Wars and Andy Warhol. The Campbell’s Soup can is R2-D2 above, for example, while the pop artist’s famed style is also seen in other pieces from the Los Angeles-based company founded by a street artist known as Xray back in 2010.

Movies aren’t the only pieces to be found as there are also concert posters to be had, too.

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