First Buzz: 2017 Leaf Pop Century Signed Photograph Update Edition


What:
 2017 Leaf Pop Century Signed Photograph Update Edition
Arrives: Late September
Box basics: One autographed 8-by-10 photo per box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Leaf’s latest autograph product for pop culture arrives with certified autographed photos from the biggest names in Hollywood as well as big names from elsewhere.

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James Comey vs. Donald Trump saga gets its own Garbage Pail Kids set — A Comedy of Comey

We’ve had Trumpocracy and the Disg-race to The White House, but now ToppsGarbage Pail Kids are feasting on the ongoing he-said-he-said saga between James Comey and Donald Trump.

The 2017 Topps GPK A Comedy of Comey sticker set launched today via Topps.com and can only initially be found there for the next six days adding even more mockery to the political tumult in Washington, D.C.

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James Comey’s card appearances pale in comparison to today’s — but political collectors have options

James Comey‘s testimony before the Senate judiciary committee today will be watched by millions live and sound bites from what will be a historic day in Washington, D.C., will be heard for years to come no matter what happens.

A year ago, not many people would know the name of the now-former FBI director but with all that’s happened since then there are plenty of hot takes no matter what one’s political leaning might be. And in that time, his cardboard appearances have slowly added up via two products, Topps‘ ongoing Garbage Pail Kids/Wacky Packages lines focusing on “Trumpocracy” and the “Disgrace to the White House” and the politically focused Decision 2016 trading card release that has an updated Series 2 set arriving on Friday. 

Unlike the Donald Trumps and Hillary Clintons of the world, though, Comey’s cardboard isn’t all that plentiful … keep reading.

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Topps’ Garbage Pail Kids & Wacky Packages take on Rock Hall of Lame

The newest members of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame have some even newer honors besides those that will see them commemorated in the museum.

Some of them are now forever honored by Topps‘ new Garbage Pail Kids and Wacky Packages set — a 2017 Hall of Lame set.

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First Buzz: 2017 Leaf Memorabilia Treasury

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What: 2017 Leaf Memorabilia Treasury
Arrives: April 2017
Box basics: Five memorabilia pieces per box.

What’s buzz-worthy: Leaf Trading Cards follows up its Treasury release of last year with the same type of surprises inside — autographed and notable items from the sports world and beyond.

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Garbage Pail Kids keep going with Trumpocracy (ongoing gallery)

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The Disgrace to The White House is over, so now it’s time for the Trumpocracy.

It’s the latest Garbage Pail Kids set to emerge from Topps as an online-only release and it arrived on Tuesday with a number of moments that have dominated the airwaves since just Friday.

Update: The ongoing gallery has been updated to add each day’s cards and will be updated as new ones arrive. Keep reading to get all of the details on the set and see the newest cards.

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Inauguration Day events yield 19 new Garbage Pail Kids stickers & five-card Topps Now set

artgpk-16c2s-17gpap-pido-setInauguration Day has come and gone but there are a number of new trading cards from Topps that reflect the new presidency of Donald Trump. 

One is a 19-sticker Garbage Pail Kids 2017 Presidential Inaug-hurl Ceremony set and the other is a five-card Topps Now 2017 Presidential Inauguration set with traditional photography from Friday.

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First Buzz: Decision 2016 Series 2 Updated trading cards

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What: Decision 2016 Series 2 Updated trading cards
Arrives: Feb. 28
logoBox basics: TBD on box details (16 boxes per case via two inners).
Checklist: Click here for a breakdown

What’s buzz-worthy: The newest president gets a new wave of cardboard with an update to the second series of Decision 2016. There will be no more than 55 cases made.

Keep reading for more and a gallery of images from the product.

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Meryl Streep’s Golden Globes speech gets a Garbage Pail Kid

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The Golden Globes meet the Garbage Pail Kids — and that means Meryl Streep‘s speech gets visualized.

That means Donald Trump gets an up-close look at her trophy.

That scene is one of five sticker pairs available in the 2017 Topps Garbage Pail Kids Golden Groans set available for just one week from the company and only initially available on Topps.com.

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First Buzz: 2017 Leaf Pop Century Signed Photograph Edition

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What:
 2017 Leaf Pop Century Signed Photograph Edition
Arrives: Late March
Box basics: One autographed 8-by-10 photo per box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Leaf’s latest autograph product for pop culture arrives with certified autographed photos from the biggest names in Hollywood as well as big names from elsewhere.

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Decision 2016 Series 2 sketch cards stuffing bid boxes on eBay

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There wasn’t just one surprise on Election Day — and this other surprise has continued to pile up votes of another type — you know … bids — on eBay.

They are Decision 2016 Series 2 sketch cards and these card-sized drawings of politicians and others beyond Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have given the cut autographs in the product a run for their money.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Nov. 8)

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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: Decision 2016 trading cards, a strong NBA break, Black November sales, 2016 Topps Transcendent Collection and 40 days of giving on the Blowout board.

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Decision 2016 Series 2 cards are here … what’s on the checklist?

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The second series of Decision 2016 trading cards is here with a new wave of recent highlights, new inclusions, new cardboard takes on the Clinton and Trump campaigns and there are new autographs, too.

The format is also new with a boxed pack containing 30 cards instead of everything being placed  into individual wax packs.

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Donald Trump’s taped comments, sniffles & more from debate get Garbage Pail Kids’ attention

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The Garbage Pail Kids went there.

Another batch of Disgrace to the White House stickers are available now via Topps.com for less than 24 hours and several of them in this batch key on the controversy of the week in this year’s run to Election Day for Donald Trump.

One takes on the sniffles, one takes on his alleged ways with women and one shows him in a locker room — and that’s not all for this round.

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Topps’ Garbage Pail Kids take on Alicia Machado & Donald Trump

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The Garbage Pail Kids are back at it once again.

Another batch of Disgrace to the White House stickers are available now via Topps.com for less than 24 hours and one keys on the controversy of the week in this year’s run to Election Day.

It’s a “Dumpy Donald” card that features a Miss Universe (a nod to Alicia Machado) putting Donald Trump through a workout.

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Topps adds to political card realm with Topps Now set after debate

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There’s now more political cardboard to be had.

Topps has entered the election realm with a set of Topps Now cards that launched today after the first Presidential debate Monday night.

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First Buzz: Decision 2016 Series 2

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What: Decision 2016 Series 2 trading cards
Arrives: Oct. 21
logoBox basics: Two hits in every 30-card box (16 boxes per case via four inners).

What’s buzz-worthy: The drama of the presidential race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump returns to cardboard once again as a hobby-only release that includes a one-pack box and an autograph in every four-box inner case. The kicker? No more than 150 overall cases will be made.

Keep reading for more and a gallery of images from the product.

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To the victors go the spoils … Decision 2016 National exclusives now available via BlowoutCards.com

Decision-2016-flagsElection Day is still a ways away but there will be spoils for those who are victorious buyers of Decision 2016 trading cards from BlowoutCards.com.

How? A limited number of remaining promo cards that had only been available with purchase at the National Sports Collectors Convention are now up for grabs.

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Collecting Mike Pence won’t be difficult for Decision 2016 fans

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We’ve had plenty about Decision 2016 trading cards here on The Buzz, but if you’re a politically inclined collector chasing the cards of this year’s final four candidates — the Presidential and VP players — then you might be happy with Donald Trump‘s VP pick.

Collecting Mike Pence will be much easier than Trump or Hillary Clinton — and maybe easier than her forthcoming VP pick, too.

How?

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Tim Tebow + Donald Trump + helmet auction = IRS controversy?

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A Tim Tebow autographed Denver Broncos helmet sold at auction four years ago could have Donald Trump in trouble with the IRS, according to a report from The Washington Post.

The $12,000 auction purchase benefitted the Susan G. Komen foundation and Trump posed with the helmet at a fund-raising event after the win. 

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Decision 2016 political trading card odds & short-prints revealed

If you tore into boxes of Decision 2016 trading cards, you may have a reason or two to look back at those cards for some rarer variations that may carry more value than you thought.

Why? The makers of the landmark political product have revealed the short-prints in the product and relative scarcity of the parallels for many of the cards. In addition, per-box odds for retail and hobby have now been disclosed, giving collectors a better idea of what’s rarer in the product or what they should expect in a box or case of Decision 2016 trading cards via either hobby or retail.

Interestingly, for example, the most-plentiful cut auto in the product is that of Donald Trump, while cuts with a red-foil frame are much rarer parallels for any subject, whether short-printed or not. (That means this Trump buyer probably got a bit of a deal.)

Also interesting? The shredded currency cards, which are now confirmed to be found one per case, have two versions with one much rarer than the other. Meanwhile, many of the inserts have rarer parallels — with their relative scarcity now confirmed. One example? The Trump Under Fire cards with red foil like this one are the rarest finds.

Keep reading for a full breakdown of the odds and new short-print info.

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Gallery: Funko Pop! toys coming to a store near you in coming months

2016-funko-pop!-coming-soon-6Beginning this month, Funko has several waves of new Pop! vinyl figures coming for some big franchises in film and TV from the past and the present.

The new Ghostbusters, Aliens, Flash Gordon, Mean Girls, Willy Wonka, DragonBallZ, Through the Looking Glass and Harry Potter are just some of the properties with figures coming between now and August.

Oh, and it’s also got the likes of UFC stars Ronda Rousey and Connor McGregor on the way along with the fighters in the political world — Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders — scheduled to become toys, too.

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First Buzz: 2016 Leaf Pop Century Signed Photograph Edition

Leaf-pop-century-photosWhat: 2016 Leaf Pop Century Signed Photograph Edition
Arrives: Late June
Box basics: One autographed 8-by-10 photo per box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Leaf’s latest buyback product for pop culture arrives with certified autographed photos from the biggest names in Hollywood as well as big names from elsewhere.

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Decision 2016 trading cards have look of landmark release

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Politicians have appeared on cardboard since the earliest years of trading cards — you know, in packs of cigarettes back in the 1800s — and they’ve appeared in countless non-sports, war and even sports sets of the last 30-plus years as collecting emerged upon the national psyche and flourished as part of the pop culture landscape.

GinterN51But the new Decision 2016 trading cards arriving this week include something that we haven’t yet seen in a political release — the chance at autographs and more advanced “hit” cards along with a healthy amount of traditional cardboard.

In the midst of one of the most-tumultous political seasons in years, this is a product that offers a promising start for a perhaps-expanding trading card genre of its own — and the potential for something more.

It already appears to be a landmark release, but don’t just take Buzz’s word for it.

ABC-Rick-Klein“The idea of a set that captures that drama of an election – that is compelling,” said Rick Klein, who is ABC News’ Political Director and also a long-time baseball card collector. “I feel like it’s something that could start as a novelty project but catch on. You’d be surprised by how many political junkies are also collectors. People love pins, hats, signs. I’ve seen autograph-seekers at obscure conferences for senators most people could never name.”

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Politicians’ official websites hock memorabilia for their biggest fans

cruz.poster-55-2This year’s presidential race is one that’s gotten plenty of attention for arguably all the wrong reasons, but no matter which way you lean there’s plenty of potential memorabilia if that’s your type of thing. (Buzz isn’t all that interested but knows some of you inevitably will be, so here we are.)

How?

On the candidates’ official websites. That’s where you’ll find coloring books, ugly sweaters, barbecue gear, caps, shirts, and, of course, plenty of signs and buttons. You’ll find koozies, calendars, all kinds of stuff … and even water bottles. (Some sell anti-competitor items, too, but it might not be who you think taking that approach.) The costs are sometimes low — but often not — and, interestingly, only one of the five candidates, Ted Cruz, sells actual autographed items. (The poster above? That’s $55, though there’s no note of its size.)

Keep reading for a look at some of the odd, creative and readily available items found on official stores for Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz and John Kasich.

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Decision 2016 trading cards coming soon — but checklist is here now

01LG Inscrip_FRWe’re still a couple weeks away from the arrival of Decision 2016 trading cards — a set for the fans of politics — but there’s one thing that’s arrived to offer some clarity during this tumultuous season.

The final checklist.

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Topps teases more political Garbage Pail Kids to come this Tuesday

CdXY92gUYAARANS.jpg-largeTopps is promising more political Garbage Pail Kids to come this year — and it has the preliminary sketches to approve it.

Entertainment brand manager Mark Von Ohlen shared these sketches online Saturday before their arrival to come on Tuesday.

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Decision 2016 cards taking shape with more details from creator

09SF HollyAuto_BKThe creator of Decision 2016 trading cards offered more details about the forthcoming product this week with a number of formats that the political product can be explored.

Why? Because it’s been a tumultuous political season so far.

“There is unprecedented interest in this year’s presidential election,” said Brian Wallos, who created the set. “With Donald Trump joining the race and other non-traditional candidates campaigning, we felt that creating a high-quality collection of presidential trading cards was a natural. Not only can people learn from these cards and even make more informed decisions about whom they might support, but they will now have an opportunity to memorialize this historic election campaign.”

So, what’s new?

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New Garbage Pail Kids Campaign Poster Series make even bigger mockery of Trump, Clinton & others

GPK-5The Garbage Pail Kids mocking presidential candidates seems to have caught on this year, and Topps has one more offering for collectors who are getting in on the action.

Now, they’ve gone big.

Previous releases for the two Primary Series GPKs have been card-sized stickers, but four new releases revealed on Friday give fans a jumbo look at the in-pack stickers and a new design heading toward Presidents Day.

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First Buzz: Decision 2016 trading cards

Leaf-Decision-2016-8What: Decision 2016 trading cards
Arrives: March
logoBox basics: No per-box details released — but six cards per pack, 24 packs per box, 12 boxes per case.

What’s buzz-worthy: The drama of the presidential race gets its first full cardboard documentation here with Decision 2016, which is being distributed by Leaf Trading Cards.

Keep reading for more and a gallery of images from the product.

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New Hampshire Primary spawns new batch of Garbage Pail Kids

Screen Shot 2016-02-09 at 11.32.54 AMOn the heels of a re-release of the politicians cards in this year’s Garbage Pail Kids set for the Iowa Primary, Topps has created a set of new GPK cards only available for a limited time coinciding with the New Hampshire Primary.

Why? People love their politicians — or ripping on them.

A new batch of nine pairs of card-size stickers, as well as a full set, are initially available for 24 hours only via Topps.com.  Who’s in it? Keep reading …

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Buzz Poll: Will you miss presidential candidates cards from 2016 Topps?

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Topps announced on Wednesday that it removed a set of presidential candidates cards from its 2016 Topps Series 1 baseball card set that is to arrive in seven days.

What are your thoughts about not finding Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump and the other hopefuls in packs of cards?

Follow Buzz on Twitter @BlowoutBuzz or send email to BlowoutBuzz@blowoutcards.com

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Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton among politicians getting Garbage Pail Kids treatment from Topps

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Five presidential candidates will take a few more jabs on Wednesday when Topps‘ newest group of Garbage Pail Kids officially arrives with a 10-card subset specifically focusing on those seeking the highest office in the land.

GPKThe 2016 Topps Garbage Kids: American As Apple Pie In Your Face set includes spoofs of Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Jeb Bush and Ben Carson. Each of them has a pair of names adorning artwork meant to evoke a laugh or two at their expense as part of an overall product that parodies American pastimes, icons and moments as only the Garbage Pail Kids can.

Its artwork on the wrappers? You can see it at right — it’s all keeping with an All-American theme. (You can click here to view a PDF of the checklist.)

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Love ’em or hate ’em, even Donald Trump’s autograph is making money

DonaldTrump2012LeafPopCenturyNo matter where you stand on politics and his opinions, there’s no doubting that Donald J. Trump is a money-maker.

Even in the collecting world, he’s a money-maker.

Trump appears on roughly 20 different certified autographs produced by Leaf Trading Cards back in 2011 and 2012 and they’re selling well as his campaign for president continues to generate headlines.

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