Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 1978 Donruss Elvis wax pack (Hour 11)

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 11.

12in12-logo-smallerThe pack: 1978 Donruss Elvis wax pack
The cost now: 
$1.50
The cost then: 15 cents

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2008 Press Pass Elvis By The Numbers retail gravity box (Hour 1)

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 1.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2008 Press Pass Elvis By The Numbers (gravity box)
The cost now: Click here (on sale!) 

The cost then: $96

What’s inside this box? Keep reading …

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Mary Tyler Moore’s only certified autos come in perhaps unexpected place — a Press Pass Elvis set

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One of television’s female icons has died.

Mary Tyler Moore was 80 years old and died Wednesday after a recent health scare that had her hospitalized for the last week.

“A groundbreaking actress, producer, and passionate advocate for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Mary will be remembered as a fearless visionary who turned the world on with her smile,” said Mara Buxbaum, Moore’s representative, to The Huffington Post.

Her iconic roles on The Dick Van Dyke Show and The Mary Tyler Moore Show helped change how women were seen on television — but you won’t find a number of certified autographs to help collectors remember her place in entertainment history.

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First Buzz: 2016 TRISTAR Quest Top Shelf

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What: 2016 TRISTAR Quest Top Shelf
Arrives:
 Oct. 26
Box basics: Four envelopes per box — each with an autographed item or memorabilia redemption inside (one box per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: TRISTAR’s Quest takes things up a notch with a breaker product that is the company’s most high-end line to date.

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Gallery: Pop culture icons plentiful in this week’s Profiles in History sale

Lot 1291: Michael J. Fox "Marty McFly" hero Mattel Hoverboard from Back to the Future Part II. Estimate: $40,000 - $60,000

Marty McFly‘s Hoverboard. The Beatles‘ controversial butcher album cover. Superman‘s cape. Bettie Page‘s pumps. Steve McQueen‘s racing jacket. Wolverine‘s claws. The Death Star.

The latest Profiles in History Hollywood Auction begins on Wednesday with more than 1,700 lots of everything you’d expect to see — and plenty more.

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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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