Yu-Gi-Oh! ‘Lost Art’ promo cards begin arriving in February

Six original Yu-Gi-Oh! cards will be resurfacing with new artwork at participating Konami Official Tournament Stores beginning next month, according to to the company.

The Lost Art promo cards should be known to veteran players

“These cards hark back to the original Yu-Gi-Oh! animated series and its pervading Egyptian theme, all used by Yugi in his quest to regain the lost memories of the Pharaoh and save the world from evil,” said a statement from the company. “Monster Reborn and all five pieces of the unstoppable Exodia have been available in Asia for nearly two decades with special card art that was never released outside of that continent. But thanks to The Lost Art Promotion at Official Tournament Stores, those cards will soon become available worldwide.”

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First Buzz: 2017-18 Topps UEFA Champions League Match Attax

16-17-Topps-UEFA-Champions-League-Match-Attax-logoWhat: 2017-18 Topps UEFA Champions League Match Attax soccer gaming cards
Arrives: October
Box basics: Six cards per pack and 50 packs per display box (16 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Topps unleashes another edition of its international trading card game to the world of Champions League soccer with a three-pronged attack on how to play the pitch — starter boxes, display boxes and tins.

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2017 Honus Bonus Fantasy Baseball box (Hour 2)

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 2.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2017 Honus Bonus Fantasy Baseball
The cost: Click here

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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First Buzz: Yu-Gi-Oh! Legendary Duelists


What:
Yu-Gi-Oh! Legendary Duelists
Arrives: Sept. 8
Box basics: Five cards per pack, two packs per blister (240 packs per case); display boxes will have 36 packs (12 boxes per case)

KonamiLogoWhat’s buzz-worthy: According to Konami, “to reign victorious in the Duelist Kingdom tournament, Yugi had to face off against powerhouse Duelists like Mai Valentine, Mako Tsunami and even his own friend and protégé Joey Wheeler. Now they’re all back with brand-new cards in Legendary Duelists, a booster set that powers up famous strategies from the classic series and beyond.”

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First Buzz: Yu-Gi-Oh! Maximum Crisis Special Edition

yu-gi-oh-maximum-crisis-special-editionWhat: Yu-Gi-Oh! Maximum Crisis Special Edition
Arrives: June 9
Box basics: Three Maximum Crisis booster packs, one of two variant foil cards and one of two preview cards for the summer booster set.

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MLBPA approves licensing deal for Honus Bonus Fantasy Baseball game

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The MLBPA has approved a licensing deal for a new fantasy baseball game to arrive this spring that will utilize packs of cards as part of the action.

honus-bonus-1It’s Honus Bonus Fantasy Baseball and it’s being launched by Rittenhouse Archives president Steve Charendoff, who is also at the helm of Honus Bonus Partners.

“As a lifelong baseball card collector and long-time fantasy game player, it made perfect sense to combine these two overlapping passions in this unique series of cards,” Charendoff said in a prepared release. “We’re extremely pleased to partner with the MLBPA, particularly at this time when so many of its players are enjoying unprecedented popularity.”

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Two Pokemon 20th anniversary imports now available via Blowout

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Pokemon turned 20 years old this year and the popular animated series and trading card game has had its share of fans and collectors through all those years — collectors from around the world.

And that’s where Blowout reached out to land a pair of items from the Japanese market that are now available to fans here in the United States.

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Buzz Poll: Looking back at 2015 & looking forward to 2016

2016toppsA new year is nearly here and Buzz simply has a pair of questions for collectors as we wrap things up for the day and head into 2016 …

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