Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2001 Upper Deck golf rack box (Hour 5)

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 all day long today … this is Hour 5.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2001 Upper Deck golf rack box
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What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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First Buzz: 2017 TRISTAR Quest autos

What: 2017 TRISTAR Quest autographs
Arrives:
 June 7
Box basics: Five envelopes per lockbox — each with an autographed flat or memorabilia redemption inside (three lockboxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: This TRISTAR line will be limited to only 50 cases of autographed items from around the sports world and beyond.

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

2016-Topps-Now-Bartolo-Colon-Home-RunThe 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: Bartolo Colon’s home run card, The Golden Bear, vintage debates, vintage pulls and Superfractors … plenty of Superfractors.

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First Buzz: 2016 Upper Deck All-time Greats Master Collection cards

Master Collection-2What: 2016 Upper Deck All-time Greats Master Collection trading cards
Arrives: This week
Box basics: 58 cards and one mystery redemption per box

What’s buzz-worthy: Take the biggest names in the sports world (and the MasterCollection-logoUpper Deck stable of signers) and take it all high-end. How high-end? The cost per box to dealers — not the price to the public — is north of $10,000. What does it include? Among the inclusions in each box are an autographed acrylic box-topper, a 25-card autographed base set, a 30-card acetate Master Collection Puzzle set, one Michael Jordan Diamond card, one autographed Masterful Paintings card, one dual auto or dual cut auto card and one mystery redemption.

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The times have really changed for Tiger Woods and golf cards

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There was a time when Tiger Woods owned the course and owned the hobby.

His successes helped relaunch golf cards into the mainstream for the first time in years, and his 2001 Upper Deck Rookie Card was the most-graded card of any kind in the history of Beckett Grading Services. More copies of that one were slabbed than even the iconic baseball cards of players who broke single-season home run records. More copies of that were graded than even Ken Griffey Jr.‘s Star Rookie card from 1989 Upper Deck, which is arguably the 1952 Mantle of today for many collectors. More copies of that were graded than anything Bowman or anything else.

Now is not that time.

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