What’s a personalization worth to you? WWE tests the market …

The question in the headline is a simple one — what’s a personalization worth to you?

Some collectors would pay more for an item with a message to them, while others would opt for an autograph without anything extra as it would be easiest to sell without a personalization.

WWE is testing that market with a series of five autographed photos available via its auction site for a price — and a limited time.

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Buzz Break: 2017 Topps Heritage WWE wrestling cards (hobby box)

From time to time, Buzz will break a box of something and break down the results here. Like this and want to see more — or maybe there’s a box you’d want to see busted? Send Buzz an email at BlowoutBuzz@blowoutcards.com.

The box: 2017 Topps Heritage WWE wrestling cards (hobby box)
Where to buy:
 BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box: 24
Cards per pack: 9
Cards in this box: 215
Base set completion: 100 of 100 (100 percent)
Duplicates: 16

Notables on base cards – The Rock, Brock Lesnar, Charlotte Flair, Goldberg, Mick Foley, Maryse, Trish Stratus, Sasha Banks, Bray Wyatt, Chris Jericho, Becky Lynch, John Cena, “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, Andre The Giant, Bret “Hit Man” Hart, “Macho Man” Randy Savage, Lana, Roman Reigns, Triple H, Undertaker, Dusty Rhodes, Edge, Ric Flair, Shawn Michaels, Sting

Rookie (Cup) Cards/NXT Future Stars (18) – Asuka, Bobby Roode, Ember Moon, Eric Young, Hideo Itami, Johnny Gargano, Liv Morgan, Tommaso Ciampa, Austin Aries, Bayley, Finn Balor, Samoa Joe, Alexa Bliss, Carmella, Chad Gable, Jason Jordan, Mojo Rawley, Shinsuke Nakamura

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Buzz Break: 2017 Topps Heritage WWE wrestling cards (blaster box)


From time to time, Buzz will break a box of something and break down the results here. Like this and want to see more — or maybe there’s a box you’d want to see busted? Send Buzz an email at BlowoutBuzz@blowoutcards.com.

The box: 2017 Topps Heritage WWE wrestling cards (blaster box)
Where to buy:
 BlowoutCards.com (for hobby)

Packs per box: 8 (seven standard and one hit/Daniel Bryan pack)
Cards per pack: 9
Cards in this box: 65
Base set completion: 35 of 100 (35 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notable names pulled on base cards – Mick Foley, Maryse, Trish Stratus, Sasha Banks, Bray Wyatt, Chris Jericho, Becky Lynch, John Cena, “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, Andre The Giant, Bret “Hit Man” Hart, “Macho Man” Randy Savage

Rookie (Cup) Cards/NXT Future Stars (5) – Alexa Bliss, Jason Jordan, Tommaso Ciampa, Ember Moon, Asuka

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2016 Topps Heritage WWE blaster case (Hour 7)

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 7.

12in12-logo-smallerThe case: 2016 Topps Heritage WWE blaster box case 
The cost: Click here

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WWE & Mattel join forces to help Make-A-Wish with John Cena figure

There’s a new tag team in the WWE and it’s goal isn’t to win championship gold — it’s to help Make-A-Wish America.

That tag team is Mattel and John Cena and every single copy of the new toy that’s sold gives $1 to the foundation that grants life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses — it says so right on the packaging.

And it’s only found in one store.

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2017 Topps WWE hobby box (Hour 3)

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 3.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2017 Topps WWE wrestling cards (hobby box)
The cost: Click here

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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Short-printed photo variations offer extra muscle in 2017 Topps WWE

A new inclusion found in all types of 2017 Topps WWE packs is something that we’ve been accustomed to in other sports but is new for wrestling collectors.

Photo variations.

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2017 Topps WWE Road to WrestleMania hobby box (Hour 12)

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 … and this is our finale for today.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2017 Topps WWE Road to WrestleMania (hobby)
The cost: Click here

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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Buzz Break: 2017 Topps WWE wrestling cards (blaster box)


From time to time, Buzz will break a box of something and break down the results here. Like this and want to see more — or maybe there’s a box you’d want to see busted? Send Buzz an email at BlowoutBuzz@blowoutcards.com.

The box: 2017 Topps WWE wrestling cards (blaster box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (for hobby)

Packs per box: 11 (10 packs plus a two-card Relic/bonus pack)
Cards per pack: 7
Cards in this box: 72
Base set completion: 
53 of 100 (53 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards: Brock Lesnar, Mick Foley, Paige, Carmella, Undertaker, Bobby Roode, Shinsuke Nakamura, Ric Flair, Eric Bischoff, Ivory, Kelly Kelly, Torrie Wilson

Rookie Cards (logo only): Jason Jordan, Carmella, Chad Gable, Nia Jax

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Buzz Break: 2017 Topps WWE wrestling cards (hobby box)


From time to time, Buzz will break a box of something and break down the results here. Like this and want to see more — or maybe there’s a box you’d want to see busted? Send Buzz an email at BlowoutBuzz@blowoutcards.com.

The box: 2017 Topps WWE wrestling cards (hobby box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box: 24
Cards per pack: 7
Cards in this box: 168
Base set completion: 
100 of 100 (100 percent)
Duplicates: 22

Notable names pulled on base cards: The Rock, Bayley, Brock Lesnar, Enzo Amore, Finn Balor, Goldberg, Mick Foley, Paige, Triple H, Alexa Bliss, Carmella, John Cena, Maryse, Randy Orton, Undertaker, Asuka, Bobby Roode, Ember Moon, Liv Morgan, Shinsuke Nakamura, Ric Flair, Beth Phoenix, Eric Bischoff, Ivory, Kelly Kelly, Torrie Wilson

Rookie Cards: Princess Victoria (no logo), Judy Martin (no logo), Samoa Joe, Mojo Rawley, Jason Jordan, Chad Gable, Carmella, Alexa Bliss, TJ Perkins, Nia Jax, Finn Balor, Corey Graves,  Bayley and nearly all referee cards (no logo) and some announcers. Note: In addition, since they are base cards in this release any “First NXT Cards” — and there are many — also would technically be RCs though those individuals would get RC logo cards if they make main rosters.

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Buzz Break: 2016 Topps WWE Then, Now, Forever (blaster box)

From time to time, Buzz will break a box of something and break down the results here. Like this and want to see more — or maybe there’s a box you’d want to see busted? Send Buzz an email at BlowoutBuzz@blowoutcards.com.

s-l1600The box: 2016 Topps WWE Then, Now, Forever — aka 2016 Topps WWE Series 2 — (blaster box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (for hobby)

Packs per box: 11 (10 standard packs plus one Relic pack)
Cards per pack: 7
Cards in this box: 71
Base set completion: 
44 of 100 (44 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notable names pulled on base cards: “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, Brock Lesnar, John Cena, Sting, Bobby “The Brain” Heenan, “Mean” Gene Okerlund, Maryse, Mauro Ranallo (unlabeled RC)

Rookie Cards (logo only) pulled: Enzo Amore, A.J. Styles, Baron Corbin, Simon Gotch, Braun Strowman

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WWE unleashes WrestleMania 33 commemorative plaques

The WWE‘s biggest event now has its biggest memorabilia pieces yet.

Just 15 days after WrestleMania 33 in Orlando, Fla., WWE has unveiled its lineup of commemorative plaques for the event’s notable matches.

Available for pre-order now over at WWEShop.com, there are two types of plaques available for fans who want a piece of the showcase event.

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Buzz Break: 2013 Topps Best of WWE wrestling cards

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From time to time, Buzz will break a box of something and post the results here. Like this and want to see more? Or maybe there’s a box you’d want to see busted? Send Buzz an email at BlowoutBuzz@blowoutcards.com.

d-generation-xThe box: 2013 Topps Best of WWE wrestling cards
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (if available)

Packs per box: 24
Cards per pack: 7
Cards in this box: 163
Base set completion: 
77 of 110 (70 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards – The Rock, Brock Lesnar, Dusty Rhodes, A.J. Lee, C.M. Punk, John Cena, Vince McMahon, Dolph Ziggler, D-Generation X, Trish Stratus, Triple H, Shawn Michaels, Randy Orton, Mick Foley, Bruno Sammartino, Undertaker

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What’s inside the third WWE Slam Crate? Find out here …

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The third time’s the charm.

When Pasadena, Calif.-based Loot Crate recently announced its wrestling version of a mystery box — the WWE Slam Crate — this fan decided to sign up and see what was to come.

The first crate arrived last year and the second arrived awhile back but this one is the best one yet in its simplicity and its items that should draw collectors in.

What did this third one include? Star power — and some Topps promo cards. Keep reading …

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First Buzz: 2017 Topps Heritage WWE wrestling cards

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What: 2017 Topps Heritage WWE wrestling cards
Arrives: Aug. 2
Box basics: Two hits (one autograph guaranteed) in every 24-pack hobby box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: The Heritage WWE brand utilizes the 1987 Topps baseball design as it looks at today’s stars in its popular throwback style.

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2015 Topps WWE hobby box (Hour 5)

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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 … and this is Hour 5.

12in12-logo-smallerThe pack: 2015 Topps WWE (hobby box) 
The cost now: 
$69 (if you’re lucky)
The cost then: $1.99/pack, $47.76/box

What’s inside this box? Keep reading …

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Buzz Break: 2011 Topps WWE Classic cards (hobby box)

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From time to time, Buzz will break a box of something and post the results here. Like this and want to see more? Or maybe there’s a box you’d want to see busted? Send Buzz an email at BlowoutBuzz@blowoutcards.com.

a-j-leeThe box: 2011 Topps WWE Classic cards (hobby box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box: 24
Cards per pack: 6
Cards in this box: 142
Base set completion: 
90 of 90 (100 percent)
Duplicates: 49

Notables on base cards – A.J. Lee, Batista, Brie Bella, Nikki Bella, C.M. Punk, Daniel Bryan, Eden Stiles, Edge, Jerry “The King” Lawler, John Cena, Kelly Kelly, Randy Orton, The Rock, Shawn Michaels, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, Triple H, Trish Stratus, Undertaker, Dusty Rhodes, Bobby “The Brain” Heenan, The Road Warriors, Roddy Piper

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Buzz Break: 2017 Topps WWE Road To WrestleMania wrestling cards

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From time to time, Buzz will break a box of something and post the results here. Like this and want to see more? Or maybe there’s a box you’d want to see busted? Send Buzz an email at BlowoutBuzz@blowoutcards.com.

s-l1600The box: 2017 Topps WWE Road To WrestleMania
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box: 24
Cards per pack: 7
Cards in this box: 168
Base set completion: 
100 of 100 (100 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards – John Cena, Sting, Triple H, Lita, Sasha Banks, Shane McMahon, Maryse, Roman Reigns, Charlotte Flair, Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose, Brock Lesnar, The Rock, Kevin Owens, Chris Jericho, Undertaker, A.J. Styles, Dana Brooke, Bayley

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Buzz Break: 2013 Topps WWE Dog Tags Signature Series

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From time to time, Buzz will break a box of something and post the results here. Like this and want to see more? Or maybe there’s a box you’d want to see busted? Send Buzz an email at BlowoutBuzz@blowoutcards.com.

2013-topps-wwe-dog-tags-triple-hThe box: 2013 Topps WWE Dog Tags Signature Series
Where to buy:
Poke around online.

Packs per box: 24
Cards per pack: 1 plus one dog tag
Cards in this box: 24
Base set completion: 
23 of 30 (77 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards – “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, Shawn Michaels, Triple H, John Cena, Randy Orton, Undertaker, C.M. Punk, Dolph Ziggler.

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What’s inside the second WWE Slam Crate? Find out here …

Curiosity got me a second time.

When Pasadena, Calif.-based Loot Crate recently announced its wrestling version of a mystery box — the WWE Slam Crate — this fan decided to sign up and see what was to come.

The first crate arrived awhile back and the second arrived this week with fewer items — but at least all of them were exclusives not found anywhere else.

What did it include? Keep reading …

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First Buzz: 2017 Topps WWE wrestling cards

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What: 2017 Topps WWE wrestling cards
Arrives: May 3
Box basics: Two hits in every 24-pack hobby box (eight boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: The Topps flagship WWE brand uses the same design as its MLB counterpart with the stars of the ring getting the spotlight here.

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.

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Buzz Break: 2016 Topps WWE Then, Now, Forever (blaster box)

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From time to time, Buzz will break a box of something and break down the results here. Like this and want to see more — or maybe there’s a box you’d want to see busted? Send Buzz an email at BlowoutBuzz@blowoutcards.com.

s-l1600The box: 2016 Topps WWE Then, Now, Forever — aka 2016 Topps WWE Series 2 — (blaster box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (for hobby)

Packs per box: 11 (10 standard packs plus one Relic pack)
Cards per pack: 7
Cards in this box: 71
Base set completion: 
43 of 100 (43 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notable names pulled on base cards: “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, Brock Lesnar, John Cena, Sting, Bobby “The Brain” Heenan, “Mean” Gene Okerlund, Maryse, Mauro Ranallo (unlabeled RC)

Rookie Cards (logo only) pulled: Enzo Amore, A.J. Styles, Baron Corbin, Simon Gotch, Braun Strowman

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Topps Now cards coming for WWE fans after SummerSlam on Sunday (plus ongoing gallery here)

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The action of World Wrestling Entertainment is coming to Topps Now with five match-specific cards for this weekend’s SummerSlam pay-per-view.

The launch of 2016 Topps Now WWE will begin with a final 24-hour window beginning on Monday for the cards, which will be made to order. For the launch, Topps has started with a pre-sale (no images) window beginning today.

“WWE is the perfect fit to incorporate into the TOPPS Now program immediately,” said Jeff Heckman, Topps’ Director of New Product Development and eCommerce Marketplace. “The WWE Universe can now have their favorite moments captured with Topps Now WWE for a collectable to treasure forever.”

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Need a 2016 Topps Heritage WWE checklist? Get it here …

2016-topps-heritage-WWE-CenaThe arrival of 2016 Topps Heritage WWE cards is just a week away and the throwback to 1986 is one that will include a few surprises and plenty of energy when it arrives spotlighting the stars of the squared circle.

How many stars? Well that answer comes with the arrival of the checklist, which Topps released on Thursday night.

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New WWE comics teased at SDCC, plus new Mattel WWE toys to come

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World Wrestling Entertainment is getting into the comic book ring and it’s at San Diego Comic-Con to prove it.

A partnership with BOOM! Studios begins at SDCC with five blind-wrapped one-page illustration/comic panels available in advance of an upcoming series.

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Gallery: 2016 Topps WWE Undisputed autos & Relics (updated)

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The second high-end brand in WWE trading card history arrives tomorrow in the form of 2016 Topps WWE Undisputed, which packs a new wave of action and some new names for collectors to chase when it comes to autographs.

We’ve already given you a gallery of what the basic cards and inserts will look like, but here are the first glimpses of autographs and Relics that are live on eBay.

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Funko Pop! Preview Gallery: A sampling of what’s coming soon …

jpeg-17Collectors of Funko Pop! figures will have several new figures on the way in February and beyond as the Lynnwood, Wash.-based company continues to expand its lineups.

Among the figures to come are characters from the Battlestar Galactica TV series, Independence Day, Clueless, a new wave of WWE characters and a deep Harry Potter roster.

Keep reading to check out our gallery.

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Buzz Break: 2015 Topps WWE Heritage wrestling (blaster box)

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From time to time, Buzz will break a box of something and break down the results here. Like this and want to see more — or maybe there’s a box you’d want to see busted? Send Buzz an email at BlowoutBuzz@blowoutcards.com.

s-l1600-3The box: 2015 Topps WWE Heritage wrestling cards (blaster box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (for hobby)

Packs per box: 8 (seven standard packs plus one Relic/Sting/Vudu code pack in boxes at Walmart)
Cards per pack: 9
Cards in this box: 66
Base set completion: 
38 of 110 (35 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notable names pulled on base cards: The Four Horsemen, Trish Stratus, Finn Balor, The Rock, “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, Kevin Owens, Undertaker, John Cena

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WWE & Texas Lottery join forces to create WrestleMania 32 collectible

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World Wrestling Entertainment‘s premiere event is set for April 3 in Dallas and as part of the promotion for WrestleMania 32 the company has joined forces with the Texas Lottery to create a set of five $2 scratch-off tickets.

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WWEShop autographs offer big bargains at smaller prices

WWE-ReignsOne advantage that World Wrestling Entertainment has with its merchandise is that autograph signings with the talent don’t typically involve a middle-man or an agent — it’s part of the deal and the wrestlers get compensated for their signings.

As in a cut of their merchandise sales.

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WWE sells Nikki Bella autographed plaques — with something extra — highlighting historic title reign

NikkiBellaPlaqueShe’s one half of The Bella Twins, one of the stars of the Total Divas reality show on E! and the longest- reigning WWE Divas champion in history

She’s Nikki Bella and her new piece unveiled on WWEShop.com today also includes something we’ve not seen in recent years — maybe not ever.

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WWE succumbs to one ugly trend — and we’re pretty sure Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman would approve

UglySweater-BrockLesnar-PaulHeyman-SuplexCity-wweWorld Wrestling Entertainment has been known for some controversial moments in television history that included intense matches, risqué segments, countless “Stone Cold” Steve Austin middle fingers, exploding limos, Katie Vick and plenty more.

But this? This is just ugly.

WWE launched a line of ugly sweater-inspired sweatshirts on Friday, giving those gatherings a new twist on the trend of hideous holiday attire — a twist with some muscle and some attitude.

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Checklist for 2015 Topps WWE Undisputed is a heavyweight

2015ToppsUndisputedWWETopps released the final checklist for the first high-end WWE card set ever on Monday morning and 2015 Topps WWE Undisputed is a heavyweight with a lineup of Fistographs, cut autographs, auto booklets and a mix of past and present WWE greats.

Among the signers? Brock Lesnar, “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair, Shawn Michaels, Bret “Hit Man” Hart, Bruno Sammartino, Bray Wyatt, The Iron Sheik, Edge, John Cena, Lita, Trish Stratus, “The Million-Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase, Paul Heyman, Kevin Owens, Finn Balor, Becky Lynch and Sasha Banks.

Oh, and also signing for the autograph-in-every-pack line? Pete Rose and Lawrence Taylor, who have appeared at past WrestleManias.

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