Fast Break NBA repacks seem to deliver well — even for this collector

If you’re a bargain hunter who’s awaiting some new NBA cards to arrive but needs something right now and on the cheap, there’s one option out on the retail front that’s delivering pretty well for some collectors.

These Fast Break NBA repacks include three hobby packs for around $12 depending on the chain and they typically include one of each of the packs shown on the box — all prime places to find some Giannis Antetokounmpo Rookie Cards and autographs. And it’s been done, according to users over on the Blowout NBA breaks section of the forum. 

Here’s one example that did OK on that front. Here’s one that did much, much better.

And here’s another. And another one. And a bulk buyer’s results.

But this is the 12-box bust that first got my attention with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar ink in the mix.

Out of sheer curiosity, this collector has bought two — at two different times and two different chains — and each has delivered an autograph. Keep reading to see the notable cards from the latest one.

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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.

Keep reading for more.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Jan. 6)

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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: Big pulls, bummer boxes, Giannis show-offs and much, much more.

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NSCC signers: Whose autograph would you pick first?

Hideki-Matsui-autographThis year’s National Sports Collectors Convention is a couple of months away and thanks to its non-traditional location — Atlantic City, N.J. — there are perhaps a few more guests on tap that we’ve not expected to see at the annual show.

It’s been a long time since the show was last in New Jersey — it’s largely been located in the Midwest for most of the last decade — so regional autograph guests such as Hideki Matsui and countless others who wore pinstripes and starred for other teams in that area make sense. They’ll also help draw in locals who might not normally hit the show … just to get that ink.

Autograph ticket pricing for the show will come soon, but Buzz has picked seven top names that may not break the bank — one per sport — at the show.

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First Buzz: 2015-16 Panini Black Gold basketball cards

2015-16-panini-black-gold-basketball-TownsWhat: 2015-16 Panini Black Gold basketball cards
Arrives: June 29
Box basics:  Four autographs or memorabilia cards per two-pack box (eight boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: After two years on the gridiron, Black Gold comes to basketball bringing its acetate- and gold-laden lineup to the international game with some looks back at the ABA, too.

Keep reading for more info and a full gallery of images released so far.

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Magic Johnson & Larry Bird Rookie Card commands big cash on eBay

$_57It’s the Rookie Card of two NBA icons sandwiching a legend. It’s a relic from the past days of simpler cardboard from toward the end of the early Topps era. It’s a piece of cardboard perfection with all the flaws you’d expect from its time — and that’s got nothing to do with condition.

And this card in this condition? Well, it’s a $27,000 card after selling on eBay earlier today.

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