First Buzz: 2017 Leaf Cut Signature Edition Sports Icons cards


What:
2017 Leaf Cut Signature Edition Sports Icons cards
Arrives: October
Box basics: One cut signature card per box (20 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Leaf’s newest cut autograph product sone that promises to be a “value-oriented cut signature item to follow up its wildly successful History of Baseball” that “celebrates everything that is amazing about sports history.”

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First Buzz: 2017 Leaf Memorabilia Vault


What:
 2017 Leaf Memorabilia Vault
Arrives: Sept. 28
Box basics: Ten memorabilia pieces per box

What’s buzz-worthy: Leaf Trading Cards’ Memorabilia Vault returns with plenty of surprises inside one massive box — a mix of items from the sports world and beyond.

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Clint Frazier’s powerful debut for Yankees provides spark for his ink

It’s almost like Aaron Judge all over again.

The New York Yankees’ newest rookie outfielder, Clint Frazier, made his big-league debut on Saturday night in big fashion with a home run and a double as part of a 2-for-4 day in Houston.

And just like Judge, who homered in his first game but had the night off save for a pinch-hitting appearance late in the Yanks’ 7-6 loss last night, it’s back in 2013 where you’ll find the start of his certified autograph résumé.

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Leaf readies promo cards that pack some punch for this year’s NSCC

Leaf Trading Cards has revealed its plans for promo cards, wrapper redemptions and more at this year’s National Sports Collectors Convention and it’s got two of the biggest names in fighting facing off on its cardboard at the show.

Anyone who opens a box of Leaf cards at the booth will be entered into a daily drawing to win one of five Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor dual autograph cards made for the show.

While that daily drawing will be one for only a few, it’s not the only Mayweather-McGregor card to be found in Chicago.

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McGregor-Mayweather showdown could ignite new card battles, too

Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr. — it’s one of those what-if fantasy battles from the magazines of old that’s coming true.

And with a pair of upcoming card releases there will be a battle on cardboard, too.

While we get to wait for the fight on Aug. 26 — one that should be a promotional and pop culture spectacle — we’re getting the first autographs for Mayweather soon to go with McGregor’s limited and pricey cardboard already on the market.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (June 25)

The Blowout Cards Forums are where thousands of collectors converge daily to discuss, well, a little bit of everything. Here are a few threads about collecting and more that you should check out right now.

What’s Buzzing Today: Aaron Judge, Museum Collection breaks, PGA & NBA breaks, the NHL Draft & much more.

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First Buzz: 2017 Leaf Signature Series tennis cards


What:
 2017 Leaf Signature Series tennis cards
Arrives: Aug. 15
Box Basics: 10 autographed cards per box (12 boxes per case)

What’s Buzz-worthy: Leaf Trading Cards takes to the court once again with a product that “features a very strong checklist including the addition of a number of elite new names” while also having a small print run.

Keep reading for more as well as a gallery.

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Leaf’s LaVar Ball autograph packs an instant sell-out on eBay

Father’s Day came a bit early.

Leaf Trading Cards‘ 200-pack run of LaVar Ball inscribed autographs sold out instantly on eBay Wednesday, proving that a big-talking former World League of American Football player turned soon-to-be NBA dad can sell some cardboard.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (June 14)

The Blowout Cards Forums are where thousands of collectors converge daily to discuss, well, a little bit of everything. Here are a few threads about collecting and more that you should check out right now.

What’s Buzzing Today: An unbelievable Topps Heritage case, LaVar Ball autos coming today, big pulls from retail and USA Baseball & all the NSCC chatter you can find.

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Need cards of your team’s first-round draft pick? They exist thanks to USA Baseball & Perfect Game

If you want the newest baseball cards of the newest MLB draft picks, then you should probably pick up a box of 2017 Panini Stars & Stripes USA Baseball cards.

Why?

USA Baseball sets from Panini America are among your best bets for finding players taken in the MLB Draft — 16 of the 30 first-rounders last night were USA alums — and you’ll find No. 1 draft pick Royce Lewis inside this year’s boxes along with No. 2 pick Hunter Greene and many others.

Thanks to other past USA releases and Perfect Game products from Leaf Trading Cards, just five of this year’s first-rounders don’t appear on officially licensed cardboard from a major manufacturer. (One of those five has a collegiate team-issued card … so there’s something official for fans to chase.)

Buzz recapped the draft in real time last night on Twitter and here are those images and a bit more — keep reading for a rundown of basics on the entire first round.

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First Buzz: 2017 Leaf Best of Basketball Unopened Edition


What:
 2017 Leaf Best of Basketball Unopened Edition
Arrives: Aug. 25
Box basics: One unopened NBA wax box plus one new Leaf card per box (six boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: The elite basketball brands from the past will be found here via unopened buyback wax boxes accented along with some new creations featuring notable players in the history of the game as the cherry on top.

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Adam West’s TV legacy goes far beyond Batman — and he’s got a variety of autos for fans to covet

The man behind the mask and the mayor of Quahog has died.

Adam West, best-known as television’s Batman in the 1960s but recently found among those on the Family Guy cast for the last 17 years, had been battling leukemia. He was 88.

“Our dad always saw himself as The Bright Knight and aspired to make a positive impact on his fans’ lives,” his family said in a statement. “He was and always will be our hero.”

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First Buzz: 2017 Leaf Wrestling Autographed Photograph Edition

What: 2017 Leaf Wrestling Autographed Photograph Edition
Arrives: July 21
Box basics: Five autographed photos in every box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Leaf focuses on wrestling stars of the past and present with nothing but signed photos in this new release.

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First Buzz: 2017-18 In The Game Used hockey cards

What: 2017-18 In The Game Used hockey cards
Arrives: July 26
Box basics: Five memorabilia cards per box (10 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Leaf once again brings the legends of the ice to cardboard with a heavy memorabilia focus in this high-end brand that’s about nothing but hits.

Keep reading for more as well as a full gallery of images released so far.

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Gallery: 2017 Leaf Pearl memorabilia & pre-auto cards (early info)

Details are still to come, but a new Leaf Trading Cards brand will include memorabilia cards from the biggest names in the history of sports.

The brand will be known as Pearl and cards will be printed on acetate to help reinforce the name via the feel of the cards.

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First Buzz: 2017 Leaf Pop Century


What:
 2017 Leaf Pop Century trading cards
Arrives: July 26
Box basics: Four hits per box (12 boxes per case)
Checklist: Click here to view

What’s buzz-worthy: Leaf’s annual celebrity release returns with nothing but the hits from some of the biggest names in Hollywood.

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

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Michael Chavis’ power surge comes two years after his last certified ink

He’s not exactly a come-from-nowhere player, but the power is coming through for one Boston Red Sox minor-leaguer.

Michael Chavis hit his 14th home run of the season Sunday for High-A Salem — and actually his 13th, too, since it was his third multi-homer game of the year. That’s just two-shy of his career-high from two years ago in 109 games.

He’s hitting .343 through 47 games (so that home run pace looks even stronger) and the good news here is that he’s just 21 years old since he was just 18 back in 2014 when Boston took him with the 26th overall pick.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (May 31)

The Blowout Cards Forums are where thousands of collectors converge daily to discuss, well, a little bit of everything. Here are a few threads about collecting and more that you should check out right now.

What’s Buzzing Today: Albert Pujols, busting Pro Debut, chasing Stantons, ripping USA Baseball, The Walking Dead & more.

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2013 Leaf Perfect Game 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: 2013 Leaf Perfect Game National Showcase
The cost: Click here

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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Roger Moore’s James Bond legacy spawned modest amount of ink

Bond, James Bond is gone.

Roger Moore who played Britain’s iconic spy in seven 007 films died Tuesday after a “short but brave battle with cancer,” according to his family. He was 89. Moore had a lengthy film career and took on the Bond role in 1973’s Live and Let Die. He continued in the spot until 1985 and was the longest-running actor of the six who have played the character.

“Being eternally known as Bond has no downside,” Moore told The Guardian. “People often call me ‘Mr Bond’ when we’re out and I don’t mind a bit. Why would I?”

And it’s because of that role that collectors have a number of certified autographs of him to chase today.

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Leaf signs top NHL prospect Nico Hischier to exclusive autograph deal

A future NHL star’s autographed hockey cards will only be found in one place in future years thanks to a new deal announced on Friday.

It’s Nico Hischier and he’ll only be signing for Leaf Trading Cards. 

“Working with Nico, along with Allain and Jordan from RSG Hockey, has been an exciting and rewarding process,” said Leaf CEO Brian Gray. “To see an agency thinking outside the box and aggressively marketing their athletes is refreshing in a traditional sport like hockey. Nico is now part of that movement in the hockey world.”

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (May 15)

The Blowout Cards Forums are where thousands of collectors converge daily to discuss, well, a little bit of everything. Here are a few threads about collecting and more that you should check out right now.

What’s Buzzing Today: Nothing but big pulls from around the collecting world as we start a new week.

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Buzz Break: 2017 Leaf Originals Wrestling (Hot 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 Leaf Originals Wrestling (Hot Box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box: 1
Cards per pack: 5 (all parallels in Hot Box)
Cards in this box: 5
Base set completion: 
0 of 24
Duplicates: 0

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting 2017 Leaf Pop Century Signed Photograph Edition — two boxes (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 boxes: 2017 Leaf Pop Century Signed Photograph Edition (two boxes)
The cost: Click here

What’s inside these? Keep reading …

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (May 7)

The Blowout Cards Forums are where thousands of collectors converge daily to discuss, well, a little bit of everything. Here are a few threads about collecting and more that you should check out right now.

What’s Buzzing Today: Tracking Superfractors, showing off game-used, big breaks & more.

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First Buzz: 2017 Leaf Best of Football


What:
 2017 Leaf Best of Football
Arrives: August
Box basics: One buyback card plus one new Leaf card (three boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: The elite football cards from the past will be found here in graded buyback form accented with new creations featuring promising rookies.

Keep reading for more.

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First Buzz: 2017 Leaf Valiant football cards

What: 2017 Leaf Valiant football cards
Arrives: July
Box basics: Three autographs and one graded autograph card per box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Leaf Valiant returns having “undergone substantial changes to ensure that the item as as fun and exciting as ever.”

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.

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Dandy Dozen: Twelve Aaron Judge autographs to consider chasing now

What happens when a New York Yankees rookie hits his league-leading 12th home run of the season?

Baseball cards just keep selling.

Aaron Judge is that Yankee and thanks to several years’ of prospecting sets and his 2017 Rookie Card arrival he’s arguably the hottest cardboard in the hobby today. As we documented here on Monday, he’s got more than 400 different autographed cards already — and there’s undoubtedly more on the way — and that’s a good problem to have.

But what if you don’t have a Judge auto? Where should you start? Consider these 12 sets or specific cards …

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (May 2)

The Blowout Cards Forums are where thousands of collectors converge daily to discuss, well, a little bit of everything. Here are a few threads about collecting and more that you should check out right now.

What’s Buzzing Today: Nothing but breaks today — from hobby and the retail aisle.

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Happy Days’ Erin Moran signed plenty of autographs in recent years

Happy Days star Erin Moran — aka Joanie Cunningham — died on Saturday leaving behind plenty of questions as part of a mysterious tale of what went wrong in her years away from Hollywood. She was 56.

Unlike many TV stars from the past, she signed plenty of autographs for card companies that collectors can find perhaps more easily in than some of her regular cardboard and it all came in the last decade of cardboard that saw a boom in non-sports releases.

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First Buzz: 2017 Leaf Metal U.S. Army All-American Bowl football cards

What: 2017 Leaf Metal U.S. Army All-American Bowl football cards
Arrives: June
Box basics: Eight autographs per box (15 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Leaf’s Metal take on the All-American Bowl is back for another year with an array of possibilities that includes inscriptions, patch cards and more for this prep all-star showcase event.

Keep reading for more.

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First Buzz: 2017 Leaf Autographed Football Helmets


What:
 2017 Leaf Autographed Football Helmets
Arrives: August
Box basics: One autographed full-sized replica helmet per box (four boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Leaf offers another edition of this one with every box yielding either a Hall of Famer, past legend, current NFL star or rookie.

Keep reading for more.

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2008 Razor Signature Series baseball wax 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: 2008 Razor Signature Series
The cost now: Click here (on sale!)

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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First Buzz: 2016-17 In The Game Heroes & Prospects hockey cards

What: 2016-17 In The Game Heroes & Prospects hockey cards
Arrives: May 31
Box basics: 15 autographs or memorabilia cards per box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Leaf takes to the ice with some of the biggest prospects in the game as well as some of the biggest stars of the past in this nothing-but-the-hits release that is its finale for Canadian Hockey League cardboard.

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (April 7)

The Blowout Cards Forums are where thousands of collectors converge daily to discuss, well, a little bit of everything. Here are a few threads about collecting and more that you should check out right now.

What’s Buzzing Today: Unopened wax collections, big pulls and advice for a young collector.

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