Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 1994 Upper Deck Series 1 Hobby Eastern Region baseball wax 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: 1994 Upper Deck Series 1 Hobby Eastern Region baseball cards
The cost now: 
$19.99
The cost then: $72 (or more … it was hot)

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First Buzz: 2017 Historic Autographs Ink’d Threads signed jerseys

What: 2017 Historic Autographs Ink’d Threads
Arrives: May 3
Box basics: One autographed jersey per box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Hall of Famers from baseball, football and basketball will join some notable stars from today and some surprise non-sports inclusions in a product that includes nothing but signed jerseys.

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Blowout introduces Fire & Ice boxes — and so far there’s plenty of fire

If you want to try a little something from everywhere in the sports world with serious high-end potential but not break the bank, then a new product line from Blowout Cards might be for you.

It’s 2017 Blowout Cards Fire & Ice — and it’s delivered very well for some collectors digging in on Thursday via BlowoutTV. The four cards above? They were all found in the first eight boxes of his high-end buyback box.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Feb. 18)

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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: Breaks from around the collecting world and a couple collecting debates that might make you think.

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First Buzz: 2017 Leaf Pop Century Signed Photograph Edition

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What:
 2017 Leaf Pop Century Signed Photograph Edition
Arrives: Late March
Box basics: One autographed 8-by-10 photo per box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Leaf’s latest autograph product for pop culture arrives with certified autographed photos from the biggest names in Hollywood as well as big names from elsewhere.

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

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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: The final Board Buzz of 2016 is nothing but impressive pulls.

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Unique Mickey Mantle autograph among cool items in Steiner auction

mantfos000000-2_medSometimes they just want a unique autograph.

Some vintage collectors out there may have a little bit of everything, which leaves them searching for unique pieces once they have all of the basics from when a past player was on the field. Sure, there are countless new cardboard creations for icons like Mickey Mantle, but this piece on the auction block from Steiner Sports is a bit different than the typical Mantle autograph.

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Upper Deck readies Winter promo set for Small Business Saturday

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Upper Deck is encouraging collectors to hit their hobby shops on Small Business Saturday and as part of that it has created a bonus card set available to those who make a visit.

It’s the 2016 Upper Deck Winter promotion and it includes 10 top names in the game.

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First Buzz: 2016 TRISTAR Quest Top Shelf

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What: 2016 TRISTAR Quest Top Shelf
Arrives:
 Oct. 26
Box basics: Four envelopes per box — each with an autographed item or memorabilia redemption inside (one box per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: TRISTAR’s Quest takes things up a notch with a breaker product that is the company’s most high-end line to date.

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Scenes from the Show … The National Day 3

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Day 2 of this year’s National Sports Collectors Convention is over inside the Atlantic City Convention center and the preview night has come and gone, too.

Now it’s time for Day 3 as we near the weekend with a larger slate of signers and plenty of action. You’ll never know what big items you’ll see (how’s that box up top look?), and there will be items you’d never imagine finding because, well, you probably didn’t know they existed.

Keep reading for more and to see a gallery that will grow throughout the day as the doors open shortly.

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Buzz Break: 2013 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions (blaster box)

2013udgoodwinchampionsBBblasterFrom 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.

The box: 2013 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions (blaster box)
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Packs per box: 12
Cards per pack: 4
Cards in this box: 36
Base set completion: 
36 of 150 (24 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notable players on base cards – Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods, Danica Patrick, Dan Marino, Nolan Ryan, John Elway, Larry Bird, Rory McIlroy, Natalie Gulbis

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Goodwin Champions packs serious punch — and serious fighters, too

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When the newest edition of Upper Deck‘s Goodwin Champions arrives on July 13, it will include some of the biggest names in the sports world, some of the weirdest new cardboard out there and tributes to those who helped America and its allies win World War II.

It’s a collectibles treasure trove and a history lesson all in one.

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Upper Deck’s latest Michael Jordan autograph piece could let you have fun with game … but you shouldn’t

michael-jordan-autographed-1988-slam-dunk-backboard-uda-authenticated-signatureWe all know that Michael Jordan is the biggest autograph in basketball and that his exploits in the NBA’s Slam Dunk Contest are still memorable to this day.

A new item from Upper Deck Authenticated combines those two things with a twist.

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Upper Deck readies National Sports Collectors Convention card sets

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This year’s National Sports Collectors Convention is set for Aug. 3-7 in Atlantic City, N.J., but that hasn’t stopped Upper Deck from revealing the first promotional cards that will only initially be found at the event.

The company will produce a five-card VIP set along with a wrapper redemption program.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (May 22)

Harper-GQThe 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 blasters, big pulls & big names on this Sunday afternoon.

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eBay Buzz: PSA 10 Michael Jordan sticker fetches big money

PSA-10-Michael-Jordan-stickerFocused basketball collectors on the Blowout forum recently noted an uptick in high-grade 1986-87 Fleer stickers, which makes sense since that landmark release is a heavily collected set.

But the sale of a Michael Jordan sticker from two years later — a set that’s much easier to find — might spark even more interest as a PSA 10 copy of an 1988-89 Fleer MJ sold for big bucks Tuesday night on eBay.

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Steph Curry makes history — but hobby expectations remain high

Stephen-Curry-Topps-Rookie-CardBill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Moses Malone, Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, Tim Duncan, Steve Nash, LeBron James and Steph Curry.

Those are the players who have taken home the NBA’s Most Valuable Player Award in back-to-back seasons — and none of them have done it in unanimous fashion except for Curry, who made history on Tuesday.

It’s an elite club for sure.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (May 10)

CurryThe 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: Predicting Steph Curry, 1986-87 Fleer stickers, collecting J.R. Towles, non-sports breaks and “damaged cases always include shiny cards.”

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (May 8)

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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: Showing off your Top 10 cards, 1990s NBA box breaks, Bartolo Colon‘s historic homer, 2015 Topps Diamond & Tim Duncan‘s cardboard.

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So, a collector walks into a store and buys a raw Michael Jordan RC …

image_zpsligxd7dqSo, a collector walks into a card shop and buys a raw Michael Jordan Rookie Card … stop us if you’ve heard this one before.

This time, though, the card went to Beckett Grading Services for examination.

The result?

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First Buzz: 2016 TRISTAR Quest Discovery autographs

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What: 2016 TRISTAR Quest Discovery autographs
2016-TRISTAR-Quest-Discovery-1Arrives: May 25
Box basics: Five envelopes per box — each with an autographed flat or memorabilia redemption inside (three boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: TRISTAR is creating this one solely for breakers, giving online collectors a shot at some of the biggest autographs possible in the sports world and beyond.

Keep reading for more.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (April 30)

b208c24dThe 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: Favorite cards, Steph Curry‘s dollar value, big 2016 Bowman breaks & spiking Michael Jordan stickers.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (April 23)

kobeThe 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: Finest distribution changes, trading Mike Trout, debating Michael Jordan and … a ton of Flawless Kobes (way more than just those seen here).

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USA Basketball Dream Team doctor opts to sell priceless collection

lf-2A priceless stash of autographed items and game-used shoes from the 1992 USA Basketball Dream Team is hitting the auction block via Heritage Auctions, giving deep-pocketed collectors a shot at owning items from the one team that arguably revolutionized basketball on a global scale.

More than 20 lots are up for grabs — all from the collection of Dr. David A. Fischer, who was the physician for the gold-winning squad, which is packed with legends.

“It’s arguably the most significant offering of Dream Team game-used gear ever to surface in the collectible marketplace,” said Chris Ivy, director of Sports Auctions at Heritage. “Due to the brief existence of the team, and the enormous fame and wealth of its members, very little Dream Team material has become available.

“This is a rare opportunity to acquire such significant material from the Dream Team,” he said. “Like the team itself, there will never be another auction like this again.”

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Making the Grade III: Ichiro Suzuki, a Dream Team classic, Albert Pujols’ debut & two WrestleMania stars

2006-Topps-Allen-Ginter-Ichiro-Suzuki-EXT-miniLike many collectors, Buzz is a fan of grading and knows that there are many reasons that collectors choose to slab cards. Sometimes it’s to enhance the appeal and protect them when selling. Other times it’s to protect an investment for the long-term or to protect for sentimental reasons. Or, it might be just for fun or curiosity about a potential grade.

Here’s the third Grading Diary here on The Buzz …

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (March 20)

101sheetThe 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: Michael Jordan Star basketball cards, collecting Finn Balor before WWE, Connor McDavid, 2016 Topps Heritage and plenty of Select gold.

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What comes in a $15,000 box of cards? See the 2016 All-time Greats Master Collection checklist here

MasterCollection-logoUpper Deck released the final checklist for its 2016 All-time Greats Master Collection product on Tuesday, answering the million-dollar question.

What shows up in a $15,000 box of cards?

Find out with a downloadable PDF here.

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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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Buzz Collector Profile: Nick Loiacono aka @YanksandBeans

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Also known as: @YanksandBeans
Website: thecardboarddugout.blogspot.com
Email: NickLoiacono@gmail.com
Location: New York
Work away from cards: Mobile DJ (PickNickParties.com)
Collecting since: 1986-91, 2008-present

Main focuses: Through-the-mail autographs, New York Yankees, Thurman Munson, Mariano Rivera, Rickey Henderson, Will Ferrell (on cardboard)
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Favorite players/teams: I’ve always loved Yankees first basemen. When I started collecting again in 2008, I decided to “supercollect” Mark Teixeira. It was going good for a long time, but was getting frustrating as I was constantly getting outbid on auction sites by someone I dubbed as my “Nemesis.” Long Story short, that collector was featured on Buzz, Robert Morris, and to this day he remains one of my best collecting friends. I eventually conceded my collection to him and sent him all of my 1/1s to add to his insane collection. I still have great stuff, but I knew when to cut my losses.

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Buzz Collector Profile: Robert Morris aka @dalsubfan

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Also known as: @dalsubfan on Twitter and most other places
Website: http://sportscardalbum.com/u/dalsubfan
Email: dalsubfan@gmail.com
Location: Texas
Work away from cards: Manufacturing
Collecting since: 1970-80, 1992-95, 2005-current

Main focuses: My collecting focus is Mark Teixeira cards and whatever else interests me. Hall of Famers, 1/1s, memorabilia …
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Favorite players/teams: Mark Teixeira and Texas Rangers

Current collecting projects: In addition to chasing at least one of every Mark Teixeira card made (at 5,700 or 81 percent), I am completing th 2013 Historic Autographs Originals 1933 set. Also working on a bat with Hall of Famer autographs — at 65 so far.

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First Buzz: 2015 Leaf SportKings trading cards

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What:
 2015 Leaf SportKings trading cards
Arrives: January 2016
Box basics: One autograph, one memorabilia card, four base cards and one mini per box.

What’s buzz-worthy: SportKings returns with a new mix of cards that includes numbered autographed parallels and buyback autographs for stars throughout the sports world (and even a few from elsewhere) on the famed design from the 1930s.

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.

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Iconic Sports Illustrated covers can be quite collectable & sometimes quite valuable, too (gallery)

SIcoverWillSmithIf you’ve watched any NFL games this season, you’ve likely heard the word “concussion” many times as the league has implemented new tests on players to help prevent future problems by assessing the here and now immediately following a hard hit.

On Christmas Day, a film about the issue of concussions in football called Concussion opens in theaters. You’ve probably seen the commercials for the film during NFL games.

Will Smith stars as Dr. Bennet Omalu, who discovered the degenerative brain disease called chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE. It’s a real-life issue that has affected more than 80 former players — many you’ve seen on football cards and might have collected. The movie is an important one and Sports Illustrated has Smith on its cover this week to discuss the movie.

Is it the first time a celebrity has appeared on the cover of the highly collectable sports magazine?

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Auction Buzz: Michael Jordan’s final Bulls home jersey, big bats top sales + PSA 10 George Mikan sale coming

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Michael Jordan‘s final jersey worn for a regular-season home game as a member of the Chicago Bulls netted a new record for a piece of Jordan memorabilia with a sale price of $173,240 this weekend after 17 bids in Goldin Auctions‘ latest sale.

It wasn’t the only six-figure sale of the weekend, either.

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Board Buzz: Five must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Nov. 12)

15_NT_MultiSport_DansbySwansonThe 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.

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