Gallery: Aaron Judge Transcendent Collection Experience cards

A maximum of 87 guests will be at Topps’ Transcendent Collection Experience party later this month in Atlanta and, while everyone in attendance will meet former MLB home run champion Hank Aaron.

But every guest pass also will come with a number of extras — and one of them will be all about another Aaron … Aaron Judge.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Jan. 5)

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 breaks and pulls as we head into the weekend …

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Topps Now: No sophomore slump for this cardboard game-changer

Topps Now‘s second season was one that showed continued growth and more than a million cards sold — with the biggest card of them all arriving in December.

That was for the debut of Shohei Ohtani, which sold more than 17,000 copies.

That wasn’t the only highlight, though.

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Giancarlo Stanton’s new threads help launch 2018 Topps #TBT + ongoing gallery


A new year of Topps #TBT is here and one of the biggest names in the game starts things off in the first pack.

It’s Giancarlo Stanton in his New York Yankees uniform and he’s joined by five other stars in for the first of a weekly series of cards using a retro design in a new way.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Jan. 3)

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 as the flu fights back vs. Buzz.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Jan. 1)

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: Highlights and chatter for a pair of 2018 releases — and more breaks as Buzz fights the flu.

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First Buzz: 2018 Topps Museum Collection baseball cards

What: 2018 Topps Museum Collection baseball cards
Arrives: June 20
Box basics: One autograph, one autographed Relic, one quad Relic and one prime Relic per four-pack box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: MLB gets the Museum Collection treatment once again with some new touches and some new players.

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

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Buzz Break: 2016 Topps Gypsy Queen baseball cards (blaster box)

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.

The box: 2016 Topps Gypsy Queen baseball (blaster)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (for hobby when available)

Packs per box: 8
Cards per pack: 6
Cards in this box: 48
Base set completion: 
36 of 300 (12 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notable players on base cards – Bryce Harper, Manny Machado, Carlos Correa, Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom, Paul Goldschmidt

Rookie Cards (1) – Max Kepler

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Dec. 28)

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 … and that bat knob wasn’t even the best card in the box — check it out.

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eBay Buzz: This 1968 Topps Nolan Ryan Rookie Card is how much?


It’s not new and fresh from a pack, but the price tag attached?

Well, it’s a jaw-dropper.

It’s a nearly perfect copy of Nolan Ryan‘s 1968 Topps Rookie Card — a hobby classic that’s chased by both New Yorkers who remember his early days with an iconic World Series-winning team, but also the fans of a rugged Texan who struck out more players than anyone else in MLB history. (And maybe by a few Jerry Koosman fans, too.)

Is it worth that? Perhaps to the right deep-pocketed collector — but maybe not for that much, though Ryan was MLB’s first million-dollar-a-year player when he signed with the Houston Astros in 1980.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Dec. 27)

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: Looking at the Lakers’ top rookies and big pulls from all those holiday box breaks out there.

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Buzz Break: 2017 Panini Chronicles baseball cards (blaster box)

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.

The box: 2017 Panini Chronicles baseball cards (blaster box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (for hobby)

Packs per box: 4
Cards per pack: 5
Cards in this box: 20
Base set completion: 
14 of 100 (14 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Base cards – Clayton Kershaw, Corey Kluber, Freddie Freeman, Josh Donaldson, Felix Hernandez, Joey Gallo, Matt Kemp, Todd Frazier, Ken Griffey Jr., Salvador Perez, Jake Lamb, Mark Reynolds, Ryne Sandberg, Charlie Blackmon

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First Buzz: 2018 Panini Diamond Kings baseball (early retail details)

What: 2018 Panini Diamond Kings baseball cards
Arrives: March 28
Box basics: Three retail-exclusive insert cards per seven-pack blaster box (20 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: We’ve got early word on what’s coming to the retail aisle from Panini America in 2018, and it’s the newest crop of Diamond Kings will be the second set to arrive next March.

Keep reading for more info.

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First Buzz: 2018 Donruss baseball cards (early details)

What: 2018 Donruss baseball cards
Arrives: March 7
Box basics: Three hits per 24-pack hobby box (16 boxes per case); Four retail-exclusive insert cards per seven-pack blaster box (20 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: We’ve got early word on new baseball lines coming to the retail aisle from Panini America in 2018 — and this is the first release to arrive next spring. Update (Jan. 3): And this will include the first Panini cards for Shohei Ohtani, too, with memorabilia cards and on-card autographs in the mix.

Keep reading for more info.

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Buzz Break: 2017 Bowman’s Best baseball cards (hobby box)

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.

The box: 2016 Bowman’s Best MLB (hobby box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box: 12
Cards per pack: 6
Cards in this box: 72
Base set completion: 
17 of 65 (26 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Prospects set completion: 
14 of 35 (40 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Base cards – Jose Altuve, Francisco Lindor, Joey Votto, Corey Seager, Ichiro Suzuki, Buster Posey, George Springer, Jose Berrios, Miguel Sano, Max Scherzer

Rookie Cards (7) – Dansby Swanson, Tyler Glasnow, Alex Bregman, Yulieski Gurriel, Raimel Tapia, Luke Weaver, Jose DeLeon

Prospect cards – Jo Adell, Kevin Maitan, Brendan McKay (1B), Alex Faedo, Clarke Schmidt, Pavin Smith, Blake Rutherford, Austin Beck, Willy Adames, Michael Kopech, Amed Rosario, Jake Burger, Keston Hiura, Austin Meadows

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Buzz Break: 2017 Bowman Chrome Mini baseball (set & bonus packs)


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.

The box: 2017 Bowman Chrome Mini baseball (factory set & bonus packs)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box: 3
Cards per pack: 10
Cards in this box: 303 (273 cards in set, 30 bonus parallels)
Base set completion: 
273 of 273 (100 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notable players on base cards – Aaron Judge, Cody Bellinger (2), Kevin Maitan, Yoan Moncada, Nick Senzel, Alex Bregman, Rhys Hoskins, Ronald Acuna, Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Mickey Moniak, Rafael Devers, Gleyber Torres, Andrew Benintendi,, Eloy Jimenez, Dansby Swanson … and nearly all other rookies and prospects from 2017 Bowman and 2017 Bowman Chrome

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Dec. 24)

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 as we power through the holiday weekend.

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

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 in this weekend edition.

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First Buzz: 2018 Topps Finest baseball cards


What: 2018 Topps Finest baseball cards
Arrives: June 6
Box basics: One auto per mini box with two minis per master (eight masters per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Finest is back as a hobby release once again with a number of inclusions that add to its chromed legacy of autographs and inserts.

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 1983 Fleer baseball cello pack (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 packs in a dozen hours. We’ll post one every hour on the hour all day long today … this is our finale for today.

12in12-logo-smallerThe pack: 1983 Fleer baseball cello pack
The cost: 
$5

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 1984 O-Pee-Chee baseball wax pack (Hour 10)

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 packs in a dozen hours. We’ll post one every hour on the hour all day long today … this is Hour 10.

12in12-logo-smallerThe pack: 1984 O-Pee-Chee baseball
The cost: 
$2.50

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 1982 Fleer baseball cards cello pack (Hour 8)

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 packs in a dozen hours. We’ll post one every hour on the hour all day long today … this is Hour 8.

12in12-logo-smallerThe pack: 1982 Fleer baseball cards cello 
The cost: 
$5

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 1985 Topps baseball cards cello pack (Hour 6)

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 packs in a dozen hours. We’ll post one every hour on the hour all day long today … this is Hour 6.

12in12-logo-smallerThe pack: 1985 Topps baseball cello
The cost: 
$6 

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 1993 Bowman baseball wax pack (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 packs in a dozen hours. We’ll post one every hour on the hour all day long today … this is Hour 5.

12in12-logo-smallerThe pack: 1993 Bowman baseball
The cost: 
$2.50

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 1991 O-Pee-Chee baseball wax pack (Hour 4)

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 packs in a dozen hours. We’ll post one every hour on the hour all day long today … this is Hour 4.

12in12-logo-smallerThe pack: 1991 O-Pee-Chee baseball
The cost: 
$3

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 1989 Upper Deck High Number pack (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 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 pack: 1989 Upper Deck High Number baseball cards
The cost: 
$3

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 1992 Bowman baseball wax pack (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 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 pack: 1992 Bowman baseball
The cost: 
$7.50

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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

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 and breaks in today’s edition.

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Ken Griffey Jr. signs new exclusive autograph deal with TRISTAR

TRISTAR has a new exclusive team member — and he’s “the greatest baseball player of all time” based on Hall of Fame voting.

It’s former Seattle Mariners and Cincinnati Reds star Ken Griffey Jr. and a full line of autographed memorabilia from him is available now from the Houston-based company after the new deal was announced on Tuesday night.

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Buzz Break: 2017 Bowman Draft baseball cards (jumbo box)

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.

The box: 2016 Bowman Draft MLB cards (jumbo)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box: 12
Cards per pack: 32
Cards in this box: 384
Base set completion: 
200 of 200 (100 percent)
Duplicates: 71

First Bowman cards & base cards of note – Jo Adell, Jake Burger, MacKenzie Gore, Brendan McKay, Keston Hiura, Austin Beck, Alex Lange, Alex Faedo, Royce Lewis, Gavin Sheets, Joe Perez, Taylor Walls, Matthew Whatley, Carl Stajduhar, Colton Hock, Cole Brannen, Quentin Holmes, Sam Carlson, Drew Waters, Logan Warmoth, David Peterson, Luis Campusano, Cal Mitchell, Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Gleyber Torres, Tyler Ivey, Nick Raquet, Pavin Smith, Hans Crouse, Blayne Enlow, Will Gaddis, Cash Case, Ricardo De La Torre, James Marinan, Connor Uselton, Drew Ellis, Jeter Downs, Eloy Jimenez, Brendon Little, Adam Haseley, Heliot Ramos, Kevin Merrell, Charlie Barnes, Seth Elledge, Kevin Smith, Trevor Stephan, Ryley Widell, Caden Lemons, Brian Miller, Mark Vientos, Peter Solomon, Quinn Brodey, J.J. Matijevic, Connor Seabold, Daniel Tillo, Jacob Pearson, Kevin Maitan, Ronald Acuna, Bo Bichette, Kyle Wright, Shane Baz, Wyatt Mills … and everybody else.

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

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 NFL and MLB breaks to start the week.

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It’s here … check out 2017 Topps Transcendent on BlowoutTV

This year’s edition of Topps Transcendent Collection baseball cards is here with 53 autographs — and plenty more — per hand-crafted wooden box. (Click here to view the checklist.)

Topps calls this one “the pinnacle of high-end collecting” and BlowoutTV will be busting its first box in minutes. We’ll be adding images from that break and others all day at this link right here — click it to check out everything so far.

So, how much is a briefcase? Click here to see the price.

Update: Now that the break is over, the images have been added to the previous gallery as well as the gallery here … check ’em out below. A number of early eBay images also has been added.

Follow Buzz on Twitter @BlowoutBuzz or send email to BlowoutBuzz@blowoutcards.com. 

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Shohei Ohtani’s first MLB baseball card arrives via Topps Now

Update (Dec. 18): This card sold a Topps Now record of 17,323 copies.

The biggest signing of the MLB off-season so far is here on baseball cards.

The ink has dried on Shohei Ohtani‘s contract from Sunday but his marketing deal must be a tad fresher as his first baseball cards showing him in an Angels uniform are here.

That’s thanks to Topps Now.  

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Dec. 13)

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 from around the collecting world.

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Star Wars has made its mark in sports merchandising (gallery)

We all know that Friday is a big day in the film world with the arrival of the next Star Wars film, The Last Jedi.

It’s a behemoth we’ve seen teased on TV and online for months — and even longer in the toy aisles — and now that we’re days away from its release there’s even more to potentially be seen and heard about the latest chapter in the legendary franchise. But, like spoilers, I’ve tried my best to avoid most of it — all of the merchandising and marketing that can include everything from food to car commercials and then all that stuff in the toy aisle.

So, maybe it’s just my situation — it’s a black hole of sorts I don’t want sucked into because there’s just too much I’d potentially want but ultimately don’t really need — but when I saw that there was a massive amount of sports-related Star Wars items in one online location I didn’t expect?

Well, that’s why we’re here …

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