Slipknot’s Chris Fehn gets his own Allen & Ginter baseball card

He’s traveled the world a few times over, been on the cover of Rolling Stone, won a grammy and helped sell millions of albums in the last 20 years, but there’s just something different about appearing on a Topps baseball card.

And that’s something that Slipknot‘s Chris Fehn, aka No. 3, can add to his accomplishments beginning Wednesday with the arrival of 2017 Topps Allen & Ginter.

“It’s crazy,” Fehn said. “It’s one of the coolest things that’s ever happened to me. Being a collector since I was a kid and then now to have something from that company of my own … it’s amazing.”

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2014 Panini Country Music hobby box (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 boxes and 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 box: 2014 Panini Country Music trading cards (hobby box) 
The cost: Click here

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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Five-page letter from Tupac Shakur commanding big bucks at auction


Update: This sold for a whopping $172,725 after an initial estimate of $50,000.

“This remarkable letter from Tupac exemplifies what’s thrilling about the auction business,” said Ken Goldin, Founder of Goldin Auctions, “as this recently discovered find caught the eye of several serious and well-heeled bidders who went back and forth for hours until this record-setting price was reached.”

A four-page letter and an additional letter hand-written by Tupac Shakur while he was in New s-l1600York’s Clinton Correctional Facility in 1995 are on the auction block.

And the interest in them seems strong with bidding already in five-figures as part of the Goldin Auctions sale.

The mail was sent to Death Row Records publicist Nina Bhadreshwar and its letter notes that the essay had not been sent anywhere and was hers to decide what to do with it.

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Early Black Sabbath lyrics & memorabilia set to hit auction block

f525i1-3-768x1024A collection of postcards, lyrics, notes and more from the early days of legendary and pioneering heavy metal band Black Sabbath will be hitting the auction block late next month via a Sheffield-based auction house in the United Kingdom.

Among the pieces going up for sale are hand-written postcards from Ozzy Osbourne to his parents, which are signed with his legal name, John, as well as lyrics, posters and flyers from when the band was briefly known as “Earth” and then after it adopted its name inspired by a Boris Karloff film.

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Old sets can include a few surprises … like Pro Set’s UK MusiCards

1991-Pro-Set-SuperStars-MusiCards-UK-boxIt sounded like a fun, cheap rip of some oldschool wax — a late-night buy just because it was a good deal — but it turned into another lesson about old cardboard.

This time, the product was a long-forgotten (and maybe unknown to some) release from Pro Set back in 1991 — the company’s UK edition of SuperStars MusiCards.

prince-purpleTo those of you who were around for Pro Set, you probably fondly remember the football card chases created by the Dallas, Texas-based company in 1989 and 1990 and the overproduction that was happening but we never saw because everybody (and their mother) was buying. By 1991, many of its products — and there were many in the non-football realm — arrived with a thud. Not because they were bad but because they were trying new things and new things didn’t always work. (And because the presses kept on rolling.) By 1993, the company was back down to football and by 1994 the company was gone completely.

And if you weren’t around then? Well, you missed out on some of the best simple cardboard of all times … and one example of that is this 1991 SuperStars MusiCards UK Editon.

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Steiner Sports lands rights to revisit The Beatles on canvas

The-Beatles-Abbey-Road-24x36-Stretched-CanvasSteiner Sports has four new stars on its roster — John, Paul, George and Ringo.

The New Rochelle, N.Y.-based company announced Monday that it has acquired the rights to The Beatles for canvas wall art and framed presentations as part of a deal with Bravado International.

“As both a sports and music enthusiast all my life,” said Brandon Steiner, the founder and CEO. “I am at once delighted and enthusiastic that not only is Steiner Sports now a part of the legacy of this most iconic and historical brand, but that we will now be able to bring unique products and memories to so many Beatles fans moving forward.”

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Prince can be found on two 1991 Pro Set MusiCards … but not much else other than his memorable records

Prince-Pro-Set-MusiCards-1More than 100 million records sold, seven Grammy Awards, an Oscar, four films, countless albums and one of the better Super Bowl halftime shows in history.

The accolades and memorable moments in the career of Prince Rogers Nelson, aka Prince, are plentiful, but fans of the 57-year-old who died on Thursday have just two options for collecting the star on trading cards that were released by a major manufacturer and actually show him on the front.

They come from the 1991 Pro Set SuperStars MusiCards UK Edition.

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Marilyn Manson’s first certified auto coming soon from Cryptozoic

soa-67-marilyn-manson-aSweet dreams are made of these if you’re a fan of the Antichrist Superstar.

It’s a certified autograph of Marilyn Manson — a first — and it’s coming in Cryptozoic‘s Sons of Anarchy Seasons 6-7 set scheduled to arrive on Dec. 23.

Manson played Ron Tully for six episodes during the final season, adding to his credits that include more than 20 roles in television and movies atop countless musical appearances as a performer or soundtrack inclusion.

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Colts owner Jim Irsay pays big bucks for Ringo Starr’s Beatles drums


Los Angeles-based Julien’s Auctions concluded its sale of Ringo Starr‘s memorabilia on Saturday night and the biggest sale of the three-day event has a tie to the sports world.

The buyer? Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay.

The price?

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Janis Joplin’s “History of Universe” Porsche hits auction next week

JanisJoplinPorscheIt’s one part automotive gem, one part musical memorabilia, but one thing’s for sure about Janis Joplin‘s restored 1965 Porsche 356C 1600 Cabriolet.

This pearl is headed to auction.

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Former Chicago White Sox organist’s gem headlines charity auction


If you want one reminder of how a day at the ballpark could be different from other sports, then you should look no further than the ballpark organ. You know, the one that would play jingles over the speakers during lulls in the action. It’s oldschool.

And, if you’re serious about MLB musical history, there’s an item on MLB Auctions that’s just for you.

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Ringo Starr will sign limited number of auction catalogs for charity


It’s no secret that Ringo Starr isn’t a fan of signing autographs — even though he’s done so thousands of times up until a few years ago when he posted a video on his website saying “no more.”

But now The Beatles’ drummer is signing just 250 copies of “Property From The Collection of Ringo Starr and Barbara Bach” which is the auction catalog box set for the upcoming sale of his memorabilia collection though Los Angeles-based Julien’s Auctions.

How much?

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Need a reason to buy some new CDs? How about free autographs …

Jewel-Picking-Up-The-Pieces-CD-With-Autographed-Booklet-2133643_1024x1024Many of us live in an iTunes world, jettisoning the tangible plastic and paper of CDs for a simple download, but there’s one reason why you might want to consider returning to your collecting roots and have a CD in hand.

Sometimes they can come with free autographs.

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