Bargain Buzz: Scouting the Blowout Black Friday Doorbusters

Buzz is a collector who has to be selective — can’t collect everything but would probably want to — so that’s why a day like Black Friday is important.

It’s a time for me to try stuff I normally wouldn’t — or try something I’ve always eyed but never done simply because the price is right.

Blowout’s Black Friday Doorbusters have been revealed and there are some serious bargains to be found along with the previous waves of Black November discounts on other brands beyond these. Keep your eyes on this forum link to get the latest of what’s been unleashed on Friday — and what’s back in stock, too.

Keep reading for my picks on the deals that would get my attention first once those Friday prices kick in — and then check out the full list here to see the prices. 

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2011 In The Game Canadiana hobby box (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 boxes and 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 box: 2011 In The Game Canadiana trading cards (hobby box)
The cost now: 
$49.95 

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Black November Wave 6 is here … and here are five deals to consider

If you hadn’t noticed, there are a number of boxes with discounted prices right now over on the mothership as BlowoutCards.com is in the midst its Black November sales now.

Wave 6 is here and many of the discounts were dramatic enough that Buzz had to sit down and ponder the possibilities in many of the boxes and cases — and here are five boxes/cases that caught this collector’s eye.

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Threads is a simple formula but it’s a comfortable one with two hits per box — one autograph and one memorabilia card — and a feel that’s more deluxe than, say, NBA Hoops but still with some of the basics that give it a good collectable feel. (Check out this past break.) You can land ink from the likes of Kobe Bryant and Carmelo Anthony here along with ink from the rookies, too. The memorabilia cards can include Hall of Famers, too, like that past break does, helping offer some extra scope for a price that’s now pretty low. It’s worth a rip for sure and it leads off this round of picks from this collector.

Keep reading to see more picks from this wave.

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

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 … grip it and rip it!

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Black November Wave 3 is here … and here are five deals to consider

If you hadn’t noticed, there are a number of boxes with discounted prices right now over on the mothership as BlowoutCards.com is in the midst its Black November sales now.

Wave 3 is here and many of the discounts were dramatic enough that Buzz had to sit down and ponder the possibilities in many of the boxes and cases — and here are five boxes/cases that caught this collector’s eye.

2016 Panini National Treasures racing hobby box
This one is as high-end as it gets for NASCAR and includes a few notables from beyond stock cars, too, making this bargain price even sweeter. Every box includes a book and has five other hits along with a base or parallel card — and it’s one that this collector has dug in on pretty hard via BlowoutTV group breaks. Check out that story here and then check out the price on this one. (There are cases, too.) Land the right names with some rarer memorabilia or ink combos and your box is covered. Even without the dollar signs in mind, this one is a fun rip with its stacked checklist that’s rich in stars from the past and present.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Oct. 29)

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: Avoiding ugly autographs, World Series chatter and big pulls in this Sunday edition … check ’em out.

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First Buzz: 2017 Leaf Lumber Kings hockey cards


What:
 2017 Leaf Lumber Kings hockey cards
Arrives: Nov. 10
Box basics: Four stick cards per box (10 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Leaf sticks to the game plan that worked pretty well last year with another look back to the past with nothing but hockey sticks being the sources of memorabilia cards in this release, which promises “added themes and even more value than last year.”

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Sept. 17)

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: Showing off hockey, NHL card rumors, big baseball pulls and … clearing out a store for hot new wax.

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NHL’s young stars invade toy stores in upcoming Funko Pop! series

Some of the biggest young names in the NHL are coming to the toy aisles soon — but some of the biggest ones will only be found in Canada.

Funko released the rundown of its second series of NHL Funko Pop! toys on Friday and it includes Auston Matthews, Johnny Gaudreau and plenty more among a lineup of 16 new toys — and that’s not all.

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2015-16 Upper Deck Series 1 hockey cards Mega 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: 2015-16 UD Series 1 NHL (Mega)
The cost: Click here

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Aug. 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: Big pulls & big (fake?) autograph finds to start a new week.

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2015-16 Upper Deck NHL Series 1 tin (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 boxes and 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 box: 2015-16 Upper Deck NHL Series 1 tin
The cost: Click here

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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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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Fanatics lets you get some ice time with new Stanley Cup champs

The Pittsburgh Penguins are your Stanley Cup champs after their victory in Game 6 over the Nashville Predators Sunday night and Fanatics Authentic has one of the most-unique options ready for collectors right now.

It’s a crystal puck filled from ice from the series.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (May 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: Pondering game-used vs. player-worn and other hobby questions.

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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 Poll: What do you collect?

What do you collect when it comes to cardboard? It’s a simple question … tell us in our latest Buzz Poll below or in the comments here or on Twitter. (You can select multiple answers.)

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

>> Click here to buy cards on BlowoutCards.com

Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2016-17 Upper Deck Series 1 NHL tin (Hour 7)

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 7.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2016-17 Upper Deck Series 1 hockey tin (retail)
The cost: 
$31.99

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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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 (March 8)

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: Nothing but breaks from the past and present today.

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

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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: 2017 Topps Heritage is finally here — check out the chatter, the breaks and plenty more — plus Image Comics’ 25th Anniversary box & more.

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First Buzz: 2016-17 Leaf Metal Draft hockey cards

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What:
 2016-17 Leaf Metal Draft hockey cards
Arrives: April
Box basics: Seven autographs or vintage memorabilia cards per box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Leaf Metal Draft returns with more autographs per box, a smaller case size and a lower print run than last time around while also including notable players from the past and the present.

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.

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Does the slab make the card? It doesn’t hurt these (gallery + poll)

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Slabbed cards have been a part of the hobby for decades now but a few autograph companies have started getting into the trend in recent years by encasing cards to give them a bit better display presence at a fraction of the price for a signed photo or memorabilia piece.

And it helps that while storage and protection concern go away, too.

Two big autograph dealers — Steiner Sports and Fanatics Authentic — have pretty beefy runs of signed trading cards available that in some cases take the interesting creations of card companies and makes them better.

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

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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: Landing big Cubs, some Super MLB breaks, comics cosplay, NXT, golf & more.

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

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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 first Board Buzz of 2017 is nothing but impressive pulls.

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Buzz Poll: What do you collect when it comes to cardboard these days?

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A new year is almost here and Buzz has a few questions for you about your collecting habits.

Simply put, we want to know more about what you collect and here are 10 questions we hope you’ll take a few minutes to answer.

See the rest of the questions after the jump.

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First Buzz: 2016-17 Upper Deck Series 2 hockey cards

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What: 2016-17 Upper Deck Series 2 hockey cards
Arrives:
 Feb. 15
Box basics: Six Young Guns and more in the mix in every 24-pack box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Upper Deck’s flagship hockey brand gets an update very soon with even more Young Guns, inserts and hits to be found inside its packs.

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.

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First Buzz: 2016-17 O-Pee-Chee Platinum hockey cards

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What: 2016-17 O-Pee-Chee Platinum hockey cards
Arrives:
 March 15
Box basics: One autograph per 20-pack box (16 boxes per case via two inners)

What’s buzz-worthy: The rainbow of parallels returns once again with a modern-retro feel and some new touches that add to the overall legacy of the brand.

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.

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First Buzz: 2016-17 Fleer Showcase hockey cards

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What: 2016-17 Fleer Showcase hockey cards
Arrives:
 March 1
Box basics: One autograph per 18-pack box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: This brand showcasing some of the memorable Fleer designs of the past has been reconfigured for a lower price while still offering plenty of the insert cards that collectors have come to expect.

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Dec. 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: Nothing but breaks from around the collecting world.

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

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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: Discussions about the $27,000 Topps Transcendent and plenty more with breaks across the board.

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The 2016-17 Upper Deck Black Diamond hockey checklist is here + gallery (updated)

2016-17-Upper-Deck-Black-Diamond-hockey-booklet-relicThe wait for new hockey cards from Upper Deck is less than two weeks away but the mystery of what’s to come is now closer to over.

We now have our hands on the final checklist for 2016-17 Upper Deck Black Diamond hockey — and it’s right here.

Each box of this one will include six cards and you can learn more about the product in our First Buzz preview here.

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

>> Click here to buy hockey cards on BlowoutCards.com

First Buzz: 2016-17 UD Ice

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What: 2016-17 UD Ice hockey cards
Arrives:
 March 29
Box basics: One autograph and one memorabilia or Exquisite card per six-pack box (20 boxes per case via two inners)

What’s buzz-worthy: In addition to the hits, this one will include two Ice Premieres Rookie Cards, a Sub Zero card and one more card from one of these sets — Ice Champions, World Juniors or Ice Premieres.

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.

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Asking prices on Connor McDavid’s The Cup rookie patch autographs are kind of a big deal right now

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The Cup is here and the biggest rookie of them all is here, too, with big asking prices on eBay.

The rookie is, of course, Edmonton’s Connor McDavid and his rookie patch autos from Upper Deck’2015-16 The Cup are something in high demand. We all knew that would be the case months ago.

But, now that they are here, the asking prices on early finds are jaw-droppers.

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