Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (May 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: Big pulls from around the collecting world.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (May 26)

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: Bowman Mega Boxes delivering well, retro wax ripping, big breaks and NSCC prep.

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Gallery: NFLPA Rookie Premiere Next Day Autographs will be found in 2017 National promo packs

Some of the first on-card autos penned by the 37 new NFL rookies at this year’s NFLPA Rookie Premiere will have a home inside packs soon.

They’ll be found in this year’s National Sports Collectors Convention promo packs.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (May 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: Big pulls from new boxes, vintage classics, The National & more.

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

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 the NSCC in today’s edition.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (May 21)

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 MLB investments, big pulls, impressive NBA finds and other collecting questions.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (May 19)

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: Bowman Mega Boxes are apparently on the way along with a look at some big pulls in WWE and non-sports releases and some collecting questions.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (May 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: Bobblehead madness, the NSCC, collecting superstitions, the Rookie Premiere and results from ripping.

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To the victors go the spoils … Decision 2016 National exclusives now available via BlowoutCards.com

Decision-2016-flagsElection Day is still a ways away but there will be spoils for those who are victorious buyers of Decision 2016 trading cards from BlowoutCards.com.

How? A limited number of remaining promo cards that had only been available with purchase at the National Sports Collectors Convention are now up for grabs.

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Scenes from the Show … The National Day 5 (gallery)

Via @TRISTAR1: HOFer, 2x AL MVP, 3x All-Star, 3x Silver Slugger, 3,000 Hit Club Robin Yount at the #TRISTAR Autograph Pavilion
Via @TRISTAR1: HOFer, 2x AL MVP, 3x All-Star, 3,000 Hit Club Robin Yount at #TRISTAR Autograph Pavilion

Today is the final day of this year’s National Sports Collectors Convention inside the Atlantic City Convention center — the finale after some busy days you can see in a gallery here, can see in a gallery here and also can see in a gallery here (Oh and there was plenty of prep and a preview night that you can see here, too.)

Keep reading for more and to see a gallery that will grow throughout the day as the doors have just now opened for everyone.

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Scenes from tonight’s Panini VIP Party (ongoing gallery)

CpNHM0SVIAA8v37.jpg-largeNow that the National Sports Collectors Convention is completed for today, the spotlight selectively turns to this year’s Panini VIP Party, which will include some big-name guests, big-name signers and some big-name cardboard.

Black boxes, Gold packs, autographs and more are the mementos of the event, but the memories are made with the interactions between the collectors and the stars.

We’ll help take you behind the rope virtually right here with a gallery of images from tonight’s event.

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Scenes from the Show … The National Day 4

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Pulled from Breakers Rowe at Blowout booth on Saturday at the National Sports Collectors Convention.

Today should be the busiest day of this year’s National Sports Collectors Convention inside the Atlantic City Convention center after a pair of busy days you can see in a gallery here and also in a gallery here (Oh and there was plenty of prep and a preview night that you can see here, too.)

Now it’s time for Day 4, which has the largest slate of signers and plenty of action. Joe Namath, for example, is set to sign at 11 a.m.

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

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Allen Iverson is latest Panini America VIP Party guest to be revealed

CpMFgUtWAAA259g.jpg-largeWho’s the newest Panini VIP Party guest? Looks like we have an answer.

Panini America revealed that new Basketball Hall of Famer and former Philadelphia 76ers great Allen Iverson will be in attendance at tonight’s event in Atlantic City, N.J. He’s the sixth star announced for the event.

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New York Giants great Lawrence Taylor is latest Panini VIP Party guest

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Former New York Giants linebacker Lawrence Taylor is the latest guest for the Panini America VIP Party that’s set for Saturday night in Atlantic City, N.J. He’s the fifth guest revealed by the company and only one announced (so far) on Friday.

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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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Scottie Pippen is Panini America’s newest VIP Party guest

CpC8b7tUIAArqjF.jpg-largeA Basketball Hall of Famer is coming to Atlantic City, N.J. on Saturday night.

Panini America revealed its second VIP Party guest of the day on Thursday and it is former Chicago Bulls star Scottie Pippen. He’ll be on hand Saturday night to meet collectors at the company’s party.

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Former NBA All-Star Shawn Kemp is latest Panini VIP Party guest

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There is reign in the forecast for Saturday night in Atlantic City, N.J.

Panini America will guarantee that with the addition of former Seattle Sonics star Shawn Kemp as the latest guest at the company’s much-watched VIP Party.

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Scenes from the Show … The National Day 2

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Via @slmsolo: Look what I found … #KrisBryant #Superfractor

All of the on-floor preparation for this year’s National Sports Collectors Convention is over inside the Atlantic City Convention center and the preview night has come and gone.

Now it’s time for the show. You’ll never know what big cards you’ll see (Kris Bryant Superfractor, anyone?), 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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Reggie Jackson is Panini America’s second confirmed VIP Party guest

Co9fcR7UkAABSdA.jpg-large“Mr. October” is coming to the Panini America VIP Party on Saturday night coinciding with the National Sports Collectors Convention in Atlantic City, N.J.

Reggie Jackson is the second guest confirmed for the party.

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Not at the NSCC? Win this autograph from a Hall of Famer at the show …

2016-Topps-Tribute-thomasThe National Sports Collectors Convention is just getting going and for those not at the show there will be plenty to see here and elsewhere online to get a glimpse at all of the action.

Buzz wants you to get in on the action from afar by offering up this 2016 Topps Tribute autograph of Hall of Famer (and NSCC signer) Frank Thomas that was recently pulled in a Buzz Break.

Want your shot at the card? Simply leave a comment on this post telling us your favorite Hall of Famer. Include your email (in the spot where it asks for it) and also include your Twitter handle (so Buzz can follow you and also potentially contact you there if you win).

We’ll pick a winner from all entries received by Monday. (Yes, you can enter if you’re at the show … and don’t worry if you don’t see your comment immediately. They are held before approval.)

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

>> Click here to buy cards on BlowoutCards.com

Top NASCAR rookie Chase Elliott is first Panini VIP Party guest

ChaseElliottToday’s the day that Panini America‘s first NASCAR product arrives in the form of 2016 Panini Prizm, and one of the biggest newcomers in that set is Chase Elliott, who’s the leading candidate for the Sprint Cup Rookie of the Year award.

Today’s also the day for the opening of the National Sports Collectors Convention in Atlantic City, N.J., too.

And how do those two things cross paths? Elliott will be one of the guests at Panini’s VIP Party on Saturday night — he’s the first guest confirmed by the company.

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Scenes from the Show … Before The National begins (and more)

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Update: This post started on Monday and its gallery is updating throughout the preview night on Wednesday. There will be new galleries to come beginning on Thursday.

The calm before the storm is here.

On-floor preparation for this year’s National Sports Collectors Convention has begun inside the Atlantic City Convention center. What you see here is the view of what will become Booth No. 1220, the home of BlowoutCards.com for the show, which begins Wednesday evening and runs through Sunday evening.

But that’s not the only early scene seen so far …

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Blowout’s booth is place to be during this year’s National

BlowoutThe 37th National Sports Collectors Convention is nearly here and, while Atlantic City, N.J., will be the center of the collecting universe, we have to note that the BlowoutCards.com booth (No. 1,220) will be the epicenter of the show at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Why?

Well, some of those boxes — and cases — in our 18 pallets of stuff out on the show floor are part of the largest Blowout giveaways yet in our history at the show. (And show veterans should already know how big they’ve been in the past … this time we’re stealing the show.)

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National Sports Collectors Convention — the catch-all post

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Via @paniniamerica: We are here! Set-up has begun for the @nsccshow #NSCC16

The National Sports Collectors Convention is nearly here and the months of preparation are culminating in the show of all shows for sports collectors the next five days in Atlantic City, N.J.

There will be plenty to see, plenty to do and plenty to buy and Buzz has been watching the developments the whole way. We’ll have galleries of images from the show floor and a few nuggets here and there in the coming days but there’s already been plenty written leading up to the show that you can all find right here.

Here’s a rundown of all past NSCC stories here on The Buzz …

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Rocky Balboa is coming to The National … as a Topps promo set

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Topps’ celebration of Rocky‘s 40th anniversary continues at the National Sports Collectors Convention this week with some new old-looking cardboard.

Why? It’s a teaser for a more-comprehensive release for the collection of movies to come at a later time.

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

IMG_4008The 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 Andrew Miller deal, a big Noir break, more big breaks, The National and a big Bryce Harper stash.

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Blowout has things extra covered in Beckett Covers set coming at NSCC

Screen Shot 2016-07-27 at 11.58.01 AMDetails are still to come for the Beckett Covers card set at this year’s National Sports Collectors Convention that kicks off a week from today in Atlantic City, N.J., but BlowoutCards.com will have things covered in a deluxe way for those attempting to collect ’em all.

The card only available at the Blowout booth will be a limited edition double-sided card featuring two of the top rookies in two leagues — the NFL’s No. 2 draft pick and future Philadelphia Eagles QB Carson Wentz on the front and the NBA’s No. 1 pick Ben Simmons of the Philadelphia 76ers on the back.

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

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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: Allen & Ginter, Bret Saberhagen, a trip to Turner Field, inside a Rip Card, The National and dirty Ted Williams.

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Kevin Durant’s first Warriors autos arrive in Panini NSCC promo packs

durant-national-cardThe NBA’s biggest offseason signing will get a part of the spotlight at the National Sports Collectors Convention beginning next week in Atlantic City, N.J.

And Kevin Durant‘s autographs will be there, too.

The newest member of the Golden State Warriors recently made his cardboard debut with his new team via Panini Instant but his first autographed cards in his new uniform will be part of the Panini America wrapper redemption program at the show.

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

scan0007_1The 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: Allen & Ginter, Allen & Ginter, Allen & Ginter, Aroldis Chapman, 1986-87 Fleer and The National.

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

1989-UpperDeck-KenGriffeyJrThe 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: Griffey to Cooperstown, Chris Sale & his scissors, new breaks, 2016 Topps Allen & Ginter, The National & more.

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Ken Stabler’s personal memorabilia to be sold via Pristine Auction

main_1-Ken-Stabler-1974-National-Football-League-Players-Association-NFL-MVP-Plaque-Stabler-LOA-PristineAuction.comMore than 450 lots of memorabilia from the collection of a former Alabama Crimson Tide and Oakland Raiders great are headed into collectors’ hands soon as they are now on the auction block.

Trophies, game-used memorabilia and more from the collection of Ken Stabler, who will be posthumously inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Aug. 6, are up for grabs after his family decided to part with them. “Snake” died in July 2015 after a brief battle with colon cancer.

“In honoring Ken Stabler’s requests, his family has chosen to make items from his personal career collection available to the fans of Mr. Stabler’s career through Pristine Auction,” read a release from the Phoenix-based company. “It is truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity … to obtain a piece of sports memorabilia owned by legendary Oakland Raiders quarterback and 2016 Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee Ken Stabler.”

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Upper Deck honors Mike Berkus with Piece of History card for National

2016-National-Sports-Collectors-Convention-Upper-Deck-Mike-Berkus-Tribute-Memorabilia-Card-FrontUpper Deck has remembered the late co-founder of the National Sports Collectors Convention with a memorabilia card that will be in limited supply at the upcoming show on Aug. 3-7 in Atlantic City, N.J.

It’s a Piece of History memorabilia card for Mike Berkus, who lost a brief cancer battle in November. He was 69.

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

inceptionThe 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 the breaks — old & new NBA, MLB, Goodwin & more.

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Historic Autographs takes on The Mob — via cardboard

Historic-Autos-The-MobHistoric Autographs is taking on The Mob with its new trading card set that will first arrive at this year’s National Sports Collectors Convention.

A 60-card 2016 Historic Autographs The Mob set will be available in two ways — via a premium box and a set box — with a soft release at the show.

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