Board Buzz: Five 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: Star Wars, Star Wars, Star Wars. Oh and National Treasures, Tim Duncan and … Panini Eminence football cards?

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Eminence cut autographs include big, rare names beyond basketball

panini-america-eminence-basketball-cuts16The most-expesnsive box of NBA cards ever is about a week away and Panini America took some time to tease a massive non-basketball inclusion in the brand that includes names well beyond the world of basketball.

One example? George Armstrong Custer who died at The Battle of the Little Bighorn back in 1876. Just think how much the world has changed since that time — and then wonder aloud how many of his autographs could even still exist. And then what it might have cost to land the document.

Although many of the cut autograph sets made in the last decade or so aren’t fully checklisted, it appears this is his first cut autograph — and it will be found in a box of 2014-15 Panini Eminence basketball cards next week. (For trivia’s sake we’ll also mention here that basketball didn’t exist until about 1891 — just one of those many world changes since Custer.)

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Board Buzz: Five must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Nov. 24)

LombardiCutThe 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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Panini Eminence basketball cards are upping ante on everything

A mysterious package arrived at BlowoutCards.com HQ on Monday morning with some sample images and a flash drive with a single video clip inside.

Here is that video.

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