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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New Buzz: Products arriving this week (Nov. 8-14)

There are several new products on tap for this coming week with some brands that had experienced some delays finally getting the nod along with some memorabilia-based and cut autograph releases.

The biggest arrivals will be 2015 Panini Prizm football cards and 2015 Panini Contenders baseball cards.

For Prizm, it’s the return of the rainbow of parallels with plenty of new touches and inclusions sure to get football fans going. Standard Prizm boxes will include two autographs per, while jumbo boxes will double that.

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Five James Bond trading cards you should own as ‘Spectre’ arrives

The newest James Bond movie, Spectre, arrives in theaters today with the latest in silky smooth suits, fast cars, creative-but-lethal technology, big villains and everything else one has come to expect from the series that began back in 1962 and has spawned 24 movies since.

While there haven’t been quite as many Bond trading card sets, there have been plenty of interesting cards created by Rittenhouse Archives though the past few years with many of the incarnations of Bond reflected on autographs, memorabilia cards and standard releases that even the most-casual of Bond fan could appreciate.

Check out the trailer for the film above and keep reading for our choice of five James Bond trading cards that are worth a look.

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Rittenhouse readies new Star Trek: The Next Generation set


Rittenhouse Archives released the checklist for its next Star Trek: The Next Generation set today in advance of its release next month.

The set is 2015 Star Trek: The Next Generation Portfolio Prints Series 1 and it will pack three autographed cards per box and one color sketch card per case when it arrives. on Nov. 11. The basic set will consist of 89 cards — one card per episode for two series, 177 in all when it’s done — with never-before published pieces by artist Juan Ortiz.

Each base card will have a Gold parallel found one per box along with an artist autograph parallel, too. However, the main draw here will be cast autographs.

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