Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2001 Topps Archives MLB blaster box (Hour 3)

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 3.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2001 Topps Archives baseball cards (blaster)
The cost: 
$50 now ($34.99 then by the box, $3.99 per pack)

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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First Buzz: 2017 Leaf Rookie Retro sports cards

 2017 Leaf Rookie Retro sports cards
Arrives: October/November
Box basics: One graded/authenticated buyback Rookie Card and one Leaf Rookie Retro card per box (four boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Leaf’s newest buyback product revisits memorable Rookie Cards from throughout the sports world.

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Gallery: 2017 Topps Series 1 Rookie Cards


We’re less than a month away from the arrival of 2017 Topps Series 1 — and that means we’re less than a month away from the newest crop of MLB Rookie Cards.

Topps revealed the RCs on the checklist and a sampling of images on Wednesday.

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


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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Panini Instant gives collectors more NBA & NFL options on Black Friday


Panini Instant collectors have some Black Friday cards to chase, too.

Panini America‘s real-time card platform will have a pair of options for collectors beginning at 2 p.m. Central on Friday.

One is a more traditional made-to-order card set and the other includes autographs.

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First Buzz: 2016-17 NBA Hoops basketball cards

2016-17-NBA-Hoops-2What: 2016-17 NBA Hoops basketball cards
Arrives: Oct. 12
Box basics: Two autographs per 24-pack box (20 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: The NBA season tips off on cardboard with this release, which arrives a week after Panini America’s Contenders college brand gets collectors started on the hardwood.

Keep reading for more info and a full gallery of images released so far.

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Need a collecting challenge? 2014 Topps Turkey Red football has some

bridgewaterWhat happens when you have a retail-only, hit-per-pack product that can be condition sensitive with a likely modest print run and sometimes-rocky collation? A super collecting challenge — and a product that is available now at an outrageous price as part of Blowout Cards’ Super Bowl 50 sale coinciding with the big game.

How outrageous? Keep reading …

2014tpturkeyredFBThe 2014 Topps Turkey Red football set presents a collecting challenge with some surprisingly expensive cards — even for rookies who may not have lived up to expectations. Need an example of how expensive? Click here. Yep, that much … even for Johnny Manziel. And one expensive card that’s unsigned? Click here.

There aren’t that many $100 cards popping out of retail packs regularly, but these two cards are not alone in Turkey Red. In fact that second sale above might be underselling the card based on scarcity. Overall, it seems autograph asking prices are healthy, too.

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

x-MenThe 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: Retro breaks, Dylan Larkin, best Rookie Cards, boxing cards, hot comics & NASCAR.

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Russell Wilson, Doug Baldwin & A.J. McCarron among NFL’s most Buzz-worthy players in Week 14

Russell Wilson
may be a tad overlooked with the perfect season and MVP campaign of Cam Newton under way, but the Seattle Seahawks QB has been hard to miss in the last four weeks.

On Sunday, he threw for 292 yards and five touchdowns. In the last month? Well, he’s now got 16 touchdowns and zero picks. That suddenly makes his season look a lot better with 3,289 yards and 26 TDs and seven picks. Ultimately, we all know about the prowess of his 2012 Rookie Cards but there are likely to be more casual collectors looking his way with another strong week.

Buzz would expect movement — if not in price, certainly volume — on his cheapest RCs. (Buzz would expect some action on his autos but still has a tough time calling that an autograph.)

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Keep reading for four more guys who generated some buzz on the field this week.

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Tyler Seguin & Jamie Benn power Dallas Stars’ unprecedented start

SeguinBennThe Dallas Stars are off to a historic start for the franchise this season, powered by a pair of … stars whose cardboard might have room to grow.

Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn have combined for 27 points in 17 games, and, according to the NHL, the team is off to its best 17-game start in the 48-year history of the franchise. The team is 13-4-0 so far this season.

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