Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Jan. 16)

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: NFL chatter, big pulls, Chris Paul’s drama & more.

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2008 Donruss Americana II blaster box (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: 2008 Donruss Americana II blaster
The cost: BlowoutCards.com

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2013 Topps Star Wars Jedi Legacy 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: 2013 Topps Star Wars Jedi Legacy
The cost: BlowoutCards.com

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Jan. 9)

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 in today’s edition …

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Jan. 3)

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 as the flu fights back vs. Buzz.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Dec. 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: Nothing but breaks today as we power through the holiday weekend.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Dec. 23)

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 in this weekend edition.

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Buzz Break: 2017 Topps Star Wars The Last Jedi (blaster box)

From time to time, Buzz will break a box of something and post the results here. Like this and want to see more? Or maybe there’s a box you’d want to see busted? Send Buzz an email at BlowoutBuzz@blowoutcards.com.

The box: 2017 Topps Star Wars The Last Jedi (blaster box)
Where to buy:
 BlowoutCards.com (for hobby)

Packs per box:
 11 (10 standard packs plus one medallion pack)
Cards per pack: 6
Cards in this box: 61
Base set completion: 
40 of 100 (40 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Base cards of note — Finn, Captain Phasma, General Leia Organa, Admiral Ackbar, DJ, Supreme Leader Snoke, Vulptex, Commander D’Acy

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Dec. 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 big breaks as we head toward the weekend.

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First Buzz: 2018 Topps Star Wars The Last Jedi Series 2 trading cards

What: 2018 Topps Star Wars The Last Jedi Series 2 trading cards
Arrives: June 6
Box basics: One autograph guaranteed in every two-hit box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: The newest Star Wars film gets its a second helping — its third set overall — when this one arrives next year with highlights from The Last Jedi and plenty more.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Dec. 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: NBA chatter, big pulls & big cards damaged by kids.

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Buzz Break: 2017 Topps Star Wars Masterwork trading cards

From time to time, Buzz will break a box of something and post the results here. Like this and want to see more? Or maybe there’s a box you’d want to see busted? Send Buzz an email at BlowoutBuzz@blowoutcards.com.

The box: 2017 Topps Star Wars Masterwork (hobby box)
Where to buy:
 BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box:
 4
Cards per pack: 5
Cards in this box: 20
Base set completion: 
6 of 75 (8 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Base cards — Obi-wan Kenobi, Princess Leia, Ezra Bridger, Baze Malbus, Admiral Statura, Sabine Wren

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Dec. 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: Awaiting Transcendent and at least two insane 1/1 finds in wax lead off today’s edition.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Dec. 13)

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 from around the collecting world.

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Star Wars has made its mark in sports merchandising (gallery)

We all know that Friday is a big day in the film world with the arrival of the next Star Wars film, The Last Jedi.

It’s a behemoth we’ve seen teased on TV and online for months — and even longer in the toy aisles — and now that we’re days away from its release there’s even more to potentially be seen and heard about the latest chapter in the legendary franchise. But, like spoilers, I’ve tried my best to avoid most of it — all of the merchandising and marketing that can include everything from food to car commercials and then all that stuff in the toy aisle.

So, maybe it’s just my situation — it’s a black hole of sorts I don’t want sucked into because there’s just too much I’d potentially want but ultimately don’t really need — but when I saw that there was a massive amount of sports-related Star Wars items in one online location I didn’t expect?

Well, that’s why we’re here …

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Dec. 12)

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 on this Tuesday morning.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Dec. 11)

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 to start the week … and at least five 1/1 sightings.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Nov. 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: Nothing but breaks highlights as Buzz recovers from Black Friday.

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Topps’ Countdown to ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ begins today with new cards every weekday until Dec. 15

Weekdays are all about The Last Jedi until Dec. 15.

That’s because Topps is previewing the new Star Wars movie with a new Countdown to The Last Jedi set with a new card arriving each Monday to Friday on Topps.com.

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

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: Artballs coming in Transcendent, waiting too long to rip wax, Pop Century pulls and more.

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First Buzz: 2018 Topps ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ trading cards

What: 2018 Topps Solo: A Star Wars Story trading cards
Arrives: April 20
Box basics: One autograph guaranteed in every two-hit box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: The next Star Wars movie will, of course, get its own cardboard and we have the basics — but no spoilers — for the story of Han Solo.

Keep reading for more.

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Black November Wave 2 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 2 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.

2017 Topps Update Jumbo boxes and cases
This relatively new release is simply a fun one that’s stacked with Rookie Cards and moments from the All-Star Game and Home Run Derby. This collector has ripped hanger boxes, blaster boxes and standard Hobby boxes and many of them have delivered good volume on those guys named Bellinger, Judge and even on the variations. (They don’t have to be rare to be fun.) I haven’t studied the jumbo breaks closely, but one auto and two other hits at this price makes for a fun rip — and if you get lucky you could do pretty well. While this might be a brand that seems somewhat plentiful now, once wax dries up there will be enough key players here to make it of interest later — and basic Topps flagship RCs seem to be growing in popularity, too.

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Topps includes new Relics in 2017 Topps Star Wars Masterwork

Topps is adding a new element to an upcoming Star Wars set that will allow collectors to feel The Force in a new way.

The set is 2017 Topps Star Wars Masterwork and they’ll include Source Fabric Material Relics. 

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

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 on this Tuesday morning — NBA, NFL, The Walking Dead, Star Wars … 

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 1983 Topps ‘Star Wars Return of the Jedi’ Series 1 wax pack (Hour 12)

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 all day long … and this is our finale.

12in12-logo-smallerThe pack: 1983 Topps Star Wars Return of the Jedi Series 1 wax pack
The cost now: 
$2
The cost then: pocket change

What’s inside this pack? Keep reading …

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‘Star Wars Rebels’ gets Topps on Demand treatment for Season 4

The newest Topps on Demand set is out of this galaxy.

It’s the 2017 Topps on Demand Star Wars Rebels Season 4 Preview set and it includes an autograph card in every single one of them.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Oct. 9)

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 NFL injuries, big NFL pulls and more from the collecting world.

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Take my money, hold my candy: Bowl holders are kind of a big deal

Perhaps it’s just the countdown clock to Halloween ticking more loudly, but there’s something I’ve noticed more and more lately out and about and in the world of comic book and movies merchandise.

Candy bowl holders.

They’re apparently a thing — and they’re available for quite a few iconic characters in the comics and movies worlds. The Groot you see here? He’s not cheap — $68.96 at Amazon — and he’s not alone.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Sept. 28)

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: Collecting challenges, challenging conversations, big pulls and huge first basketball box finds.

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First Buzz — 2018 Topps Star Wars: A New Hope Black & White cards

What: 2018 Topps Star Wars: A New Hope Black & White trading cards
Arrives: Feb. 14
Box basics: One autograph or sketch card per seven-pack box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Topps offers a new take on A New Hope with an approach that’s solely about the dark side — of printing — with this black-and-white take on the first Star Wars film.

Keep reading for more as well as a gallery of images.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Sept. 13)

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 Contenders, Heritage High Number and more … along with a “custom” card that crosses a few lines.

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Buzz Break: 2017 Topps Journey to Star Wars The Last Jedi (hobby box)

From time to time, Buzz will break a box of something and post the results here. Like this and want to see more? Or maybe there’s a box you’d want to see busted? Send Buzz an email at BlowoutBuzz@blowoutcards.com.

The box: 2017 Topps Journey to Star Wars The Last Jedi (hobby box)
Where to buy:
 BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box:
 24
Cards per pack: 8
Cards in this box: 192
Base set completion: 
110 of 110 (100 percent)
Duplicates: 32

 

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Buzz Break: 2017 Topps Journey to Star Wars The Last Jedi (blaster box)

From time to time, Buzz will break a box of something and post the results here. Like this and want to see more? Or maybe there’s a box you’d want to see busted? Send Buzz an email at BlowoutBuzz@blowoutcards.com.

The box: 2017 Topps Journey to Star Wars The Last Jedi (blaster box)
Where to buy:
 BlowoutCards.com (for hobby)

Packs per box:
 11 (10 standard packs plus one patch pack)
Cards per pack: 6
Cards in this box: 61
Base set completion: 
20 of 110 (18 percent)
Duplicates: 0

 

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Newest POPTATERS take on ‘Alien vs. Predator’ in fun way

If you’ve been to a toy store lately, you might have seen one of a couple of new items that are throwbacks on the play front with some fun nods to pop culture that just might make them worthy for your collection.

They’re called POPTATERS made by PPW Toys and the newest releases are for a pair of famous science fiction franchises meeting the Mr. Potato Head galaxy for the first time.

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First Buzz: 2017 Historic Autographs Fame & Photo Edition

What: 2017 Historic Autographs Fame & Photo Edition
Arrives: Oct. 25
Box basics: One autographed 8-by-10 photo per pack (20 packs per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Historic Autographs takes to Hollywood with this release that includes big names from Hollywood — you know, ones found in the tabloids and elsewhere.

Keep reading for more information.

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