Buzz Break: 2017 Topps Fire baseball cards (collector’s 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 Fire baseball cards (collector’s box)
Where to buy: 
Initially only at Target ($69.99)

Packs per box: 20
Cards per pack: 6
Cards in this box: 120
Base set completion: 
98 of 200 (49 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards – Bryce Harper, Chipper Jones, Anthony Rizzo, Corey Seager, Ken Griffey Jr., Fergie Jenkins, Derek Jeter, Greg Maddux, Dave Winfield, Eddie Mathews, Warren Spahn, Ted Williams, Manny Machado, Carl Yastrzemski, Nolan Ryan, Mike Piazza, Kris Bryant, Andre Dawson, Jose Canseco, Pedro Martinez, Cal Ripken Jr.

Rookie Cards (25) – Cody Bellinger, Andrew Benintendi, Matt Olson, Dansby Swanson, Alex Bregman, Ian Happ, Ryon Healy, Lewis Brinson, Rob Zastryzny, Joe Musgrove, Hunter Dozier, Luke Weaver, Yulieski Gurriel, Orlando Arcia, Jake Thompson, Carson Fulmer, Braden Shipley, Jose DeLeon, Raimel Tapia, Seth Lugo, Jorge Alfaro, Gavin Cecchini, Renato Nunez, Hunter Renfroe, Tyler Glasnow

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First Buzz: 2017 Topps Fire MLB

What: 2017 Topps Fire baseball cards
Arrives: This week only initially via Target stores
Box basics: Two hits per 20-pack collector’s box; blaster boxes and jumbo packs
Checklist: Click here to view

What’s buzz-worthy: Fire returns as a limited retail-only release with three pack formats all featuring different options for collectors.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Sept. 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: Showing off hockey, NHL card rumors, big baseball pulls and … clearing out a store for hot new wax.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (July 15)

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 MLB posts with the weekend underway.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (July 5)

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: You always volunteer for the Target run, doing it right, busting Topps Archives, The National & more.

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Buzz Break: 2017 Topps The Walking Dead Season 6 trading cards (Walmart-version 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: Topps The Walking Dead Season 6 trading cards (Walmart-version blaster box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (for hobby)

Packs per box: 11 (10 standard packs plus hit pack)
Cards per pack: 6
Cards in this box: 61
Base set completion: 
34 of 100 (34 percent)
Duplicates: 0

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Dec. 2)

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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: Nothing but NFL and MLB breaks. Check ’em out …

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Disney’s ‘Moana’ will get heavy wave of Funko toys in November

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The upcoming Disney animated movie Moana gets a heavy toy push from Funko and there’s one name in the sports world who’s going to help it come to life.

The lead is Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, who voices Maui as part of a tale set to arrive in theaters on Nov. 23.

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Topps Update will include three retail-only sets when it arrives

Screen-Shot-2016-06-23-at-11.18.17-AM-216x300When 2016 Topps Update arrives in October, it will include the finale for the hobby’s flagship design with the newest names in the game and some highlights still to come.

While the First Look preview came back in May (click here for that), Topps disclosed today that there will be three retail-only inserts to come in Update.

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First Buzz: 2015-16 Panini Threads basketball cards

panini-america-2015-16-threads-basketball-steph-curryWhat: 2015-16 Panini Threads basketball cards
panini-america-2015-16-threads-basketball-logo1Arrives: Late March (Target stores only)
Box basics: Two autographs and two memorabilia cards per six-card hobby premium box; One memorabilia card per one-pack blaster box; also gravity boxes.

What’s buzz-worthy: The retail-exclusive Threads arrives in Target stores once again with an array of pack options that all include features not found in other versions of the packs. Atop that, there are new Voices of the Game and other inserts bound to entice.

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.

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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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How can a case of Panini America football cards be yours? Simply predict Monday night’s point total (Hint: Also read the tie-breaker!)

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Black Friday has come and gone, but we’ve left our biggest contest to run through the weekend and into Cyber Monday.

We’re giving away a case of Panini America football cards.

We want our 20-box case of 2014 Panini Rookies & Stars Longevity football boxes to be yours. It’s jam-packed with four hits per box (that’s 80 per case!) and originally carried a suggested retail price of $50 per box.

In a comment right here, guess the total number of points scored in the Ravens-Browns game on Monday night without going over. All entries must be in before the game starts at 7:30 Central time on Monday and comments will be held before they are approved in batches throughout the weekend. (Don’t worry if you don’t see your answer appear immediately on the page.)

***KEEP READING FOR STEP ONE OF TIE-BREAKER***
If there are several collectors who correctly pick the same score, our tie-breaker process will be this:


1. First preference goes to a blog subscriber.
Look for the red button you see here emailon the upper right of the screen (or at bottom of story feed on mobile). Suscribe and you will get an email every time there is a story posted on BlowoutBuzz.com. (We’ll have plenty of info posted here daily.)

2. If all correct responders are already blog subscribers, we will select one winner at random.

Oh and be sure to follow BlowoutBuzz on Twitter @BlowoutBuzz.

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