Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2017 Topps The Walking Dead Season 6 Walmart-version 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: 2017 Topps The Walking Dead Season 6 (Walmart-version blaster)
The cost:
$19.99 (click here for hobby)

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (July 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: Panini Rewards bonus for Dak autopen holders, new breaks, worst trades, The Walking Dead, WWE breaks, the National & more.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (July 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: In the (Stadium) Club, a huge Walking Dead pull at retail, NBA breaks, Aaron Judge and awaiting Donruss Optic and The National.

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

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: Inside a massive Walking Dead hobby box break, NFL cards that won’t fail, Iowa card show finds, Aaron Judge 1/1s and more

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (June 26)

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: Cody Bellinger, Bryce Harper’s auto, best graded-card scanners, new autographs, big pulls, the National & more.

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

Packs per box: 24
Cards per pack: 8
Cards in this box: 189
Base set completion: 
100 of 100 (100 percent)
Duplicates: 36
Triplicates: 3

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (June 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 as we head into the weekend.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (June 21)

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: New Allen & Ginter signers, Panini NBA Draft signing sessions, NBA trades, The Walking Dead at retail & more.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (June 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: Name-dropping — Aaron Judge, Cody Bellinger, Zack Hample — and big breaks today.

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Funko’s SDCC exclusives include plenty of collecting heavyweights

This year’s San Diego Comic-Con is about a month away and Funko has already started to tease its exclusive toys that will be for sale at the show of all shows for pop culture and entertainment.

The Everett, Wash.-based company is releasing its previews in waves with iconic characters from Star Wars, Scott Pilgrim, Marvel, cartoons, DC Comics and TV shows already among those teased.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (June 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: Aaron Judge, Aaron Judge, Aaron Judge and a number of other topics from around the world that don’t include Aaron Judge … yet.

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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 (June 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: Derek Jeter show-offs, breaks from around the galaxy & more.

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Steiner Sports launches autograph line for ‘The Walking Dead’

It’s not screen-used, but it’s your chance to get your hands on an autographed “Lucille.”

Steiner Sports is getting into the business of The Walking Dead with the launch of a line of autographed pieces with two of the top stars from the popular and long-running series.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (May 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: Albert Pujols, busting Pro Debut, chasing Stantons, ripping USA Baseball, The Walking Dead & more.

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First Buzz: 2017 Topps The Walking Dead Evolution trading cards


What:
 2017 Topps The Walking Dead Evolution trading cards
Arrives: Nov. 29
Box basics: Two hits (one guaranteed autograph) per 24-pack box (eight boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Topps’ newest line for The Walking Dead examines the characters’ journeys through the first seven seasons of the hit AMC franchise with autographs Relics, sketches and more in store.

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Lucille ballpoint pens coming in July for fans of ‘The Walking Dead’

Walk softly and carry a big stick? No need.

Fans of The Walking Dead can carry “Lucille” with them anywhere they go beginning in late July with a new officially licensed ballpoint pen.

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Artist offers pop culture twist on Little Golden Books with “Storytime”

If you’re a certain age, you may remember Little Golden Books, which are beginning readers’ first licks at the literary world.

They’ve been around since the 1940s — and are still around today — but one illustrator has created a new take on these stories with a series of prints and a book that collects his past works all in one.

His name is Joey Spiotto and the Los Angeles-based artist is big on Storytime.

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Weekend Update: Check out 12 top items on The Buzz this week

It was a busy one on The Buzz this past week. Here are 12 stories worth a look if you missed out. Check ’em out & hit the subscribe button at right if you want email updates.

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HTA Choice boxes with nothing but autographed cards inside are now one option for Chrome fans. Get all the details in our 2017 Bowman Chrome First Buzz preview here.

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Celebrity autographs just might be easier to find than you think

When it comes to autographs in the sports world, there are plenty of ways that collectors and the autograph industry itself has helped commodify ink.

In other words, there are a number of common items that are commonly signed that help us all figure a common value that we’d expect to pay or expect to get if we have to sell something we own. Jerseys, balls, helmets, cards, photos — there are a lot of ways to collect sports autographs.

But for celebrity autographs, it’s a lot less complicated as the 8-by-10 photo is arguably the most-commonly solid piece across the whole spectrum of television, movies and others of note who we might find, say, at a comic book convention or other similarly organized signing session. Not all films have massive toy lines, not all celebs have book deals and TV shows often don’t have posters you can find all that easily.

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First Buzz: 2017 Topps The Walking Dead Season 7 trading cards

What: 2017 Topps The Walking Dead Season 7 trading cards
Arrives: Sept. 13
Box basics: Two hits (at least one autograph) per 24-pack box (eight boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Topps’ newest release for The Walking Dead picks up with the seventh season of the long-running hit show arriving on cardboard.

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

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Feb. 10)

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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: Impressive breaks from around the collecting world.

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Image Comics marks 25th anniversary on Wednesday

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It was 25 years ago this week that the comic book world changed a bit with the formation of Image Comics.

The new company brought us Spawn, The Savage Dragon, WildC.A.T.s. and Youngblood in its earlier days and The Walking Dead in later years.

As part of that anniversary, comic book shops around the country are celebrating Image Comics Day on Wednesday with some new arrivals from the company, which was created by Erik Larsen, Jim Lee, Rob Liefeld, Todd McFarlane, Whilce Portacio, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. 

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First Buzz: 2017 Topps The Walking Dead Season 6 trading cards

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What: 2017 Topps The Walking Dead Season 6 trading cards
Arrives: June 14
Box basics: Two hits (at least one autograph) per 24-pack box (eight boxes per case)
Checklist: Click here to view

What’s buzz-worthy: Topps’ third release for The Walking Dead picks up where its first left off with the sixth season of the long-running hit show documented on cardboard.

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GreenLight brings Hollywood’s memorable wheels to collectors

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New information has come to light, man.

Fans of The Big Lebowski and other Hollywood creations from the big and small screens may have an extra reason to visit the toy aisle or thanks to GreenLight Collectibles and its Hollywood line that has been bringing vehicles from the reel world to us all.

Ok … these specialty toys aren’t exactly new — they’ve been going since roughly 2011 — but there have been as many as 15 series so far and Walter Sobchak’s van was among them and that’s enough that Buzz needed to take a look.

And we’ve found plenty more cool stuff.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Jan. 8)

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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: Error pulls, big pulls, Star Wars pulls, elusive pulls and more.

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Gallery: 2016 Topps The Walking Dead Survival Box autos & Relics

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Topps’ first high-end brand for one of TV’s biggest shows is here and the 2016 Topps The Walking Dead Survival Box will pack plenty of ink alongside the gore of the long-running hit.

Top stars like Norman Reedus have signed on here and there will be autographs of Jeffrey Dean Morgan whose redemptions are inserted into boxes as bonus hits.

But they aren’t alone.

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The 2016 Topps The Walking Dead Survival Box checklist is here

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Topps’ first high-end brand for one of TV’s biggest shows is nearly here and the 2016 Topps The Walking Dead Survival Box will, in some cases, include more than what was previously promised.

There will be autographs of Jeffrey Dean Morgan who plays Negan and the redemptions for his autographs — which are already signed — are inserted into boxes as bonus hits since packaging already was completed for the product.

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Black November Wave 10 is here — and here are five deals to consider

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If you hadn’t noticed, there are a number of boxes with discounted prices now over on the mothership as BlowoutCards.com’s Black November Wave 10 hits today.

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 that caught this collector’s eye.

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This box is admittedly probably off the radar of many collectors but that doesn’t mean that it can’t deliver. In fact, these can deliver well if you pull the right ink. This Brian Wilson card here? It sold for more than you might think and he’s not alone when it comes to autos in there that have topped the $100 mark. Like the Panini Country release, there are non-traditional collectors chasing cards here to build sets or chase stuff they like with no regard for what something “should” cost based on what it is or its scarcity. Meanwhile, they may not know where to buy boxes — or not want to. Those things can lead to some surprising results — and that’s not the only surprise. Check out the price on this box.

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Gallery: Sideshow’s high-end figures must be seen to be believed

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Sometimes you just get sidetracked by an email.

That was the case Friday morning when the latest images from Sideshow Toys spotlighting its newest (and some past) Premium Format figures arrived in Buzz’s inbox.

They’re premium in size — in the case of Deadpool here 24 inches tall and 14 pounds — and premium in price. But, most importantly, they’re premium in appeal as they are ridiculously detailed in their varying forms.

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Gallery: 2016 Topps The Walking Dead Season 5 trading cards

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Topps‘ first card set for one of TV’s biggest shows is here.

The 2016 Topps The Walking Dead Season 5 trading cards have arrived and there are two hits in every single hobby box with some of the big names in tow and others still to come in future releases.

A sampling of that can be seen in our gallery.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Nov. 10)

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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: Plenty of breaks — from Star Wars to MLB to NFL and even The Walking Dead.

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Topps’ first The Walking Dead set checklist is here … (with auto gallery)

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Topps‘ turn to take a walk is almost here.

The release of 2016 Topps The Walking Dead Season 5 trading cards comes on Wednesday with the first release for Topps as a new licensee for the hit TV show being one that includes on-card autos and some big names from the show.

But not all of them, leaving something more for forthcoming releases that will be higher-end.

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Spoiler Alert: Topps creates “In Memoriam” cards for two offed The Walking Dead characters

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Skip this post if you haven’t seen the season premiere of The Walking Dead.

Topps on Saturday released its newest online-only offering of cards for the hit TV show and it’s for a pair of “In Memoriam” cards for two characters who didn’t last past the newest episode.

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Buzz Break: 2016 Cryptozoic The Walking Dead Season 4 Part 2

16crwalkingdeads4pt2NSFrom 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.

base-2-15The box: 2016 Cryptozoic The Walking Dead Season 4 Part 2
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com 

Packs per box:
 24
Cards per pack: 5
Cards in this box: 114
Base set completion: 
71 of 72 (99 percent)
Duplicates: 10

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