Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Sept. 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: Big finds in recently released was — and a pull of a lifetime turns into …

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Sept. 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: Big pulls, big question, big chatter and discussions on Aaron Judge, Cody Bellinger, Bruce Maxwell, Ken Griffey Jr.’s 1989 Upper Deck Rookie Card & more.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Sept. 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: Landing legendary vintage, Neshek vs. Greinke, ripping new MLB wax, shredding WWE Women’s Division boxes, new Panini XR football, Topps Chrome UFC.

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Hot Boxes aren’t only potential surprises in 2017 Topps UFC Chrome

Topps has made UFC cards for nearly a decade, but the arrival of its first Chrome set is one that packs some intentional surprise punch — and maybe other surprises.

While 2017 Topps Chrome UFC guarantees two autographs per box as well as Hot Boxes with extra ink and Diamond Boxes in every case, but at least one breaker has reported finding a lot more extra ink.

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Buzz Break: 2017 Topps Heritage High Number MLB cards (Hot 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 Heritage High Number baseball cards (hobby Hot Box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box: 24 (plus one box-topper)
Cards per pack: 9
Cards in this box: 220
Base set completion: 
168 of 200 (84 percent)
Duplicates: 0
Short-prints (Nos. 701-725) (8) – Dylan Bundy, Carlos Martinez, Pablo Sandoval, Greg Holland, Edwin Diaz, Jared Hughes, Alex Cobb, Michael Pineda

Notables on base cards – Cody Bellinger, Matt Olson, Ian Happ, Aroldis Chapman

Rookie Cards – Cody Bellinger, Pierce Johnson, Christian Arroyo, Amir Garrett, Jesse Winker, Gift Ngoepe, Carlos Asuaje, Antonio Senzatela, Josh Smoker, Reynaldo Lopez, Andrew Toles, Rob Zastryzny, Rob Segedin, Phil Ervin, Mauricio Cabrera, Gabriel Ynoa, Jesus Aguilar, Jorge Bonifacio, Stephen Cardullo, Joe Jimenez, Koda Glover, Allen Cordoba, J.T. Riddle, Rafael Bautista, Bruce Maxwell, Daniel Robertson, Renato Nunez, Dovydas Neverauskas, Matt Carasiti, Dan Vogelbach, Chad Pinder, Seth Lugo, Jorge Alfaro, Jose DeLeon, Jarlin Garcia, Chih-Wei Hu, Jordan Montgomery, Jeff Hoffman, Teoscar Hernandez, Ian Happ, Kyle Freeland, Magneuris Sierra, Mitch Haniger, Matt Olson, German Marquez, Anthony Alford, Jose Osuna, Pat Valaika, T.J. Rivera

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Sept. 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: Huge pulls from new releases, Craigslist lot gems & Walking Dead Bullet Relics.

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Buzz Break: 2017 Topps WWE NXT cards (blaster box)


From time to time, Buzz will break a box of something and break down 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 WWE NXT cards (blaster box)
Where to buy: Initially only at Target ($19.99) (click here for hobby)

Packs per box: 1
Cards per pack: 73
Base set completion: 
34 of 50 (68 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Roster (base) cards: Asuka, Akam, Alexander Wolfe, Andrade “Cien” Almas, Killian Dain, Billie Kay, Elias Samson, Eric Young, Johnny Gargano, Liv Morgan, Mandy Rose, Nick Miller, Nikki Cross, No Way Jose, Oney Lorcan, Peyton Royce, Rezar, Roderick Strong, Ruby Riot, Sawyer Fulton, Shane Thorne, Tian Bing, Tino Sabbatelli, Tucker Knight, Wesley Blake, Paul Ellering, Tom Phillips, Corey Graves, Baron Corbin, Finn Balor, Samoa Joe, Scott Dawson, Shinsuke Nakamura, Tye Dillinger

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Buzz Break: 2017 Topps WWE Women’s Division cards (box)


From time to time, Buzz will break a box of something and break down 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 WWE Women’s Division wrestling cards (box)
Where to buy: Initially only at Walmart ($19.98)

Packs per box: 1
Cards per pack: 81
Base set completion: 
39 of 50 (78 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards: Stephanie McMahon, Ruby Riot, Mandy Rose, Elizabeth, Ember Moon, Kelly Kelly, Sasha Banks, Brie Bella, Mickie James, Beth Phoenix, Becky Lynch, Cathy Kelley, Bayley, Charlotte Flair, Trish Stratus, Sherri Martel, Nikki Bella, Lita, Liv Morgan, Torrie Wilson

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Jake LaMotta’s legacy includes iconic fights, film & cardboard

“The Raging Bull” has died.

Jake LaMotta, a member of the International Boxing Hall of Fame after a lengthy career that included an 83-19-4 record, was 95 years old. He famously fought — and defeated — Sugar Ray Robinson in 1942 and his memoir inspired Martin Scorsese’s 1980 film Raging Bull where he was played by Robert DeNiro.

Despite boxing not having a regularly occurring trading card presence, LaMotta could be found in a number of sets throughout the years.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Sept. 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: Big breaks, big pulls and big debates in today’s edition.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Sept. 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: Big pulls, oldschool wax, The Walking Dead, best retail breaks ever and “is Trevor Siemian the next Tom Brady?” revisited.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Sept. 18)

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 — and your shot to win a Kris Bryant autograph.

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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 (Sept. 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: Bowman Mega Box hauls, 2017 Topps Heritage High Number and WWE Women’s Division get the nods in this all-breaks weekend edition.

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Buzz Break: 2017 Topps The Walking Dead Season 7 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 7 trading cards (Walmart-version blaster box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (for hobby)

Packs per box: 11 (10 standard, one 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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Buzz Break: 2017 Topps WWE Women’s Division cards (box)


From time to time, Buzz will break a box of something and break down 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 WWE Women’s Division wrestling cards (box)
Where to buy: Initially only at Walmart ($19.98)

Packs per box: 1
Cards per pack: 81
Base set completion: 
41 of 50 (82 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards: Asuka, Ember Moon, Mandy Rose, Ruby Riot, Brie Bella, Alexa Bliss, Bayley, Maryse, Mickie James, Nia Jax, Sasha Banks, Becky Lynch, Carmella, Charlotte Flair, Lana, Naomi, Natalya, Eve Torres, Elizabeth, Trish Stratus, Beth Phoenix, Ivory, Kelly Kelly, Torrie Wilson

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Japan star Shohei Otani sets sights on MLB in 2018 — and 2017 Bowman Mega Boxes are hitting Target again

Fans who watch the global game know the name Shohei Otani and now that he’s firmly set his sights on MLB — as soon as next year — collectors once again have a reason to seek out his cards.

And their shot at some American cardboard of the pitcher-slugger is coming once again.

His only American-made cardboard was mistakenly released in 2017 Bowman Mega Boxes that were only found at Target stores for a brief time early this year. He was originally set to appear on a World Baseball Classic card in 2017 Bowman but when he didn’t play, the card was pulled from the product.

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Buzz Break: 2017 Topps Heritage High Number baseball cards (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 Heritage High Number baseball cards (blaster box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box: 8
Cards per pack: 9
Cards in this box: 72
Base set completion: 
64 of 200 (32 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards – Joey Gallo, Michael Wacha

Rookie Cards (18) – Rob Segedin, Jorge Bonifacio, Mauricio Cabrera, Ty Blach, Allen Cordoba, Jorge Alfaro, Seth Lugo, J.T. Riddle, Stuart Turner, Adalberto Mejia, Sal Romano, Jose Osuna, Jose Martinez, Anthony Alford, Gabriel Ynoa, Chih-Wei Hu, Josh Smoker, Reynaldo Lopez

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting two 2016 Topps WWE NXT boxes (Hour 9)

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 9.

12in12-logo-smallerThe boxes: 2016 Topps WWE NXT
The cost: 
$15 each via Topps.com (on sale)

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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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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Shayna Baszler’s UFC cards may get new looks with Mae Young Classic

Fans of the UFC and MMA may see a familiar face if they tune in to tonight’s final of the WWE‘s Mae Young Classic in Las Vegas.

It’s Shayna Baszler, a MMA veteran who has a 15-11 record and is one of Ronda Rousey‘s friends that made up The Four Horsewomen. Now, Baszler is perhaps primed for a run in a WWE ring and finds herself in the championship match of a women’s tournament that the company has scoured the global independent scene to build.

Because of her stint with UFC, Baszler does have some cardboard already as does her opponent tonight, Kairi Sane, a star from Japan.

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Buzz Poll: Who’s the most-collectable player on the always-winning Cleveland Indians?

The Cleveland Indians’ historic winning streak is up to 19 games and the defending American League champs have shown themselves to be overwhelming their competition.

Per ESPN, it’s the fourth-longest win streak since 1900 and they’ve hit more home runs than runs allowed, outscoring their competition by more than 100 runs.

But who on the team is making waves from a collecting standpoint?

We’ll let you pick three players from the list below to help simplify things in case you simply can’t pick just one … I can’t.

Follow Buzz on Twitter @BlowoutBuzz or send email to BlowoutBuzz@blowoutcards.com. 

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Sept. 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 — new and old — in today’s edition.

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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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Real autograph, fake card: A Ric Flair story too good to be ‘woooooooooo’

There’s an old saying that if something too good to be true, then it probably is — and this collector recently got a reminder of just that.

With the recent health scare of pro wrestling legend “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair, I decided it was past time to track down a copy of his 2005 Topps Heritage WWE autograph card — a card that was never released in packs but had reportedly surfaced years ago.

It’s not that I needed a Flair autograph — I have it a few times and actually met him at a past show — I wanted this card because I’ve always had an affinity for Topps‘ earliest years of WWE cards. This was Topps’ first release in its current run, but Flair didn’t make the cut as part of a crop of signers that includes Hulk Hogan, Shawn Michaels, The Iron Sheik, “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, Trish Stratus, Stacy Keibler and so many more notables from the past.

I found one on eBay and examined the autograph in the auction photo closely even though it was certified by JSA. I checked other cards for sale from the seller to see if there were autographs that looked questionable — everything looked fine to me and the card was affordably priced ($50) compared to another seller who wanted nearly $900 for a PSA-authenticated and slabbed copy (and I’m not a fan of its autograph). This JSA one was complete with sticker and a certificate noting that it was a witnessed autograph, not just an authenticated one.

But, I never even thought about whether the card itself was legit — I figured somebody somewhere had gotten their hands on the original cards Flair was supposed to sign but didn’t — however I knew instantly upon arrival that the card was legit as one of Flair’s face-first flops to the mat.

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Tino Sabbatelli’s first NXT ink is here — but he’s signed plenty before

The arrival of 2017 Topps WWE NXT this week marked the certified autograph debut of aspiring WWE star Tino Sabbatelli and just his third cardboard appearance, too.

But it’s far from the first time he’s sat down to sign autographs for a card company.

What? Keep reading …

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First Buzz: 2018 Topps U.S. Winter Olympic Team & Hopefuls cards


What:
 2018 Topps U.S. Winter Olympic Team & Hopefuls trading cards
Arrives: Jan. 10
Box basics: One autograph and two memorabilia cards in every box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: The newest crop of Winter Olympics and Paralympics heroes is found here with a focus on skiing star Lindsey Vonn, who gets her own tribute found in every box.

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.

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Who’s on the 2017 Topps Heritage High Number checklist? It’s here …

The burlap is back one last time this year and there’s just one question on the minds of many.

Who’s on the 2017 Topps Heritage High Number checklist?

We have that answer in advance of its arrival next week.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Sept. 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: J.D. Martinez and Robbie Ray have big nights, Dak Prescott’s hot Prizm parallel, Tim Tebow rainbows and plenty more.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Sept. 4)

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 as we wind down a holiday weekend.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Sept. 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: Looking back at the 1990s, big pulls & more in this holiday weekend.

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Rhys Hoskins’ first game-used memorabilia cards hit in new Topps Now MLB Players Weekend set

MLB Players Weekend has come and gone, but the colorful nickname uniforms can now be found in a new batch of Topps Now cards.

And it’s an assortment that includes the first game-used memorabilia cards for the Philadelphia Phillies’ hard-hitting rookie Rhys Hoskins.

These are being sold more like they’re in pack form as the standard cards and all five of their parallels are up for grabs for one price for each of six players.

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First Buzz: 2017 Topps WWE Women’s Division wrestling cards

What: 2017 Topps WWE Women’s Division wrestling cards
Arrives: Sept. 6
Box basics: One hit per blaster box

What’s buzz-worthy: The WWE’s women once again get a product of their own with this one only initially available via Walmart like last year’s very popular Divas Revolution set.

Keep reading for more and the checklist.

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Houston Astros’ Topps Now card to help Hurricane Harvey flood victims

A moment of silence between the Houston Astros‘ game on Tuesday was captured on cardboard and will help raise money for the American Red Cross and Hurricane Harvey relief beginning today.

The card is the latest from Topps‘ real-time card program, Topps Now, and will only be available for 24 hours initially via Topps.com.

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