Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2016 Topps Heritage WWE blaster box case (Hour 10)

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 10.

12in12-logo-smallerThe case: 2016 Topps Heritage WWE blasters
The cost: Click here (and it’s on sale)

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2017 Topps WWE Series 2 blaster box (Hour 2)

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 2.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2017 Topps WWE Then Now Forever (aka Series 2) blaster box
The cost: 
$19.98 (hit BlowoutCards.com for hobby)

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What’s inside the seventh WWE Slam Crate? Find out right here …

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The latest WWE Slam Crate is here and things are full of attitude in a few ways with nods to stars of the past and today all inside one box built for collectors.

While you can see past Crate breaks here, this newest crate most notably gives us the fourth new approach to wrestling toy collecting with a new WWE Slam Stars figure — and it’s arguably one of the biggest names in entertainment today.

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2006 Topps WWE Heritage II box (Hour 10)

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 10.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2006 Topps WWE Heritage II wrestling cards (hobby) 
The cost now: 
$38

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Buzz Break: 2017 Topps WWE Then Now Forever (hobby 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 Then Now Forever (aka Topps WWE Series 2) wrestling cards (hobby box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box: 24
Cards per pack: 7
Cards in this box: 165
Base set completion: 
98 of 100 (98 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notable names pulled on base cards: Brie Bella, Jerry Lawler, Harley Race, Braun Strowman, Bray Wyatt, Charly Caruso, Dean Ambrose, Jeff Hardy, Kurt Angle, Matt Hardy, Mickie James, Roman Reigns, Sasha Banks, Seth Rollins, Charlotte Flair, Daniel Bryan, Dolph Ziggler, Kevin Owens, Lana, Natalya, Nikki Bella, Mandy Rose, Andre The Giant, Bret Hart, Bruno Sammartino, Dusty Rhodes, Edge, Jake Roberts, Randy Savage, Ted DiBiase, Curt Hennig, Roddy Piper, Shawn Michaels, Sting, Steve Austin, Trish Stratus

Rookie/First NXT Cards: James Ellsworth, Tyler Bate, Akira Tozawa, Ariya Daivari, Shinsuke Nakamura, Aleister Black, Killian Dain, Lacey Evans

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Buzz Break: 2017 Topps WWE Then Now Forever (hobby 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 Then Now Forever (aka Topps WWE Series 2) wrestling cards (hobby box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box: 24
Cards per pack: 7
Cards in this box: 165
Base set completion: 
98 of 100 (98 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notable names pulled on base cards: Brie Bella, Jerry Lawler, Harley Race, Braun Strowman, Bray Wyatt, Charly Caruso, Dean Ambrose, Jeff Hardy, Kurt Angle, Matt Hardy, Mickie James, Roman Reigns, Sasha Banks, Seth Rollins, Charlotte Flair, Daniel Bryan, Dolph Ziggler, Kevin Owens, Lana, Natalya, Nikki Bella, Mandy Rose, Andre The Giant, Bret Hart, Bruno Sammartino, Dusty Rhodes, Edge, Jake Roberts, Randy Savage, Ted DiBiase, Curt Hennig, Roddy Piper, Shawn Michaels, Sting, Steve Austin, Trish Stratus

Rookie/First NXT Cards: James Ellsworth, Tyler Bate, Akira Tozawa, Ariya Daivari, Shinsuke Nakamura, Aleister Black, Killian Dain, Lacey Evans

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Nov. 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: A big collecting question and some big pulls for the weekend.

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Buzz Break: 2017 Topps WWE Then Now Forever (hobby 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 Then Now Forever (aka Topps WWE Series 2) wrestling cards (hobby box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box: 24
Cards per pack: 7
Cards in this box: 165
Base set completion: 
98 of 100 (98 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notable names pulled on base cards: Brie Bella, Jerry Lawler, Harley Race, Braun Strowman, Bray Wyatt, Charly Caruso, Dean Ambrose, Jeff Hardy, Kurt Angle, Matt Hardy, Mickie James, Roman Reigns, Sasha Banks, Seth Rollins, Charlotte Flair, Daniel Bryan, Dolph Ziggler, Kevin Owens, Lana, Natalya, Nikki Bella, Mandy Rose, Andre The Giant, Bret Hart, Bruno Sammartino, Dusty Rhodes, Edge, Jake Roberts, Randy Savage, Ted DiBiase, Curt Hennig, Roddy Piper, Shawn Michaels, Sting, Steve Austin, Trish Stratus

Rookie/First NXT Cards: James Ellsworth, Tyler Bate, Akira Tozawa, Ariya Daivari, Shinsuke Nakamura, Aleister Black, Killian Dain, Lacey Evans

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Could Jada Toys’ Nano Metalfigs be a super-cheap collectible hit?

Simplicity, portability, affordability and the chase.

This collector found himself in the toy aisle of a chain store this week and noticed something relatively new that hadn’t caught my attention before. At a glance I was interested and instantly found myself scouring the pegs for something that ended up not being there.

It was a section of Jada Toys‘ new Nano Metalfigs that are available for a few different realms — DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Disney/Pixar, Street Fighter, Harry Potter — and they’re tiny metal sculptures that come in packages just like the big kids’ toys but they don’t come with a big price.

They’ve probably been around for some collectible genres I don’t watch all that closely, but the first wave of the new WWE figures caught my eye simply because they were so small … and so cheap.

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2017 Topps Heritage WWE hobby box (Hour 4)

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 4.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2017 Topps Heritage WWE (hobby)
The cost: BlowoutCards.com

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Aug. 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: It’s SummerSlam weekend so we have WWE chatter on a few collecting fronts along with plenty of breaks today.

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Triple H and Stephanie McMahon autographs coming from Topps

“The Game” and “The Billion-dollar Princess” are signing for Topps — and a donation from the company also will help benefit Connor’s Cure, a charity that helps pediatric cancer research.

Topps revealed on Thursday that Triple H and Stephanie McMahon autographs will be on the way in future WWE products and that a Topps Now card featuring them next week also will raise money for the charity.

“We are excited to work with WWE to benefit Connor’s Cure in a unique way through our exclusive trading card offerings,” said Topps WWE Brand Manager Colin Walton. “WWE fans will get the opportunity to learn more about Connor’s Cure and make a direct impact while owning a collectible for years to come.”

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Buzz Break: 2017 Topps Heritage WWE wrestling cards (hobby 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 Heritage WWE wrestling cards (hobby box)
Where to buy:
 BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box: 24
Cards per pack: 9
Cards in this box: 215
Base set completion: 100 of 100 (100 percent)
Duplicates: 16

Notables on base cards – The Rock, Brock Lesnar, Charlotte Flair, Goldberg, Mick Foley, Maryse, Trish Stratus, Sasha Banks, Bray Wyatt, Chris Jericho, Becky Lynch, John Cena, “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, Andre The Giant, Bret “Hit Man” Hart, “Macho Man” Randy Savage, Lana, Roman Reigns, Triple H, Undertaker, Dusty Rhodes, Edge, Ric Flair, Shawn Michaels, Sting

Rookie (Cup) Cards/NXT Future Stars (18) – Asuka, Bobby Roode, Ember Moon, Eric Young, Hideo Itami, Johnny Gargano, Liv Morgan, Tommaso Ciampa, Austin Aries, Bayley, Finn Balor, Samoa Joe, Alexa Bliss, Carmella, Chad Gable, Jason Jordan, Mojo Rawley, Shinsuke Nakamura

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What’s inside the fifth WWE Slam Crate? Find out right here …

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The latest WWE Slam Crate is here and things are getting divided with “stables” taking the spotlight.

There aren’t any Four Horsemen homages here, but we do get a nod to The Four Horsewomen of NXT as well as some DX, New Day and nWo pieces this month.

The first crate arrived last year, the second arrived in December and the third one was fun, too, as was the fourth which introduced a new toy twist, but this newest crate arriving now gives us a continued approach to WWE toy collecting and plenty more.

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Short-printed photo variations offer extra muscle in 2017 Topps WWE

A new inclusion found in all types of 2017 Topps WWE packs is something that we’ve been accustomed to in other sports but is new for wrestling collectors.

Photo variations.

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2017 Topps WWE Road to WrestleMania hobby box (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 on the hour all day long … and this is our finale for today.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2017 Topps WWE Road to WrestleMania (hobby)
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Buzz Break: 2017 Topps WWE wrestling cards (hobby 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 wrestling cards (hobby box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box: 24
Cards per pack: 7
Cards in this box: 168
Base set completion: 
100 of 100 (100 percent)
Duplicates: 22

Notable names pulled on base cards: The Rock, Bayley, Brock Lesnar, Enzo Amore, Finn Balor, Goldberg, Mick Foley, Paige, Triple H, Alexa Bliss, Carmella, John Cena, Maryse, Randy Orton, Undertaker, Asuka, Bobby Roode, Ember Moon, Liv Morgan, Shinsuke Nakamura, Ric Flair, Beth Phoenix, Eric Bischoff, Ivory, Kelly Kelly, Torrie Wilson

Rookie Cards: Princess Victoria (no logo), Judy Martin (no logo), Samoa Joe, Mojo Rawley, Jason Jordan, Chad Gable, Carmella, Alexa Bliss, TJ Perkins, Nia Jax, Finn Balor, Corey Graves,  Bayley and nearly all referee cards (no logo) and some announcers. Note: In addition, since they are base cards in this release any “First NXT Cards” — and there are many — also would technically be RCs though those individuals would get RC logo cards if they make main rosters.

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Buzz Break: 2013 Topps Best of WWE wrestling cards

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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.

d-generation-xThe box: 2013 Topps Best of WWE wrestling cards
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (if available)

Packs per box: 24
Cards per pack: 7
Cards in this box: 163
Base set completion: 
77 of 110 (70 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards – The Rock, Brock Lesnar, Dusty Rhodes, A.J. Lee, C.M. Punk, John Cena, Vince McMahon, Dolph Ziggler, D-Generation X, Trish Stratus, Triple H, Shawn Michaels, Randy Orton, Mick Foley, Bruno Sammartino, Undertaker

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Buzz Break: 1999 Comic Images WWF Smackdown! cards

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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.

edgeThe box: 1999 Comic Images WWF Smackdown! cards
Where to buy:
Poke around online 

Packs per box: 36
Cards per pack: 7
Cards in this box: 252
Base set completion: 
71 of 72 (99 percent)
Duplicates: 66
Triplicates: 52
Quadruplicates: 33
Quintuplicates: 15
Sextuplicates: 8
Septuplicates: 2
Octuplicates: 1

Notables on base cards – Steve Austin, The Rock, Mankind, Undertaker, Triple H, Edge, Chyna, The Hardy Boyz, Debra, Jerry Lawler, Shane McMahon, Vince McMahon, X-Pac, Road Dogg and … Mr. Socko!

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Buzz Break: 2011 Topps WWE Classic cards (hobby box)

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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.

a-j-leeThe box: 2011 Topps WWE Classic cards (hobby box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box: 24
Cards per pack: 6
Cards in this box: 142
Base set completion: 
90 of 90 (100 percent)
Duplicates: 49

Notables on base cards – A.J. Lee, Batista, Brie Bella, Nikki Bella, C.M. Punk, Daniel Bryan, Eden Stiles, Edge, Jerry “The King” Lawler, John Cena, Kelly Kelly, Randy Orton, The Rock, Shawn Michaels, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, Triple H, Trish Stratus, Undertaker, Dusty Rhodes, Bobby “The Brain” Heenan, The Road Warriors, Roddy Piper

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Buzz Break: 2017 Topps WWE Road To WrestleMania wrestling cards

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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.

s-l1600The box: 2017 Topps WWE Road To WrestleMania
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box: 24
Cards per pack: 7
Cards in this box: 168
Base set completion: 
100 of 100 (100 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards – John Cena, Sting, Triple H, Lita, Sasha Banks, Shane McMahon, Maryse, Roman Reigns, Charlotte Flair, Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose, Brock Lesnar, The Rock, Kevin Owens, Chris Jericho, Undertaker, A.J. Styles, Dana Brooke, Bayley

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Buzz Break: 2013 Topps WWE Dog Tags Signature Series

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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.

2013-topps-wwe-dog-tags-triple-hThe box: 2013 Topps WWE Dog Tags Signature Series
Where to buy:
Poke around online.

Packs per box: 24
Cards per pack: 1 plus one dog tag
Cards in this box: 24
Base set completion: 
23 of 30 (77 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards – “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, Shawn Michaels, Triple H, John Cena, Randy Orton, Undertaker, C.M. Punk, Dolph Ziggler.

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Buzz Break: 2016 Topps WWE Undisputed wrestling cards

2016tpwweundisputedOSFrom 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.

2016-topps-wwe-undisputed-AustinThe box: 2016 Topps WWE Undisputed wrestling cards
Where to buy:
 BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box: 10
Cards per pack: 5
Cards in this box: 50
Base set completion: 
23 of 100 (23 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notable names pulled on base cards – “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, “Macho Man” Randy Savage, Triple H, The Rock, Eddie Guerrero, Chris Jericho

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New WWE comics teased at SDCC, plus new Mattel WWE toys to come

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World Wrestling Entertainment is getting into the comic book ring and it’s at San Diego Comic-Con to prove it.

A partnership with BOOM! Studios begins at SDCC with five blind-wrapped one-page illustration/comic panels available in advance of an upcoming series.

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Former WWE star Joanie Laurer, aka Chyna, dies at 46, leaving a very limited cardboard resume

1998-comic-imagesWWF-SuperStarz-chyna-RCShe was a bodybuilder, a bodyguard, a pioneering women’s wrestler dubbed “the ninth wonder of the world” who won men’s championships, a Playboy model and, ultimately, someone who battled demons for years after leaving the wrestling world.

She was Joanie Laurer, aka Chyna, and the former WWE star died Wednesday at age 46.

“I just heard the tragic news that @ChynaJoanLaurer has passed,” wrote WWE Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon on Twitter. “She was truly a pioneer in our industry, and she will be missed. #RIPChyna.”

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