McGregor-Mayweather showdown could ignite new card battles, too

Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr. — it’s one of those what-if fantasy battles from the magazines of old that’s coming true.

And with a pair of upcoming card releases there will be a battle on cardboard, too.

While we get to wait for the fight on Aug. 26 — one that should be a promotional and pop culture spectacle — we’re getting the first autographs for Mayweather soon to go with McGregor’s limited and pricey cardboard already on the market.

Keep reading for a tale of the tape so far …

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Topps Crossover program gives collectors chance to turn digital trading cards into physical ones

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Topps Bunt brought baseball cards to the digital realm in 2012 — and Topps Crossover is bringing them back.

Topps revealed Crossover on Tuesday with an announcement on its website. Every Tuesday, Topps will list a Crossover card set on its site that can be ordered for just one week — cards that had been found only in the digital realm. And they won’t just be baseball, either.

“We are constantly hearing from physical trading card collectors and users of Topps’ apps how great it would be to get printed versions of the digital cards.” said Jeff Heckman, Director of New Product Development and Ecommerce marketplace. “We have taken that feedback to heart and decided to launch Topps Crossover.”

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

884D6293-FAA1-4D3C-A11F-60AD82B2010F_zpslcxn930jThe 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: Big breaks from ITG, WWE and UFC along with debating Joe Namath and custom card autographs.

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Gallery: 2016 Topps UFC Knockout

2016-topps-ufc-knockout-b-25The frenetic energy of UFC isn’t easily captured on cardboard, but there are many ways you can see the split-second possibilities in the latest Topps set that arrived this week.

You know, like a foot to the face from Joanna Jędrzejczyk — and that can be seen on card No. 57 in 2016 Topps UFC Knockout.

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