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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Buzz Break: 2017 Bowman Platinum 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 Bowman Platinum baseball cards (collector’s box)
Where to buy:
Initially only available via Walmart.

Packs per box: 20
Cards per pack: 5
Cards in this box: 100
Base set completion: 
44 of 100 (44 percent)
Duplicates: 2

Notables on base cards – Kris Bryant, Bryce Harper, David Ortiz, Josh Donaldson, Jose Altuve, Kenta Maeda, Gary Sanchez, Yu Darvish, Ichiro Suzuki, Kyle Schwarber, Buster Posey, Miguel Cabrera, Mike Trout

Rookie Cards (16) – Jake Thompson, Andrew Benintendi, Jharel Cotton, Amir Garrett, Tyler Glasnow, David Dahl, Antonio Senzatela, Raimel Tapia, Joe Musgrove, Yulieski Gurriel (2), Jose DeLeon, Alex Bregman, Manny Margot, Orlando Arcia, Jeff Hoffman

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Cody Bellinger’s first in-pack Rookie Card arrives in Bowman Platinum

This year’s hottest rookie in the National League finally has an in-pack Rookie Card.

It’s Cody Bellinger and he’s one of the key cards in 2017 Bowman Platinum, which hits stores on July 5 in three formats — jumbo packs, blaster boxes and collector boxes.

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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 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 7)

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: Chasing Judge autos in Finest, pondering Bowman Mega Box questions, big breaks and NSCC prep discussions.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (May 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 big pulls from around the collecting world as we start a new week.

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

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 and interesting pulls from around the collecting world.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (April 28)

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: The NFL Draft, big NFL & NBA pulls, 2017 Bowman and a masterful custom auto card set.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Jan. 9)

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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: Big football pulls, Giannis, caution on Marvel variants, Walmart MLB exclusives, Kris Bryant’s Chrome values and much more.

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Buzz Break: 2016 WWE Divas Revolution 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.

16diva_1039_frThe box: 2016 WWE Divas Revolution wrestling cards
Where to buy: 
Initially only available at Walmart

Packs per box: 1
Cards per pack: 51
Cards in this box: 51
Base set completion: 
25 of 43 (58 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards – Sasha Banks, Trish Stratus, Stephanie McMahon, Charlotte, Torrie Wilson, Kelly Kelly, Maryse, Mandy Rose, Ivory

Rookie Cards/First NXT (4) – Aliyah, Liv Morgan, Carmella, Nia Jax

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Buzz Break: 2016 Topps Archives 65th Anniversary Edition baseball

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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: 2016 Topps Archives 65th Anniversary Edition baseball cards
Where to buy: 
Initially available at Walmart ($24.98)

Packs per box: 1
Cards per pack: 16
Cards in this box: 16
Base set completion: 
14 of 65 (22 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards – Jackie Robinson, Steve Carlton, Ichiro Suzuki, Rod Carew, Ozzie Smith

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Nov. 22)

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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: Another day of nothing but the breaks … with some variety.

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Buzz Break: 2016 Topps Holiday baseball 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.

16thbw_1137_frThe box: 2016 Topps Holiday baseball cards
Where to buy: 
Initially available at Walmart ($19.98)

Packs per box: 10
Cards per pack: 10
Cards in this box: 98
Base set completion: 
92 of 200 (46 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards – Mike Trout, Bryce Harper, Alex Rodriguez, Justin Verlander, Carlos Correa, Clayton Kershaw, Yu Darvish, Javier Baez, Albert Pujols

Rookie Cards (13) – Corey Seager, Tyler Naquin, Kyle Schwarber, Jose Berrios, Julio Urias, Miguel Sano, Ross Stripling, Luis Severino, Nomar Mazara, Robert Stephenson, Aaron Nola, Byung-Ho Park, Blake Snell

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Nov. 19)

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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 a mix of interesting box breaks today.

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Topps celebrates 65th anniversary again with Walmart-only release

It’s still the 65th anniversary of Topps baseball cards and there will be a new set at Walmart to prove it.

It’s 2016 Topps Archives 65th Anniversary Edition and it will include one autographed reprint of a past Topps card along with 15 cards from a set revisiting the past MLB releases from the company in each $24.98 box.

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Topps readies new take on set for 2016 Topps Holiday baseball box only first found at Walmart

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First there was the  Topps Mega Box, but now there’s the Topps Holiday Box.

Topps revealed its plans for a 2016 Topps Holiday box baseball card set on Monday and it’s a Walmart-only release that features some different looks for cards from the flagship Topps set but with a new holiday twist for a new release.

Curious about more details for the boxes arriving on Wednesday? Keep reading …

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First Buzz: 2016 Topps WWE Divas Revolution + gallery & checklist

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What: 2016 Topps WWE Divas Revolution wrestling cards
Arrives: Nov. 30 (at Walmart)
Box basics: One autograph or Relic per box.

What’s buzz-worthy: This Walmart-only exclusive product includes a hit in every box and is solely focused on the female stars of the WWE, offering a bit of a history lesson as the company focuses on its women’s division like never before.

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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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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Sept. 28)

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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 breaks today and a single Spectra box above leads way.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Sept. 19)

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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: Tebow’s a Met, big Walmart hits, big breaks and … where in the world is Manny Ramirez?

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Bowman Platinum’s powerful return should impress with checklist alone

s-l1600-2Big names, big ink and a smaller than normal distribution is a recipe for a hot product with longer-term potential.

Some of the names on the autographed checklist should reinforce that potential — Alex Bregman, Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Brendan Rodgers, Daz Cameron, Dansby Swanson, Ian Happ, Lucas Giolito, Willson Contreras, Yoan Moncada, Carlos Correa, Corey Seager, Julio Urias, Kris Bryant, Kenta Maeda, Mike Trout and Trevor Story. (And that’s just two of the checklists in this one.)

That product is 2016 Bowman Platinum, and it’s initially billed as a Walmart-only brand doing well enough that it’s now also available with 20-pack boxes on hand from Blowout.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Sept. 11)

psagradedyankee911ticketsThe 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: The day the game was canceled, big breaks and … fake Kobe Bryant Rookie Cards?

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

img_20160910_101403The 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 breaks in this weekend edition.

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Buzz Break: 2015 Topps Finest football repack

2015-topps-finest-retail-repack1If you’re been to a Walmart, you’ve probably seen these — and if you’re on the Blowout forums you’ve probably seen how they’ve been delivering pretty well.

They’re $19.99 blister repacks of 2015 Topps Finest football — hobby packs from a brand that has an autograph in every six-pack mini box and that can be found even cheaper per pack right here.

But for those without a hobby shop (or the patience for shipping) finding these at retail offer a small surprise. But with the results being interesting, here’s one more break.

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Buzz Break: 2016 Bowman Platinum baseball cards (blaster box)

s-l1600From 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: 2016 Bowman Platinum baseball cards (blaster box)
Where to buy:
Initially only available via Walmart.

Bowman-Platinum0-logo-1Packs per box: 8 (seven standard packs plus one Ice parallel pack)
Cards per pack: 4
Cards in this box: 32
Base set completion: 
16 of 100 (16 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards – Mookie Betts, Jose Abreu, Josh Donaldson, Noah Syndergaard, Giancarlo Stanton

Rookie Cards (5) – Rob Refsnyder, Seung-hwan Oh, Aaron Nola, Hector Olivera, Kyle Schwarber

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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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Topps creates food-issue baseball set for Walmart Marketside pizzas (updated)

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Hungry for some new baseball cards? Well, you have another new option from Topps before the next new product arrives in hobby shops.

As long as you buy a pizza.

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens DVD will include Topps Galactic Connexions discs at Walmart

12804755_847259655401597_7816796834007376349_nStar Wars: The Force Awakens arrives on DVD on April 5 collectors will have to hit Walmart stores for bonus items with the DVD that can’t be found anywhere else.

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Star Wars Galactic Connexions fans must eat fresh to collect them all

Subway1Star Wars Galactic Connexions fans will need to eat fresh to collect them all beginning tomorrow.

SubwayWalmartTopps‘ second series of packs for the collectible disc game arrives tomorrow only in Walmart stores, but that’s not the only reason that a fan would have to hit the retail giant.

There are also Connexions discs found only at Subway shops that are located inside of Walmart stores.

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Star Wars: 10 cool cards for 10 key characters in a galaxy far, far away

StarWarsLukeSomewhere out there in a galaxy not far, far away is a list where every single character in the Star Wars universe exists. Whether they are a bit player or a background character, they seemingly all have names because of merchandising needs and they all probably have back stories to justify the action figures, trading cards and other ways those small-time wonders on the big screen can help make big bucks.

We’re not here to showcase bit players who had a few seconds or a few lines. We’re here for 10 of the top names from the previous films as the hours melt away before the arrival of The Force Awakens on Friday.

Here are 10 cool cards for 10 key characters in the past Star Wars films.

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Star Wars Battlefront Deluxe includes impressive bonus at Walmart.com — a Han Solo fridge

HanSoloFridge1We’re less than two months away from the arrival of Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens but we’re not even done seeing the merchandise coming from The Force Known as Disney with its new franchise. As you all know, it goes far, far beyond a galaxy of just trading cards.

A perfect example? The newest Star Wars video game arrives on Nov. 17 — Star Wars Battlefront — on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and on Origin for PC, and if you’re one of the people who opt to pre-order the game’s Deluxe Edition from Walmart.com, you’ll land yourself an impressive extra.

A Han Solo Carbonite refridgerator. 

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