Buzz Break: 2017 Leaf Buyback Wrestling autograph cards

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 Leaf Buyback Wrestling autograph cards
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box: 1
Cards per pack: 11
Base set completion: 
N/A

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2011 In The Game Canadiana hobby box (Hour 5)

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 5.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2011 In The Game Canadiana trading cards (hobby box)
The cost now: 
$49.95 

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2017 Leaf Wrestling Autographed 8×10 Photograph Edition 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 Leaf Wrestling Autographed 8×10 Photograph Edition
The cost: Click here

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Legend of ‘The Nature Boy’ Ric Flair takes real turn tonight on ESPN

He styled. He profiled. He wrestled around the world and made millions “Woooooooooo!”

The limousine riding and jet flying is a bit less chaotic these days, but the boisterous story of “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair — or, really, the real-life story of Richard Fliehr — will get the spotlight tonight at 10 p.m. on ESPN.

It’s a 30 For 30 documentary that’s been in the works for months — long before his recent health scare nearly ended his life at age 68. It’s a piece that promises to explore the man, the myth, the legend — and where that’s led him to today. (And to be the man, you still have to beat the man … he’s not done yet.)

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Buzz Break: 2017 Leaf Originals Wrestling (Hot 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 Leaf Originals Wrestling (Hot Box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box: 1
Cards per pack: 5 (all parallels in Hot Box)
Cards in this box: 5
Base set completion: 
0 of 41
Duplicates: 0

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First Topps Undertaker autograph hits eBay with hefty price tag

The Deadman has hit eBay.

The first Topps autographs signed by future WWE Hall of Famer Undertaker — just the third certified autographs of his career — have arrived in boxes of 2017 Topps WWE and the asking price for the first card to hit the auction site has a jaw-dropping Buy-It-Now price.

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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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George ‘The Animal’ Steele dies at 79 after colorful life & career

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The green-tongued turnbuckle eater is gone.

George “The Animal” Steele, a veteran professional wrestler whose career ended during the 1980s peak of the World Wrestling Federation (now WWE) and was known for his appetite for mayhem has died. He was 79.

Born Jim Myers, he was a multi-sport star in high school and a football player for (and graduate of) Michigan State. He also earned a master’s degree before he turned to professional wrestling in the 1960s — all this while also working as a high school teacher and coach the entire time. (He’s also a member of the state’s football coaches hall of Fame.)

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First Buzz: 2017 Leaf Originals wrestling cards

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What: 2017 Leaf Originals wrestling cards
Arrives: April/May
Box basics: Five autographs in every box (12 boxes per case)
Checklist: Click here to view

What’s buzz-worthy: Leaf turns to its Originals brand for the third time with nothing but autographs in the mix from stars of several wrestling promotions.

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.

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First Buzz: 2017 Super Break Super Fight Edition

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What: 2017 Super Break Super Fight Edition
super_break_logoArrives: Jan. 17
Box basics: Between four and six items per box

What’s buzz-worthy: Super Break gets in the ring with this one that will include notable stars’ autographs and memorabilia from the worlds of boxing, wrestling and MMA all in one place.

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Buzz Break: 2015 Leaf Wrestling Autographed 8×10 Photo Edition

2015-leaf-wrestling-boxFrom 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: 2015 Leaf Wrestling Autographed  8×10 Photograph Edition
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box: 1
Photos in this box: 5
Base set completion: 
N/A
Duplicates: N/A

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Today’s the day Irwin R. Schyster — IRS — gets remembered most

IRSMike Rotunda was a prep wrestling champ, a varsity competitor at Syracuse and a professional  for more than 20 years, but today’s the day where one of his short-lived personas lives on.

It’s Tax Day — the day that Irwin R. Schyster, or IRS, might be remembered most. (April 15 was a federal holiday so today’s the day to get those taxes in.)

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First Buzz: 2016 Leaf Signature Series wrestling cards

Screen Shot 2016-03-10 at 10.57.33 AMWhat: 2016 Leaf Signature Series wrestling cards
Arrives: Late April
Box basics: Eight autographs per box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Some of the biggest names in professional wrestling history will be found on autographs in the third Leaf wrestling release and perhaps the biggest names of them all will be included in Andre The Giant and WWE Chairman Vince McMahon as cut autographs.

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.

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Board Buzz: Five must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Dec. 8)

SupremeCaseThe 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: This one includes perhaps the craziest case break ever recorded … where nearly every card in the case is a case hit.

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