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

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: Pondering vintage grades, big NBA and NFL breaks, legendary ink and collectors react to the death of a Hall of Famer.

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Football world loses a legend as Hall of Famer Y.A. Tittle dies at age 90

A Pro Football Hall of Famer known for plenty of production during a legendary career, never winning the big one and being the subject of an iconic piece of American sports photography has died.

He’s NFL and LSU legend Y.A. Tittle. He was 90 years old.

When he retired at age 38 in 1962 after a 17-year career with the Colts, 49ers and Giants, he was the NFL’s career leader in passing touchdowns and yards. The two-time MVP racked up more than 33,000 yards and 242 touchdowns — marks that still rank 35th and 25th in league history despite massive changes in the game since then. His 36 touchdown passes in 1963 were a league record until it was topped by Dan Marino in 1984.

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Buzz Break: 2017 Score football cards (blaster box)

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The box: 2017 Score football cards (blaster box)
Where to buy:

Packs per box:
Cards per pack: 11
Cards in this box: 132
Base set completion: 
104 of 440 (24 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards: Carson Wentz, Richard Sherman, Le’Veon Bell, Michael Thomas, Dak Prescott

Rookie Cards (34) – Notables include Marshon Lattimore, John Ross, O.J. Howard, ArDarius Stewart, Haason Reddick, Charles Harris, Jake Butt, Jordan Leggett, Tre-Davious White

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Kenny Stabler auction commands thousands via awards, memorabilia

Earlier this month the late Oakland Raiders quarterback Ken Stabler entered the Pro Football Hall of Fame but this past weekend the treasures from that career entered the hands of collectors around the world.

The auction of “Snake” Stabler’s personal collection of memorabilia via Pristine Auction ended on Sunday night with one six-figure item that didn’t reach its reserve and many others of note. In all, the auction generated nearly $200,000 in sales.

The priciest item was his 1976 Hickok Belt Award for Professional Athlete of the Year (above), which reached $107,427.60. It’s an honor that was awarded the final time with Stabler’s win and this is the first copy of the award to hit the open market. It’s an 18K gold belt buckle with a three-carat diamond, a three-carat ruby, a three-carat sapphire and 26 diamond chips totaling 5.5 carats.

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