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 all day long … and this is Hour 11.
The pack: 1981 Donruss baseball cards
The cost now: $2
The cost then: 30 cents
What’s inside this pack? Keep reading …
Three new Hall of Famers, 21 new Topps Now baseball cards.
That means fans of Tim Raines, Ivan Rodriguez and Jeff Bagwell don’t have to wait for their first commemorative cardboard thanks to Topps‘ on-demand baseball card platform.
Only initially available on Topps.com, the three standard Topps Now cards are printed to order and available for just 24 hours at $9.99 per card with quantity discounts available. Each of them also will sign six different cards, including one where all three will be shown.
Update: Raines was voted into the Hall of Fame Wednesday night along with 1991 rookies Jeff Bagwell and Ivan Rodriguez.
If Tim Raines makes it into the Baseball Hall of Fame later today, he just might be one of the easier Cooperstown residents to collect based on his early cardboard.
He’s got just four regular-issue cards and one team-issued release from his Rookie Card season of 1981 and all but one of them can be easily found for a few bucks. These quickly printed and often roughly cut gems of the past are not easy finds in high grade, though — even straight out of packs opened today — so graded copies have been where the biggest action has been of late.
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