Topps & New Era team up once again for card-cap crossover promo

Topps and New Era are bringing the cards to the caps.

Two baseball card sets — 2017 Topps and 1987 Topps — get some of their design touches added to caps in a new line from New Era that will be available in some MLB ballparks and other stores beginning next week. All teams will be had in caps that have their visors branded using memorable elements from the card sets as well as a Topps logo on the side.

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Topps’ National VIP promo cards will take collectors back to 1987

Collectors who opt for the VIP pass to enter this year’s National Sports Collectors Convention will, at least one way, feel like it’s 1987 all over again.

That’s because of Topps‘ promo cards.

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 1987 Topps football wax pack (Hour 10)


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 … and this is Hour 10.

12in12-logo-smallerThe pack: 1987 Topps football wax pack
The cost now: 
The cost then: 40 cents

What’s inside this pack? Keep reading …

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Buzz Poll: Looking back in time, which Bo did you prefer to know?


Bo was one of the biggest stars of the 1980s as a college football star, a professional baseball and football star and a marketing star. Everybody knew his name and they still know why.

And then suddenly one day it was gone.

Sure, Vincent Edward Jackson played some baseball after his final NFL game — that hip injury was 26 years ago tomorrow — but he was never the same. And in an interview today he had a different take on his career.

“If I knew back then what I know now,” he told USA TODAY Sports, “I would have never played football. Never. I wish I had known about all of those head injuries, but no one knew that. And the people that did know that, they wouldn’t tell anybody.”

His career as a pro — in both sports — lasted less than a decade but he’s easily one of the biggest icons of his time. It’s a story worth checking out if you missed it and it’s worth revisiting if you didn’t.

Here, though, we simply have one bit of curiosity presented below.

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First Buzz: 2017 Topps MLS soccer cards


What: 2017 Topps MLS soccer cards
Arrives: April 19
Hobby box basics: two autographs and one Relic per 24-pack box (12 boxes per case)
Final checklist: Click here to view

What’s buzz-worthy: Back for its fifth year, the flagship for Topps’ American soccer presence will arrive with “dynamic photography, a multitude of rare variations and a sampling of card designs from Topps’ extensive portfolio.”

Keep reading to learn more and see a full gallery of preview images.

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Topps’ latest jumbo wall art baseball series takes collectors back to 1987

2016-Topps-1987-wall-art-baseballFor those who began collecting in 1987, the latest Topps wall art line might bring back some memories.

The memorable wood-bordered design is the basis for the 2016 Topps 1987 Tribute series — a collection that consists of 120 large prints, 120 1/1 prints and 24 smaller sets.

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Buzz Collector Profile: Tanner Jones — aka Mouschi, a Jose Canseco fan

Tanner1Tanner Jones
Also Known As: Mouschi / Tan Man Baseball Fan / @tanmanbbfan
Location: Texas
Work away from cards: Website development
Collecting since: 1989

Main focuses: Jose CansecoBuzzProfiles-Logo
Favorite players/teams: Jose Canseco (on all his teams)

Current collecting projects: Ultimately, anything not yet on my list at including prototypes, samples, test cards, etc. My most-wanted cards are the 1996 Select Certified Mirror Gold, 1997 Pinnacle Totally Certified Platinum Gold and 1998 Donruss Crusade Red.

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