Mookie Betts’ homers keep piling up & keep sparking demand for cards

Mookie-BettsThis Red Sox slugger has been in some elite company this season and his cardboard continues to pick up momentum.

His name is Mookie Betts and he smacked another homer — a three-run shot — last night in Baltimore to up his season total to 28. That comes off the heels of a three-homer game Sunday that put him side-by-side with Ted Williams as the only Red Sox players with a pair of three-homer games in the same season.

It’s sparked a wave of Topps Now cards — and pricey Relics that sold out near-instantly — but it’s not the only cardboard that Betts has that’s now in more demand.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (July 2)

Carlos-Correa-2016-Topps-Stadium-ClubThe 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: USA Baseball, 2016 Topps Stadium Club breaks, favorite football autos, new NBA contracts & The National.

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Bargain Buzz: Scouting the Blowout Black Friday Doorbuster deals

2013BowmanChromeKrisBryantBuzz is a collector who has to be selective — can’t collect everything but would want to — so that’s why a day like Black Friday can be important.

It’s a way to try stuff I normally wouldn’t or something I’ve always eyed but never done simply because the price is right.

Blowout’s Black Friday Doorbusters have been revealed and there are some serious bargains to be found along with the previous waves of Black November discounts on other brands beyond these. Keep reading for my picks on the deals that would get my attention first.

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Blowout Black Friday Doorbuster Preview #1 — 2014 Bowman Chrome baseball cards

The first Blowout Black Friday Doorbuster Preview this year — you’ll see them daily right here on — is one that will give you a few chances at an autograph of the reigning National League Rookie of the Year and the guy who’s been the hottest buy in the hobby for more than a year.

He’s Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant and the first box is 2014 Bowman Chrome. It will be one of the dramatically discounted Doorbuster deals on Black Friday (Nov. 27) at

How much will it be?

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