First Buzz: 2016 Bowman Draft baseball cards

2016_Bowman-Draft-Baseball-1What: 2016 Bowman Draft baseball cards
Arrives: Dec. 7
Box basics: Three autographs per 12-pack box (eight boxes per case). For Super-jumbos, there will be five packs of 120 cards in each box with a total of five autos (six boxes per case).

What’s buzz-worthy: One of the hobby’s heavyweights returns is back for another year with nearly 400 cards per box and “better autograph value, revamped MLB Draft content and additional autograph Refractors.”

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Potential No. 1 pick A.J. Puk appears on plenty of cards before MLB Draft

AJ-Puk-USA-1With the MLB Draft set for Thursday night, we’ll soon have a new crop of prospects attached to their professional teams and new players that collectors can now focus upon.

Thanks to various high school all-star sets and USA Baseball releases from Panini America, many of the players who’ll be tabbed for future greatness already have cardboard.

That includes potential No. 1 overall pick A.J. Puk, a 6-foot-7 left-handed pitcher for the Florida Gators who was previously drafted in the 35th round by the Detroit Tigers out of high school back in 2013.

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