Kenta Maeda’s Bowman Chrome auto debut comes at perfect time

Kenta-MaedaThe headlines after Kenta Maeda‘s fourth MLB start speak of superlatives — all-time superlatives — and that bodes well for his cardboard.

In part due to good timing.

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Gallery: 2016 Topps Legacies of Baseball

Topps‘ first high-end baseball card release of the year is here and it’s packing just four cards per box — that’s two autographs, one insert and one card printed on metal.

It’s 2016 Topps Legacies of Baseball.

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What should we expect in 2016 Topps Legacies of Baseball?

2016-topps-legaciesIt’s a new brand name with a semi-familiar look, so what should we expect to find in 2016 Topps Legacies of Baseball?

Buzz took a look at the checklist to find out.

First, though, the basics: You get four cards per box for a premium price — one being a metal card, two being autographs and one being an insert.

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Topps details its plans for Kenta Maeda autographs in 2016 products

Kenta-MaedaWhen 2016 Topps Legacies of Baseball arrives on March 30, the new brand will include a first-time signer for the company.

That signer is Los Angeles Dodgers rookie pitcher Kenta Maeda, who signed with the team after a successful career in Japan and made his spring debut this past weekend.

“Maeda is a popular player on a big market team with dominant international statistics,” said baseball brand manager Zvee Geffen. “It’s a combination driving excitement for fans everywhere, and Topps is the only place collectors will find his Major League Baseball-licensed autographed cards.”

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