Buzz Break: 2016 Topps Series 2 baseball cards (hobby box)

2016tpser2BBjumboFrom time to time, Buzz will break a box of something and post the results here. Like this and want to see more? Or maybe there’s a box you’d want to see busted? Send Buzz an email at BlowoutBuzz@blowoutcards.com.

The box: 2016 Topps Series 2 baseball cards (hobby box)
HeywardWhere to buy:
 BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box: 36
Cards per pack: 10
Cards in this box: 360
Base set completion: 
321 of 350 (92 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notable players on base cards – Stephen Strasburg, Prince Fielder, Yoenis Cespedes, Albert Pujols, David Price, David Ortiz, Francisco Lindor, Madison Bumgarner, Ichiro Suzuki, Steven Matz, Alex Rodriguez, Addison Russell, Yu Darvish, Byron Buxton.

Rookie Cards (44) – Notables include Adam Duvall, Kenta Maeda, Max Kepler, Raul Mondesi.

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Buzz Break: 2016 Topps Series 2 baseball cards (blaster box)

2016tpser2BBjumboFrom time to time, Buzz will break a box of something and post the results here. Like this and want to see more? Or maybe there’s a box you’d want to see busted? Send Buzz an email at BlowoutBuzz@blowoutcards.com.

The box: 2016 Topps Series 2 baseball cards (blaster box)
 Kenta-MaedaWhere to buy: BlowoutCards.com (for hobby)

Packs per box: 10 (plus one medallion pack)
Cards per pack: 10
Cards in this box: 101
Base set completion: 
79 of 350 (23 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notable players on base cards – Stephen Strasburg, Prince Fielder, Yoenis Cespedes, Albert Pujols, David Price.

Rookie Cards (10) – Kenta Maeda, Pedro Severino, Guido Knudson, Miguel Almonte, Scott Alexander, Luke Maile, Keith Hessler, Jorge Lopez, Ariel Pena, Ramon Cabrera.

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They Tweeted It … Jimmy Kimmel

 

 

A few of the celebs found on Topps’ First Pitch cards have started to react to their cards via Twitter. Late-night host Jimmy Kimmel wasn’t the only one, but here you go.

You might expect it to make the air tonight, which probably would entice a few of his non-collecting regular fans to go find one. If you haven’t seen them all, click here for a full gallery and checklist.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (June 16)

Screen Shot 2016-06-16 at 11.01.46 AMThe 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: Scenes inside fan caves, Topps NBA chips, big breaks, big blasters & the National Sports Collectors Convention.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (June 15)

Billy-williamsThe 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: Bad cardboard, Doom autographs, 2016 Topps Series 2, The National & more …

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Reds’ new slugger Adam Duvall has first RCs in 2016 Topps Series 2

Adam-Duvall-2016-ToppsOne of this year’s hidden gems on the field is nearly the same thing off of it — or at least on cardboard.

In an era of prospect cards made sometimes years before a player even sees an MLB field, Cincinnati Reds outfielder Adam Duvall is a bit of an enigma. Make that an enigma who has 18 home runs this season after a 9-8 victory over the Atlanta Braves Monday night where he led off the game with a two-run shot in the first.

And make that an enigma without a lot of cardboard.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (June 13)

TierOneThe 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: Tier One rips, show off your Superfractors, 2016 Topps Series 2, worst announcers and The National.

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Gallery & SP info: 2016 Topps Series 2 baseball cards (updated)

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The second series of the hobby’s flagship baseball card set officially arrives on Wednesday, but that hasn’t stopped retail hunters from tracking down some 2016 Topps Series 2 packs and tearing in.

First Pitch celebs are back and tribute sets for Ichiro Suzuki and Ken Griffey Jr. are included, but that’s just the start for the product that includes one autograph or Relic per hobby box with one guaranteed in every jumbo. 

There will, of course, there will be short-printed variations and a selection of much-rarer photo variations. Among those? Yoenis Cespedes and one of his alternative modes of transportation back during spring training.

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Need a 2016 Topps Series 2 baseball card checklist? Click here …

There will be Rip Cards. There will be Ichiro Suzuki autographs. There will be a Ken Griffey Jr. tribute set.

That’s not all that will be in 2016 Topps Series 2.

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First Pitch celebs in 2016 Topps Series 2 include Jimmy Kimmel, Lea Thompson, Tim McGraw & more

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A new series of baseball cards arrives soon in 2016 Topps Series 2 and that means a new crop of celebrity First Pitch insert cards.

There are 20 stars slated to appear in this one with late-night host Jimmy Kimmel, country star Tim McGraw throwing out a first pitch for his father’s former team, and Hollywood star Lea Thompson among them.

>>> Related: Check out a gallery of 2016 Topps Series 2 baseball cards here.

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Ichiro Suzuki’s 3,000-hit conquest may hit its finale sooner than later

1993-BBM-ichiro-suzukiHe’s been a legendary hitter in MLB since arriving in a Seattle Mariners uniform back in 2001, and he’s now 42 years old and on a tear with 10 hits in his last three games for the Miami Marlins.

He’s Ichiro Suzuki and he’s just 40 hits away from the 3,000 Hit Club as a major-leaguer. (Throw on 1,434 hits in Japan and, well, that’s a career mark even Pete Rose should appreciate.)

Even if you’re a deep-pocketed collector, chasing Ichiro cardboard isn’t easy. He’s been in high demand since his legendary Rookie of the Year/MVP season and there’s plenty of cardboard from that year alone. There’s also been plenty since. And there are also plenty of collectors from around the world who are watching his cardboard just as intently as they are watching the box scores right now.

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First Buzz: 2016 Topps Series 2 baseball cards

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What:
 2016 Topps Series 2 baseball cards
16_Topps Series 2 Baseball-RipArrives: June 15, 2016
Box basics: One autograph or Relic in every 36-pack hobby box (10 cards per pack, 12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: The second series of the 2016 Topps flagship includes all of the things found in Series 1 but also some new inclusions such as rip cards and tributes to Ichiro Suzuki as he nears the 3,000-hit club and Ken Griffey Jr. as he’ll likely be in Cooperstown not long after this one arrives next summer.

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.

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