Rafael Devers’ hot late start means long wait for 2018 Rookie Cards — but he’s got plenty to chase now

You’ll have to wait until 2018 for his official Rookie Cards, but, don’t worry, he’s got plenty you can collect for now.

His name is Rafael Devers and he’s also got six home runs in his first 62 at-bats for the Boston Red Sox and, most importantly, three of those have come in his last two games against the New York Yankees.

The 20-year-old third baseman is hitting .339 with 12 RBI, 11 runs and a stolen base in his first 16 games — and he’s got to be among the league leaders in pre-RC cardboard, too.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Aug. 8)

The Blowout Cards Forums are where thousands of collectors converge daily to discuss, well, a little bit of everything. Here are a few threads about collecting and more that you should check out right now.

What’s Buzzing Today: Retro and new rips, big questions and a collector’s best pull.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (June 27)

The Blowout Cards Forums are where thousands of collectors converge daily to discuss, well, a little bit of everything. Here are a few threads about collecting and more that you should check out right now.

What’s Buzzing Today: Inside a massive Walking Dead hobby box break, NFL cards that won’t fail, Iowa card show finds, Aaron Judge 1/1s and more

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Buzz Break: 2017 Donruss NASCAR cards (hobby box)

From 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: 2017 Donruss NASCAR cards (hobby box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box: 24
Cards per pack: 10
Cards in this box: 238
Set completion: 
111 of 189 (59 percent)
Duplicates: 96
Triplicates: 9

Notables on base cards – Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kevin Harvick, Austin Dillon, Carl Edwards, Chase Elliott, Jimmie Johnson, Kasey Kahne, Danica Patrick, Brad Keselowski & more.

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Cody Bellinger’s homer binge fuels demand for his few certified autos

One of the hottest rookies in baseball — the King of the West Coast to counter Aaron Judge‘s Big Apple dominance — wrote his way into the record books on Monday night.

Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Cody Bellinger hit two more home runs — that’s 21 in just 51 career games — and that’s the fastest pace in MLB history to start a career and good enough for the National League lead, trailing only Judge for the overall mark.

What makes this feat extra-enticing for collectors? The fact that Bellinger has a relatively minuscule amount of cardboard overall and a small number of certified autographs — and that means more competition for what he does have as the home runs go flying.

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First Buzz: 2017 Donruss NFL cards

What: 2017 Donruss football cards
Arrives: Aug. 2
Box basics: One autograph and one memorabilia card per 24-pack box (18 boxes per case)
Checklist: Click here to view

What’s buzz-worthy: Panini’s Donruss football brand arrives for a new season with a new (not-retro) design that appears primed for Optichrome treatment later in the year, a new crop of Rated Rookies and another nod to 1980s Donruss via inserts.

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.

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Gleyber Torres autos are tougher finds than other young Yankees

Your next big-name New York Yankees rookie to arrive in The Big Apple will face big expectations — but he doesn’t have nearly as much cardboard as those who arrived before him.

Unlike the arrivals of Gary Sanchez and Aaron Judge — guys who had plenty of baseball cards and plenty of certified autographs when they hit The Show — shortstop Gleyber Torres doesn’t.

And that could bode very well for collectors who own them.

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Ian Happ’s big arrival for Cubs might be calm before storm on cards

The newest big-name Chicago Cubs prospect arrived on Saturday and made his presence felt immediately in his first game with a two-run homer.

So far, Ian Happ is hitting .429 in his first two games, further helping bolster a mostly home-grown lineup that is watched closely by collectors.

Happ is not a surprise for prospectors as the defending World Series champs took him with the ninth pick in the 2015 MLB Draft out of the University of Cincinnati– and he’s been watched on cardboard ever since — but sales of his cards, at least so far, are showing some room for growth.

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2017 Donruss baseball blaster box (Hour 8)

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 … this is Hour 8.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2017 Donruss baseball blaster
The cost: 
$19.99 (get hobby here)

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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Buzz Break: 2017 Donruss baseball cards (blaster box)

From 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: 2017 Donruss baseball cards (blaster box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (for hobby)

Packs per box: 8
Cards per pack: 7
Cards in this box: 56
Base set completion: 
41 of 195 (21 percent)
Duplicates: 0
Short-prints (Nos. 1-45; Diamond Kings & Rated Rookies) (3) – Mike Trout (DK), Josh Bell, Jose DeLeon

Notables on base cards – Pete Rose, Mike Trout, Wade Boggs, Clayton Kershaw,  Jose Bautista, Noah Syndergaard, Yoenis Cespedes, Jackie Bradley Jr.

>>> For a variation gallery, click here
>>> For a checklist & general gallery, click here

Rookie Cards (2) – Josh Bell, Jose DeLeon

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (March 26)

The Blowout Cards Forums are where thousands of collectors converge daily to discuss, well, a little bit of everything. Here are a few threads about collecting and more that you should check out right now.

What’s Buzzing Today: Big games, big debates, big questions, big pulls & big cards.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (March 23)

The 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: The World Baseball Classic, legendary pulls in clearance boxes, Madison Bumgarner’s signing habits and more.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (March 20)

The 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: Nothing but impressive breaks to start a new week.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (March 18)

The 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: Nothing but breaks from baseball, football and basketball.

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Weekend Update: Check out 10 top items on The Buzz last week

Ok, it’s not the weekend, but this was slated to be sent last night — further proving that it was a busy one on The Buzz this past week. Here are 10 stories worth a look if you missed out. Check ’em out & hit the subscribe button at right if you want email updates.

This Week’s Big Hit?
It seems that 2017 Donruss‘ arrival has collectors talking and there’s fun to be found inside its packs. Click here to start with variations and find links to checklists & more. After that, check out a Buzz Break of a hobby box right here.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (March 12)

The 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: Nothing but breaks and big pulls in today’s edition.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (March 11)

The 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: Nothing but breaks from new and old products from around the collecting galaxy.

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Buzz Break: 2017 Donruss baseball cards (hobby box)

From 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: 2017 Donruss baseball cards (hobby box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box: 24
Cards per pack: 8
Cards in this box: 192
Base set completion: 
128 of 195 (66 percent)
Duplicates: 0
Short-prints (Nos. 1-45; Diamond Kings & Rated Rookies) (9) –  Paul Goldschmidt, Jackie Bradley Jr., Christian Yelich, Noah Syndergaard, Maikel Franco, Madison Bumgarner, Dansby Swanson, Tyler Glasnow, Aaron Judge

Notables on base cards – Manny Machado, Mookie Betts, Kris Bryant, Addison Russell, Kyle Schwarber, Francisco Lindor, Miguel Cabrera, Carlos Correa, Albert Pujols, Corey Seager, Giancarlo Stanton, Gary Sanchez, Madison Bumgarner, Buster Posey, Bryce Harper, Cal Ripken Jr., Johnny Bench, Kirby Puckett, Nolan Ryan, Pete Rose

>>> For a variation gallery, click here
>>> For a checklist & general gallery, click here

Rookie Cards (3) – Dansby Swanson, Tyler Glasnow, Aaron Judge

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (March 9)

The 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: Panini Encased, 2017 Donruss, big NBA set completions, big pulls and plenty more — even a Wolverine show-off thread.

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Gallery & SP info: 2017 Donruss baseball cards

Today’s the day that Panini America‘s first baseball set of the year arrives.

It’s 2017 Donruss, and it includes a number of nods to the past with its design and inclusions but it also includes one thing that’s a staple for throwback- and collector-minded brands.

Short-printed variations.

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Weekend Update: Check out 10 top items on The Buzz this week

It was a busy one on The Buzz this past week. Here are 10 stories worth a look if you missed out. Check ’em out & hit the subscribe button at right if you want email updates.

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Heritage is King …
This past week’s big winner was the arrival of 2017 Topps Heritage, which took us all back to 1968. Here’s our catch-all gallery of short-printed variations and big hits — and there’s a checklist found in there, too.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (March 4)

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The 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: Chatter grows for 2017 Donruss and it continues for 2017 Topps Heritage. Also on tap? Creepy collection items, big blaster pulls & more.

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Gallery: 2017 Donruss NASCAR cards

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A new NASCAR season is nearly here — the Daytona 500 is set for Feb. 26 — but before then we get the green flag for a new season of racing cardboard from Panini America.

The season-opening set is 2017 Donruss and it arrives on Wednesday with a new look for a familiar design with plenty of touches from the past that evoke fun collecting potential while showcasing racing stars of the past, present and future.

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First Buzz: 2017 Donruss baseball

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What: 2017 Donruss baseball cards
Arrives: March 1
Box basics: Three autographs or memorabilia cards per 24-pack box (16 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: The Donruss brand returns for another season with a new-but-1990s-retro look, more from The Famous San Diego Chicken and three hits in every single hobby box.

Keep reading for more as well as a full gallery of images.

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