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What’s Buzzing Today: Big pulls from around the collecting world.
Don’t tell his fans that he’s just another minor league baseball player.
Tim Tebow‘s first baseball card as a member of the Columbia Fireflies isn’t an easy pull from packs of 2017 Topps Pro Debut baseball cards but it’s a pricey one.
As in $400 — and that’s without an autograph or piece of game-used memorabilia attached. And that’s not a fluke as active auctions are just as strong.
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.
“Hit the bull, win a steak” now has a baseball card.
Topps released the final checklist for 2017 Topps Pro Debut on Wednesday and the first card release of the year for Minor League Baseball includes some surprises thanks to a set of Relics that have included some unusual pieces of memorabilia in past years.
The “Fragments of the Farm” are no different this year and one includes a piece of the game that’s paid off for some players in the past.
What: 2017 Topps Pro Debut baseball cards
Arrives: May 24
Box basics: Two autographs and two Relics per 24-pack box (12 boxes per case)
What’s buzz-worthy: The stars down in the minor leagues get the big-league treatment in this hobby-only release that packs plenty of potential while also offering the unique color and feel of the game down on the farm.
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