Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Oct. 22)

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 waits, big pulls, Valyrian Steel and the starting point for World Series chatter on the boards.

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Former AL MVP Don Baylor doesn’t appear on a lot of cardboard

One generation might know him as a bit of a slugger and the 1979 American League MVP, while another might know him as a manager and coach.

Either way, Don Baylor was a man who lived his life in baseball — his career that spanned from the 1960s until 2015. He died on Monday at age 68 after a battle with multiple myeloma.

“Don Baylor: 14 teams as player, coach and manager. Countless lives influenced. There’s a hole in the universe, its expanse without end,” said J.G. Taylor Spink Award-winner Claire Smith on Twitter. “Deepest love and condolences to Becky Baylor and the Baylor family who are mourning a man whose heart was as big as all of Texas.”

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Gallery: 2017 MLB spring training & batting practice caps from New Era

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A new baseball season is nearly here with the first spring training games set to air later this month and that’s when we’ll see the newest players on their new teams.

And many of them will be wearing new uniforms — well, at least new caps.

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Without legend of Steve Dalkowski there might not be a Bull Durham … let alone thoughts of Bull Durham 2

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In an interview with Dan Patrick this week, Kevin Costner said he’d be opening to reprising the role of Crash Davis in Bull Durham 2 if creator Ron Shelton was open to the idea and could draft the next chapter in the story of big-screen players that have become minor-league baseball icons.

But there’s one cardboard icon in the real world who’s partly responsible for the creation of the 1988 film in the first place.

He’s Steve Dalkowski.

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Buzz Poll: Who do you see winning the World Series?

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MLB’s postseason begins tonight … and we simply want to know who you think wins it all.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Sept. 25)

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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: Collectors react to Jose Fernandez, “Pitch,” Trey Mancini and impressive breaks.

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Collecting this Boog Powell isn’t as easy as collecting Boog Powell

boog-powellYou should know the name, but you probably don’t know the player.

At least this one.

His baseball name is Boog Powell, his real name is Herschel. He’s not related to John Wesley Powell, aka Boog Powell, but they share the nickname because his dad was a fan of the Baltimore Orioles icon of the 1960s and the 1970 American League MVP.

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Dexter Fowler’s return to Chicago isn’t his only surprise for collectors

Dexter-FowlerEarlier this week, he seemed destined to become a Baltimore Oriole. Today, and for this season at least, he’s a Chicago Cub.

Dexter Fowler‘s contractual about-face probably cost him some money, but that’s not the only surprise that might exist for Cubs fans and collectors. In fact, this hobby surprise might be one that makes collectors some money if they buy in now and the Cubbies finally win it all this fall.

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