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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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (July 10)

2015-Topps-ChromeThe 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: An all-breaks look at the chatter on the boards.

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Gallery: 2016 Bowman Inception baseball cards (updated)

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The newest edition of Bowman Inception arrives tomorrow from Topps and that means autographs from the newest crop of prospects and rookies and plenty more without the sometimes-insane Chrome rainbow to complicate things when it comes to prices on the secondary market.

Don’t get the wrong idea that this one doesn’t pack the big names, though — it does.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (April 19)

2015-Topps-Heritage-Red-Ink-Al-KalineThe 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: Red-ink autos, Bowman Inception apathy, scouting 2015 Bowman brands, Museum Collecton, Topps Heritage retail pulls.

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