Newest Topps On Demand set focuses on MLB’s 3,000-hit Club

The latest Topps On Demand baseball card set is here and it’s focused on the 3,000-hit Club, its newest member, Adrian Beltre, and others who are on pace.

The 2017 Topps On Demand 3,000-hit Club set will include 25 base cards with a one in three shot at bonus autographs as well as parallels.

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Buzz Break: 2017 Topps Allen & Ginter 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 Topps Allen & Ginter baseball cards (blaster box)
Where to buy:
 BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box: 25 (24 standard packs plus box-topper)
Cards per pack: 8
Cards in this box: 194
Base set completion: 
128 of 300 (43 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards – Ty Cobb, Ted Williams, Ichiro Suzuki, Buster Posey, Johnny Bench, Nolan Ryan, Hank Aaron, Ken Rosenthal, Krazy George, Ken Griffey Jr., Babe Ruth, Frank Thomas, Dave Winfield, Derek Jeter, Roger Maris, Anthony Rizzo, Kyle Schwarber, Mike Piazza, Don Mattingly, Laurie Hernandez, Cal Ripken Jr., Ernie Banks, Jose Canseco, Nick Jonas, William Shatner

Rookie Cards (18) – Teoscar Hernandez, JaCoby Jones, Jesse Winker, Robert Gsellman, Matt Olson, Ryon Healy, Antonio Senzatela, Chad Pinder, Alex Reyes, Yulieski Gurriel, Hunter Renfroe, Jharel Cotton, Tyler Glasnow, Luke Weaver, Gavin Cecchini, Carson Fulmer, Seth Lugo (SP), Dan Vogelbach (SP)

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2007 UD SP Legendary Cuts MLB box (Hour 2)

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 2.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2007 Upper Deck SP Legendary Cuts baseball cards
The cost: Click here

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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Buzz Break: 2017 Topps Stadium Club 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 Topps Stadium Club baseball cards (blaster)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (for hobby)

Packs per box: 8
Cards per pack: 5
Cards in this box: 40
Base set completion: 
32 of 300 (11 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards – Sandy Koufax, Francisco Lindor, Evan Longoria, Cal Ripken Jr., Greg Maddux, Johnny Bench, Gary Sanchez, Tim Raines, Ryne Sandberg, Nolan Ryan, Addison Russell

Rookie Cards (2) – Orlando Arcia, Kyle Zimmer (no logo)

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Buzz Break: 2007 Upper Deck SP Legendary Cuts baseball cards

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: 2007 Upper Deck SP Legendary Cuts baseball cards
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box: 12
Cards per pack: 4
Cards in this box: 50
Base set completion: 
46 of 100 (46 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards – Frank Robinson, Cal Ripken Jr., Carl Yastrzemski, Wade Boggs, Carlton Fisk, Harmon Killebrew, Tom Seaver, Joe DiMaggio, Lou Gehrig, Yogi Berra, Robin Yount, Willie Stargell, Tony Gwynn, Willie McCovey

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Topps’ National VIP promo cards will take collectors back to 1987

Collectors who opt for the VIP pass to enter this year’s National Sports Collectors Convention will, at least one way, feel like it’s 1987 all over again.

That’s because of Topps‘ promo cards.

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2012 Topps MLB Value Box (Hour 7)

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 7.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2012 Topps MLB Value Box
The cost: Click here

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting three 2015 Topps Series 2 blister packs (Hour 7)

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 7.

12in12-logo-smallerThe packs: Three 2015 Topps Series 2 blister packs (each contains three packs)
The cost: Click here

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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Buzz Break: 1997 Score Series 1 baseball cards (jumbo box)

 

Do you like Buzz Breaks? We recently launched 12 in 12 — a series of a dozen breaks of past wax boxes and wax packs in a dozen hours. This is a faster break in that style — but not the launching of a new 12 in 12. We’ll have another marathon soon. (Click the logo below to see the previous posts in the series.)

The box:
 1997 Score Series 1 baseball cards (jumbo box)
The cost now: 
$9.99
The cost then: $71.64 in U.S., $107.64 in Canada ($1.99/$2.99 per pack; prices printed on them)

What’s inside this box? Keep reading …

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FaceApp and iconic baseball cards? Oh, the possibilities … let’s begin

There’s a new phone app that allows you to turn that frown upside down, get younger or get older all with a click on a screen,

It’s called FaceApp and it’s a free download for iPhone users to have some fun — and naturally this collector instantly thought of baseball cards.

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 1992 Upper Deck MLB jumbo box (Hour 12)

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 our finale.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 1992 Upper Deck baseball cards (jumbo box)
The cost now: 
$9.99
The cost then: $43.80 ($2.19 per pack … printed on every pack)

What was found inside this one? Keep reading …

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 1993 Upper Deck Series 2 MLB jumbo (Hour 9)

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 9.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 1993 Upper Deck Series 2 baseball cards (jumbo box)
The cost now: 
$19.99
The cost then: $55.80 ($2.79 per pack … printed on every pack)

What was found inside this one? Keep reading …

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 1982 Fleer baseball wax pack (Hour 5)

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 5.

12in12-logo-smallerThe pack: 1982 Fleer baseball
The cost now: 
$3.50
The cost then: 30 cents

What’s inside this pack? Keep reading …

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Alex Rodriguez to sign at National Sports Collectors Convention

There’s a new big name among the first wave of autograph signers for this year’s National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago.

It’s Alex Rodriguez.

Once baseball’s highest-paid player, he’s a member of the 3,000-hit club and a player who hit 696 home runs during his at times controversial 22-year MLB career with the Mariners, Rangers and Yankees.

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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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Topps reveals new autograph inclusions for 2017 Topps Tribute

There will be some new features in 2017 Topps Tribute when it arrives later this month and chief among them will be some new autographs that weren’t available back in September when this one was announced.

The biggest one? Former New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter, who signed with the company in November. His ink will be found in Tribute Autographs and the Generations of Excellence Autographs sets.

What else is in play? Keep reading …

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 1984 Topps baseball cello pack (Hour 7)

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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 … and this is Hour 7.

12in12-logo-smallerThe pack: 1984 Topps baseball cello pack
The cost now: 
$4
The cost then: 49 cents

What’s inside this pack? Keep reading …

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First Buzz: 2017 TRISTAR Hidden Treasures Platinum auto baseballs

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What: 2017 TRISTAR Hidden Treasures Platinum autographed baseballs
Arrives: March 22
Box basics: 
One autographed baseball per box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: TRISTAR’s autographed baseball chase brand is back for 2017 with a new batch of stars and legends along with specialty balls guaranteed per case that help add variety to the chase.

The biggest chase of them all this year? Keep reading for that and a gallery of what’s in this one.

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Buzz Break: 2016 Topps Gypsy Queen 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.

s-l1600The box: 2016 Topps Gypsy Queen baseball cards (blaster box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (for hobby)

Packs per box: 8
Cards per pack: 6
Cards in this box: 48
Base set completion: 
34 of 300 (11 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notable players on base cards – Noah Syndergaard, Alex Rodriguez, Anthony Rizzo, Jose Altuve

Rookie Cards (7) – Corey Seager, Gary Sanchez, Stephen Piscotty, Jerad Eickhoff, Zach Davies, Matt Duffy, Aaron Nola

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Black November Wave 9 is here — and here are five deals to consider

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If you hadn’t noticed, there are a number of boxes with discounted prices now over on the mothership as BlowoutCards.com’s Black November Wave 9 hits today.

Many of the discounts were dramatic enough that Buzz had to sit down and ponder the possibilities in many of the boxes and cases — and here are five boxes that caught this collector’s eye.

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Just because it’s not expensive doesn’t mean it isn’t one of the best releases of the year so far — and if you ask this collector Classics is a contender for just that. You’ll find one autograph per box and memorabilia cards atop the ink in others. There also is one buyback auto per 20-box case with some big names to be found. This one’s retro-styled but brand-new design (with a nod to 1983 Topps) is strong with some quirky variations and touches that also add to the oldschool feel. You can see more of those and a gallery in past Buzz stories here. Aside from the hits, the printing quality and design here on retro stock make this a fun rip no matter what. Had Buzz not jumped on some cases in Black November previously, this would be in the ol’ cart.

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Get the 2016 Topps Gold Label baseball card checklist here

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Gold Label returns this week from Topps with a framed autograph in every seven-pack box.

What specifically might it include? Well that answer came today with the release of the final checklist.

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Gallery: 2016 Topps Archives Signature Series baseball cards

Screen Shot 2016-08-31 at 1.07.06 PMIt’s a simple idea — one autographed buyback per box — with a showcase of nostalgia and on-card ink with plenty of variety.

It’s 2016 Topps Archives Signature Series, and it arrived today.

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Buzz Break: 2016 Topps Tribute baseball cards

16tptribbuteBBFrom 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.

2016-Topps-Tribute-OrtizThe box: 2016 Topps Tribute baseball cards
Where to buy:
 BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box: 6
Cards per pack: 3
Cards in this box: 19
Base set completion: 
11 of 90 (12 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Base cards – Randy Johnson, Eddie Mathews, Larry Doby, Paul Molitor, Cal Ripken Jr., David Ortiz, Chris Sale, Billy Williams, Jacob deGrom, George Brett, Whitey Ford

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Need a 2016 Topps Stadium Club baseball checklist? Get it here …

16_Topps Stadium Club Baseball-troutThe wait is nearly over for 2016 Topps Stadium Club baseball cards as the recently retro-styled brand arrives on Friday with plenty of creative photos and plenty of fun in every box.

The checklist for the brand arrived from Topps on Sunday night so keep reading to learn more.

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Gallery: 2016 Leaf Sports Heroes trading cards + checklist

2016-leaf-sports-heroes-auto-gallery-56Leaf Trading Cards‘ latest sports card release arrived in hobby shops on Friday and it includes one of the widest arrays of possible finds — everything from competitive eaters to Super Bowl kings and even stars from sports movies.

Each box of 2016 Leaf Sports Heroes includes three certified autographs with some of the possible surprises inside also being a 27-autograph card of the 1972 Miami Dolphins and a parallel rainbow that includes five types and printing plates for all cards.

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May the Fourth can be with you — even if you’re a baseball fan

2016-Topps-Star-Wars-Tribute-1It’s the fourth day of May and, of course, that’s got a Star Wars tie. (If you don’t get it, you probably haven’t seen the movies.)

As part of this holiday of sorts Topps has created the 2016 Topps Star Wars Tribute baseball set — a series of prints and jumbo cards in the style of the memorable early Star Wars stickers made by the company way back in 1977.

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Gallery: 2015 Leaf Q sports cards

2015-Leaf-Q-sports-cards-44The latest Leaf sports card brand arrived on Friday in the form of the high-end 2015 Leaf Q, which packs a few sports-related surprises inside along with some of the biggest names in all of sports history.

Among the surprises? Chevy Chase‘s first certified autographs — the first of a few to come, actually — with this one remembering his time as an NBA player in Fletch.

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First Buzz: 2016 Fanatics Authentic Under Wraps autographs

2016-Fanatics-Authentics-underwraps-1aWhat: 2016 Fanatics Authentic Under Wraps autographed baseballs
Arrives: April 15
Box basics: One signed baseball per box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: This MLB-approved product is a first for the growing show promotor with this first brand including some of the biggest names in the game as well as a mix of chase baseballs — all signed — and the potential for experiences including the chance to meet stars at shows.

Keep reading for more.

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Topps Fire baseball set returns for second season as wall art & jumbos

2016-topps-fire-baseball-wall-art .07Topps Fire is back.

The colorful and energetic release of last year is back on the same platforms — wall art and jumbo card sets — for this year as Topps unleashed 2016 Topps Fire Wednesday on Topps.com.

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Buzz Break: 2016 Donruss baseball cards (hobby box)

2016-donruss-baseball1From 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.

2016-donruss-kyle-schwarberThe box: 2016 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: 
139 of 195 (71 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notable players on base cards – Kyle Schwarber, Stephen Piscotty, Michael Conforto (Rated Rookies), Albert Pujols, Jose Fernandez (Diamond Kings), George Brett, Frank Thomas, Mike Trout, Albert Pujols, Rickey Henderson, Ken Griffey Jr., Cal Ripken Jr., Giancarlo Stanton, Miguel Cabrera, Don Mattingly, Mariano Rivera, Nolan Ryan, Carl Yastrzemski, Carlos Correa, Clayton Kershaw, Kris Bryant, Yu Darvish, Pete Rose, Joc Pederson, Bo Jackson, Buster Posey, Pete Rose, The San Diego Chicken

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Nicknames, honors likely part of variation chase in 2016 Donruss

panini-america-2016-donruss-baseball-qc53While The San Diego Chicken’s memorabilia cards might be the biggest draw of them all when 2016 Donruss baseball cards arrive next week, there will still be plenty to chase with a hit-loaded and insert-loaded flagship set (see our First Buzz here) from Panini America.

And among them just might be variations.

Panini unleashed a preview gallery of 150 cards on Friday, and a handful stood out as having quirks similar to last year’s variations.

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First Buzz: 2016 TRISTAR Hidden Treasures Platinum autographed baseballs

RuthWhat: 2016 TRISTAR Hidden Treasures Platinum autographed baseballs
Arrives: March 1
Box basics: 
One autographed baseball per box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: TRISTAR’s autographed baseball chase brand is back for 2016 with a new batch of stars and legends along with some specialty logo balls that help add variety to the chase.

Keep reading for more and a gallery of what’s in this one.

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First Buzz: 2016 Topps Triple Threads baseball cards

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What: 2016 Topps Triple Threads baseball cards
Arrives: Sept. 14
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Box basics: Four hits in every two-pack box.

What’s buzz-worthy: Triple Threads returns for an 11th year of high-end hits with a familiar two-pack box format and plenty of potential, which includes a Kevin Costner Bull Durham autographed Relic, plenty of autographs and memorabilia and plenty of booklet cards.

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.

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Auction Gallery: Game-used baseball bats from Goldin Auctions

Mike Trout -- Model: 2013 Old Hickory J143M. Photo-matched to four home runs. (Anderson LOA & PSA/DNA GU 10) ... Opening Bid: $2,000

Game-used baseball bats are often some of the most-abused and most-personalized pieces of game-used memorabilia to hit the market.

And, because of the number of bats a player uses in a season, they can also be bargain-priced at times. But in the case of the Old Hickory J143M used by Mike Trout to hit four home runs during 2013? Well, that bat opened at $2,000 and sits at $7,000 after 17 bids with plenty of time remaining … so not every bat can be a bargain.

Check out this gallery of 18 gamers presently up for grabs right now from Goldin Auctions. You can see a larger image, the model specs and the opening bid price once inside the gallery.

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Can you collect MLB Network talents’ autographs? Yes and no …

MLBNetworkLogo.svgBuzz has spent a lot of the off-season watching MLB Network because there’s plenty going on when it comes to transactions, baseball chatter and there’s always time for documentaries.

And there’s Intentional Talk, too.

But watching a lot of the Network also got Buzz wondering about autographs of many of the people on the air bringing the news to us. Many are former players who have certified autographs that were placed into packs of baseball cards — but there are some who have far fewer cards than others. Who might cost you the most between Billy Ripken, Kevin Millar, Sean Casey and Peter Gammons? It might be surprising — but the first challenge is to just find a signed card from some of them.

It’s surprising that a card company hasn’t attempted some type of card set focusing on the Network (signed or not). An unsigned set would immediately become a favorite of through-the-mail autograph seekers — and probably a good piece of marketing for MLB, too.

Keep reading for a rundown of the MLB Network roster when it comes to certified autos …

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