Buzz Break: 2017 Topps Update baseball cards (blaster box)

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The box: 2017 Topps Update baseball cards 
Where to buy: (for nearly all wax formats)

Packs per box: 11 (10 standard plus one medallion pack)
Cards per pack: 10
Cards in this box: 101
Base set completion: 
83 of 300 (28 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Base cards of note – Nolan Arenado, Carlos Beltran, Miguel Sano

Rookie Cards (39) – Notables include Yoan Moncada (2), Alex Bregman, Alex Reyes, Ian Happ

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Texas Rangers are latest Topps Now postseason team set


Call it Topps Now With a Twist … Part II.

With the Texas Rangers clinching the American League West last night, Topps has unveiled a new take on its real-time baseball card program with its second team set offering.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (May 17)

National-TreasuresThe 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: Big National Treasures pulls, Carlos Beltran debate, Horace Grant’s special face, killed feuds and … future hot comics?

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You can get a Big Papi VISA — but it doesn’t come with a Big Papi limit

Twelve Major League Baseball players have granted their likenesses to be used as part of a prepaid debit card program that lets diehard fans have yet another card of their favorite and lets them show it off every time they make a purchase.

So, in other words, your Big Papi VISA doesn’t come with big-league cash — unless you put it there.

David Ortiz is among the players partnered with the True Stars Fan Club, an MLBPA-approved venture that promises baseball-related rewards and benefits to those who sign up for the program.

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