Buzz Break: 2017 Donruss Optic baseball cards (blaster box)

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The box: 2017 Donruss Optic baseball cards (blaster box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box: 6
Cards per pack: 5
Cards in this box: 30
Base set completion: 
13 of 100 (13 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards – Nolan Ryan, Buster Posey, Mookie Betts, Duke Snider, Manny Machado, Chris Sale, Francisco Lindor

Rookie Cards (3) – Dansby Swanson, Mitch Haniger, Reynaldo Lopez

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Buzz Break: 2017 Donruss Optic 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 Donruss Optic baseball cards (blaster box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box: 6
Cards per pack: 5
Cards in this box: 30
Base set completion: 
13 of 100 (13 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards – Kris Bryant, Frank Thomas, Giancarlo Stanton, Yadier Molina

Rookie Cards (3) – Yoan Moncada, Braden Shipley, Alex Reyes

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Buzz Break: 2017 Panini Diamond Kings baseball cards (blaster box)

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The box: 2017 Panini Diamond Kings baseball cards (blaster)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (for hobby)

Packs per box: 7
Cards per pack: 5
Cards in this box: 35
Base set completion: 
19 of 100 (19 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards – Francisco Lindor, Josh Donaldson, Jake Arrieta, Chipper Jones, Lloyd Waner, Pee Wee Reese, Ty Cobb, John McGraw, Stan Musial, Joe Jackson

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First Buzz: 2017 Onyx Preferred Players Collection autographs

preferred-players-collection-2017-2What: 2017 Onyx Preferred Players Collection autographed baseballs
Arrives: March 14
Box basics: One autographed baseball per box (12 boxes per case via four inner mini cases)

What’s buzz-worthy: Only 50 sealed cases will be made for this one, which includes top stars from the recent past and present along with an extra chase element.

Keep reading for more info, including a checklist.

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Notable MLB Winter Meetings moves get new baseball cards

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Seven MLB players who were traded or signed new deals during the MLB Winter Meetings that wrapped up today already have new baseball cards noting their new teams.

That’s thanks to Topps Now, Topps‘ real-time baseball card platform.

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Buzz Poll: What’s next for Yoan Moncada baseball cards?

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Chris Sale is headed to Boston for four prospects and the biggest one of them all is Yoan Moncada.

Moncada was a top-five prospect for the Red Sox and easily among the hottest prospects in the game in the last year or so. Now, he heads to the White Sox where big bats like Jose Abreu have arrived with an impact but fizzled over time in terms of cardboard.

The 21-year-old hit just .211 with one RBI in eight games with the Red Sox last season after a minor-league campaign that included a .294 average, 15 homers and 62 RBI in 106 games between Salem and Portland.

What do you think?

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National Baseball Card Day is set for Saturday with free cards & more

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National Baseball Card Day is this Saturday.

2016-National-Baseball-Card-DayThe hobby shop event will have participating stores in the United States and Canada giving away free six-card packs to visitors. It’s a promotion that hasn’t been done since 2008.

A bonus card of Kris Bryant will only be available with purchases. It can be seen above.

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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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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (July 24)

1989-UpperDeck-KenGriffeyJrThe 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: Griffey to Cooperstown, Chris Sale & his scissors, new breaks, 2016 Topps Allen & Ginter, The National & more.

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Baseball Card of the Day: Chris Sale’s 2013 Topps Tribute Commemorative Cuts Relic

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Card of the Day: A Chris Sale 2013 Topps Tribute Commemorative Cuts Relic — with a cut piece of his game-used jersey.

Why? Well, you may not have watched TV lately but Sale was suspended five games by the Chicago White Sox after he reportedly cutting up the team’s throwback jerseys the team was supposed to have worn on Saturday night. Rather than pitch wearing a certain style uniform, he reportedly destroyed the uniforms before being sent home.

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Sweet 16: MLB midseason surprises include unknowns & obvious

Adam-Duvall-2016-ToppsThe MLB All-Star Game is nearly upon us and that gives us all a chance to take a break and assess the season so far and watch the home runs fly in tonight’s Home Run Derby.

One of those sluggers is Cincinnati’s Adam Duvall, who has 23 homers out of absolute nowhere and nearly no cardboard to show for it. As previously noted here on The Buzz, Duvall’s first Rookie Card arrived in 2016 Topps Series 2. And to show how off the radar he’s been he’s a third-year big-leaguer with just one past Bowman card appearance — no autographs — and this Rookie Card is one that doesn’t even have an RC logo. That probably hasn’t helped sales, but some rarities are sellers.

There are other big names in the hobby this season who have played well — in fact there are a lot of decent showings — but here are 15 who have impressed on the field and should be noticed when it comes to cardboard.

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

cooper - CopyThe 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: Two big Heritage blasters (again), The National, struggling pitchers and two Panini America breaks.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (May 20)

BCW Thickness Scale_zpsuujzo29wThe 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: A supply savior, big maildays, Bowman Lucky & analyzing pitchers.

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Chris Sale’s historic start grabs attention & puts focus on key cards

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He’s been an All-Star, he’s been an ace and he’s been a bit overlooked on cardboard.

But that last part could be changing soon for Chris Sale.

With his third complete game of the year Thursday night, the Chicago White Sox ace became the first pitcher in nearly a decade to start the season 9-0 after nine starts — and he’s only the fourth pitcher to reach the mark that fast since 1950. He’s also off to the second-best start in franchise history with the record being a 12-0 run by Eddie Cicotte way back in 1919.

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