Jose Quintana trade puts spotlight on his few cardboard options

What’s rarer than a trade between the Chicago Cubs and the Chicago White Sox?

A big-leaguer with only five certified autographs in the year 2017.

That’s Jose Quintana and he was dealt to the Cubs on Thursday morning as part of a five-player deal that could make some prospectors unhappy — or spark added interest in the team that’s not the defending World Series champion.

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Buzz Break: 2017 Bowman Platinum 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

The box: 2017 Bowman Platinum baseball cards (blaster box)
Where to buy:
Initially only available via Walmart.

Packs per box: 8 (seven standard packs plus one Ice parallel pack)
Cards per pack: 4
Cards in this box: 32
Base set completion: 
17 of 100 (17 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards – Clayton Kershaw, Paul Goldschmidt, Felix Hernandez, Nomar Mazara, Yoenis Cespedes

Rookie Cards (3) – Yoan Moncada, Reynaldo Lopez, Alex Reyes

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (March 23)

BGS-blackThe 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: BGS Black grading hauls, Heritage Supers, case-breaks & more

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