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The box: 2017 Topps Chrome baseball cards (Walmart jumbo box)
Where to buy: Initially at Walmart for $34.98 (BlowoutCards.com for hobby & blasters)
Packs per box: 12 (10 packs plus two X-fractor packs)
Cards per pack: 4 per standard, 5 per X-fractor
Cards in this box: 50
Base set completion:
30 of 200 (15 percent)
Notables on base cards – Mike Trout, David Ortiz, Max Scherzer, Justin Verlander, Aroldis Chapman, Paul Goldschmidt
Rookie Cards (3) – Braden Shipley, Chad Pinder, Matt Olson
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.
The box: 2008 Razor Signature Series
The cost now: Click here (on sale!)
What’s inside this one? Keep reading …
Real cards in real time — or at least the next day. It was a simple idea that became Topps Now that has helped in some ways transform collecting beginning on April 3, 2016.
There are 1,184 different Now cards now for MLB alone — some with autographs and game-used memorabilia from the games that are depicted on the card. There are also Topps Now cards for last year’s election and presidential debates, Now cards for WWE and for UFC and even real-time cardboard releases from AMC‘s Preacher and the Garbage Pail Kids taking on real-time scandals and viral curiosities. Oh, and there are other companies in on the real-time card business now for the other leagues, too.
Let’s take a quick look at some of the highlights from last year’s MLB releases before the 2017 Topps Now cards — with a new look and numbering — start soon and some basic info on every single one of the 2016 releases.
How do we knew there’s a new look? Buzz checked the mailbox and found something inside. Keep reading for a first look at 2017 Topps Now.
Topps Now has a new first today with the first Relic card that’s part of the real-time card line.
This time, the card will be limited to only 99 copies on a first-come, first-served basis and it features Eric Hosmer, who was the MVP of the MLB All-Star Game last night.
Fans of the Kansas City Royals and their successful run to the World Series have two more options from Topps as the company has released an oversized set for the team and re-issued all of its Postseason Moments wall art in one smaller set.
With the final out of the 2015 World Series coming less than 24 hours ago, Topps has 12 more postseason prints available to collectors commemorating the Greatest Moments of this fall.
Whether you’re a fan of the world champion Kansas City Royals and their cast of young stars or the runner-up New York Mets and their powerful young arms, there are options for you. There are six prints — six Silvers limited to just 25 serial-numbered copies for $34.99 and six 1/1 Golds that are $199.
The Kansas City Royals are your World Series champions with a cast of younger veteran players who have all-around skills but perhaps not one overall superstar who is a hobby darling.
But thanks to Eric Hosmer‘s hustle on a ground ball in the ninth to tie it and a five-run rally in the 12th, the Royals wear the crown this year in MLB.
Hosmer has arguably the most potential in the hobby with a good amount of 2008 USA Baseball and other prospect cards predating his MLB card arrivals in 2011. Overall, he has more than 1,500 unique cards and more than 300 certified autographs for collectors to chase. They’re not overly plentiful like some stars from that timeframe, but they are out there. If you can’t land some of his USA ink, look for the affordable autos in 2008 Razor Signature Series. He’s there because he was a Razor exclusive before his Topps autos arrived in 2011.
Keep reading for five more Royals to know.
With the Kansas City Royals and the New York Mets squaring off in Game 1 of the World Series tonight, there’s plenty of collecting potential for both squads
Why? While there are some young stars and veterans who were once much higher on the radar of collectors in the past, there isn’t one unquestioned hobby power player in the group. You know, one guy whose cardboard will be on the minds of everyone with a championship in hand.
Instead, there are a few players with big potential here … so it’s time for a Buzz List.