Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2017 Donruss baseball blaster box (Hour 8)

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 8.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2017 Donruss baseball blaster
The cost: 
$19.99 (get hobby here)

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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Buzz Break: 2017 Topps Gypsy Queen 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

The box: 2017 Topps Gypsy Queen baseball cards (hobby)
Where to buy:

Packs per box: 24 (plus one box-topper)
Cards per pack: 8
Cards in this box: 193
Base set completion: 
173 of 300 (58 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards – Addison Russell, Buster Posey, Madison Bumgarner, Albert Pujols, Max Scherzer, Kyle Hendricks, Trevor Story, Francisco Lindor, Manny Machado, Kenta Maeda, Josh Donaldson, Jake Arrieta, Giancarlo Stanton, Yu Darvish, David Ortiz, Clayton Kershaw, Carlos Correa

Rookie Cards (21) – Jharel Cotton, Alex Bregman, Yoan Moncada, Andrew Benintendi, Orlando Arcia, Alex Reyes, Tyler Glasnow, Robert Gsellman, Tyler Austin, Matt Olson, Manny Margot, Trey Mancini, Teoscar Hernandez, JaCoby Jones, Carson Fulmer, Gavin Cecchini, David Dahl, Joe Musgrove, Hunter Renfroe, Ryon Healy, Bruce Maxwell

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When it comes to Chicago Cubs World Series autographed memorabilia, Fanatics has it covered


The Chicago Cubs‘ World Series championship has prompted plenty of memorabilia and, of course, with that success comes high demand and higher costs for companies to get players to sign.

That’s the price of doing business.

But for Fanatics there’s plenty of business — and plenty of autographed memorabilia — for Cubs fans to chase including high-dollar ticket items like this 12-baseball shadowbox as part of an impressive  and deep array of World Series memorabilia that might not have been seen before for a championship squad.

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Black November Wave 4 is here — and here are five deals to consider


If you hadn’t noticed, there are a number of boxes with discounted prices now over on the mothership as’s Black November Wave 4 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.

2014 Topps Heritage High Number baseball setkyle-hendricks
The Cubs won the pennant — and plenty more — and the 1965 Topps pennant design is the home to the only Rookie Card for one of the World Series champions’ best (and under-appreciated) pitchers in Kyle Hendricks. That’s the easy guarantee from a set that’s loaded with Rookie Cards and has an autograph inside every box. Also big in this one? RCs and autographs for Mookie Betts, Jose Abreu, Billy Hamilton, and Jacob deGrom as well as cards for Masahiro Tanaka, Joe Panik, George Springer and more. With a discount now’s the time to pick one up.

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Chicago Cubs’ World Series berth gets first wave of Topps Now cards


The Chicago Cubs are headed back to the World Series and Topps has the cardboard to prove it.

Less than 24 hours after the team clinched its first National League pennant since 1945, Topps Now cards are on the way documenting the big win — but for only 24 hours via

There are Kris Bryant autographs — a first for the player in the line — along with Relics and standard cardboard as part of today’s 16-card lineup.

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Kyle Hendricks has as many Rookie Cards as Cardinals had hits last night

kyle-hendricksHe’s not only overlooked on the field, he’s overlooked on cardboard, too.

Chicago Cubs pitcher Kyle Hendricks took a no-hitter into the ninth last night in St. Louis but lost it when Jeremy Hazelbaker took him yard.

The result was still the same, though, as it was a one-hitter for his 15th win of the season, upping his record to 15-7 with a MLB-leading 2.07 ERA — impressive stats for a guy who has just a single Rookie Card.

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