World Baseball Classic champions get their Topps Now moment

USA Baseball clinched its first World Baseball Classic championship late Wednesday night and now the new baseball cards are here.

How? Via Topps NowTopps‘ online platform for real-time baseball cards that capture moments as soon as possible on cardboard.

A dozen cards were revealed on Thursday with USA’s star pitcher Marcus Stroman the subject of two types of Relic cards — with and without ink.

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

The 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: The World Baseball Classic, legendary pulls in clearance boxes, Madison Bumgarner’s signing habits and more.

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It’s a New Era in baseball cards as Topps joins forces with cap-maker

2016-Topps-New-Era-HarperTopps and New Era Cap are teaming up to bring exclusive baseball cards to fans — and hat wearers — as part of a promotion that spotlights the company’s key players.

2016-Topps-New-Era-logoA nine-card 2016 Topps New Era baseball card set — with autographs and autographed Relics randomly inserted — will be available at LIDS stores beginning today.

“We felt that working with such a historic company like Topps on this collaboration was a perfect fit,” said Tony DeSimone, Category Director Baseball, New Era Cap. “We believe that creating special cards with on-­field caps swatches will resonate with both Topps and New Era’s tremendous fan bases.”

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MLB Stand Up To Cancer auctions include experiences instead of memorabilia

SU2C-MLB-AuctionLogoA series of auctions began Sunday via Major League Baseball will help fight cancer while offering the winning bidders the chances to make memories instead of merely adding memorabilia to their collections while helping a cause.

More than 80 listings launched by MLB Auctions will benefit Stand Up To Cancer as well as charities noted by individual teams. Several teams have a few listings noted as part of the program.

What will you get to do as a winner? Well …

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