Buzz Break: 2017 Topps Heritage Minor League baseball (hobby box)

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The box: 2017 Topps Heritage Minor League baseball cards
Where to buy:

Packs per box: 18
Cards per pack: 8
Cards in this box: 140
Base set completion: 
121 of 200 (61 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards – Amed Rosario, Mickey Moniak, Nick Senzel, Blake Rutherford, Fernando Tatis Jr., Ozzie Albies, Eloy Jimenez, Michael Kopech, Rhys Hoskins, Austin Riley, Bo Bichette, Rafael Devers

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First Buzz: 2018 Topps Opening Day baseball cards

What: 2018 Topps Opening Day baseball cards
Arrives: March 14
Box basics: No hits guaranteed per 36-pack box (20 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Opening Day returns for its 19th season with an insert in every pack, autographs and Relics in the mix and it even gets a little dirty as you can see above.

Keep reading for more as well as a full gallery of images.

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Weekend Update: Check out 10 top items on The Buzz last week

It was a busy one on The Buzz this past week. Here are 10 stories worth a look if you missed out. Check ’em out & hit the subscribe button at right if you want email updates.

Big-ink Potential 
Upcoming release from Topps puts emphasis — and ink — on key cards of today’s stars. Get the details >> First Buzz: 2017 Topps Archives Signature Series Active Player Edition

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Mascot Relics offer fun new twist inside 2017 Topps Opening Day

Tomorrow’s the day that 2017 Topps Opening Day officially arrives — depending on your weather, of course — but the meteorological news is far from the big buzz of today.

The game-changer in this one? A set of mascot-worn Relic cards.

Yep, those fuzzballs of the diamond can be found in some new ways and beside the cards of the hot dogs at the concessions stand when you tear into packs of this low-end brand.

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San Diego Chicken stars in Panini America autograph appearance

The-Famous-San-Diego-ChickenThe hobby has a fine feathered friend in The Famous San Diego Chicken whose baseball cards in 2016 Donruss have ushered in a new era of Hall of Famer mascot memorabilia cards while also looking back at his Rookie Card and other cards from Donruss decades ago.

This past weekend, The Chicken signed autographs for fans in San Diego and Panini America was there to provide the photos and document it all in the video below.

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The Famous San Diego Chicken stars in 2016 Donruss from Panini America

2016-Donruss-San-Diego-ChickenThere’s a surprise to be found in some packs of 2016 Donruss that officially arrives Wednesday as cards of Ted Giannoulas — aka The Famous San Diego Chicken — can be found inside.

Card No. 151 in the set is not a veteran, Hall of Famer or rookie — it’s a card of the world-famous and Hall of Famer mascot.

But more important than that card and all of its parallels? There are memorabilia cards and autographed memorabilia cards of the legendary mascot to be found as part of the product’s overall nod back to 1982 — the year of the Chicken’s “Rookie Card.”

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Panini teases what could be most-unique memorabilia cards ever

ChickenRelicPanini America posted this photo online this weekend with a simple statement.

“Why did this chicken cross the road? That’s easy: To become a clucking cool memorabilia card in @paniniamerica’s upcoming 2016 Donruss baseball.”

If you’ve read The Buzz this past week, then it’s not a surprise — but here are more details.

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