Buzz Poll: Does Mike Trout’s first visit to the disabled list worry you?

For the first time in his big-league career, the biggest-selling star in MLB is headed to the disabled list — and it’s with a torn thumb ligament that needs surgery.

With Mike Trout cards — particularly his 2009 Bowman Chrome Draft autos — trading at record highs, there are bound to be some worries. (Here’s where it’s being discussed over on the Blowout Forums.)

Could this be the type of injury that affects his performance now and in the future? Or is it something that gives collectors a chance to catch their breath and maybe land some big cards cheaper than they might have otherwise been?

Tell us what you think in our polls below or via a comment here or on Twitter.

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Things heat up with 2009 Bowman Chrome Draft Mike Trout autographs

There are parts of the collecting world simply off the radar for many of us because we’re priced out — cards that are so pricey that we’re talking new car territory at times.

One of those cards making eBay headlines of late is the 2009 Bowman Chrome Draft Mike Trout autograph in all of its various rainbow incarnations.

The card above reportedly sold for $15,600 in March and it’s not alone as a jaw-dropper. Graded non-Refractors have reportedly gone for as much as $4,999 just last week and raw copies have reportedly topped $3,000. These crazy auctions are not alone as there have been plenty of these cards sold.

The Superfractor was pulled long ago, too, but it can be yours for a price.

Where’s “The Million-Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase when you need him?

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Topps extends autograph deal with American League MVP Mike Trout


Topps has Trout hooked for a few more years.

An already existing exclusive autograph deal with the lone maker of MLB-approved baseball cards announced on Monday that it has signed an extension to its deal with American League MVP Mike Trout.

“Topps has been my home since I was drafted,” Trout said in a prepared release. “I’m so happy to be part of the Topps family and look forward to working with this innovative company for many years.”

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (July 19)

1DC0B1DE-ED83-4C8C-91CD-6DB287E644ABThe 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: Fishing for Trout, TTM autos from Hall of Famers, The National, Elite autos, a Wolverine 1/1 and … Sandy Koufax ink in a retail repack?

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