Konrad Reuland’s legacy lives on with Hall of Famer Rod Carew

Odds are you don’t know the name Konrad Reuland.

He enrolled at Notre Dame in 2006 with dreams of gridiron glory but had no recorded statistics in seven games played. He transferred to Stanford where he caught 27 balls for 351 yards and a touchdown over two seasons.

The tight end went undrafted in 2011 but caught on with four NFL teams over five seasons, mostly practice-squad work, but he did play in 30 games (starting four) for the Jets and Ravens — the last coming in 2015.

But these aren’t the reasons you could now hear his name.

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Gallery: 2017 MLB spring training & batting practice caps from New Era

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A new baseball season is nearly here with the first spring training games set to air later this month and that’s when we’ll see the newest players on their new teams.

And many of them will be wearing new uniforms — well, at least new caps.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Feb. 3)

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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: This was the XFL, Kris Bryant Rookie Cards, 2017 Topps, Star Wars breaks & plenty more.

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Brian Dozier’s power surge shows one thing — a lack of autographs

2016-Topps-Finest-Brian-DozierHe’s a 29-year-old, 5-foot-11 second baseman-shortstop who’s in his fifth season as a big-leaguer. He’s a Minnesota Twin with Defensive Player of the Year and All-Star honors.

He’s also a guy who, thanks to a three-homer game last night while batting lead-off, has a career-high 38 homers this season.

He’s Brian Dozier — and he’s also not the easiest guy to find on baseball cards.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (April 27)

2016-bowman-baseball-7The 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: 2016 Bowman, Andrew McCutchen, Jose Berrios & Superfractors.

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Auction Gallery: Championship rings are the thing in current SCP sale

0893BSpring2016_lgThe current SCP Auctions sale includes items from the personal collections of Baseball Hall of Famer Don Drysdale and collections of memorabilia that include plenty of other big names, but it’s a selection of championship rings here that’s highlight-worthy.

Below is a gallery of 18 rings up for sale now and ending on April 23. Click below to enter the gallery, get a closer look, see who’s owned them and what the bidding sits at now.

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It’s a dirty job, but MLB will do it …

RedSox2013It’s a dirty job, but MLB‘s got to do it.

Fans of World Series teams and All-Star Game hosts in recent years can remember their big events with game-used dirt jars that can be found via buy-it-now listings MLB Auctions.

Sure, they are novelty items — but for casual collectors these small items will stand out as something both unique and affordable.

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Rookie of the Year winners coming up tonight — cast your votes here

KrisBryantAwards week is here as the Baseball Writers’ Association of America begins its postseason honors this evening with the Rookie of the Year winners revealed.

Among the candidates for tonight’s awards are Kris Bryant, Matt Duffy and Jung Ho Kang in the National League and Carlos Correa, Miguel Sano and Francisco Lindor in the American League.

Who’s Buzz picking? Find out and get a rundown of each player’s basic stats after the jump.

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