Buzz Break: 2017 Topps Update baseball cards (blaster 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 BlowoutBuzz@blowoutcards.com.

The box: 2017 Topps Update baseball cards 
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (for nearly all wax formats)

Packs per box: 11 (10 standard plus one medallion pack)
Cards per pack: 10
Cards in this box: 101
Base set completion: 
81 of 300 (27 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Base cards of note – Aaron Judge, Gary Sanchez, Corey Seager, Giancarlo Stanton, Francisco Lindor, George Springer, Bryce Harper, Anthony Rizzo, Kris Bryant, Stephen Strasburg

Rookie Cards (30) – Notables include Andrew Benintendi, Bradley Zimmer (2), Aaron Judge (no logo), Lewis Brinson, Yulieski Gurriel, Jordan Montgomery

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

The Blowout Cards Forums are where thousands of collectors converge daily to discuss, well, a little bit of everything. Here are a few threads about collecting and more that you should check out right now.

What’s Buzzing Today: Big finds, big pulls, and three questions to make you think on this Monday morning in the collecting world.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Oct. 22)

The Blowout Cards Forums are where thousands of collectors converge daily to discuss, well, a little bit of everything. Here are a few threads about collecting and more that you should check out right now.

What’s Buzzing Today: Big waits, big pulls, Valyrian Steel and the starting point for World Series chatter on the boards.

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Buzz Break: 2017 Topps Update baseball cards (hanger 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 BlowoutBuzz@blowoutcards.com.

The box: 2017 Topps Update baseball cards 
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (for hobby & other formats)

Packs per box: 1
Cards per pack: 72
Cards in this box: 72
Base set completion: 
65 of 300 (22 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Base cards of note – Aaron Judge (3), Cody Bellinger (2), Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo, Manny Machado, Mookie Betts, Joey Votto, Jose Altuve, Gary Sanchez

Rookie Cards (24) – Notables include Aaron Judge (2), Cody Bellinger (2), Ian Happ (2), Yoan Moncada, Dansby Swanson, Tyler Glasnow, Ryon Healy, Brett Phillips

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Topps Heritage master set run — and two 2009 proof sheets — hits market via Robert Edward Auctions

A run of Topps Heritage near master sets — in this case every single card in the product — for the first decade of the popular brand as well as a pair of autograph proof sheets featuring cards that were never produced have hit the auction block via Robert Edward Auctions. 

The run begins with the first Heritage set from 2001 — a product among a few celebrating the company’s 50th anniversary that year, and one that offered us a re-do of the iconic 1952 Topps set but with today’s stars and nods to the past — and runs to 2011 when Heritage hit the memorable wood-bordered 1962 Topps design.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Oct. 20)

The Blowout Cards Forums are where thousands of collectors converge daily to discuss, well, a little bit of everything. Here are a few threads about collecting and more that you should check out right now.

What’s Buzzing Today: First-week NBA freak-outs and big breaks to ponder heading into the weekend.

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

The Blowout Cards Forums are where thousands of collectors converge daily to discuss, well, a little bit of everything. Here are a few threads about collecting and more that you should check out right now.

What’s Buzzing Today: Defining the Rookie Card, Kyrie’s team, massive breaks & more.

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 1981 Donruss baseball pack (Hour 11)

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 all day long … and this is Hour 11.

12in12-logo-smallerThe pack: 1981 Donruss baseball cards
The cost now: 
$2
The cost then: 30 cents

What’s inside this pack? Keep reading …

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First Buzz: 2017 Topps Archives Snapshots baseball cards

What: 2017 Topps Archives Snapshots baseball cards
Arrives: Oct. 19 via Topps.com
Box basics: One autograph per 12-card box (100 boxes per case)
Checklist: Click here 

What’s buzz-worthy: This online-exclusive arrives for its sophomore season with an autograph and a parallel inside every pack along with a selection of base cards.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Oct. 18)

The Blowout Cards Forums are where thousands of collectors converge daily to discuss, well, a little bit of everything. Here are a few threads about collecting and more that you should check out right now.

What’s Buzzing Today: Collectors react to Gordon Hayward’s injury, rip into new MLB cases and show off other big pulls in today’s edition.

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2000 Upper Deck Ovation Japanese baseball cards hobby box (Hour 2)

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 2.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2000 Upper Deck Ovation Japanese baseball cards (hobby)
The cost: 
$49

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 1989 Upper Deck High Series MLB pack (Hour 1)

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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 … and this is Hour 1.

12in12-logo-smallerThe pack: 1989 Upper Deck High Series baseball cards
The cost now: 
$3
The cost then: $1

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New wave of MLB Network stars arrives in 2017 Topps Update

Collectors who rip into packs of 2017 Topps Update, which officially arrives tomorrow, will find the third series of MLB Network personalities.

These nine cards are a continuation of the 2017 Topps MLB Network set that began in Series 1 and continued in Series 2 — and all of them can be seen in the gallery here.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Oct. 17)

The Blowout Cards Forums are where thousands of collectors converge daily to discuss, well, a little bit of everything. Here are a few threads about collecting and more that you should check out right now.

What’s Buzzing Today: Big pulls, big possibilities in MLB and “the world’s greatest forger.”

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Oct. 14)

The Blowout Cards Forums are where thousands of collectors converge daily to discuss, well, a little bit of everything. Here are a few threads about collecting and more that you should check out right now.

What’s Buzzing Today: Nothing but big pulls from collectors in this Saturday edition.

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Buzz Break: 2017 Bowman Chrome 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 BlowoutBuzz@blowoutcards.com.

The box: 2017 Bowman Chrome MLB (hobby box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box: 12 (six per mini box)
Cards per pack: 5
Cards in this box: 60
Base set completion: 
23 of 100 (23 percent)
Duplicates: 0
Prospect set completion: 
24 of 100 (24 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notable players on base cards – Ichiro Suzuki, Kris Bryant, Francisco Lindor, Mookie Betts, Jose Abreu

Rookie Cards (9) – Andrew Benintendi, Yoan Moncada, Orlando Arcia, Hunter Renfroe, Yulieski Gurriel, Jordan Montgomery, Robert Gsellman, Jharel Cotton, Tyler Glasnow

First Bowman Cards (8) – Chris Paddack, Austin Hays, Miguelangel Sierra, Tomas Nido, Jorge Ona, Jameson Fisher, Jazz Chisholm, Luis Alexander Basabe

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Buzz Break: 2017 Donruss baseball cards (blaster 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 BlowoutBuzz@blowoutcards.com.

The box: 2017 Donruss baseball cards (blaster box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (for hobby when available)

Packs per box: 8
Cards per pack: 7
Cards in this box: 56
Base set completion: 
41 of 195 (21 percent)
Duplicates: 0
Short-prints (Nos. 1-45; Diamond Kings & Rated Rookies) (2) – Gregory Polanco, Dansby Swanson

Notables on base cards – Mookie Betts, Cal Ripken Jr., Nolan Arenado, Albert Pujols, Giancarlo Stanton, Willie Stargell, Kirby Puckett, Kyle Schwarber, Ryne Sandberg, Frank Thomas

>>> For a variation gallery, click here
>>> For a checklist & general gallery, click here

Rookie Cards (1) – Dansby Swanson

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Oct. 12)

The Blowout Cards Forums are where thousands of collectors converge daily to discuss, well, a little bit of everything. Here are a few threads about collecting and more that you should check out right now.

What’s Buzzing Today: Pondering future Hall of Famers, big NFL breaks, a Super Jeter & more in today’s edition.

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Topps Chrome Sapphire Edition returns — with guaranteed Superfractors & autos in every box

Topps’ high-end Sapphire Edition of Topps Chrome is back — and this time it’s packing Superfractors and autographs in every single box.

Keep reading for details on this online-0nly release.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Oct. 11)

The Blowout Cards Forums are where thousands of collectors converge daily to discuss, well, a little bit of everything. Here are a few threads about collecting and more that you should check out right now.

What’s Buzzing Today: One case with eight 1/1s leads off a day of nothing but the breaks.

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First Buzz: 2018 Topps Inception baseball cards

What: 2018 Topps Inception baseball cards
Arrives: March 21
Box basics: One autograph or one autographed patch Relic per seven-card box (16 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: The new wave of Inception — Topps Inception — that arrived this year gets another go next March with the same format but a darker, more-familiar look.

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

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Buzz Poll: Who do you think wins the World Series this year?

We’re inching closer to the final teams taking the field this year in MLB and, at this point, we have just a single question for collectors after a crazy year of rookie home runs and plenty of other drama.

Follow Buzz on Twitter @BlowoutBuzz or send email to BlowoutBuzz@blowoutcards.com. 

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Oct. 9)

The Blowout Cards Forums are where thousands of collectors converge daily to discuss, well, a little bit of everything. Here are a few threads about collecting and more that you should check out right now.

What’s Buzzing Today: Big NFL injuries, big NFL pulls and more from the collecting world.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Oct. 7)

The Blowout Cards Forums are where thousands of collectors converge daily to discuss, well, a little bit of everything. Here are a few threads about collecting and more that you should check out right now.

What’s Buzzing Today: Nothing but breaks as we’re weekending here on The Buzz.

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Buzz Poll: Which Jose Altuve Rookie Card would you want to own first?

Jose Altuve was the Houston Astros player who stole the spotlight on Thursday night with three home runs in Game 1 of the American League Divisional Series.

The number was just one short of his Rookie Card total from 2011 — and the three-time batting champ doesn’t have much cardboard before that, either, just an appearance in 2010 Bowman Chrome.

And that fact has me pondering a simple question for all of you …

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Buzz Break: 2017 Topps Fire baseball cards (collector’s 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 BlowoutBuzz@blowoutcards.com.

The box: 2017 Topps Fire baseball cards (collector’s box)
Where to buy: 
Initially only at Target ($69.99)

Packs per box: 20
Cards per pack: 6
Cards in this box: 120
Base set completion: 
98 of 200 (49 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards – Bryce Harper, Chipper Jones, Anthony Rizzo, Corey Seager, Ken Griffey Jr., Fergie Jenkins, Derek Jeter, Greg Maddux, Dave Winfield, Eddie Mathews, Warren Spahn, Ted Williams, Manny Machado, Carl Yastrzemski, Nolan Ryan, Mike Piazza, Kris Bryant, Andre Dawson, Jose Canseco, Pedro Martinez, Cal Ripken Jr.

Rookie Cards (25) – Cody Bellinger, Andrew Benintendi, Matt Olson, Dansby Swanson, Alex Bregman, Ian Happ, Ryon Healy, Lewis Brinson, Rob Zastryzny, Joe Musgrove, Hunter Dozier, Luke Weaver, Yulieski Gurriel, Orlando Arcia, Jake Thompson, Carson Fulmer, Braden Shipley, Jose DeLeon, Raimel Tapia, Seth Lugo, Jorge Alfaro, Gavin Cecchini, Renato Nunez, Hunter Renfroe, Tyler Glasnow

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Buzz Break: 2017 Topps Triple Threads baseball cards

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 BlowoutBuzz@blowoutcards.com.

The box: 2017 Topps Triple Threads baseball cards
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box: 2
Cards per pack: 7
Cards in this box: 14
Base set completion: 
6 of 100 (6 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Base cards – Hank Aaron, Jackie Robinson, Chipper Jones, Don Mattingly, Julio Urias, Chris Sale

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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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Postseason stars of past & present get nod in new Topps on Demand set

MLB’s postseason stars of the past and present are getting a little more cardboard time starting today.

That’s because the 2017 Topps On Demand Postseason Heroes & Current Stars baseball set is now up for grabs for one week or until sold out, giving collectors a 25-card base set and a one in three shot at an autographs.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Oct. 4)

The Blowout Cards Forums are where thousands of collectors converge daily to discuss, well, a little bit of everything. Here are a few threads about collecting and more that you should check out right now.

What’s Buzzing Today: Fake Trout (gotta love that merchandise sticker), big pulls and plenty of collecting chatter.

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Hot MLB season helps Topps Now reach one million cards sold

The Judge helped sell plenty of cardboard this summer and Topps knows it.

One way? Topps Now.

Aaron Judge‘s recently released card for his record-breaking 50th home run of the year set a single-card record of 16,138 copies sold, but Topps also has crossed the one-million mark for cards sold, according to a company statement on Tuesday.

“Topps Now has been a truly innovative program that Topps was thrilled to bring to sports fans and collectors first,” said David Leiner, GM & VP North American Sports & Entertainment at Topps. “The program resonated with baseball fans because it helped bring them closer to a sport they are truly passionate about. Whether it’s a walk-off win, an amazing home run-robbing catch or a great milestone, fans know they can count on Topps Now to capture those moments almost immediately.”

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Buzz Break: 2011 TRISTAR Obak 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 BlowoutBuzz@blowoutcards.com.

The box: 2011 TRISTAR Obak cards (hobby box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box: 24 (plus one jumbo T4 box-topper)
Cards per pack: 6
Cards in this box: 144
Base set completion: 
103 of 110 (94 percent)
Duplicates: 7

Notables on base cards – Ken Griffey Jr., Mike Trout, Nolan Ryan, Josh Gibson, Andre Dawson, High Jennings, “Old Hoss” Radbourn, Hack Wilson, Jack Chesbro, Pete Gray, Ernie Harwell, Kennesaw Mountain Landis, Cap Anson, Johnny Vandermeer, Paul Goldschmidt, Gary Sanchez, Will Clark, “Cool Papa” Bell, George H.W. Bush, Whitey Ford, Hank Greenberg, Stan Musial

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Newest Lelands auction includes some serious baseball history

A number of high-end and truly historic baseball items are leading the way in the latest Lelands Masters Auction.

What you see above? A 1962 Topps first series cello box.

It includes 36 packs that originally cost buyers $3.60 if they cleared out the box. It’s been inspected, authenticated and documented by Baseball Card Exchange and includes a number of packs with stars showing, including four showing Stan Musial and then appearances by Sandy Koufax, Ernie Banks, Eddie Mathews, Brooks Robinson and a number of leaders cards.

Bidding currently sits at $48,717 after just eight bids — and it’s not even close to the biggest item in the sale.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Sept. 29)

The Blowout Cards Forums are where thousands of collectors converge daily to discuss, well, a little bit of everything. Here are a few threads about collecting and more that you should check out right now.

What’s Buzzing Today: Nothing but baseball breaks and other MLB posts in today’s edition.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Sept. 28)

The Blowout Cards Forums are where thousands of collectors converge daily to discuss, well, a little bit of everything. Here are a few threads about collecting and more that you should check out right now.

What’s Buzzing Today: Collecting challenges, challenging conversations, big pulls and huge first basketball box finds.

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