Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Aug. 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: Kyrie Irving dominates the NBA chatter but there are plenty of breaks today — including a Superfractor in a repack.

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First Buzz: 2018 Topps Tribute baseball cards


What:
 2018 Topps Tribute baseball cards
Arrives: Feb. 21
Box basics: Three autographs and three Relics per six-pack box (six boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: The high-end brand is back with new approaches on the Relics guaranteed in every box in a product that Topps says “will deliver the highest level of premium collectability.”

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First Buzz: 2018 Topps MLB Sticker Collection


What:
 2018 Topps MLB Sticker Collection
Arrives: Feb. 28
Box basics: 50 eight-sticker packs per box (16 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: The stickers are back for a new baseball season with a new assortment of stars, foil team logos and mascots from the game.

The Basics: Albums will be 32 pages with a sheet of six bonus stickers, while the set will include 300 stickers with what looks like a similar lineup to past releases.

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 (Aug. 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: The Aaron Judge debate, big sketches and breaks from around the sports world.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Aug. 21)

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: Meeting Chipper Jones, big pulls, Byron Buxton RCs, the rise and fall of Mastro Auctions & more as we start a new week.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Aug. 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: It’s SummerSlam weekend so we have WWE chatter on a few collecting fronts along with plenty of breaks today.

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Forever Collectibles’ caricature line offers fun nod to bobblehead fans

If you’re in the camp that sports novelties just weren’t quirky and fun enough, then Forever Collectibles has something you might like.

They’re caricature bobbleheads.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Aug. 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: Big pulls, NBA collections and ripping 1986-87 Fleer … or not.

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Buzz Break: 2012 Bowman Platinum 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: 2012 Bowman Platinum MLB (blaster)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (for hobby)

Packs per box: 8
Cards per pack: 4
Cards in this box: 32
Base set completion: 
19 of 100 (19 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards – Mike Trout, David Ortiz, Clayton Kershaw, Matt Kemp, Carlos Gonzalez, Ryan Braun

Rookie Cards (3) – Kirk Nieuwenhuis, Liam Hendriks, Hisashi Iwakuma

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Aaron Judge’s Home Run Derby win isn’t just commemorated on cards

Aaron Judge doesn’t need a crown, but the king of this year’s MLB All-Star Home Run Derby could easily have one added to his newest figure.

It’s a limited edition toy that is now available from Import Dragons — and it’s a capless sculpt painted just like the night he went yard over and over and over. It’s part of a three-pack of Yankees figures available now — and it’s not alone.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Aug. 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: Huge pulls from 2017 Panini Immaculate Collection and Topps Clearly Authentic, vintage MLB photos and “Mike Foltynewicz is the next Max Scherzer.”

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Chad Bettis’ cancer comeback creates Topps Now cards for a cause

Colorado Rockies pitcher Chad Bettis’ comeback from cancer on Monday night didn’t net a victory in the record books — but the cardboard just might help do that.

Topps‘ newest batch of Topps Now cards includes autographs from the right-hander and the proceeds from the sales of his cards will go to Stand Up to Cancer.

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Rafael Devers’ hot late start means long wait for 2018 Rookie Cards — but he’s got plenty to chase now

You’ll have to wait until 2018 for his official Rookie Cards, but, don’t worry, he’s got plenty you can collect for now.

His name is Rafael Devers and he’s also got six home runs in his first 62 at-bats for the Boston Red Sox and, most importantly, three of those have come in his last two games against the New York Yankees.

The 20-year-old third baseman is hitting .339 with 12 RBI, 11 runs and a stolen base in his first 16 games — and he’s got to be among the league leaders in pre-RC cardboard, too.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Aug. 15)

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, debating NBA legends, a collecting quest done after nine years, Superfractors & big pulls and a booklet in a blaster box.

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Topps teases rookies to come in 2018 Topps Series 1 baseball packs

We don’t yet have 2017 Topps Update yet, but we know a few rookies who won’t make the cut because Topps has begun teasing its inclusions in next year’s set.

Eight rookies — and one promotional nugget of news — were released by the company on Monday.

Among the rookies will be New York Yankees outfielder Clint Frazier, who has 27 hits in his first 28 games along with 17 RBI since his debut. Who else will we expect to find in 2018 Topps Series 1?

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Aug. 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: Big pulls & big (fake?) autograph finds to start a new week.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Aug. 13)

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 breaks, big questions and a big Hall of Fame acquisition.

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Today is Topps National Baseball Card Day — details & gallery here

Topps National Baseball Card Day is this Saturday — and it’s a day to make some memories. That’s exactly what collector/blogger Ben Aguirre Jr. got when he took his kids, Alexa (age 7) and Antonio (age 5) to South Bay Sports Cards in Sunnyvale, Calif., last year.

Today’s the day — it’s Topps National Baseball Card Day.

Now is your chance at some free baseball cards that you won’t find anywhere else other than at your local card shop. That’s because today is an annual event that helps draw new fans into the hobby and gives veteran collectors some new stuff to check out.

There are six-card packs of NBCD baseball cards available free with a visit to a participating store, while a $10 purchase will yield a Mike Trout bonus card. The full checklist for this promotion can be seen here — spoiler — and it includes Aaron Judge, Bryce Harper and Carlos Correa autographs in some packs. (Topps also will be using the hashtag #ToppsBaseballCardDay on social media for those who go and want to show off their new baseball cards, too.)

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Aug. 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: Big breaks, long-term collecting projects completed and a big collecting question — buy a Judge auto or wax? — as we head into the weekend and Topps National Baseball Card Day tomorrow in hobby shops.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Aug. 10)

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: A huge autograph steal that you can get in on, big breaks, quirky cards, unusual autograph items & plenty more.

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Newest Topps On Demand set focuses on MLB’s 3,000-hit Club

The latest Topps On Demand baseball card set is here and it’s focused on the 3,000-hit Club, its newest member, Adrian Beltre, and others who are on pace.

The 2017 Topps On Demand 3,000-hit Club set will include 25 base cards with a one in three shot at bonus autographs as well as parallels.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Aug. 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: Supplies vs. wax, NBA pulls, opening that last box, sketch card controversy, Mayweather vs. McGregor & more.

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Buzz Break: 2017 Topps Allen & Ginter 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 Allen & Ginter baseball cards (blaster box)
Where to buy:
 BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box: 8
Cards per pack: 6
Cards in this box: 48
Base set completion: 
28 of 300 (9 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards – Albert Pujols, Rickey Henderson, Miguel Cabrera, Sandy Koufax, Honus Wagner, Carlos Correa, Carl Yastrzemski, Lou Gehrig, Willson Contreras

Rookie Cards (2) – Andrew Benintendi, Yoan Moncada

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Aug. 8)

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: Retro and new rips, big questions and a collector’s best pull.

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Topps National Baseball Card Day is way for shops to draw new faces — and for fans to make new memories

Topps National Baseball Card Day is this Saturday — and it’s a day to make some memories. That’s exactly what collector/blogger Ben Aguirre Jr. got when he took his kids, Alexa (age 7) and Antonio (age 5) to South Bay Sports Cards in Sunnyvale, Calif., last year.

Mark your calendars, baseball fans — this Saturday is your chance at some free baseball cards that you won’t find anywhere that day other than at your local card shop.

That’s because that day is Topps National Baseball Card Day, an annual event that helps draw new fans into the hobby and gives veteran collectors some new stuff to check out all in one place for free.

There will be six-card packs of NBCD baseball cards available free with a visit to a participating store, while a $10 purchase will yield a Mike Trout bonus card. (The full checklist for this promotion can be seen here — spoiler — and it includes Aaron Judge, Bryce Harper and Carlos Correa autographs in some packs.) Topps also will be using the hashtag #ToppsBaseballCardDay on social media for those who go and want to show off their new baseball cards, too.

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Buzz Break: 2017 Topps Chrome baseball cards (Walmart jumbo 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 Chrome baseball cards (Walmart jumbo box)
Where to buy:
 Initially at Walmart for $34.98 (BlowoutCards.com for hobby & blasters)

Packs per box: 12 (10 packs plus two X-fractor packs)
Cards per pack: 4 per standard, 5 per X-fractor
Cards in this box: 50
Base set completion: 
31 of 200 (16 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards – Buster Posey, Gary Sanchez, Albert Pujols, Javier Baez, Carlos Correa, Andrew McCutchen

Rookie Cards (8) – Alex Reyes, Teoscar Hernandez, Manny Margot, Ryon Healy, Gavin Cecchini, David Dahl, Yulieski Gurriel, Mitch Haniger

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Aug. 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: Big breaks, Pop Century pulls, Darren Daulton, grading cards, damaged cards & more.

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Buzz Break: 2017 Topps Chrome baseball cards (Walmart jumbo 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 Chrome baseball cards (Walmart jumbo box)
Where to buy:
 Initially at Walmart for $34.98 (BlowoutCards.com for hobby & blasters)

Packs per box: 12 (10 packs plus two X-fractor packs)
Cards per pack: 4 per standard, 5 per X-fractor
Cards in this box: 50
Base set completion: 
30 of 200 (15 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards – Mike Trout, David Ortiz, Max Scherzer, Justin Verlander, Aroldis Chapman, Paul Goldschmidt

Rookie Cards (3) – Braden Shipley, Chad Pinder, Matt Olson

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First Buzz: 2018 Topps Series 1 baseball cards

What: 2018 Topps Series 1 baseball cards
Arrives: Jan. 31
Box basics: One autograph or Relic per 36-pack box (12 boxes per case); One autograph and two Relics per 10-pack jumbo box (six boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: The newest edition of the Topps baseball brand — the flagship brand for the hobby — arrives with a wave of energy and full-bleed feel that further breaks from the traditional feel for the brand that’s been around for 67 consecutive seasons.

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

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Aug. 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: Reactions to 2018 Topps, investment advice, post-show chatter and breaking as we head into the weekend.

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First Buzz: 2017 Topps Dynasty baseball cards


What:
 2017 Topps Dynasty baseball cards
Arrives: Nov. 1
Box basics:
 One encased autograph per box (five boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: This high-end brand returns for another season with an autographed card in every pack that’s limited to no more than 10 copies as usual — but with a few new players and new twists possible, too.

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

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First Buzz: 2018 Topps MLB design is here … tell us what you think in poll

Update (Aug. 4): Get the full preview & see more right here >> bit.ly/2u9vEPD

Topps revealed the design for its 2018 Topps flagship baseball set on Thursday, giving us a new full-bleed look with some futuristic touches.

Tell us what you think about the design in the comments and in our poll below.

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

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Missed the NSCC? You can still grab Bowman promo packs …

If you didn’t make it to the National Sports Collectors Convention last week in Chicago, you probably didn’t get your hands on one of Topps’ Bowman Chrome show promo packs.

Those silver packs are fetching upwards of $40 a pop online on their own thanks to those rare autos and parallels of big names and BlowoutCards.com has a few that it has bundled with one of the most-popular releases of the year, Allen & Ginter, in case collectors out there feel the need. Check out the details here. 

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 (Aug. 2)

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 and NSCC discussions in today’s edition.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Aug. 1)

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: The first auto you ever pulled, Steve Bartman’s World Series ring, Jose Altuve goes streaking, inside NSCC promo packs & more.

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