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The box: 2017 Topps Heritage High Number baseball cards (blaster box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com
Packs per box: 8
Cards per pack: 9
Cards in this box: 72
Base set completion:
64 of 200 (32 percent)
Notables on base cards – Joey Gallo, Michael Wacha
Rookie Cards (18) – Rob Segedin, Jorge Bonifacio, Mauricio Cabrera, Ty Blach, Allen Cordoba, Jorge Alfaro, Seth Lugo, J.T. Riddle, Stuart Turner, Adalberto Mejia, Sal Romano, Jose Osuna, Jose Martinez, Anthony Alford, Gabriel Ynoa, Chih-Wei Hu, Josh Smoker, Reynaldo Lopez
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 7.
The box: 2012 Topps MLB Value Box
The cost: Click here
What’s inside this one? Keep reading …
To say that the baseball card landscape has changed in the last decade might be an understatement, but there’s been one prospecting brand that has delivered many of the biggest names early and often and delivered a good amount of ink, too, thanks to Hot Boxes.
It’s packed a number of surprise inclusions, a tremendous rainbow of serial-numbered parallel autos and even some pretty good bargains as many collectors have their established habits elsewhere. In recent years, it’s also given us a teaser of younger USA Baseball players, too.
This mainstay — and arguably a simultaneous sleeper — is Elite Extra Edition.
The spring training drama that is Pablo Sandoval and his “waist management” concerns is the big non-story story so far, but there’s one statistic about the Boston Red Sox slugger that should matter to baseball card collectors.
The statistic is one — as in Sandoval is one of very few players in recent years to appear on just one Rookie Card. Yep, that’s it … one.
Twelve Major League Baseball players have granted their likenesses to be used as part of a prepaid debit card program that lets diehard fans have yet another card of their favorite and lets them show it off every time they make a purchase.
So, in other words, your Big Papi VISA doesn’t come with big-league cash — unless you put it there.
David Ortiz is among the players partnered with the True Stars Fan Club, an MLBPA-approved venture that promises baseball-related rewards and benefits to those who sign up for the program.