First Buzz: 2017 Leaf Plates & Proofs hockey cards


What: 2017 Leaf Plates & Proofs hockey cards
Arrives: January
Box basics: Eight 1/1 cards per box (10 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Leaf loads up this one for hockey fans with nothing but proof cards and printing plates in every box.

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

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Sept. 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: Showing off hockey, NHL card rumors, big baseball pulls and … clearing out a store for hot new wax.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (June 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: Chasing Judge autos in Finest, pondering Bowman Mega Box questions, big breaks and NSCC prep discussions.

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Leaf Holiday Bonus Box offers some surprises for season

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It’s that time of year and there’s one recent release that you won’t find anywhere else in wax form that’s got a bit of everything from Leaf Trading Cards potentially inside.

It’s the 2016 Leaf Holiday Bonus Box and it might make for a stocking stuffer that packs some oomph.

What’s inside these boxes?

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Chicago Tribune already selling printing plates, posters as it readies book for Cubs’ World Series win

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The Chicago Cubs World Series memorabilia isn’t limited to trading cards and the typical items that collectors might chase and the Chicago Tribune already is getting in on the action beyond its day job.

In addition to its newspapers, the company already is selling poster reprints and commemorative printing plates of its front pages from the World Series (above) as well as from the Cubs’ postseason run. It’s also readying a book, which is up for sale now on its website.

These happen somewhat regularly for major markets and team championships but they haven’t for hungry Cubs fans, who hadn’t seen a World Series title since 1908.

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