Topps readies extra cardboard for holiday season shop promotion

There’s some extra cardboard coming to card shops for the holiday season.

Topps revealed on Friday its 2017 Topps Holiday promotion, which will include three-card packs of a new set complete with holiday touches and December superstars alongside possible autographed cards.

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Buzz Break: 2017 Topps Heritage Minor League baseball (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

The box: 2017 Topps Heritage Minor League baseball cards
Where to buy:

Packs per box: 18
Cards per pack: 8
Cards in this box: 140
Base set completion: 
121 of 200 (61 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards – Amed Rosario, Mickey Moniak, Nick Senzel, Blake Rutherford, Fernando Tatis Jr., Ozzie Albies, Eloy Jimenez, Michael Kopech, Rhys Hoskins, Austin Riley, Bo Bichette, Rafael Devers

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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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Rhys Hoskins’ first game-used memorabilia cards hit in new Topps Now MLB Players Weekend set

MLB Players Weekend has come and gone, but the colorful nickname uniforms can now be found in a new batch of Topps Now cards.

And it’s an assortment that includes the first game-used memorabilia cards for the Philadelphia Phillies’ hard-hitting rookie Rhys Hoskins.

These are being sold more like they’re in pack form as the standard cards and all five of their parallels are up for grabs for one price for each of six players.

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First Buzz: 2017 Onyx Baseball Clubhouse Lumber Edition

What: 2017 Onyx Baseball Clubhouse Lumber Edition
Arrives: Late September/early October
Box basics: One autographed or game-used bat per box

What’s buzz-worthy: This MLBPA-approved product arrives once again from Onyx Authenticated and includes bats from top young names as well as some established veterans — a lineup that includes Aaron Judge, Mike Trout, Rafael Devers and Miguel Sano to name a few.

Keep reading for more info, including a full checklist.

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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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Futures Game memorabilia leads off All-Star Week at MLB Auctions

Game-used memorabilia from this year’s All-Star festivities will be hitting the auction block via MLB Auctions this week and the stars of the All-Star Futures Game are batting lead-off.

Game-used batting helmets, game-used baseballs, game-used caps, used batting practice jerseys and a game-used base are already up for grabs from the prospect showcase that the United States won, 7-6, over the World squad on Sunday evening.

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Buzz Break: 2017 Bowman Platinum baseball cards (collector’s box)

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The box: 2017 Bowman Platinum baseball cards (collector’s box)
Where to buy:
Initially only available via Walmart.

Packs per box: 20
Cards per pack: 5
Cards in this box: 100
Base set completion: 
44 of 100 (44 percent)
Duplicates: 2

Notables on base cards – Kris Bryant, Bryce Harper, David Ortiz, Josh Donaldson, Jose Altuve, Kenta Maeda, Gary Sanchez, Yu Darvish, Ichiro Suzuki, Kyle Schwarber, Buster Posey, Miguel Cabrera, Mike Trout

Rookie Cards (16) – Jake Thompson, Andrew Benintendi, Jharel Cotton, Amir Garrett, Tyler Glasnow, David Dahl, Antonio Senzatela, Raimel Tapia, Joe Musgrove, Yulieski Gurriel (2), Jose DeLeon, Alex Bregman, Manny Margot, Orlando Arcia, Jeff Hoffman

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First Buzz: 2017 Onyx Platinum Elite baseball cards

What: 2017 Onyx Platinum Elite baseball cards
Arrives: July 27
Box basics: At least two autographs per 10-card pack (20 packs per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: This prospecting brand will include top young prospects, iconic notable buyback cards and a super-low print run of just 60 cases.

Keep reading for more.

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting three 2016 Bowman MLB value packs (Hour 5)

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 5.

12in12-logo-smallerThe lot: Three 2016 Bowman baseball value packs (each contains three packs plus a bonus pack)
The cost: Click here

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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Buzz Break: 2017 Bowman 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

The box: 2017 Bowman baseball cards (blaster box)
Where to buy:

Packs per box: 8
Cards per pack: 10
Cards in this box: 80
Base set completion: 
34 of 100 (34 percent)
Duplicates: 0
Prospect set completion: 
23 of 150 (15 percent)
Duplicates: 0
Chrome prospect set completion: 
16 of 150 (11 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notable players on base cards – Kris Bryant, Willson Contreras, Kyle Schwarber, Francisco Lindor, Corey Seager, Clayton Kershaw, Mookie Betts

Rookie Cards (10) – Carson Fulmer, Tyler Austin, Hunter Dozier, Jake Thompson, Gavin Cecchini, Jose DeLeon, Orlando Arcia, Jorge Alfaro, Teoscar Hernandez, Jharel Cotton

Notable Prospects (both sets) – Yu-Cheng Chang, Tetsuo Yamada, Luiz Gohara, Anderson Espinoza, Christin Stewart, Amed Rosario, Takahiro Norimoto, Luis Garcia, Stephen Gonsalves, Rafael Devers, Tyler O’Neill

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Gallery: Panini Spring Training Road Trip signers & behind-scenes views

Panini America’s second leg of its annual autograph, photo and memorabilia collection adventure known as the Panini Spring Training Road Trip winds down today and tomorrow in Arizona.

It’s one of the biggest ways that the company collects autographs in one big swoop for the younger stars of the diamond every year.

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Buzz Break: 2016 Bowman Draft baseball cards (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

mickey-moniak-2016-bowman-draftThe box: 2016 Bowman Draft baseball cards (jumbo box)
Where to buy:

Packs per box: 12
Cards per pack: 32
Cards in this box: 384
Base set completion: 
200 of 200 (100 percent)
Duplicates: 73

Base cards of note – Mickey Moniak, A.J. Puk, Delvin Perez, Kyle Lewis, Joshua Lowe, Alex Kiriloff, Bobby Dalbec, Bobby Ray, Ian Anderson, Tyler O’Neill, Gleyber Torres, Eloy Jimenez, Bo Bichette, Braxton Garrett, Corey Ray, Forrest Whitley, Gavin Lux, Joe Rizzo, Will Benson, Zack Collins (and others)

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

Ginter-WoodThe 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: Ginter Woods, political autographs, Game of Thrones, WWE and Devers vs. Moncada.

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