Buzz Break: 2017 Bowman Chrome Mini baseball (set & bonus packs)


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The box: 2017 Bowman Chrome Mini baseball (factory set & bonus packs)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box: 3
Cards per pack: 10
Cards in this box: 303 (273 cards in set, 30 bonus parallels)
Base set completion: 
273 of 273 (100 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notable players on base cards – Aaron Judge, Cody Bellinger (2), Kevin Maitan, Yoan Moncada, Nick Senzel, Alex Bregman, Rhys Hoskins, Ronald Acuna, Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Mickey Moniak, Rafael Devers, Gleyber Torres, Andrew Benintendi,, Eloy Jimenez, Dansby Swanson … and nearly all other rookies and prospects from 2017 Bowman and 2017 Bowman Chrome

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Buzz Break: 2017 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 BlowoutBuzz@blowoutcards.com.

The box: 2016 Bowman Draft MLB cards (jumbo)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box: 12
Cards per pack: 32
Cards in this box: 384
Base set completion: 
200 of 200 (100 percent)
Duplicates: 71

First Bowman cards & base cards of note – Jo Adell, Jake Burger, MacKenzie Gore, Brendan McKay, Keston Hiura, Austin Beck, Alex Lange, Alex Faedo, Royce Lewis, Gavin Sheets, Joe Perez, Taylor Walls, Matthew Whatley, Carl Stajduhar, Colton Hock, Cole Brannen, Quentin Holmes, Sam Carlson, Drew Waters, Logan Warmoth, David Peterson, Luis Campusano, Cal Mitchell, Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Gleyber Torres, Tyler Ivey, Nick Raquet, Pavin Smith, Hans Crouse, Blayne Enlow, Will Gaddis, Cash Case, Ricardo De La Torre, James Marinan, Connor Uselton, Drew Ellis, Jeter Downs, Eloy Jimenez, Brendon Little, Adam Haseley, Heliot Ramos, Kevin Merrell, Charlie Barnes, Seth Elledge, Kevin Smith, Trevor Stephan, Ryley Widell, Caden Lemons, Brian Miller, Mark Vientos, Peter Solomon, Quinn Brodey, J.J. Matijevic, Connor Seabold, Daniel Tillo, Jacob Pearson, Kevin Maitan, Ronald Acuna, Bo Bichette, Kyle Wright, Shane Baz, Wyatt Mills … and everybody else.

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First Buzz: 2017 Leaf Trinity baseball cards

What: 2017 Leaf Trinity baseball cards
Arrives: January
Box basics: Six autographed cards per box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: This one returns with what Leaf says is the “strongest checklist in Trinity baseball history” with new draft picks and notable prospects that the company says will be “chasing the face of professional baseball for years to come.”

Keep reading for more info and a full gallery.

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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 BlowoutBuzz@blowoutcards.com.

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

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: 2017 Elite Extra Edition baseball cards

What: 2017 Elite Extra Edition baseball cards
Arrives: Dec. 6
Box basics: One autographed Future Threads Silhouette, six-to-seven autographs and two-to-three memorabilia cards per five-pack box (20 boxes per case)
Checklist: Click here to view

What’s buzz-worthy: Elite once again arrives with a heavy emphasis on the hits and with case cards that are limited to no more than 999 copies with 10 parallels apiece.

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First Buzz: 2017 Leaf Valiant baseball cards

What: 2017 Leaf Valiant baseball cards
Arrives: November/December
Box basics: Four autographs and one graded autograph card per box (10 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Leaf Valiant returns with a slabbed card in every box and just autographs from some of baseball’s biggest young names.

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First Buzz: 2017 Bowman Chrome Mini baseball cards

What: 2017 Bowman Chrome Mini baseball cards
Arrives: December (date TBD)
Box basics: Each 273-card set also will include three 10-card bonus packs
Checklist: Click here to view

What’s buzz-worthy: The Minis are back — and they’re packing bonus parallel packs with every factory set.

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First Buzz: 2017 Leaf Metal Draft baseball cards

What: 2017 Leaf Metal Draft baseball cards
Arrives: November
Box basics: Six on-card autographs per box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Leaf Trading Cards’ Metal brand returns with a revamped “incredibly short print run” and it’s “the most-packed lineup of players for any Metal baseball release ever,” according to the company.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Sept. 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: Big pulls, oldschool wax, The Walking Dead, best retail breaks ever and “is Trevor Siemian the next Tom Brady?” revisited.

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Japan star Shohei Otani sets sights on MLB in 2018 — and 2017 Bowman Mega Boxes are hitting Target again

Fans who watch the global game know the name Shohei Otani and now that he’s firmly set his sights on MLB — as soon as next year — collectors once again have a reason to seek out his cards.

And their shot at some American cardboard of the pitcher-slugger is coming once again.

His only American-made cardboard was mistakenly released in 2017 Bowman Mega Boxes that were only found at Target stores for a brief time early this year. He was originally set to appear on a World Baseball Classic card in 2017 Bowman but when he didn’t play, the card was pulled from the product.

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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.

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Buzz Break: 2017 Bowman 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 baseball cards (hobby box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box: 24
Cards per pack: 10
Cards in this box: 240
Base set completion: 
100 of 100 (100 percent)
Duplicates: 5
Prospect set completion: 
71 of 150 (47 percent)
Duplicates: 0
Chrome prospect set completion: 
46 of 150 (31 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notable players on base cards – Kris Bryant, Willson Contreras, Kyle Schwarber, Francisco Lindor, Corey Seager, Clayton Kershaw, Mookie Betts, Bryce Harper, Carlos Correa, Josh Donaldson, Ichiro Suzuki, Yu Darvish, Mike Trout

Rookie Cards – Carson Fulmer, Tyler Austin, Hunter Dozier, Jake Thompson, Gavin Cecchini, Jose DeLeon, Orlando Arcia, Jorge Alfaro, Teoscar Hernandez, Jharel Cotton, Jeff Hoffman, Manny Margot, Andrew Benintendi, Yoan Moncada, Reynaldo Lopez, Yulieski Gurriel, Aaron Judge, Robert Gsellman, Ryon Healy, David Dahl, Rob Segedin, Tyler Glasnow, Dansby Swanson, Hunter Dozier, Matt Strahm, Alex Bregman, Raimel Tapia, Braden Shipley, Joe Musgrove, Alex Reyes, Hunter Renfroe

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, Dylan Cozens, Kevin Maitan, Gleyber Torres, Ronald Acuna, Mickey Moniak, Amed Rosario, Yoshitomo Tsutsugo, Patrick Weigel, Lazarito Armenteros, Blake Rutherford

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