Tim Tebow’s first official MiLB card is a short-printed scorcher

Don’t tell his fans that he’s just another minor league baseball player.

Tim Tebow‘s first baseball card as a member of the Columbia Fireflies isn’t an easy pull from packs of 2017 Topps Pro Debut baseball cards but it’s a pricey one.

As in $400 — and that’s without an autograph or piece of game-used memorabilia attached. And that’s not a fluke as active auctions are just as strong.

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Durham Bulls’ steak-incentive sign finally gets Topps baseball card

“Hit the bull, win a steak” now has a baseball card.

Topps released the final checklist for 2017 Topps Pro Debut on Wednesday and the first card release of the year for Minor League Baseball includes some surprises thanks to a set of Relics that have included some unusual pieces of memorabilia in past years.

The “Fragments of the Farm” are no different this year and one includes a piece of the game that’s paid off for some players in the past.

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Elite Extra Edition boxes can pay off for bargain hunters & auto chasers

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

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Buzz Break: 2017 Panini Contenders Draft Picks football (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 Panini Contenders Draft Picks football cards (blaster box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (for hobby) 

Packs per box:
 7
Cards per pack: 6
Cards in this box: 42
Base set completion: 
26 of 100 (26 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notable players found on base cards – Jim Brown, Russell Wilson, J.J. Watt, Ezekiel Elliott, Julio Jones, Marcus Allen, Brett Favre, Aaron Rodgers

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (April 27)

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: With the NFL Draft tonight, here’s a day of nothing but football.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (April 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: Russell Westbrook’s record, Bald Vinny’s baseball card, Tim Tebow’s homer and plenty more from the weekend.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (March 27)

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 from National Treasures and elsewhere from around the collecting world.

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

The 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: Nothing but big pulls from the past and present today.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Jan. 3)

The 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: Some big MLB breaks, new Griffey autos and big questions about collecting now, then and in the future.

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Alabama & Clemson headline Panini’s College Football Playoff sets

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We’re a week away from a rematch between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Clemson Tigers in the College Football Playoff — and we’re less than a week away from the newest college football cards from Panini America.

No, you haven’t missed any First Buzz previews — we’re talking about promo cards for those attending the big game.

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

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The 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: Nothing but big breaks and the biggest box for the cost — Topps Transcendent.

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Tim Tebow’s first baseball autos coming soon in Elite Extra Edition

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The 10th edition of Elite Extra Edition just might be remembered for No. 15.

Panini America‘s season-capping prospecting brand, 2016 Elite Extra Edition, arrives next week with a new configuration and former NFL player turned New York Mets minor-leaguer Tim Tebow on its checklist.

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First Buzz: 2016 Leaf Trinity baseball cards

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What: 2016 Leaf Trinity baseball cards
Arrives: February
Box basics: Six autographed cards per box (10 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Although other companies have them planned, Leaf is the first to visually debut baseball cards of former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow with this release, which will be packed with nothing but on-card autographs.

Keep reading for more info and a full gallery.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Sept. 19)

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The 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: Tebow’s a Met, big Walmart hits, big breaks and … where in the world is Manny Ramirez?

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Buzz Poll: Will Tim Tebow ever play for Mets … and have baseball cards?

tebow-jetsFrom the New York Jets to the New York Mets.

tebow-metsThat’s the headline this morning as Tim Tebow has been signed by the Mets to a minor-league deal.

The 29-year-old hasn’t played baseball since high school and hasn’t taken a meaningful snap in the NFL since he was a Jet in 2012.

But, hey, now he’ll be eligible to appear on baseball cards. (The real question is how soon will they arrive?)

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Aug. 24)

IMG_3052The 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: One ridiculous 2016 Topps Allen & Ginter case … and plenty more.

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Tim Tebow + Donald Trump + helmet auction = IRS controversy?

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A Tim Tebow autographed Denver Broncos helmet sold at auction four years ago could have Donald Trump in trouble with the IRS, according to a report from The Washington Post.

The $12,000 auction purchase benefitted the Susan G. Komen foundation and Trump posed with the helmet at a fund-raising event after the win. 

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Buzz Break: 2016 Panini Contenders Draft Picks football (blaster box)

2016pncontendersdraftFBblasterFrom 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.

2016-panini-contenders-draft-mariotaThe box: 2016 Panini Contenders Draft Picks football cards (blaster box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box:
 7
Cards per pack: 6
Cards in this box: 42
Base set completion: 
8 of 100 (8 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Base cards: Travis Benjamin, Amari Cooper, Cam Newton, DeAndre Hopkins, Drew Brees, Larry Fitzgerald, Kam Chancellor, Marcus Mariota (small box so all cards are listed)

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First Buzz: 2016 Panini Contenders Draft Picks football cards

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What: 2016 Panini Contenders Draft Picks football cards
Arrives: March 9
Box basics: Five autographs per 24-pack box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: This year’s top college stars who have declared for the 2016 NFL Draft will have some of their first cards here with the familiar pro look of Contenders while still showcasing their school colors.

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.

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Panini teases more college-focused Black Friday set inclusions

panini-america-2015-black-friday-college-legends7Panini America‘s perennial power called its Black Friday pack promotion is coming soon and the company teased a few more of its planned cardboard on Tuesday.

A pair of sets will be found in collectors’ premium packs awarded for hobby shop and online purchases during Black Friday — one being College Legends and the other spotlighting Rated Rookies.

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