Buzz Break: 2017 Topps Archives Signature Series Postseason Edition


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 Archives Signature Series Postseason Edition baseball cards
Where to buy:
 BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box: 1
Cards per pack: 1
Base set completion: 
N/A

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Houston Astros’ World Series title gets plenty of Topps cardboard

Not long after the final out of Game 7 of the World Series last night, Topps showed its hand for the commemorative cardboard.

The Houston Astros already have three World Series champions options available via the company’s website.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Nov. 2)

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: The Astros win it all and collectors win with all their big pulls.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Nov. 1)

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: The World Series ends tonight, Five Star arrives, big questions, big pulls & big steals.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Oct. 30)

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: World Series chatter, huge pulls, Giannis discussions and an altered high-dollar Aaron Rodgers Rookie Card.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Oct. 29)

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: Avoiding ugly autographs, World Series chatter and big pulls in this Sunday edition … check ’em out.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Oct. 28)

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: World Series chatter, repeated card photos and big pulls.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Oct. 26)

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: Nothing but breaks and World Series chatter today.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Oct. 25)

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: World Series chatter and plenty of big pulls from collectors.

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World Series is where new names can spike hard on cards — and Enrique Hernandez was a preview

We got a preview of the possibilities of the postseason last week when Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder/utility player Enrique Hernandez smacked three home runs in Game 5 of the NLCS.

His few baseball cards suddenly had a lot more interest and that’s something that David Freese, Andruw Jones, David Eckstein and many others can relate to. The postseason and the World Series is where new stars are born, especially on cardboard.

Hernandez played his first MLB game in 2014 — and was drafted five years before that, ironically by the Houston Astros, who he’ll face in the World Series beginning tonight — and through all that time he’d barely appeared on 100 different baseball cards, got just one Rookie Card and one certified autograph before a rainbow of Topps Now cards arrived last Friday.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Oct. 22)

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 waits, big pulls, Valyrian Steel and the starting point for World Series chatter on the boards.

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Buzz Poll: Who do you think wins the World Series this year?

We’re inching closer to the final teams taking the field this year in MLB and, at this point, we have just a single question for collectors after a crazy year of rookie home runs and plenty of other drama.

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When it comes to Chicago Cubs World Series autographed memorabilia, Fanatics has it covered

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The Chicago Cubs‘ World Series championship has prompted plenty of memorabilia and, of course, with that success comes high demand and higher costs for companies to get players to sign.

That’s the price of doing business.

But for Fanatics there’s plenty of business — and plenty of autographed memorabilia — for Cubs fans to chase including high-dollar ticket items like this 12-baseball shadowbox as part of an impressive  and deep array of World Series memorabilia that might not have been seen before for a championship squad.

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Topps signs Kris Bryant to seven-figure exclusive autograph deal

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The biggest Chicago Cub in the hobby has the biggest autograph deal ever signed by Topps.

Kris Bryant has reportedly signed a seven-figure, exclusive autograph deal to only sign for Topps.It’s the biggest deal in Topps’ 65-year history of making baseball cards, which has only included certified autographs since the 1990s.

“We are beyond excited to secure this exclusive deal with Kris Bryant.” said David Leiner, VP and General Manager of North American Sports & Entertainment for Topps. “Never has The Topps Company executed such a long-term deal with any athlete. Kris is one of the elite players currently in Major League Baseball and we look forward to working with him as his career continues to flourish.”

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The Chicago Cubs are your World Series champs — and their commemorative cards are here

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Update: The autograph set sold 2,581 copies and the unsigned set sold 6,636.

Cubs. Win.

The Chicago Cubs ended more than a century of futility on Thursday morning in Cleveland, winning the seventh game of the World Series in a rain-delayed extra-inning affair.

Minutes later, Topps announced the cardboard to go with it — the 2016 Topps Chicago Cubs World Series Championship set. There will be a standard version for $49.99 along with an autographed version that will include one randomly inserted signature card from top names on the team for $149.99.

They are presently available for pre-order on Topps.com.

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Buzz Poll: Would a Chicago Cubs World Series win be the biggest thing ever for cardboard?

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We’re just a few hours away from Game 7 of the World Series where the Chicago Cubs will end more than a century of futility — or the Cleveland Indians will make them once again wait for next year.

On cardboard and in the hobby, there’s no comparison between the two teams as the Cubs are largely stocked with young players (several homegrown) who are well-established and readily available on cardboard — for now — compared to the Indians, who have a few young notables but nobody who’ll truly break the bank. Among the Cubbies’ notables are Kris Bryant, Kyle Schwarber, Addison Russell, Javier Baez, Jake Arrieta, Willson Contreras, Anthony Rizzo … and that’s not all on a list that’s meaty and the cardboard is boldly available for nearly all of them.

That got Buzz wondering … if the Cubs win it all, is their victory bigger than the Boston Red Sox’ 2004 World Series win when it comes to the hobby and collecting? Is it bigger than Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa, Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens — you know, all those historic super-human performances that ultimately turned out to be, well, a bit questionable? They all sold plenty of cardboard in the past — plenty — but that team and those players were mostly established veterans. The Cubs are largely kids with plenty of potential for future successes — dare we say dynasty — for years to come being a real possibility.

And that would all start with a ring tonight and pay off for collectors for years to come.

I’d argue that demand for the Cubs’ key players autographs and key players could be the biggest thing seen in years once it’s all said and done. Once The Curse of the Billy Goat is dead and buried alongside that of The Bambino there’s all kinds of potential for now in the short-term, later in the weeks and months to come and, ultimately, for future seasons.

It could be like nothing we’ve ever seen before.

Agree? Disagree? Tell Buzz what you think in the poll below …

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Chicago Cubs’ Game 6 rout sparks another big Topps Now day — and platform’s first dual auto Relic

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We’ve seen autos. We’ve seen Relics. We’ve seen auto Relics. We’ve seen double autos. But today’s lineup of Topps Now cards spotlighting Game 6 of the World Series is something we have not seen before.

There are double auto Relics — and they are cards of the Chicago Cubs’ biggest bats from last night, Kris Bryant and Addison Russell.

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David Ross just might be toughest Cubs autograph to land this year

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David Ross‘ final Game at Wrigley Field came with a serenade from Eddie Vedder on Sunday night, and as he marches toward retirement there’s one thing for sure about the Chicago Cubs’ 39-year-old catcher.

ross-2016-heritageHe’s easily among the toughest autographs on the team when it comes to certified cardboard.

That’s something worth noting as his career comes to an end — and potentially in the biggest way possible with a World Series win for the historically downtrodden team.

“I’ve had a storybook year, honestly. There are so many things I can talk about that have happened to me over this year,” Ross told The Associated Press. “Everybody was looking at me like, dude, Eddie Vedder just dedicated the whole seventh-inning stretch to you and I’m like, my mind’s blown. I’m thinking about being out of the game and he’s a quality individual. He’s just a good person, rock star, everybody knows who Eddie Vedder is. He says my name — it’s a huge compliment.”

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Kris Bryant autos, Aroldis Chapman Relics commemorate Chicago Cubs’ win in Game 5 of World Series

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The Chicago Cubs are still alive after a 3-2 victory in Game 5 of the World Series Sunday night and today we have the Topps Now cards that commemorate that first Series win in Wrigley Field since 1945.

A total of 16 cards — with a mix of Kris Bryant autographs and Aroldis Chapman game-used base Relics — are available today and for no more than 24 hours via Topps.com.

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Indians’ World Series Game 4 win yields first dual auto for Topps Now

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The Cleveland Indians‘ decisive win in Game 4 of the World Series Saturday night has prompted 11 more Topps Now baseball cards and there’s something that’s never been done before for the company’s online real-time card platform this time.

Dual autographs.

Five of the 11 cards feature autographs from arguably the top two most-collectable players on the team, shortstop Francisco Lindor and pitching ace Corey Kluber.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Oct. 29)

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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: Collectors react to 2016 Topps Transcendent Collection, pick Greg Maddux’s Rookie Card, continue their World Series chatter and show off their big pulls.

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Buzz Break: 2016 Topps Triple Threads baseball cards

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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.

maysThe box: 2016 Topps Triple Threads baseball cards
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com

Packs per box: 2
Cards per pack: 7
Cards in this box: 14
Base set completion: 
6 of 100 (6 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Base cards – Zack Greinke, Reggie Jackson, David Price, David Wright, Willie Mays

Rookie Cards (1) – A.J. Reed

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Indians’ Game 1 win in World Series gets dozen Topps Now cards

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Game 1 of the World Series is in the books and now we have the Topps Now cardboard to reflect all that happened in the Cleveland Indians’ 6-0 win over the Chicago Cubs.

In fact, we have a dozen cards to show for the game highlighted by a dominating performance from Corey Kluber.

The former Cy Young winner has autographs and autographed Relics up for grabs for just 24 hours — or until they sell out.

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Buzz Poll: Who’s winning the World Series … and who’s worth collecting?

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Game 1 of the World Series is set for 8 p.m tonight on FOX and it pits two long-losing franchises against each other with one of them ready to claim their first championship in decades.

Here are a few basic questions about the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians for collectors to chew on …

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Oct. 25)

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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: Kyle Schwarber’s return, big breaks and more.

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Ben Zobrist’s ballpark bike ride gets second run on cardboard for charity

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When Chicago Cubs second baseman Ben Zobrist biked his way to Wrigley Field in full uniform earlier this season, he got plenty of attention and his adventure even ended up on a Topps Now baseball card.

With his team a win away from a World Series berth, he and his now-famous free-wheeling ways are helping raise money for charity via a new baseball card released by Topps.

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Buzz Poll: Who do you see winning the World Series?

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MLB’s postseason begins tonight … and we simply want to know who you think wins it all.

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Kenta Maeda autographs coming in 2016 Topps Tribute

16_Topps Tribute Baseball_Kenta-MaedaLos Angeles Dodgers rookie Kenta Maeda will be among the notable inclusions when 2016 Topps Tribute baseball cards arrive on July 13.

He was a star in Japan’s Nippon Professional Baseball with a triple crown, two nods as the top pitcher in the league and five All-Star nods.

But he won’t be the only rookie signing on for the brand.

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It’s a dirty job, but MLB will do it …

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Fans of World Series teams and All-Star Game hosts in recent years can remember their big events with game-used dirt jars that can be found via buy-it-now listings MLB Auctions.

Sure, they are novelty items — but for casual collectors these small items will stand out as something both unique and affordable.

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Topps’ final World Series releases recap moments & Royals’ title

ToppsKansasCityRoyalsSetFans of the Kansas City Royals and their successful run to the World Series have two more options from Topps as the company has released an oversized set for the team and re-issued all of its Postseason Moments wall art in one smaller set.

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Topps commemorates Royals’ 2015 World Series championship in a day

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With the final out of the 2015 World Series coming less than 24 hours ago, Topps has 12 more postseason prints available to collectors commemorating the Greatest Moments of this fall.

Whether you’re a fan of the world champion Kansas City Royals and their cast of young stars or the runner-up New York Mets and their powerful young arms, there are options for you. There are six prints — six Silvers limited to just 25 serial-numbered copies for $34.99 and six 1/1 Golds  that are $199.

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MLB Auctions & Topps already offering 2015 World Series items (updated)

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Update (Nov. 8): Alcides Escobar’s home run ball sold for $19,200.

If you’re a collector of the Kansas City Royals or New York Mets, there are already a number of options for collecting the 2015 World Series just two games into the showdown.

That’s thanks to Topps and MLB Auctions.

From Topps there are already commemorative prints showcasing plays from the first two games as part of its ongoing Postseason Moments wall art line. From MLB Auctions, there are game-used items already on the auction block.

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Buzz List: Players to watch in this year’s World Series

WrightWith the Kansas City Royals and the New York Mets squaring off in Game 1 of the World Series tonight, there’s plenty of collecting potential for both squads

Why? While there are some young stars and veterans who were once much higher on the radar of collectors in the past, there isn’t one unquestioned hobby power player in the group. You know, one guy whose cardboard will be on the minds of everyone with a championship in hand.

Instead, there are a few players with big potential here … so it’s time for a Buzz List.

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Board Buzz: Five must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Oct. 26)

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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.

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Daniel Murphy’s postseason heroics spark interest in his baseball cards

MurphyQuick, can you name the baseball card sets that New York Mets slugger and NLCS MVP Daniel Murphy first appears in?

If you can’t, you’re not alone, but that number is dwindling as it seems more and more collectors are picking off cards featuring the latest player to have The Big Apple buzzing.

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