The parade of new sports card releases from Panini should resume by the middle of this month.
The Dallas-based company’s printing and packaging facility was forced to shut down in April because of stay at home orders in some Texas counties. Those restrictions have been lifted enough for work to resume and several new products are scheduled to be on their way to distributors and direct accounts over the next three weeks or so.
According to GTS Distribution, 2019 Panini Chronicles NFL will release on May 15, followed by the hobby version of Mosaic NBA on May 20 (‘Fast Break’ and retail editions will arrive to days later). 2020 Select Baseball makes its debut on May 22 as well, followed by Noir NBA on May 27. GTS says it expects Contenders Draft Picks football sometime between May 20 and 29 with Court Kings NBA and 2020 Score NFL still a possibility before the end of the month.
Those dates, however, are subject to new developments.
Topps was also forced to delay some of its releases, including 2020 Bowman baseball, which had been scheduled for April 15 and now isn’t expected until at least May 27.