The first half of May will offer some low to mid-range sports card products to the marketplace with football, baseball, basketball and hockey boxes on the schedule.
Courtesy of The Break Exchange, here’s a look at some of what’s just arrived–and what’s coming soon:
2019 Score Football (5/1)
The wait is over for those who’ve been anticipating a 2019 branded NFL trading card product from the NFL’s exclusive manufacturer.
It arrives too early to have this year’s draftees, but 2019 Score does roll out an impressive 440-card base set and those who have fond memories of the hobby in the late 80s will enjoy the throwback design that honors the 30th anniversary of the brand’s debut series.
Once again, Score will be sold in the form of 40-card fat packs with ten packs in each box and 12 boxes per case. Each box (eBay pricing is currently just over $100) should have four autographs, 36 inserts, ten parallels, one foil-stamped buyback and 96 rookie cards.
The Break Exchange is breaking Score. Check out the schedule here.
2018-19 Upper Deck Ice (5/1)
Upper Deck had the stage to itself on Wednesday with the release of Ice, an acetate-heavy NHL trading card brand that delivers an on-card autograph, two Ice Premieres rookie cards and one memorabilia or Exquisite-branded card per six-pack box (around $125-$130 on eBay). The Ice Premieres will come in multiple levels, numbered anywhere from 99 to 1,299.
Frozen Foursome memorabilia cards include four swatches from four different players. They’ll be tough, landing one in every 240 packs with Red parallel versions also in the mix.
New this year are Sub Zero chase cards.
2019 Topps Tier One Baseball (5/8)
Known for its bat knob cards, Tier One is for those who prefer hits and nothing else. You’ll find two autographs and one memorabilia card per box at a price of $115-$140. It’s the “all hits” concept at a lower end price point that makes Tier One popular in break rooms.
Dual Autograph Tier One Relic Book Cards will focus on current stars with a signature and game-used jersey piece and some 1/1 Dual Patch parallels along for the ride.
Autographed Prodigious Patches will feature “top tier of current baseball talent” according to Topps, with jumbo pieces of game-worn jerseys and autographs on the same card. All will be numbered to 10 except for the 1/1 Platinum Patch parallels.
2019 Panini Prizm Baseball (5/15)
No, Panini doesn’t have an MLB license so don’t expect logos or team nicknames but Prizm has been a popular brand and the company is hoping to take advantage of the strong football and basketball market for the brand with an MLB release.
Prizm will offer 12 packs per box (about $130) with 12 cards in each back. One hundred rookies have signed for Prizm and there are 20 (yes, 20) different Prizm parallels to chase if you choose.
The base set is 300 cards.
2019 Topps Big League Baseball (5/15)
After making its debut to lukewarm reviews last year, Big League is back in 2019. It’ll offer the first pack-pulled rookie cards of Pete Alonso, Eloy Jimenez and Fernando Tatis. With content that geared a little bit toward kids and a low price point (boxes are under $50 on eBay), it’s not for everybody but if you’re on a budget and like putting sets together, it could be fun. It’ll offer one of the largest base sets of the year at 400 cards.
There will be 24 packs per box, with 10 cards per pack. Each pack will contain nine base cards and a gold parallel base card.
Also set for release are Topps UFC Knockout (5/8), Leaf Ultimate Hockey (5/3), Leaf Trinity Baseball (5/10) and Leaf Flash Football (5/10).
The Break Exchange will be breaking some of these products in the coming days. The company offers daily breaks of current and past products you can participate in and watch online. You can learn more about how to get involved in their box and case breaks and even sell your cards through their website by clicking here.