Collectors will have a few new products to chase at the National Sports Collectors Convention–and in their local retail outlet.
Blaster boxes of Topps Allen & Ginter baseball are making its way to Walmart, Target and Meijer stores after last week’s release of hobby boxes through shops and online outlets.
Courtesy of Maine Sports Cards, here’s a look at some of the new products that will arrive over the next week:
Leaf In the Game Used Hockey
ITG hockey returns with its focus on relic swatches from past greats. Some of those memorabilia cards will date back to the earliest icons of the game.
Each box (around $170 online) will contain one five-card pack with no base cards. Among the more interesting subsets: cards with pieces of seats from the old Montreal Forum, game-used glove cards and Draft History cards pairing notable players from the same draft class.
While most ITGU hockey pulls will be memorabilia cards, there will be some autographs, too, with young Leaf-exclusive stars like Jack Eichel, Nico Hischier and Nolan Patrick.
Panini Certified Football
Priced at around $100 per box, Certified offers the first rookie patch autograph cards of the 2017 NFL draftees, including one Freshman Fabric Signature card per box.
Each box will have ten five-card packs with the promise of ten inserts or parallels along with a combination of four autographs and relics. Look for Gold Team Signatures of the greats of the game (#’d/10).
Maine Sports Cards will be breaking Certified live at the National Sports Collectors Convention Thursday afternoon.
Panini Immaculate Collegiate Football
The latest in Panini’s line of college-oriented products, this high-end release offers one six-card pack per box for a little under $300. Five of those will be autographs and/or material hits with one base card or base parallel also in the stack. There are only 25 cards considered “base” and all are numbered to 99.
While much of the focus will be on this year’s incoming rookie crop, there is a lot of content focused on players who were big stars in college. Relic subsets include Team Logo Shields, Laundry Tag Brand Logos, Laundry Tag Team Logos and Brand Logos.
Panini Select Racing
Yes, it’s a big week for Panini releases. Select Racing is the latest in the company’s NASCAR line. For $115-$120 per box, you’ll get 12 packs of five cards with each box containing two autographs and three memorabilia cards. A decent number of on-card autographs appear to be in play. Several subsets include race-used pieces
There are nine different Prizm parallels to chase, eight of which are # to 299 or less. The base set includes 3 levels of cards from common (1-100) to SP (101-130) to SSP (131-140).
Launched earlier this year, Maine Sports Cards offers daily breaks of current and past products you can 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.