Whether you collect football, basketball, baseball or racing, there will be a new product available before the Fourth of July. In fact, four will hit the market in the span of just three days before things settle down until just after the holiday.
Courtesy of Maine Sports Cards, here’s a rundown of what’s about to arrive.
2016-17 Panini Spectra Basketball (June 28)
If you love to chase autographed relic cards, Panini makes it easy with Spectra. Every autographed card in the product has a swatch of some kind on it. There are ten cards per pack with seven hits. Cards will have a chrome look and among the big attractions are the rookie jersey autos, especially the 1/1 Nebula versions.
Each case has six boxes.
Spectra isn’t cheap–about $325 per box ($32 per card)–but it should be a popular case break product.
Elite is back with 20-pack boxes featuring two autographs including one Pen Pals auto. These are the first on-card signatures of the 2017 rookie class who’ll be wearing their NFL uniforms from the Rookie Premiere photo shoot this spring. Each box will also have one memorabilia card.
Big hits include the dual-sided Passing the Torch autographs (there are unsigned versions also).
2017 Panini Torque Racing (June 28)
Pieces of sheet metal from race cars and driver fire suits are part of what’s inside Torque, which has ten five-card packs in every box. You’ll find five hits per box, with three autos on average.
Every eight boxes will have at least one autograph from a top five driver.
Five inserts including one Clear Vision and five parallels will be in each box, currently selling for around $145.
2017 Topps Tier One Baseball (June 30)
If you’d just as soon skip the base cards, parallels and inserts and get right to the hits, Tier One is probably a favorite. Each pack has just three cards but two have autographs and one has a memorabilia swatch, which could include the ever-popular bat barrels and knobs.
In addition to the signed bat barrel cards, there are 25 cut signatures of past greats to chase. All are 1/1.
Boxes of Tier One are around $125 with 12-box cases averaging a little less.
Launched in the spring, Maine Sports Cards gave away 1,000 free break spots prior to launch. The company 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 here.