The marquee release last week was 2017 Bowman Chrome baseball, but the busiest product manufacturer over the next week or so will be Panini America, which will launch several products covering multiple sports.
Courtesy of box breaker Maine Sports Cards, here’s an overview of what’s coming up.
Panini Certified Cuts Football (10/4)
This product promises four hits, including at least two autographs per box. Each box has 12 packs of four cards. There is a base set in Certified Cuts, which is currently selling for $130-$140 per box. Break spots are being offered for $22.
Panini will have some cut signatures of past greats mixed in with current player autographs. All Retired, Legendary, Historical, Cinematic, and Collegiate Cut Signatures will be numbered to 99 or less and all Dual Cut Signature Booklets and Cut Signature Memorabilia Booklets will be 1/1. Some of the autographs feature entertainers or historical figures.
2016-17 Immaculate Basketball (10/4)
Immaculate returns as one of final 2016-17 schedule of products, with its usual high-end look and feel. You’ll get five autographs or memorabilia cards in each six-card pack, which is what you’d expect from a $550 per box product.
Rookie Patch Autographs are the big draws and Panini has sliced up game-worn shoes to produce some cards with bits of the tongue and laces. Big pulls include Dual, Triple and Quad Autographs, including Dual Rookie Logoman Autographs.
2017 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions (10/11)
Goodwin Champions is a throwback to the 19th century original but with a 21st century vibe. The product offers 20 packs per box with five cards per pack. It’s not just sports. Goodwin has cards for everything from ‘Wonders of the World’ to World War II to the Wizard of Oz.
Upper Deck still has exclusive deals with some big name athletes so you’ll find some Michael Jordan autographs randomly inserted.
Boxes are currently running about $90.
Panini Impeccable Football (10/11)
A week after the Impeccable basketball launch, Panini will trot out the football version. Each box ($450-$500 online) will have eight cards with five autographs in the single-pack format.
Look for at least one Rookie Patch Autograph per box, including new Helmet and Glove versions. Also new this year are Draft Pick Autographs, which are numbered to the player’s actual draft pick slot. There are also cards numbered to things like number of Pro Bowl selections, jersey numbers, key stats or NFL seasons.
Impeccable will have a strong dose of Pro Football Hall of Famer autographs.
Gold and Silver pieces will be among the big case hits.
Other products due out soon include Panini Absolute Racing (10/4), Panini Nobility Soccer (10/6) and Leaf Metal Sports Heroes (10/6).
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