Topps puts a wrap on the flagship trilogy and offering a high-end annual release while Panini dishes out a pair of football products and one to kick off the new NBA season.
Here’s a look a the sports card products set for release in the coming days.
2018 Topps Gold Label Baseball (10/12)
A collector oriented product that retails for around $60-$70 online, Gold Label offers seven packs per box with one Framed Autograph. Each box also has four or more base parallel cards.
The checklist has a lot of star power with only 100 rookies, veterans and a few retired stars. The base cards showcase two player photos on the front.
New this year are Golden Greats Framed Autograph Relics. Base versions will be numbered to 50 or less. Another hit is MLB Legends Relics which will include a piece of memorabilia from what Topps calls “the greatest legends in the history of Major League Baseball.” All are numbered to 75 or less.
One of the first high-end football products of the 2018 season, Impeccable offers five autographs in each eight-card box at a cost that’s currently a little over $500.
All autographed patch cards are numbered to 75 or less and Panini promises at least one Rookie Patch Autograph per box. Look for a variety of memorabilia pieces including pieces of helmets, gloves, jersey nameplates and more.
Look for multi-autographed cards including dual, triple and quad versions, all serial numbered to 25 or less.
2018 Topps Five Star Baseball (10/17)
The two-card single pack boxes of Five Star are once again nothing but autographs. Topps is promising that all will be on-card. Pricing for Five Star is around $150 per box online.
Five Star Base Autographs will be the main signature line for the product, with up to 80 subjects drawn from the retired, veteran and rookie ranks.
New of 2018, Five Star Dual Autographs will be limited to 10 or fewer copies. Silver Signatures and Golden Graphs will present player autographs in silver or gold ink.
Yes, this product is still part of last season’s stable of NBA issues. Another one pack box product with six cards, five of which will be autos or auto relics at a cost of around $600 per box. Created on thick card stock, Immaculate’s Rookie Patch Autographs will be on card.
Dual, triple and quad autographs will showcase various groupings of rookies, stars and past greats.
Cut up shoes will be used to create cards that are a little different from your average relic card. Others to look for: Jumbo patches from player’s jersey number, team logo and nameplate.
Phoenix returns with 12 five-card packs per box. The focus here is on parallels, rookies and inserts with more than half of the box content falling into those three categories. Each box will have at least two autographs and one memorabilia card.
One pack in every box is a ‘Color Burst Hot Pack’ with what Panini calls “vivid variations” of base cards, inserts and rookie cards.
Boxes cost $115-$130 online.
2018 Topps Update Baseball (10/22)
Update makes its traditional World Series time return, wrapping up the flagship brand for this year. It’s being distributed in two forms: standard Hobby boxes of 36 ten-card packs and 50-card ten-pack Jumbo boxes.
It’s primarily a set collectors product but there are plenty of inserts and parallels to chase. You can get a full preview here.
Hobby boxes will have either one autographed card or one memorabilia card while Jumbos have two memorabilia cards. You can check current online pricing here.
Also set for release: Leaf Immortals collection Soccer (10/12); Leaf Invictus Hockey (10/12); Historic Autographs Original Strips (10/17) and Historic Autographs 1930s Series 2 (10/12).