It’ll be a busy time for sports card manufacturers with every company releasing at least one product as February winds down and a new month begins. The Break Exchange will be breaking boxes of some of these products. Check out their breaks here.
2018 Panini Plates and Patches Football (2/13)
Plates and Patches offers one autograph, one memorabilia card, one printing plate, one parallel numbered to 50 or less, one Printing Plate and one base card in every five-card box (currently running about $140 online).
There’s been some buzz about the horizontally designed cards in this product, which is currently running about $135 per box. Autographed versions of those Leaps and Bounds cards should be popular.
In addition to the usual crop of rookies, Plates & Patches will have signatures from Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers and Payton Manning as well as several Hall of Famers for a special autograph set called All Hall. The Rookie Patch Autographs are numbered to 99 or less.
2018-19 Upper Deck Series 2 Hockey (2/13)
Series 2 will feature a 200-card base set, along with 50 new Young Guns rookie cards (one in every four packs). Parallels for the base set will be numbered to 100, with scarcer High Gloss parallels numbered to 10. Hobby-exclusive Clear Cut parallels will fall once in every 90 packs for the 200-card base set.
Just as in Series 1, a hobby box will contain 24 packs, with eight cards per pack. On average, cexpect to find six Young Guns rookies, four UD Canvas cards, four O-Pee-Chee Update rookies and four UD Portraits rookies.
As usual, there are retail, hobby, blaster and tins to choose from.
2018-19 Panini Impeccable Basketball (2/20)
This high-end basketball product hits the market as the second half of the NBA season gets underway. Each box will have five autographs, on average, with nine cards in all. Included will be one blind-wrapped Silver logo, Gold Logo, Stainless Stars, Or Stainless Stars Autograph card. Autographs will all be on-card, according to Panini.
In addition to Rookie Jersey Autographs, Impeccable will again offer Stats Autographs, Jersey Numbers Autographs, Championships Autographs, Points Autographs, Rebounds Autographs, and Assists Autographs all numbered to specific statistical achievements.
Boxes cost around $500.
2019 Topps Heritage Baseball (2/27)
The annual retro-oriented release is focused on 1970 Topps this year, with a design and insert concepts to match. Once again, look for 24 packs per box with one auto or relic card and one box loader. Boxes are online now for around $90.
Heritage will again have 500 cards in the base set, including 100 short prints (#401-500). Red Ink autographs return as rare versions of the standard blue ink signatures.
Look for the return of coin and stamps minted in 1970 along with cut autographs of folks who were in the news back in 1970 and the box loaders will be built around 1970 Topps issues.
2018 Contenders Optic Football (2/27)
If you like Contenders but prefer a shinier version, Optic is here for you. Back for a second year, Contenders Optic football is a one pack per box product with six cards. Two are autographed, with one likely being a Rookie Ticket. Two base cards, one parallel and one insert round out the box.
Among the big pulls will be Contenders Tribute Autographs, based on some past designs from the long-running issue. They’ll be numbered to 10 and 1. 2000 Contenders Tribute cards with Tom Brady autographs–numbered to 3 (with a 1/1 Gold Parallel) will be in the mix as well.
Player of the Year Contenders are numbered to 25 or less with Gold (# to 10) and 1/1 Gold Vinyl versions and feature some of the NFL’s big name players.
Boxes are running $130-$150.
Also due out: 2019 WWE Transcendent Wrestling (2/13); 2019 Leaf Flash Baseball (2/15); 2018 Panini Select football (2/20); Topps Finest EUFA Soccer (2/20); Leaf Best of Basketball (2/22); Leaf Metal Sports Heroes (2/22) and 2018-19 Upper Deck Synergy Hockey (2/27).
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.