While Donruss Optic basketball should create a buzz this week, the latter half of February will bring a pair of post-season NFL releases, the second half of Upper Deck’s flagship hockey brand, a new year of Topps Heritage and more. Here’s a look at the sports card releases that are scheduled to arrive before the calendar turns to the third month of 2020.
2019 Panini Plates & Patches Football 2/14
Plates & Patches has a base set of 100 cards with each numbered no higher than 99 but it’s more about the hits. Each box has just five cards ($110-$120 on eBay).
On average, boxes will have one Printing Plate, an Autographed or Patch Autograph, a memorabilia card, a Parallel (#’d /60 or less), and one base card.
2019 Panini Select Football 2/19
Select has a variety of content in each box, which has 12 packs of five cards (around $260-$280 on eBay).
The base set is 300 cards with three tiers: Concourse, Premier and Field Level. Here’s the lineup you can probably expect if you open a box:
– 2 Autographs
– 1 Memorabilia Card
– 10 Prizms
– 5 Numbered Prizms
– 6 Inserts
– 24 Base Concourse
– 10 Base Premier Level
– 2 Base Field Level
2019-20 Upper Deck Series II Hockey 2/19
The second half of the NHL’s annual flagship release offers 24 packs of eight cards in each hobby box, which typically includes:
– 6 Young Guns rookie cards.
– 6 O-Pee-Chee Update cards, including rookies.
– 4 UD Canvas (Regular, Young Guns, Retired Stars and/or Team Canada P.O.E) cards.
– 4 UD Portraits Rookie cards.
– 2 O-Pee-Chee Retro Update cards, including rookies.
– 1 O-Pee-Chee Update – Blue Foil parallel card, including rookies.
Boxes are around $95.
2020 Topps Heritage Baseball 2/26
The 1971 Topps set get the Heritage treatment this year. Each pack will once again have nine cards with 24 packs per box. Every box will have either an autograph or relic card along with a box loader card.
The 2020 Topps Heritage base set will again include 500 cards with #401-500 short printed (one in every three packs).
Boxes are around $90 on eBay.
2019-20 Panini Impeccable Basketball 2/26
Impeccable returns with five autographs per nine-card box, plus one Silver NBA Logo, Gold NBA Logo, Silver Draft Logo, Silver HOF Logo or Stainless Stars card per box, on average.
Interesting to note that Panini’s promotion information several months ago included Kobe Bryant autographs on the checklist.
Elegance Rookie Jersey Autographs with an on-card autograph and prime memorabilia swatch will also be among the major hits in this product.
2019-20 Upper Deck Game Used Hockey 2/26
2019-20 SP Game Used is exactly what the name says: a multitude of cards featuring pieces of jerseys, patches, pucks, sticks, gloves and net cord. Many of them will be from the marquee NHL events such as the Global Series, the Winter Classic, the All-Star Game & Skills Competition,and the Stanley Cup Finals.
Each one-pack box (around $150) will hold six cards, including one guaranteed premium autograph, premium memorabilia or autograph/memorabilia combo card plus three more regular autograph, memorabilia or autograph/memorabilia combo cards.
2019 Panini One Football (2/26)
Back for an encore and arriving after a delay of a few weeks, One is…well…one. One autograph or autographed memorabilia card tucked in a one-touch holder. The checklist includes rookies, veterans and former stars.
Among the big hits: 1-of-1 Shield Signatures featuring the NFL 100 shield.
Boxes are being sold on eBay in the $125-$150 range.