Two new baseball products and a high-end football release are just part of what’s coming out during the first half of March. Below is a roundup of sports card products to look for, courtesy of The Break Exchange.
2018-19 Panini Select Basketball (3/6)
Select will have 12 packs of five cards in each box with three autograph or memorabilia card hits inside.
It’s one of Panini’s more colorful products with some unique Prizms that include Tie-Dye, Tri Color and Zebra designs. In fact, Prizms are a huge part of the release with 12 per box.
Rookie Jersey Autographs will come in base form along with four parallels, all of which are serial numbered to 199 or less.
Panini is also touting In Flight Signatures, with on-card autographs.
2019 Donruss Baseball (3/6)
Panini continues to make use of its MLBPA contract with its annual flagship baseball release. This year’s Donruss product offers three autographs or memorabilia cards, five numbered parallels and a big mix of Rated Rookies, Diamond Kings, variations and inserts.
Donruss will dig into the past with Recollection Collection buyback on-card autographs, featuring previously released cards that now carry autographs players from current and former players.
Signature Series, Retro 1985 Signatures, Majestic Materials, new San Diego Chicken autographed cards (chicken scratch?) and a large new roster of inserts are featured this year.
2018 Panini Encased Football (3/8)
Encased puts five cards in a box with four of them featuring either autographs or memorabilia. It’s heavy on rookies but Panini promises more veteran and retired player content this year.
Look for one BGS graded on-card autograph per box from card sets that include Rookie Endorsements, Rookie Dual Swatch Signatures, Scripted Signatures, Rookie Notable Signatures, Rookie Cap Patch Autographs, Legendary Swatch Signatures and HOF Material Signatures.
New to 2018 are a limited number of BGS graded veteran and retired on-card autographs in Legendary Swatch Signatures and HOF Material Signatures. Cards bearing inscriptions from some former NFL greats are in the mix.
2019 Topps Opening Day (3/13)
Topps describes Opening Day as an “entry level” product but it has a following among adult collectors, too, thanks to a low price, nice photographs, some fun insert cards and the occasional autograph that pops out of boxes.
Each pack of the 2019 edition will have seven cards with 36 packs per box.
New this year are Diamond Relics featuring a player and a tiny bit of dirt from the baseball diamond from his home stadium. There will be autographed versions (on the card, not the dirt).
2018-19 Upper Deck SPx (3/13)
Each box of SPx offers four one-card packs with at least one autograph, one memorabilia and one “technology card,” according to Upper Deck. In addition, every box will feature a fourth wild card hit.
Shadowbox Rookie Cards return featuring spectrum light fx and a clean black finish on an acetate top sheet with print runs limited to 298 or less copies per card. There will be autograph and Gold Spectrum variations
New this year are UD Black Marks of Obsidian featuring gold paint pen signatures of some of the top names in the NHL from both the past and present.
2018 Panini National Treasures Football (3/15)
The annual high-end release is back with its usual bevy of on-card autographs (six per eight-card box).
Rookie patch autographs are numbered to 99 or less. Highlights include Treasure Chest Signatures booklet cards, which include 12 autographs on a card and are limited to 5.
New to 2018 National Treasures look are Top 100 Collection inserts, which highlight the top 100 current players in the NFL as voted on by a panel at Panini America. Find rare autographs versions of several of the players included in the countdown.
Other products set for release include: 2018 Leaf Valiant Baseball (3/8) and Draft Football (3/13), 2018 SAGE HIT Premier Draft Low Series (3/8); Panini Stars and Stripes Baseball (3/13) and Upper Deck CHL (3/13).
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