It’s been a busy start to August for fans of fresh baseball card releases. The National Sports Collectors Convention brought Topps Chrome, a special set of Bowman wrapper redemption cards and that Gary V boxed set. Tribute arrived last week, National Baseball Card Day took place Saturday and the next week and a half will bring three more new issues to the table.
Topps isn’t alone in the new release department, though. Panini and Upper Deck will each bring fresh product of their own to the market.
Here’s a roundup of some of the new boxes coming out between August 12 and 27:
Sterling replaces High Tek in the Topps baseball lineup. It will bring five packs per hobby box with six cards per pack. The five autographs per box should be a major selling point.
Bowman Sterling’s chromium stock means the set will have plenty of refractors and parallels to chase. Boxes are $199 with free shipping.
2019 Panini Unparalleled Football (8/14)
On average, every box of Unparalleled (selling on eBay for around $110) delivers two autographs and one memorabilia card, plus seven parallels. There will be eight packs per box with eight cards per pack.
Look for autograph inserts such as Rookie Jersey Autographs, Rookie Signatures and Pioneer Penmanship.
2019 Topps Heritage High Numbers (8/14)
Like regular Heritage, the High Number series will have 24 packs in a hobby box and nine cards to a pack.
Each Hobby box will guarantee one autograph or relic card along with a 1970-style insert poster as the box topper.
Each hobby box of Archives will have 24 packs with eight cards per pack and two autographs per box.
While hits are certainly part of the attraction, Archives is built around past card designs. The base set is once again 300 cards, split up equally on designs that mimic the 1958, 1975 and 1993 Topps sets.
Archives boxes are currently sitting at about $120.
Panini touts Origins as the first NFL product featuring this year’s draft class wearing their pro uniforms.
Each seven-card box should have one on-card rookie autograph, one Jumbo Rookie Patch autograph and one Jumbo or Patch card.
Boxes are on eBay for around $115.
2019 National Treasures Collegiate Football (8/21)
The college edition of Panini’s popular National Treasures product brings on card autographs and large memorabilia swatches, many of which will feature this year’s draft class. Each one-pack box has six autographs or relic cards along with a base or base parallel and one additional card.
Look for unique autographs, featuring player nicknames in Notable Nicknames and team mantras in Team Slogan Signatures.
Boxes are being offered online for a little under $500.
2018-19 Upper Deck Ultimate Collection Hockey (8/21)
– 1 Rookie auto or Rookie auto-material variation card.
– 2 additional autos or memorabilia cards.
– 1 base, Ultimate Introductions or parallel card.
Even the base cards are numbered no higher than 149.
Boxes are about $150 on eBay.