The second half of the month of September will bring plenty of football products to market as the regular season hits its stride. Multiple basketball card releases are coming, too. Here’s a quick roundup, featuring some popular, high end and even borderline iconic products that arrive in the next couple of weeks.
2021-21 Donruss Optic Basketball – Optic is back and bringing its shiny take on the regular Donruss set once again. The four card per pack/20 pack hobby boxes are selling in the $1,000 range right out of the gate. Hobby boxes provide the only place to find pink velocity, black velocity and 1 of 1 gold vinyl parallels. Donruss Optic Basketball features on card autographs of the top draft picks in a variety of parallels and numbered versions. In addition, hobby boxes are the only place to find the new Photon inserts in the form of super short print base Photon and base Rated Rookie Photons.
2021 Bowman Chrome Baseball – This always popular product is back, with three different configurations to consider. 2021 Bowman Chrome Baseball offers another year of prospects, upcoming and coming rookies and proven stars on Chrome card stock.
You can find two Chrome autographed cards per hobby master box. Online, hobby boxes are currently sitting at around $200 on the low end.
2021 Topps Triple Threads Baseball– The memorabilia and autograph heavy Triple Threads is back for the 2021 season. The seven card per pack, two pack per box offering arrives in stores in mid September. It delivers a wide-away array of collectible, unique relics and autographs from the greats of the game.
Each case is guaranteed to contain a one of one autographed relic card and an autograph relic combo card featuring three or more players.
Every two pack master box includes one autographed triple relic card numbered to 99 or less, one triple relic card numbered to 36 or less one autographed rookie card or autographed jumbo relic numbered to 99 or less and one jumbo relic card numbered to 48 or less. Triple Threads hobby boxes are retailing for $350-$375 right now.
2021 Bowman Transcendent Baseball – Limited to 100 total cases, a one box 84 card per box case consists of 1 50 card Bowman icons or all new Bowman icons image variation set numbered to 50, one Bowman Icons Deco Gold autograph variation numbered one of one, 30 Transcendent Collection autographs numbered to 20 or less, one Wander Franco or Alec Bohm Through the Years autographed card numbered 1 of 1, one 1989 Bowman baseball SuperFractor autograph numbered 1 of 1, one oversized 1956 Bowman prototype baseball cut signature numbered 1 of 1 and one VIP event invitation numbered to 100.
Each Transcendent Baseball case has a retail value of just under $22,000.
2021-22 Chronicles Draft Picks Basketball– Chronicles DP makes its debut in college basketball with plenty of sets (and cards) to chase from the 2021 NBA draft class including top pick Cade Cunningham.
Every box contains two autographs, two memorabilia and eight Optichrome cards. There are one card Optichrome autographs of some of the draft’s top prospects and 13 different base sets from some of the most popular Panini brands.
The boxes offer two packs per box and 24 cards per pack. These boxes will run you nearly $500 per box.
2021 Topps Gold Label Baseball – Gold Label brings its dual photo concept back to market with five cards per pack and a seven pack per box breakdown. The now notable Gold Label gold framed cards feature base cards with three levels of rarity including on-card framed autographs and Golden Nugget relics. Each box is guaranteed to deliver the aforementioned framed on card autograph and multiple limited edition base card parallels.
Right now, Gold Label can be pre-ordered online for around $130 per box.