Here’s a look at some of the sports card products set for release over the next two weeks:
2019 Topps Heritage Minors (9/25) – Continuing the 1970 theme of the regular set, Heritage Minors packs 18 packs per box with eight cards per pack. Each box will deliver one autograph card and one memorabilia card. Each box will include a 1970 Super-style box loader. Boxes are online for a little under $60.
2019-20 Upper Deck Artifacts Hockey (9/25) – Each hobby box of Artifacts includes eight packs with four cards per pack. Boxes should have three autograph/memorabilia cards plus one Aurum Bounty card (one of 48 in the set that can be exchanged for a prize) along with one ’19-20 Rookie Redemption card and four other serial numbered cards. There will also be blaster boxes. You can see both on pre-sale with more product details here.
2019 Panini National Treasures Baseball (9/27) – NT offers eight autograph or memorabilia cards per box ($500-$600 on eBay).
Following up last year’s Babe Ruth/Lou Gehrig Cut Signature Booklet, Panini has added two new pairings for booklets in 2019: Babe Ruth/Honus Wagner and Babe Ruth/ Ty Cobb. They promise on-card autographs from Pete Alonso, Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Fernando Tatis Jr., and Eloy Jimenez
2019 Panini Illusions NFL (9/27) – Panini says it has retooled the look and feel of Illusions. Here’s what a box should have:
– 1 Autographed Memorabilia Card
– 2 Autographed Cards (1 In A Silver-Wrapped Box Topper)
– 2 Memorabilia Cards
– 6 Base Parallels
– 3 Insert Parallels
– 5 Inserts
Boxes are on eBay for between $150 and $160.
2019 Topps Archives Signature Series Retired Player Edition (10/2) – The one card per box release is a follow-up to the Signature Series Active Player edition. Each former big leaguer will sign directly on a card that dates from his playing career. Each card in Archives Retired is encapsulated with an Archives logo stamped on the front.
Derek Jeter, Carl Yastzemski, Reggie Jackson, Greg Maddux, Chipper Jones and a few dozen other players are expected to be on the checklist.
The one-card per pack boxes are currently at around $50 on eBay.
2019 Contenders Draft Picks Baseball (10/2) – Contenders Draft Picks will include some of the first autographs from this year’s top draft picks and current prospects.
Each box (currently around $120) will have six packs containing a total of six autographs.
Look for on-card autographs form players taken in the first three rounds in the RPS Draft Ticket subset.
2019 Panini Prizm Racing (10/4) – NASCAR gets the Prizm touch with boxes of 12 packs (12 cards in each). Here’s a typical box break:
24 Prizm or Prizm Parallels
– 12 Inserts
– 12 Insert Prizm/Parallels
– 4 Autographs
Boxes are priced at around $120 online.
2019 Leaf Superlative Hockey (10/4) – Single card boxes featuring hockey greats. Autographs and high-end memorabilia pieces are the focus. Boxes are on eBay for $170.
2018-19 Panini Immaculate Basketball (10/4) – Yes, this product is still part of last year’s basketball card roster.
Each single pack box of Immaculate–one of the year’s high-end products– will contain six cards. Three will carry autographs and two will be memorabilia cards.
As usual, all autographs in Immaculate are on-card.
eBay prices are now running $500-$600.
Leaf Metal Babe Ruth Collection (Updated Release Date Now 10/15) – Some obviously won’t agree with cutting a Babe Ruth bat into pieces but if you like relic cards–including some that may include up to four pieces of one– this is about the cheapest way to do it. For around $155 per box, Leaf guarantees at least one Ruth bat relic card but there’s also a shot at a 1/1 Ruth autograph or bat knob card.
Each box also guarantees an original Yankee Stadium seat relic along with four other cards from a 50-card base set. The product has been authorized by Ruth’s estate.