Baseball, football, basketball and hockey card collectors will all have something of interest over the next week with several different releases covering all four sports set to arrive.
Courtesy of Maine Sports Cards, here’s a look at some of them.
If you like your box breaks short, simple and with guaranteed autographs, this one is up your alley. Similar to Archives Signature Series, Clearly Authentic uses the base design from 2017 Topps as well as some popular past designs. Each box has one on-card autograph–and that’s it. There are serial numbered parallels including 1/1 Gold versions.
The checklist is heavy on rookies (photos will be different from the ’17 base rookie cards) but there are some veteran stars and retired greats in the mix.
This product is still under last season’s umbrella, in case you’re confused by the 2016-17 label. Premier offers one Rookie Autograph Patch card, four more autos or memorabilia cards and two base rookies or legends.
Acetate Rookie Autograph Patches are among the top pulls but there’s a lot going on here.
Boxes are running a little under $300 online.
Panini Immaculate Baseball (8/16)
A popular product with breakers, Immaculate will include Mickey Mantle relics this year, thanks to Panini’s new deal with the family. Babe Ruth relics are also in the mix.
Immaculate has six cards per pack/box, with five of those being autograph or memorabilia cards and the other either a base card or base parallel. Panini is promising “more jumbo prime material than ever before, including fielding gloves, batting gloves, nameplates and more.”
Online box prices are around $230. Maine Sports Cards is offering break spots ahead of Wednesday’s release.
Panini Noir Basketball (8/16)
Yes, there are FOUR different products set for release on Wednesday. Noir is a higher end post-season hoops release, offering ten cards per box with seven autograph or memorabilia cards. That hit parade will cost you. Boxes are being offered for around $500 online.
Among the big draws: Rookie Patch Autographs, with both Black and White, and Color versions to choose from.
Metal Frame cards make their debut with the following versions– Veterans, Rookies, Curtain Calls, Encore (featuring some of the NBA’s greatest single-player performances), and Vintage Art, limited to 25 copies each.
Leaf Best of Football (8/18)
Each box has two cards per pack–one will be a graded card featuring stars, Hall of Famers, autographed cards, premium game used cards, hot rookie cards and redemption cards good for what the company calls “a few surprises.”
The second card is an offensive rookie of the year prediction card. If the player wins this season’s Rookie of the Year award, you can redeem the card for a piece of autographed memorabilia.
Boxes are selling at around $250.
Panini Origins Football (8/23)
For around $100 per box, Origins offers seven cards per one-pack box. Each will contain, on average, one on-card rookie autograph, one jumbo rookie patch autograph and one jumbo or patch memorabilia card.
Look for multi-signed cards in the Quad Rookie Autographs, Six Star Signatures Booklet, and Rookie Stars Dual Signatures Booklet, (all #’d/10 or less). Rookie Booklet Patch autograph cards include NFL Shield, Laundry Tag, and Glove parallels, (all #’d/25 or less).
Origins will include on-card rookie autographs from the 2017 NFL Draft Class.
Always an eclectic mix, Upper Deck is promising three hits per Champions hobby box, to be found either as autographs, relics, manufactured patches or 3-D Lenticular cards.
Champions isn’t just baseball and not just sports, either. Nature, history and other subjects get a piece of the spotlight, too.
Boxes cost around $80 online.
Maine Sports Cards offers daily breaks of current and past products you can watch online. You can learn more about how to get involved in their box and case breaks and even sell your cards through their website by clicking here.