Late ’22 and some of the earliest ’23 football card products are set to arrive in the first two weeks of 2023, along with a long running basketball release that will offer rookies in their NBA uniforms. In mid-winter, there’s no baseball (in fact, we don’t even have a firm release date from Fanatics/Topps for 2023 Series 1–or much info.
Here’s a look at what’s scheduled to drop at your favorite outlet between now and January 17–as always, subject to change.
2022 Panini XR Football
XR is the first football card product out of the gate in 2023 as the sixth edition of the product arrives at hobby shops, in breaker rotations and via online sellers.
Hobby boxes contain two packs with seven cards per pack. A typical box will hold two autographs, including one Rookie Autograph Jersey card. Also part of the content: one memorabilia card, one insert and four parallels.
Every case holds a 1/1. New case hit inserts include Rated R, Rated XR, X-Clusive and X-Ploits.
Autographs will include cards featuring NFL shields, Nike patches, team logos, draft hats, shoes, gloves, football pieces and other items, according to Panini.
Boxes are online for $350-$400.
Also released on 1/4: 2022 Topps Chrome F1
2022 SAGE Hit Low Series Football
The NFL Draft is still over three months away but as always, SAGE focuses on the players who will be rookies next season. That means fairly generic photos without any trademarks or logos but the big attraction is autographs–and lots of them. SAGE Hobby boxes offer 16 of them–one in every pack. Each pack hold seven cards. Gold Level autos are numbered to 100 with 1/1 Blue base autographs also possible.
Next Level Signatures feature on-card autographs and foiled parallels. Hall of Famer Jerry Rice has on-card autographs in the product as well.
Boxes also contain two hobby exclusive base parallels per back.
Hobby boxes should run about $100-$125. Blaster boxes, with three autographs, will also be available. Check pricing here as release day arrives.
2022-23 Panini Hoops Basketball
The NBA’s flagship trading card product returns with 24-pack boxes of eight cards in Hobby box form. Among the more widely distributed basketball products of the year, it’ll be found in smaller formats as well. 2022-23 Hoops offers this year’s rookie class in their NBA uniforms and while it places an emphasis on the typically sizeable base set, you should fine one autograph and 24 inserts or parallels in a typical Hobby box.
First year player autographs will be found in Hot Signatures Rookies and Rookie Ink. Each of these subsets have Red parallels numbered to 25 and are hobby exclusives. Hoops Ink and Hot Signatures are where you’ll find veteran player autos.
Hobby boxes are being offered online as low as $130.
2022 Panini National Treasures Baseball
The high-end NT brand returns to baseball with single pack boxes containing eight cards–all autographs and/or memorabilia.
Cards featuring pieces of bat knobs and nameplates, cleats and other memorabilia will be part of the mix. There’s a Babe Ruth jersey piece patch card hiding in at least one box.
You can check current box and case pricing here.
Also scheduled for release 1/11: 2021-22 Upper Deck/Skybox Metal Universe Hockey
2022 Panini Spectra Football
Among the flashier football products each year, Spectra brings the color again, arriving at playoff time with four packs per hobby box and four cards to a pack.
Panini is promising that hobby boxes will contain an average of four autographs and four memorabilia cards. There also will be seven base or parallel cards and one insert in every box.
One of the upper echelon releases on Panini’s calendar, Spectra boxes are currently running at over $800.
Also set for release on 1/13: 2022 Pro Set Metal Football, 2022 Leaf Draft Blasters.