Topps will drop three baseball card releases in just three days next week–and Panini will ship out two of its own by the end of the month.
Here’s a roundup of some of the products hitting the market courtesy of Maine Sports Cards.
2017-18 Panini Encased Basketball (6/27)
After debuting as an NFL release last year, Encased makes its NBA debut with this off-season issue. Encased will come in a five-card box/pack with the two autographs (both numbered to 99 or less) joined by two memorabilia cards and one additional card.
Among the graded autographs in 2017-18 Panini Encased basketball will be “Perfect 10” which will include rookies as well as stars from the past and present that have been graded 10.
Boxes are selling for around $220 online.
2018 Topps Stadium Club Baseball (6/27)
venerable 1990s brand has become a Topps staple over the last several years with a focus on full-bleed, interesting photography. More of a set builder’s brand than a hit chasing product, Stadium Club does try to appeal to both. Boxes will contain 16 packs with eight cards in each. There are two autographs per box with the cost sitting at about $80 online.
The base set is 300 cards and there are numerous parallels to chase if you wish. Stadium also has several insert sets and this year’s product marks the return of the Beam Team which was a popular early 90s basketball insert.
2018 Topps Inception Baseball (6/27)
It isn’t often that Topps releases two products on the same day, let alone two that share almost exactly the same price point, but Inception will join Stadium Club to spice up the middle of the week. One is all about the photos–the other is artsy.
Each one-pack box will have four base cards, two parallels and one autograph or autographed patch card. Each 16-box case promises four autographed patches, one Silver Signings or Gold Signings autograph and one Inception Jumbo patch.
The base set will include 100 cards, focused mostly on rookies and young stars. The cost of a box is around $75 online.
2018 Donruss Elite Football (6/27)
Elite will have some fresh photos of players who changed teams in the off-season. Boxes (around $125 online) will have 20 packs of five cards and Panini promises two autographed cards, one memorabilia card, three rookie cards, six parallels and eight inserts.
The base rookie cards will be numbered to 699 or less and there will be several lower numbered parallels to chase.
Turn of the Century autographs will feature this year’s rookie crop with each card numbered to 199 or less. Pen Pals and Pen Pals Dual autograph cards are back featuring on-card autographs of the top rookies with black, blue, green, and red variations.
After a one-day break, it’ll be time for another Topps release with the arrival of something a little more higher end than Stadium Club or Inception. Museum ‘master boxes’ come with four five-card mini boxes, each with an autograph or relic card. A typical hobby box will feature an on-card autograph card, an autographed relic, prime relic and a quad relic.
The current online price is a little over $200 per master box.
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