The next couple of weeks will bring some new products and a few veterans to the forefront as we head into the last third of the year. Courtesy of The Break Exchange, here’s a roundup of what’s on the docket.
2018 Panini Spectra Football (9/12)
Spectra is back with a hit-heavy box that contains just 16 cards but you could label most of them hits. Each box has four packs of four cards each with a haul that includes four autographs, seven memorabilia cards and three Prizms on average. “Reverse” boxes will have seven autos and four relic cards.
Panini is promising that Spectra will have more on-card autographs and more 1 of 1s than in the past.
New for 2018 – find Neon Purple and Neon Marble autograph parallels. DualRookie Dual Patch Autographs will have a pair of signatures and prime swatches sequentially numbered to 35 or less. Rookie Patch Autographs feature the NFL’s future stars and are numbered to 199 or less.
Box prices online are currently sitting at around $280.
2018 Bowman High Tek (9/12)
High Tek is back with ten-card packs featuring four on-card autographs, one base parallel and several of the pattern variations that are at the heart of High Tek’s chase game.
There are three new inserts in this year’s product.
The cards are printed on acetate. You can get more info and a checklist here.
2018 Topps Heritage High Number (9/14)
The annual update set continues the Topps’ 1969 throwback look. Heritage is a base-oriented product but there will be one autograph, auto relic or relic card among the 24 packs per box.
Heritage High will be the first product to include autographs of Washington National’s teen sensation Juan Soto.
Only hobby boxes release on Friday and are currently priced at $115-$120. Blasters won’t be out until 9/19.
A full preview and checklist can be found here.
2018 Panini XR Football (9/19)
Two packs with two autographs are what you’ll find in the second edition of XR.
Panini is promising that one of those signed cards will be a Rookie Jersey Autograph while the other will be either a rookie, veteran or retired player. Each 14-card box (currently a little over $100) will also include one Jumbo or Triple Swatch jersey card, one insert, four parallels, four base cards and two rookie cards. Each 15-box case will include a 1/1 autograph card, with a focus on rookies.
Panini is touting XR as being “loaded with 1/1s”.
2017-18 Upper Deck Splendor Hockey (9/19)
Splendor box breaks won’t take long. Each box has a single card which contains a single card, numbered to 36 or less. Online, boxes are being sold at around $200.
Game-used pucks and stick nameplates will be among the autographed relic cards.
Each card is between 140-240 card point thickness, placed and sealed in a one-touch case.
You can get a full preview here.
2017-18 Panini Opulence Basketball (9/21)
You can tell just by the name that this is a high-end product. Opulence checks in at about $1300 per box. Each will have ten cards–seven of which will be autos or relics.
Kook for NBA Finals Booklets, including a NBA Logoman version, which feature the jerseys worn by the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors in Game 2 of the 2017 NBA Finals. Opulence features both on-card Rookie Autographs and on-card Rookie Patch autographs limited to 79 copies and there are booklet cards in the mix, too.
Grab the full preview here.
Also set to release soon are: Leaf Trinity Football (9/14), Topps UFC Chrome (9/19); Donruss football factory set (9/19); Panini Prizm racing (9/19).
The Break Exchange will be breaking some of these products in the coming days. The company offers daily breaks of current and past products you can participate in and 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.