It’s a relatively slow period for new releases, but there is some fresh material hitting the market, including the NBA’s flagship basketball product.
Here’s a look at what’s coming to online retailers, box breakers and hobby shops.
2020-21 Upper Deck Artifacts Hockey
Artifacts hobby boxes hold eight packs, with four cards per pack. Like last year’s set, a box will yield three autographs, memorabilia or Aurum cards. Rookie Redemptions will be among the sought after hits.
There’s also a blaster box option, with seven packs per box and five cards per pack but no guarantee of an auto.
2021 Topps Archives Signature Series-Active Player Edition
Yes, this is the first 2021-branded Topps baseball product to arrive, dropped a couple of weeks ahead of Series 1, but it’s not really focused on the upcoming season.
Archives Signature packs a single, encased card that’s been autographed directly on card by current veterans and rookies. The cards are buybacks from previous Topps releases–many from the last two years–with gold foil stamp branding them as part of the Archives Signature line.
Boxes are on eBay for $75-$80.
Here’s a look at the newly released checklist:
2021 TOPPS ARCHIVES SIGNATURE SERIES – ACTIVE PLAYER CHECKLIST
2020 Panini Contenders Football
A hobby staple for a long time, 2020 Contenders boxes will have 18 packs with six cards per pack and 12 boxes per case. Most boxes will have five autographs, with one of those hard-signed.
Also included in each hobby box will be 18 inserts (one per pack) and one parallel.
There’s a First Off The Line version that’s already out and blasters/megas, too including a Fanatics exclusive. You can check eBay pricing here.
2020-21 Panini NBA Hoops
The interest in this year’s rookie class isn’t anything like last season’s Zion/Ja Mania, but the increased interest in any new basketball product will probably mean that even a lower end brand like Hoops will be in demand.
Hobby boxes of 2020-21 Hoops are slated to once again carry 24 packs of eight cards with 20 boxes per case. There will be two autographs per box. The cheapest box price we found online was around $420.
Also due to be released: Topps WWE Fully Loaded (1/27); Leaf Flash Baseball (1/29); Topps UEFA Champions League Chrome Soccer (2/3); Donruss NASCAR Racing (2/3) and Leaf Metal Baseball (2/5).