Here’s a look at some of the sports card releases heading to market during the last part of April, courtesy of Maine Sports Cards.
Sage Hit Premier Draft High Series Football (4/19)
SAGE doesn’t have an NFL or collegiate license so they do have to get creative with the photos. Each box will have 20 inserts and the pre-season All-Rookie team cards should be fun to look back on once the upcoming season is winding down to see how accurate their selections were.
Hobby boxes are selling online for around $110.
Panini Contenders Draft Picks Collegiate Football (4/20)
Due out less than a week before the draft, this one will have six autographs per box and Panini says the draft prospects signatures will be on-card. Each box will have six packs with 18 cards per pack.
It’s not just all newcomers though. Look for signed cards from college football greats like Eddie George, J.J. Watt and Peyton Manning in the Season Ticket Signature subset. The College Ticket subset will include hobby-exclusive Bowl Tickets, Playoff Tickets, Championship Tickets, Cracked Ice Tickets and Printing Plate parallels.
Online box pricing is around $115 per box.
2018 Bowman Baseball (4/25)
Topps released the checklist for Bowman on Wednesday, which left prospectors scouring the list to see which up and comers will be featured in the popular annual release. Hobby boxes have one autograph per box while the Jumbos have three times as many cards and usually three autos.
Bowman Prospect autographs are always the big draw and with the first autograph cards of new draftees annually rising in value as they move up the ladder and into big league stars. Shohei Ohtani will make his Bowman debut with autographs in the mix.
Hobby boxes are online at about $170 with Jumbos a tad over $350.
Six packs with four cards in each is what you’ll find in ICE, the acetate-oriented product. Each box will have two autograph, memorabilia or Exquisite Collection cards, two Ice Premieres Rookie Cards (some numbered as low as 99), one Sub Zero card (printed on holographic acetate surface) and one additional chase card. Ice Premieres Rookie Autograph Patches are also part of the checklist, with cards numbered as low as 10.
Boxes of ICE are hitting at around $115.
The fat packs are back as SCORE brings in the first licensed rookie cards of the newest NFL players. Each pack will have 40 cards with ten packs per box. Look for 96 rookie cards in each box, along with 36 inserts, ten parallels and four autographed cards.
Panini pushes SCORE hard at retail so you’ll see hangar boxes and blasters, too, but hobby boxes are popping at around $100.
2018 Panini Prizm World Cup (4/27)
The USA won’t be part of the party but higher quality World Cup products usually fare well and anything Prizm usually does well for Panini. Each box will have 24 packs with six cards in each. Look for 16 Prizms, three of which are numbered to 199 or less. There should be seven inserts and either an autographed card or another insert in every box. Single, dual and quad autos are on the checklist.
This one is being sold in a couple of configurations but those hobby boxes are selling online at around $120.
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