It’s June and so it’s probably no surprise the next couple of weeks will bring multiple new baseball card products to market, but that doesn’t mean other sports won’t be represented. Look for some new NFL draft issues, a basketball release and more.
There’s already been one release this week: Upper Deck’s Game Used Golf, which arrived Wednesday with one five-card pack consisting of two or three base cards and two or three autograph and/or memorabilia cards. Both PGA and LPGA players are included. Boxes are selling for $550-$600. You can see singles and boxes listed on eBay here.
Here’s a rundown of what’s scheduled to arrive in the coming days:
2021 Topps Series 2 Baseball
An excitable Fernando Tatis Jr. adorns the top of the box and packs of S2. The follow up to February’s release of Series 1 brings 330 more base cards to the flagship set. Like Series 1, part deux come with a couple of different configurations at your hobby shop on favorite online retailer.
A standard hobby box of Series 2 will include 24 packs, with 14 cards to a pack. Topps is promising one autograph or memorabilia card in each box. Each HTA jumbo box will have 10 packs per box, with 46 cards to a pack. Topps says there will be one autograph and two memorabilia cards per jumbo.
Series 2 snuck out a little early in some areas. You can check box prices on eBay here.
2011 Panini Prizm Draft Picks College Football
Prizm Draft arrives, with cards and autographs of 2021 NFL picks along with some looks at veteran players in their college days.
Each box will have five packs with eight cards per pack. If you love autographs, it’s hard to beat this one with five per box, joined by five Silver Prizm parallels and ten Prizm parallels. There’s an FOTL version and a Hobby Hybrid in the works as well.
The base set will include “100 of the best players to have ever played college football as well as 60 of the most elite college prospects,” according to Panini.
Among the major hits are the popular Colorblast inserts that fall one in every ten cases.
Hobby boxes are online in the $425-$440 range.
2021 Topps Museum Collection Baseball
Museum returns with four mini-boxes per hobby master box, with five cards to a mini-box.
Look for an on-card autograph, a relic card, an autograph relic card and a quad relic card in the hobby box, essentially one hit per mini box.
New this year are Atelier Autographed Book cards, with on-card autographs and images of players and the stadiums they call home, all numbered to 25 or less.
Museum Collection boxes are online for a tad under $400.
2020-21 Panini Impeccable Basketball
Impeccable arrives as a late-season NBA release. Each box has nine cards with five on-card autographs, three base cards or parallels and either one Silver insert, Gold insert or Stainless Stars metal card per hobby box, on average.
There’s a First Off The Line version with some exclusive content that’s running about$2,300 while the standard hobby boxes check in at around $1,800 at the moment (check pricing here).
2021 Topps Stadium Club Baseball
Has it really been 30 years since this brand first came on the scene? For those who simply want to look at some nice pictures and build a base set that’s not too overwhelming, Stadium Club is back with its emphasis on unique photography, just as it did in 1991.
Each box of 2021 Stadium Club will hold 16 packs with eight cards per pack. Topps says each box should have two autographs, one Chrome parallel card, one Triumverate insert and a box topper card.
There’s a full Chrome version coming out in November, too.
Boxes are online for $130-$150.
Also due out: Leaf Ultimate Draft Football (6/11); 2021 Topps Chrome UEFA Soccer (6/11); 2021 Donruss Optic Baseball 96/23); Panini Chronicles Draft Picks Football (6/23).
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