MLB will be dishing out postseason awards by the time they arrive on hobby shop shelves but fresh 2021 baseball products are on the way during the first half of November.
Here’s an overview of some of the boxes we’re currently scheduled to see in the coming days.
2021 Topps Archives Baseball
Digging back into the past, Archives offers a tour of designs from the 1957, 1962, 1973, 1983, 2001 and 2011 sets in its 300-card base set.
A hobby box will contain 24 packs, with eight cards to a pack. Topps is promising two autographs per hobby box, and they will be on-card signatures. Current box prices are running $110-$120 on eBay.
2021 Topps Triple Threads Baseball
One of the longest running lines in the Topps stable, TTT is back with its usual mix of content that includes those familiar die-cut messages.
Hobby boxes are made up of two mini boxes and are online now for $375-$400. Each master box guarantees an Autographed Triple Relic card numbered to 99 or less but to get a handle on everything that’s inside, check out our full preview.
2020-21 O-Pee-Chee Platinum Hockey
Marquee Rookies are among the big draws in this product, which is still tied to last season.
Boxes have 20 packs of four cards with one guaranteed autograph. Parallel cards are plentiful in Platinum with 13 different base parallels on the checklist and at least ten showing up in a typical box.
Expect pricing online to be around $120. When the product releases, you can find it here.
2021 Topps Stadium Club Chrome
Back for a second year, the Chrome version of Topps SC arrives about six months after the flagship version. This one is more about the base set than other releases. Chrome adds 100 cards to an already sturdy 300-card base set and adds some other new content, so it’s not simply a redux of the regular set.
It’s a hobby-only release so don’t look for it at your local big box retailer. Each hobby box will have 14 packs with six cards per pack. Boxes (currently around $175 on eBay) should have one autograph.
2021 Panini National Treasures Baseball
No full logos or team nicknames but plenty of hits in this one. Panini uses its MLBPA license to push out the baseball version of its popular National Treasures line, promising eight autograph/memorabilia cards per box. A booklet card is among them. There’s also a First Off the Line version with two Purple exclusives.
Boxes are currently available for around $700.
2021 Panini Flawless Collegiate Football
The briefcase full ‘o cards returns with Flawless Collegiate offering 10 cards in each, including six autographs, two memorabilia cards and two Base Gem or Gem Autographs, on average.
Focused on this year’s rookie class, with Rookie Patch Autographs of NFL picks in their college uniforms, Flawless pre-orders are currently running around $3,200 on the low end.
Also due out: 2020-21 Upper Deck AHL Hockey (11/3); 2021 Panini Chronicles Baseball 911/5); 2021 Panini Prizm Racing (11/5); 2021 Topps WWE Transcendent (11/5); 2021 Leaf Superlative Hockey (11/12); 2021 Topps WWE Finest Wrestling (11/7).
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