As winter grips the nation, sports card collectors can find solace in the thrill of indoor activities. The upcoming weeks are set to deliver a wave of exciting new releases to local hobby shops and online retailers. From football to hockey and baseball to basketball, there’s something for every sports card enthusiast. Let’s take a closer look at what’s on the horizon.
On January 12, 2024, SAGE Low Series Football storms the shelves, providing an early treat for football card aficionados. Although lacking team logos, this pre-draft release is packed with autographed cards. Each box features 16 packs, with every pack containing an autograph and seven cards in total. Keep an eye out for the SP Kaleidoscope Autographs and the Next Level autograph cards, which showcase on-card signatures. If you’re on the hunt, you can find hobby boxes for under $130 on eBay, with blaster boxes also available for purchase.
While it may bear the name of the previous season, the 2022-23 Upper Deck ICE Hockey is finally here. With 12 packs in a box, each boasting six cards, this release promises an autograph or memorabilia card in most packs. Notable highlights include hard-signed Ice Premieres Auto and Auto Patch cards, as well as a 250-card base set. Adding an extra touch of intrigue, Signature Swatches cards feature a hard-signed autograph and a game-worn jersey swatch. You can grab these boxes for around $125.
On January 17, 2023, Bowman’s Best Baseball steps up to the plate, shining a spotlight on prospects and rookies. Each Hobby box contains 12 packs spread over two mini-boxes, guaranteeing at least three Chrome autograph cards. This year’s edition includes an insert set by none other than Hall of Famer Randy Johnson. If you’re eager to secure these boxes, the current best price on eBay is $289. Additionally, 2023 Leaf Metal Draft Baseball will also be releasing on the same day.
After a slight delay from its original October release, Topps Stadium Club Baseball will finally hit the market on January 24, 2023. Known for its photo-focused 300-card base set, this release offers two Hobby box versions. Locking in the excitement, each Hobby box gives collectors a chance to score a box price of $148. Simultaneously, 2023-24 Upper Deck Trilogy Hockey will make its debut, tantalizing fans with the promise of two autograph and/or memorabilia cards per box.
The pulse of basketball enthusiasts will quicken on January 26 with the release of 2023-24 Panini Donruss Basketball. Featuring fat packs and Rated Rookies, Hobby boxes are jam-packed with ten packs. Each pack contains 30 cards, including one sought-after autograph. Additionally, 2023 Panini Phoenix Football will also make its appearance. These boxes offer two autos, one memorabilia card, and various other exciting collectibles online, with prices ranging from $300 to $350.
As the temperatures drop, fans of sports cards can elevate their indoor experience with these thrilling releases. Whether you’re a football fan, a hockey devotee, a baseball aficionado, or a basketball lover, these upcoming releases offer something for everyone. So, mark your calendars and gear up to fill your collection with these must-have collectibles!
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