Sports Card Release Guide: April 2024

A myriad of exciting sports card releases is set to thrill collectors in the first half of April 2024. With a mix of baseball, football, basketball, hockey, and wrestling sets, the upcoming week promises to delight enthusiasts of all sports genres.

Kicking off the release schedule on April 3, 2024, is the highly coveted 2024 Topps Sterling Baseball collection. This high-end release offers collectors two packs per box, each containing either two autographed relics or one auto relic paired with a 1/1 relic. With all cards numbered to 25 or less, this set guarantees exclusivity. The accompanying four-box cases promise a 1/1 item, from a selection that includes bat knobs, nameplates, dual bat-label booklets, cut autographs, and more.

Also hitting the shelves on the same day is the 2023-24 Upper Deck SP Game-Used Hockey collection. Known for its game-used materials, this set offers a single six-card pack per box, with a mix of Memorabilia/Tech cards, base/insert cards, and an autograph or premium memorabilia card.

Rounding out the releases for April 3 is the 2023 Panini Impeccable WWE set, catering to wrestling fans looking to add unique cards to their collection.

Moving along to April 5, 2024, collectors can look forward to the launch of the 2023-24 Panini Revolution Basketball series. This collection is distinguished by its psychedelic foil backgrounds and offers eight packs per box. Featuring four rookies, four inserts, and eight parallels, this set presents an opportunity to pull autographs, although not guaranteed.

Accompanying the basketball release is the 2023 Panini Immaculate Football collection. A favorite among high-end collectors, each pack in this set contains five autograph or memorabilia cards alongside a base or parallel card. Highlights include the sought-after Rookie Patch Autographs and Immaculate Dual NFL Shield cards.

Baseball fans can anticipate the release of the 2024 Leaf Vivid Baseball set on the same day, adding to the excitement of the baseball card collecting scene.

As the week progresses, April 10, 2024, marks the arrival of the 2024 Topps Heritage Baseball series. Paying homage to 1975, these hobby boxes include an autograph or relic card, with additional options such as Value, Fat Pack, Hanger Pack, and Monster box offerings. The base set covers 500 cards, with short prints among the first 100, providing a mix of nostalgia and modern appeal for collectors.

Also scheduled for release on April 10 is the 2023 Upper Deck Skybox Metal Universe Champions set, expanding the variety of collectible cards available.

In a release date adjustment, the 2023-24 Upper Deck Connor Bedard Collection Set, which was initially set for April 10, has been postponed to April 17. This set celebrates the NHL’s rising star with 25 cards per set, including rare Bedard autograph parallels, offering collectors an opportunity to own a piece of hockey history.

With such a diverse array of sports card releases, the early days of April 2024 are shaping up to be an exhilarating period for collectors. From the thrill of high-end baseball and football cards to the excitement of basketball, hockey, and wrestling collections, there’s something for every enthusiast to look forward to in the upcoming releases.