As the temperature drops and winter weather takes hold, collectors of contemporary hobby items are getting ready for some indoor activity. From football to baseball to basketball, the next few weeks are bringing a range of exciting new sports card releases to local hobby shops and online retailers. Whether you’re a fan of autographed cards, rookies, or memorabilia, there’s something for everyone to look forward to. Let’s take a closer look at what’s hitting the market.
SAGE Low Series Football – January 12, 2024:
Football card enthusiasts will be thrilled with the early arrival of SAGE Low Series Football. Although it lacks team logos, the set offers a host of autographed cards to collect. Each box contains 16 packs, with an autograph and seven cards in total per pack. Keep an eye out for the new SP Kaleidoscope Autographs and the Next Level autograph cards featuring on-card signatures. With hobby boxes selling for under $130 online and blaster boxes also available, this release is definitely worth checking out.
2022-23 Upper Deck ICE Hockey – Available Now:
Despite the branding for the previous season, the 2022-23 Upper Deck ICE Hockey release is finally here. Each box offers 12 packs with six cards, often including an autograph or memorabilia card. What sets this release apart are the hard-signed Ice Premieres Auto and Auto Patch cards, as well as the 250-card base set. For an extra touch, the Signature Swatches cards feature a hard-signed autograph and a game-worn jersey swatch. These boxes are currently priced around $125 and are sure to please hockey card collectors.
Bowman’s Best Baseball – January 17, 2023:
On January 17, baseball enthusiasts can look forward to the release of Bowman’s Best Baseball. Focusing on prospects and rookies, this release offers 12 packs per Hobby box, spread over two mini-boxes, with at least three Chrome autograph cards to chase. This year’s edition also features an insert set by Hall of Famer Randy Johnson, adding an extra element of excitement. The best eBay price for these boxes is currently $289. Alongside Bowman’s Best, 2023 Leaf Metal Draft Baseball is also set to make its debut on the same day.
Topps Stadium Club Baseball – January 24, 2023:
After a delay from its original October release, Topps Stadium Club Baseball is finally hitting the shelves on January 24. Known for its photo-focused 300-card base set, this release comes in two Hobby box versions. Each Hobby box is priced at $148, offering collectors the chance to add some stunning images to their collection. On the same day, 2023-24 Upper Deck Trilogy Hockey will also be released, promising two autograph and/or memorabilia cards per box for hockey card enthusiasts.
2023-24 Panini Donruss Basketball – January 26, 2023:
Basketball collectors won’t want to miss the release of 2023-24 Panini Donruss Basketball on January 26. This release features fat packs and Rated Rookies, with each Hobby box containing ten packs, each with 30 cards. In addition to the exciting array of cards, collectors can also look forward to finding one autograph card in each box. Also releasing on the same day is 2023 Panini Phoenix Football, with boxes priced in the $300-$350 range online. Each box of Panini Phoenix Football contains two autos, one memorabilia card, and a variety of other collectibles.
With these upcoming releases in the sports card world, collectors have plenty to keep them entertained indoors. Whether you’re a fan of football, hockey, baseball, or basketball, there’s a release for everyone. So get ready to dive into the exciting new cards and add to your collection!