Release Date: December 28, 218
Contenders returns for another season with new stars, new inclusions and an early look of the short-printed Contenders Optic Preview cards. This also comes with the highly sought-after on-card Rookie Tickets Autographs.
2018-19 Panini Contenders Basketball includes multiple inserts including Playing The Numbers Game, Superstar die-cuts and Lottery Tickets as well as Contenders Optic Preview cards.
Among the autographed sets will be Historic Rookie Season Tickets, MVP Contenders and Sophomore Contenders.
Rookie Ticket Autographs will spotlight notable newcomers and top picks from the 2018 NBA Draft Class. This comes with Cracked Ice (#/d/25) and Premium Gold (#/d/10) and 1/1 Championship Tickets.
-1 Buyback Card or Redemption
-1 Base Card
Release Date: December 28, 2018
Leaf is back with its popular buyback release celebrating everything amazing about football cards. Arriving with one pack per box, 2018 Leaf Best of Football includes the hottest rookies, vintage stars, popular autographs, and game used cards.
The buybacks for 2018 includes trading cards, a limited amount of sealed box, vintage pack, and memorabilia redemptions.
-10 Rates Rookies
Release Date: December 19, 2018
Donruss Optic Football is back with a chromium finish and is packed with plenty of ink and parallels. Hobby box will include 10 Rookie Cards, 10 Rated Rookie RCs, 10 parallels and four inserts with a colorful rainbow of parallels and inserts.
The base set includes 100 veterans and will have Holo, Aqua (#’d/299), Orange (#’d/199), Blue (#’d/149), Red (#’d/99), Purple (#’d/50), Black Velocity (#’d/25), Gold (#’d/10), Green (#’d/5) and 1/1 Gold Vinyl parallels.
The 50 Rated Rookies will have the same rainbow of parallels, as well as Rated Rookie Autos which will be limited to 150 copies or less and features hottest rookies such as Baker Mayfield, Saquon Barkley, Sam Darnold, and more!
New this year will be 1998 & 1988 Tribute Autographs (#’d/25 or less) which showcases a vintage look with 1-of-1 Gold Vinyl versions.
Fans of the Game features celebrities and popular names such as Chris Evans and Chloe Kim. The base will be limited to 25 copies or less with 1-of-1 Gold Vinyl version.
Rookie Triple Autographs showcases three promising rookie autographs in one single card. This includes names like Sam Darnold, Saquon Barkley, and more!
On the inserts side, there will be Downtown cards which can be found one per case. This features artworks highlighting the team & city of NFL veterans and rookies like Saquon Barkley, Antonio Brown, and Ezekiel Elliott to name a few.
There also will be Rookie Elite Series Autographs (#’d/25 or less) with 1-of-1 Gold Vinyl version. This features some of the most anticipated new faces with their autograph cards.
-5 Numbered Parallels
Release Date: December 12, 2018
Elite once again returns for another season highlighting future stars and hits. This comes with average eight autographs and two memorabilia cards.
The 2018 Panini Elite Extra Edition base set is limited to 999 copies or less including 10 parallels printed on seven substrates.
Base cards will also have Aspirations and Status cards. Aspirations include Red (#’d/150), Orange (#’d/100), Blue (#’d/75), Tie-dye (#’d/25) and 1/1 Gold cards, while Status will have Red (#’d/99), Emerald (#’d/49), Tie-dye (#’d/25) and 1/1 Gold cards.
Hits include Triple Material cards which feature top prospects paired with three swatches. Parallels include Silver (#’d/149 or less), Gold (#’d/99 or less), Red (#’d/49 or less), Purple (#’d/25 or less), Emerald (#’d/10 or less), Blue (#’d/5 or less), and Holo Silver (1/1).
Contenders College Ticket Signatures (#’d/99) features signatures of the game’s future stars from their collegiate days. This includes Holo (#’d/25 or less), Gold (#’d/10 or less) and Gold Vinyl (1/1).
The Future Threads Silhouettes (#’d/299) features autographed memorabilia cards from upcoming biggest stars. Parallels include Gold (#’d/99 or less), Red (#’d/49 or less), Purple (#’d/25 or less), Emerald (#’d/10 or less), Blue (#’d/5 or less), and Holo Silver (1/1) version.
Collectors can find Panini-exclusive Dominican Prospect League players in the base set as well as on autographs and Future Threads Silhouette Autos.
Autographs will be limited to 100 copies or less. This features on-card autographs of top draft picks and current prospects. Parallels include Emerald (#’d/25), Tie-dye (#’d/10), Yellow, Cyan, Magenta, Black, and 1/1 printing plates version.
There also will be Autograph Aspirations and Status Die-Cut. Aspirations will have Purple (#’d/100), Blue (#’d/50), Tie-dye (#’d/5) and 1/1 Gold cards, while Status die-cuts will have Red (#’d/75), Emerald (#’d/25), Tie-dye (#’d/5) and 1/1 Gold atop the standard versions.
New inclusion for this year are Dual Silhouettes cards which features one top prospect with 2 oversized swatches of memorabilia.
Collectors can also find autographs in USA Collegiate Silhouette Autographs and National Team Signatures, which showcases 18U and 15U teams.
-1 Autograph or Relic Card
-1 Autograph Card
-2 Relic Cards
Release Date: January 30, 2019
Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of Professional Baseball, 2019 Topps Series 1 Baseball comes with a new look and a number of new inclusions.
The 350-card base set features a mix of veterans, future stars, stadium cards, league leaders, rookies, World Series highlights and team cards. Parallels include Rainbow foil, Gold (/2,019), vintage stock (#’d/99), Independence Day (#’d/76), Mother’s Day Pink (#’d/50), Father’s Day Blue (#’d/50), Memorial Day Camo (#’d/25) and 1/1 Platinum as well as printing plates.
In addition, there will be the all-new 150th Anniversary foil stamp, Black Parallel #’d/67 Hobby/Hobby Jumbo Only, and the Hobby-only Clear parallels for just 100 base subjects.
On the insert side, there will be three 150 Years of Professional Baseball sets. These include Greatest Players, Greatest Moments and Greatest Seasons. Each subset will have 150th Anniversary parallels (#’d/150), Red (#’d/10) and 1/1 Platinum as well as Autograph Parallels #d to 25 or less.
Among the inserts will be Evolution of: which showcases the changes in professional baseball from inception to its sesquicentennial year. This includes the changes in team logos, uniforms, stadiums, and equipment. Parallels include 150th Anniversary Parallel (#’d/50), Red (#’d/10) and 1/1 Platinum.
Greatness Returns features retired greats which are paired with their
modern counterparts. 1984 Topps Baseball pays homage to the 35th Anniversary of the 1984 baseball set. This includes rookies, veterans and retired players. Cards will feature a special 35th Anniversary logo. Both sets will have the same rainbow of parallels.
Revolution of the Game will have autographs limited to 199 copies or less. This features non-player subjects that had a revolutionary effect on the game. Parallels include 150th Anniversary Parallel (#’d/50), Red (#’d/10) and 1/1 Platinum. Also in play will be Iconic Card Reprints with 150th Anniv parallels as well as autos (#’d/25).
New for this season will be Cactus League Legends and Grapefruit League Greats cards which can only be found in blaster boxes. Both sets will have 150th Anniversary (#’d/150), Red (#’d/10) and Platinum (1/1) parallels.
Hits include Major League Material Autograph Cards (#’d/50 or less) which highlights players from each MLB team, past and present, World Series Champion Autograph Relic Cards which showcases players on the 2018 World Series Champion team, Postseason Performance Autograph Relic Cards, and Topps Reverence Autograph Patch Cards which features on-card autographs and premium relic pieces. These sets will have Red (#’d/25 max) and 1/1 Platinum versions.
On Autograph side, there will be Legacy of Baseball Autographs, Legacy of Baseball Dual, World Series Champion Autograph Cards, Postseason Performance Autograph Cards, Cut Signatures, and the all-new 1984 Topps Baseball Autograph Cards.
Relic cards include Major League Material Cards and the all-new 1984 Topps Baseball Relics. These sets share the same rainbow of parallels including 150th Anniversary Parallel (#’d/150), Gold (#’d/50), Red (#’d/25 ) and 1/1 Platinum versions.
Among the relics are World Series Champion Relic Cards and Postseason Performance Relic Cards with Red (#’d/25 ) and 1/1 Platinum versions. There also will be Historic Homes Relic Cards and In The Name Relics.
Commemorative Relics will include Retro Hat Logo Patches with 150th parallels as well as Gold (#’d/50), Red (#’d/25) and 1/1 Platinum versions as well as autos (#’d/10). Also in the mix will be 150th Anniversary Commemorative Medallion Cards with the same parallels.