December 2012 Sports Card Releases

December is that holiday season and of course you are wanting to know what is coming out. Santa or Hanukkah or whatever you celebrate this time of year only happens once, and you want sports cards. Well here are the newest releases coming out this month…

Baseball

2012 Bowman Sterling Baseball – December 19, 2012 – $280 at DACW – 7/10

Full preview coming soon.

2012 Panini Golden Age Baseball – December 19, 2012 – $72 at DACW – 8/10

Full preview coming soon.

Basketball

2012/13 Panini Limited Basketball – December 14, 2012 – $100 at DACW – 8/10

Full preview coming soon.

2012/13 Panini Absolute Memorabilia Basketball – December 19, 2012 – $160 at DACW – 8/10

Full preview coming soon.

Football

2012 Bowman Sterling Football – December 28, 2012 – $280 at DACW – 8/10

Full preview coming soon.

2012 Panini Absolute Memorabilia Football – December 12, 2012 – $155 at DACW – 7/10

Full preview coming soon.

2012 Panini Black Football – December 19, 2012 – $200 at DACW – 9/10

Full preview coming soon.

2012 Topps Strata Football – December 21, 2012 – $77 at DACW – 9.5/10

Topps Strata football is a new Topps product featuring acetate cards with built in patches and autographs. It also has a full base set but everyone will be looking at these cards to fit into their collections.

2012 Panini Crown Royale Football – December 21, 2012 – $100 at DACW – 8/10

Full preview coming soon.

2012 Panini Limited Football – December 26, 2012 – $100 at DACW – 7/10

Full preview coming soon.

Hockey

2012/13 Upper Deck Black Diamond Hockey – December 11, 2012 – $86 at DACW – 7/10

Full preview coming soon.

2012/13 In The Game History of Hockey – December 20, 2012 – $223 at DACW – 8/10

Full preview coming soon.

 

November 2012 Sports Card Releases

It’s getting closer to Christmas time! You know exactly what that means, the perfect time to start buying presents for your card collector in your life. But what is new and hot coming off the streets? Here are the products set to release this month along with my personal rating for awesomeness.

BASEBALL:

2012 Topps Five-Star BaseballNovember 14, 2012 – $495 – 10/10

Yes, I am psyched out of my freakin’ mind for this one. Can Topps finally put out a high end baseball product? It sure looks like they have finally done it correctly. Although that price tag is rough for some.

2012 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects Baseball – November 28, 2012 – $66 – 7/10

Me and prospects don’t get along, however this is the prospects only version of Bowman Chrome…more or less. Full preview coming soon.

2012 Panini Cooperstown BaseballNovember 14, 2012 – $90 – 8.5/10

You always wanted a set based around the Hall of Fame, players, and achievements. Well this is that product for you.

2012 Panini Prime Cuts Baseball – November 28, 2012 – $150 – 8.5/10

One of the most revered sets of modern day cards has returned for its second season from Panini. Full preview coming soon.

2012 Panini Signature Series BaseballNovember 7, 2012 – $120 – 8/10

More autographs than you can shake a bat at. Full preview coming soon.

2012 Panini USA Baseball Hobby Set – November 28, 2012 – $100 – 7/10

I’ve never been excited about the future stars to play the game all being in one box with a ton of autographs. But a ton of people are. Full preview coming soon.

BASKETBALL:

2012-13 Panini Limited Basketball – November 28, 2012 – $100 – 7.5/10

Limited is back once again featuring the best hits this early in the season. Full preview coming soon.

2012-13 Panini Prizm BasketballNovember 14, 2012 – $100 – 8.5/10

This product makes me excited in many ways. The design. The hits. The parallels. This really could be a winner from Panini. Full preview coming soon.

2012-13 Panini Totally Certified BasketballNovember 21, 2012 – $120 – 8/10

Many hits, nice parallels, a great combination of cards. Full preview coming soon.

FOOTBALL:

2012 Topps Chrome Football - November 9, 2012 – $100 – 9/10

One of the most popular football products of the season is again in short supply. Some of the most valuable rookie autographs of the year are in this product so make sure you pick a box up.

2012 Panini Prime Signatures FootballNovember 14, 2012 – $60 – 6/10

An auto per box, now with the possibility of rookie patch autos. Full preview coming soon.

2012 Topps Triple Threads FootballNovember 21, 2012 – $200  – 7/10

A formula that really hasn’t changed over the years, you can find your big hits or find a complete bust in this product. One of the bigger gambles. Full preview coming soon.

2012 Panini Absolute Memorabilia Football – November 28, 2012 – $165 – 7/10

A hit per pack in this high end product contains some great rookie cards but also some solid veteran content as well. Full preview coming soon.

HOCKEY:

2012/13 ITG Superlative Volume 3 – November 8, 2012 – $360 – 7/10

It is time for ITG’s high end product to release!

September 2012 Sports Card Releases

Now I did terrible on previewing for the August sports card releases. I blame that of course on my wedding and honeymoon. Grad school isn’t as big of a hurdle as family coming into town and being in a few foreign countries without decent internet access. So as always, here is a list of products coming out this September including my rating of excitement.

Baseball:

2012 Topps Baseball Minor League Heritage – September 12, 2012 – $68 – 6/10

A product I still personally don’t care about makes a return featuring some of the best prospects in the game that are currently down on the farm getting ready for their call ups. Full preview coming soon.

2012 Topps Triple Threads Baseball – September 19, 2012 – $200 – 7/10

Never really been a huge fan of the product and have been advocating a complete change over or removal of the product, but it’s coming out again for another season. Some nice cards to be had though, it’s just a matter of preference. Full preview coming soon.

Basketball:

2011-12 Upper Deck Fleer Retro Basketball – September 6, 2012 – $300 – 7/10

I’m not sure what to expect in this product from Upper Deck, but from what I’ve seen it’s a lot of old Fleer designs with rookies and legends of the game in their college uniforms.

2012-13 Panini Prestige Basketball – September 14, 2012 – $96 – 7/10

Getting into more of the full season of NBA products from Panini with their second release of the season, before the season even starts! Full preview coming soon.

Football:

2012 Panini Momentum Football – September 12, 2012 – $200 – 8/10

This looks like a great rookie product from Panini which features some sweet rookies, some sweet autographs, and some sweet memorabilia cards. A whole lot of hits in this product.

2012 Panini Prominence Football – September 19, 2012 – $100 – 7/10

More from the hottest rookie class in years with another Panini debut in their football brands. Full preview coming soon.

2012 Topps Platinum Football – September 12, 2012 – $110 – 8/10

Not a bad looking product from Topps with 3 autographs per box and a ton of refractors, especially with this awesome rookie class. But Topps and foilboard? OHMAHGERD! Full preview coming soon.

2012 Upper Deck University of Alabama Football – September 25, 2012 – $46 – 6/10

Roll Tide. Upper Deck comes out with another college football team themed product after last year’s products. I wasn’t a fan then, not really a fan now. Full preview coming soon.

Hockey:

2011-12 Upper Deck The Cup Hockey – September 11, 2012 – $400 – 9/10

One of the best all around products of the year returns again as the final product of the 2011-12 hockey season from Upper Deck. Will it live up to it’s usual hype? Probably. Full preview coming soon.

2011-12 Panini Dominion Hockey – September 26, 2012 – $400 – 9/10

The competitor to The Cup is coming back for it’s sophomore season making the necessary improvements it needs and it looks fantastic. Will it finally dethrone The Cup?

Other:

2012 Upper Deck SP Authentic Golf – September 25, 2012 – ? – 8/10

Golf has made it’s return and it features some sweet autographs including the first ever autographs from Ernie Els! Full preview coming soon.

August 2012 Sports Card Releases

It’s August and heading into the dog days of summer. My August is filled and busy with tons of stuff which will cause me to miss a lot of blogging time. At least I should have all these previews out beforehand…well, I hope.

Baseball:

2012 Panini Cooperstown Baseball – August 22, 2012 – $90 – 8/10

A set dedicated to the baseball hall of famer, Cooperstown features a number of hall of famers or players with displays in the most famous little town in baseball.

2012 Panini Triple Play Baseball – August 1, 2012 – $24 – 7/10

Quite possibly the most kid friendly product in all of sports, this $1 per pack product features some fabulous comic book style artistry from some of the games top players along with some actual eye black you can use. Pretty sweet stuff.

2012 Topps Finest Baseball – August 2012 – $110 – 8/10

No preview.

2012 Topps Chrome Baseball – August 2012 – $72 – 7/10

No preview.

Basketball:

2012-13 Panini Hoops Basketball – August 17, 2012 – $68 – 8/10

Panini Hoops returns. Full preview coming soon.

2012-13 Panini Prestige Basketball – August 29, 2012 – $96 – 8/10

Panini’s full schedule of products is back and Prestige is included. Full preview coming soon.

Football:

2012 Panini Momentum Football – August 29, 2012 – $200 – 8/10

Panini Momentum is released for it’s rookie season featuring some great looking hits and rookies in a product that should deliver some solid hits all around for those hit lovers out there.

2012 Panini Rookies & Stars Football – August 22, 2012 – $96 – 7/10

Rookies & Stars makes an upgraded return. Full preview coming soon.

2012 Topps Finest Football – August 22, 2012 – $100 – 9/10

I really enjoyed this product last year, and this year looks to be another great year of Finest. Full preview coming soon.

2012 Topps Football – August 8, 2012 – $57 – 9/10

The first real football product of the year from Topps is released. Full preview coming soon.

2011 Upper Deck Exquisite Football – August 15, 2012 – $555 – 8/10

A bit overpriced this year and very late, Upper Deck releases this year of Exquisite football looking as good as ever featuring college uniforms, 3D autographs, and more.

Hockey:

2012-13 Panini Score Hockey – August 24, 2012 – $30 – 8/10

The low end highlight of the hockey season will arrive once again at $1 per pack. Full preview coming soon.

2012-13 Upper Deck O-Pee-Chee Hockey – August 14, 2012 – $59 – 7/10

Upper Deck’s lower end offering is back as well. Full preview coming soon.

2011-12 Panini Prime Hockey – August 17. 2012 – $200 – 9/10

A fantastic looking new product from Panini featuring some fantastic prime memorabilia and autographs. This may be one of the better higher end products coming from Panini this year.

2011-12 Upper Deck Ultimate Collection Hockey – August 7, 2012 – $97 – 8/10

Usually one of my favorite products of the season, Ultimate will return once again looking great but at a slightly higher price than usual.

Other:

2012 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions – August 14, 2012 – $74 – 9/10

The more I’m seeing of these types of products from Upper Deck, the more I’m liking them. Goodwin Champions returns as a multi sport type product from UD featuring some very cool inserts and sketch cards.

January 2012 Sports Trading Card Releases

January is here and with that comes a new year. 2012. The year of the end of the world. Maybe it will be for some of us, but the rest of us will carry on and continue to collect our trading cards. Want to know what’s coming out this month and my excitement level? You’ve come to the right place.

Baseball:

2012 Topps Series I baseball – January 31, 2012 – $59 – 8/10

Baseball is back! Topps’ first product of the season hits stores at the end of the month. This time, featuring the Gold Rush! Get your hardhat and your sifter and get ready for another season of Topps baseball.

2011 Donruss Elite Extra Edition baseball – January 11, 2012 – $100 – 8/10

Panini (Donruss) is back in the baseball card game with it’s first MLBPA licensed product since 2005. This product, mostly based on prospects, is a hot seller that collectors expect to try and compete with Bowman Chrome for the top rookie cards of the season. How will Panini do? People are excited to see.

Basketball:

None yet, but coming soon!

Football:

2011 Panini Contenders football – January 11, 2012 – $135 – 8/10

The perennial favorite for rookie autographs in football is back again with a new Rookie Ticket design and some of the best rookies in a few years. Another exciting season makes Contenders a must buy for rookie football collectors.

2011 Panini Limited football – January 25, 2012 – $100 – 8/10

The possibilities for big hits in this gamble of a product returns. Some extremely nice high end cards can come out of this product which features some nice and rare memorabilia and autographs from the top players and rookies in the game.

2011 Topps Precision football – January 25, 2012 – $180 – 9/10

This could rival Five-Star as one of Topps’ best higher end products of the season. With a solid checklist, we just wonder if it’s packed full of the good stuff or another Gridiron Legends.

2011 Topps Supreme football – January 11, 2012 – $90 – 8/10

Topps Supreme football returns looking as solid as ever. At a decent price with what looks to be some great cards packed in, this will be great to hold you over until Five Star if you love your Topps products.

2011 Upper Deck SP Authentic football – January 10, 2012 – $112 – 8/10

Even SP Authentic gets the nod from me despite the NCAA license. As always, a popular rookie patch autograph falls in this product which gets everyone excited. With a new retro style design, we’ll see how Upper Deck handles another year with the NCAA license.

Hockey:

2011-12 Panini Limited hockey – January 25, 2012 – $95 – 8/10

Just like Panini Limited football so I will copy and paste. “The possibilities for big hits in this gamble of a product returns. Some extremely nice high end cards can come out of this product which features some nice and rare memorabilia and autographs from the top players and rookies in the game.”

2011-12 Upper Deck Black Diamond hockey – January 6, 2012 – $92 – 6/10

I still think this product needs a boost as it is the same thing over and over. Find your newest rookies in Gem or Quad diamond form. You can also find the occasional autograph here and there or some memorabilia cards. Not my type of product, but it has a following.

2011-12 Upper Deck SPx hockey – January 17, 2012 – $120 – 8/10

Lots of hits, ICE rookies, and some nice rookie autographs makes SPx a great start to Upper Deck’s higher ranged products.

Other:

2011 Upper Deck World of Sports – January 20, 2012 – $75 – 6/10

Pushed back again. Basically I’ve put this repeatedly down but I keep saying the same thing so here is a synopsis. Bad last year. Looks better. Lots of different sports.

January looks like a fun month full of great sports cards! What’s your favorite product coming out this month?