March Madness is in full swing with the original field of 68 narrowed down to the Sweet Sixteen. This weekend provided plenty of drama. A handful of higher seeded teams made early exits and a handful of 14 seeds upset number three seeds. Adding to the intrigue were several close games that saw top contenders squeak by their lower seed opponents. The NCAA Basketball Tournament provides an easy way to follow emerging stars that will make an impact on NBA Draft day this coming June.
MLB Opening Day is less than a week away with several teams already having announced their starting rosters. Other teams still have, and will have players competing for final spots in the lineup this week. Who will emerge as top ROY contenders? We’ll know soon enough.
A handful of products highlight the release calendar this week including two high-end football products in Topps Five Star and Upper Deck Exquisite. Two highly anticipated entertainment products also debut this week in Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Buffy the Vampire Slayer Ultimate Collector’s Set featuring the first autographs, ever, of Sarah Michelle Gellar. Here is a look at what will be Hot in the Shop – New Product Talk Releasing the Week of 3/23/2015.
2015 Marvel 3D Trading Cards (3/25/2015) – deliver* (1) Playable Legendary Sketch Card in Every Box! Collectors will also find (1) Hit in Every Pack (either a Base Set Variant, Base Set Die-Cut Parallel, 3D Comic Cover or Affinity Lenticular Insert Card); as well as (2) Playable Legendary DBG Cards and (3) Base Cards! * All content listed is an average of the entire production run.
2015 Benchwarmer Hollywood (3/24/2015) – delivers (10) or more cards in Every Box! ALL Hits or Base Set SP’s!! Production has been cut 45% from standard releases! Look for Kiss Cards, Autograph Kisses, Photo-shoot Worn Memorabilia Cards and more!
2015 Disney’s Frozen Enchanted Moments Stickers & Album Collection (3/27/2015) – An ALL-NEW collection of stickers featuring the characters from the hit movie Frozen – Olaf, Sven, Anna, Elsa and more!
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 1 Trading Cards & Album (3/25/2015) – from Rittenhouse Archives, delivers at least (1) Autograph and (1) Relic Card plus (4) Inserts and (1) Parallel Card in Every Box! A Custom Album is also available with an exclusive Promo Card! Autograph Checklist includes major stars:
- Bill Paxton (Agent John Garrett)
- Patton Oswalt (Agent Eric Koenig)
- Titus Welliver (Agent Felix Blake)
- Ruth Negga (Raina)
- Saffron Burrows (Agent Victoria Hand)
- J. August Richards (Deathlock)
- Adrian Pasdar (Colonel Talbot)
- Clark Gregg (Agent Phil Coulson)
- Ming-Na Wen (Agent Melinda May)
- Chloe Bennet (Skye)
- Elizabeth Henstridge (Agent Jemma Simmons)
- Brett Dalton (Agent Grant Ward)
- And MORE!
2015 Buffy the Vampire Slayer The Ultimate Collector’s Set (3/25/2015) – from Rittenhouse Archives delivers the VERY FIRST Autographed Cards of Sarah Michelle Gellar! Every set delivers (9) Sticker Cards and (1) of two different, Sarah Michelle Gellar Autograph Cards! Limited to just 400 sets!
2014 Topps Five Star Football (3/25/2015) – a Hobby Only product that delivers (5) Autograph Cards plus (1) Additional Five Star Autograph Card or (1) Cut Signature or (1) Legend Relic or (1) 1/1 Relic in EveryB ox! Five Star Football offers the most distinguished NFL Rookies, Veterans & Legendary Players from the NFL!
2014 Upper Deck Exquisite Football (3/25/2015) – delivers (5) Autograph Cards Hard-Signed and (1) 2015 Rookie Base Card in Every Box! Including (1) Rookie Autographed Patch Card #’d to 110 or less! Find ALL-NEW Rainbow Parallels and Quad Sketch Puzzle Cards!
2015 Topps MLS Soccer (3/27/2015) – delivers (2) Autograph Cards, (2) Relic Cards and NEW, (1) Autograph Relic Card in Every Box! – This year’s edition will also feature an array of NEW insert cards and base card subsets that will celebrate the league’s top players in dynamic new ways.
2015 Leaf Sports Edition Masterworks (3/24/2015) – delivers (2) Autographed 1/1 Art Cards in Every Box – featuring Ichiro, Mark Messier, Stan Musial, Neymar, RGIII, Pele, Steve Yzerman, Emmitt Smith, Bill Russell, Gordie Howe, Greg Maddux, Andre Wiggins and TONS more!