Hot in the Shop – New Releases 11/9/2015 – Contenders Baseball!

hot-in-the-shop-logoHot in the Shop – New Releases 11/9/2015 – Contenders Baseball! – The hobby was a cause for celebration this weekend as hockey fans and collectors flocked to the Toronto Sports Card Expo. Timed with the release of Upper Deck Series 1 Hockey, the well attended event was a bustle of activity as #CollectConnor mania was clearly evident by accounts on social media of the activity at the Upper Deck booth. Adding to this evidence came word from Upper Deck that the company has completely sold out of all versions of 2015-16 Upper Deck Series 1 Hockey in both hobby and retail.

In sports news, this weekend was marked by plenty of drama in NASCAR, NCAA and NFL Football. Matt Kenseth continues his crusade against NASCAR officials after being banned for two races. The suspension was the result of a retaliation incident that took him out of Sprint Cup contention a couple of weeks ago.

For the first time in several years, three teams in the NFL are 8-0; the Carolina Panthers, New England Patriots and the Cincinnati Bengals all remain undefeated. The previously undefeated Denver Broncos lost to the lowly Indianapolis Colts, who in turn, had knocked off previously undefeated Green Bay last week.

The college football rankings saw a shift at number one for the first time all season. Clemson overtook Ohio State atop the rankings. Both teams remain undefeated. Joining the top four was Alabama, who at 7-1 overtook several undefeated teams based on their strength of schedule.

Despite the calendar saying winter is just around the corner, this week’s releases are highlighted by several baseball products including an absolutely loaded edition of Contenders Baseball from Panini. Here is a look at what will be Hot in the Shop with a list of new product releases for the Week of 11/9/2015.

Sports Cards

2015 Leaf History of Baseball Cut Signature Edition (11/13/2015) – 2015 Leaf History of Baseball Cut Signature Edition delivers (1) Cut Signature Card in Every Box! Every card features a Baseball Hall of Famer, Leaf Metal technology, is Encapsulated and is #’d to 50 or less!!

2015 Panini Contenders Baseball (11/11/2015) – 2015 Panini Contenders Baseball delivers (6) Autographed Cards, (126) Inserts and (1) Parallel in Every Box! Featuring the Top Draft Picks of 2015 and International Free Agents including Cuban import Yoan Moncada!

2015 Panini NBA Hoops Team Sets (11/13/2015) – Support your favorite NBA team with these inexpensive Panini NBA Hoops Team Sets. Makes the perfect last minute holiday gift or stocking stuffer!


2015 Topps Finest Football (11/12/2015) – 2015 Topps Finest Football delivers (1) Rookie Refractor Autographed Patch Card and (1) Autographed Jumbo Relic Card in Every Master Box! 2015 Topps Finest Football will also feature a 1995 Topps Finest Refractor Autograph card with top veterans, retired greats, and rookie stars on the ’95 Finest design!

2015 Panini Prizm Football – Hobby (11/13/2015) – 2015 Panini Prizm Football delivers (2) Autographed Cards in Every Box! In addition, Every Box includes (20) Rookies, (12) Prizms and (6) Inserts! ALL-NEW Prizm Pairs features an Autograph & Memorabilia Card for a pair of the Top Rookies from the 2015 Draft-the first autographed memorabilia card in Prizm history!

2015 Panini Prizm Football – JUMBO (11/13/2015) – 2015 Panini Prizm Football JUMBO delivers (4) Autographed Cards in Every Box! In addition, Every Box includes (20) Rookies, (12) Prizms and (6) Inserts!

2015 Super Break Deluxe Edition Football (11/13/2015) 2015 Super Break Deluxe Football delivers (3) Buy Back Football Cards, (1) Autographed/Certified 8×10 or 11×14 Football Photograph and (1) Autographed/Certified Football Jersey in Every Box! A GREAT product for Group Breakers or an AMAZING Holiday Gift!

2015 Super Break Delux Football

Sports Memorabilia

2015 Onyx Authenticated Elite Limited Collection (11/10/2015) – 2015 Onyx Elite Limited Baseball Collection delivers (1) Autographed Jersey AND (1) Autographed Baseball of a top Major League Baseball player in Every Box! Autographed items are of the same player! VERY LIMITED PRODUCTION RUN!


Entertainment Trading Cards

2015 Star Trek: The Next Generation Portfolio Prints Series 1 Trading Cards (11/11/2015) –

Star Trek: The Next Generation Portfolio Prints Trading Cards Series One delivers (3) Autographed Cards in Every Box! and (1) Color Sketch Card in Every Case! The first of a two-part series of cards featuring never-before published episode art by renowned artist Juan Ortiz. Each of the 177 episodes from Star Trek: The Next Generation will be depicted on its own card, with 89 cards in Series One, and the remaining 88 cards in Series Two.

Star Trek TNG Portfolio Prints Autographed CardsStar Trek TNG Portfolio Prints Sketch Cards

Gaming Gallery

Magic the Gathering CCG: 2015 Commander Deck & Accessories (11/13/2015) – Commander (2015) brings 5 new enemy-colored preconstructed decks to the widely popular multiplayer format, Commander! Casual players will enjoy playing with these decks right out of the box as well as crafting new Commander decks or adding to their own deck creations using the 15 new Magic cards found in each deck!

With a total of 55 new cards in the set, Commander (2015) is sure to be exciting for any experienced player looking to change-up their favorite decks!

Each Deck Contains:
• A 100-card Commander deck
• One oversized Foil Commander card for each deck
• 10 double-sided tokens
• Deck storage box
• Strategy insert and rules reference card
• 15 new Magic cards (55 for the set in total)


Featured Figures

Batman: Black & White – Batman, Joker, Scarecrow (11/11/2015) – From the designs of Carlos D’Anda – the concept artist of the Batman: Arkham Asylum video game – and Lee Bermejo comes the latest installment in the popular Batman: Black & White line. Each is a Limited Edition of 5,200. Measures approximately 7.75″ tall.

Marvel Select: Deadpool (11/11/2015) – From Diamond Select Toys. Featuring everyone’s favorite loud-mouthed, smart-aleck, super-assassin/mercenary, our Marvel Select line expands to include one of the most irreverent characters in comic history – Deadpool. Sculpted by Gabriel Marquez, this 1:8 scale portrayal of the infamous “Merc With a Mouth” depicts Deadpool in his most iconic costume and includes 16 points of articulation. Also included is a deluxe base depicting a damaged wall and street – perfect for on-shelf display.