Happy Cyber Monday!! We hope you had a blessed and restful Thanksgiving weekend. December is a busy month for new product releases and this week is jam packed. Highlights include the return of Topps Tek baseball and the newest high-end product to enter the market, Topps Dynasty baseball. Here is a look at what will be Hot in the Shop – New Product Talk Releasing the Week of 12/1/2014.
Lionel Messi Autographed ‘Barcelona’ Tegata – (12/5/2014) In conjunction with Upper Deck Authenticated, Lionel Messi is now just the sixth athlete ever to be honored with a unique ‘Tegata’ memorabilia piece. A ‘Tegata ‘is a traditional form of Japanese memorabilia that is reserved only for the most superior athletes. Utilizing handmade Japanese Hamada paper, Messi has inked his right hand in black and included an authentic Inkan stamp which aligns with the traditional craft. The overall keepsake, which measures 36″ wide by 36″ high, includes a 9.5″ by 10.5″ inset center upon which Messi hand has been inked and is surrounded by a double-matted collage style background of FC Barcelona images. Messi performed the ‘Tegata’ process under supervision of UDA officials and helped in the hand-crafting of 20 uniquely authentic stamps for the debut release. The limited-edition (20) item is guaranteed authentic by virtue of Upper Deck Authenticated’s Five-Step Authentication Process.
2014 Topps High Tek Baseball – (12/3/2014) is a Hobby Only Release! It will yield (1) On-Card Autograph plus (1) Base Card Parallel – #’d to 99 or less in Every Box! Topps Tek, the brand that collectors came to know and love in the late 1990s/early 2000s, returns revamped & invigorated as 2014 Topps High Tek! Tek originally splashed onto the collecting scene with its vast array of patterns and parallels. This year’s Topps High Tek release will feature a sampling of the old and a multitude of new offerings!
2014 Topps Dynasty Baseball – (12/3/2014) delivers (1) Autograph Card or Cut Signature #’d to 10 or less in Every Box! 2014 Topps Dynasty is the most premium Topps product of all time – featuring the most carefully curated subject list in trading card history – every card will be treasured by collectors! Collectors will find Autograph Patch Cards, Autographed Dual Relic Cards & Cut Signatures from some of the greatest players of all time – including Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, Joe DiMaggio, Lou Gehrig, Jackie Robinson, & Roberto Clemente!
2014 Panini USA Baseball Box Set – (12/3/2014) The 2014 Panini USA Baseball Box Set contains (7) Autographs (at least 3 signed On-Card) plus (2) Memorabilia Cards and (1) Red & Blue Prizm Card. Also find (81) Base Cards, (1) Team Checklists, (1) USA BB Field & (12) Game Action Cards. Look for unique signed pieces from actual game tickets from the Collegiate National Team including limited inscriptions, baseball sweet spots & dual signatures.
2014-15 Panini Prizm Basketball & JUMBOS – (12/4/2014) With the highly anticipated NBA rookie class, a new configuration and more flashy colors than a disco in the ’70s, 2014/15 Panini Prizm Basketball has all the ingredients to be a winner. This season’s release includes a GUARANTEED Rookie Autograph in each box and includes Rare, SP Prizms 2 Per Box! JUMBO Boxes include: 3 Autographs, 22 Prizms, 4 Short Prints and more!
2014 Leaf Pop Century Masterworks – (12/5/2014) delivers (3) Autographed Sketch Art Cards in Every Box! Signers include: Paris Hilton, James Spader Carrie Fisher, Al Pacino, James Gandolfini, Jenna Jameson, Roger Moore, Tim Curry, Jennifer Lopez, Norman Reedus and many more. This release is a follow-up to the 2013 sports version that was a major success.
2014 Castles Seasons 3 & 4 Trading Cards – (12/3/2014) will deliver (1) Autograph Card, (1) Wardrobe Card and (6) Chase Cards in Every Hobby Box! Collectors can pursue (21) different Wardrobe Cards featuring costumes worn by characters on the show; as well as (5) different Dual Wardrobe Cards (Hit Ratio TBD). There are also (3) different Chase Sets for fans of the show to collect, along with a (72) Card Base Set featuring episodic images. Also, a Collector’s Binder is available that features an Exclusive Wardrobe Card!
2014 Topps Platinum Football – (12/3/2014) delivers (3) Autograph Hits in Every Box (…including On-Card Autos) consisting of: (1) Autograph Rookie Refractor Patch Card and (2) Autographed Rookie Cards! Other Box Hits include (5) X-Fractor Parallel Rookie Cards, (1) Black Refractor Parallel Rookie Card, and (1) Platinum Die-Cut Rookie Card!
2014-15 Upper Deck Black Diamond Hockey – (12/3/2014) delivers (3) Quad Diamonds (…highlighted by 1-2 Rookie Gems), (6) Triple Diamonds (…highlighted by 3 Rookie Gems) and (6) Double Diamonds in Every Box! Look for Golden Ticket Draft Cards – each one is good for a Quad Diamond Rookie Gems Relics 1-of-1 Card! Collectors will also find Autographs (now falling 4 per case), Base Set Parallels & Black Lustrous Rookie Previews! OVERTIME PACK ELIGIBLE PRODUCT!
2014 Topps UFC Bloodlines – (12/5/2014) delivers (3) Autographs, (2) Autograph Relics, (2) Jumbo or Dual Relics, (2) Relics, and (1) Manufactured Relic in Every Master Display Box! Collectors will pull (1) Hit (an Autograph, Auto Relic, Jumbo or Dual Relic, or Manufactured Relic) out of Every Mini-Box/Pack!