Despite the weather forecast, the calendar says Spring is right around the corner and that means MLB’s Opening Day is less than a month away. The NBA and NHL are in the homestretch of their regular seasons as teams jockey for playoff positions. NCAA basketball’s annual March Madness tournament means extra focus on that sport as well. A lot happening in sports means a lot happening in the hobby shop. As many retailers prepare to head to the Industry Summit trade conference in Las Vegas, now is the time focus on getting organized and getting stocked up. Here is a look at what will be Hot in the Shop – New Product Talk Releasing the Week of 3/10/2014.
2014 Topps Heritage Baseball – (3/14/2014) After a week delay,this long time collector favorite returns with NEW content! This year’s edition of 2014 Topps Heritage Baseball features (1) Autograph or Relic Card Per Box; capturing the best current & past MLB players in the 1965 Topps Design – plus new inserts, variations & buybacks that celebrate the key events from 1965. Of course, we will also have the Real One Autographs & Clubhouse Collection Relics that are staples of Heritage Baseball.
2014 Tristar Hidden Treasures Autographed Baseballs Platinum Edition – (3/12/2014) delivers either (1) HOF Autographed Baseball or Specially Inscribed Baseball in Every Box! Collectors will also find randomly inserted Platinum Double Play or Platinum Treasure Tickets redeemable for Bonus Autographed Baseballs or Autographed Memorabilia; as well as a chance to win the Grand Treasure Babe Ruth Autographed Baseball – one of the finest ever inserted into a Hidden Treasures product!
2013 Bowman Chrome “Mini” Baseball Prospects Set – (3/12/2014) A NEW twist in minis! For the first time, Bowman will be offering a Chrome set of mini cards featuring Prospects & Rookies from 2013 Bowman, Bowman Chrome, and Draft Picks & Prospects. The set will contain (330) Cards, including the top rookies and prospects such as Yasiel Puig, Jose Fernandez, Byron Buxton, & Carlos Correa. There will also be at least (30) Additional Refractor Parallels included in each set! Collectors can also find X-fractor Hot Boxes randomly inserted – the entire set will be an X-Fractor Parallel #’d to 100!
Witchblade Trading Cards & Album – (3/12/2014) features (2) Sketch Art Cards, (8) Parallel Cards and (6) Chase Cards in Every Box! Collectors can put together a (72) Card Base Set, (3) Different Chase Sets (2 cards from each set will be in every box), and will also find Rare Parallel Cards #’d to 50 or 10! Also available – a colorful Witchblade Collector Album that contains (2) Bonus Promo Cards – the albums will be printed to order!
2013-14 Panini Crown Royal Hockey – (3/12/2014) guarantees (1) Autograph or Memorabilia Card in Every Pack! Hits include All-New Silhouette Autographs, Panini’s Choice Autographs (4 Tiers of Players), All-New Die-Cut Prime & Patch Memorabilia Variations and Fans of the Game Autographs featuring some of the game’s biggest celebrity fans & television personalities.
2014 SP Authentic Golf – (3/12/2014) delivers (3) Autograph Cards in Every Box – including at least (1) Authentic Rookie Signatures Card, including Michell Wie & Rory McIlroy.