After a dramatic season, MLB’s playoff match-ups are set. Thy will feature some annual contenders with passionate collector bases including the Dodgers, Cardinals, Giants, A’s and Tigers. They will also play host to some new arrivals to post-season success including the Orioles, Royals and Nationals who have loyal collecting followings of their own. The playoffs always have the capability of producing lasting moments that create instant collectibility for any given player on any given team. Are you ready with a stockpile of key rookie cards of players participating in the post-season? You never know who the next playoff hero will be or what kind of customer will waltz into your store asking for cards of that player.
Additionally, the opening of the 2014-15 NHL season will be getting underway later this week. This summer’s draft produced a tremendous number of high profile players whose debut with their teams could happen rather quickly. When that happens, they will be officially eligible for their rookie cards. Being sure to stay up to date on the GTS product release calendar can help to make sure you are prepared when the next generation of hockey stars make their cardboard debut.
This week has a little something for everyone including a couple of highly anticipated products. So here is a look at what will be Hot in the Shop – New Product Talk Releasing the Week of 9/29/2014.
2014 ONYX Clubhouse Collection Lumber Edition – (10/1/2014) delivers (1) unique & limited Game Used Bat from past & present Premiere Prospects, All-Stars & Hall Of Famer’s – in Every Box!
2014 Leaf Perfect Game Showcase Baseball (10/3/2014) delivers (25) Signed Cards in Every Box (including 2 Autographed Game-Worn Jersey Cards) from many elite players and 2015 Top Draft Picks!Collectors will also find (1) or more Hot Boxes in Every Case featuring (6) or more Autographed Game-Worn Jersey Cards! Only 199 cases will be produced!
2014 Topps Stadium Club Baseball (10/1/2014) delivers (3) On-Card Autographs in Every Master Box (1 per mini box) – returning in an All-New Hobby Exclusive Configuration, while still packing everything collectors loved about the original! Collectors will find classic inserts like Beam Team, Triumvirates — including Luminous, Luminescent, & Illuminator versions – as well as Lone Star Autographs!
2013-14 Panini Flawless Basketball (10/1/2014) will deliver (6) Autograph Cards, (2) Jumbo Prime Memorabilia Cards, and (2) Diamond, Emerald or Ruby Base Cards in Every Box! Collectors will find Jumbo Prime Memorabilia Cards from (100) NBA Legends, Rookies & Stars – every card in the set is #’d/25 or less!
2014-15 Panini NBA Stickers & Album Collection – (9/30/2014) provides collectors with an opportunity to put together a (TBD) Sticker Set; a (72) Page Collector Album is also available.
NHL Power Play Team Building Card Game – (10/1/2014) Captain your very own Pro Hockey Team in the NHL Power Play™ Team-Building Card Game! With your Captain card to guide you, put together the best team you can from names across all 30 NHL® teams. Have you ever wanted to create a dream team of your favorite players? Now you can! Every card features your favorite stars of the NHL in glorious high-resolution action shots. Can you light the lamp enough times to win the game? Contents Summary: (200+) Game Cards, (6) Over-sized Captain Cards and Rulebook.
2014 Ultimate Spiderman – Sticker & Album Collection – (10/1/2014) provides collectors with an opportunity to put together a (168)* Sticker Set (*includes 40 Glitter Stickers); a (32) Page Collector Album (which includes a Free Poster!) is also available.
DC Epic Battles Trading Cards & Album – (10/1/2014) will deliver (1) Sketch Card, (8) Parallel Cards and (6) Chase Cards in Every Hobby Box! Epic Battles is a Premium Trading Card Set printed on Cryptomium™ 30pt cardstock – celebrating some of the most significant DC Comics Crossover Events! Collectors will also find Totally Fabricated™ Cards (1:160 packs) featuring “costumes” for some of the leading characters. Base Cards (62) will feature original art from top artists & copy written by comics veteran Adam Beechen.
2014 Topps Football Factory Sets – Hobby Edition – (10/1/2014) includes all 440 Base Cards from 2014 Topps Football! Collectors return year after year to purchase a complete set. Every set includes a Hobby Exclusive 5-Card Pack of Orange Parallel Versions of the base set. Makes a perfect gift!
2014 Panini Prizm Football – (10/3/2014) will deliver (2) Autographs, (11) Prizm Parallels, (1) SP Rookie Photo Variation, and (3) Inserts in Every Box; plus (1) Rookie Card in Every Pack! Look for 11 different Prizm Colors (more than ever before) – including Hobby Exclusive Orange & Neon Green-Yellow Prizms! Collectors will also find SP & SSP Photo Variations of the Top Rookie Cards!
2014 Panini Prizm Football Jumbo – (10/3/2014) will deliver (4) Autographs,(13) Prizm Parallels, (2) SP Rookie Photo Variations, and (6) Inserts in Every Box; plus (3) Rookie Cards in Every Pack! Look for 11 different Prizm Colors (more than ever before) – including Hobby Jumbo Exclusive Base Camo & Pink Ribbon Prizms! Collectors will also find SP & SSP Photo Variations of the Top Rookie Cards!