Hot in the Shop – Week of March 21st, 2016 – All Sports! – The annual event that is March Madness is in full swing. The field of 64 has been trimmed to the Sweet 16 following a week that included numerous first round upsets. However, by the second round, the favorites led the way with few surprises.
The biggest NBA regular season match-up of the year saw the San Antonio Spurs take down the Golden State Warriors, 87-79. Last year’s MVP, Stephen Curry was strangely human from behind the arc, going just 1-of-12; a very uncharacteristic performance.
The start of the MLB season grows ever closer as spring training winds down. Teams will begin making roster cuts in the next few days. Collectors will be eagerly watching to see which players will achieve official rookie status for the start of the 2016 season.
The NFL Draft is just around the corner and numerous mock drafts are predicting that the Cleveland Browns will look to replace failed prospect, Johnny Manziel with either Carlos Wentz of North Dakota State or Jared Goff from Cal.
In NASCAR, fan favorite, Jimmie Johnson won his first race of the 2016 Sprint Cup season. His win in California allowed him to pass racing legend, Dale Earnhardt Sr. on the all-time list with 77 victories.
It’s a busy week for new trading card releases with multiple products across all sports. Here is a look at what will be Hot in the Shop for the Week of March 21st, 2016.
2016 Panini National Treasures Football (3/25/2016) – 2015 National Treasures Football delivers (3) Autographed Cards,(3) Memorabilia Cards and (2) Base/Parallel Cards #’d to 99 or less in Every Box! Look for ON-CARD National Treasures Rookie Autograph Patches with JUMBO Prime Swatches from the 2015 Rookie Photo Shoot #’d to 99 with Tag, Brand Logo & 1-of-1 NFL Shield variations.
2016 Leaf Babe Ruth Collection (3/23/2016) – 2016 Leaf Babe Ruth Collection delivers the most comprehensive baseball card set documenting the legendary career of this American sports icon ever produced. Featuring a 80-Card Base, two 10-Card insert sets, and Bath Ruth Game Used Bat Relics and Original Yankee Stadium Seat Relics combined at the insert rate of (2) in Every Case!*
2016 Panini Revolution Basketball (3/23/2016) – 2015-16 Panini Revolution Basketball delivers (4) Rookie Cards, (3) Inserts, (7) Parallels and (1) Card #’d to 100 or less in Every Box! Find at least (2) Autographs in Each Inner Case!
2016 Panini Contenders Draft Picks Football (3/23/2016) – 2016 Panini Contenders Draft Picks Football delivers (5) Autographed Cards in Every Box! – Also find a total of (112) Different Insert Cards in Every Box!! Featuring top prospects eligible for selection in the 2016 NFL Draft. Look for the following HOBBY ONLY EXCLUSIVES: Bowl Ticket – #’d to 99, Championship Ticket – #’d to 1, Cracked Ice Ticket – #’d to 23, College Ticket & Season Ticket Printing Plates #’d to 1!
2015-16 Upper Deck SPx Hockey (3/23/2016) – 2015-16 SPx NHL Hockey delivers (1) Rookie Autographed Jersey Card or (1) Retro Rookie Autographed Jersey Card PLUS (2) Additional – Autograph, Memorabilia or Premium Insert Cards in Every Box! Also find a combination of up to (7) Trilogy Update Rookies, Shift Change, Stick Wizards or Name on the Front Insert Cards in Every Box! This is an Overtime Wave 2 Promotional Pack eligible product!!
2016 Topps UEFA Champions League Showcase Soccer (3/23/2016) – 2016 Topps UEFA Champions League Showcase Soccer delivers (2) Autographed Cards in Every Box! Showcasing the most widely renowned club football competition in the world! Bringing the greatest footballers from Europe’s most esteemed football leagues including Neymar, Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Andres Iniesta and many more!
2015-16 Leaf Metal Hockey (3/25/2016) – 2015-16 Leaf Metal Hockey Cards delivers (5) Autographed Cards in Every Box! – Also find at least (1) Jack Eichel Autographed Card in Every Case! Every Autograph Set has a Base Version plus (8) Parallel Versions #’d as low as 1-of-1!
Entertainment Trading Cards & Stickers
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Series 2 Trading Cards (3/23/2016) – 2016 Topps Star Wars: The Force Awakens Series 2 Trading Cards delivers (2) “HIT” Cards from the following: Autographs, Parallel Autographs, Dual Autographs, Triple Autographs, Sketch Cards, Medallion Cards, Printing Plates in Every Box!
Gaming Gallery (Featured Product)
Marvel Captain America 75th Legendary Small Box Expansion (3/23/2016) – Become Legendary by celebrating the 75th Anniversary of Captain America! This small box expansion focuses on the esteemed legacy of Cap and features five new characters that have taken up the mantle of the greatest soldier of all time.
Designed by the incomparable, Devin Low, this expands Legendary: A Marvel Deck Building Game while at the same time integrating with Legendary: Villains – Marvel Deck Building Game. Look for all-new, original art with four pieces of unique art per hero!
Contains 100 cards, including:
- 5 New heroes
- 2 New Masterminds
- 2 Villain groups
- New schemes
- 1 Rule sheet
McFarlane Sportspicks – Stephen Curry “The City” Limited Edition – (3/23/2016) – After many years of collaboration, McFarlane Toys and GTS Distribution are excited to announce their first ever exclusive. And this one’s a dead-eyed corner three to beat the buzzer! Golden State Warriors sharpshooter Stephen Curry is back in the Series 28 lineup with an all new pose, AND a limited edition jersey.
Marvel Retro – Deadpool 8″ Action Figure Set (3/23/2016) – A Diamond Select Toys Release. Remember that time in the 1970s when Deadpool got his own action figure? Neither does Deadpool!
Realizing that a great injustice had been done, DST and EMCE Toys have teamed up to give the Merc with a Mouth the Mego-style 8″ action figure he deserves. Arriving inside a retro-style window box, the figure is packaged in a tray alongside two bonus outfits – a more detailed, modernized Deadpool head and suit, and a white X-Force outfit with an unmasked head.
Plus, more swords, guns, and weapons than you can shake a taco at! Then, take off all his clothes and have him dress up in the costumes of your other Marvel Retro figures (Thorpool? Captain Deadpool? Spidey-Pool?). Limited to just 3,000 sets.
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