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New Releases for the week of March 11 – 15, 2019

Here is the breakdown of releases this week.


2018 Leaf Valiant Baseball
2018 Panini National Treasures Football FOTL (Regular Sell Sheet)


2019 Topps Opening Day Baseball
2018-19 Upper Deck SPx Hockey
2019 Panini Stars & Stripes Baseball


2018 Panini National Treasures Football

My take

2018 Leaf Valiant Baseball

Leaf has a push to get a lot of prospects out to you ahead of Bowman dropping. I for one like that most if not all of the autos in the Leaf product are on card and although they don’t have logos, they do have some nice eye appeal. Take a look at the sell sheet above and you will see all the big names, Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Wander Franco, Fernando Tatis Jr, and more.

Each box comes with 4 autographed cards PLUS one graded slabbed auto BGS 9.5, 10, or the highly sought after BGS BLACK LABEL!

I would take a shot at this if you can on release, those slabbed cards could be great. Good luck and I can’t wait to see what people hit.

2018 Panini National Treasures Football FOTL

Fan of it or not, First Off the Line is an amazing opportunity for collectors and flippers to get a hold of hot new releases with FOTL exclusive cards/parallels and gets the hobby lit up. I have a blast for the chase of getting a box or more when I have a chance to do it.

This set promises one RPA Stars & Stripes #/15 or less.

I am looking forward to seeing what this product looks like as it gets busted. I will be looking for breaks to get into and hope to hit something of note.

2019 Topps Opening Day Baseball

Celebrate the new season of baseball with this set that captures the fun of the upcoming season with images of mascots, the bobblehead museum, image variations, and dirt from the game…

A low end set, this one is targeted to the young fans and introduces them to the hobby of baseball card collecting. This may not be your style but give it a look, you will see it looks like Topps flagship product with some interesting hits (not guaranteed).

2018-19 Upper Deck SPx Hockey

An annual anticipated hockey release, here is another chance to get you Elias Petterson, Brady Tkachuk, Carter Hart, and more! You check out the link to the sell sheet above? The designs are always cool and the cards look sweet. I love the hockey patches as usual and the autos although cool, are hard to see at times with the silver ink on such busy designs.

That said, for the hockey fan, this is a fun box of cards.

2019 Panini Stars & Stripes Baseball

This product is always a blast to rip because the silhouettes can be sweet with the USA patches. I did a box of this and got a button card of a Japanese Collegiate All Star, Ryosuke Aizawa. I am looking at stats on the kid now because of the card.

Ryosuke Aizawa, OF
Japanese Collegiate All-Star
Meiji University
Just one of the types of hits you can expect from 2019 Panini Stars & Stripes Baseball

You can expect players from 15U on up so you will get autos and relics from kids way early on in their baseball careers. Creepy maybe, that you have a kids card in your hand, but hold that card and they may just become the next kid called up to the big show.

Coming in at a relatively low entry cost, this product delivers hits in each pack so looking for some fun with some future booms (thanks for this saying Tony!), this could be the product for you.