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New Releases for the week of April 8 – 12, 2019

Here is the breakdown of releases this week.


2019 Panini Donruss Diamond Kings Baseball
2019 Topps WWE Raw
2018-19 Panini Donruss Soccer


2019 Leaf Metal Draft Football
2018 Panini Honors Football

My take

2019 Panini Donruss Diamond Kings Baseball

This product is always hot or cold with me. I love the tactile feel of the cardstock, canvas texture, and the smell of it, no joke. At least in previous years.

This year they are boosting the chase with a Babe Ruth cut auto.

This is a one or two box product for me. I don’t think I will hit the Babe, but I am a sucker for some of the other items like the DK 205 design, check out the sell sheet above and you will see what I mean.

This product is ringing in at $68/box which is low. So with little investment, it is worth a shot.

If it isn’t for you, because no logos and such, I say move on. There will be a lot of other products and everyone should feel free to collect what THEY LIKE.

2019 Topps WWE Raw

So I was into wrestling in the 80s and 90s and since then I moved on. Growing up with a Dad that loved boxing, I started watching more boxing and MMA and have stayed with it.

That said, it isn’t for me but don’t let me stop you from digging in on this product.

It hits the wallet at abut $53/box and promises 2 hits per box, one being a guaranteed auto.

I don’t know the WWE Raw roster, but I am sure they got all the stars, to grab a pen and a chair and get to work signing for their fans.

2018-19 Panini Donruss Soccer

Soccer is another one that is not my cup of tea, but this product is an entry into the world of soccer. It is coming in at $112/box or thereabout and promises 2 autos per box.

The designs are cool and you can check them out in the sell sheet linked above.

2019 Leaf Metal Draft Football

This is a hit or miss for me on the Leaf product line, I get the chase and trying to get in our wallets before Panini gets their NFL push going for the “prospects” for the NFL.

It is always nice and shiny and the cards are sleeved and top loaded already, it is a solid alternative to the licensed stuff, where you can own an auto of a player without breaking the bank.

Get at it and good luck, it is always shiny and I like to see what people hit.

In the end, have some fun!

There are two different versions of the product this year. Regular ($89) and Jumbo ($168).

Regular comes with 5 on-card autos.

Jumbo comes with 9 on-card autos plus 1 autographed slabbed 1/1 clear proof card (jumbo exclusive).

2018 Panini Honors Football

Panini slipped this one in on their First Off the Line offering but the price point scared me away, also the impending release of National Treasures Basketball.

Boxes are coming in at $315/box and promise 2 autos and 2 base cards and I don’t know how they are slipped in but you can hit buybacks some of them slabbed.

Looking at the sell sheet, this looks like a high end Classics Football.

I don’t think I will be touching this release but if you like it, go for it. I am gonna guess, buying a card you like right off ebay or getting into a break will be the most affordable.

That is it for this week, see you again next week!