The buying and selling card trade boomed throughout the pandemic, as folks stayed residence and rediscovered hobbies they’d had as children. Baseball playing cards have been typically on the high of the checklist. However with a return to some semblance of normalcy on the horizon, the trade hasn’t proven many indicators of slowing down.
Need proof of that? Simply attempt to discover cabinets at Goal or Walmart — or your native baseball card store — totally stocked with present Panini or Topps packs and packing containers. It’s darn close to unattainable, and has been for months. Particularly with the brand new 12 months of baseball merchandise having now arrived.
Right here’s a have a look at what Panini at the moment has out, and the discharge dates and data on future merchandise. We’ll hold this text up to date as 2021 rolls alongside.
2021 Donruss Baseball
Launch Date: Out now; launched March 12
Product particulars: 24 packs per field; eight playing cards per pack; 16 packing containers per case
Field break: Two autographs, one memorabilia card, 24 hobby-exclusive Blue parallels, 4 Independence Day parallels and one Liberty parallel per interest field, on common.
Goal/Walmart retail choices: Blaster, Fats Pack, Hanger Field, Mega Field
Panini says: “Donruss Baseball combines fan-favorite gamers together with one of many deepest rookie lessons ever to get the 2021 season off to a robust begin. Retro 1987 Signatures and Retro 1987 Supplies showcase high rookies and superstars on a traditional Donruss design. Hunt for fan-favorite playing cards and autographs from The Well-known San Diego Rooster. Search for the return of traditional inserts like Dominator and Elite Sequence to accompany new chases like Unleashed and Trending.”
2021 Choose Baseball
Estimated Launch Date: April 14
Product particulars: 12 packs per field; 5 playing cards per pack; 12 packing containers per case
Field break: Two autographs, two memorabilia playing cards, three numbered Prizms and 5 inserts per interest field, on common.
Goal/Walmart retail choices: Blaster, Cereal Field (form of the field, not truly cereal)
Panini says: “Returning for the 2021 season, Choose Baseball delivers baseball’s high prospects, star rookies and veteran superstars on sought-after Optichrome know-how. Search for autographs from right now’s greatest in Sparks Signatures, X-Issue Signatures and extra. Hunt for brand spanking new ultra-rare inserts like Rookie Explosion, Firestorm and extra. Discover autographs from a loaded 2021 rookie class in Rookie Jersey Autographs.
2021 Diamond Kings Baseball
Estimated Launch Date: April 28
Product particulars: 12 packs per field; eight playing cards per pack; 12 packing containers per inside case, two inners per grasp case.
Field break: One autograph, one memorabilia card, two Grey Body parallels, one Plum Body parallel and 12 inserts per interest field, on common.
Goal/Walmart retail choices: Blaster, Hanger Field
Panini says: “2021 Diamond Kings Baseball completely blends the legends of yesterday with the up-and-coming superstars of right now to create a product appropriate for all collectors. Hunt for ultra-rare insert units like DK DeLong, Blackout and extra. Legendary memorabilia has lengthy been the calling card for Diamond Kings Baseball, so be looking out for it in DK Supplies, Jersey Kings, Bat Kings and Diamond Cuts. Discover the primary autograph memorabilia playing cards of the 2021 rookie class in DK Materials Signatures.”
2021 Prizm Baseball
Estimated Launch Date: Might 12
Product particulars: 12 packs per field; 12 playing cards per pack; 12 packing containers per case
Field break: Three autographs, three Silver Prizms, 4 Blue Prizms, 5 Crimson Prizms and three numbered Prizms per interest field, on common.
Goal/Walmart retail choices: Mega Field, Cereal Field
Panini says: “2021 Prizm Baseball showcases a 250-card base set that includes legends, present stars and rookies which might be ticketed to be future influence gamers within the league. Whether or not we’re showcasing star rookies in Rookie Class, big-time bats in Lumber Inc. or game-changing skills in Fireworks, all our insert units this 12 months are positive to impress. Cristian Pache, Nate Pearson and Casey Mize headline one of many strongest rookie lessons in years and their autos can all be present in Rookie Autographs. Along with our fan-favorite Shade Blast, this 12 months’s Prizm introduces a brand new extremely uncommon insert, Lava Move. Search for three autographs per interest field, on common. Additionally discover one Sizzling Field per case containing 24 unique Navy Blue-Carolina Blue Prizm parallels.”
2021 Absolute Baseball
Estimated Launch: Summer time 2020
Product particulars: Two packs per field; 10 playing cards per pack; 10 packing containers per case.
Field break: Two autographs, two memorabilia playing cards and one numbered insert per interest field, on common.
Panini says: “Returning in 2021, Absolute Baseball delivers the proper mix of nostalgic hits with a contemporary twist giving collectors of all ages one thing to hunt for. Instruments of the Commerce Signatures is available in 2, 3, 4 and 6 swatch variations and options memorabilia from previous legends and present stars. Absolute Baseball will showcase autographs from the extraordinarily deep 2021 rookie class on a number of supplies like baseball leather-based, wooden items and extra. Search for hobby-exclusive parallels Holo Silver (#’d/199), Spectrum Blue (#’d/149), Spectrum Crimson (#’d/99), Spectrum Gold (#’d/10), Spectrum Black (#’d 1/1) and Printing Plates (all #’d 1/1).”