Eight new products are scheduled to arrive this week with a mix of hockey and basketball leading the way with two brands apiece for the sports.
The second series of Upper Deck hockey cards arrives with Jack Eichel the Young Guns Rookie Card to chase, while Leaf goes high-end with 2015 Leaf Ultimate, a brand loaded with nothing but hits. There are 50 Young Guns in Series 2 and they are found one in every four packs, while memorabilia cards are found one per box in both hobby and retail boxes.
On the court, Panini America follows the NBA All-Star Game with the release of 2015-16 Donruss and 2015-16 Panini Gold Standard — two very different types of brands. Donruss will pack three autograph or memorabilia cards per 24-pack box, while Gold Standard will include just seven cards — but at least three of those are hits.
With WWE‘s showcase event coming soon, the arrival of 2016 Topps WWE Road to WrestleMania is appropriately timed. The formula is basically the same with two hits per box, but look for insert set tributes for “The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes and “Rowdy” Roddy Piper.
For more on these brands and the rest of this week’s new releases — including sellsheets and even more information — click on the links below. (Dates, as always, are subject to change.)
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|Date||Product (all formats listed)|
|02/17/2016||2015 Leaf Ultimate Hockey Hobby 6 Box Case|
|02/17/2016||2015 Leaf Ultimate Hockey Hobby Box|
|02/17/2016||2015-16 Panini Gold Standard Basketball Hobby 12 Box Case|
|02/17/2016||2015-16 Panini Gold Standard Basketball Hobby Box|
|02/17/2016||2015-16 Upper Deck Series 2 Hockey Blaster 20 Box Case|
|02/17/2016||2015-16 Upper Deck Series 2 Hockey Blaster Box|
|02/17/2016||2015-16 Upper Deck Series 2 Hockey Retail 20 Box Case|
|02/17/2016||2015-16 Upper Deck Series 2 Hockey Retail Box|
|02/19/2016||Fringe Season 5 Premium Collection (Cryptozoic) – Box|
|02/18/2016||2016 Tristar Signature Series Special Delivery 10 Box Case|
|02/19/2016||2015-16 Panini Donruss Basketball Hobby 16 Box Case|
|02/19/2016||2015-16 Panini Donruss Basketball Hobby Box|
|02/19/2016||2016 Topps WWE Road To Wrestlemania Hobby 8 Box Case|
|02/19/2016||2016 Topps WWE Road To Wrestlemania Hobby Box|