Panini America’s flagship baseball card release for the year is here in the form of 2016 Donruss, which is a brand that packs three hits per hobby box and even some chicken.
The brand is one that relies on the staples of collecting — top players from the past and present, autographs, memorabilia, strong photos, vibrant designs and more — while also harkening back to 1982 and other past Donruss releases.
And more is what you just might find inside a box.
While The San Diego Chicken’s memorabilia cards might be the biggest draw of them all when 2016 Donruss baseball cards arrive next week, there will still be plenty to chase with a hit-loaded and insert-loaded flagship set (see our First Buzz here) from Panini America.
And among them just might be variations.
Panini unleashed a preview gallery of 150 cards on Friday, and a handful stood out as having quirks similar to last year’s variations.
What: 2016 Onyx Preferred Players autographed baseballs
Arrives: Feb. 9
Box basics: One signed baseball per box (three boxes per mini case; 12 total per master case)
What’s buzz-worthy: This MLBPA-approved product includes iconic baseball players from today’s game with a mix of future prospects and chase baseballs, too. Among the names? The reigning Rookie of the Year award-winners Kris Bryant and Carlos Correa as well as current and past MVPs such as Josh Donaldson and Mike Trout.
Keep reading for more.
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The box: 2015 Topps Update/Topps Chrome Update baseball cards mega box
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com
Packs per box: 7 (five 2015 Topps Update/two 2015 Topps Chrome Update)
Cards per pack: 8 Update/4 Chrome Update
Cards in this box: 45
Base set (Update) completion:
33 of 400 (8 percent)
Base set (Chrome Update) completion:
4 of 50 (8 percent)
Notable names pulled on base cards: Kris Bryant, Addison Russell, Bryce Harper, Carlos Correa
Onyx Authenticated is finishing the year with one of its biggest autographed baseball releases and it arrives today.
It’s 2015 Onyx Authenticated Elite Limited Collection, and the debut of the high-end brand includes some of the best names in the game today inside its wooden boxes.
The season’s not yet over, but Topps has already updated one release that captured the attention of some collectors this year.
A second wave of prints for the 2015 Topps Fire print line, which features art by Tyson Beck, is in the works and already for sale on Topps.com with standard prints starting at $29.99 and rarer Gold prints starting at $99.99.