The NBA season is back, football is getting interesting, and the World Series is on. So, November is one of the BEST months of collecting! As the temperatures drop, here are some intriguing releases that will be dropping, too. So here are the elite November 2021 sports card releases.
And please note, all of these dates are subject to change slightly based on the manufacturer. Dates have been changing daily. Indeed, the supply chain problems plaguing the country have taken their toll on the sports card world. Therefore, look at these dates an idea of when to expect these products.
While Panini doesn’t have the MLB license, these logo-less cards still offer big-pull potential. Chronicles is a combination of varying historic Panini brands in one box. Indeed, this set combines 20 unique Panini brands. This year it includes the 4th substrate to Chronicles: clear acetate cards in Magnitude, Clear Vision, Clearly Donruss, and Clearly Donruss Rated Rookies. Additionally, look for on-card autographs from this year’s loaded rookie class in sets like America’s Pastime alongside the memorabilia in Origins Rookie Jumbo Material Autographs.
These hobby boxes presell for $160.
Triple treads are back and keeping the classic delivery. According to Topps, the box features “a stunning array of unique relics and autographs from the greats of the game. Each case is guaranteed to contain a 1-of-1 Autograph Relic Card and an Autograph Relic Combo Card featuring 3 or more players.” As usual, the hobby boxes have two mini-boxes in size. Total, you should expect 1 Autographed Triple Relic Card #’d to 99 or less, 1 Triple Relic Card #’d to 36 or less, 1 autograph Rookie Card OR Autograph Jumbo relic #’d to 99 or less, and 1 Jumbo Relic Card #’d to 48 or less. If you’ve never ripped one of these, it can be quite a fun high-end rip.
Hobby boxes presell for $390.
Stadium Club Chrome is the chromium version of Topps Stadium Club cards. The boxes are preordering for just $10 more than the non-Chromium version of these cards. These cards aren’t as popular as flagship. However, eye-catching photography is the focal point and is a selling point for many collectors. Each box contains 14 packs of 7 cards, and the hobby-exclusive release also delivers 1 autograph per box and 1 parallel or insert in every pack.
The hobby boxes are available for $169.
Mosaic features a simple checklist but is sought by many. The optichrome cards in this set are favorites amongst modern collectors. This year’s set has improved over last year’s design, and the boxes feature 1 autograph, 1 silver, 10 Fast Break Mosaics, and 1 rookie variation. The autograph and inserts checklist are simple, but there is often beauty in that.
Flawless is one of the most revered – and expensive – brands in the hobby. However, these cards feature rookies in their NCAA uniforms. Each $6,000 box (yes, you read that correctly) only contains 10 cards, so cross your fingers that you hit a big one. Of the 10, two are base, and the other 8 are autographs or memorabilia or inserts. So, you get 6 autographs, 2 memorabilia, and 2 base gem or gem autographs. If you’re feeling risky, there will be a few monster cards in this set, but if you have $6,000 to throw at a hobby box, the NFL version of Flawless has far better long-term value.
The boxes are preselling for $6,000.
If you rolled your eyes seeing a new 2020-21 release on the calendar, we get it. But Panini’s still behind and pushing out 2020-21 Chronicles well into the 2021-22 NBA season. This popular product combines many of Panini’s iconic brands into one box, from Prizm updates to Status, Absolute, Plates and Patches, Optic Traded, and more. It also has sneaky-good odds of a significant pull since there are at least a dozen different brands represented, meaning there are a dozen different one-of-ones of every player available.
You can preorder a hobby box for $450.
Finally, here’s one for the golf fans out there! 2021 SP Authentic Golf releases in late November. It features many of today’s top-ranked men’s and women’s golfers, such as Justin Thomas, Danielle Kang, Bryson DeChambeau, Lexi Thompson, Collin Morikawa, and legendary names such as Tiger Woods, Annika Sorenstam, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, and more. There’s a 117-card base set and some massive potential with rookie and veteran Exquisite Collection Auto & Swatch cards. There’s also an exciting bounty program. Per Upper Deck: “Participate in Golf’s first Bounty Program! The mission: complete the 49-card Spectrum FX Bounty Set to earn unbelievable achievement cards! For more information, and to participate, please visit UpperDeckBounty.com on or after release date.” Are you in for the chase?
You can get a preorder box for $600.
Depending on your definition of optichrome, Spectra could be considered the first chrome release of 2021. The cards use the same printing technology as Prizm, Optic, Mosaic, and Select but sixteen-card boxes don’t seem to have the same following as the more widespread releasees with more cards to collect. Spectra 2021 will not disappoint, however. Each box includes 1 Rookie Patch Autograph, 3 Additional Autographs, 4 memorabilia cards, 7 base/parallels/variations, and 1 insert per box on average. There’s also a slew of new inserts, so keep your eyes peeled.
Pick up a preorder hobby box for $1400.
The November 2021 sports card releases are a beginning and an end. They represent some of the last releases linked to the 2021 season. However, they also include a strong taste of what we can expect in 2022. Happy holidays!