There are some exciting sports card products ready to be released to start the 2023 year of card collecting. Here are some major releases from Topps and Panini to keep your eye out for this January:
2022 Topps Finest Baseball – January 18
Topps Finest has been a favorite of baseball card collectors since it was first introduced in 1993. With colorful refractors, fun inserts and exciting rookie autographs to chase, Finest is a product you’ll want to look out for whether you are buying singles on eBay or opening a hobby box. The rookies in this set include Wander Franco, AL Rookie of the Year Julio Rodriguez, and Bobby Witt Jr.
2022-23 NBA Hoops Basketball – January 11
Basketball card collectors can finally start collecting NBA uniform rookie cards of 2022 lottery picks like Paolo Banchero and Bennedict Mathurin with the release of 2022-23 Hoops. Hoops can be found in retail shops like Target and Walmart after release as well as in hobby shops around the country. Popular chase cards for this set include Rookie Ink autographs and the dual autographs of Hoops Art Signatures, this year featuring Memphis Grizzlies star Ja Morant with top rookies.
2022 Panini Illusions Football – January 25
If you collected Flair Showcase back in the 90’s, you’ll love Panini Illusions Football. Foil base cards with complex designs are complemented by a fun mix of acetate and micro-etch foil inserts to make Illusions a favorite retail product for football card collectors. The most sought-after chase inserts are the case hit HoloHeroes set that pay respect to the hologram inserts of the 90’s with modern stars like Josh Allen and Tom Brady.
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