This week, the Pokémon GO crossover set introduces the new Radiant Pokémon to the trading card game including Charizard, Blastoise, and Venusaur. Panini delivers 2021-22 Chronicles Soccer covering several top European leagues, in addition to 2022 Panini Chronicles Draft Picks Football, and 2022 Select UFC. Topps celebrates its rich history with a special 70th-anniversary set, 2021 Topps Chrome Platinum Anniversary Baseball which features an updated take on the iconic 1952 Topps Baseball card design. Read up on all of these trading card releases, plus more, in this week’s issue of The Rip.
The English language edition of the highly-anticipated Pokémon GO Trading Card Game crossover set finally hits shelves at the end of this week. The set will introduce several new Radiant Pokémon, which are very powerful Pokémon that differ from their species’ traditional coloring. The lineup of Radiant Pokémon in the GO set includes several fan favorites including Charizard, Blastoise, Venusaur, and Eevee. One other surprise making its debut is peelable cards that appear to be a different Pokémon, but when the sticker is stripped off the surface it reveals the master of shape shifting, Ditto.
Pokémon GO TCG booster packs can be found in several different boxes including Elite Trainer Boxes, Premium Collections, Tins, plus an Elite Trainer Box Plus. The Elite Trainer Box Plus is released as a Pokémon Center Exclusive for a retail price of $65 and holds 12 Pokémon GO booster packs in addition to a wide array of gameplay accessories.
You will be able to find Pokémon GO TCG products on retail store shelves starting on July 1st.
2021-22 Panini Chronicles Soccer is the third year for the multi-brand, multi-league soccer card line. Much like last year’s set, 2021-22 Panini Chronicles Soccer focuses on the English Premier League, La Liga of Spain, and Serie A from Italy. All 20 teams in each league will be featured in the set, and more than 14 Panini card brands will be represented. Contenders Optic, Prizm, Select, Spectra, and even autographs in Origins and Spotlight can be found in the line, in addition to many more.
The 2021-22 Panini Chronicles Hobby Box contains 15 cards per pack, and three packs per box. You can look to get three autographs or relic cards per hobby box, along with nine limited print-run color variation parallels.
The 2021-22 Panini Chronicles Soccer Hobby Box releases on June 29th on the Panini Direct Store.
2020-21 Upper Deck SP Authentic Hockey features a 100-card base set, but it is the autograph subsets, such as the on-card Future Watch Rookie Autographs, that are the true highlight of the set. Top-performing rookies, including Kirill Kaprizov and Alexis LaFreniére, have limited autographs in the set. If you are more interested in legendary players, you can look to the Immortal Ink or Sign of the Times autograph subsets that hold players such as Steve Yzerman, Nicklas Lidstrom, and Wayne Gretzky.
The 2020-21 Upper Deck SP Authentic Hockey Hobby Box comes with five cards per pack, and 18 packs per box. You can expect to add one Future Watch or Future Watch Retro Autograph, one additional autograph, at least one Spectrum FX Bounty Card, three Limited Base Red Parallels, and six total cards from Base Celebrated Moments, True Leaders, or SP Top Performers to your collection.
You can find 2020-21 Upper Deck SP Authentic Hockey Hobby Boxes on June 29th at local or online trading card hobby shops.
2021 Topps Chrome Platinum Anniversary Baseball is making its debut this year in honor of Topps 70th anniversary. The 700 card base set uses the iconic 1952 Topps Baseball card design on chromium stock. The base set has 33 color-variation parallels, and autograph subsets will also be included. The checklist ranges from rookie cards and current MLB stars to past legends like Jackie Robinson and Ken Griffey Jr.
The 2021 Topps Chrome Platinum Anniversary Baseball set will come in two primary boxes. The standard Hobby Box comes with four cards per pack, and 24 packs per box and guarantees one autograph. The Hobby Lite-Box holds four cards per pack, and 16 packs per box, on average you will find four Mini Diamond Parallels.
2021 Topps Chrome Platinum Anniversary Baseball releases on June 29th at local and online trading card hobby shops.
As its name suggests, the 2021-22 Topps Museum Collection UEFA Champions League Soccer is made up of cards that are fit for a gallery. This set does have a base card checklist, but it is the autograph and relic subsets that provide the most excitement for collectors. Among these subsets are Framed Autographs, Archival Autographs, Rookie Reverance Autographs, plus more. This rendition of Topps Museum Collection centers around the world-class athletes of the UEFA Champions League. You have the chance of finding autograph cards for legends such as Lionel Messi, and Cristiano Ronaldo, as well as top talents like Erling Haaland.
The 2021-22 Topps Museum Collection UEFA Champions League Soccer Hobby Box holds one pack per box and eight cards per pack. Within each pack, you will typically find one autograph, one relic, one autograph relic, four base cards, and one limited base parallel with a print run of 99 or less.
The 2021-22 Topps Museum Collection UEFA Champions League Soccer Hobby Box releases on June 29th at online and local trading card hobby shops.
2022 Panini Chronicles Draft Picks Football highlights the top talents selected in this past April’s draft. The base set is made up of 12 different Panini brands including Contenders Optic and Donruss Optic Rated Rookies featuring future NFL players in their collegiate uniforms. Search for NCAA stars such as Kenny Pickett, Malik Willis, Jameson Williams, Matt Corral, plus more.
The 2022 Panini Chronicles Draft Picks Football Hobby Box holds eight cards per pack, and six packs per box. On average, you can expect three autographs and one relic card.
The 2022 Panini Chronicles Draft Picks Football Hobby Box releases on July 1st on the Panini Direct Store with retail products such as Blasters expected to his shelves of Targets and Walmarts in the weeks following.
2022 Panini Select UFC MMA is back for its second season, bringing its three-tiered base set back to the hobby with Concourse, Premier Level, and Octagonside options. In addition to its rainbow of limited print run parallels, the set offers hits in the form of sticker autographs and Autograph Memorabilia cards. Additionally, look to track down Paddy Pimblett rookie cards.
The 2022 Panini Select UFC MMA Hobby Box carries five cards per pack, and 12 packs per box. Inside each box, you can expect two autographs, one relic, and twelve limited print-run Prizm parallels.
The 2022 Panini Select UFC MMA Hobby Box will be released on July 1st on the Panini Direct Store with retail products rolling out to Targets and Walmarts after the Hobby Box release.