The Rip 12/06/2021

Trading Cards - December 6, 2021

The Rip 12/06/2021

Ian Semivan

Ian is a content creator at StockX with a focus on trading cards and collectibles.

This week, Panini drops their premium One and One Basketball set alongside 2021 Panini Spectra Football, and Topps brings back 2021 Topps Chrome Black Baseball for the second year.

This week, Panini drops their premium One and One Basketball set alongside 2021 Panini Spectra Football, and Topps brings back 2021 Topps Chrome Black Baseball for the second year.

This week, Panini drops two hobby box only sets, 2020-21 Panini One and One Basketball and 2021 Panini Spectra Football. Topps brings back the popular Topps Chrome Black Baseball after making its debut last year, Medicom Toy releases a brand new Pikachu [email protected] set with an aurum finish, and Kith drops a Christmas capsule collection. Read about these card and collectible releases plus more in this week’s edition of The Rip. 

2021 Panini Spectra Football

2021 Panini Spectra Football Hobby Box

2021 Panini Spectra Football brings back its signature chromium Prizm-like card design, and offers a huge selection of color variation parallel options. Aside from the 135 card base set checklist, you will find several different autographs, relics, and inserts including the sought-after Rookie Patch Autographs, Aspiring Patch Autographs, and Radiant Rookie Patch Signatures that will feature top first-year talent including Trevor Lawrence, Mac Jones, Justin Fields, plus more. 

The 2021 Panini Spectra Football Hobby Box is home to four cards per pack, and four packs per box. While the guaranteed hits are down from last year, you can still expect one Rookie Patch Autograph, three additional autographs, four Relics, one Insert, and a combination of seven Base cards, Parallels, or Variations on average.

2021 Panini Spectra Football will be released on December 8th at online and local trading card hobby shops.

2020-21 Panini One and One Basketball

2020-21 Panini One and One Basketball Hobby Box

2020-21 Panini One and One Basketball marks the second year for the premium NBA trading card set that promises two cards per box, with both coming sealed in their own magnetic one touch cases. While One and One Basketball does have a base set, it is the various autograph and relic cards that collectors are sure to be after. Top options include Rookie Jersey Autographs, Rookie Dual Jersey Autographs, Prime Rookie Jersey Autographs, First-Team Signatures, Timeless Moments, and Dual Jersey Autographs, all of which feature on-card signatures. LaMelo Ball and Anthony Edwards are the top rookie cards to hunt for in this set.

The 2020-21 Panini One and One Basketball Hobby Box contains two cards in each box. One card will come from the base set or various insert subsets like Downtown, and the other card will come from one of the many autograph subsets.

The 2020-21 Panini One and One Basketball Hobby Box will be released on December 8th at online and local trading card hobby shops.

2021 Topps Chrome Black Baseball

2021 Topps Chrome Black Baseball Hobby Box

2021 Topps Chrome Black Baseball is the follow up to the inaugural 2020 set. Much like last year’s set, 2021 Topps Chrome Black Baseball uses a matte black finish that diverges from the primary design used for the flagship Topps Chrome set released earlier in 2021. The 100 card base set is completely composed of MLB rookies and stars. Autographs are another piece of the set and include past legends such as Ichiro as well as 2021 rookies like Alec Bohm.

The 2021 Topps Chrome Black Baseball contains four total cards, one encased autograph, two base cards, and one limited print run base set color variation parallel.

2021 Topps Chrome Black Baseball will see its release on December 8th at online and local trading card hobby shops.

2021 Topps Heritage High Number Baseball

2021 Topps Heritage High Number Baseball

2021 Topps Heritage High Number Baseball rounds out the vintage inspired set for this collecting season as it adds 225 more cards to the 500 card set that was released in March of 2021. The card design is once again taken from the 1972 Topps Baseball set Rookie cards for Casey Mize, Dylan Carlson, Ryan Mountcastle, Jake Cronenworth, plus more can be found in the set. You can also hit a variety of autographs and relic cards from current and former MLB standouts in the set.

The 2021 Topps Heritage High Number Baseball Hobby Box comes with nine cards per pack, and 24 packs per box with one autograph or relic card in every box. 

The 2021 Topps Heritage High Number Baseball Hobby Box will be released on December 8th at online and local trading card hobby shops. Retail Blaster Boxes already began to appear on shelves of Targets and Walmarts in late November.

2021 Topps WWE Heritage Wrestling

2021 Topps WWE Heritage Wrestling

After a three year hiatus, 2021 sees the return of 2021 Topps WWE Heritage Wrestling. This year’s set borrows its cards design from 1990 Topps Baseball, and holds a 100 card base set made up of the biggest names from NXT, Raw, and SmackDown. Additional subsets include the Allen & Ginter series inspired by old tobacco cards, Heritage Wrestling Autographs, and Superstars Speak that feature the wrestler’s best catchphrase.

The 2021 Topps WWE Heritage Wrestling Hobby Box contains seven cards per pack, and 24 packs per box. You can look forward to two hits in each box with at least one of them coming in the form of an autograph.

2021 Topps WWE Heritage Wrestling cards will be released on December 8th at online and local trading card hobby shops.

[email protected] Pikachu 100% & 400% Set Gold Chrome Version

Be@rbrick Pikachu 100% & 400% Set Gold Chrome Version

Over the weekend, Medicom Toy released their latest Pikachu [email protected] The ursine figures both include the Electric-type Pokémon’s signature red cheeks, and a printed lightning bolt shaped tail on their backs. The two [email protected] Pikachu figures measure 2.75 inches and 11 inches, and feature gold chrome finish for a sleek, reflective look. The [email protected] Pikachu 100% & 400% Set Gold Chrome Version first released on December 4th for a retail price of $145. A 1000% version of the figure was also released for $660. 

Kithmas 2021 Capsule Collection

Kith Kithmas 2021 Bearbrick 100% & 400% Set

Kith is once again dropping a capsule collection to celebrate the 2021 holiday season. The 2021 Kithmas collection features two 100% and 400% [email protected] sets, one in a Pyre colorway, and one in a Concrete colorway. Other items in the 2021 Kithmas capsule collection include a Monopoly board, two backgammon sets, a poker set, and several Coca-Cola Polar Bear plush toys donning a Coca-Cola branded scarf. The 2021 Kithmas capsule collection drops on the official Kith site at 11AM EST on December 6th.