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2019-20 Panini Spectra Basketball

Spectra returns with all the glamorous parallels of past seasons, but this release delivers with four autographs and four parallels per box on average.

Look for on-card Rookie Jersey Autographs with parallels that include Celestial, Interstellar, Meta, Gold, Marble, and the one-of-a-kind Nebula Logoman Autograph.

New to Spectra this year are the super-short printed Color Blast inserts featuring 25 of the top current players, rookies and veterans.

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Find a stunning lineup of base set and parallels such as Silver, Celestial, Interstellar, Meta, Gold, Universal Die-Cut Marble, and the one-of-a-kind Nebula. Spectracular Performances honors top achievements like Giannis Antetokounmpo winning the 2018-19 MVP award.

Also new to Spectra is Rookie Dual Patch Autographs featuring combinations of the top NBA rookies in their prime jersey swatches and autographs. The checklist also features autographs in Illustrious Legends Signatures and NBA Champions Signatures.

The hobby configuration is four cards per pack, four packs per box, eight boxes per case. The release was scheduled for June 26.

2020 Panini Legacy Football

Legacy football returns with a few new twists, such as Dare to Tear and mini cards. Collect the 200-card base set that includes 100 veterans, 40 legends, and 60 rookies.

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In Base Blue, find 100 of the most-collectible players in the NFL, and look for rare autograph and mini opti-chrome parallels. In Rookies, the top players from the 2020 NFL Draft are included. Look for Premium opti-chrome, mini opti-chrome, and autographed parallels. Only Legends make the cut in this checklist. Collect the mini opti-chrome parallels as well.

Fan Favorites feature stunning photography. Also look for Under the Lights Diamond Autographs and Rookie Dare to Tear Variation, with exclusive Emerald mini opti-chrome parallels. Look for Futures Patch Autograph Ruby, Futures Patch Autographs Platinum and Futures Ink Combos Silver.

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Each box will deliver two autographs, multiple parallels, mini cards and opti-chrome cards. The hobby configuration is eight cards per pack, 16 packs per box and 2-12 count inners per case. The release date was set for June 26.

2020 Topps Series 2 Baseball

Series 2 picks up where Series 1 left off with many of its designs, and it adds a fresh checklist and new inserts.

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Base parallels feature Gold Foil (1:2 packs, Jumbo), Rainbow Foil (1:10 packs), Gold (#/2,020), Vintage Stock (#/99), Independence Day (#/76) Black (#/69), Mother’s Day Hot Pink (#/50), Father’s Day Powder Blue (#/50), Memorial Day Camo (#/25), Clear Variation (#/10, hobby), Platinum (1/1), and Printing Plates (1/1; four cards).

Among inserts are stat-based cards, such as Warriors of the Diamond (the top performances in history for WAR and dWAR), Significant Statistics (advanced stats from 2019), and Topps Player of the Decade, celebrating the greatness of Mike Trout over that timeframe.

As in Series 1, Baseball Stars Autographs look at past and present MLB standouts. Baseball Stars Dual Autographs are numbered to just five copies. 1985 Baseball Autographs feature more hard-signed autographs. Major League Autographs, significant Statistics Autograph and Significant Statistics Autograph Relics are limited to 50 or less, such as Red (#/25) and Platinum (1/1).

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Look for 1985 Topps Baseball Relic, Major League Material and Significant Statistics Relic, along with Jumbo Special Event Jersey Sleeve Patch and Draft Day Medallion cards.

The hobby configuration is 14 cards per pack, 24 packs per box, 12 boxes per case. The hobby box break is one autograph or relic card and one silver pack. Also, look for one of the 25 special Celebration of the Decades tickets that grant admission to a future exclusive Topps event. The release date was set for June 26. 

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