5/21/18

2017-18 PANINI DOMINION BASKETBALL ($280 per box) DELIVERS 3 AUTOs, 1 MEMORABILIA & 1 METAL ROOKIE



Panini America’s Dominion Hockey product was something of a one-year wonder when it released during the 2013-14 season. But it made enough of an impact that it’s reputation kept the brand — or the idea of the brand — alive. Now, more than three years later, Panini America Product Development officials are dusting off Dominion for another run — this time in the NBA.
Set to arrive at Sports Cards Plus, a.k.a. The Super Hit Factory on Wednesday, 2017-18 Dominion Basketball ($280 per box), like its hockey predecessor, will deliver a spectacular array of high-end autograph and memorabilia cards. On average, each hobby box (six cards per box, six boxes per case) will deliver three autographs (including one Rookie Jersey Autograph), one memorabilia card. one base card and one Metal Rookie Card.

5/20/18

2018 PANINI CLASSICS FOOTBALL ($66 per box) ARRIVES WEDNESDAY with OPTICHOME TECHNOLOGY TO ENHANCE A NOSTALGIC FAVORITE



There are certain aspects of Panini America’s upcoming 2018 Classics Football that will instantly jettison you back in time 40 years or so. The pulpy stock . . . the vintage designs . . . the Blank Backs . . . the NNOFs (No Name On Fronts) . . . the nostalgia-tinged checklist. Of course, there are other aspects — such as the introduction of Optichrome technology and the spectacular 2018 rookie class — that rush you right back to today. And that is the real beauty of 2018 Classics Football. A little something old, a little something new and a little something for everyone.
Set to arrive at Sports Cards Plus, a.k.a. The Super Hit Factory this Wednesday, each hobby box of 2018 Classics Football (10 cards per pack, 14 packs per box) will deliver, on average, one autograph, one memorabilia card and four Premium Edition (Optichrome) parallels. Each master case will yield two BuyBack autographs (one per inner case) and at least one Premium Edition Autograph.

5/6/18

JESUS DE JESUS PULLS 1/1 LONZO BALL AUTOGRAPH 2017-18 NATIONAL TREASURES BASKETBALL ($969.95 per box) AT SPORTS CARDS PLUS, a.k.a. THE SUPER HIT FACTORY


Jesus De Jesus, joins a long list of San Antonio Sports Cards Plus customers who have pulled some of the collecting world's most coveted cards.  On Saturday, May 5th Jesus' NBA National Treasures Lonzo Ball One of One Personalized Autograph Card was pulled in a 10-Spot Box Group break which only cost Jesus $110.

Needless to say, Jesus' Lonzo Ball 1/1 Personalized Autograph is our best pull from 2017-18 National Treasures NBA Basketball thus far.  But never fear, at Sports Cards Plus, a.k.a. The Super Hit Factory we have plenty more Super Hits waiting for YOU.  Our next 2017-18 National Treasures 10-Spot ($110 per spot with your option to buy a second spot at a reduced cost) Box Group Break is Monday at 6:15.
--- After you pay $110 for your first spot, you will be given the option to accept a second spot at a discounted price with a 10% chance to get a FREE 2nd SPOT.
--- We use Random.org to determine your cost for the 2nd Spot. Possibilities are a) FREE, b) $49, c) $59, d) $69, e) $79, f) $89, g) $99, h) $99, i) $99, j) $99

WAIT, THERE'S MORE: Every $100 you spend on 2017-18 National Treasures Basketball in the month of May gets you one FREE DRAWING TICKET to WIN your choice of one of the following prizes:
1. $150 Gift Certificate to Sports Cards Plus
2. A Magic Johnson Signed Jersey w/COA ($200 Value)
3. 100 Magnetic Protectors (130pt or less) ($200 Value)


As one of the most spectacular rookie classes in recent NBA history winds down its epic debut season, collecting’s collective focus will gradually begin making its way — as it does every year around this time — to the high-end heat-generators sure to headline a late-season fireworks show. Foremost among them? This year’s National Treasures Basketball and its trademark Rookie Patch Autographs ARE as impressive as the first-year phenoms on them.


As is always the case, high-demand Rookie Cards are but one part of the National Treasures experience. This year’s edition features the requisite doses of standout autograph and memorabilia content honoring current superstars and all-time greats that collectors have come to expect. On average, each hobby box of 2017-18 National Treasures Basketball (10 cards per box, four boxes per case) will deliver one base or parallel card, eight autograph or memorabilia cards and one additional autograph, memorabilia card or Printing Plate.
The highlights of 2017-18 National Treasures Basketball are many and include . . .
  • NT’s calling-card RPAs represent one of the hobby’s most sought after chases every year. 2017-18 will be no different.
  • The Colossal Jersey Autographs chase featuring oversized pieces of memorabilia and on-card autographs from the likes of Lonzo Ball, Jayson Tatum, Markelle Fultz, Dennis Smith Jr., Allen Iverson, Kobe Bryant and more.
  • Look for 1/1 personalized autograph cards containing original player inscriptions.
  • Printing Plate 1/1s from Panini America’s top 2017-18 NBA products.
  • Autographs from some of the greatest legends in NBA history.

TALENTED 2018 NFL DRAFT CLASS STRENGTHENS DEMAND FOR PANINI MAJESTIC FOOTBALL ($280 per box)



The 2018 NFL Draft Class, with 5 Quarterbacks, 3 Receivers and 3 Running Backs selected in the first round, has everyone excited about the upcoming NFL season resulting in all Panini 2018 Football Products being sold out on their website.  Due to high demand for all upcoming 2018 Football products, all orders at the retail level (hobby shops and on-line) have been limited and allocated based on last year's orders. 

Arriving Wednesday at Sports Cards Plus, Panini America’s Majestic Football ($280 per box) franchise will unveil its second edition, bolstered by a spectacular 2017 debut that included the season’s first autograph memorabilia Rookie Cards, some flat-out striking on-card ink from current superstars and all-time greats, and so much more. The good news, of course, is that when 2018 Majestic Football arrives Wednesday, those key brand tenets will be on bold display once again.

In the scintillating sneak peek that follows, we offer a brief glimpse at just some of the juggernauts poised to make 2018 Majestic Football an early season attraction. On average, each hobby box of 2018 Majestic Football will deliver four autographs (including one Rookie Patch Autograph), two memorabilia cards, one parallel and one base card. In addition, each case will yield, on average, two multi-autograph cards and two hard-signed cards.


4/29/18

FIRST TO PULL A CHRISTIAN PULISIC 2018 PANINI FIFA WORLD CUP PRIZM AUTO IN OUR STORE WINS $100 AT SPORTS CARDS PLUS


Four years ago, Panini America’s FIFA World Cup™ Prizm brand seemingly came from out of nowhere to become a global collecting phenomenon. For any number of reasons — foremost among them a rare-but-regal checklist of autograph signers and the alluring presence of colorful Prizm parallels — the product resonated on an international stage. And it raised the bar for any soccer product that followed.
Fast forward four years and the scene is set for the highly anticipated encore. This time around, there’s absolutely no chance that FIFA World Cup Prizm will catch anyone by surprise. Indeed, judging by last week’s six-minute sell-out of the limited “1st Off The Line” edition of 2018 FIFA World Cup™ Prizm, collectors are ready. 
Available TODAY at Sports Cards Plus for just $112 per box delivering 16 Prizm parallels and at least six inserts. Look for special SP inserts such as the stunning National Landmarks, which features custom illustrations for one player from each of the 32 qualified nations.
As for the autograph checklist, well, it’s pretty spectacular once again. More than 22 of the 32 qualified nations are represented with autographs in 2018 FIFA World Cup™ Prizm. So are the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Javier Hernandez, Neymar Jr., Robert Lewandowski, Harry Kane and many more.
Panini America’s highly anticipated 2018 FIFA World Cup™ Prizm product with a proven recipe dominated by vibrant colors, international superstars and a checklist of autograph signers featuring legends, current superstars and future greats.
The product delivers the first-ever certified autographs of nine players, including Shinji Kagawa (Japan, Borussia Dortmund), Philippe Coutinho (Brazil, FC Barcelona), Yann Sommer (Switzerland, Gladbach), Matthew Leckie (Australia, Hertha Berlin), and “el Matador” Luis Hernandez (Mexico, UANL Tigres). 
Additionally, look for signatures of superstars past and present including Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar Jr., Lionel Messi, Paulo Dybala, Diego Maradona, Pele, Thierry Henry and more.
On average, each 12-box hobby case of 2018 FIFA World Cup™ Prizm will deliver seven autographs on average. Boxes that do not contain an autograph will either be Lazer Prizm Hot Boxes or include an SP insert and a Prizm numbered to 25 or less.  To add to the excitement, first to pull a Christian Pulisic World Cup Prizm Auto in our store WINS $100.00 at Sports Cards Plus! Please note: packs/boxes must be open in our store in order to win.

4/11/18

2018 DIAMOND KINGS BASEBALL ARRIVES TODAY AND DELIVERS MORE SHOHEI OHTANI FOR YOUR COLLECTING DOLLAR













Perhaps more than any other trading card product in the vast sports collecting universe, Panini America’s fabled Diamond Kings franchise stands out from the rest based on sheer aesthetics and audience acceptance. It’s a proud part of both Donruss and collecting history that continues to pass the test of time more than 30 years after it first ensnared baseball hobbyists with trademark artistry featuring the game’s best players.

TODAY at Sports Cards Plus, Diamond Kings returns to rule again with exciting collectible iterations of one of the game’s newest standouts (Japanese sensation Shohei Ohtani), one of its greatest (Mickey Mantle) as well as baseball’s hottest stars, brightest rookies and greatest legends. On average, each hobby box of 2018 Diamond Kings Baseball (eight cards per pack, 12 packs per box, 12 boxes per inner case, two inner cases per master case) will yield two autograph or memorabilia cards, three Framed parallels, two SPs, two variations and 11 inserts.
In the Gallery that follows, we deliver a dive into 2018 Diamond Kings Baseball by showcasing of the a few of the cards that surfaced during the recent packout process, including a fitting tribute at the beginning of the gallery dedicated to just some of the Ohtani content in the product.
If you’re looking for a “tell” on this year’s variations, know this: They feature rounded frames on the backs of the cards. 



4/10/18

2017 SHOHEI OHTANI LEAF PEARL ARRIVES WEDNESDAY AT SPORTS CARDS PLUS




2017 Leaf Pearl arrives Wednesday, April 11th at Sports Cards Plus and we can't wait to see these amazing cards in our hands.  We will start a 11-Spot Box Group Break on Wednesday at 6:15 with each $179 Spot receiving one random card from a factory sealed box.

ONLY 300 BOXES produced of this extremely limited premium product.  The cards are impressive, including game-used jerseys or Patches that are sure to amaze even the most seasoned collector.

Every box of Leaf Pearl delivers a Shohei Ohtani Autograph or a Cut Autograph of the most famous and collectible people in history.  Listed below are ALL the possible autograph cuts.  The numbers to the far right are the quantities of each cut.

Abraham Lincoln PC-AL1 1
Al Davis PC-AD1 5
Albert Pujols PC-AP2 5
Alec Guinness PC-AG1 1
Alfred Lord Tennyson PC-ALT1 1
Amelia Earhart PC-AE1 1
Arky Vaughan PC-AV1 1
Arnold Palmer PC-AP1 1
Arnold Schwarzenegger PC-AS1 5
Arthur Wellesley - 1st Duke of Wellington PC-DW1 1
Barack Obama PC-BA1 2
Bart Giamatti PC-BG2 3
Bill Belichick PC-BB1 2
Bill Clinton PC-BC1 12
Bill Gates PC-BG1 1
Bill Veeck PC-BV1 1
Billy Evans PC-BE1 1
Booker T. Washington PC-BTW 1
Bruce Springsteen PC-BS1 1
Calvin Coolidge PC-CC1 1
Carroll Shelby PC-CS2 5
Charles Dickens PC-CD1 1
Charles Schulz PC-CS1 1
Charlton Heston PC-CH1 1
Chief Bender PC-CB2 1
Count Basie PC-CB1 1
Curly Howard PC-CH2 1
David Bowie PC-DB1 1
Donald J. Trump PC-DT1 5
Elijah Muhammad PC-EM1 4
Eminem  PC-EN1 1
Eric Clapton PC-EC1 2
Errol Flynn PC-EF1 6
Franklin D. Roosevelt PC-FDR 2
Gabby Hartnett PC-GH1 1
George Eastman PC-GE1 1
George H.W. Bush PC-GHB 7
George W. Bush PC-GWB 8
Gerald Ford PC-GF1 11
Grover Cleveland PC-GC1 3
Guy Chamberlin PC-GC2 1
Herbert Hoover PC-HH1 6
Hillary Clinton PC-HC1 3
Honus Wagner PC-HW1 1
Howard Cosell PC-HC2 1
Indira Gandhi PC-IG1 2
Jack Nicklaus PC-JN1 3
Jacques Cousteau PC-JC1 1
James A. Garfield PC-JG1 1
James Brown PC-JB1 1
James Buchanan PC-JB2 1
James Polk PC-JP1 1
Jesse Owens PC-JO1 1
Jim Bottomley PC-JB3 1
Jim Henson PC-JH1 2
Jimmie Foxx PC-JF1 1
Jimmy Carter PC-JC2 1
Joe DiMaggio PC-JD1 4
Joe Gordon PC-JG2 1
John Belushi PC-JB4 1
John F. Kennedy PC-JFK1 1
John Madden PC-JM1 2
John Penn PC-JP2 1
John Philip Sousa PC-JPS1 1
Juan PerĂ³n PC-JP3 1
Kiki Cuyler PC-KC1 1
Larry Fine PC-LF1 1
Lou Gehrig PC-LG1 1
Lyndon B. Johnson PC-LBJ1 2
Marilyn Monroe PC-MM2 1
Mel Blanc PC-MB1 1
Michelle Obama PC-MO1 1
Mickey Cochrane PC-MC1 4
Mickey Mantle PC-MM1 2
Mikhail Gorbachev PC-MG1 1
Millard Fillmore PC-MF1 2
Moe Howard PC-MH1 1
Muhammad Ali PC-MA1 1
Nap Lajoie PC-NL1 1
Norman Rockwell PC-NR1 1
Orson Welles PC-OW1 2
P.T. Barnum PC-PTB 1
Pete Maravich PC-PM1 1
Pie Traynor PC-PT1 5
Richard Nixon PC-RN1 12
Ringo Starr PC-RS1 6
Roberto Clemente PC-RC1 1
Rock Hudson PC-RH1 1
Ronald Reagan PC-RR1 3
Rutherford B. Hayes PC-RBH 5
Sarah Bernhardt PC-SB1 1
Satchel Paige PC-SP1 2
Sean Penn PC-SP2 1
Stephen King PC-SK1 1
Tris Speaker PC-TS1 1
Tupac Shakur PC-TS2 1
Ulysses S. Grant PC-USG 1
Warren G. Harding PC-WH1 1
William H. Taft PC-WT1 2
Woodrow Wilson PC-WW1 6
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