12/5/17

2017 PREFERRED FOOTBALL ($189.95) ARRIVES WEDNESDAY - THE BLACK FRIDAY AFTER-PARTY SALE CONTINUES - LOW PRICES, FREE PACKS and WIN $1000.00 IN MEMORABILIA AND PRIZES



It’s the booklets. It’s the Silhouettes. It’s the ink and the memorabilia and the unmistakable uniqueness. It’s Preferred Football ($189.95 per box), Panini America’s different-by-design, hit-filled thriller that arrives for the 2017 season on Wednesday equipped to steal the show once again. Here is a must-see exploration of this year’s spectacular Silhouettes and a little bit of everything else 2017 Preferred Football has to offer with a revealing Quality Control Gallery.
On average, each hobby box of 2017 Preferred Football will deliver four autograph cards (including one on-card Silhouette) and one memorabilia booklet. 








12/4/17

2017-18 COURT KINGS BASKETBALL ($73 with at least 1 Auto & 1 Mem per box) ARRIVES WEDNESDAY AT SPORTS CARDS PLUS



There’s just something about Panini America’s artistic, vibrant Court Kings Basketball ($73 per box) franchise that still resonates with collectors all these years later. It’s the colors . . . the expressionistic swagger . . . the bold strokes . . . the uniquely different aesthetic. Oh, and the on-card autographs, superstar-laden checklist, tiered Rookie Card structure (especially this year) and rare chases don’t hurt, either. That’s the formula that has worked so well throughout the product’s existence. That’s the formula that returns THIS Wednesday with the release of 2017-18 Court Kings Basketball.

Perhaps one of the product’s most vibrant iterations yet, 2017-18 Court Kings Basketball delivers, on average, one autograph, one memorabilia card, two Rookie Cards and one over-sized Box Topper in every hobby box. In addition, there are randomly inserted Hot Boxes that may include an additional autograph or memorabilia card. Of particular interest to collectors rabidly chasing the 2017 NBA Draft Class, 2017-18 Court Kings Basketball also features the first dual autographs of the class in the Fresh Paint Duals insert.



12/3/17

2017 ELITE EXTRA EDITION BASEBALL ($94 with 8 Autographs & 2 Memorabilia per box) ARRIVES WEDNESDAY AT SPORTS CARDS PLUS - INCLUDES AUTOS OF TOP 2017 DRAFT PICKS, COLLEGE STARS AND INTERNATIONAL PLAYERS

Still bolstered by the bold redesign and reconfiguration of the brand last season, Panini America’s prospect-powered Elite Extra Edition Baseball ($94 with 8 Autos & 2 Memorabilia per box) brand its about ready for its second season with its new-and-improved look — and once again this year, the product is brimming with key base cards, autographs and memorabilia from the brightest stars of baseball’s future.


Set to arrive at Sports Cards Plus on Wednesday, 2017 Elite Extra Edition Baseball returns with its typical high-value, high-upside formula that features, on average, EIGHT autographs (including ONE Silhouette Signature autograph memorabilia card) and TWO memorabilia cards in every hobby box, on average. Longtime EEE devotees will appreciate the large selection of hard-signed cards in this year’s release, including on-card base autographs from the top picks in the 2017 draft.

The product also takes advantage of Panini America’s exclusive partnerships with USA Baseball and the Dominican Prospect League with key autograph and memorabilia content.

2017 BOWMAN DRAFT BASEBALL ($124.95 per JUMBO BOX and $209.95 per SUPER JUMBO BOX) ARRIVES WEDNESDAY AT SPORTS CARDS PLUS

Arriving this Wednesday at Sports Cards Plus is 2017 Bowman Draft Jumbo ($124.95 with 384 cards and 3 Autos per box) and SUPER JUMBO ($209.95 with 600 cards and 5 Autos per box).  Top Autographed Draft Picks include Royce Lewis, Hunter Greene, Mackenzie Gore, Brendan Mckay, Kyle Wright, Austin Beck, Pavin Smith, Adam Haseley, Keston Hiura, Jordon Adell, Jake Burger, Shane Baz, Trvor Rogers, Nick Pratto, Clarke Schmidt, Evan White, Alex Faedo, Heliot Ramos, David Peterson, D.L. Hall, Logan Warmoth, Tanner Houck, Babba Thompson, Nate Peterson and much more.

BASE SET

Like 2017 Bowman, Draft packs come with both regular Bowman and Bowman Chrome cards. The matching base sets have 200 cards highlighting both 2017 draft picks and other prospects.
Regular Bowman parallels include Silver, Purple, Blue, Green Gold, Orange (/25, Jumbo-only), Red (/5) and Black (1/1). All of these are serial numbered.
2017 Bowman Draft Baseball Bowman 70th RefractorBowman Chrome base cards come with multiple levels of Refractor versions that can be discerned by their colorful reflective backgrounds. In addition to base Refractors are numbered Purple Refractor, Bowman 70th Logo Refractors, Blue Refractors, Green Refractors, Gold Refractors, Red Refractors (/5) and Superfractors (1/1). There are also Sky Blue and Orange (/25) Refractors that are exclusive to regular Jumbo Boxes and not Super Jumbo.
Select cards also have Image Variations that switch out the photo. Of there, some have autographed versions that are numbered and come with an on-card signature.

AUTOGRAPHS

Chrome Draft Pick Autographs are one of the main reasons a lot of collectors chase Bowman Draft each year. The 2017 draft class makes their MLB autograph debuts with on-card signatures. There are more than 70 Bowman Chrome autographs on the checklist including first overall pick, Royce Lewis. The biggest name that isn’t in 2017 Bowman Draft Baseball is Hunter Greene. Topps has confirmed he will appear in 2018 Bowman Baseball, including autographs.
The parallel rainbow includes Refractors, Purple Refractors, Blue Refractors, Green Refractors, Bowman 70th Logo Refractors, Wave Refractors, Gold Refractors (/50), Orange Refractors (/25), Red Refractors (/5), and Superfractors (1/1). Orange Refractors are exclusive to Jumbo and are not in Super Jumbo.
Black Refractors (/75) are also available but only in special Jumbo Box hot packs. Super Jumbo boxes don’t have hot packs.
Class of 2017 Autographs are case hits in both Jumbo and Super Jumbo. The checklist for these is limited to first round picks from the 2017 draft.
2017 Bowman Draft Baseball All-America Autograph Gold FrameAll-America Game Autographs return. These were signed while the players were still in high school and took part in the special showcase. In some instances, these could have been signed several years prior and have sat in the Topps vaults ever since. Gold Framed parallels are one-of-ones.

INSERTS

2017 Bowman Draft has a few additional inserts.
MLB Draft History highlights retired players, looking at the early portion of their pro careers. Autographed versions of select cards are numbered no higher than 99. This checklist includes autographs of Derek Jeter.
Bowman Defining Moments and Recommended Viewing are a pair of new insert themes. Defining Moments look at the specifics behind prospects’ success. Recommended Viewing pairs up prospects from the same franchise.
All three regular inserts come with four levels of parallels, all of which are numbered: Refractors, Gold Refractors (/50), Red Refractors (/5), and Superfractors (1/1).
Jumbo Boxes also have Top of the Class box topper cards. These over-sized Chrome cards are numbered. Players are limited to 2017 draft picks. Parallels come in the form of Gold Refractors (/50), Red Refractors (/5) and Superfractors (1/1). Select cards have Autographed Orange versions as well.

Comparing 2017 Bowman Draft Jumbo and Super Jumbo Boxes, the majority of the cards are the same but the Super Jumbo Boxes have a few exclusives.

11/28/17

2017 SELECT SOCCER ($112/Box) ARRIVES WEDNESDAY at SPORTS CARDS PLUS with ON-CARD AUTOGRAPHS OF CHRISTIAN PULISIC, RONALDO, NEYMAR, MESSI and WAYNE ROONEY


Panini America’s 2017 Select Soccer ($112 per box) arrives Wednesday at Sports Cards Plus and there’s a lot to like about this year’s edition. From the soccer debut of the one-per-case, craze-inducing Kaboom! chase, to the presence of on-card autographs, to the world premiere of . . . wait for it . . . Zebra Prizms, the colorful 2017 Select Soccer is equipped to make quite an impression this week.

Not every autograph in the product is hard-signed, but those that are include names like Cristiano Ronaldo, Christian Pulisic, Neymar Jr., Wayne Rooney and more. The numbered-to-25 Zebra Prizm is joined by other new parallels and more than 50 players are featured in the Patch Autographs insert. Oh, and the product’s calling-card three-tier base set returns intact, too. On average, each hobby box will deliver three autograph or memorabilia cards.

11/27/17

BLACK FRIDAY AFTER-PARTY STARTS MONDAY - LOW Low low PRICES, FREE PACKS, PRIZES & SURPRISES and MORE - ENDS WITH NATIONAL HOBBY SHOP DAY on SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9th



The above Super Hits were pulled last weekend from The BEST CASES in The Hobby at The LOWEST PRICE in The Galaxy.

It's BIGGER than Black Friday.  It's BIGGER than Cyber Monday.  It's BIGGER than.......The Big Dipper.  The Black Friday AFTER-PARTY will give our customers 12-Days of GREAT DEALS, LOW, LOW, LOW Prices, FREE PACKS, Prizes & Surprises and MORE.

Saturday, December 9th is NATIONAL HOBBY SHOP DAY.  This event is so HUGE it starts on FRIDAY DECEMBER 8th at Sports Cards Plus.
Check this out: For the next twelve days (through December 9th) you get one free drawing ticket for each $100 spent at Sports Cards Plus.  

Drawing Ticket Prizes are:
1. A Magic Johnson Signed Basketball
2. A Magic Johnson Signed 16"by 20" Photo
3. A DeShaun Watson Signed Clemson Jersey
4. A Todd Gurley Signed Rams Jersey
5. Promotional Packs from Panini, Topps & Upper Deck
6. Your choice of one: A Stephen Curry (Yellow Jersey Variation), Dak Prescott or Kawhi Leonard McFarlane Figure.
Winners will be announced on Monday, December 11th.

WAIT......THERE'S MORE!
1. Beckett Grading will do RAW CARD REVIEW (in-store grading while you wait) on Friday, December 8th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. .  See Beckett's website for grading fees.  The more you grade the cheaper the price per card. 

2. Looking for some extra Christmas Cash? Adam Rowe, owner of Breakers Rowe will be in our store (Friday, Dec 8th from 12 to 5 p.m.) to buy valuable cards ($50 or more) for his next addition of BREAKERS ROWE Products.

3. FREE PACKS start on Monday
--- FREE Panini Promotional Pack with each Panini Box ($69 or more) purchased.
--- FREE Topps Promotional Pack with each Topps Box ($69 or more) purchased.
--- FREE Upper Deck Hockey Promotional Pack with each UD Hockey Box purchased.

4. 2017 Panini Rookies & Stars Football arrives Monday afternoon.  Each Box ($94) delivers 2 Autos, 2 Memorabilia, 5 serial numbered cards and 11 inserts.  Rookies & Stars has an extremely low Hobby case production run.  RARE.  Get One FREE Panini Promotion Pack with each box purchased.

HERE'S MORE MORE
Friday and Saturday (while supplies last) Sports Cards Plus customers attending our 2-Day National Hobby Shop Day Promotion get FREE snacks and refreshments in our store.

More information to follow as we approach National Hobby Shop Day.


11/26/17

BECKETT GRADING WILL GRADE YOUR CARDS at SPORTS CARDS PLUS - FRIDAY, DEC 8th FROM 11am - 4pm



bECKETT gRADING is coming to Sports Cards Plus

2251 LOCKHILL-SELMA RD SAN ANTONIO, TX 78230


Friday, December 08 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM;

SERVICES OFFERED:
Raw/Graded card review, accepting submissions for standard Beckett Grading, and accepting autographed submissions for BAS. 

For more information, please contact Derek Ficken 972-448-9144 or dficken@beckett.com