Beckett Sports Card Hot / Cold – March 26, 2021
Welcome to another edition Beckett Sports Card Hot/Cold where we take a quick look at what’s rising and what’s falling in sports cards and sports.
It’s 2021 Topps Heritage Baseball week — unless you count last week when it started showing up early in some places and mailboxes. At any rate, Heritage is typically one of the biggest sets of the baseball season. Dripping in nostalgia, this year’s set tackles 1972 and brings with it the typical mix of retro, Real One Autographs, variations and more. This is the kind of product that acts as something of a slow burn as collectors build sets and others just rip packs as they find them.
Another big release this week is 2020-21 Upper Deck Series 2 Hockey. That means another crop of Young Guns. Although Series 1 has super-prospect Alexis Lafreniere, Series 2 might be deeper. Kirill Kaprizov has jumped out strong with early copies of his RC topping $200. Tim Stuetzle and Dylan Cozens are among the other rookies lighting up the checklist.
With Opening Day just a few sleeps away, teams are finalizing their big league rosters. This has meant some tough decisions as some players get reassigned. Among them is Jo Adell. The Angels prospect is one of the brightest young talents in the game. However, he struggled after getting called up last year and is starting 2021 in the minors. It’s still very early on, but it’s enough for a stint on the Cold side this week.
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