With the vast amount of new products releases that occur on a weekly basis, it can be hard to keep track of everything especially if you’re a dabbler when it comes to buying cards. A little bit of this…a little bit of that. Keeping track of everything can be a daunting task. In trying to maintain a solid pace with the new releases, many collectors often forget that past releases can still lead to good finds…and sometimes at better prices than when originally released.

Today, we’ll help you focus on 40 past releases that you consider purchasing. The best part is that all of them are under $40!

Let’s take a look at some of my personal recommendations from the list! Click here to see all 40 deals!


2017 Panini Contenders Football 24ct Box


Configuration: 8 cards per pack; 24 packs per box.

Highlights: Look for autograph rookies of players such as Patrick Mahomes, James Conner, Ju-Ju Smith-Schuster, Christian McCaffrey, OJ Howard, Cooper Kupp, Alvin Kamara, and more!

The popular Rookie Tickets set feature autographs of the top rookies and includes sequentially numbered Playoff Tickets, Championship Tickets, Cracked Ice Tickets, Super Bowl Tickets and Printing Plates parallels.

Find autographs of top legends and veterans in autograph inserts Legendary Contenders Autographs, MVP Contenders Autographs, NFL Ink and Veteran Ticket Autographs.

Chase exclusive Emerald parallel inserts such as Rookie of the Year Contenders, MVP Contenders, Legendary Contenders, Team Quads and Round Numbers, pairing top rookies selected in the same round of the 2017 NFL Draft. Look for 20 per box on average.


2015 Panini Rookies & Stars Longevity Football


Configuration: 10 cards per pack; 6 packs per box.

Inside Each Box:

  • On average 5 autographs or memorabilia cards per box
  • 12 Longevity Rookies
  • 2 Longevity Rookie Team Logo Types
  • 2 Longevity Veteran Team Logo Types
  • 2 Crusade

Highlights: Look for rookies including Marcus Mariota, Todd Gurley, Jameis Winston, Jesse James, and more!

Celebrate the triumphant return of Rookies and Stars Football in 2015, delivering on average 5 autographs or memorabilia cards per box, plus a 200-card base set of Longevity veterans and rookies. Exclusive to Hobby Preferred boxes – ALL cards printed on Holographic Filmboard substrate!

Find autographs of the top young stars entering the NFL in the Longevity Rookie Signatures set!

Look for the return of the popular Crusade insert, which includes the elite superstars and rookies in the league.

Collect Longevity Rookies and Stars Embroidered Patches exclusive to hobby preferred packs, falling ONE per box!

Also find all-new Longevity Progression cards, which showcases high-speed action photos of star rookies.


2018 Topps Opening Day Baseball 36ct Box


Configuration: 6 cards per pack; 36 packs per box.

Inside Each Box: 36 packs per box and find 1 insert per pack!

Highlights: Look for rookie cards of players such as Ozzie Albies, Rhys Hoskins, Miguel Andujar, Shohei Ohtani, and more!

2014-15 Panini Donruss Basketball Hobby Box


Configuration: 8 cards per pack; 24 packs per box.

Inside Each Box: 3 Autographs or Memorabilia cards, 24 Metalized cards, 48 inserts, and 3 parallels.


  • The iconic Donruss Rated Rookie card is back! Chase players like Joel Embiid, Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker, and Dante Exum!
  • Find all new autographed content in Timeless Treasures jersey autographs, Signature Stars, and Elite Dominators autographs!
  • Look for the debut of classic Donruss designs in basketball!
  • All new Inserts and Parallels features, Unique sequential numbering to career and statistical player highlights!
  • Find multiple versions of the Elite Status Die-Cuts ranging in numbering from 199 all the way down to 1!


2017 Gold Rush Multi-Sport Hall of Fame Autographed 8×10 Envelope


Configuration: 1 signed 8×10 photo of a Hall of Fame inductee per envelope.

Highlights: Each Gold Rush Hall of Fame Autographed 8×10 Edition envelope will come with (1) signed and authenticated photo of a Hall of Famer.

Look for signatures from:

  • Ted Williams
  • Mickey Mantle
  • Hank Aaron
  • Joe Montana
  • Walter Payton
  • Brett Favre
  • Gordie Howe
  • Jim Brown
  • and more!

Also look out for multi-signature photos, featuring:

  • Mickey Mantle / Joe DiMaggio


2016-17 Panini Contenders Draft Picks Basketball


Configuration: 8 cards per pack; 24 packs per box.

Inside Each Box: 5 autographs per box!

Highlights: Look for autographs of Brandon Ingram, Buddy Hield, Kevin Durant, Magic Johnson, and more!

The iconic Contenders brand hits the hardwood for its second season giving the Contenders ticket treatment to the 2016-17 NBA rookies and NBA veterans! College Tickets once again is highlighted by the top draft picks from this year’s NBA Draft Class.

Find all of your favorite current NBA stars in their college uniforms in Season Tickets! Season Cracked Ice Ticket are sequentially #’d/23 with Printing Plate versions numbered to 1!

Alumni Ink: This 20-card insert delivers autographs from college and NBA all-time greats, including Magic Johnson and Shaquille O’Neal!

Look for signed and unsigned versions of insert cards, including School Colors, Old School Colors and Collegiate Connections!

International Tickets returns and features the top foreign-born players from the 2016 NBA Draft. Autographed parallel versions are sequentially numbered from 99 to 1!



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