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Complete Guide to February 2024's Sports Card Release Calendar

February brings key cards for collectors of rookie superstars across basketball, baseball and hockey.

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After a jam-packed release calendar for January, February brings a quieter schedule. These releases certainly pack a punch however with flagship rookie cards dropping for Victor Wembanyama, Conor Bedard and Elly De La Cruz. Here’s a look at some of the key sets:


Feb. 9: 2023 Panini Zenith Football

The only major football release scheduled for February, Zenith returns for its 4th year as a standalone set, with a heavy focus on the most recent rookie draft class. Zenith also offers the first look at one of the year’s standout releases on the horizon, with previews for Contenders Optic Rookie Tickets being a highlight of this set.


Feb. 7: 2023-24 Donruss Elite Basketball

The main focus for Donruss Elite is two of the key autograph sets: Pen Pals and Passing the Torch. These signatures feature a veteran star paired with one of the bright young rookies from the most recent NBA Draft class.

Feb. 7: 2023-24 Panini Prizm Basketball

In an unexpected move, Panini opted to release retail Prizm Basketball into the wild prior to the hobby release in February. We’ve already seen the first few Victor Wembanyama numbered cards from this set sell for impressive prices, leaving no doubt many will go searching for the elusive 1/1 Black Finite Prizm.

Feb. 16: 2022-23 Panini Flawless Basketball

With most releases focused on the latest draft class, the final release for the previous year’s players lands with the high-end Flawless release. Flawless features a wide range of chase cards, including Logoman cards, Gemstone cards, Laundry Tag Autographs and high-end Rookie Patch Autographs.


Feb. 14: 2024 Topps Series 1 Baseball

Featuring Ronald Acuna Jr. as the cover star, Series 1 kicks off the baseball calendar for 2024, With a brand new design this year, we’ll be seeing the likes of Reds rookie sensation Elly De La Cruz getting his first true rookie card and autographs, along with a wide range of veteran relics and signatures. We’ll have a detailed breakdown of all the top rookies coming to Topps Series 1 prior to release.


Feb. 28: 2023-24 Upper Deck Series 2 Hockey

The major hockey release in February is a big one — 2023-24 Upper Deck Series 2 Hockey brings the highly sought after ‘Young Guns’ rookie card for the latest hockey superstar, Connor Bedard. We’re anticipating a great deal of hype around this set, not only for Bedard for a very strong rookie class overall.


Feb. 28: 2024 Topps Chrome UFC

After three years with Panini, the UFC brand has shifted back to Topps, and the new deal starts off with 2024 Topps Chrome UFC. Topps Chrome drops with a 200-card checklist and the usual lineup of refractors and autographs. Signature chases include Sean O’Malley, Alexa Grasso and Leon Edwards.

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