Football, Basketball, Hockey, Baseball Card Release Dates (2021)

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Here we will track the Basketball, Baseball, Hockey, and Football Card Release Dates for the 2021 season… this is your must-stop shop for all information related to Basketball, Baseball, Hockey, and Football Card Release Dates.

Please note these dates are not set in stone as many things can change over the next few months due to the China Virus but it’s a safe bet the cards will be released at minimum around the stated date.

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Sports Card Release Calendar Dates

Without further ado, let’s check out the dates associated with your favorite baseball, hockey, football, basketball, and yes we tossed in soccer cards!

2021 Baseball Cards Release Dates

1/29 – 2020 Leaf Flash Baseball Hobby Box

1/29 – 2020 Leaf Metal Draft Baseball Hobby Box

2/10 – 2021 Topps Series 1 Baseball 24 Pack Retail Box

2/19 – 2021 Leaf Lumber Baseball Hobby Box

3//3 2021 Topps Heritage Baseball

3/10 2021 Topps Opening Day Baseball

3/17 2021 Topps Inception Baseball

3/21 2021 Topps Sterling Baseball

4/2 2021 Topps Gypsy Queen Baseball

4/7 2021 Topps Tribute Baseball

4/14 2021 Bowman Baseball

4/28 2021 Topps Definitive Collection Baseball

5/5 2021 Topps Tier One Baseball

5/19 Topps Big League Baseball 

5/26 Topps Pro Debut Baseball

6/2 2021 Topps Finest Baseball


2021 Basketball Card Release Dates

1/8 – 2019 Panini Eminence Basketball Hobby Box

1/8 – 2020 Panini Elite Extra Edition Baseball Hobby Box/Case

1/8 – 2020 Leaf Autographed Basketball Photograph Edition Box

1/20 – 2020 Panini Certified Basketball Hobby Box

2/3 – 2020 Panini Hoops Basketball Hobby Box

2/10 – 2021 Super Break Dimes Basketball Edition Box

2/10 – 2021 Super Break Dimes Basketball Edition



2021 Football Card Release Dates

1/6 – 2020 Gold Rush Autographed Mini Helmet Football Specialty Edition Series 4 Box

1/13 – 2020 Panini Playbook Football Hobby Box

1/20 – 2020 Panini Contenders Football Hobby Box

1/22 – 2021 Super Break QBS Football Edition Box

2/3 – 2021 Tristar Game Day Greats Autographed Football Jersey Box

2/10 – 2020 Panini Donruss Optic Football Hobby Box

2/17 2020 Panini One Football

2/24 2020 Panini Contenders Optic Football



2021 Hockey Card Release Dates

1/7 – 2020 Upper Deck Synergy Hockey Hobby Box

1/13 – 2020 Upper Deck Artifacts Hockey Hobby 10-Box Case

1/13 – 2020 Panini Playbook Football Hobby Box

1/27 – 2019 Upper Deck The Cup Hockey Hobby 6-Box Case

1/29 – 2020 Upper Deck Black Diamond Hockey Hobby Box

2/5 – 2020 Leaf In The Game Used Hockey Hobby Box

2/10 – 2020 Upper Deck Trilogy Hockey Hobby Box

2/26 – 2020 Leaf Pearl Hockey Hobby Box

3/21 2021 Upper Deck Series 2 Hockey

4/7 2020-21 SkyBox Metal Universe Hockey

4/21 2020-21 SP Game Used Hockey



2021 Soccer Card Release Dates


2/3 2020-21 Panini Prizm Premier League Soccer

2/3 2020-21 Topps Chrome UEFA Champions League Soccer

3/24 2020-21 Topps Finest UEFA Champions League Soccer

4/21 2021 Topps MLS Soccer

5/5 2020-21 Topps UEFA Champions League Museum Collection Soccer

6/2 2021 Topps Tier One Bundesliga Soccer

6/9 2020-21 Topps Merlin UEFA Champions League Soccer



*Companies are often fond of changing release dates unexpectedly, while the ongoing coronavirus outbreak will undoubtedly have an impact on supply chains, factories, and everything else that goes into making a modern baseball card. (Remember, baseball itself has been put off, so there’s no point in expecting trading cards not to be affected.) 


Most Anticipated 2021 Sports Card Releases

  • 2021 Bowman Chrome Baseball (4/14/2021)
  • 2020 Panini Contenders Football (1/20/2021)
  • 2020 Donruss Optic Football (2/10/2021)
  • 2020-21 SP Game Used Hockey (4/21/2021)


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  1. The release of Bowman products this year was an absolute scam. Most Walmarts and Targets I spoke with said that they have no control of the cards themselves, a ” distributor” does it. They all said the same thing too, they didn’t get nearly the same amount delivered as in years past, AND, what they did get was scarfed up by one or two people, leaving nothing for thre average consumer. NOW, eBay is flooded with those very same boxes at double, triple or even four times the original cost of the boxes in stores(19.99). It’s a absolute rip off and should NOT be allowed. If this is how Topps wants their products to be distributed, then they are going to lose a lot of collectors. Myself personally, I’m done, shame on Topps for allowing this to happen!!!

  2. Well said fun, I am in northern Canada about 6 hours north of Minot ND
    Our city is about 300 000 people with all the amenities of any city in the world BUT.
    I am a little disabled let alone the virus thing going on, it is virtually impossible to buy any and I say any baseball cards. The local store in our near by mall can’t even order any baseball cards. He has tried I have tried.
    Did I pick the wrong hobby for my retirement ?

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