At SPORTSCARD PLAYGROUND, we specialize in boxes, and
especially in everything newly released. We carry EVERY
current year product made by TOPPS, PANINI, UPPER DECK,
and LEAF in all four major sports (BASEBALL, FOOTBALL,
BASKETBALL, and HOCKEY). All products are available
for box purchase, and many are available by the pack
as well. We don't stop with those sports though. We
also carry NASCAR, MLS SOCCER, TENNIS, GOLF, POKER,
WWE, MMA, UFC, and TNA wrestling. As for the years
we carry, we have pretty much EVERYTHING from the current
year, MOST from the prior two years, and then many
products from the past 5 or so years. Our oldest boxes
go back to the late 80's/ early 90's, but we are much
more limited in those offerings. We'll consistently
re-stock all years of popular brands (like Topps Heritage
Baseball) assuming we can, and we try to maintain inventory
of rookie year product for popular players (all sports).
We do not carry vintage product at all.
We're known for our jersey grab bags; currently available
in BASEBALL, FOOTBALL, BASKETBALL, and HOCKEY; and
priced at $7.95. Each jersey grab bag has 10 cards
and is guaranteed to have a jersey or autographed card
in it. The cards in these grab bags are high quality,
most from premium sets, and the selection of jersey
cards is good. We don't insert junk! Just try us ... they're
one of our most popular sellers. We also have regular
grab bags for a more modest $1.50. You'll get 15 cards
with an emphasis on hometown favorites.
We have them ... a lot of them; in BASEBALL, FOOTBALL,
BASKETBALL, HOCKEY, and MLS SOCCER. There are packaged
team sets of TOPPS BASEBALL for the past several years.
There has been TOPPS FOOTBALL as well. There are packaged
team sets of PANINI'S SCORE brand for FOOTBALL, BASKETBALL,
and HOCKEY. And last, there have been both UPPER DECK
and more recently TOPPS packaged MLS SOCCER team sets
(it has varied by who had the license). We carry pretty
much EVERY one of the current year packaged team sets
in all 5 sports. They're a big seller for us, as it's
tricky to find non-hometown team sets locally. A packaged
set, by the way, just means that the team set comes
in packaging specially made for the product. It is
sometimes called a blister pack (or "carded") and might
feature the team logo on front and team checklist on
back. The team set looks "official", so to speak, as
opposed to hand collated. And in fact, whereas most
PANINI team sets consist of the same cards you'd find
by opening boxes; packaged Topps sets are often different
from what you'd find in same year boxes ... from numbering
to player selection to size of the set.
local teams are so popular in our store (think PHILLIES!),
we stock a lot of current year product hometown team
sets. These are of the "hand-collated" (not packaged)
variety. Different vendors will open cases of product
and sell retailers their favorite teams. We buy Phillies
and other local team sets this way. For 2013, we have
PHILLIES TEAM SETS from BOWMAN, TOPPS HERITAGE, ARCHIVES,
GYPSY QUEEN, TOPPS SERIES 1 & 2, and PANINI PRIZM.
They're on display in our showcases and are given to
you in a team set bag.
We have some assortment of key player jersey cards (and some autographs) in the 4 major sports, with an emphasis on our hometown teams. We also carry some rookie cards of newly drafted players and popular veterans. But, in general, our singles selection is not vast; and we do not carry anything vintage.