When the pandemic initially hit there were delays with nearly everything. Panini even made a toilet paper parallel in 2021 Optic to aknowledge the craziness that occurred.
We continue to see shipping delays occur two years later.
In the past few months of 2022 we have seen Topps finally distribute two products originally intended for 2021.
Up first is the 2021 Big League Baseball
I've collected most of this rainbow by getting the base, rainbow foil, blue, and orange. There is a black parallel /15 that I just won an auction for coming my way eventually.
It is odd to see 2022 cards feature Cutch in a Phillies uniform and I've discussed my disdain for that already. I am a sucker for these kid friendly products like Big League Baseball though. I will definitely try to get the 1/1 red foil and the /25 blue foil.
2021 Topps Chrome Platinum Anniversary is another recent product released that had an original street date prior to the end of 2021.
This set is loaded with many parallels with lots of shiny refractors to collect. The set features current and former stars on the 1952 set. It is a 700 card set and features 14 different parallels to chase. When the set was initially released it had 33 parallels announced.
Have you purchased cards of either of these set releases this year?
What non cardboard shipping delays are you aware of still going on?