2022 Topps Tribute Baseball Preview

The format stays the course with 2022 Topps Tribute Baseball, with the long running product due to be among the first few releases of the new season.  

2022 Topps Tribute Configuration and Base Set

 

Each box of Tribute will have six packs, with three cards per pack.  Every pack will have a hit–either an autograph, auto relic or relic card–in addition to two base cards.

The base set will have 100 cards including 90 active veterans and ten rookie cards.  Parallels include:

Green Parallel – #’d to 99
Purple Parallel – #’d to 50
Red Parallel – #’d to 10
Black Parallel – #’d 1-of-1

One in every three boxes will contain a rookie card parallel.

Autographs

Tribute Autographs are the “base” autos in the product.  Look for these parallel possibilities: 
Blue Parallel – #’d to 150
Green Parallel – #’d to 99
Purple Parallel – #’d to 50
Orange Parallel – #’d to 25
Red Parallel – #’d to 10
Black Parallel – #’d 1-of-1
Printing Plates – #’d 1-of-1

New this year are Solid Gold Greats Autographs which will feature players that “set the gold standard for the game,” according to Topps. 

Parallels include:

Orange Parallel – #’d to 25
Red Parallel – #’d to 10
Black Parallel – #’d 1-of-1

Also new are the Tribute to MVPs Autographs which are focused on players who have won either a Leage MVP or World Series MVP during their careers. 

Only three different parallels are tied to this one including:

Orange Parallel – #’d to 25
Red Parallel – #’d to 10
Black Parallel – #’d 1-of-1

Topps will honor the careers of two players who entered the major leagues at the same time and pieced together Hall of Fame worthy careers:  Albert Pujols and Ichiro.  They’ll be featured on 1/1 Tribute Career Achievement Award Continuity autographed cards including duals.  

Other autograph options include Iconic Perspectives (numbering will vary) and League Inauguration (# to 99).  Each will have Orange (# to 25); Red (# to 10) and 1/1 Black parallels.

Tribute Tandems Book Cards will pair two players and their autographs.  They’ll be numbered to 25 with Red (# to 10) and 1/1 Black parallels

Relic Cards

Among the relic cards inside 2022 Topps Tribute are Stamp of Approval, Dual and Triple Relic cards, all numbered to 150 unless they are parallel versions, which will include: 
Green Parallel – #’d to 99
Purple Parallel – #’d to 50
Orange Parallel – #’d to 25
Red Parallel – #’d to 10
Black Parallel – #’d 1-of-1

Milestone Relics is another subset, with Black Jumbo autographed parallels that are 1-of-1.

Autographed Relics

New for ’22 are Tribute Stadium Signatures, which feature images of past and present big league ballparks providing the backdrop for card of players who played there. Red (# to 10) and 1/1 Black parallels will also be possible.

Other autographed relic subsets are 1/1 Prime Patches and Autographed Patches that are numbered to 50 or 1 (Black).

Box Toppers

Randomly inserted in Tribute boxes, 1953 buybacks as box toppers will feature original 1953 Topps cards inserted into a 2022 Tribute Frame.

About Rich Mueller

Rich is the editor and founder of Sports Collectors Daily. A broadcaster and writer for over 35 years and a collector for even longer than that, he’s usually typing something somewhere. Type him back at [email protected]

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