The season has been over for a couple of weeks now, but you wouldn’t know it from the sports card products that are set to arrive on the market between now and December 1.
Here’s a look:
2022 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball
Back for a 16th season, Ginter is one of Topps’ most widely distributed products. Hobby boxes of the 2022 edition will hold 24 packs, with seven cards and a mini card parallel per pack. Topps is promising three hits per hobby box, which could be relics, autographs, booklets, original buybacks or rip cards.
The base set once again holds 350 cards including 50 short prints. All base cards will have 1/1 Glossy parallels, while the 300-card base set will include a Silver Portrait parallel. Those silver cards will be found in hot boxes. The on-card autographs feature big names from baseball, entertainment and pop culture. The checklist was released on Wednesday and is available in our preview here.
Boxes are currently available for between $115 and $135.
2022 Topps Cosmic Chrome
A new product on the Fanatics/Topps baseball calendar, 2022 Cosmic Chrome offers some splashy, space-oriented, colorful designs. Don’t look for ballpark backgrounds. This one is more along the lines of Topps Fire.
Each box will have 20 packs. Autographs will be found in every third box. The base set will consist of 200 cards focused on both rookies and current veterans. The checklist can be found inside the link in the first paragraph.
Boxes are in the $230-$240 range.
2022 Topps Heritage Minors
The annual Heritage Minors release puts the same throwback touch on some of baseball’s top prospects. Like the big league release, HM will carry the 1973 Topps design. There’s a 200-card base set.
Each box will have 18 packs of eight cards with two autographs. There’s a 3-card box topper pack with cards that are done in the design of the unreleased 1973 Topps pinups.
At around $70 per box, it’s among the more budget friendly products on the market.
2022 Topps Gilded Collection Baseball
Another debut product, Gilded is a higher end issue. Every hobby box will contain one pack with five cards — three chrome-etched Chrome base cards, one Gold Framed Autograph and one Gold Etch Chrome Rookie Autograph.
The base set will be 150 cards: 50 veterans, 50 rookies and 50 former greats on a gold-embellished stock that’s in the realm of Chrome.
Boxes are being pre-sold for around $450.
2022 Bowman Chrome Baseball
One of the year’s most anticipated products thanks to the ever present prospect autographs, Chrome’s release date has moved around a bit but now appears set.
There are three different configurations. Standard Hobby boxes will contain 12 packs, with five cards per pack (two autographs per box). Hobby Lite will have 10 packs per box and five cards per pack (no guaranteed autos but five exclusive Black & White Mini-Diamond Refractors per box–all numbered). HTA Choice will have one pack with three cards — all autographs.
You can check current box pricing on eBay here.
2022 Topps Triple Threads Baseball
The latest edition in a line that dates back to 2005, the 2022 version of Topps Triple Threads sticks with the familiar format.
A hobby box will contain two packs, with seven cards to a pack Each pack will contain three base cards and two parallels. One pack should hold a Triple Relic card numbered to 36 or less, and either a Triple Threads Auto Jumbo card numbered to 48 or an Autographed Rookie card numbered to 99 or less. The second pack will have an Autographed Triple Relic card numbered to 99 or less and a Triple Threads Jumbo Relic card.
When they’re posted online, you can check pricing here.
Also set for release: 2022 Panini Mosaic Choice Baseball (11/18), Topps Formula One Racing (11/30).
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