Topps Kicks off 2022 Baseball Card Season with Annual Set
Leading trading card, a part of Fanatics Collectibles, and sports company, Topps®, disclosed the launch of its yearly, highly anticipated 2022 Series 1 Collection to greet the official beginning of this year’s baseball card season, and to resume its rich heritage in trading cards.
Boasting a brand-new rimmed base card design, the 2022 Series 1 Collection is a 330-card base set that will be available on 16th February. The 330-card base set includes modern-day stars, beginners who debuted during the 2021 season, 2021 league leaders, and team cards.
Important players in the 2022 Series 1 Collection
AL MVP Shohei Ohtani will lead the set, he was voted card number one in the list by fans and will be this year’s cover athlete, being displayed both pitching and hitting on the pack and pack wraps. This year, a fresh collection of young talent including Wander Franco, Jarren Duran, and Luis Gil will obtain their first Rookie Cards. Collectors can also look for autographs and game-used memorabilia cards featuring Mike Trout, Aaron Judge, Fernando Tatis Jr., etc.
David Leiner, VP of Global Sports and Entertainment at Topps on 2022 Series 1 Collection says,
“Topps is delighted to launch another Series 1 collection representing the start of baseball card season. Over the previous 71 years of delivering baseball cards, Topps has greeted collectors and fans of all ages to its family each year and is proud to celebrate another season of baseball cards with special moments, rookie players, and groundbreaking all-stars as Topps resume its duty to bringing fans closer to their beloved athletes.”
Within the set, fans should also search for base card parallels successively numbered from 2022 to individual 1/1 cards, along with insert sets including Generation NOW, Diamond Greats Die Cuts, and Flashiest Fleet. Topps also memorializes the 35th anniversary of its iconic 1987 woodgrain design, which makes its retrieval in 2022 Topps Series 1 Baseball featuring present stars and legends of the game. The Home Run Challenge has returned for another year where collectors can rip, flip and forecast which MLB Superstars will hit a home run, all for an opportunity to win special cards and tickets to the 2023 MLB Home Run Derby.
2022 Topps Series 1 collection will be obtainable online at Topps.com and in local sports shops and retailers starting February 16th. Topps will also host its first-ever Series 1 Premiere Party on Tuesday, February 15 in Los Angeles, delivering guests with an exclusive look at this year’s collection in the festivity of its release.