A collector’s item? Topps launches new MLB card collection for season that may be delayed

The start of the Major League Baseball season may be uncertain, but that hasn’t stopped The Topps® Company, a leader in sports and entertainment trading cards and part of Fanatics Collectibles, from launching its collection 2022 Series 1 earlier this week.

The series continues Topps’ rich trading card heritage.

The 2022 Topps Series 1 baseball is available now online at Topps.com and at local home improvement stores and retailers.

The new series became available on February 16. The 2022 Series 1 collection, featuring an all-new bordered base card design, features a 330-card base set featuring modern stars, rookies who debuted in the 2021 season, leaders of the league 2021, and team cards.

Reigning AL MVP Shohei Ohtani, who was voted number one card in the fan checklist, serves double duty as this year’s cover athlete, being shown both throwing and punching the box and wraps. of the pack. This year, a new wave of young talent including Take a walk Franco, Jarren Duran and Louis Gil will receive their first Rookie cards. Collectors can also search for autographs and memorabilia cards used in-game with Mike Trout, Judge Aaron, Fernando Tatis Jr.and more.

Within the collection, fans should also look for sequentially numbered base card parallels from 2022 through to unique 1/1 cards, as well as insert sets including Generation NOW, Diamond Greats Die Cuts, and Flashiest Fleet. Topps is also honoring the 35th anniversary of its iconic 1987 woodgrain design, which returns in 2022 Topps Series 1 Baseball featuring the game’s current stars and legends.

The Home Run Challenge is back for another year where collectors can rip, flip and predict which MLB superstars will hit a home run, all for a chance to win special cards and tickets to the MLB Home Run Derby 2023.

Neal T. Doss