It’s Gonna Be a Big Hit: Topps Releases 2022 MLB Series 1 Collection

Major League Baseball’s season may be on hold as owners and players bicker over money, but The Topps® Company, a leader in sports and entertainment trading cards and part of Fanatics Collectibles, announced Friday the launch of its highly anticipated annual 2022 Collection Series 1.

The series continues Topps’ rich trading card heritage.

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

“We are thrilled to offer another Series 1 collection signifying the start of baseball card season,” said David Leiner, vice president of Global Sports and Entertainment at Topps. “For the past 71 years of baseball card production, we’ve welcomed collectors and fans of all ages into our Topps family every year, and we’re proud to honor another season of baseball cards with memorable moments. , rookie players and breakthrough stars as we continue our commitment to bringing fans closer to their favorite athletes.

This is the Jacob De Grom baseball card from the Topps 2022 Series 1 collection. The Mets pitcher is one of the best in the game. (Image courtesy of Topps)

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.

The 2022 Topps Series 1 baseball will be available online at Topps.com and at local hobby stores and retailers beginning February 16. Additionally, Topps will host its first-ever Premiere Series 1 party on Tuesday, February 15 in Los Angeles, providing guests with an exclusive look at this year’s collection as it celebrates its rele

Neal T. Doss