Baseball, basketball, soccer and even one very late to the party 2022 Topps baseball product are set to arrive soon. Here’s a look at the sports card release calendar as we head toward spring:
2022-23 Donruss Elite Basketball
It’s probably not the ideal time to have Ja Morant on the cover of a basketball card box, but there isn’t much Panini America could have done to avoid the unfortunate timing. It’s what inside that matters anyway and Elite offers 20 packs of eight cards with two autographs in each Hobby box.
There are 16 inserts and parallels and Panini promises two base rookie cards per box as well.
Among the more interesting content are the Passing the Torch autographs, which pair all-time greats with current young stars.
New this year are New Breed Autographs, with more autographs of popular young players.
2022 Panini Prizm Football
Prizm offers the usual configuration of 12 packs and 12 cards per pack in the 2022 NFL edition. A typical box will deliver two autos, ten numbered Prizm parallels, three base and one rookie Prizm, 24 rookie cards and seven insert or parallel cards.
There are 100 rookies in the base set.
Color Blast, Stained Glass, Instant Impact, Manga and new Profiles insert cards will be among the sought after elements.
There’s a more expensive First Off The Line edition with exclusive content but standard Hobby boxes can be had for around $700.
Also set to arrive on 3/15: CHL SP Game Used (Canada Only)
2022-23 Panini Origins Basketball
Higher end Origins boxes carry a single seven card pack with one Rookie Autograph, one additional auto/memorabilia card, two parallels, an insert and two base cards making up a typical box. Panini is touting on-card autographs.
There are new Hobby-exclusive Tiger Eyes SSP inserts and a new lineup of inserts this year in Origins, including Dawn, Team Origins and Roots of Greatness.
Hobby boxes will check in at a little over $400 and there’s an FOTL version, too.
2022 Donruss Football Factory Set
Panini is once again offering a factory set for its flagship football set. The boxed set will include 405 total cards. (the 400-card 2022 Donruss Football base set and a pack of five Optic Rated Rookie Preview cards.
They’re being pre-sold for $120.
2022 Topps Gold Label Baseball
We first previewed Gold Label a year ago. It’s finally ready for launch just ahead of the ’23 season.
A hobby box will contain seven packs, with five cards per pack.
Gold Label autographed cards will again encircled by a gold medal frame.
Boxes of 2022 Topps Gold Label Baseball are available on eBay for a little under $100.
2022 Topps Chrome McDonald’s All-American Basketball
Topps resumes its partnership with the McDonald’s All American basketball games for this product, which will feature cards of some of the country’s top up and coming talent.
There’s a 100-card base set along with inserts and autographs from players in both the men’s and women’s games. Some of the featured players were freshmen in college this season.
Also set to arrive 3/22: 2022-23 Upper Deck NHL Rookie Box Set; 2022 Leaf Metal Draft Baseball
2022 Panini Obsidian Football
Obsidian brings its shiny black look to market again with the 2022 edition offering a single, seven-card pack in each box including four autograph and/or memorabilia cards, two parallels/inserts and one base card.
Base autographs numbered 25 or less. Rookie autographs will be numbered 199 or fewer.
Also set to arrive on 3/24: 2022-23 Panini Prizm Premier League Soccer; 2021-22 Leaf Lumber Hockey