Roberto Clemente, Derek Jeter, Shohei Ohtani, Mookie Betts and Wander Franco kicked off the latest edition of the Topps “Project” series that began in 2020. This one’s a little fancier and limited to a finite number of copies. 2022 Topps Project100 kicked off Tuesday with the release of the aforementioned cards created by five different artists. Five more will follow each week until all 100 have been released.
The cards are being created by 20 different artists and unlike Project2020 and Project70, the cards don’t carry any elements of previous Topps designs. They’re being produced with foil printing on 130-pt glossy card stock.
“Every Project100 base, deluxe, and artist proof edition card features unique foil printing technology chosen carefully by each artist to create the most premium baseball art cards ever seen,” Topps stated in its marketing information.
Every Project100 card will be available in Base, Deluxe, or Artist Proof Editions.
Each base card will be limited to 3,999 copies. Deluxe Editions are numbered to 100 and include rainbow foil text on the player’s name. Most sold out within a few hours of release on Tuesday. They’re priced at $150 but also include one of the base cards of that player. The $500 artist signed Proof Editions are numbered to just 20. Those include copies of both the base card and the Deluxe parallel.
The card backs are uncomplicated, showing the player name, team, logo, card number and artist info.
Topps is also offering 11×14 prints and a catalog that features card images, interviews with the artists and other elements.
The artists in the first wave of five cards released Tuesday include Malik Roberts (Franco); NoPattern (Jeter); J. Demsky (Ohtani); Andre Power (Betts) and John Geiger (Clemente).
Topps won’t announce the entire 100-card checklist in advance but promised “a carefully curated checklist” that will include “a balanced variety of Baseball’s biggest names.”
Cards can be purchased in “bundles” at a slightly discounted price.
They’re being sold via this page on Topps’ website.