2022 Topps Chrome Sonic LITE Baseball: A New Face in the Topps Chrome Family

February 17, 2023

There’s a bit of an air of mystery around 2022 Topps Chrome Sonic LITE Baseball. There’s quite a bit we just don’t know yet. But there are some things we do know, including that it will give collectors one more chance to chase 2022 Topps Chrome.

What else do we know about 2022 Topps Chrome Sonic LITE Baseball? Let’s explore the shiny new offering.

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2022 Topps Chrome Sonic LITE Baseball release date & release formats

The release date for 2022 Topps Chrome Sonic LITE Baseball is not currently known, although it is expected to be sometime in late February, 2023. Check back for more info as it becomes available.

Hobby LITE packs contain 4 cards per pack. Each Hobby LITE box contains 16 packs per box. Cases contain 16 boxes per case.

2022 Topps Chrome Sonic LITE Baseball hobby boxes are pre-selling for $80 per box.

Hobby boxes will contain one numbered parallel per box, along with 4 Black & White RayWave parallels.

2022 Topps Chrome Sonic LITE Baseball base set & design

Exactly what makes a 2022 Topps Chrome card Sonic LITE? We don’t actually know. Perhaps they have a special effect on the base cards, like a Logofractor card. Or perhaps the base cards are standard Chrome and just the parallels are different. We’ll have to wait and see for more info to come.

What we do know is that the base set consists of 225 cards. This includes cards 221-225, five SP rookie cards that caused a stir when they were excluded from Topps Chrome.

Collectors will also get another chance to trade in cards of Aaron Judge and Paul Goldschmidt as part of the MVP Buyback program.

In addition, a number of cards in the set include image variations.

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2022 Topps Chrome Sonic LITE Baseball parallels

As with other Topps Chrome offerings, we can expect a rainbow of parallels. Exactly what they are, and what Sonic-specific offerings may exist aren’t entirely clear at this point.

Based on what is included on the MVP Buyback checklist, we can be fairly confident these parallels will exist:

  • Black and White RayWave – 4 per box
  • Purple/Yellow Sonic Refractors – /299
  • Aqua RayWave Refractors – /199
  • Aqua/Pink Sonic Refractors – /199
  • Green/Yellow Sonic Refractors – /99
  • Blue/Yellow Sonic Refractors – /75
  • Gold RayWave Refractors – /50
  • Orange/Black Sonic Refractors – /25
2022 Topps Chrome Sonic LITE Aqua/Pink Sonic Parallel

2022 Topps Chrome Sonic LITE Baseball autographs

Both of the autograph offerings in 2022 Topps Chrome Sonic LITE are of the multi-player variety. The pairings offer a number of themes.

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Double Autographs

These dual-signed cards offer up some really impressive pairings, such as the same team, same position, exciting young players, and more. 19 cards make up the checklist.

2022 Topps Chrome Sonic LITE Double Autograph

Triple Autographs

With three autographs per card, this 11-card offers up some really exciting combinations.

2022 Topps Chrome Sonic LITE Triple Autograph

2022 Topps Chrome Sonic LITE Baseball inserts

There are two insert sets included with 2022 Topps Chrome Sonic LITE, neither of which appeared in prior 2022 Topps Chrome products.

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1996 Youthquake

This 30-card set features some of the top young talent in the game, and takes its inspiration from an insert in the very first Topps Chrome Basketball product.

2022 Topps Chrome Sonic LITE 1996 Youthquake


25-card set featuring a mix of young and established stars.

2022 Topps Chrome Sonic LITE Expose

Final thoughts on 2022 Topps Chrome Sonic LITE Baseball

2022 Topps Chrome Sonic LITE Baseball is an intriguing new addition to the Topps Chrome family. While we don’t have all the details of what will be included, the price point is reasonable, there are some interesting inserts and parallels, and the combo autograph cards are really exciting.

Are you excited for 2022 Topps Chrome Sonic LITE? Break a box? Let us know on Twitter @card_lines.

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2022 Topps Chrome Sonic LITE Baseball checklist

Base Set

1 Shohei Ohtani
2 Jeff McNeil
3 Julio Urias
4 Nick Castellanos
5 Zack Greinke
6 Jose Altuve
7 Rodolfo Castro RC
8 Rhys Hoskins
9 Kris Bryant
10 Austin Meadows
11 Joe Musgrove
12 Luis Garcia
13 J.T. Realmuto
14 Freddie Freeman
15 Trevor Rogers
16 Eloy Jimenez
17 Kole Calhoun
18 Mike Yastrzemski
19 Lars Nootbaar RC
20 DJ LeMahieu
21 Jesse Winker
22 Josh Donaldson
23 Jon Gray
24 Jared Walsh
25 Adolis Garcia
26 Brandon Belt
27 Trevor Story
28 Jose Abreu
29 Jake Burger RC
30 Zach Thompson RC
31 Harrison Bader
32 Hoy Park RC
33 Alex Verdugo
34 Michael Brantley
35 Wander Franco (RC)
36 Alek Manoah
37 Charlie Blackmon
38 Bo Bichette
39 Connor Wong RC
40 Kevin Gausman
41 Zach Pop RC
42 Max Muncy
43 Chas McCormick RC
44 Brandon Woodruff
45 Kyle Tucker
46 Dansby Swanson
47 Adam Frazier
48 Joe Ryan RC
49 Alexander Wells RC
50 Salvador Perez
51 Bobby Dalbec
52 Adam Wainwright
53 Roansy Contreras RC
54 Evan Longoria
55 Xander Bogaerts
56 Mike Moustakas
57 Matt Manning RC
58 Max Kepler
59 Sammy Long RC
60 Lance Lynn
61 Trey Amburgey RC
62 Eli Morgan RC
63 Tyler Stephenson
64 Edward Cabrera RC
65 Tyler Gilbert RC
66 Max Scherzer
67 J.D. Martinez
68 Curtis Terry RC
69 Raimel Tapia
70 Kyle Muller RC
71 Nelson Cruz
72 Trey Mancini
73 Anthony Rizzo
74 Nolan Arenado
75 Max Fried
76 Sonny Gray
77 Drew Ellis RC
78 Pavin Smith
79 Reid Detmers RC
80 Aaron Ashby RC
81 Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
82 Paul Goldschmidt
83 Josh Lowe RC
84 Albert Pujols
85 Ryan Vilade RC
86 Zack Short RC
87 Justin Verlander
88 Trevor Larnach
89 Alec Bohm
90 Manny Machado
91 Jazz Chisholm Jr.
92 Mitch Haniger
93 Yadier Molina
94 Lucas Giolito
95 Buster Posey
96 Miguel Cabrera
97 Franmil Reyes
98 Ke’Bryan Hayes
99 Aaron Judge
100 Mookie Betts
101 Corey Seager
102 Kyle Lewis
103 Riley Adams RC
104 Jose Berrios
105 Alex Kirilloff
106 Cody Bellinger
107 Brandon Lowe
108 Ryan Zimmerman
109 Ryan Mountcastle
110 Kyle Schwarber
111 Nico Hoerner
112 Jesus Luzardo
113 Jarren Duran RC
114 Jake Meyers RC
115 Brandon Crawford
116 Austin Riley
117 Kyle Hendricks
118 Chris Sale
119 Josh Hader
120 Cedric Mullins
121 Andre Jackson RC
122 Hyun-Jin Ryu
123 Walker Buehler
124 Ketel Marte
125 Jacob deGrom
126 Anthony Rendon
127 Yoan Moncada
128 Oneil Cruz RC
129 Juan Soto
130 Emmanuel Clase
131 Kyle Seager
132 Starling Marte
133 Brandon Marsh RC
134 Vidal Brujan RC
135 Jarred Kelenic
136 Willson Contreras
137 Luis Robert
138 Brian Anderson
139 Giancarlo Stanton
140 Jed Lowrie
141 Alex Bregman
142 Triston McKenzie
143 Carlos Santana
144 Max Kranick RC
145 Ernie Clement RC
146 Gavin Sheets RC
147 Javier Baez
148 Matt Olson
149 Cal Raleigh RC
150 Fernando Tatis Jr.
151 Jose Ramirez
152 Tyler Glasnow
153 Andrew McCutchen
154 Whit Merrifield
155 Bryan Reynolds
156 Stuart Fairchild RC
157 Jakson Reetz RC
158 Dylan Carlson
159 Zac Lowther RC
160 Josiah Gray RC
161 Randy Arozarena
162 Casey Mize
163 Ryan McMahon
164 Emmanuel Rivera RC
165 Ronald Acuña Jr.
166 Francisco Lindor
167 Corbin Burnes
168 Matt Chapman
169 Robbie Grossman
170 Luke Williams RC
171 Rafael Devers
172 Jake Cronenworth
173 Willi Castro
174 Byron Buxton
175 Trent Grisham
176 John Means
177 Joey Votto
178 Joey Gallo
179 Gerrit Cole
180 Yordan Alvarez
181 Matt Vierling RC
182 Jonathan India
183 Clayton Kershaw
184 Stephen Strasburg
185 Teoscar Hernandez
186 Seth Beer RC
187 Jon Lester
188 Jackson Kowar RC
189 Jorge Soler
190 Trea Turner
191 Yu Darvish
192 Isiah Kiner-Falefa
193 Tony Santillan RC
194 Justin Turner
195 Jack Flaherty
196 Blake Snell
197 Tim Anderson
198 Patrick Wisdom
199 Ian Happ
200 Mike Trout
201 Shane Baz RC
202 Luis Gil RC
203 Jo Adell
204 Jose Siri RC
205 Ozzie Albies
206 Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
207 Zack Wheeler
208 Shane Bieber
209 Pete Alonso
210 Christian Yelich
211 Logan Gilbert
212 Tylor Megill RC
213 Carlos Correa
214 George Springer
215 Carson Kelly
216 Bryan De La Cruz RC
217 Sean Manaea
218 Keibert Ruiz
219 German Marquez
220 Bryce Harper

Short Prints

221 Bobby Witt Jr. (RC)
222 Julio Rodriguez (RC)
223 Spencer Torkelson (RC)
224 Hunter Greene RC
225 CJ Abrams RC

Image Variations

35 Wander Franco
83 Josh Lowe
113 Jarren Duran
128 Oneil Cruz
133 Brandon Marsh
221 Bobby Witt Jr.
222 Julio Rodriguez
223 Spencer Torkelson
224 Hunter Greene
225 CJ Abrams

Double Autographs

DA-AP Pete Alonso / Mike Piazza
DA-AS Nolan Arenado / Ozzie Smith
DA-BB Jeff Bagwell / Craig Biggio
DA-DB Xander Bogaerts / Rafael Devers
DA-FT Fernando Tatis Jr. / Wander Franco
DA-GA CJ Abrams / MacKenzie Gore
DA-GG Vladimir Guerrero Jr. / Vladimir Guerrero
DA-JR Derek Jeter / Cal Ripken Jr.
DA-JS Deion Sanders / Bo Jackson
DA-KH Felix Hernandez / George Kirby
DA-LA Gabriel Arias / Royce Lewis
DA-LG Nick Lodolo / Hunter Greene
DA-MT Manny Machado / Fernando Tatis Jr.
DA-OY David Ortiz / Carl Yastrzemski
DA-SA Ronald Acuña Jr. / Juan Soto
DA-SS Mike Schmidt / Bryson Stott
DA-TC Spencer Torkelson / Miguel Cabrera
DA-TO Shohei Ohtani / Mike Trout
DA-TR Heliot Ramos / Alek Thomas

Triple Autographs

TA-AAB Yordan Alvarez/ Alex Bregman / Jose Altuve
TA-ATG Fernando Tatis Jr. / Ronald Acuña Jr. / Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
TA-BBS Wade Boggs / Mike Schmidt / Adrian Beltre
TA-FBP Johnny Bench / Buster Posey / Carlton Fisk
TA-GBS Vladimir Guerrero Jr. / Bo Bichette / George Springer
TA-JMM Pedro Martinez / Randy Johnson / Greg Maddux
TA-JRP Mariano Rivera / Derek Jeter / Jorge Posada
TA-KGG Hunter Greene / MacKenzie Gore / George Kirby
TA-MSG Tom Glavine / John Smoltz / Greg Maddux
TA-PCV Miguel Cabrera / Joey Votto / Albert Pujols
TA-RRT Heliot Ramos / Alek Thomas / Julio Rodriguez

1996 Youthquake

YQ-1 Bobby Witt Jr.
YQ-2 Julio Rodriguez
YQ-3 Spencer Torkelson
YQ-4 Hunter Greene
YQ-5 CJ Abrams
YQ-6 Wander Franco
YQ-7 Josh Lowe
YQ-8 Oneil Cruz
YQ-9 Brandon Marsh
YQ-10 Jarren Duran
YQ-11 Shane Baz
YQ-12 Reid Detmers
YQ-13 Tylor Megill
YQ-14 MJ Melendez
YQ-15 Josiah Gray
YQ-16 Roansy Contreras
YQ-17 Bryson Stott
YQ-18 MacKenzie Gore
YQ-19 Nick Lodolo
YQ-20 Gabriel Arias
YQ-21 Seiya Suzuki
YQ-22 Ryan Mountcastle
YQ-23 Heliot Ramos
YQ-24 Royce Lewis
YQ-25 Jazz Chisholm Jr.
YQ-26 Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
YQ-27 Fernando Tatis Jr.
YQ-28 Juan Soto
YQ-29 Alek Thomas
YQ-30 George Kirby


EX-1 Bobby Witt Jr.
EX-2 Julio Rodriguez
EX-3 Spencer Torkelson
EX-4 Hunter Greene
EX-5 CJ Abrams
EX-6 Wander Franco
EX-7 Josh Lowe
EX-8 Oneil Cruz
EX-9 Shohei Ohtani
EX-10 Mike Trout
EX-11 Fernando Tatis Jr.
EX-12 Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
EX-13 Bryce Harper
EX-14 Juan Soto
EX-15 Aaron Judge
EX-16 Francisco Lindor
EX-17 Mookie Betts
EX-18 Ronald Acuña Jr.
EX-19 Max Scherzer
EX-20 Manny Machado
EX-21 Nolan Arenado
EX-22 Miguel Cabrera
EX-23 Albert Pujols
EX-24 Freddie Freeman
EX-25 Giancarlo Stanton