A Preview Of 2022 Topps Gold Label: Is All That Glitters Gold? [Checklist Updated]

March 29, 2023

With a three-tiered system of different “classes”, framed autographs, and some interesting memorabilia offerings, there’s a lot to like in 2022 Topps Gold Label.

But Gold is a precious metal and this not an inexpensive offering. Let’s unpack what you’ll find in 2022 Topps Gold Label, and if this product is worth digging into.

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2022 Topps Gold Label baseball release date & release formats

The release date for 2022 Topps Gold Label baseball is scheduled for March 22, 2023 (subject to change).

Hobby packs contain 5 cards per pack. Each hobby box features 7 packs per box. Hobby cases each have 16 hobby boxes.

Framed autographs are a guaranteed one per hobby box.

Hobby boxes are currently pre-selling for $75-85.

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2022 Topps Gold Label base set & design

The 2022 Topps Gold Label base set consists of 100 cards. Well, kind of. There are three distinct base set classes (versions) of each of those 100 cards. Each class features its own player photo variation.

The Class 1 versions are the most common. Class 2 is seeded one per pack. The rarest are Class 3, which are seeded one per every two packs (1:2).

The base set design features two-player photos per card. As mentioned above, each Class features different photos. The player name, position, and team name appear in a metallic-looking box in the bottom third of the card.

The team logo appears in the bottom right and appears like a wax seal. The top, side, and bottom of the card front featured a “textured” look.

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2022 Topps Gold Label Class 1 Base

2022 Topps Gold Label parallels

Parallels abound in 2022 Topps Gold Label. Each of the three classes features five parallel versions, providing a lot for collectors to chase.

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Class 1

  • Black – 1:2 packs
  • Blue – /150
  • Purple – /99
  • Red – /75
  • Gold – 1/1

Class 2

  • Black – 1:6 packs
  • Blue – /99
  • Purple – /75
  • Red – /50
  • Gold – 1/1

Class 3

  • Black – 1:20 packs
  • Blue – /50
  • Purple – /35
  • Red – /25
  • Gold – 1/1
2022 Topps Gold Label Parallels

Topps Gold Label 2022 memorabilia

The memorabilia offerings in 2022 Topps Gold Label offer some interesting hits with some cool twists.

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Gold Prospects Relics

With a focus on top rookies and young players, this 20-card set is limited to 25 copies per card or fewer. Oh, yes…and each card has a small gold nugget embedded into the card. Prospecting…get it?

Black (/5) and Gold (1/1) parallels are also available.

MLB Legends Relics

This 47-card set, which is limited to 50 copies per card or fewer, these include pieces of game-used bat and uniform pieces. The checklist includes some really cool names from the game’s past. It’s an impressive list.

Black (/5) and Gold (1/1) parallels are also available.

2022 Topps Gold Label MLB Legends Relics

2022 Topps Gold Label autographs

Framed autographs land one per hobby box in 2022 Topps Gold Label, with all autographs being on-card. No stickers here.

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Framed Autographs

The 87-card checklist features a mix of young stars, veterans, and players of yesteryear. Aaron Judge, Bobby Witt Jr., Julio Rodriguez, Wander Franco, and Shohei Ohtani all appear.

Former stars include Joe Mauer, Jim Abbot, Darryl Strawberry, Dave Stewart, and more.

Parallels include Black (/75), Blue (/50), Red (/25) and Gold (1/1).

2022 Topps Gold Label Framed Autographs

Auric Framed Autographs

Printed on gold foil stock with gold borders, this 21-card set has a premium checklist and a print run of 25 copies each or fewer.

2022 Topps Gold Label Auric Framed Autographs

Dual Framed Autographs

Featuring autographs from two players per card. The checklist has 12 cards, and a print run of 10 copies or less per card. The pairings here, which include both retired and current players and are based mostly on team or position, are impressive.

Black (/5) and Gold (1/1) parallels are also available.

Framed Gold Prospect Autographed Relics

This 10-card autographed subset of the relic set puts the focus on the youngsters, with some of the top young rookies making up the checklist.

These are limited to 10 copies or fewer per card, making them another tough pull. Oh, and the gold nugget is still here, too.

2022 Topps Gold Label Framed Gold Prospect Autographed Relics

Golden Greats Framed Autograph Jumbo Relics

Turning the focus to greats of the past, this 21-card set features a mix of Hall of Famers, future Hall of Famers and franchise icons.  In addition to an on-card autograph, these include an oversized piece of game-used memorabilia.

These are limited to 50 copies or fewer per card. Black (/5) and Gold (1/1) parallels are also available.

Topps Gold Label 2022 value

2022 Topps Gold Label hobby boxes are pre-selling in the $75-85 range. How does this compare to going rates for prior years?

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YearRecent Comp Price

As you can see, unopened these are a mixed bag, and perhaps best opened. That being said, if you think the 2022 rookie class has legs, holding one of these unopened may offer some potential.

From a singles perspective, framed autographs are the big sellers here, historically. For a key player, these can fetch a solid return, especially for parallel versions.

Some of the memorabilia cards do remain popular, although they aren’t expensive. The same can be said for the non 1/1 parallels.

That’s not to say that there’s not value here. In fact, my impression is that this is a product that can offer solid value and a chance at some nice hits.

Final thoughts on 2022 Topps Gold Label baseball

While not an inexpensive offering, 2022 Topps Gold Label has a lot to like and a lot to chase. The class tiered system is really interesting, and some of the hits look really nice.

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2022 Topps Gold Label checklist

See below for a comprehensive rundown of the Topps Gold Label 2022 checklist.

2022 Topps Gold Label

1Base1Mariano RiveraNew York Yankees®
2Base2Matt ManningDetroit Tigers®Rookie
3Base3Andrew McCutchenMilwaukee Brewers™
4Base4Julio RodriguezSeattle Mariners™Rookie
5Base5Reid DetmersAngels®Rookie
6Base6Gavin SheetsChicago White Sox®Rookie
7Base7Cal RaleighSeattle Mariners™Rookie
8Base8Frank ThomasChicago White Sox®
9Base9Trea TurnerLos Angeles Dodgers®
10Base10Buster PoseySan Francisco Giants®
11Base11Miguel CabreraDetroit Tigers®
12Base12Nolan RyanTexas Rangers®
13Base13Ronald Acuña Jr.Atlanta Braves™
14Base14Brandon MarshPhiladelphia Phillies®Rookie
15Base15Jarren DuranBoston Red Sox®Rookie
16Base16Mookie BettsLos Angeles Dodgers®
17Base17IchiroSeattle Mariners™
18Base18Lars NootbaarSt. Louis Cardinals®Rookie
19Base19MacKenzie GoreWashington Nationals®Rookie
20Base20Ken Griffey Jr.Seattle Mariners™
21Base21Joey VottoCincinnati Reds®
22Base22Freddie FreemanLos Angeles Dodgers®
23Base23Xander BogaertsBoston Red Sox®
24Base24Joe RyanMinnesota Twins®Rookie
25Base25Clayton KershawLos Angeles Dodgers®
26Base26Mike SchmidtPhiladelphia Phillies®
27Base27Javier BaezDetroit Tigers®
28Base28Vladimir Guerrero Jr.Toronto Blue Jays®
29Base29Aaron JudgeNew York Yankees®
30Base30Jose SiriTampa Bay Rays™Rookie
31Base31Edward CabreraMiami Marlins®Rookie
32Base32Fernando Tatis Jr.San Diego Padres™
33Base33Shane BieberCleveland Guardians™
34Base34Hunter GreeneCincinnati Reds®Rookie
35Base35Rickey HendersonOakland Athletics™
36Base36Kris BryantColorado Rockies™
37Base37Jose AltuveHouston Astros®
38Base38CJ AbramsWashington Nationals®Rookie
39Base39Giancarlo StantonNew York Yankees®
40Base40Ted WilliamsBoston Red Sox®
41Base41Roansy ContrerasPittsburgh Pirates®Rookie
42Base42Willie MaysSan Francisco Giants®
43Base43Mike TroutAngels®
44Base44Shohei OhtaniAngels®
45Base45Yadier MolinaSt. Louis Cardinals®
46Base46Mark McGwireOakland Athletics™
47Base47Max ScherzerNew York Mets®
48Base48Alex BregmanHouston Astros®
49Base49Bobby Witt Jr.Kansas City Royals®Rookie
50Base50Aaron AshbyMilwaukee Brewers™Rookie
51Base51Christian YelichMilwaukee Brewers™
52Base52Cal Ripken Jr.Baltimore Orioles®
53Base53Nick LodoloCincinnati Reds®Rookie
54Base54Rafael DeversBoston Red Sox®
55Base55Jose RamirezCleveland Guardians™
56Base56Pete AlonsoNew York Mets®
57Base57Reggie JacksonNew York Yankees®
58Base58Bryce HarperPhiladelphia Phillies®
59Base59Shane BazTampa Bay Rays™Rookie
60Base60Luis GilNew York Yankees®Rookie
61Base61Corey SeagerTexas Rangers®
62Base62David OrtizBoston Red Sox®
63Base63Manny MachadoSan Diego Padres™
64Base64Juan SotoSan Diego Padres™
65Base65Bryan De La CruzMiami Marlins®Rookie
66Base66Ke'Bryan HayesPittsburgh Pirates®
67Base67Jose AbreuChicago White Sox®
68Base68Anthony RizzoNew York Yankees®
69Base69Hank AaronAtlanta Braves™
70Base70Jacob deGromNew York Mets®
71Base71Jake MeyersHouston Astros®Rookie
72Base72Tony GwynnSan Diego Padres™
73Base73Jackie RobinsonBrooklyn Dodgers™
74Base74Justin VerlanderHouston Astros®
75Base75Spencer TorkelsonDetroit Tigers®Rookie
76Base76Bryson StottPhiladelphia Phillies®Rookie
77Base77Andre JacksonLos Angeles Dodgers®Rookie
78Base78Derek JeterNew York Yankees®
79Base79Carlos CorreaMinnesota Twins®
80Base80Josiah GrayWashington Nationals®Rookie
81Base81Bo BichetteToronto Blue Jays®
82Base82Seiya SuzukiChicago Cubs®
83Base83Jazz Chisholm Jr.Miami Marlins®
84Base84Paul GoldschmidtSt. Louis Cardinals®
85Base85Walker BuehlerLos Angeles Dodgers®
86Base86Royce LewisMinnesota Twins®Rookie
87Base87Nolan ArenadoSt. Louis Cardinals®
88Base88Francisco LindorNew York Mets®
89Base89Alek ThomasArizona Diamondbacks®Rookie
90Base90Chipper JonesAtlanta Braves™
91Base91Josh LoweTampa Bay Rays™Rookie
92Base92Luis RobertChicago White Sox®
93Base93Cody BellingerLos Angeles Dodgers®
94Base94Roberto ClementePittsburgh Pirates®
95Base95Oneil CruzPittsburgh Pirates®Rookie
96Base96Wander FrancoTampa Bay Rays™Rookie
97Base97Kirby PuckettMinnesota Twins®
98Base98Gerrit ColeNew York Yankees®
99Base99Austin RileyAtlanta Braves™
100Base100Vidal BrujanTampa Bay Rays™Rookie