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

wdt_ID Set Number Player Team Rookie?
1 Base 1 Mariano Rivera New York Yankees®
2 Base 2 Matt Manning Detroit Tigers® Rookie
3 Base 3 Andrew McCutchen Milwaukee Brewers™
4 Base 4 Julio Rodriguez Seattle Mariners™ Rookie
5 Base 5 Reid Detmers Angels® Rookie
6 Base 6 Gavin Sheets Chicago White Sox® Rookie
7 Base 7 Cal Raleigh Seattle Mariners™ Rookie
8 Base 8 Frank Thomas Chicago White Sox®
9 Base 9 Trea Turner Los Angeles Dodgers®
10 Base 10 Buster Posey San Francisco Giants®
11 Base 11 Miguel Cabrera Detroit Tigers®
12 Base 12 Nolan Ryan Texas Rangers®
13 Base 13 Ronald Acuña Jr. Atlanta Braves™
14 Base 14 Brandon Marsh Philadelphia Phillies® Rookie
15 Base 15 Jarren Duran Boston Red Sox® Rookie
16 Base 16 Mookie Betts Los Angeles Dodgers®
17 Base 17 Ichiro Seattle Mariners™
18 Base 18 Lars Nootbaar St. Louis Cardinals® Rookie
19 Base 19 MacKenzie Gore Washington Nationals® Rookie
20 Base 20 Ken Griffey Jr. Seattle Mariners™
21 Base 21 Joey Votto Cincinnati Reds®
22 Base 22 Freddie Freeman Los Angeles Dodgers®
23 Base 23 Xander Bogaerts Boston Red Sox®
24 Base 24 Joe Ryan Minnesota Twins® Rookie
25 Base 25 Clayton Kershaw Los Angeles Dodgers®
26 Base 26 Mike Schmidt Philadelphia Phillies®
27 Base 27 Javier Baez Detroit Tigers®
28 Base 28 Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Toronto Blue Jays®
29 Base 29 Aaron Judge New York Yankees®
30 Base 30 Jose Siri Tampa Bay Rays™ Rookie
31 Base 31 Edward Cabrera Miami Marlins® Rookie
32 Base 32 Fernando Tatis Jr. San Diego Padres™
33 Base 33 Shane Bieber Cleveland Guardians™
34 Base 34 Hunter Greene Cincinnati Reds® Rookie
35 Base 35 Rickey Henderson Oakland Athletics™
36 Base 36 Kris Bryant Colorado Rockies™
37 Base 37 Jose Altuve Houston Astros®
38 Base 38 CJ Abrams Washington Nationals® Rookie
39 Base 39 Giancarlo Stanton New York Yankees®
40 Base 40 Ted Williams Boston Red Sox®
41 Base 41 Roansy Contreras Pittsburgh Pirates® Rookie
42 Base 42 Willie Mays San Francisco Giants®
43 Base 43 Mike Trout Angels®
44 Base 44 Shohei Ohtani Angels®
45 Base 45 Yadier Molina St. Louis Cardinals®
46 Base 46 Mark McGwire Oakland Athletics™
47 Base 47 Max Scherzer New York Mets®
48 Base 48 Alex Bregman Houston Astros®
49 Base 49 Bobby Witt Jr. Kansas City Royals® Rookie
50 Base 50 Aaron Ashby Milwaukee Brewers™ Rookie
51 Base 51 Christian Yelich Milwaukee Brewers™
52 Base 52 Cal Ripken Jr. Baltimore Orioles®
53 Base 53 Nick Lodolo Cincinnati Reds® Rookie
54 Base 54 Rafael Devers Boston Red Sox®
55 Base 55 Jose Ramirez Cleveland Guardians™
56 Base 56 Pete Alonso New York Mets®
57 Base 57 Reggie Jackson New York Yankees®
58 Base 58 Bryce Harper Philadelphia Phillies®
59 Base 59 Shane Baz Tampa Bay Rays™ Rookie
60 Base 60 Luis Gil New York Yankees® Rookie
61 Base 61 Corey Seager Texas Rangers®
62 Base 62 David Ortiz Boston Red Sox®
63 Base 63 Manny Machado San Diego Padres™
64 Base 64 Juan Soto San Diego Padres™
65 Base 65 Bryan De La Cruz Miami Marlins® Rookie
66 Base 66 Ke'Bryan Hayes Pittsburgh Pirates®
67 Base 67 Jose Abreu Chicago White Sox®
68 Base 68 Anthony Rizzo New York Yankees®
69 Base 69 Hank Aaron Atlanta Braves™
70 Base 70 Jacob deGrom New York Mets®
71 Base 71 Jake Meyers Houston Astros® Rookie
72 Base 72 Tony Gwynn San Diego Padres™
73 Base 73 Jackie Robinson Brooklyn Dodgers™
74 Base 74 Justin Verlander Houston Astros®
75 Base 75 Spencer Torkelson Detroit Tigers® Rookie
76 Base 76 Bryson Stott Philadelphia Phillies® Rookie
77 Base 77 Andre Jackson Los Angeles Dodgers® Rookie
78 Base 78 Derek Jeter New York Yankees®
79 Base 79 Carlos Correa Minnesota Twins®
80 Base 80 Josiah Gray Washington Nationals® Rookie
81 Base 81 Bo Bichette Toronto Blue Jays®
82 Base 82 Seiya Suzuki Chicago Cubs®
83 Base 83 Jazz Chisholm Jr. Miami Marlins®
84 Base 84 Paul Goldschmidt St. Louis Cardinals®
85 Base 85 Walker Buehler Los Angeles Dodgers®
86 Base 86 Royce Lewis Minnesota Twins® Rookie
87 Base 87 Nolan Arenado St. Louis Cardinals®
88 Base 88 Francisco Lindor New York Mets®
89 Base 89 Alek Thomas Arizona Diamondbacks® Rookie
90 Base 90 Chipper Jones Atlanta Braves™
91 Base 91 Josh Lowe Tampa Bay Rays™ Rookie
92 Base 92 Luis Robert Chicago White Sox®
93 Base 93 Cody Bellinger Los Angeles Dodgers®
94 Base 94 Roberto Clemente Pittsburgh Pirates®
95 Base 95 Oneil Cruz Pittsburgh Pirates® Rookie
96 Base 96 Wander Franco Tampa Bay Rays™ Rookie
97 Base 97 Kirby Puckett Minnesota Twins®
98 Base 98 Gerrit Cole New York Yankees®
99 Base 99 Austin Riley Atlanta Braves™
100 Base 100 Vidal Brujan Tampa Bay Rays™ Rookie
Set Number Player Team Rookie?