The 2022 Topps Tier One Baseball To Drop With 100% Hits – What’s In This Checklist?
If you’re the kind of pack breaker who is all about the hits, and considers base cards a waste, 2022 Topps Tier One Baseball may be for you. Similar to 2022 Topps Sterling, this set is all about small pack and box size, no clutter, and big hits.
No base, just hits on this 2022 Topps Tier One Checklist
Yes, when we say that this set is all about the hits, we mean that literally. There is no base set.
Each pack of 2022 Topps Tier One Baseball has only 3 cards. Each hobby box contains just one pack.
Those three cards? There are two autographs and one relic per pack. Oh, and some of the autographs are relics (or the relics have autographs, if you prefer).
Hobby cases of 2022 Topps Tier One Baseball contain 12 boxes.
Topps Tier One 2022 Release date & presale prices
2022 Topps Tier One Baseball is scheduled to drop on July 27, 2022 (release dates are subject to change).
As of this writing, pre-sale prices on Topps Tier One Baseball 2022 Hobby Boxes (1 pack, 3 cards) are right around $220 delivered.
Check out the latest 2022 Topps Tier 1 Hobby Box prices on ebay
A note on player selection
While $220 for 3 cards isn’t what anyone would call a discount, it’s notable that it is a fraction of the $1,000 for 2 cards we saw in 2022 Topps Sterling.
Because of the cost difference, collectors should be aware that not every pull will be a superstar. The superstars are in there, as are some truly awesome pulls, there will be some autographs and relics that may not give collectors the rush they’re seeking, or the resale value to make back the cost of the box.
2022 Topps Tier One Baseball Autographs
Other than cut autographs (mostly retired/deceased former players), the autographs in 2022 Topps Tier 1 Baseball are on-card, which should be good news for collectors.
The autographed cards come in a number of subsets, covering several different types of subjects.
Break Out Autographs
Break Out autographs feature rookies and young players. Base versions are limited to 299 or fewer copies. Parallels include Bronze Ink (/25), Silver Ink (/10) and Gold Ink (1/1).
Tier One Talent Autograph
Tier One Talent autographs focus on a particular baseball skill. Base versions are limited to 299 or fewer copies. Parallels include Bronze Ink (/25), Silver Ink (/10) and Gold Ink (1/1).
Prime Performers Autographs
Prime Performers autographs feature both current and former players. Base versions are limited to 299 or fewer copies. Parallels include Bronze Ink (/25), Silver Ink (/10) and Gold Ink (1/1).
Tier One Autographs
Tier One autographs are limited to 199 or fewer for base versions, and are considered a “case hit”. The quality of the player and length of the 2022 Topps Tier One checklist is lower than the prior mentioned autographs. Base versions are limited to 299 or fewer copies. Parallels include Bronze Ink (/25), Silver Ink (/10) and Gold Ink (1/1).
Next Level Autographs
Next Level autographs are limited to 50 copies or fewer for base versions. Parallels include Bronze Ink (/25), Silver Ink (/10) and Gold Ink (1/1).
Clear One Autographs and Clear One Dual Autographs
Whether single-signed or dual-autographed, Clear One autographs are numbered to fewer than 10 copies. The cards include acetate, giving them a bit of a unique look and feel.
Dual & Triple Autographs
If an autograph of one player is awesome then a card with autographs from two or three autographs are even better. Dual autos are limited to 25 copies, and Triple autographs are limited to 10 copies.
Cut Signatures feature autographs of deceased former players that are cut from original sources, such as letters, checks, or documents. 2022 Topps Tier One Baseball Cut Signatures are all limited to 1/1.
Topps Tier One 2022 Baseball Autographed Relics
The combination of an autograph and one or more relics on a card makes for quite a collectable. These are often sticker autographs as opposed to on-card but still offer some really exciting pulls.
Autographed Tier One Relics
These are the most plentiful of the autograph/relic combos offered in the product. They are limited to fewer than 99 copies. Parallels include Dual Patch (/25) and Triple Patch (1/1).
Dual Autograph Tier One Relic Books
Dual Autograph Tier One Relic Books open to reveal a signature and swatch of two players. Print runs are limited to 10 copies per card.
Gripping Autographed Relics
Gripping Autographed Relics are new to Topps Tier One for 2022. In an interesting twist, these don’t feature bits of uniform, patches, or bats…but you will find grip tape on these interesting relics. Base versions are limited to 10 or fewer copies, with a 1/1 Platinum parallel version also available.
Perfect Contact Autographed Bat Relics
Perfect Contact Autographed Bat Relics offer more than your standard bat relic, with a full slice of a bat, not just a small chip. Production is limited to five copies per card.
Autographed Prodigious Patches
Autographed Prodigious Patches feature autographs and a uniform patch, and are limited to 10 copies.
1/1 Autographed Relics
There are a number of 1/1 autographed relics in 2022 Topps Tier One Baseball, including Autographed Bat Knobs and Limited Lumber, Cut Signature Relics, and Signature Tools Autograph Relics, the last of which includes a piece from the pen the player used to sign.
2022 Topps Tier 1 Baseball Relics
2022 Topps Tier One Baseball relics may be a bit less flash than autographed cards or auto/relic combos, but they can still be really exciting pulls.
Tier One Relics
Tier One Relics feature patch relics and come in two different designs and are limited to 399 or fewer copies each. Parallels include dual (/25) and triple patches (1/1).
Tier One Legends Relics
Tier One Legends Relics feature stars of the past and are limited to 199 copies or fewer.
Uniform Button Relics
Uniform Button Relics feature a unique spin on the relic theme, with uniform buttons featured on the cards. These are numbered to five copies each, which makes you wonder what they did with the other buttons on each uniform.
All-Star Patches are 1/1 offerings and feature large patches from the 2021 All Star Game.
Prodigious Patches & Gripping Relics
Limited to 10 copies each, offer unsigned versions of autograph relic versions of these cards.
Tier One 1/1 Relics
Bat Knobs and Limited Lumber offer two bat-related relic offerings with very limited print runs.
The Final Word on 2022 Topps Tier One Baseball
2022 Topps Tier One Baseball will be released on July 27th, and if you’re a fan of just the hits, maybe it’s the product for you. It offers a lower price point than Topps Sterling, but still is a premium product with the potential for premium hits.
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