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2023 Topps Diamond Icons Baseball Brings The Premium Diamond Sparkle

A premium product that’s all about the hits, with an impressive array of potential hits. Yet the 2023 product didn’t arrive until 2024, and in the run-up to the release date, almost no information was available about availability or pricing.

So what do we know about 2023 Topps Diamond Icons Baseball? What are the hits and odds? And was it worth the wait?

2023 Topps Diamond Icons Baseball release date & release format

The release date for 2023 Topps Diamond Icons Baseball is January 31, 2024 (subject to change). This date was already moved from an original December 2023 release date.

Hobby boxes of 2023 Topps Diamond Icons Baseball contain a single pack per box. Each pack of 2023 Topps Diamond Icons Baseball contains 10 cards per pack. Those 10 cards consist of 7 autograph cards, 2 autographed relics, and one relic card. Every card in the product is serial numbered, with a maximum print run of 25 copies.

The product is all hits, with no base set. A case of 2023 Topps Diamond Icons Baseball contains 2 hobby boxes.

Information on the pricing of 2023 Topps Diamond Icons Baseball was very sparse in the run-up to release, with little information on the drop price available before the release date. As of the afternoon of January 31st, the release is sold out at Topps.

2023 Topps Diamond Icons Baseball autographs

The autographed offerings in 2023 Topps Diamond Icons Baseball feature some old favorites and new offerings and are all offered in only very limited print runs.

White PolychromatINK Autographs are new for 2023 and feature a variety of ink colors on the signatures. 49 cards make up the checklist, which is limited to 15 copies each.

Black PolychromatINK Autographs are also new for 2023 and feature multicolored metallic ink. 37 cards make up this offering, which is limited to 15 copies each.

Diamond Icons Autographs offers one of the highest print run offerings in the product, with 25 copies each. Parallels include Purple (/10), Red (/5) and Gold (1/1). Checklists consist of 32 cards.

Icons of the Diamond Autographs are also numbered out of 25, with 42 cards making up the checklist. Canary (/10), Black (/5), and Pristine (1/1) parallels are also available.

2023 Topps Diamond Icons Baseball

Cut Signatures offers cut autographs of 99 players, all numbered to only 4. Gold 1/1 parallels are also available.

Immortal Cut Signatures offers 28 more cut autographs, these all 1/1’s and featuring some of the biggest names in the history of the game.

2023 Topps Diamond Icons Baseball relics

With a maximum print run of 10 copies, the relics in 2023 Topps Diamond Icons Baseball land one per pack/box and should be popular pulls despite not featuring any ink.

Single-Player Relics feature a relic from a single player, as the name implies. The set consists of 31 cards and are numbered out of 10. The checklist is a mix of icons of today and the past. Parallels include Red (/5) and Gold (1/1).

Diamond Relics contains four authentic diamonds on each card. The checklist consists of 20 cards, made up of a mix of all-time greats and current superstars. Serial numbered out of 5 with 1/1 Gold parallels also available.

Diamond in the Rough Relics highlight some of the most exciting young players in the game, and feature an actual uncut diamond. The set consists of 15 cards that are serial numbered out of 5. 1/1 Gold parallels are also available.

Dual-Player Dual Relic Books offer relics of two players, in booklet form. The pairings offer the same team, same position, and other connections with lots of iconic names. The checklist consists of 14 cards and are numbered out of 10. Red (/5) and Gold (1/1) parallels are also available.

Preeminent Pieces consist of 29 cards numbered out of 10, and feature a piece of the player’s baseball cleats. Predominantly active players, with a few recently retired greats sprinkled in. 1/1 Spikes parallels include actual spikes.

2023 Diamond Icons Pete Alonso

MLB Silhouetted Batter Logo Patches consist of 53 cards, all 1/1’s. These feature the MLB Silhouette Logo from player uniforms.

Diamond Icons Ronald Acuna 2023

2023 Topps Diamond Icons Baseball autographed relics

Featuring a relic and on-card autograph, these cards offer a mix of autographed versions of the unsigned relics and stand-alone offerings.

Autographed Jumbo Patches featuring a jumbo patch and an autograph, this 43 card set is serial numbered to 25. Parallels include Purple (/10), Red (/5), and 1/1 Gold.

Single-Player Autographed Relics consists of 65 cards all numbered out of 10 or fewer. Red (/5) and Gold (1/1) parallels are also available.

Single-Player Dual-Team Autographed Relics feature two relics from two different teams for a single player. The checklist consists of 10 cards limited to 10 copies each. Red (/5) and Gold (1/1) parallels are also available.

2023 Diamond Icons Greg Maddux autographed relics

Single-Player Autographed Dual Relics feature a single player per card with two relics and an autograph. The checklist consists of 22 cards numbered to 10 or fewer. Red (/5) and Gold (1/1) parallels are also available.

Autographed Diamond Relics offer signed versions of the diamond-studded relic card. The checklist consists of 18 cards, limited to 10 copies each. 1/1 Gold parallels are also available.

Autographed Diamond in the Rough Relics brings the ink to the 15-card, uncut diamond-infused relic set. The set is limited to 10 copies each. 1/1 Gold parallels are also available.

Dual Autographed Diamond Relic Books offers 10 booklet cards, limited to only 3 copies each, with Gold 1/1 parallel versions also available.

Autographed Preeminent Pieces Relics put autographs right on the cleat relic. Numbered to only three copies each, with Gold 1/1 parallel versions available.

Dual-Player Autographed Relics offers two players, two relics, and two autographs. These impressive pairings of players from the same team are limited to 12 cards, with only 10 copies each. Red (/5) and Gold (1/1) parallels also are available.

2023 Topps Diamond Icons Baseball value

2023 Topps Diamond Icons Baseball is a premium product with some great hits. It’s also undoubtedly high-end from a price standpoint. Are they worth the cost?

The last sale for a 2022 Topps Diamond Icons Baseball Hobby Box was in late December, for $2,025. The sole one listed on eBay currently is listed at $4,500.

In terms of singles, what can looking at 2022 Topps Diamond Icons Baseball singles in PSA 10 slabs tell us? There are no recent sales over $1,000, which is notable for such a high-end product. Other than 2-3 cards that sold for $850 or so, the high end appears to be in the $400-500 range.

That makes payback on a box far from guaranteed. Of course, some of the big hits may not have hit the market, or maybe sold somewhere other than eBay.

Final thoughts on 2023 Topps Diamond Icons Baseball

2023 Topps Diamond Icons is undeniably a high-end product, one that features some amazing hits that have very low print runs. Its release has been shrouded in secrecy, with very little info available on price and drop date.

If you’re a high roller looking for a high-priced, small box break with the chance at some impressive hits, 2023 Diamond Icons Baseball is well worth a look.

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Mike D.

Mike D

Mike D. has collected cards for over 35 years, since he bought his first pack of Topps at the corner store in 1987. His fandom,  collecting interests, and contributions to Cardlines center around baseball in general and the Baseball Hall of Fame specifically.

Mike's collecting focus is centered on graded cards, mostly rookie cards, of Hall of Famers and future Hall of Famers. Lately, he's been enjoying dabbling in graded minor league cards. A collector/investor with a "buy and hold" approach, Mike takes the long-term view with his collection.
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