Everything You Need To Know About 2023 Topps Finest Baseball

July 3, 2023

The 2023 edition of Topps Finest drops in the first week of July. If it feels like we just had a Topps Finest release, it’s because 2022 Topps Finest was delayed all the way until January of 2023.

Six short months later, 2023 Topps Finest gets us back on a reasonable release timeframe and brings new designs, new inserts and autographs, and a fresh batch of rookie cards for collectors to chase.

But what will collectors find in 2023 Topps Finest? What rookies are included? And what are the hits?

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2023 Topps Finest Baseball release date & release formats

The release date for the 2023 Topps Finest is scheduled for July 7, 2023 (subject to change).

2023 Topps Finest hobby packs contain 5 cards per pack. Hobby boxes contain 12 packs, in the form of two 6-pack mini-boxes. Cases contain 8 hobby boxes per case.

Each hobby box contains two chrome autographs per box. Hobby boxes are pre-selling for $220-225.

Topps Finest 2023 base set & design

The 2023 Topps Finest base set consists of 125 total cards. These fall into several categories. The first 100 cards are the main set, consisting of MLB veterans and rookies. Cards number 101-125 make the up the Extended Base Set and are Short Prints (SP).

The design offers bold colors, bright designs, and lots of Chrome on premium stock. This both falls in line with prior years but also offers just enough updates to make it feel new.

Key rookies in 2023 Topps Finest include:

  • Adley Rutschman
  • Josh Jung
  • Corbin Carroll
  • Gunnar Henderson
  • James Outman
  • Jordan Walker
  • Nolan Gorman
  • Anthony Volpe
  • Masataka Yoshida

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2023 Topps Finest Baseball parallels

The 2023 Topps Finest base set is complemented by a rainbow of Refractor parallels, which fall about four per box and range from the fairly easy to pull all the way to the 1/1.

  • Refractors – 1:3 packs
  • Sky Blue Refractors – /300
  • Blue/Aqua Vapor Refractors – /250
  • Purple Refractors – /250
  • Aqua Refractors – /199
  • Aqua Shimmer Refractors – /25
  • Blue Refractors – /150
  • Green Speckle Refractors – /125
  • Green Refractors – /99
  • Lava Green Refractors – /99
  • Rose Gold Refractors – /75
  • Gold Refractors – /50
  • Orange Refractors – /25
  • Red/Black Vapor Refractors – /10
  • Red Refractors – /5
  • Purple/Pink Vapor Refractors – /3
  • Superfractors – 1/1

The Extended Base Set offer a smaller list of parallels, consisting of Gold Refractors (/50), Red Refractors (/5) and Superfractors (1/1).

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2023 Topps Finest Rose Gold Refractor

Topps Finest 2023 Baseball variations

Finest Rookie Design Variations offer a different image for key rookies, and are seeded 1:24 packs. Parallel versions include Refractors (/99), Gold Refractors (/50), Red Refractors (/5) and Superfractors (1/1).

Finest Rookie Design Variations

Topps Finest 2023 Baseball inserts

A quartet of insert sets, ranging from the easy pulls to the limited edition, dot the 2023 Topps Finest product.

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2000 Topps Finest – World’s Finest

Inspired by the design of the 2000-01 Topps Finest Basketball insert set, this set commemorates the biggest stars from the 2023 World Baseball Classic. Seeded 1:4 packs.

2023 Topps Finest 2000 Topps World’s Finest

Finest Headliners

Highlighting players who make headlines with their amazing performances. Seeded 1:6 packs.

2023 Topps Finest – Finest Headliners

Finest Rivalries Die-Cuts

A tougher pull offers players from some of baseball’s biggest rivalries. These die-cut cards are seeded 1:48 packs.

All three of the above inserts also come in a number of parallel versions: Gold Refractor (/50), Red Refractor (/5) and Superfractor (1/1).

Diamond Finest

Numbered to only five copies each, these highlight some of the biggest stars and hottest rookies in the game. 1/1 Superfractor versions are also available.

2023 Topps Finest Baseball autographs

Seeded two per box, autographs are sure to be a big draw to the 2023 Topps Finest offering.

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Finest Autographs

With a design similar to the base set, this is one of larger autographed offerings in 2023 Topps Finest.

2023 Topps Finest – Finest Autograph

Finest Rookie Variations Autographs

Adding an autograph to the Rookie Design Variation cards, these are sure to be popular with rookie card collectors.

Both of the above autograph offerings have the following parallels:

  • Blue Refractors – /150
  • Green Refractors – /99
  • Green Wave Refractors – /99
  • Gold Refractors – /50
  • Gold Wave Refractors – /50
  • Orange Refractors – /25
  • Orange Wave Refractors – /25
  • Red Refractors – /5
  • Red Wave Refractors – /5
  • Superfractors – 1/1

Finest Moments Autographs

These autographed cards feature a memorable highlight for the pictured player. Parallels include Gold Refractors (/50), Orange Refractors (/25), Red Refractors (/5) and Superfractors (1/1).

2000 Topps Finest – World’s Finest Autographs

Select subjects from the 2000 Topps Finest – World’s Finest insert set get autographed versions, with varying print runs. Parallels include Orange Refractors (/25), Red Refractors (/5) and Superfractors (1/1).

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2023 Topps Finest World’s Finest Autograph

Finest Headliners Autographs

Select cards from the Finest Headliners insert set get signatures. Print runs are limited to only 50 copies each. Orange Refractors (/25), Red Refractors (/5) and Superfractors (1/1) parallel versions are also available.

Finest Rivalries Die-Cuts Autographs

These dual-signature cards are sure to be popular with fans, as they are autographed versions of the Finest Rivalries Die-Cut inserts, and limited to only 10 copies each.

2023 Topps Finest Finest Rivalries Die-Cuts Autographs

Finest Mystery Redemption

Featuring a “mystery” player, these redemptions to feature some players of interest. Limited to 99 copies per card.

Finest Originals Buyback Autographs

Featuring a buy-back of a previously released Topps card, with an added signature. The print runs for these vary by card.

2023 Topps Finest Baseball value

2023 Topps Finest hobby boxes are pre-selling for $220-225. How does that compare to prior years?

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YearRecent Comp Price

These sale prices suggest that Topps Finest are best opened, not held long term. These feel like a fun product to break, and that appears to be the correct play from an investment standpoint.

From a singles standpoint, some of the lowest population autographs of top players, when in PSA 10 slabs, have sold for over $1,000. Obviously, most cards sell for significantly less. It’s clear that there is some potential for good payback on singles, however, again suggesting again that the right path here is to break these. This appears to be the right move for both enjoyment and potential profit.

Final thoughts on 2023 Topps Finest

2023 Topps Finest Baseball offers a fun mix of inserts, short prints, autographs, and variations, plus a pile of parallels. The cards come on premium stock and offer bright and colorful designs. At a price point of a semi-premium offering, there’s a lot to like here.

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