There’s still about six months to go until release, but the Topps Baseball 2022 base card design has been revealed.
Topps made the announcement via social media, including Twitter and Instagram.
It’s the return to a white border for the second year in a row. The player’s name is much bigger and bigger than in 2021.
The other prominent feature is the partial baseball icon in the nameplate. It is somewhat reminiscent of the marble of the flagship design of 2013.
Confirmation with Topps Reveal 2022
Topps’ reveal of the 2022 baseball flagship design also doubles up. Although this is a mockup at this point, they chose to use Wander Franco.
With the inclusion of the RC logo, this confirms that its Rookie Cards base set will be in 2022 baseball card products and not in late 2021 sets like Topps Update.
This is not surprising as his first Topps Now 2021 card, which commemorates his MLB debut on June 22, has a “Call-Up” rating and not the RC logo like some previous debuts like Jarred Kelenic.
MLBPA is largely responsible for deciding the rookie cutoff date each season when it comes to baseball cards. This is why Topps and Panini products align themselves each year on their player lists.
What do you think of the Topps 2022 design?