2022 Topps Transcendent Baseball is big on a lot of things. One-of-ones? Each single-box case has at least eight of them. Autographs? More than 50. Price tag? Well, there’s that, too, with the five-figure cost typically shared during case breaks.
As usual, there’s also the VIP event invitation that promises and intimate experience with special guests and even more exclusive cards.
Just 99 cases exist.
2022 Topps Transcendent Baseball Checklist Overview
The main course is with the Transcendent Collection Autographs. Each case has 50 of them with a top-tier checklist. Base versions have 20 copies with additional Emerald (/15), Purple (/10), Red (1/1) and Platinum (1/1) parallels also available. Transcendent Collection Image Variation Autographs are also available in similar numbers. Two Red or Platinum parallels are in every case.
Collectors will find several spots that consist exclusively of one-of-ones.
Through the Years Autographs (1/1) return highlighting Wander Franco and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. on a variety of Topps designs that have been used throughout the decades. While most have a signature from one of the players, 10 dual autographs are also available.
1958 Topps Superfractor Autographs (1/1) go to company’s early days in baseball cards to inspire some modern autographs.
Transcendent Icons Gold Deco Autographs are another one-of-one case hit.
From here, cases take a couple of different paths.
Most cases have an Active Player Autograph Patch one-of-one. However, those that don’t have a Cut Signature Bat Knob/Nameplate card.
There’s also an oversized card in every box that take on a couple of forms.
Oversized Cut Signatures (1/1) deliver big names from baseball and beyond. Babe Ruth, Jackie Robinson, Andy Warhol, David Bowie and Abraham Lincoln are among the names on the checklist. Oversized Dual Cut Signatures (1/1) double things up. The third option here is an Oversized Autograph Letter card (1/1) that includes a full letter taken from the back of a player’s jersey.
New to 2022 Topps Transcendent Baseball is a pack of four Transcendent Chrome cards. In a change for anything Chrome, the rainbow for these is small. Cards are all either Red Refractors (/5) or Superfractors (1/1). At least one card in these packs is a Superfractor. The gold-circle design is also used for some scarce autographs.
While Transcendent is primarily about the autographs and one-of-ones, there is a base set. Each case either has a full Transcendent Icons set numbered to 50 or a Transcendent Icons Image Variations set, also numbered to 50.
The final item in every 2022 Topps Transcendent Baseball case is an invitation to a special VIP event. The date and location is not known. But attendees will be able to meet a superstar player as well as get some additional cards and goodies to help make the experience even more memorable.
2022 Topps Transcendent Baseball cards at a glance:
Cards per box: 109
Boxes per case: 1
Set size: 50 cards
Release date (subject to change): March 29, 2023
What to expect in a hobby box:
- Transcendent Autographs – 50
- 1958 Superfractors Autographs – 1
- Autograph Patch or Cut Signature Bat Knob/Nameplate Book Cards – 1 Total
- Through the Years Autographs – 1
- Transcendent Icons Gold Deco Autographs – 1
- Oversized Cut Signature, Oversized Dual Cut Signature or Oversized Letter Autograph – 1 Total
- Topps Transcendent Chrome – 4
- 50-Card Transcendent Icons or Transcendent Icons Variations Set
- VIP Event Invitations – 1
The 2022 Topps Transcendent Baseball checklist and team set lists will be up as soon as they’re available.