2023 Topps Luminaries Baseball Details

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2023 Topps Luminaries Baseball doesn’t waste much time. One card per box. Everything’s an autograph. Sure, there are some varieties in the themes and presentation, but that’s pretty much it. Like past years, hitters, home run mashers and pitchers get the central focus. Young players also get a significant section of the checklist.

All cards in Luminaries continue to be numbered to 15 or under.

2023 Topps Luminaries Baseball Checklist Overview

The vast majority of cards on the 2023 Topps Luminaries Baseball checklist fall under four general categories:

  • Hit Kings
  • Home Run Kings
  • Masters of the Mound
  • Spark of Light

For the first three there are a mix of current and retired players. Spark of Light is where the game’s youth comes into play.

All four themes have autographs, all of which come with on-card ink. Base versions are numbered to 15 with additional Red (/10), Blue (/5), Purple (/3) and Black (1/1) parallels. Spark of Light are limited to Purple (/3) and Gold (1/1).

Masters of the Mound and Home Run Kings both have Autograph Relics (/15) that mix hard signatures and game-used swatches. Red (/10), Blue (/5), Purple (/3) and Black (1/1) versions are also available.

Moving up a notch are Home Run Kings and Hit Kings Autograph Patches (/15). Black (1/1) are the only parallels for both.

New this year are Leather Autographs. Available for both Kings and the Masters themes, the signature on these are done on pieces of baseballs used in a game the player appeared in. These are tough, though, with only one copy each.

2023 Topps Luminaries Baseball Masters of the Mound Baseball Leather Autographs Blake Snell

Multi-Signature Cards

All four themes have some multi-signature cards as well.

For Spark of Light, there are Dual Autographs (/15 or less) and Triple Autograph Books (/5). Both have Purple (/3) and Gold (1/1) parallels.

All four core themes have Dual Autograph Patch cards. For Spark of Light, all have 15 or fewer copies and done as a regular card. Hit Kings, Home Run Kings and Masters of the Mound are all one-of-a-kind book cards with jumbo swatches. Home Run Kings has some Triple Autograph Patch one-of-one booklets as well.

Guiding Light Triple Autograph Relic Books (/5 or less) showcase a past great, current star and up-and-comer.

2023 Topps Luminaries Baseball Guiding Light Triple Autograph Relic Book

From there, things escalate quickly. Hit Kings, Home Run Kings and Masters of the Mound Ultra book cards all each one-of-ones that open up to showcase 10 autographs. A Hit Kings Ultimate book has 40 signatures while its Home Run Kings Ultimate counterpart comes with 50.

2023 Topps Luminaries Baseball Home Run Kings Ultra Book Card

The Greatest is another one-of-one booklet. Taking a more all-encompassing approach, this one has 30 superstar sigs.

2023 Topps Luminaries Baseball cards at a glance:

Cards per pack: Hobby – 1
Packs per box: Hobby – 1
Boxes per case: Hobby – 12
Release date (subject to change): February 7, 2024

What to expect in a hobby box:

  • Autographs – 1

Previous Topps Luminaries Baseball releases:

The full 2023 Topps Luminaries Baseball checklist and team set lists will be up as soon as they’re available.

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