2023 Topps MLS has a lot of new things in store. That said, the biggest addition is the inclusion of, arguably, the biggest star soccer has ever seen — Lionel Messi.
Hobby boxes promise three total autographs or memorabilia cards plus a handful of additional inserts.
2023 Topps MLS Checklist Overview
The base set features 201 cards covering stars from across the league. Included on the checklist is another 25-card Pitch Prodigies installment, highlighting the top MLS rookies.
- Soccer Tile – 1:4 packs
- Blue Foil – /99
- Green Foil – /75
- Gold Foil – /50 (hobby only)
- Orange Foil – /25 (hobby only)
- Red Foil – /10
- Black Foil – 1/1
Some cards also have Image Variation SSPs. These have their own one-of-one Black Foil parallels.
Autographs, Memorabilia Cards and Other Inserts
Base Autographs are where the vast majority of the product’s signatures come from. Blue Foil (/99), Gold Foil (/50), Orange Foil (/25), Red Foil (/10) and Black Foil (1/1) make up the parallel mix.
MLS Relics include memorabilia and have additional Blue Foil (/199), Green Foil (/99), Gold Foil (/50), Orange Foil (/25) and Black Foil (1/1) versions. Some also have scarce autograph versions.
Other tough memorabilia offerings include Nameplate Patches (/4 or less) and Team Crest Patches (1/1).
Five standard insert sets are on the checklist, a couple of which are tough pulls.
Topps 1983 Futbol is the product’s nostalgia kick. Landing every fourth pack, these take the 1983 Topps Football design and gives it a soccer spin.
New Kitcore cards highlight MLS uniforms while The Top Shelf Terrors spotlight stellar strikers. Both of these are 1:6 packs.
Big City Strikers (1:144 packs) takes the goal scoring concept and mashes it together with a cityscape of where the star plays.
Pearlers are case hits, falling 1:288 packs. They’re done on Topps Chrome stock and, again, showcase scoring leaders.
All five of these insert sets have a similar mix of parallels: hobby-exclusive Oranger (/25), Red (/10) and Black (1/1).
2023 Topps MLS soccer cards at a glance:
Cards per pack: Hobby – 8
Packs per box: Hobby – 24
Boxes per case: Hobby – 12
Set size: 201 cards
Release date (subject to change): November 29, 2023
What to expect in a hobby box:
- Autographs or Memorabilia Cards – 3 Total
- Kitcore – 4
- The Top Shelf Terrors – 4
- Topps 1983 Futbol – 6
- Soccer Tile Parallels – 6
The full 2023 Topps MLS checklist will be up as soon as it’s available, likely shortly before the set comes out.