2023 Topps Series 2 Baseball picks up right where the previous set left off. That means a continuation in some areas and some fresh content in others. Above all, though, it’s a continuation of the season’s flagship release, which brings with it plenty of widespread hobby clout.
2023 Topps Series 2 Baseball Checklist Overview
Like Series 1, the base set is another 330 cards bringing the overall 2023 Topps Baseball checklist up to #660. Collectors can expect lots of rookies that, if going by the preview images posted by the card maker, include players making their MLB debuts in the early parts of the season. Seeing as how Series 1 and 2 go together, there are also a good number of veteran players left out of the first release. Future Stars and Team Cards both return as well.
- Rainbow Foil – 1:10 packs
- Royal Blue – 1:10 retail packs (retail only)
- Gold – /2022
- Blue Foil Board – /999 (retail only)
- Purple Foil Board – /799 (retail only)
- Green Foil Board – /499
- Orange Foil Board – /299
- Red Foil Board – /199
- Vintage Stock – /99
- Independence Day – /76
- Father’s Day Powder Blue – /50
- Mother’s Day Hot Pink – /50
- Memorial Day Camo – /25
- Platinum – 1/1
- Printing Plates – 1/1
Luke the Cardist is adding some original art to some base cards as well for new Art Card parallels. Each of these is a one-of-one.
The Golden Mirror Variations are also back, offering scarce SSP image variations for all 330 cards.
2023 Topps Series 2 Baseball continues to look back on the 1988 flagship set for its 35th anniversary. The standard 1988 Topps Baseball inserts get 50 new cards, each using the main base design as their inspiration. There are also 50 1988 Topps Baseball All-Star cards, which opt for the subset layout.
All Aces returns for a new batch of cards highlighting pitchers with a playing card-inspired design on foil stock. Tough Heavy Lumber cards are back as well. These spotlight sluggers with cards done on woodgrain stock.
Star of MLB and Stars of MLB Chrome expand as well. Like Series 1, these are both exclusive to retail packs.
2023 World Baseball Classic features 60 players who competed in the pre-season tournament. Parallels include Blue, Black (/299), Gold (/75), Red (/10), Platinum (1/1) and Autographs (/25) for select cards.
Looking to the past is Legends of the Game. These have the same parallels as WBC cards including autographs.
Other insert sets on the 2023 Topps Series 2 Baseball checklist include Significant Statistics, which highlight advanced stats standouts, and Favorite Sons, a set dedicated to players who made their MLB journeys through their home states.
One of the manufactured relic themes is Father’s Day Commemorative Team Patch. These special blue cap logos and are exclusive to blaster-style retail value boxes. Beside the base versions, there are Blue (600 copies each), Black (/299), Gold (/75), Red (/10) and Platinum (1/1) parallels. Autograph versions top out at 25 copies each.
2023 Topps Series 2 Baseball Autographs and Memorabilia Cards
Most of the standalone autographs and relic themes on the 2023 Topps Series 2 Baseball checklist carry over from Series 1.
Baseball Stars Autographs take an all-encompassing approach and have Black (/99), Gold (/50), Red (/25) and Platinum (1/1) parallels. Baseball Stars Dual Autographs are scarce with no more than five copies a piece.
Major League Materials take a similar wide approach with uniform and bat swatches. Black (/199), Gold (/50 or less) and Red (/25 or less) are among the parallels. Autographed versions are also available, each with print runs of 50 or less.
1988 Topps Baseball Autographs and 1988 Topps Baseball All-Star Autographs include on-card signatures, something there aren’t a lot of in the flagship release. The retro design also has relic counterparts.
Topps Reverence Autograph Patch cards is another place for hard signatures.
Cut Signatures are all one-of-ones.
Stay tuned for more 2023 Topps Series 2 Baseball details including hobby info and exclusives.
2023 Topps Series 2 Baseball cards at a glance:
Cards per pack: TBA
Packs per box: TBA
Boxes per case: TBA
Set size: 330 cards
Release date (subject to change): June 7, 2023
What to expect in a hobby box:
Recent Topps Series 2 Baseball releases:
The full 2023 Topps Series 2 Baseball checklist and team set lists will be up as soon as they’re available, likely shortly before the product comes out.