The Hunt For Treasure: A Preview Of 2022 Panini National Treasures Baseball [Updated with Full Checklist]

January 4, 2023

2022 Panini National Treasures is a high-end product with no fluff.  But what will you find in 2022 Panini National Treasures? What does this high-end product cost? And is it a good value?

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2022 National Treasures baseball release date & release format

The 2022 Panini National Treasure release date was January 6, 2023, one of the bigger baseball releases during a relatively slow month for the sport.

Hobby Boxes come in two different permutations, but both have the same general layout.

Each pack contains 8 cards, and each box contains just one pack. Hobby cases contain four boxes. All eight cards in packs are either memorabilia or autographed cards.

1st Off the Line hobby boxes are available exclusively on Panini’s website. One of the autograph cards and one of the memorabilia cards in these boxes are FOTL exclusives. Standard Hobby boxes obviously do not include the FOTL exclusives.

Pre-sales of Hobby Boxes are in the $600-650 range. Hobby cases are selling in the range of $1,600-2,000. As of this writing, the FOTL boxes are not yet listed on Panini’s website.

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2022 Panini National Treasures baseball base set/memorabilia cards

The 2022 Panini National Treasure base set consists of 100 cards, and they’re not base cards in the traditional sense, as they all have memorabilia embedded.

The checklist features current and future stars as well as icons from the past.

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2022 Panini National Treasures Baseball parallels

While the exact details are not yet available, we can expect several levels of parallels will be available.

2022 Panini National Treasure Base Purple Parallel

Panini National Treasures Baseball 2022 inserts

Two number-themed insert sets also are available in 2022 National Treasures baseball. Treasured Jersey Numbers and Treasured Stats are both very tough pulls that feature important numbers associated with top players.

2022 Panini National Treasure Treasured Jersey Numbers

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National Treasures Baseball 2022 relics

There are a number of non-base memorabilia offerings in 2022 Panini National Treasure for your card-chasing pleasure.

Legendary Jumbo Materials Booklet Cards

Include memorabilia from multiple legends of the game in single books with jumbo swatches. The checklist includes Hall of Famers Eddie Mathews and Wade Boggs.

National Treasures Bat Knobs, Bat Nameplates, and Cleats

As the name suggests, these limited production cards contain large pieces of bat knob, bat nameplate, or cleats embedded in the cards. These go way past the traditional uniform swatch.

2022 Panini National Treasure Bat Knob

2022 Panini National Treasure baseball autographs

The autographs are a big part of the National Treasures product again in 2022, with several different offerings.

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Rookie Material Signatures

Featuring some of the top rookies in the game, these include both an autograph and an oversized swatch.

2022 Panini National Treasure Rookie Material Signatures

Treasured Material Signatures

Featuring a relic piece along with an on-card autograph, with a checklist that features stars past, present, and future.

NT Material Signatures

Another offering with both a signature and a relic.

2022 Panini National Treasure NT Material Signatures

Field Pass Signatures

These signature cards offer full-bleed photos and really pop.

2022 Panini National Treasure Field Pass Signatures

Legendary Signatures

These signature books include cut signatures of baseball legends.

2022 Panini National Treasure Legendary Signatures

2022 National Treasures baseball value

National Treasure is a high-priced, high-end product. But how do unopened boxes hold their value?

A quick look at recent sales of the last few years hobby boxes suggests the answer is that they hold or increase in value significantly.

YearRecent Sales
2022$600-650
2021$650-1,000
2020$1,000-1,700
2019$1,000-3,000

When it comes to singles, there are a few key hits each year that sell for $1,500 or more, which represents a huge ROI. On the other end of the spectrum, an awful lot of cards from the set sell for less than $10.

As with any high-end product, there’s a significant risk/reward to consider here. The chance at a big hit comes at a significant price of entry. But if the high-rolling product is your cup of tea, you can do a lot worse for your dollar than National Treasures.

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Final thoughts on 2022 National Treasures Baseball

National Treasures is Panini’s highest-end offering, with nothing but relics, autographs, tough inserts, and autograph/relic combo cards. No base. No fluff. If that’s your type of product, you’ve probably had this one marked on your calendar for a while.

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2022 Panini National Treasures Baseball checklist

A full list of cards in the 2022 National Treasures baseball checklist, customizable and searchable.

wdt_ID Set Player Team Position Card Number Number of cards
1 Apprentice Ink M.J. Melendez Kansas City Royals C 2 99
2 Apprentice Ink Matt Brash Seattle Mariners P 3 99
3 Apprentice Ink Cade Cavalli Washington Nationals P 4 99
4 Apprentice Ink Maddux Bruns Los Angeles Dodgers P 5 99
5 Apprentice Ink Gabriel Arias Cleveland Indians SS 6 99
6 Apprentice Ink Josh H. Smith Texas Rangers 2B 7 99
7 Apprentice Ink Curtis Mead Tampa Bay Rays 2B 8 99
8 Apprentice Ink DJ Herz Chicago Cubs P 9 99
9 Apprentice Ink Nick Pratto Kansas City Royals 1B 10 99
10 Apprentice Ink Jose Miranda Minnesota Twins SS 11 99
11 Apprentice Ink George Valera Cleveland Indians OF 12 99
12 Apprentice Ink Mark Vientos New York Mets 3B 13 99
13 Apprentice Ink Orelvis Martinez Toronto Blue Jays SS 14 99
14 Apprentice Ink Nick Allen Oakland A's SS 15 99
15 Apprentice Ink Jeter Downs Boston Red Sox SS 17 99
16 Apprentice Ink Ezequiel Duran Texas Rangers 2B 18 99
17 Apprentice Ink Juan Yepez St. Louis Cardinals 1B 19 99
18 Apprentice Ink Kai-Wei Teng San Francisco Giants P 20 99
19 Apprentice Ink Eury Perez Miami Marlins P 21 99
20 Apprentice Ink Gunnar Henderson Baltimore Orioles SS 22 99
21 Apprentice Ink Dustin Harris Texas Rangers 1B 23 99
22 Apprentice Ink Julio Rodriguez Seattle Mariners OF 24 99
23 Apprentice Ink Marcelo Mayer Boston Red Sox SS 25 99
24 Apprentice Ink Holo Gold M.J. Melendez Kansas City Royals C 2 25
25 Apprentice Ink Holo Gold Matt Brash Seattle Mariners P 3 25
26 Apprentice Ink Holo Gold Cade Cavalli Washington Nationals P 4 25
27 Apprentice Ink Holo Gold Maddux Bruns Los Angeles Dodgers P 5 25
28 Apprentice Ink Holo Gold Gabriel Arias Cleveland Indians SS 6 25
29 Apprentice Ink Holo Gold Josh H. Smith Texas Rangers 2B 7 25
30 Apprentice Ink Holo Gold Curtis Mead Tampa Bay Rays 2B 8 25
31 Apprentice Ink Holo Gold DJ Herz Chicago Cubs P 9 25
32 Apprentice Ink Holo Gold Nick Pratto Kansas City Royals 1B 10 25
33 Apprentice Ink Holo Gold Jose Miranda Minnesota Twins SS 11 25
34 Apprentice Ink Holo Gold George Valera Cleveland Indians OF 12 25
35 Apprentice Ink Holo Gold Mark Vientos New York Mets 3B 13 25
36 Apprentice Ink Holo Gold Orelvis Martinez Toronto Blue Jays SS 14 25
37 Apprentice Ink Holo Gold Nick Allen Oakland A's SS 15 25
38 Apprentice Ink Holo Gold Jeter Downs Boston Red Sox SS 17 25
39 Apprentice Ink Holo Gold Ezequiel Duran Texas Rangers 2B 18 25
40 Apprentice Ink Holo Gold Juan Yepez St. Louis Cardinals 1B 19 25
41 Apprentice Ink Holo Gold Kai-Wei Teng San Francisco Giants P 20 25
42 Apprentice Ink Holo Gold Eury Perez Miami Marlins P 21 25
43 Apprentice Ink Holo Gold Gunnar Henderson Baltimore Orioles SS 22 25
44 Apprentice Ink Holo Gold Dustin Harris Texas Rangers 1B 23 25
45 Apprentice Ink Holo Gold Julio Rodriguez Seattle Mariners OF 24 25
46 Apprentice Ink Holo Gold Marcelo Mayer Boston Red Sox SS 25 25
47 Apprentice Ink Holo Silver M.J. Melendez Kansas City Royals C 2 10
48 Apprentice Ink Holo Silver Matt Brash Seattle Mariners P 3 10
49 Apprentice Ink Holo Silver Cade Cavalli Washington Nationals P 4 10
50 Apprentice Ink Holo Silver Maddux Bruns Los Angeles Dodgers P 5 10
51 Apprentice Ink Holo Silver Gabriel Arias Cleveland Indians SS 6 10
52 Apprentice Ink Holo Silver Josh H. Smith Texas Rangers 2B 7 10
53 Apprentice Ink Holo Silver Curtis Mead Tampa Bay Rays 2B 8 10
54 Apprentice Ink Holo Silver DJ Herz Chicago Cubs P 9 10
55 Apprentice Ink Holo Silver Nick Pratto Kansas City Royals 1B 10 10
56 Apprentice Ink Holo Silver Jose Miranda Minnesota Twins SS 11 10
57 Apprentice Ink Holo Silver George Valera Cleveland Indians OF 12 10
58 Apprentice Ink Holo Silver Mark Vientos New York Mets 3B 13 10
59 Apprentice Ink Holo Silver Orelvis Martinez Toronto Blue Jays SS 14 10
60 Apprentice Ink Holo Silver Nick Allen Oakland A's SS 15 10
61 Apprentice Ink Holo Silver Jeter Downs Boston Red Sox SS 17 10
62 Apprentice Ink Holo Silver Ezequiel Duran Texas Rangers 2B 18 10
63 Apprentice Ink Holo Silver Juan Yepez St. Louis Cardinals 1B 19 10
64 Apprentice Ink Holo Silver Kai-Wei Teng San Francisco Giants P 20 10
65 Apprentice Ink Holo Silver Eury Perez Miami Marlins P 21 10
66 Apprentice Ink Holo Silver Gunnar Henderson Baltimore Orioles SS 22 10
67 Apprentice Ink Holo Silver Dustin Harris Texas Rangers 1B 23 10
68 Apprentice Ink Holo Silver Julio Rodriguez Seattle Mariners OF 24 10
69 Apprentice Ink Holo Silver Marcelo Mayer Boston Red Sox SS 25 10
70 Apprentice Ink Platinum M.J. Melendez Kansas City Royals C 2 1
71 Apprentice Ink Platinum Matt Brash Seattle Mariners P 3 1
72 Apprentice Ink Platinum Cade Cavalli Washington Nationals P 4 1
73 Apprentice Ink Platinum Maddux Bruns Los Angeles Dodgers P 5 1
74 Apprentice Ink Platinum Gabriel Arias Cleveland Indians SS 6 1
75 Apprentice Ink Platinum Josh H. Smith Texas Rangers 2B 7 1
76 Apprentice Ink Platinum Curtis Mead Tampa Bay Rays 2B 8 1
77 Apprentice Ink Platinum DJ Herz Chicago Cubs P 9 1
78 Apprentice Ink Platinum Nick Pratto Kansas City Royals 1B 10 1
79 Apprentice Ink Platinum Jose Miranda Minnesota Twins SS 11 1
80 Apprentice Ink Platinum George Valera Cleveland Indians OF 12 1
81 Apprentice Ink Platinum Mark Vientos New York Mets 3B 13 1
82 Apprentice Ink Platinum Orelvis Martinez Toronto Blue Jays SS 14 1
83 Apprentice Ink Platinum Nick Allen Oakland A's SS 15 1
84 Apprentice Ink Platinum Jeter Downs Boston Red Sox SS 17 1
85 Apprentice Ink Platinum Ezequiel Duran Texas Rangers 2B 18 1
86 Apprentice Ink Platinum Juan Yepez St. Louis Cardinals 1B 19 1
87 Apprentice Ink Platinum Kai-Wei Teng San Francisco Giants P 20 1
88 Apprentice Ink Platinum Eury Perez Miami Marlins P 21 1
89 Apprentice Ink Platinum Gunnar Henderson Baltimore Orioles SS 22 1
90 Apprentice Ink Platinum Dustin Harris Texas Rangers 1B 23 1
91 Apprentice Ink Platinum Julio Rodriguez Seattle Mariners OF 24 1
92 Apprentice Ink Platinum Marcelo Mayer Boston Red Sox SS 25 1
93 Apprentice Ink Printing Plates Black M.J. Melendez Kansas City Royals C 2 1
94 Apprentice Ink Printing Plates Black Matt Brash Seattle Mariners P 3 1
95 Apprentice Ink Printing Plates Black Cade Cavalli Washington Nationals P 4 1
96 Apprentice Ink Printing Plates Black Maddux Bruns Los Angeles Dodgers P 5 1
97 Apprentice Ink Printing Plates Black Gabriel Arias Cleveland Indians SS 6 1
98 Apprentice Ink Printing Plates Black Josh H. Smith Texas Rangers 2B 7 1
99 Apprentice Ink Printing Plates Black Curtis Mead Tampa Bay Rays 2B 8 1
100 Apprentice Ink Printing Plates Black DJ Herz Chicago Cubs P 9 1
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