2022 Topps Gilded Collection: A High-End Product With An Etched Edge

Topps brings us a new high-end offering for 2022 with Gilded Collection. With a chromium feel with a touch of elegance, Gilded Collection has a big price tag and a small number of cards per box.

What is included in the product? And should you give this glittering new product a try?

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2022 Topps Gilded Collection release format & release date

The 2022 Topps Gilded Collection product is scheduled to drop on December 30th, 2022 (subject to change). Check here for more December 2022 sports card releases.

2022 Topps Gilded Collection packs contain 5 cards each, with a hobby box containing just one pack. Every Hobby case of 2022 Topps Gilded Collection contains 18 hobby boxes.

Hobby boxes are pre-selling in the $350-400 range, while hobby cases are pre-selling for $7,150.

Each pack contains 2 autographs: one Gold Framed Autograph and One Gold Etch Chrome Autograph.

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2022 Topps Gilded Collection base set & design

The 2022 Topps Gilded Collection base set consists of 150 cards. Those are evenly divided between rookies, veterans, and legends.

The design is similar to Topps Flagship and Topps Chrome, but with some etched embellishments. You know, to class it all up a bit.

2022 Topps Gilded Collection
Base Set Gold Etch Refractor

2022 Topps Gilded Collection parallels

There are a number of parallels in the 2022 Topps Gilded Collection, all of which are tough pulls.

These include:

  • Gold Etch Refractor: /99
  • Mini-Diamond Gold Etch: /50
  • RayWave Gold Etch: /25
  • Lava Gold Etch: /10
  • Superfractor: 1/1

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2022 Topps Gilded Collection autographs

Autographs are obviously the big draw of this product.

Gold Etch Autographs

With a similar design to the base product, these bring the ink with the chromium shine.

Parallels include Blue (/50), Rose Gold (/25), Red (/5) and 1/1 Superfractor.

2022 Topps Gilded Collection
Gold Etch Autograph

Gold Frame Autographs

Bringing even more gold to the party, these autographs feature mostly Hall of Famers.

These take two forms, Hall of Famer Autographs and Hall of Famer Plaque Autographs.

Both feature Onyx (/10), Ruby (/5) and 1/1 Platinum parallels, with Hall of Fame Autographs also have Emerald parallels numbered to 25 copies.

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2022 Topps Gilded Collection
Gold Frame Autographs

Cut Signatures

Athletes, pop culture icons and other historic figures make up the checklist of this 1/1 autograph offering. The checklist includes some big names, including Babe Ruth, Jim Thorpe, Ernest Hemingway and James Madison.

2022 Topps Gilded Collection
Cut Signature

Final thoughts on 2022 Topps Gilded Collection

At up to $400 for five cards, this is clearly a premium offering. That’s not for everyone, as the higher the pack price and the more intense the hits, the harder and higher the odds of a premium pull are.

But if you like to swim in this kind of big pond, you can do worse than 2022 Topps Gilded Collection.

Of course, before diving in, I’d want to take a long look at the checklist first, which should be unveiled closer to release time.

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2022 Topps Gilded Collection checklist

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Mike D

Mike D

Mike D. has collected cards since he bought his first pack of Topps at the corner store in 1987. He has long been fascinated by the Baseball Hall of Fame, and of course cards of Hall of Famers, present and future.


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