Friday, October 21, 2022

Cardboard Review:2022 Topps Gallery Baseball

Baseball season continues on and so doesn't the baseball releases.

Today, we take a look at a 90's favorite from yours truly but maybe not so much in the modern age.

Unlike the 90's version, Topps Gallery can only be found at Walmart or at Topps online. So no hobby shop visits to find this stuff.

Each hobby box retail version of 2022 Topps Gallery comes with 20 packs of 5 cards. Each box also comes with 2 autographs and boxes run about $115 per. Not too bad considering today's box prices with the same amount of hits.


The 200 card base set comes loaded with veterans,


And top rookies of the game. 

The design stays pretty close to what it has looked like in years past since Topps reengergized it.

You can find the following parallels in this year's Topps Gallery,
Printer Proof , Rainbow Foil, Private Issue, Green /125, Green Pattern /99, Blue /75, Blue Pattern /50, Orange /25, Orange Pattern /10, Red /5, Red Pattern 1/1 and Printing Plates 1/1
Rainbow Foil

Green /125
Private Issue

Inserts may have the following parallels,
Green /250, Blue /99, Orange /25 and Red 1/1
MasterStrokes falls 1:18 packs and has 20 cards to collect. The one on the right is the blue parallels, blue writing, it is /99.

Next Wave falls 1:15 packs and has 25 cards to collect. I really like the look of this one compared to the other inserts in this product.

Portrait Gallery has 10 cards in the set and falls 1:18 packs.

Modern Artists has 25 cards falling at 1:15 packs. I really don't mind this design either. Kind of its the Gallery/art theme.

Autographs come with parallels as well. You know, like most products.
Green /99, Blue /50, Orange /25, Red 1/1
(I guess we can call this an autograph....)

(even worse example)
This is an Orange /25

This product doesn't have the same feel or appeal of the 90's version, but I still didn't mind it too much. I would probably only stick to this version of buying it if I had to choose. I think Blasters are full of dullness.

As for value, I didn't pull any of the key rookies, the autographs were bad in more than one way, but at least I found a Ken Griffey Jr and Derek Jeter card. Those made me happy.

Thoughts on this product, the inserts and the autographs especially welcomed in comments.


  1. Wish I could find this in card shops. Always enjoyed Gallery, although this one feels a bit dull. Those autos were horrendous. They're just squiggles! Hopefully others in the set have better signatures because for the price two autos is good value. Thanks for sharing the break!

  2. UGLY autos, but at least they weren't pitchers!