Beckett Sports Card Monthly




2022 Topps Five Star Baseball keeps its primary focus simple. Every card on the checklist is an autograph with two coming in every Hobby box. Now the themes can bring a little more to it than that, but this is a product intended for those who want to get right to the signature chase.

As has been the case for a while, virtually everything in the product uses on-card signatures. e exceptions? Cut signatures and five-player autographe­d relic books. From a design perspectiv­e, collectors will notice lots of detailed foil highlights.

Base Autographs start things off with, according to Topps, more than 50 signers. Parallels include Aqua (/75), Purple (/50), Blue (/25), Green (/15), Gold (/10), Orange (/5) and Red (1/1).

Golden Graphs (/40 or less) and Silver Signatures (/40 or less) return, both getting their name for the ink they’re signed with. Both of these have Purple (/25), Blue (/20), Green (/15), Gold (/10), Orange (/5) and Red (1/1) parallels.

New to 2022 Topps Five Star Baseball are Baseball Royalty Autographs (/15).

ese feature top current and past names. Gold (/10), Orange (/5) and Red (1/1) versions also exist.

Five Tool Phenom Autographs (/25 or less) spotlight players who have multiple skill sets.

One of the largest parts of the checklist is Five Star Signatures. Topping out at 20 copies, some of these include additional inscriptio­ns.

e shadowbox format of Pentamerou­s Penmanship (/25 or less) returns. Four levels of parallels are numbered to 10 and under. ere are also dual-signed versions that have five copies or less.

Five Star Dual (/10 or less) and Triple (/5 or less) keep with the hard signatures despite having multiple players.

One-of-one Cut Signatures are available for both baseball players and pop culture personalit­ies.


Although 2022 Five Star has no standalone memorabili­a cards, they do complement autographs in a couple of spots on the checklist.

Five Star Autograph Jumbo Prime cards all have large relic pieces. Base versions have no more than 25 copies each while additional Green (/15), Gold (/10), Silver Rainbow (/5) and Button (/5) parallels are also available. One-of-one patches come in five versions: Brand Logo, Laundry Tag, MLB Logo and Team Patch.

en there are Five Stars Autograph Relic books. Numbered to 5 or fewer, these have signatures and swatches from five different players. ere are also similar Five Stars Autographs (/5 or less) that drop the relics and book, going with a double-sided format.

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