Despite a delay to the regular season and a backlog of sets, the top 2022 MLB rookie cards are still chugging along.
Where to Find 2022 Baseball Rookie Cards
For licensed 2022 MLB rookie cards, collectors have a variety of Topps (and Bowman) sets issued throughout the year and into 2023. There are also MLBPA-licensed Panini products. These two card makers supply the bulk of the rookie content.
Other brands offer prospect-driven products without any league or team licensing.
Review all the products with the full 2022 Baseball Card lineup.
Best 2022 Baseball Rookie Cards Sets to Collect
While budget can impact things greatly, baseball card collectors have several annual favorites. One big product line is the flagship Topps MLB series. This includes 2022 Topps Series 1 Baseball, 2022 Topps Series 2 Baseball and 2022 Topps Update Series Baseball.
These are just a few of the choices as new sets are usually released multiple times per month. Track current and upcoming sets via the New Release Calendar.
Top 2022 MLB Rookie Cards To Collect
The guide below highlights some of the top names that feature the official RC logo in 2022 MLB card sets.
Players are listed in order of their MLB Draft year or international free agency signing, starting with the most recent. Each player listing also notes his birth year (YOB).
Seiya Suzuki - Chicago Cubs
2022 Free Agent: Int. FA / Country: Japan / YOB: 1994
Spencer Torkelson - Detroit Tigers
2020 Draft: 1st Rd (1st overall) / College: Arizona State University / YOB: 1999
Reid Detmers - Los Angeles Angels
2020 Draft: 1st Rd (10th overall) / College: University of Louisville / YOB: 1999
Spencer Strider - Atlanta Braves
2020 Draft: 4th Rd (126th overall) / College: Clemson University / YOB: 1998
Bobby Witt Jr. - Kansas City Royals
2019 Draft: 1st Rd (2nd overall) / High School: Colleyville Heritage High School (TX) / YOB: 2000
Jeremy Peña - Houston Astros
2018 Draft: 3rd Rd (102nd overall) / College: University of Maine / YOB: 1997
Steven Kwan - Boston Red Sox
2018 Draft: 5th Rd (163rd overall) / College: Oregon State University / YOB: 1997
Joe Ryan - Minnesota Twins
2018 Draft: 7th Rd (210th overall - Rays) / College: California State University (Northridge/Stanislaus) / YOB: 1996
Jarren Duran - Boston Red Sox
2018 Draft: 8th Rd (220th overall) / College: California State University (Long Beach) / YOB: 1996
Royce Lewis - Minnesota Twins
2017 Draft: 1st Rd (1st overall) / High School: JSerra Catholic High School (CA) / YOB: 1999
Hunter Greene - Cincinnati Reds
2017 Draft: 1st Rd (2nd overall) / High School: Notre Dame High School (CA) / YOB: 1999
MacKenzie Gore - San Diego Padres
2017 Draft: 1st Rd (3rd overall) / High School: Whiteville High School (NC) / YOB: 1999
Julio Rodriguez - Seattle Mariners
2017 Free Agent: Int. FA / Country: Dominican Republic / YOB: 2000
Wander Franco - Tampa Bay Rays
2017 Free Agent: Int. FA / Country: Dominican Republic / YOB: 2001
Oneil Cruz - Pittsburgh Pirates
2015 Free Agent: Int. FA (Dodgers) / Country: Dominican Republic / YOB: 1998
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