2022 Topps 582 Montgomery Club – Set #1

Members of the Topps 582 Montgomery Club received their first set from the 2022 membership.

The set consists of (20) cards, plus (1) autograph. As you can see the rookies are from 2021 even though it is part of the 2022 membership. This has always been the case with Set #1. Rookies in future 2022 sets should actually be 2022 rookies such as Wander Franco. Fingers crossed.

Set #1 autographs range from rookies to retired stars. Retired player autographs seem to be more difficult to pull.

It should be noted that Keibert Ruiz’s card in this set pictures Luis Garcia instead.

Here is what arrived in my set:

Auto:

  • Tim Wakefield

Set:

  • Keibert Ruiz RC #1
  • Jonathan India RC #2
  • Tim Wakefield #3
  • Trevor Rodgers RC #4
  • Cedric Mullins #5
  • Logan Gilbert RC #6
  • Joe Carter #7
  • Ken Griffey Sr. #8
  • Teoscar Hernandez #9
  • Nick Gordon RC #10
  • Marcus Semien #11
  • Patrick Wisdom #12
  • Daz Cameron RC #13
  • Jim Abbott #14
  • Aaron Civale #15
  • Akil Baddoo RC #16
  • Adolis Garcia #17
  • Shohei Ohtani #18
  • Mike Trout #19
  • Fernando Tatís Jr. #20

I’ve already received my order confirmation from Topps for Set #2. No shipping notification yet. 2022 Topps Baseball Series 1 is suppose to be due out on February 16. I can’t imagine Topps would release Set #2 of the 582 Montgomery Club membership containing 2022 rookie cards before their main flagship release. If Set #2 arrives around the same time as 2022 Topps Baseball Series 1 and it has a Wander Franco rookie card in it, I most likely would move it ASAP. Cards of his containing the rookie card logo are going to be in huge demand. As the year progresses more and more rookie card logo cards of his will surface. Selling it early when there aren’t as many, and picking it up later in the year for a lower price might be the best option. This is all pure speculation though. Set #2 may not even have a Wander Franco rookie card in it. Even though I have the order confirmation there is no saying when it will arrive. It could very easily show up with a Wander Franco rookie card in it well after 2022 Topps Baseball Series 1 releases.

2021 Bowman Heritage, and 2021 Bowman Draft Sapphire Edition are two pre-sales that 2022 club members have been notified about.

Bowman Heritage was suppose to go up for sale on 1/4. Then it was pushed back to 1/11. It never popped-up for sale on 1/11, and we haven’t heard a word about it since. Hopefully we hear something soon.

Bowman Draft Sapphire Edition went smoothly for club members. The public sale had some issues. I made the decision to pass on this release as the price was $200/box. Sure, a prospect could end up becoming the next Mike Trout while box prices go through the roof. I just thought it was a little expensive for (32) cards – (30) base, (2) parallels, and no autographs. Days of flipping boxes right out of the gate might be over due to Topps seeing what some of these products sell for on the secondary market. Products that have not received the “Sapphire” treatment before, and do not have a comparable example might be the only type left to flip.