May 2022 Sports Card Releases

May 6, 2022

Another exciting month of sports card releases has arrived as May 2022 has officially kicked off. Like every month, we are here to give you a quick run down of the most popular sports card releases of the month for the major sports including extremely hot products from Major League Baseball (MLB). In addition to the hot products from MLB, the May 2022 Sports Card release calendar features a list of products from the NFL, the NBA, UFC, Premier League Soccer, the NHL as well as the Champions League to name just a few.

Headlining the release calendar for May 2022, is the May 4th release of Bowman Baseball which is always one of the most collected baseball card products of the year as everyone races to grab up the top future prospects and stars of the game. In addition, to Bowman Baseball releasing on May 4th, 2022, Panini National Treasures football also releases as well as Sage Hit High Series Football, and Topps Bundesliga soccer.

With all that said here is a quick look at some of the top May 2022 Sports Card releases:

2022 Bowman Baseball (release date 05/04/2022)

Every late April or early May, the excitement builds to the release of the latest Bowman Baseball product and this year will mark the release of 2022 Bowman Baseball. 2022 Bowman Baseball will feature retail products including boxes while both the hobby line will feature both hobby boxes as well as jumbo boxes. Bowman offers a 100-card base set as well as a 150-card prospect set as well as autograph cards, the popular refractor inserts including 1 of 1 Superfractors in addition to Bowman 3D autograph cards and many more inserts and autographs.


Retail Box – 24 Packs Per Box, 12 Cards Per Pack

Hobby Box – 24 Packs Per Box, 10 Cards Per Pack (1 Chrome Autograph per Hobby Box)

Hobby Jumbo Box – 12 Packs Per Box, 32 Cards per Pack (3 Chrome Autographs per Hobby Jumbo Box)


2021 Panini National Treasures Football (release date 05/04/2022)

As a football product it is hard to get much higher than Panini National Treasures both quality as well as price point. While National Treasures is a high-end product, the product delivers some of the most exciting, designed cards in the industry as well as some of the best autographs, inserts and other notable cards. 2021 Panini National Treasures is no different offering the top 2021 NFL rookie card autographs as well as multi-signed Treasure Chest Signature Booklet cards number to five or less with 12 autographs per booklet. This product only comes in a hobby version.


Hobby Box – 1 Pack Per Box, 8 Cards Per Pack (3 Autos, 3 Memorabilia, 1 Base/Insert, 1 Base/Parallel)


2021/22 Panini Crown Royale Basketball (release date 05/11/2022)

With the NBA Playoffs hitting up as teams battle for a chance to make it to the NBA Finals, the NBA products are also heating up. One of those products is the 2021-22 Panini Crown Royale Basketball product releasing on May 11th, 2022. The product has a solid card design that features some of the best die-cut designs among all sports cards while also featuring a solid list of inserts, parallels, and autographs. In addition, parallel versions include Base Crystal Platinum’s which are 1 of 1’s.


Hobby Box – 1 Pack Per Box, 8 Cards Per Pack (4 Base, 1 Autograph, 1 Memorabilia, 2 Inserts/Parallels)


2022 Topps Tribute Baseball (release date 05/11/2022)

Another highly anticipated MLB baseball card release is the 2022 Topps Tribute Baseball product which is a higher range product then products such as 2022 Topps which has hit the market. Topps Tribute Baseball offers a 100-card base set that features 90 top veterans and 10 rookies while also offering a long list of parallel’s (Green, Purple, Red & Black). In addition, the product also offers a great selection of inserts and autographs to include Tribute Autographs, Solid Gold Greats Autographs, Tribute to MVP’s Autographs achievement Award Dual Autographs of Ichiro and Albert Pujols and Tandem Book Cards. This product only comes in hobby versions.


Hobby Box – 6 Packs Per Box, 3 Cards Per Pack (3 Autographs and 3 Relic Cards per Box, 1 Per Pack on AVG)


2021/22 Upper Deck Black Diamond Hockey (release date 05/25/2022)

Upper Deck continues to dominate the NHL landscape for NHL sports cards and the 2021-22 Upper Deck Black Diamond product is near the top of the list of products released for the sport each year. With the NHL playoffs heating up, NHL awards set to be delivered and the look to the Stanley Cup in sight, this product is always a hot product to consider each year. This is considered the first high end product of the NHL product line for the year and one that offers Diamond Relic Rookie Cards (RCs), Band of Color relics, Black Diamond Team Logo Jump Patches and a dynamic base set.


Hobby Box – 1 Pack Per Box, 6 Cards per Pack (1 Auto/Diamond Relic Card, 1 Base, 1 Exquisite, 3 Regular Inserts, Tech and/or Non-Auto Diamond Relic Memorabilia Cards per box on AVG)


2021/22 Panini Mosaic Premier League Soccer (release date 05/25/2022)

Last product we are singling out is the 2021-22 Panini Mosaic Premier League Soccer release that is set for May 25th, 2022. With the evolution of sports cards and the increased value of nearly every major sport, soccer cards are one of the most sought-after products on the market and one that is nearly guaranteed to dominate the market upon release. That said, the Panini Mosaic product line has been a staple of their product line across soccer, NBA and the NFL with solid card designs and a great insert lineup. 2021-22 Panini Mosaic Premier League Soccer offers a 200-card base set while also offering parallel’s (Red, Blue, Purple, Pink Gold, and Black one of one’s). In addition, the product includes Premier League Autographs Mosaic, Stained Glass and Over Drive inserts.


Hobby Box – 10 Packs Per Box, 15 Cards Per Pack (1 Auto, 5 Base Silver, 15 Parallels, 20 Inserts/Insert Parallel’s on AVG per box)


Here is the rest of the May 2022 Sports Card Release Calendar:

May 4th, 2022

2022 Sage Hit High Series Football

2021-22 Topps Bundesliga Soccer


May 6th, 2022

2022 Panini Donruss UFC

2021-22 Panini Court Kings Basketball

2022 Tristar Hidden Treasures Autographed Basketball

2021-22 Upper Deck Series 1 Hockey Retail


May 11th, 2022

2022 Panini Donruss Diamond Kings Baseball

2021 Panini Select Football

2022 Super Break First Time Card Football

2021 Topps Dyanasty Fomula 1 Racing


May 13th, 2022

2022 Tristar Autographed Baseballs NY Dynasty Edition


May 18th, 2022

2022 Panini Select Baseball

2021 Panini Select Football H2

2021-22 Topps Inception Overtime Elite Basketball

2022 Topps Stadium Club Chrome Bundesliga Soccer

2022 Topps Sterling Baseball


May 20th, 2022

2022 Onyx Vintage Collection Baseball

2021 Panini Flawless Football

2022 Topps Gypsy Queen Baseball

2022 Tristar Hidden Treasures Football Autographed Full Size Helmet


May 25th, 2022

2021-22 O-Pee-Chee Platinum Hockey

2021-22 Panini Impeccable Basketball

2021 Panini Obsidian Football

2022 Panini Select UFC

2021-22 Topps UEFA Champions League Chrome Soccer

2021-22 Upper Deck SPx Hockey


May 27th, 2022

2021-22 Panini Prizm Collegiate Draft Picks Basketball

2021-22 Pro Set Power Basketball


May 31st, 2022

2022 Onyx Vintage Collection Football


Undated May Releases

2021 Topps Chrome Platinum Anniversary Baseball

2022 Leaf Stitches and Slabs Baseball

2022 Leaf Lumber Baseball

Stay tuned for the upcoming June 2022 Sports Card Release Calendar.

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