July 10, 2022



Each year Panini offers up a solid mix of baseball releases. However, it’s not nearly as many as basketball and football where they hold exclusive rights. Enter 2022 Panini Chronicles Baseball, a release that has small- and medium-sized doses from over a dozen brands in Panini’s portfolio.

As usual, that means different types of designs, different card builds and a variety of materials. Despite the varied approach, hits are a traditional assortment with three autographs and one memorabilia card expected in every hobby box.

What to Look for on the 2022 Panini Chronicles Baseball Checklist

Both standard and high-end brands are included on the master 2022 Chronicles Baseball checklist. Some of the lines collectors will find include:

  • Clearly Donruss
  • Contenders
  • Contenders Optic
  • Essentials
  • Marquee
  • Obsidian
  • Origins
  • Spectra
  • Titan
  • Vertex

Along with the brands comes different styles of cards. Chromium, acetate and holoboard are all here along with more traditional double-sided glossy stock.

Rookies and up-and-comers figure prominently in the autographs. Spectra brings Prospect Jersey Autographs using premium chrome stock.

Origins Rookie Jumbo Material Autographs are a staple for the brand, particularly in football. They make the jump over to baseball in Chronicles.

Rookie Ticket Autographs, a Contenders cornerstone for decades in the hobby, find a home here.

1st Off the Line boxes are the exclusive home to Obsidian Autographs Electric Etch Orange cards.

As for non-hits, Spectra comes with a large 100-card checklist. Hobby packs are the only place to find Meta parallels of these.

2022 Panini Chronicles Baseball Spectra Meta Fernando Tatis Jr.

For those hunting for acetate, there’s Clearly Donruss Rated Rookies. More than 20 first-year players make the cut.

2022 Panini Chronicles Baseball Clearly Donruss Rated Rookie Spencer Torkelson

Some of the brands are making their Chronicles Baseball debuts. These include Essentials, Marquee and Vertex.

2022 Panini Chronicles Baseball Vertex Seiya Suzuki

Like most Panini products from the last few years, there are tough short-print inserts. Here, it’s Gold Rush, which falls under the Contenders Optic line.

2022 Panini Chronicles Baseball cards at a glance:

Cards per pack: Hobby – 8, 1st Off the Line – 8
Packs per box: Hobby – 6, 1st Off the Line – 6
Boxes per case: Hobby – 16, 1st Off the Line – 16
Set size: TBA
Release date (subject to change): August 24, 2022

What to expect in a hobby box:

  • Autographs – 3
  • Memorabilia Cards – 1

What to expect in a 1st Off the Line box:

  • Obsidian Electric Etch Orange Autographs – 1
  • Additional Autographs – 2
  • Memorabilia Cards – 1
  • Opti-Chrome Orange Parallels – 1


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