2020 Baseball Cards Release Dates, Checklists and Set Information


2020 baseball cards release dates and easy access to checklists, price guide info and other handy resources are all here on this one page. Think of it as a landing spot for all you collecting needs for the year.

Below, you’ll find a full 2020 baseball cards release calendar and related set information. Upcoming releases are at the top, arranged by release date. Shortly after sets are released, they’ll be found by clicking on a tab at the top (sorted alphabetically).

Bookmark this page and check back regular as this calendar will be updated regularly with new sets, price guide access and additional information. Basically, it’s a hub for all you need in one convenient place for those collecting or even just curious about anything to do with 2020 baseball cards.

2020 Baseball Cards at a Glance

When it comes to MLB-licensed baseball cards, Topps continues to hold the exclusive license. That means that they’re the only company that can product cards of players in their major league uniforms and use MLB logos and trademarks.

But that doesn’t mean Topps is the only company making baseball cards.

Panini has a deal with the MLBPA so they make sets with major league players past and present. The big difference is that these cards aren’t affiliated with MLB so the logos and trademarks are not there. Panini does have exclusive deals with the vast majority of NCAA teams as well as USA Baseball.

Leaf and Onyx Authenticated are among the other companies making cards. These sets center primarily on prospects.

The first set of baseball cards for the year is 2020 Topps Archives Signature Series: Active Player Edition. However, all of these cards are ones from the past that have autographs added. For most, the 2020 baseball card season kicks off with the release of 2020 Topps Series 1 Baseball on February 3, 2020. Dozens of new sets will continue to come out throughout the calendar year.

Key Rookies

Thanks in large part to the deep rookie class that 2019 brought, there are several key players getting Rookie Cards from the outset of 2020. Yordan Alvarez, Bo Bichette, Gavin Lux and Aristides Aquino are among those who will have their first base RCs on 2020 baseball cards checklists.

2020 Topps Series 1 Baseball Base Alvarez

Upcoming Products

Upcoming 2020 Baseball Cards Release Dates and Product Information

Release dates are subject to change, and they often do. Sets are added only after they are formally announced.

2020 Topps Archives Signature Series: Active Player Edition Baseball

Release Date: January 7, 2020

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2020 Topps Series 1 Baseball

Release Date: February 5, 2020

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2020 Topps Tribute Baseball

Release Date: February 12, 2020

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2020 Baseball Cads - Topps Tribute

2020 Topps Heritage Baseball

Release Date: February 26, 2020

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2020 Topps Heritage Baseball Base Card

2020 Topps Opening Day Baseball

Release Date: March 11, 2020

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2020 Topps Opening Day Baseball Bryce Harper

2020 Topps Inception Baseball

Release Date: March 18, 2020

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2020 Topps Inception Baseball Rookies & Emerging Stars Autographs

2020 Topps Gypsy Queen Baseball

Release Date: March 25, 2020

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2020 Topps Gypsy Queen Baseball Mike Trout

2020 Bowman Baseball

Release Date: April 15, 2020

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2020 Bowman Baseball Chrome Prospect Autographs Blue Refractor


Ryan Cracknell

A collector for much of his life, Ryan focuses primarily on building sets, Montreal Expos and interesting cards. He's also got one of the most comprehensive collections of John Jaha cards in existence (not that there are a lot of them). Got a question, story idea or want to get in touch? You can reach him by email and through Twitter @tradercracks.

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