2021 Baseball Cards Release Dates, Checklists and Set Information

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2021 baseball cards info including release dates and easy access to checklists, price guide info and other handy resources are all here. Basically, it’s a hub for all your baseball card collecting needs this year.

Below is a 2021 baseball cards release calendar and related set information that will take shape in the months ahead. 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. Think of it as a jumping point for all you need in one convenient place for those collecting or even just curious about anything to do with 2021 baseball cards.

2021 Baseball Cards – What’s In Store

The MLB exclusive with Topps continues for another year. That means the only place you’ll find baseball cards with team logos and trademarks this year is in Topps products. Topps also has an exclusive with MiLB for minor league cards.

But that doesn’t mean they’re the only ones producing cards. Panini holds a license with the MLBPA. This means they can produce sets with MLB players. Panini’s deals with USA Baseball and virtually every major college in the United States puts a different spin on some of their products.

Leaf and Onyx Authenticated are among the companies making cards as well, with sets largely centered on either prospects or retired players.

Key Rookie Cards

The 2020 baseball season was strange. There’s no other way to put it. Because of the late start, virtually every rookie debut — and there were a lot of them — was held out of the main 2020 baseball card sets. While that made the traditionally loaded late-season releases pretty barren in the RC department, it means a bounty in 2021 baseball cards.  Jo Addell, Casey Mize, Joey Bart, Alec Bohm and Ke’Bryan Hayes are some of the Rookie Cards to watch.

Upcoming Releases

Upcoming 2021 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.

2021 Topps Chrome Update Series Baseball

Release Date: January 11, 2022

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2021 Bowman Draft Sapphire Baseball

Release Date: January 18, 2022

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2021 Leaf Flash Baseball

Release Date: January 21, 2022

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2021 Bowman Heritage Baseball

Release Date: TBA

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2021 Panini Prizm Draft Picks Baseball

Release Date: February 23, 2022

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2021 Pro Set Metal Baseball

Release Date: February, 2022

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2021 Topps Big League Baseball

Release Date: February, 2022

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2021 Topps Big League Baseball Defensive Wizards Mookie Betts

2021 Topps Chrome Platinum Anniversary Baseball

Release Date: March, 2022

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Already Released

Already Released 2021 Baseball Cards

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2021 Bowman 1st Edition Baseball

Release Date: March 22, 2021

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2021 Bowman Chrome Mega Box Baseball

Release Date: October 15, 2021

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2021 Bowman Chrome X Baseball

Release Date: October 5, 2021

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2021 Bowman Draft 1st Edition Baseball

Release Date: November 24, 2021

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2021 Bowman Inception Baseball

Release Date: December 17, 2021

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2021 Bowman Mega Box Baseball

Release Date: May 7, 2021

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2021 Bowman Mega Box Chrome Mojo Austin Martin


2021 Bowman Sterling Baseball

Release Date: October 1, 2021

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2021 Bowman Transcendent Baseball

Release Date: October 20, 2021

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2021 Bowman’s Best Baseball

Release Date: December 31, 2021

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2021 Panini Elite Extra Edition Baseball

Release Date: December 22, 2021

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2021 Leaf Lumber Baseball

Release Date: March 26, 2021

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2021 Onyx Premium Baseball

Release Date: December 17, 2021

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2021 Onyx Vintage Extended Baseball

Release Date: November 26, 2021

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2021 Panini Chronicles Baseball

Release Date: November 5, 2021

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2021 Panini Contenders Baseball

Release Date: December 17, 2021

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2021 Panini Flawless Baseball

Release Date: December 24, 2021

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2021 Panini National Treasures Baseball

Release Date: August 13, 2021

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2021 Stadium Club Chrome Baseball

Release Date: November 17, 2021

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2021 Topps Baseball Factory Sets

Release Date: July 28, 2021

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2021 Topps Baseball Japan Edition

Release Date: November 15, 2021

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2021 Topps All-Star FanFest Baseball

Release Date: July 9, 2021

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2021 Topps All-Star Rookie Cup Baseball

Release Date: December 14, 2021

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2021 Topps Allen & Ginter Chrome Baseball

Release Date: December 15, 2021

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2021 Topps Allen & Ginter Chrome Baseball Fernando Tatis Jr.


2021 Topps Archives Signature Series Baseball: Active Player Edition

Release Date: January 20, 2021

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2021 Topps Archives Signature Series: Retired Player Edition

Release Date: July 14, 2021

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2021 Topps Archives Snapshots Baseball

Release Date: September 21, 2021

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2021 Topps Bowman National Sports Collectors Convention Baseball

Release Date: July 29, 2021

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2021 Topps Brooklyn Collection Baseball

Release Date: November 29, 2021

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2021 Topps Chrome Ben Baller Edition Baseball

Release Date: October 12, 2021

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2021 Topps Chrome Black Baseball

Release Date: December 8, 2021

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2021 Topps Clearly Authentic Baseball

Release Date: July 21, 2021

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2021 Topps Definitive Collection Baseball

Release Date: March 31, 2021

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2020 Topps Definitive Collection Baseball Definitive Autograph Relic

2021 Topps Diamond Icons Baseball

Release Date: July 7, 2021

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2021 Topps Dynasty Baseball

Release Date: December 22, 2021

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2021 Topps Fire Baseball

Release Date: September 8, 2021

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2021 Topps Five Star Baseball

Release Date: October 20, 2021

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2021 Topps Five Star Baseball Eddie Murray Autograph

2021 Topps Gold Label Baseball

Release Date: October 1, 2021

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2021 Topps Heritage Minors Baseball

Release Date: October 27, 2021

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2021 Topps Inception Baseball

Release Date: March 17, 2021

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2021 Topps Inception Baseball Fernando Tatis Jr.

2021 Topps Luminaries Baseball

Release Date: August 11, 2021

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2021 Topps Museum Collection Baseball

Release Date: July 14, 2021

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2021 Topps National Baseball Card Day

Release Date: August 7, 2021

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2021 Topps Rip Baseball

Release Date: October 7, 2021

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2021 Topps Sterling Baseball

Release Date: May 26, 2021

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2021 Topps Tier One Baseball

Release Date: May 5, 2021

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2021 Topps Transcendent Collection Baseball

Release Date: December 31, 2021

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2021 Topps Transcendent Hall of Fame Baseball

Release Date: May 12, 2021

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2021 Topps Triple Threads Baseball

Release Date: November 10, 2021

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2021 Topps Triple Threads Baseball Onyx Juan Soto


2021 Topps UK Baseball

Release Date: January 6, 2022

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Online Releases

Online-Excluisve 2021 Baseball Cards

Here’s a look at products offered exclusively online.

1951 Topps by Blake Jamieson

Release Date: January 13, 2021

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1951 Topps by Blake Jamieson Juan Soto

2021 Bowman x Keith Shore Baseball

Release Date: May 3, 2021

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2021 Topps 206 Baseball

Release Date: April 27, 2021

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2021 Topps 206 Baseball Bo Bichette

2021 Topps Allen & Ginter X Baseball

Release Date: September 15, 2021

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2021 Topps Now Baseball

Release Date: April 2, 2021

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2021 Topps Now Turn Back the Clock Baseball

Release Date: April 1, 2021

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2021 Topps On-Demand Baseball


2021 Topps Spotlight 70 Baseball

Release Date: July 22, 2021

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2021 Topps Spotlight 70 Brady Anderson

2021 Topps Throwback Thursday Baseball

Release Date: January 7, 2021

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2021 Topps x Derek Jeter Captain’s Crew Baseball

Release Date: April 29, 2021

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2021 Topps x ESPN Once Upon a Time in Queens

Release Date: September 14, 2021

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2021 Topps x ESPN 30for30 Once Upon a Time in Queens Roger McDowell

2021 Topps x Sports Illustrated Baseball

Release Date: March 16, 2021

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2021 Topps x Sports Illustrated Baseball 1 Mike Trout

Topps Project70

Release Date: February 17, 2021

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Topps Project70 11 Aaron Judge by Lauren Taylor

Topps Living Set Baseball

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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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27 comments

  1. Brian B 20 March, 2021 at 15:34

    I’ve paid 40-50 bucks for a blaster box in the last few years, now they only seem to be making hobby boxes with fewer cards and they’re over a hundred bucks. What gives?

    • Ryan Cracknell 6 April, 2021 at 08:56

      @tom – It’s in the “Already Released” tab for sets that are already out.

  2. Jacob 24 April, 2021 at 16:41

    Any news on the 17-card team sets and topps total? Hoping they didn’t get cancelled for 2021.

  3. Ben 27 April, 2021 at 21:29

    Was awesome going into stores today and asking after 20 years of collecting what Topps sets to collect. Turns out there are 20 or so. Cheaper to get my kid into gokarting. Especially when the dealers first question in “you a flipper or a collector” and who is John Jaha and the expos are not a real team. Only good memory i have from them is when Martinez threw a perfect one at my first Dodger game. Seriously ? The expos and Haja or whatever and you’re “the guy?” Awesome. Anyone looking for a complete 90 set of upper deck?

    • Ryan Cracknell 27 April, 2021 at 21:53

      @Ben – So one of the first things you do after coming back from being away for 20 years is to make fun of what someone collects — and a person you don’t know at that? Different people collect different things and for different reasons. If we all went after the same stuff the laws of supply and demand would suggest that prices would be even higher, no?

  4. Fred Gouby 22 June, 2021 at 17:07

    I would like to get 2021 Major League Baseball Cards and a set of 9 pieces of baseball cards for 665 cards. How much will you charge for the cards and a set? Thanks.

  5. James Brandon 5 July, 2021 at 10:19

    I think its great you collect one team. I have every topps base card starting with the 1951 game cards of the St. Louis Cardinals. I had a great time putting it together . Also did Topps not do the gallery cards this year?

    • Ryan Cracknell 6 July, 2021 at 19:11

      Gallery might still come out. Retail products don’t usually get advance warning.

  6. John S. 20 September, 2021 at 09:18

    Topps Big League was originally scheduled for the Spring. Even Archives won’t be released until the season is over. What is going on?

  7. Dan Stout 13 October, 2021 at 09:27

    Why is it so difficult to get a specific release date from Topps? Their customer service is garbage.

    • Ryan Cracknell 13 October, 2021 at 16:34

      All of the dates for Topps products here are directly from Topps. They can change and often do. It has been this way for years across all sports and manufacturers.

  8. Jeremy 10 December, 2021 at 09:24

    One of my favorite products every year is Topps Gallery. I can not find any info if this product is even being released in 2021. Does anyone have info? Thanks

    • Ryan Cracknell 11 December, 2021 at 10:48

      @Jeremy – It has been addressed in the comments above already. When info is announced, it’ll be added.

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