Sweet Cards to Collect this Season
It’s time to pour a glass of the ole eggnog, gather round the fireplace, and jingle all the way into the spirit of baseball card collecting as we explore the merriest cards from the 2023 Topps Holiday Baseball Mega Box! Though this festive treat hit the shelves as early as October, we’re diving headfirst into the December holiday spirit to unwrap the candy-cane-rated treasures this annual tradition has in store. So, grab your Santa hat and join us as we rate these baseball gems by the sweetest scale of all – candy canes!
2023 Topps Holiday Mega Box #H17 Shohei Ohtani
Do you remember the rush of Christmas mornings as a kid? That pure excitement, the hope of unwrapping that one coveted gift from your list? In 2023, Shohei Ohtani experienced that same euphoria, capturing his second AL MVP. The joy on his card mirrors the feeling of hitting a home run on your holiday wish list.
Rating: 5/5 Candy Canes
2023 Topps Holiday Mega Box #H113 Corbin Carroll RC
Carroll played the role of Santa in 2023, gifting the Diamondbacks faithful with its first World Series appearance since 2001. You see the drip on the card and the 32 oz. candy cane. Corbin Claus is here to stay.
Rating: 4/5 Candy Canes
2023 Topps Holiday Mega Box #H43 Ronald Acuña Jr.
Atlanta failed on its Christmas goal of winning a World Series in 2023, but that’s no fault of Acuña. The holly, jolly outfielder became the first player in MLB history to hit 40 homers and steal 70 bases in a season, earning NL MVP honors. Talk about a stocking full.
Candy Canes: 4/5
2023 Topps Holiday Mega Box #WHFAR-SC Santa Claus Auto Relic
Santa’s a global celebrity, so it only makes sense that he’d have his own card. This baby here also features an autograph from the one and only SC and a relic from his hat. Yes, it was game-worn. SC’s played in a ton of outings throughout the years.
Candy Canes: 5/5
2023 Topps Holiday Mega Box #RC-JJ Josh Jung RC
The Rangers took home the ultimate prize in 2023, winning their first World Series in franchise history. Jung served as one of the main reindeer, enjoying a successful rookie season and helping drive Texas to the mountaintop. Not only is the design for the card above incredibly festive, it’s also a rookie relic from a world champ.