Top TOPPS NOW Cards of 2023

Date: Dec 26, 2023
Topics: How To Collect, Ripped Unwrapped, TOPPS NOW
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2023 Top TOPPS NOW

TOPPS NOW® captures the magic of pivotal moments in sports as they unfold and turns them into highly sought-after trading cards. These snapshots of sports glory freeze marquee moments from impactful players throughout sports, whether they’re seasoned pros or fresh faces building their cases for greatness. It’s basically Topps condensing the “Greatest Hits” album of the sports world into collectible masterpieces that tell the incredible stories of athletes’ careers, one card at a time. Exclusively available on the Topps website, these cards are limited edition time capsules distributed in a first come, first serve manner. So, let’s check out the TOPPS NOW cards of 2023 with the highest print runs by category: Bowman U, MLB, NHL, and Basketball.


Highest Print Runs


Bowman U Now®

Unwrapped Topps Now Cards of 2023

2023 Bowman U Now® #5 Shedeur Sanders

Picture this: It’s September 16, 2023, and Colorado goes head-to-head with in-state rival Colorado State in a late Saturday night showdown. This is a massive game in the Centennial State but has lost its luster through the years. What turned out to be the legendary resurrection of a bitter rivalry not only resulted in a heart-stopping double OT victory for the Buffaloes but also set the record for ESPN’s most-watched late-night college football game, with a jaw-dropping 9.3 million viewers tuning in. That’s right, the fifth-most college football viewers on ESPN in any time slot! For a broadcast window that averaged 1.7 million viewers in 2022, that’s nothing short of amazing and a testament to the names featured in this contest. Now, check this out. After a heated and headline-filled week between Buffaloes head coach and Pro Football Hall of Famer Deion Sanders and Rams sideline boss Jay Norvell, all thanks to Sanders’ stylish choice of glasses during interviews, Shedeur Sanders, the Buffs’ quarterback, took center stage and stole the show. The 2024 Heisman frontrunner passed for 348 yards, fired four touchdowns, and even rocked the infamous shades that pops made popular. Topps didn’t miss a beat, immortalizing this moment with the 2023 Bowman U Now® #5 Shedeur Sanders, and the card hit the streets like Cartier frames in Detroit, setting a Bowman U Now record. As the legendary Jay-Z once reminded us in his renowned song, “Reminder,” “Men lie, Women lie, Numbers Don’t.” And boy, do these numbers tell a story that’s nothing short of legendary.

NHL TOPPS NOW®

Unwrapped Topps Now Cards of 2023

2023-24 NHL TOPPS NOW® Sticker #1 Pack Connor Bedard

The title “child prodigy” is firmly attached to Bedard’s name. That in itself makes his first professional moments legendary. Living up to immense hype, the British Columbian teenager claimed the top pick in the 2023 NHL draft and made his NHL debut in spectacular fashion. In a 4-2 victory over his idol and surefire Hall of Famer, Sidney Crosby of the Penguins, Bedard tallied an assist, marking his first NHL point. Topps commemorated the occasion with the 2023-24 NHL TOPPS NOW® Sticker #1 Connor Bedard, and it rocketed to the top of the charts, setting an NHL Topps Now record—shoutout to the teenage sensation.

TOPPS NOW® Basketball

Unwrapped Topps Now Cards of 2023

2023 TOPPS NOW® Basketball #D1 Victor Wembanyama

If you’ve been keeping up with Ripped Unwrapped, you’ve already seen the card featuring Wembanyama on our Top Topps Rookies of 2023 list. San Antonio’s No. 1 pick in 2023 hit it out of the park with this card, boasting an impressive print run. That achievement didn’t just turn heads; it also secured the second-highest number print run in all of TOPPS NOW® for 2023. It’s a testament to how big of a deal this 7-foot-4 unicorn truly is!

MLB TOPPS NOW®

Unwrapped Topps Now Cards of 2023

2023 MLB TOPPS NOW® #OS-21 Shohei Ohtani

All hail King Shohei Ohtani, the undisputed owner of the Topps Now® card with the highest print run of 2023! We introduced the 2023 MLB Topps Now® #OS-21 Shohei Ohtani in our Shohei Ohtani First Dodgers Card & More piece, and we’re thrilled to announce that it has held onto its throne. Not only did it set the record for the highest print run of 2023, but it also made history as the most purchased TOPPS NOW card ever! Trading card aficionados, take note: Ohtani’s the face on historical cards. Keep a close eye on everything card featuring his image!


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