We’re taking a look at F1 2022 Turbo Attax. It’s a cheaper alternative for fans of the FIA Formula One World Championship.
The set is the latest continuation of an exclusive worldwide agreement for Topps to be the Official Sticker and Trading Card Licensee of Formula 1.
“Topps presents the all new F1 2022 Turbo Attax collection featuring over 380 cards to collect with more Limited Editions including Ultra-rare LE’s, more parallels and for the first time Autograph cards from all the drivers. With categories including F1 Hero Cards, Live Action (2021 season), Epic Moments, Record Breakers, 2022 F1 Cars, Track Masters, Idols and Superstars plus all new 100 club cards this is an action packed collection for all F1 fans. Plus look out for the Stars of Tomorrow from F2 and F3 cards making their debut.”
Here’s everything you need to know about F1 2022 Turbo Attax. We decided to rip open a box to give you a better idea of exactly what to expect.
Formula 1 2022 Turbo Attax: Key Stats
Here are the key stats for 2022 Formula 1 Turbo Attax, which features a strong driver lineup.
- Retail Display: 12 boxes/24 packs/10 cards
- Mega Tin: 48 tins/12 packs/66 cards
- 100 cards celebrating the masters of F1 and one card crowning the World Champion
- Shiny foil inserts featuring all 20 drivers in the 2022 FIA Formula 1 World Championship
- Live Action and Epic Moments cards, looking back at the 2021 season which was one of the most exciting in years
- Gold and Diamond Limited Editions
- Mirror Foil Parallels including Record Breakers, Topps Awards and Race Winners
- Retail Pack SRP: $2.99
Formula 1 2022 Turbo Attax: What We Packed
The set is great if you’re looking for cheaper cards featuring the likes of Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen, along with rising stars such as Lando Norris, George Russell and Mick Schumacher. The checklist is packed full of top racers.
We might have got a dodgy box, but it’s worth mentioning that a number of the cards already had superficial damage when we first took them out of the packs.
Many of the cards at the bottom were bent in one corner. It’s annoying as it’s where you’ll find the rare parallels.
You’ll be able to see the bend in the image above. I’m pretty careful when ripping packs, so I’d blame it on poor quality control as it was ordered directly from Topps.
As for the cards themselves, it’s pretty standard fare. They feature typical inserts like the 100 Club and a few Limited Editions. You’ll also be able to find unnumbered pink parallels.
In any case, I don’t expect many to leap up in price much long-term.
Formula 1 2022 Turbo Attax: Summary
2022 Turbo Attax is a great place to start if you’d like to begin building a collection of Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen cards. Of course, it’s always going to be an entry-level release.
The lack of numbered parallels is a bit of an issue, but it’s to be expected given the low cost of entry. For more serious collectors, we’d look to options like the 2020 Topps Chrome Formula 1 set. It contains a range of popular Hamilton parallels. Regardless, you can’t go wrong with this affordable collection.