I Think Topps Chrome Baseball Is Irrelevant

This morning Topps released some new info on 2010 Topps Chrome Baseball.  Topps has created a new wrapper redemption program where for every 24 (Hobby) wrappers sent in, the collector will receive a special pack of Topps Chrome Rookies & Legends variation cards.  Every tenth pack will contain special refractor versions.  Each pack will contain 3 cards.  Check out the checklist:

  • Jason Heyward
  • Austin Jackson
  • Stephen Strasburg
  • Mike Leake
  • Buster Posey
  • Starlin Castro
  • Ike Davis
  • Carlos Santana
  • Mike Stanton
  • Tyler Colvin
  • Babe Ruth
  • Lou Gehrig
  • Jackie Robinson
  • Ty Cobb
  • Mickey Mantle

I have a little bone to pick with Topps Chrome Baseball.  I just don’t think The Hobby needs it.  If it contained “First Year” cards I could see the need for it, but many “Rookies” in this product have had earlier cards made already.  I can see the need for Bowman and Bowman Chrome, but not a Topps set and a Topps Chrome set.

One Response

  1. The hobby could have used it this summer, when it seemed like nothing came out between Topps Series II & the T206 cards.

    I still think all the Chrome cards should be used as inserts in the regular Topps & Bowman sets if we’re going to have them at all, but I’m somewhat old-fashioned.

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