2021 Topps Chrome Black Baseball Hobby Box Break & Review

Collector Type: Autograph/Risk Takers

This one is for you risk takers. After a successful debut in 2020, Topps Chrome Black returns for 2021.

Inside each box you will find (4) cards – (1) encased autograph, (1) parallel, and (2) base.

The base set consists of (100) cards. Parallels include Refractor #’ed/199, Purple #’ed/150, Green #’ed/99, Green Atomic #’ed/99, Blue #’ed/75, Gold #’ed/50, Orange #’ed/25, Magenta #’ed/10, Red #’ed/5, and Superfractor #’ed 1/1.

Autographs come in two different formats – Topps Chrome Black Autographs, and Super Futures Autographs. The Topps Chrome Black Autographs parallels include Refractor #’ed/150, Green #’ed/99, Gold #’ed/50, Orange #’ed/25, Red #’ed/5, and Superfractor #’ed 1/1. Super Futures Autographs are serial numbered to (99) with parallels that include Gold #’ed/50, Orange #’ed/25, Red #’ed/5, and Superfractor #’ed 1/1.

Unlike other Topps Chrome products which utilize the flagship set design, Topps Chrome Black does it’s own thing. The photographs are glossy while the backgrounds have a matte finish. I did not open a box of this stuff last year, so this is the first time I’ve seen these cards in person. Other collectors weren’t kidding when they mentioned how sharp these cards look in person.

Checklist

Here is what I pulled:

Auto:

  • Bert Blyleven Refractor #’ed/150

Parallel:

  • Corey Seager Blue #’ed/75

Base:

  • Daulton Varsho RC #9
  • Elvis Andrus #24

One Response

  1. Big hit, big miss potential with this stuff. I do believe that, on average, they stepped up their game from last year with the autograph checklist. I’ve hit numbered autos of Pete Alonso, Luis Robert, Ozzie Smith and Dylan Carlson so far in breaks. I’ve also skunked in a couple cases, they do double and triple up teams which is not good for a 12 hit per case product. The green/99 with the cracked ice design is fantastic. Solid break, thanks for the review.

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