Card of the Day: Babe Ruth 2021 Topps Chrome Platinum Anniversary Edition X-Fractor #615

2021 Topps Chrome Platinum Anniversary Edition Baseball Hobby Box Break & Review

Collector Type: Set/Autograph/Nostalgia Fan

Collectors have been waiting a long time to get their hands on 2021 Topps Chrome Platinum Anniversary Edition. After numerous delays it has finally arrived.

Legendary hobby innovator Sy Berger designed the original 1952 Topps set at his kitchen table. I don’t believe anyone knew the historical significance of this moment. Those cards set the tone of the hobby for the next seven decades. Its difficult to comprehend that cases of the High Number series were disposed of in the ocean because they didn’t sell well.

The base set consists of a massive (700) cards. Subjects include rookies, current stars, and Hall of Famers. Parallels include Refractor, Prism (Mega Box exclusive), Black & White Mini-Diamonds (Lite Box exclusive), X-Fractor, Aqua Wave, Blue Mini-Diamonds #’ed/199, Red Atomic #’ed/100, Green/Yellow 70th #’ed/99, Rose Gold Mini-Diamonds #’ed/75, Platinum 70th Mini-Diamonds #’ed/70, Gold/Rose Gold 70th Wave #’ed/50, Orange/Yellow 70th #’ed/25, Black/Gold 70th #’ed/10, Black/Red 70th Mini-Diamonds #’ed/5, and SuperFractor #’ed 1/1. Even more parallels were planned, but due to supply chain issues Topps decided to cut back.

You are guaranteed (1) autograph per hobby box. Parallels include Refractor #’ed/199, Aqua #’ed/150, Blue Prism #’ed/99, 70th Platinum Wave #’ed/70, Gold #’ed/50, Orange #’ed/25, Pink #’ed/15, Black #’ed/10, Red #’ed/5, and SuperFractor #’ed 1/1.

Lucky box breakers will find the Mickey Mantle Topps 1952 Recreate insert. These fall 1:11,416 packs. Since Topps obtained the rights to use Mickey Mantle’s image again they haven’t shoved him down our throats. That might be part of the deal with his estate. Last year we saw the 2021 Topps X Mickey Mantle Collection. Perhaps 2022 Mickey Mantle will receive the Sapphire treatment.

One issue that I noticed is the centering. Some of the cards are drastically off center.

This is a fun product to open. Very simple. Iconic design with lots of colored parallels.

Checklist

Here is what I pulled:

Auto:

  • Dean Kremer RC Blue Prism Auto #’ed/99

Parallels:

  • Tom Seaver Red Atomic Refractor #’ed/100
  • Sterling Sharp RC Rose Gold Mini-Diamonds #’ed/75
  • Mike Clevinger X-Fractor
  • Jose Canseco Aqua Wave Refractor
  • Don Mattingly Refractor
  • Willie Calhoun Refractor
  • Alex Verdugo Refractor
  • Edwin Diaz Refractor
  • Shane Greene Refractor
  • Roberto Clemente Refractor

Giants ’21 Topps Update Series Auto Contest! – NOW CLOSED

This contest is for a Luis Alexander Basabe RC 2021 Topps Update Series 1986 Topps 35th Anniversary Auto. Good luck!!!

Contest Details:

  • This contest will end Friday, November 26, 2021 @ 7:00 p.m. EST.
  • To enter, please leave a comment in this post.
  • You can enter once per day.
  • The winner will be selected at random.
  • Please provide a valid e-mail address when entering.
  • U.S. residents only.
  • The winner will receive an e-mail when the contest is over.
  • The winner has one week to send me their contact information or the contest will be held again.
  • Once the contest is over, I will need the winner’s mailing address so I can ship them this card for FREE!!!

BCW Helps Sports Card Info Celebrate It’s 13th Anniversary With A Contest (Winner Announced)

Congrats to hudsonfan15 on being the lucky winner of the (6) packs of BCW Modular Sorting Trays. Once hudsonfan15 sends me their mailing address, BCW will ship these Modular Sorting Trays ASAP.

A big thank you to BCW for supplying these to help celebrate Sports Card Info’s 13th anniversary!

BCW Helps Sports Card Info Celebrate It’s 13th Anniversary With A Contest! – NOW CLOSED

Today Sports Card Info celebrates it’s 13th anniversary. It was founded on December 27, 2007. Many sports card blogs have come and gone since then, but Sports Card Info is still going strong. BCW Supplies has teamed-up with Sports Card Info to help celebrate this important occasion.

BCW Supplies has provided (6) packs of BCW Modular Sorting Trays for a contest giveaway. (6) sorting cells per pack. That’s a total of (36) sorting cells which can be used to make a large sorting tray. BCW Supplies makes the best products which both protect and help organize your collection.

Contest Details:

  • This contest will end Friday, January 1, 2021 @ 7:30 p.m. EST.
  • To enter, please leave a comment in this post.
  • You can enter once per day.
  • The winner will be selected at random.
  • Please provide a valid e-mail address when entering.
  • U.S. residents only.
  • The winner will receive an e-mail when the contest is over.
  • The winner has one week to send me their contact information or the contest will be held again.
  • Once the contest is over, I will need the winner’s mailing address so BCW Supplies can ship them these BCW Modular Sorting Trays for FREE!!!

Card of the Day: Charlie Blackmon 2011 Topps Update Series Diamond Anniversary #231

Card of the Day: Ernie Banks 2000 Topps Golden Anniversary Great Auto

Phillies 2020 Topps Series 1 Relic Contest! – NOW CLOSED

This contest is for a Rhys Hoskins 2020 Topps Series 1 1985 Topps Baseball 35th Anniversary Relic.  Good luck!!!

Contest Details:

  • This contest will end Friday, February 28, 2020 @ 8:00 p.m. EST.
  • To enter, please leave a comment in this post.
  • You can enter once per day.
  • The winner will be selected at random.
  • Please provide a valid e-mail address when entering.
  • U.S. residents only.
  • The winner will receive an e-mail when the contest is over.
  • The winner has one week to send me their contact information or the contest will be held again.
  • Once the contest is over, I will need the winner’s mailing address so I can ship them this card for FREE!!!

12th Anniversary Contest! – (3) Packs of Baseball Treasure II Coins Winner Announced

Congrats to hudsonfan15 on being the lucky winner of the (3) packs of Baseball Treasure II Coins.  Once hudsonfan15 sends me their mailing address, Baseball Treasure will ship these packs ASAP.  Thanks!

12th Anniversary Contest! – (3) Packs of Baseball Treasure II Coins – NOW CLOSED

In honor of Sports Card Info’s 12th anniversary, Baseball Treasure has offered-up (3) packs of their Baseball Treasure II Coins.

Inside each pack you’ll find (1) one-ounce coin.  1:216 packs finds, at random, a real .999 Fine Silver Coin.  1:19,000 packs finds, at random, a solid Gold Mike Trout Coin.  Each limited edition Baseball Treasure coin is mounted in a team specific display coin holder.  Officially licensed by MLB and MLBPA.  Each pack will have a one-ounce, .999 fine copper commemorative coin showcasing today’s top MLB stars, one star at random per pack, (3) total coins in this prize pack.  Heads shows the player’s portrait, name, & position.  Tails includes the player in action along with an important date in his career.  Checkout Baseball Treasure’s website.  Be sure to follow them on social media – Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Contest Details:

  • This contest will end Friday, January 3, 2020 @ 8:00 p.m. EST.
  • To enter, please leave a comment in this post.
  • You can enter once per day.
  • The winner will be selected at random.
  • Please provide a valid e-mail address when entering.
  • U.S. residents only.
  • The winner will receive an e-mail when the contest is over.
  • The winner has one week to send me their contact information or the contest will be held again.
  • Once the contest is over, I will need the winner’s mailing address so Baseball Treasure can ship these packs for FREE!!!