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2022 Topps Chrome Sapphire Edition Update Series Baseball Box Break & Review

Collector Type: Set/Rookie/Parallel Fan

I had never opened a Sapphire product until now. In the past I have purchased various Sapphire products to flip.

When the regular 2022 Topps Chrome Sapphire Edition Baseball was released it debuted at $249.99/box. That was a bit too expensive for me considering there aren’t any autographs. So I made the decision to skip it.

After hearing that 2022 Topps Chrome Sapphire Edition Update Series Baseball included on-card autographs everyone expected the price to be very high. Turns out that wasn’t the case. Boxes debuted at $129.99. Topps can be all over the place when it comes to pricing. Sometimes its high. Sometimes its low. Sometimes its right on.

The base set consists of (330) cards. Parallels include Green #’ed/75 (1:9), Gold #’ed/50 (1:13), Orange #’ed/25 (1:26), Purple #’ed/10 (1:64), Red #’ed/5 (1:127), Superfractor #’ed 1/1 (1:1,598), and Padparadscha #’ed 1/1 (1:1,039).

Autographs are #’ed/25 or less. Parallels include Orange #’ed/25 (1:817), Purple #’ed/10 (1:2,043), Red #’ed/5 (1:4,085), Superfractor #’ed 1/1 (1:20,013).

The autographs are difficult to pull. But at least this product has them. And with a small autograph checklist when one is pulled it is usually of a top rookie.

On-card autographs are always better than stickers. Collectors were hoping not too many of them would be packed-out as redemption cards. So far the only redemption autograph looks to be of Jeremy Peña.

Each box should contain at least (2) parallels. I’ve seen some with (1) and others containing (3).

I bought this box because it had a reasonable debut price, and wanted to open a Sapphire product. The chance at pulling an autograph was also a nice bonus.

Seeing that this is the only product where you can find on-card Sapphire autographs of top rookies from 2022, box prices could skyrocket if any of them work out. On the other side those players could flop, and box prices could tank.

No Julio Rodriguez, Bobby Witt Jr., or Spencer Torkelson rookie cards found in my box.

As I mentioned before, this is the first Sapphire product I’ve opened. This is also the first time I’ve seen Sapphire cards in-hand. I can see why collectors go crazy for them.

2023 members of the Topps 582 Montgomery Club will receive (1) 20-card set, and the factory set this year. It would be really cool if that 20-card set would be printed on Chrome Sapphire card stock. The set should consist of subjects that haven’t had Chrome Sapphire cards made yet. Off the top of my head Mickey Mantle, Phillie Phanatic, and Mike Schmidt would make great additions.

Checklist

Here is what I pulled:

Parallels:

  • Adam Frazier Gold Refractor #’ed/50
  • Hunter Renfroe Green Refractor #’ed/75

Rookies:

  • Jason Krizan RC #US65
  • Felix Bautista RC #US225
  • Ryan Pepiot #US109
  • MacKenzie Gore RC #US81
  • Brendan Donovan RC #US150
  • Jack Suwinski RC #US236
  • Shane Baz RC Rookie Debut #US240
  • Nick Allen RC #US117
  • Bryan Lavastida RC #US317

Base:

  • Nick Castellanos #US266
  • Garrett Stubbs #US315
  • Michael Lorenzen #US84
  • Andrew Stevenson #US173
  • Matt Chapman #US235
  • Cole Sulser #US103
  • Sergio Romo #US322
  • Sean Manaea #US48
  • Jace Peterson #US12
  • Drew Smyly #US138
  • Opening Day Bronx Bash #US45
  • Boston Flex #US11
  • Cole Irvin #US292
  • Luis Guillorme #US107
  • Robert Suarez/Steven Wilson #US239
  • Jurickson Profar #US69
  • Archie Bradley #US98
  • Andrew Knizner #US329
  • Brad Miller #US91
  • Kyle Cody #US96
  • Adam Engel #US323

Card of the Day: Jean Segura 2022 Topps Chrome Sapphire Edition #178

Phillies ’22 Topps Chrome Auto Contest Winner Announced

Congrats to DarkSide830 on being the lucky winner of the Matt Vierling 2022 Topps Chrome RC Auto. Once DarkSide830 sends me their mailing address, I will ship this card ASAP. Thanks!

Phillies ’22 Topps Chrome Auto Contest! – NOW CLOSED

This contest is for a Matt Vierling 2022 Topps Chrome RC Auto. Good luck!!!

Contest Details:

  • This contest will end Friday, January 27, 2023 @ 7:00 p.m. EST.
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  • 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!!!

Product Highlight: 1998 Topps Super Chrome Baseball

Here in America we do everything bigger and better. We will supersize anything. Right down to our baseball cards.

(36) cards are in the 1998 Topps Super Chrome Baseball set. The overall design looks just like 1998 Topps Chrome Baseball with one tiny change. Cards measure 4 1/8″ x 5 3/4″.

Inside each box you will find (12) packs. Each pack has (3) supersized cards. You can tell by the large hanging tab on the pack that this product was made for retail stores such as Walmart.

Are there any chase cards? Yes. Each base card has (1) refractor parallel. You should find (1) refractor per box.

Too bad Topps didn’t make SuperFractors back then. Pulling a Super Chrome SuperFractor would have been fun.

Topps Super Chrome Baseball saw a return in 1999. After 1999 it wasn’t heard from again.

Base
Refractor
Pack
Box

Checklist:

  • Tony Gwynn #1
  • Larry Walker #2
  • Vladimir Guerrero #3
  • Mo Vaughn #4
  • Frank Thomas #5
  • Barry Larkin #6
  • Scott Rolen #7
  • Juan Gonzalez #8
  • Jeff Bagwell #9
  • Ryan Klesko #10
  • Mike Piazza #11
  • Randy Johnson #12
  • Derek Jeter #13
  • Gary Sheffield #14
  • Hideo Nomo #15
  • Tino Martinez #16
  • Ivan Rodriguez #17
  • Bernie Williams #18
  • Greg Maddux #19
  • Roger Clemens #20
  • Roberto Clemente #21
  • Chipper Jones #22
  • Sammy Sosa #23
  • Tony Clark #24
  • Barry Bonds #25
  • Craig Biggio #26
  • Cal Ripken, Jr. #27
  • Ken Griffey, Jr. #28
  • Todd Helton #29
  • Mark McGwire #30
  • Jose Cruz #31
  • Albert Belle #32
  • Andruw Jones #33
  • Nomar Garciaparra #34
  • Andy Pettitte #35
  • Alex Rodriguez #36

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ALERT: Watch Out When Buying These 2022 Topps Stadium Club Baseball Chrome Refractor Autographs

The 2022 Topps Stadium Club Baseball Chrome set consists of (90) cards.

Collectors ripping through their packs/boxes have noticed that the Refractor parallels of these cards contain the Topps autograph COA printed on the back. The only problem is that these specific cards were never meant to have that COA printed on them.

As you can imagine it wouldn’t take much for a scammer to forge the player’s autograph on the front, and attempt to pass it off as the real thing. An individual who didn’t know any better might look at that card, see the COA, and believe the autograph is authentic.

It looks like this is isolated to just the regular non-autographed Refractor parallels. Non-autographed Orange Refractors #’ed/99, Pearl White Refractors #’ed/30, Gold Minted Refractors, and SuperFractors #’ed 1/1 do not have this COA printed on the back.

If you’re looking for an authentic 2022 Topps Stadium Club Baseball Chrome Refractor Autograph not only should it have the COA printed on the back, but the front should have the “TOPPS CERTIFIED AUTOGRAPH ISSUE” message as well. It should also be serial numbered.

A similar situation took place with 2021 Topps Archives Baseball.

Card of the Day: Bryson Stott 2022 Topps Chrome Cosmic Gold Interstellar Refractor #17