Royals ’22 Topps Chrome Auto Contest!

This contest is for a Whit Merrifield 2022 Topps Chrome Auto. Good luck!!!

Contest Details:

  • This contest will end Friday, June 2, 2023 @ 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!!!

2023 Topps Chrome Sapphire Edition Star Wars: Return Of The Jedi

Members of the Topps 582 Montgomery Club get to take advantage of their first pre-order tomorrow 5/24/23.

Club members will have the opportunity to pre-order (1) box of 2023 Topps Chrome Sapphire Edition Star Wars: Return Of The Jedi.

According to the e-mail from Topps:

In honor of the 40th anniversary of Return of the Jedi, Topps is excited to announce Star Wars Chrome Sapphire is back!

We are reissuing the original 1983 Topps Return of the Jedi set on Chrome Sapphire for the first time in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the film’s release in theaters.

To make the celebration even that much more exciting, we’ve added redemptions for slabbed/graded original ROTJ cards and for the first time in Chrome Sapphire history, inserted rare, autographed cards from original cast members like Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, and Carrie Fisher.

Card of the Day: Druw Jones 2023 Bowman Chrome Spotlight #2

2023 Topps Chrome Baseball Cards Slipping Out The Backdoor

2023 Topps Chrome Baseball isn’t due out for months, yet a few singles have popped up on eBay.

eBay user truf2228 had two 2023 Topps Chrome Baseball Autographs up for sale. One of Livan Soto, and the other of Spencer Steer.

The Soto autograph was sold on 4/11/23, and the buyer left positive feedback. The Steer autograph was taken down before the sale was completed.

In addition to both of those cards the same seller had a Nelson Rada 2023 Bowman – Chrome Prospect Autograph Orange Refractor #’ed/25 up for sale with a missing signature. It too was taken down before the sale could be completed.

A few months ago in a now deleted Reddit post an individual mentioned they were gifted cards, and wanted to know what they were worth. The pictures they showed were of 2023 Bowman and 2023 Topps Chrome Baseball cards. Before the post was deleted Card Shark Brian posted a link to it on Twitter.

Fake cards? Authentic cards slipping out the backdoor by an angry employee? You be the judge.

Stuff like this has been happening for years.

I’m not fully convinced the signature is authentic. Compare it to Soto’s signature from his 2019 Bowman Chrome Prospect Autograph.

Card of the Day: Anthony Volpe 2020 Bowman Chrome Prospect Red Refractor Auto

2022 Bowman Chrome University Football Blaster Box Break

I wanted to give a 2022 Bowman Chrome University Football Blaster Box a try I saw sitting on the shelf at my local card shop – Sports Zone Toys & Comics.

Blasters come with (7) packs per box. Every blaster should have (4) exclusive pink parallels.

The 2022 edition of this product is far superior when compared to last year’s set. Now it has college logos, and Topps really loaded up on the quarterbacks you can pull.

Here is what I pulled:


  • Dallas Turner Green Refractor #’ed/99
  • Aidan O’Connell Pink Refractor
  • Michael Mayer Pink Refractor
  • Clayton Tune Pink Refractor
  • Andrel Anthony Pink Refractor
  • Malachi Moore Refractor


  • Zach Evans Ramblin’ Man
  • Ty Simpson 1952 Bowman Football


  • Nick Singleton #87
  • Phil Jurkovec #35
  • Dallas Turner #6
  • Zach Evans #10
  • Walker Howard #92
  • Dillon Gabriel #12
  • Keyshawn Smith #55
  • Bryce Young #1
  • Nolan Smith #33
  • Cam Rising #76
  • Agiye Hall #90
  • John Emery #67
  • JJ McCarthy #48
  • Bo Nix #61
  • Will Rogers #46
  • Jaden Walley #15
  • Xavier Worthy #29
  • Raleek Brown #83
  • Denzel Burke #25
  • Nicco Marchiol #77
  • Jahleel Billingsley #26
  • Jaxson Dart #94
  • Josh Downs #30
  • Isaac Rex #71

Card of the Day: Alec Bohm 2022 Topps Chrome Ben Baller #89

Q&A – Did Star Make Chrome Cards?

No. But thanks to Topps collectors found out what Star Chrome cards would have looked like.

Between 1983 and 1985 Star was the only company to issue licensed NBA basketball cards. The cards were issued in team poly bags instead of traditional wax packs. At first they weren’t very popular. But then Michael Jordan decided to become the greatest basketball player of all-time, and then collectors began to pay more attention to the Star brand. The debate on whether Michael Jordan’s 1984-85 Star #101 or his 1986-87 Fleer #57 is his true rookie card is one that will continue to be discussed forever.

Star produced some unlicensed basketball cards after their NBA license ended following the 1986 season. The company eventually went out of business in the early 90’s.

In 1996 Topps created a 50-card Finest Reprints insert set. (25) cards were inserted into 1996-97 Topps Stadium Club Series 1, while the other (25) can be found in 1996-97 Topps Series 2.

The theme of the set is classic basketball cards printed on Chrome stock. (42) of the (50) subjects are from past Topps basketball sets. (8) cards are from Star.

Charles Barkley, Clyde Drexler, Patrick Ewing, Michael Jordan, Hakeem Olajuwon, John Stockton, Isiah Thomas, and James Worthy are the (8) Star cards found in the Finest Reprints set.

Each card in the set has a Refractor parallel.

Base Insert

Card of the Day: Nick Singleton 2022 Bowman Chrome University Blue RayWave Refractor #87

Card of the Day: 2022 Topps Formula 1 Chrome United States Art Du Grand Prix