2022 Topps Chrome Logofractor Edition Baseball Box Break & Review

Collector Type: Set/Rookie/Autograph

What’s this? Another version of Topps Chrome Baseball? Heck yeah! I’ll open anything that’s shiny.

2022 Topps Chrome Logofractor Edition Baseball is a new Mega Box format for the Chrome brand. First showing up at the MLB Flagship Store in New York City, and then on the Topps website.

Every box comes with (7) packs – (5) regular 2022 Topps Chrome Baseball packs, and (2) exclusive Logofractor packs.

The cards found in the exclusive Logofractor packs have the MLB logo printed on them. The main base set consists of (110) cards. Parallels include Purple #’ed/250, Pink #’ed/199, Blue #’ed/150, Green #’ed/99, Gold #’ed/50, Orange #’ed/25, Red #’ed/5, and Rose Gold #’ed 1/1.

You can keep your eyes open for (10) variations which I like to split into two groups:

  • Jarren Duran #4
  • Shane Baz #8
  • Oneil Cruz #22
  • Brandon Marsh #25
  • Wander Franco #80

The players on the list above have base counterparts.

  • Julio Rodriguez #111
  • Bobby Witt Jr. #112
  • Hunter Greene #113
  • CJ Abrams #114
  • Spencer Torkelson #115

Variations #111-115 on the above list do not have a base counterpart.

If any of this is making your head spin just check the CMP code on the back. Base end in #815, and all variations end in #835.

Autographs include Base Image Variation Autographs, Chrome Autographs, and Future Stars Autographs.

Inserts include Club Plaques, and Future Stars.

The two Logofractor packs are the key to this product. You can pull quite a bit of color from just those two packs.

I wouldn’t be surprised if we see the Logofractor become a standard parallel. In this hobby when something takes off in popularity we tend to see it brought back many times over.

We all know Topps is thinking about other types of refractors collectors would go crazy for. Teamfractors? Leaguefractors? Hot Dog Fractors? The list of possibilities is endless.

Quick, fun break. All of the action in this box (like most) was located in the Logofractor packs.

Checklist

Here is what I pulled:

(5) 2022 Topps Chrome Baseball Packs:

  • All Base Cards

(2) 2022 Topps Chrome Baseball Logofractor Packs:

Auto:

  • Bryan De La Cruz RC Green Refractor Auto #’ed/99

Parallels:

  • Pete Alonso Green Refractor #’ed/99
  • Jake Burger RC Future Stars Blue Refractor #’ed/150
  • Reid Detmers RC Pink Refractor #’ed/199

Insert:

  • Oneil Cruz RC Future Stars

Base:

  • Trevor Rogers #3
  • Fernando Tatis Jr. #100
  • Bryan Reynolds #72
  • Francisco Lindor #107
  • Max Kepler #103

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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

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