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Topps Chrome Baseball

Topps Chrome Baseball

History

Topps Chrome Baseball is one of Topps longest running brands that delivers a "parallel" of their regular issue but with a special chrome gloss on each card. Known mostly for its refractor parallel cards that are typically rarer versions of the base and insert cards. The Mid '90's saw mainly inserts and parallels only...not even many notable Rookie Cards were produced. The late 90's and on saw the insertion of Rookie Cards, Relic or Jersey Cards, and Autograph Cards (Mainly Rookies and Prospects)

It should be noted that some of the most popular versions of Topps Chrome can be found in the Traded & Rookies Version on eBay. This set was put together in regular Hobby Box/Pack form and sometimes in Factory Set Form. Either way these sets delivered some of the best Rookies of that year in Baseball. Keep in mind that the Box/Pack versions of Topps Rookies & Traded only have 2 Topps Chrome cards, the remainder are Regular Topps or another version.

Year

Picture

Configuration/Key Cards

Key Rookies

1996

1996 Topps Chrome Baseball Box

1996 Topps Chrome Baseball Box

  • 24 Packs   --   4 Cards Per Pack
  • Randomly Inserted:
    Refractors
    Chromium Masters of the Game
    Chromium Wrecking Crew
Matt Morris #92

1997

 

1997 Topps Chrome Baseball Series 1
Series One

 


1997 Topps Chrome Baseball Box

  • 24 Packs   --   4 Cards Per Pack
  • Randomly Inserted:
    Refractors
    Chromium Al-Stars
    Chromium Seasons Best
    Double Sided Chromium Cards
No Rookies

1998

 

1998 Topps Chrome Baseball Series 1
Series One

 

 

1998 Topps Chrome Baseball Series 2
Series Two

 

 

1998 Topps Chrome Baseball Box Series 1

  • 24 Packs   --   4 Cards Per Pack
  • Randomly Inserted:
    Refractors
    Chromium Flashbacks
    Chromium Baby Boomers
    Chromium Hall Bound

 

 

1998 Topps Chrome Baseball Box Series 2

  • 24 Packs   --   4 Cards Per Pack
  • Randomly Inserted:
    Refractors (1:12)
    Chromium '98 Rookie Class (1:12)
    Chromium Milestones (1:24)
    Chromium Clout (1:24)

Pete Rose Jr. #240

 

 


 

 

 

Corey Lidle #348
Troy Glaus #492
Michael Cuddyer #494
Jack Cust #495

1999

1999 Topps Chrome Baseball Series 1
Series One

1999 Topps Chrome Baseball Series 2
Series Two
1999 Topps Chrome Traded and Rookies Set
Traded & Rookies

 

1999 Topps Chrome Baseball Box Series 1

  • 24 Packs   --   4 Cards Per Pack
  • Randomly Inserted:
    Refractors
    Lords of the Diamond Inserts
    New Breed Inserts
    Early Road to the Hall Inserts

1999 Topps Chrome Baseball Box Series 2

  • 24 Packs   --   4 Cards Per Pack
  • Randomly Inserted:
    Refractors
    Record Numbers Inserts
    Fortune 15 Inserts

 

 

1999 Topps Chrome Baseball Traded and Rookies Set

  • 121 Card Set
  • Sold only in Factory Set Form

 

 

 

Alex Escobar #206

 

 


 

 

A.J. Burnett #437
Austin Kearns #439
Matt Holliday #442
Pat Burrell #444

 

 


 

 

Mark Mulder #T8
Felipe Lopez #T10
C.C. Sabathia #T33
Adam Dunn #T50
Alfonso Soriano #T65
Josh Hamilton #T66
Carl Crawford #T75

2000

2000 Topps Chrome Series 1 Box
Series One

 

 


2000 Topps Chrome Baseball Series 2
Series Two

 

 

 

2000 Topps Chrome Baseball Traded & Rookies
Traded & Rookies Set

 

 

2000 Topps Chrome Baseball Box Series 1

  • 24 Packs   --   4 Cards Per Pack
  • Randomly Inserted:
    Refractors
    Power Players Inserts
    21st Century Topps
    Topps All-American Team
    Mark McGwire Reprint

 

 

2000 Topps Chrome Baseball Box Series 2

  • 24 Packs   --   4 Cards Per Pack
  • Randomly Inserted:
    Refractors
    Chrome Kings
    Topps All-American Team
    Topps Combos
    Millennium Team Inserts

 

2000 Topps Chrome Traded & Rookies Set

  • 135 Total Cards
  • Only Sold In Factory Set Form

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Larry Bigbie #209

 

 


 

 

Scott Downs #447
Ben Sheets #451

 

 


 

Brandon Phillips #T3
Brandon Inge #T4
Lyle Overbay #T15
Carlos Zambrano #T29
Francisco Rodriguez #T38
Miguel Cabrera #T40
Mike Young #T46
Aaron Rowand #T61
Adrian Gonzalez #T81
Rocco Baldelli #T86

 

2001

 

2001 Topps Chrome Baseball Series 1
Series One
2001 Topps Chrome Baseball Series 2
Series Two
2001 Topps Chrome Baseball Rookie and Traded
Rookie and Traded

 

 

2001 Topps Chrome Baseball Box Series 1

  • 24 Packs   --   4 Cards Per Pack
  • Randomly Inserted:
    King of King Inserts
    Refractors
    Combo Cards
    Past to Present Inserts

 

 

2001 Topps Chrome Baseball Box Series 2

  • 24 Packs   --   4 Cards Per Pack
  • Albert Pujols and Jake Peavy Rookies
  • Randomly Inserted:
    King of King Inserts
    Refractors
    Topps Originals
    What Could Have Been Inserts

 

 

2001 Topps Chrome Traded and Rookies Box

  • 24 Packs   --   10 Cards Per Pack
  • 8 Regular Topps Cards Per Pack
  • 2 Topps Chrome Cards Per Pack
  • 1 Relic/Jersey Card Per Box

 

 

Hee Seop Choi #291
Travis Hafner #296

 

 


 

 

Albert Pujols #596
Jake Peavy #598
Edwin Encarnacion #616

 

 


 

 

Wilson Betemit #T213
Hank Blalock #T214
Justin Morneau #T235
Jose Reyes #242
Ichiro Suzuki #T266

2002

2002 Topps Chrome Baseball Series 1
Series One
2002 Topps Chrome Baseball Series 2
Series Two
2002 Topps Chrome Traded and Rookies Baseball
Traded & Rookies

 

 

2002 Topps Chrome Baseball Box Series 1

  • 24 Packs   --   4 Cards Per Pack
  • Randomly Inserted:
    Summer School Relic/Jersey Cards
    1952 Topps Reprint Cards
    Gold Chrome Parallel Cards

 

 

2002 Topps Chrome Baseball Box Series 2

  • 24 Packs   --   4 Cards Per Pack
  • Randomly Inserted:
    Stud Relic/Jersey Cards
    Black Boarder Refractor Parallel
    Gold Chrome Parallel Cards

 

 

2002 Topps Chrome Traded and Rookies Box

  • 24 Packs   --   11 Cards Per Pack
  • 7 Regular Topps Cards Per Pack
  • 2 Topps Chrome Cards Per Pack
  • 1 First Year Player Card Per Pack
  • 1 Vintage Buy-Back Card Per Box
  • 1 Memorabilia or Autograph Card Per Box

 

Freddy Sanchez #313
Scott Wiggins #314
Jason Bay #326

 

 


 

 

So Taguchi #426
Joe Mauer #622
Taylor Buckholz #675
Rich Harden #687

 

 


 


Chone Figgins #T196
Ryan Church #T243
Dontrelle Willis #T262

 

2003

2003 Topps Chrome Baseball Series 1
Series One
2003 Topps Chrome Baseball Series 2
Series Two
2003 Topps Chrome Baseball Traded and Rookies
Traded & Rookies

 

2003 Topps Chrome Baseball Box Series 1

  • 24 Packs   --   4 Cards Per Pack
  • 1 Refractor Relic/Jersey Card Per Box
  • 1 Serial #'d X-Fractor Parallel Box Loader Per Box
  • 220 Card Set  -- 200 Veterans  --  20 Prospects/1st Year

 

2003 Topps Chrome Baseball Box Series 2

  • 24 Packs   --   4 Cards Per Pack
  • 1 Refractor Relic/Jersey Card Per Box
  • 1 Serial #'d X-Fractor Parallel Box Loader Per Box
  • 220 Card Set  -- 200 Veterans  --  20 Prospects/1st Year

 

 

2003 Topps Chrome Baseball Traded and Rookies Box

  • 24 Packs   --   10 Cards Per Pack
  • 8 Regular Topps Cards Per Pack
  • 2 Topps Chrome Cards Per Pack
  • 1 Autograph or Relic/Jersey Card Per Box
  • 275 Card Set  -- 115 Veterans  --  155 Prospects/1st Year

 

 

03 Topps Chrome Checklist

Chris Duncan #201
Kevin Youkilis #216

 

 


 

 

Bryan Bullington #421
Joey Gomes #423

 

 


 

 

Felix Pie #T167
Brandon Webb #T169
Hanley Ramirez #T181
Jeremy Bonderman #T186
Robinson Cano #T200
Dan Haren #T234

 

 

2004

 

2004 Topps Chrome Baseball Series 1
Series One
2004 Topps Chrome Baseball Series 2
Series Two

 

2004 Topps Chrome Baseball Box Series 1

  • 20 Packs   --   4 Cards Per Pack
  • 1 Autograph 1st Year Player Card Per Box
  • 1 Relic/Jersey Card Box Loader Per Box

 

 

2004 Topps Chrome Baseball Box Series 2

  • 20 Packs   --   4 Cards Per Pack
  • 1 Autograph 1st Year Player Card Per Box
  • 1 Relic/Jersey Card Box Loader Per Box

 

Yadier Molina #219
Zach Duke #220
Anthony Lerew #221
Kyle Davies #228
Zach Miner #232

 


2002 Topps Chrome Series 2 Checklist

Carlos Quentin #235
Conor Jackson #236
Jason Hirsh #243
Lastings Milledge #244

 

2005

 

2005 Topps Chrome Baseball Series 1
Series One
2005 Topps Chrome Baseball Series 2
Series Two
2005 Topps Chrome Baseball Update & Highlights
Update & Highlights

 

 

 

2005 Topps Chrome Baseball Box Series 1

  • 20 Packs   --   4 Cards Per Pack
  • 1 Autograph 1st Year Player Card Per Box
  • 5 Parallel Cards Per Box
  • 1 Relic/Jersey Card Box Loader Per Box

 

2005 Topps Chrome Baseball Box Series 2

  • 20 Packs   --   4 Cards Per Pack
    (2-10 Pack Mini Boxes)
  • 1 Autograph 1st Year Player Card Per MINI Box
  • Alex Rodriguez Exclusives

 

2005 Topps Chrome Baseball Update & Highlights

  • 20 Packs   --   5 Cards Per Pack
  • 2 First Year Autographs Per Box
  • 1 Hobby Exclusive Box Loader Per Box
  • Barry Bonds HR History Cards




Ian Kinsler #214
Ryan Sweeney #217
Andre Ethier #221
Brandon Moss #222
Melky Cabrera #233

 


05 Topps Chrome Series 2 Checklist

Billy Butler #235
Chip Cannon #238
Glen Perkins #241
Justin Verlander #242
Andy LaRoche #472


05 Topps Chrome Update Checklist

Ryan Braun #198
Colby Rasmus #205
Ryan Zimmerman #208
Trevor Bell #221
Jay Bruce #222
Matt Garza #227
Andrew McCutchen #234

2006

2006 Topps Chrome Baseball Box

2006 Topps Chrome Baseball Box

  • 24 Packs   --   4 Cards Per Pack
  • 2 Autograph Rookie Cards Per Box
  • 14 Parallel Cards Per Box
  • Mickey Mantle & Barry Bonds Exclusives
  • 330 Card Set  --  54 Prospects/1st Year


06 Topps Chrome Checklist
Kenji Johjima #285
Prince Fielder (RC) #307
Justin Verlander (RC) #309
Mike Napoli #317
Francisco Liriano (RC) #336
Ian Kinsler (RC) #340
Hanley Ramirez (RC) #352
Dan Uggla (RC) #354

2007

2007 Topps Chrome Baseball Box

2007 Topps Chrome Baseball Box

  • 24 Packs   --   4 Cards Per Pack
  • 2 Autograph Rookie Cards Per Box
  • One Parallel or Insert Per Pack
  • Two Box Loaders Per Box
  • Mickey Mantle Story Exclusives
  • 330 Base Card Set
  • A-Rod Road To 500HR Box Loaders


07 Topps Chrome Checklist
Phil Hughes (RC) #281
Hideki Okajima #297
Andrew Miller #298
Daisuke Matsuzaka #330
Troy Tulowitzki (RC) #331
Alex Gordon #345
Alexi Casilla #358

2008

2008 Topps Chrome Baseball Box

2008 Topps Chrome Baseball Box

  • 24 Packs   --   4 Cards Per Pack
  • 2 Autograph Rookie Cards Per Box
  • Relic/Jersey Cards Inserted
  • Mickey Mantle Exclusives


08 Topps Chrome Checklist

 

Evan Longoria
Joey Votto
Billy Buckner
Jeff Clement
Nick Blackburn
Clay Buchholz


 

2009

2009 Topps Chrome Hobby Box

2009 Topps Chrome Baseball Box

  • 24 Packs   --   4 Cards Per Pack
  • 2 Autograph Rookie Cards Per Box
  • Barack Obama SP Cards
  • David Freese Autographs

 


09 Topps Chrome Checklist

 

Elvis Andrus
Barack Obama SP
David Freese
Andrew McCutchen

 


 

2010

2010 Topps Chrome Baseball Hobby Box

2010 Topps Chrome Baseball Box

  • 24 Packs   --   4 Cards Per Pack
  • 2 Autograph Rookie Cards Per Box
  • Released October 6, 2010
  • Stephen Strasburg Autographs

 


2010 Topps Chrome Checklist

Stephen Strasburg
Starlin Castro
Jason Heyward
Mike Stanton
Carlos Santana


 

2011

2011 Topps Chrome Baseball Box

  • 24 Packs   --   4 Cards Per Pack
  • 2 Autograph Rookie Cards Per Box
  • Released September 7, 2011
  • Mark Trumbo Autographs

 


2011 Topps Chrome Checklist

 

Mark Trumbo
Brandon Belt
Michael Pineda
Eric Hosmer
Brandon Beechy
Freddie Freeman


 

2012

2012 Topps Chrome Baseball Hobby Box

2012 Topps Chrome Baseball Box

  • 24 Packs   --   4 Cards Per Pack
  • 2 Autograph Rookie Cards Per Box
  • Released August 22, 2011
  • Bryce Harper Autographs

2012 Topps Chrome Checklist

Bryce Harper
Trevor Bauer
Yu Darvish


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