First Buzz: 2017 Topps Chrome baseball cards

What: 2017 Topps Chrome baseball cards
Arrives: Aug. 2
Box basics: Two autographs in every 24-pack hobby box (12 boxes per case); Five autographs in every 12-pack jumbo box (eight boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Topps Chrome returns with jumbo boxes as an option once again as the rainbow of rookie autographs is on-card and some new inserts are also worked into the flagship-redo.

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.


The Basics: The rookie auto rainbow will include a number of Refractors — standard (/TBD), Purple (/TBD), Blue (/TBD), Blue Wave (/TBD), Gold (/TBD), Orange (/25), Red (/5) and 1/1 Superfractors and printing plates. … Inserts will include a Chromed take on 1987 Topps with autographs, Freshman Flash and Future Stars. There will be autographed versions of these cards along with a rainbow that will include Orange (/25), Red (/5) and 1/1 Superfractors — and there could be more still revealed on that front later. … The base set will include photo variation cards and the rainbow for the set (size not revealed) will include Refractors, Prism Refractors, Negative Refractors, Purples, Blues, Greens, Blue Waves, Golds, Oranges, Reds, Supers and printing plates. Nearly all will be numbered but are TBD just like the autos. … Also among the inserts will be Award Winners, Bowman Then & Now and Sophomore Stat Lines. These will have autographed versions as well as Orange, Red and Superfractor versions.

Update: Retail exclusives will include Green Refractor Chrome autos (/TBD), while there will be Sepia Refractors only found in blaster boxes and Pink Refractors only found in value packs. Value packs will include three four-card Chrome packs and a three-card Pink bonus pack. Blasts will include seven packs with one four-card Sepia bonus pack. There will be 16 boxes per case.

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