Topps Chrome this year is a large improvement over last year. Last year the Heritage Chrome inserts and vintage chrome got a bit tiring to see pack after pack. This year chrome got back to its roots and the only additional insert was the die cuts which are a big hit. They are nice looking cards that come one per box. The addition of non rookie short printed autos is a nice touch and adds some more chase appeal.
Overall I would give Chrome a solid A.
Recap of the case:
Atomic Refractor: Cliff Lee (03/10) (odds 1:383)
Cut from the Same Cloth: Matt Moore/Jeremy Hellickson Dual Auto(2/5) (odds 1:8,430)
Redemption Card: Bryce Harper Black Auto Refractor ?/100 (already redeemed) (odds 1 in 4 cases?)
Sepia Auto: Zack Cozart (73/75) (odds 1:395)
Black Auto: Jesus Montero (66/100) (odds 1:296)
Blue Auto: Collin Cowgill (181/199), Eric Surkamp (157/199), Drew Smyly (39/199) (odds 1:149)
Refractor auto: Chris Parmalee (449/499), Jordan Pacheco (41/499), Wily Peralta (472/499) (odds 1:73)
Base Autos: Devin Mescoraco, Brad Peacock, Jacob Turner, Jarrod Parker, Drew Smyly, Zack Cozart, Addison Reed, Tom Milone, Austin Romine, Chris Parmalee (2), Kirk Nieuwenhuis, Tsuyoshi Wada, Matt Dominguez(2)
Red Refractor: Jayson Werth (1/25), Robinson Cano (22/25) (odds 1:153)
Gold Refractor: Dan Haren (4/50), Ryan Howard (32/50) (odds 1:82)
Sepia Refractor: Eric Surkamp (18/75), Clayton Kershaw (58/75), Ryan Braun (66/75), Derek Jeter (38/75) (odds 1:55)
Black Refractor: Jhoulys Chacin (24/100), Mariano Rivera (5/100), Salvador Perez (86/100), Joe Mauer (22/100), Adam Jones (57/100), Jeff Locke (40/100), Joe Benson (73/100), Wilin Rosario (15/100) (odds 1:41)
Blue Refractor: Carlos Santana (179/199), Matt Hague (4/199), Ryan Zimmerman (169/199), Justin Mourneau (55/199), Joe Mauer (104/199), Brian McCann (150/199), Brian Wilson (44/199), Tim Hudson (23/199), Tyler Pastornicky (70/199), James Darnell (124/199), Devin Mescaro (80/199), Michael Taylor (138/199), Adam Dunn (149/199)
Die Cuts: Jose Reyes, Michael Pineda, Ichiro, Curtis Granderson, Albert Pujols, Ian Kinsler, Jose Bautista, Cliff Lee, Derek Jeter, Matt Kemp, Josh Hamilton, Giancarlo Stanton
I received the exact right amount of Xfractors (4 per box) and base refractors (8 per box).
If you couldn't tell throughout my posting, this case was amazing by my standards. Completely destroyed the odds 3 different times. Last year my only hit like that was a Adam Dunn printing plate. To get 3 in one shot is amazing. Currently the die cuts are not up to trade cause I am exploring going after the set. If you are interested in any of the other refractors/base cards etc let me know and we can try and figure out a trade. If you want any close up pictures of a particular card that can be provided. Today was a fun day of baseball card pack ripping and hanging out with my super awesome girlfriend.
Thanks for reading !!!