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By Ryan Cracknell | Beckett Hobby Editor

Image result for images 2017 Topps Chrome Baseball2017 Topps Chrome Baseball fills that chromium space for collectors who prefer major leaguers versus the large prospect focus that Bowman sets feature. Refractors are back in a full rainbow of colors. Multiple autographs — mostly rookies — are in both hobby boxes and JUMBO boxes, and a few new inserts have been thrown in as well.
2017 Topps Chrome Baseball regular hobby boxes come with two autographs while JUMBO have five total signed cards and the promise of a Refractor in every pack.


The base set takes top players from 2017 Topps Series 1 and Series 2 and gives it a chromium finish.
And then there are the Refractors — lots of them. It starts with the regular Refractors that simply shift from a metallic background to one with a rainbow reflection. Serial-numbered color Refractors include Purple, Blue, Green, Blue Wave, Gold, Orange (/25), Red (/5) and Superfractors (1/1). Blue Wave Refractors are only in hobby and hobby jumbo packs. Orange Refractors are hobby exclusives and not in retail or jumbo.
2017 Topps Chrome Baseball base cards have a couple more Refractors as well, Pulsar and limited Negative Refractors.  Base cards also have one-of-one Printing Plates.


2017 Topps Chrome Baseball AutographBowman highlights prospect autographs from players often a few years before the make their MLB debut. That is, if they ever make it to the big leagues. 2017 Topps Chrome Rookies Autographs wait until they have made it. So while they may not be the first signed cards most players have, for signature collectors, there isn’t the wait time or risk either. These cards have the official Topps RC designation.
These are signed on-card. Like base cards, there are lots of Refractors parallels. All Rookie Autographs come numbered, including base versions. Other colors and patterns include Purple, Blue, Blue Wave (hobby and hobby jumbo only), Gold, Orange (/25, hobby only), Red (/5), Printing Plates (1/1) and one-of-one Superfractors, which are exclusive to hobby and hobby jumbo.
Sticking with the young player theme, although not quite rookies, are Sophomore Stat Lines Autographs.


2017 Topps Chrome Baseball inserts are a mix of chrome versions of flagship inserts and new ones.
Image result for images 2017 Topps Chrome Baseball1987 Topps Baseball gets another nod here. Already being done as a regular insert in Series 1 and Series 2, there are also the patterned 1987 Topps Chrome cards found in bonus Series 1 silver packs. Inserts here take a more traditional Chrome approach. Select players also have autographed versions with on-card signatures.
Bowman Then & Now comes over from flagship Topps Baseball as well. These pair up an image of the player’s first Bowman card with a current shot.
2017 Topps Chrome Baseball MLB Award WinnersNew MLB Award Winners are case hits. The checklist goes back in time to showcase various players who took home major awards. Some of these also come signed.
Other new inserts in 2017 Topps Chrome Baseball include Future Stars and new Freshman Flash cards.
This being Chrome, even the inserts have Refractors. These come in Orange (/25), Red (/5) and Superfractors (1/1).

2017 Topps Chrome Baseball Rookie Cards Checklist

Here are the 50 players with Rookie Cards included in the base set.
2 JaCoby Jones
7 Jake Thompson
8 Dansby Swanson
9 Alex Bregman
12 Carson Fulmer
15 Jorge Alfaro
18 Hunter Renfroe
24 Jordan Montgomery
29 Mitch Haniger
34 Andrew Toles
42 German Marquez
43 Robert Gsellman
47 Trey Mancini
51 Braden Shipley
59 Kyle Freeland
61 Luke Weaver
66 Alex Reyes
67 Ryon Healy
70 Jeff Hoffman
73 Orlando Arcia
74 Jesse Winker
75 Yoan Moncada
77 Jose De Leon
78 Tyler Austin
79 Cody Bellinger
80 Jharel Cotton
83 Amir Garrett
86 Dan Vogelbach
89 Rob Zastryzny
96 Gavin Cecchini
97 Matt Strahm
98 Matt Olson
99 Renato Nunez
100 Andrew Benintendi
101 Hunter Dozier
116 Teoscar Hernandez
120 Joe Musgrove
124 Yulieski Gurriel
135 Roman Quinn
137 Antonio Senzatela
139 Seth Lugo
141 Chad Pinder
158 Josh Bell
163 Reynaldo Lopez
169 Aaron Judge
180 Christian Arroyo
186 David Dahl
189 Tyler Glasnow
192 Joe Jimenez
197 Manny Margot

2017 Topps Chrome Baseball at a glance:

Packs per box: Hobby – 24, Hobby Jumbo – 12
Cards per pack: Hobby – 4, Hobby Jumbo – 13
Boxes per case: Hobby – 12, Hobby Jumbo – 8
Set size: 200 cards.
Release date: August 2, 2017


• Autographs – 2


• Autographs – 5
• Refractors – 12
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