2016 Topps Chrome Baseball Cards - Product Review and Hit Gallery Added

2016 Topps Chrome Baseball Cards – Product Review and Hit Gallery Added

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Incorporating the flagship design with the familiar chromium finish, 2016 Topps Chrome Baseball looks to continue a run as one of the most popular yearly baseball sets. Hobby boxes include two autographs while Jumbo boxes offer five autographs.

The 200-card base set showcases the top names from the Series 1 and 2 checklists, including the notable rookie players. There are also limited Base Image Variations that swap photos for select subjects.

Adding to that are the many base Refractor parallels. Options consist of Refractors, Prism Refractors, Purple Refractors (#'d), Blue Refractors (#'d), Green Refractors (#'d), Gold Refractors (#/50), Orange Refractors (#/25 - Hobby), Red Refractors (#/5), SuperFractors (1/1) and Printing Plates (1/1).  Collectors busting hobby boxes can also find limited hot boxes which feature exclusive Black Refractors in place of the base cards.

A key component of Topps Chrome most years, the Rookie Autographs present some of the top options in 2016 Topps Chrome Baseball. Building on the base Chrome autograph, the rainbow of parallels includes Refractors (#'d), Purple Refractors (#'d), Blue Refractors (#'d), Gold Refractors (#/50), Orange Refractors (#/25 - Hobby), Red Refractors (#/5), SuperFractors (1/1 - Hobby/Jumbo) and Printing Plates (1/1).

Among the more limited signed cards are serial numbered MLB Debut Autographs, Team Logo Autographs and Youth Impact Autographs. Each of these also offers Orange Refractors (#/25), Red Refractors (#/5), SuperFractors (1/1) and Printing Plates (1/1) parallels. Dual Autographs pair rookies and veterans on the same card.

Part of some controversy as they have seemingly surfaced early, 2015 Chrome Rookie Autographs for Carlos Correa are also found in the 2016 edition because they were not able to be included in 2015.

2016 Topps Chrome Baseball closes out with several colorful inserts, including Future Stars and Youth Impact. Both add Green Refractors (#'d), Orange Refractors (#/25), Red Refractors (#/5) and SuperFractors (1/1). A new option, the chromium version of the popular First Pitch inserts join the mix and offer Orange Refractors (#/25), Red Refractors (#/5) and SuperFractors (1/1).

Lastly, ROY Chronicles (#'d) are a Jumbo case hit honoring the active players to hoist the Rookie of the Year Award. Parallels include Orange Refractors (#/25), Red Refractors (#/5) and SuperFractor (1/1) and there are also on-card Autographs (#'d) with Orange Refractors (#/25), Red Refractors (#/5), SuperFractor (1/1) and Printing Plates (1/1).

Release Date: 8/3/2016
Product Configuration (Hobby): 4 cards per pack, 24 packs per box, 12 boxes per case
Product Configuration (Jumbo): 13 cards per pack, 12 packs per box, 8 boxes per case

2016 Topps Chrome Baseball Hobby Box Break

  • 2 Autographs
  • 96 Total Cards

2016 Topps Chrome Baseball Jumbo Box Break

  • 5 Autographs
  • 156 Total Cards
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Set Checklist

2016 Topps Chrome Baseball Set Checklist

Base Set Checklist

200 cards. FS=Future Stars. Shop for complete base sets on eBay.  
PARALLEL CARDS: Refractor,  Sepia Refractor (Retail), Pink Refractor, Black Refractor (Hot Box), Prism Refractor, Purple Refractor #/275, Blue Refractor #/150, Green Refractor #/99, Blue Wave Refractor #/75, Gold Refractor #/50, Orange Refractor #/25 (Hobby), Red Refractor #/5, SuperFractor 1/1 (Hobby/Jumbo), Printing Plates 1/1.
2016 Topps Chrome Baseball Base Jose Bautista

1 Mike Trout - Los Angeles Angels
2 Lorenzo Cain - Kansas City Royals
3 Francisco Lindor - Cleveland Indians FS
4 J.D. Martinez - Detroit Tigers FS
5 Masahiro Tanaka - New York Yankees
6 Salvador Perez - Kansas City Royals
7 Addison Russell - Chicago Cubs FS
8 Jon Gray - Colorado Rockies RC
9 Nolan Arenado - Colorado Rockies
10 Freddie Freeman - Atlanta Braves
11 Gerrit Cole - Pittsburgh Pirates
12 Adam Jones - Baltimore Orioles
13 Byung-Ho Park - Minnesota Twins RC
14 Tyler Naquin - Cleveland Indians RC
15 Charlie Blackmon - Colorado Rockies
16 Max Scherzer - Washington Nationals
17 Prince Fielder - Texas Rangers
18 Justin Verlander - Detroit Tigers
19 Brandon Drury - Arizona Diamondbacks RC
20 Yu Darvish - Texas Rangers
21 Alex Gordon - Kansas City Royals
22 Brian McCann - New York Yankees
23 Jacoby Ellsbury - New York Yankees
24 Rob Refsnyder - New York Yankees RC
25 Jake Arrieta - Chicago Cubs
26 Adrian Gonzalez - Los Angeles Dodgers
27 Jose Altuve - Houston Astros
28 Raul Mondesi - Kansas City Royals RC
29 Richie Shaffer - Tampa Bay Rays RC
30 Manny Machado - Baltimore Orioles
31 Curtis Granderson - New York Mets
32 Trea Turner - Washington Nationals RC
33 Luis Severino - New York Yankees RC
34 Michael Brantley - Cleveland Indians
35 George Springer - Houston Astros
36 Joey Gallo - Texas Rangers
37 DJ LeMahieu - Colorado Rockies
38 Zack Greinke - Arizona Diamondbacks
39 Madison Bumgarner - San Francisco Giants
40 Stephen Strasburg - Washington Nationals
41 Joey Rickard - Baltimore Orioles RC
42 Robinson Cano - Seattle Mariners
43 Jay Bruce - Cincinnati Reds
44 Nelson Cruz - Seattle Mariners
45 Trevor Story - Colorado Rockies RC
46 Albert Pujols - Los Angeles Angels
47 Chris Davis - Baltimore Orioles
48 Adrian Beltre - Texas Rangers
49 Patrick Corbin - Arizona Diamondbacks
50 Kris Bryant Chicago Cubs FS
51 Carlos Gonzalez - Colorado Rockies
52 Michael Conforto - New York Mets RC
53 Giancarlo Stanton - Miami Marlins
54 Dee Gordon - Miami Marlins
55 John Lackey - Chicago Cubs
56 Yordano Ventura - Kansas City Royals
57 Jeurys Familia - New York Mets
58 Joc Pederson Los Angeles Dodgers FS
59 Tom Murphy - Colorado Rockies RC
60 Carlos Martinez - St. Louis Cardinals
61 Hisashi Iwakuma - Seattle Mariners
62 Billy Hamilton - Cincinnati Reds
63 Jose Abreu - Chicago White Sox
64 Maikel Franco - Philadelphia Phillies FS
65 Jung Ho Kang - Pittsburgh Pirates FS
66 Dallas Keuchel - Houston Astros
67 Adam Wainwright - St. Louis Cardinals
68 Matt Reynolds - New York Mets RC
69 Eric Hosmer - Kansas City Royals
70 Tyler White - Houston Astros RC
71 Carlos Ruiz - Philadelphia Phillies
72 Ryan Howard - Philadelphia Phillies
73 Noah Syndergaard - New York Mets FS
74 Matt Kemp - San Diego Padres
75 Carlos Correa - Houston Astros FS
76 Nick Markakis - Atlanta Braves
77 Todd Frazier - Chicago White Sox
78 Dustin Pedroia - Boston Red Sox
79 Michael Wacha - St. Louis Cardinals
80 Brad Ziegler - Arizona Diamondbacks
81 Edwin Encarnacion - Toronto Blue Jays
82 Joe Mauer - Minnesota Twins
83 Byron Buxton - Minnesota Twins
84 Evan Longoria - Tampa Bay Rays
85 Carl Edwards Jr. - Chicago Cubs RC
86 Rougned Odor - Texas Rangers
87 Anthony Rizzo - Chicago Cubs
88 Mark Melancon - Pittsburgh Pirates
89 Hector Olivera - Atlanta Braves RC
90 Josh Reddick - Oakland Athletics
91 James Shields - San Diego Padres
92 Kenta Maeda - Los Angeles Dodgers RC
93 Ross Stripling - Los Angeles Dodgers RC
94 Jorge Lopez - Milwaukee Brewers RC
95 Tyson Ross - San Diego Padres
96 Jackie Bradley Jr. - Boston Red Sox
97 Matt Harvey - New York Mets
98 Seung-Hwan Oh - St. Louis Cardinals RC
99 Jose Berrios - Minnesota Twins RC
100 Josh Donaldson - Toronto Blue Jays
101 Andrew Heaney - Los Angeles Angels
102 Kevin Pillar - Toronto Blue Jays
103 Jason Heyward - Chicago Cubs
104 Miguel Sano - Minnesota Twins RC
105 Kevin Kiermaier - Tampa Bay Rays
106 Melky Cabrera - Chicago White Sox
107 David Price - Boston Red Sox
108 Mallex Smith - Atlanta Braves RC
109 Miguel Cabrera - Detroit Tigers
110 Jeremy Hazelbaker - St. Louis Cardinals RC
111 Marcus Stroman - Toronto Blue Jays
112 Sean Doolittle - Oakland Athletics
113 Mark Teixeira - New York Yankees
114 Aaron Nola - Philadelphia Phillies RC
115 Starling Marte - Pittsburgh Pirates
116 Ichiro - Miami Marlins
117 Alcides Escobar - Kansas City Royals
118 Carlos Gomez - Houston Astros
119 Craig Kimbrel - Boston Red Sox
120 Ben Zobrist - Chicago Cubs
121 Ketel Marte - Seattle Mariners RC
122 Jake Odorizzi - Tampa Bay Rays FS
123 Brett Gardner - New York Yankees
124 Luke Jackson - Texas Rangers RC
125 Buster Posey - San Francisco Giants
126 Miguel Almonte - Kansas City Royals RC
127 Rusney Castillo - Boston Red Sox
128 Greg Bird - New York Yankees RC
129 Odubel Herrera - Philadelphia Phillies FS
130 Frankie Montas - Los Angeles Dodgers RC
131 Trayce Thompson - Los Angeles Dodgers RC
132 Stephen Piscotty - St. Louis Cardinals RC
133 Henry Owens - Boston Red Sox RC
134 David Wright - New York Mets
135 Russell Martin - Toronto Blue Jays
136 Jeff Samardzija - San Francisco Giants
137 Brian Johnson - Boston Red Sox RC
138 Max Kepler - Minnesota Twins RC
139 Chris Sale - Chicago White Sox
140 Justin Upton - Detroit Tigers
141 Aroldis Chapman - New York Yankees
142 Cole Hamels - Texas Rangers
143 Gary Sanchez - New York Yankees RC
144 Jacob deGrom - New York Mets
145 Clayton Kershaw - Los Angeles Dodgers
146 Alex Rodriguez - New York Yankees
147 Johnny Cueto - San Francisco Giants
148 Robert Stephenson - Cincinnati Reds RC
149 Yasiel Puig - Los Angeles Dodgers
150 Corey Seager - Los Angeles Dodgers RC
151 Trevor Rosenthal - St. Louis Cardinals
152 Yadier Molina - St. Louis Cardinals
153 David Ortiz - Boston Red Sox
154 Matt Garza - Milwaukee Brewers
155 Zach Britton - Baltimore Orioles
156 Stephen Vogt - Oakland Athletics
157 Matt Carpenter - St. Louis Cardinals
158 Carlos Carrasco - Cleveland Indians FS
159 A.J. Pollock - Arizona Diamondbacks
160 Taylor Jungmann - Milwaukee Brewers
161 Mookie Betts - Boston Red Sox
162 Paul Goldschmidt - Arizona Diamondbacks
163 Ian Kinsler - Detroit Tigers
164 Nomar Mazara - Texas Rangers RC
165 Ryan Braun - Milwaukee Brewers
166 Kyle Schwarber - Chicago Cubs RC
167 Hunter Pence - San Francisco Giants
168 Dellin Betances - New York Yankees
169 Yoenis Cespedes - New York Mets
170 Garrett Richards - Los Angeles Angels
171 Zach Lee - Los Angeles Dodgers RC
172 Kyle Seager - Seattle Mariners
173 Wei-Yin Chen - Miami Marlins
174 Ben Paulsen - Colorado Rockies
175 Andrew McCutchen - Pittsburgh Pirates
176 Andrew Miller - New York Yankees
177 Jose Peraza - Cincinnati Reds RC
178 Francisco Liriano - Pittsburgh Pirates
179 Dae-Ho Lee - Seattle Mariners RC
180 Hanley Ramirez - Boston Red Sox
181 Blake Snell - Tampa Bay Rays RC
182 Corey Kluber - Cleveland Indians
183 Brian Dozier - Minnesota Twins
184 Jason Kipnis - Cleveland Indians
185 Joey Votto - Cincinnati Reds
186 Mike Foltynewicz - Atlanta Braves
187 Christian Yelich - Miami Marlins
188 Sonny Gray - Oakland Athletics
189 Wade Davis - Kansas City Royals
190 Brandon Phillips - Cincinnati Reds
191 Jose Bautista - Toronto Blue Jays
192 Felix Hernandez - Seattle Mariners
193 Julio Teheran - Atlanta Braves
194 Troy Tulowitzki - Toronto Blue Jays
195 Steven Matz - New York Mets FS
196 Aaron Blair - Atlanta Braves RC
197 Jose Fernandez - Miami Marlins
198 Daniel Murphy - Washington Nationals
199 Peter O'Brien - Arizona Diamondbacks RC
200 Bryce Harper - Washington Nationals

 

Base Image Variations Set Checklist

PARALLEL CARDS: Green #/99, Orange #/25, Red #/5, Superfractor 1/1.

1 Mike Trout - Los Angeles Angels
3 Francisco Lindor - Cleveland Indians
33 Luis Severino - New York Yankees
50 Kris Bryant - Chicago Cubs
53 Giancarlo Stanton - Miami Marlins
75 Carlos Correa - Houston Astros
92 Kenta Maeda - Los Angeles Dodgers
145 Clayton Kershaw - Los Angeles Dodgers
166 Kyle Schwarber - Chicago Cubs
200 Bryce Harper - Washington Nationals

 

Rookie Autographs Set Checklist

71 cards.
PARALLEL CARDS: Refractor #/499, Purple Refractor #/250, Blue Refractor #/150, Green Refractor #/99, Gold Refractor #/50, Orange Refractor #/25 (Hobby), Red Refractor #/5, SuperFractor 1/1 (Hobby/Jumbo), Printing Plates 1/1.
2016 Topps Chrome Baseball Rookie Autographs Refractor Nomar Mazara

RA-AB Aaron Blair - Atlanta Braves
RA-AH Alen Hanson - Pittsburgh Pirates
RA-AJR A.J. Reed - Houston Astros
RA-ALA Albert Almora - Chicago Cubs
RA-AN Aaron Nola - Philadelphia Phillies
RA-BD Brandon Drury - Arizona Diamondbacks
RA-BE Brian Ellington - Miami Marlins
RA-BJ Brian Johnson - Boston Red Sox
RA-BP Byung-Ho Park - Minnesota Twins
RA-BS Blake Snell - Tampa Bay Rays
RA-CE Carl Edwards Jr. - Chicago Cubs
RA-CR Colin Rea - San Diego Padres
RA-CS Corey Seager - Los Angeles Dodgers
RA-DA Dariel Alvarez - Baltimore Orioles
RA-DL Dae-Ho Lee - Seattle Mariners
RA-DS Darnell Sweeney - Philadelphia Phillies
RA-FM Frankie Montas - Los Angeles Dodgers
RA-GB Greg Bird - New York Yankees
RA-HOL Hector Olivera - Atlanta Braves
RA-HOW Henry Owens - Boston Red Sox
RA-JE Jerad Eickhoff - Philadelphia Phillies
RA-JG Jon Gray - Colorado Rockies
RA-JHA Jeremy Hazelbaker - St. Louis Cardinals
RA-JOS Jose Berrios - Minnesota Twins
RA-JPA James Pazos - New York Yankees
RA-JPE Jose Peraza - Cincinnati Reds
RA-JR Joey Rickard - Baltimore Orioles
RA-JTA Jameson Taillon - Pittsburgh Pirates
RA-JU Julio Urias - Los Angeles Dodgers
RA-KC Kaleb Cowart - Los Angeles Angels
RA-KM Ketel Marte - Seattle Mariners
RA-KMA Kenta Maeda - Los Angeles Dodgers
RA-KSA Keyvius Sampson - Cincinnati Reds
RA-KSC Kyle Schwarber - Chicago Cubs
RA-KT Kelby Tomlinson - San Francisco Giants
RA-KW Kyle Waldrop - Cincinnati Reds
RA-LG Lucas Giolito - Washington Nationals
RA-LJ Luke Jackson - Texas Rangers
RA-LS Luis Severino - New York Yankees
RA-MAL Miguel Almonte - Kansas City Royals
RA-MAR Matt Reynolds - New York Mets
RA-MC Michael Conforto - New York Mets
RA-MD Matt Duffy - Houston Astros
RA-MIR Michael Reed - Milwaukee Brewers
RA-MK Max Kepler - Minnesota Twins
RA-MS Miguel Sano - Minnesota Twins
RA-MSM Mallex Smith - Atlanta Braves
RA-MW Mac Williamson - San Francisco Giants
RA-NM Nomar Mazara - Texas Rangers
RA-PO Peter O'Brien - Arizona Diamondbacks
RA-RD Ryan Dull - Oakland Athletics
RA-RM Raul Mondesi - Kansas City Royals
RA-ROS Robert Stephenson - Cincinnati Reds
RA-RR Rob Refsnyder - New York Yankees
RA-RS Ross Stripling - Los Angeles Dodgers
RA-RSH Richie Shaffer - Tampa Bay Rays
RA-SOB Socrates Brito - Arizona Diamondbacks
RA-SP Stephen Piscotty - St. Louis Cardinals
RA-TA Tim Anderson - Chicago White Sox
RA-TB Trevor Brown - San Francisco Giants
RA-TD Tyler Duffey - Minnesota Twins
RA-TJ Travis Jankowski - San Diego Padres
RA-TM Tom Murphy - Colorado Rockies
RA-TN Tyler Naquin - Cleveland Indians
RA-TS Trevor Story - Colorado Rockies
RA-TTH Trayce Thompson - Los Angeles Dodgers
RA-TTU Trea Turner - Washington Nationals
RA-TW Tyler White - Houston Astros
RA-TZ Tony Zych - Seattle Mariners
RA-ZG Zack Godley - Arizona Diamondbacks
RA-ZL Zach Lee - Los Angeles Dodgers

 

2015 Topps Chrome Rookie Autographs

1 card.
PARALLEL CARDS: Refractor #/499, Purple #/250, Blue #/150, Green #/99, Gold #/50, Orange #/25, SuperFractor 1/1, Printing Plates 1/1

2016 Topps Chrome Baseball 2015 Topps Chrome Rookie Autographs Carlos Correa

 

Dual Autographs Set Checklist

10 cards. Serial numbered #/25.
PARALLEL CARDS: Red Refractor #/5, Superfractor 1/1, Printing Plates 1/1.
2016 Topps Chrome Baseball Dual Autographs Conforto Wright Mets

DA-BS Kris Bryant - Chicago Cubs
Kyle Schwarber - Chicago Cubs
DA-CL Carlos Correa - Houston Astros
Francisco Lindor - Cleveland Indians
DA-DM Yu Darvish - Texas Rangers
Kenta Maeda - Los Angeles Dodgers
DA-GE Alex Gordon - Kansas City Royals
Alcides Escobar - Kansas City Royals
DA-HT Bryce Harper - Washington Nationals
Mike Trout - Los Angeles Angels
DA-IG Ichiro - Miami Marlins
Dee Gordon - Miami Marlins
DA-SG Jon Gray - Colorado Rockies
Luis Severino - New York Yankees
DA-SR Anthony Rendon - Washington Nationals
Max Scherzer - Washington Nationals
DA-ST Corey Seager - Los Angeles Dodgers
Trea Turner - Washington Nationals
DA-WC David Wright - New York Mets
Michael Conforto - New York Mets

 

First Pitch Set Checklist

20 cards.
PARALLEL CARDS: Green #/99, Orange #/25, Red #/5, SuperFractor 1/1.
2016 Topps Chrome Baseball First Patch Cherry

FPC-1 Don Cherry - Toronto Blue Jays
FPC-2 Mo'ne Davis - Boston Red Sox
FPC-3 Evelyn Jones - Seattle Mariners
FPC-4 Bree Morse - Los Angeles Angels
FPC-5 Jordan Spieth - Boston Red Sox
FPC-6 Kristaps Porzingis - New York Mets
FPC-7 James Taylor - Boston Red Sox
FPC-8 LeVar Burton - Chicago White Sox
FPC-9 Tony Hawk - San Diego Padres
FPC-10 Johnny Knoxville - Los Angeles Dodgers
FPC-11 Steve Aoki - Los Angeles Dodgers
FPC-12 Tim McGraw - New York Mets
FPC-13 Jimmy Kimmel - New York Mets
FPC-14 Billy Joe Armstrong - Oakland Athletics
FPC-15 Nina Agdal - Los Angeles Angels
FPC-16 Jim Harbaugh - Detroit Tigers
FPC-17 Miguel Cotto - Los Angeles Dodgers
FPC-18 Tom Watson - Kansas City Royals
FPC-19 George H. W. Bush - Houston Astros
FPC-20 Kendrick Lamar - Los Angeles Dodgers

 

Future Stars Set Checklist

20 cards.
PARALLEL CARDS: Green #/99, Orange #/25, Red #/5, SuperFractor 1/1 (Hobby/Jumbo).
2016 Topps Chrome Baseball Future Stars Kris Bryant

FS-1 Kris Bryant - Chicago Cubs
FS-2 Francisco Lindor - Cleveland Indians
FS-3 Joc Pederson - Los Angeles Dodgers
FS-4 Jose Abreu - Chicago White Sox
FS-5 Jacob deGrom - New York Mets
FS-6 Dellin Betances - New York Yankees
FS-7 Addison Russell - Chicago Cubs
FS-8 Joe Panik - San Francisco Giants
FS-9 Roberto Osuna - Toronto Blue Jays
FS-10 Noah Syndergaard - New York Mets
FS-11 Byron Buxton - Minnesota Twins
FS-12 Steven Matz - New York Mets
FS-13 Blake Swihart - Boston Red Sox
FS-14 Mookie Betts - Boston Red Sox
FS-15 Maikel Franco - Philadelphia Phillies
FS-16 Kevin Kiermaier - Tampa Bay Rays
FS-17 George Springer - Houston Astros
FS-18 Jorge Soler - Chicago Cubs
FS-19 Jung Ho Kang - Pittsburgh Pirates
FS-20 Carlos Correa - Houston Astros

 

MLB Debut Autographs Set Checklist

19 cards. Serial Numbered #/50.
PARALLEL CARDS: Orange #/25, Red #/5, SuperFractor 1/1, Printing Plates 1/1.

MLBA-AGO Adrian Gonzalez - Texas Rangers
MLBA-AJ Adam Jones - Seattle Mariners
MLBA-ALG Alex Gordon - Kansas City Royals
MLBA-BH Bryce Harper - Washington Nationals
MLBA-CC Carlos Correa - Houston Astros
MLBA-CK Clayton Kershaw - Los Angeles Dodgers
MLBA-CS Chris Sale - Chicago White Sox
MLBA-DG Dee Gordon - Los Angeles Dodgers
MLBA-DK Dallas Keuchel - Houston Astros
MLBA-DP Dustin Pedroia - Boston Red Sox
MLBA-DW David Wright - New York Mets
MLBA-FF Freddie Freeman - Atlanta Braves
MLBA-FL Francisco Lindor - Cleveland Indians
MLBA-JA Jose Altuve - Houston Astros
MLBA-JS James Shields - Tampa Bay Devil Rays
MLBA-KB Kris Bryant - Chicago Cubs
MLBA-MT Mike Trout - Los Angeles Angels
MLBA-SM Starling Marte - Pittsburgh Pirates
MLBA-YG Yasmani Grandal - San Diego Padres

 

Perspectives Set Checklist

20 cards.
PARALLEL CARDS: Green #/99, Orange #/25, Red #/5, SuperFractor 1/1 (Hobby/Jumbo).
2016 Topps Chrome Baseball Perspectives Bryce Harper

PC-1 Andrew McCutchen - Pittsburgh Pirates
PC-2 Adrian Gonzalez - Los Angeles Dodgers
PC-3 Robinson Cano - Seattle Mariners
PC-4 Bryce Harper - Washington Nationals
PC-5 Yasiel Puig - Los Angeles Dodgers
PC-6 Troy Tulowitzki - Toronto Blue Jays
PC-7 Kris Bryant - Chicago Cubs
PC-8 David Ortiz - Boston Red Sox
PC-9 Ichiro - Miami Marlins
PC-10 Byron Buxton - Minnesota Twins
PC-11 Yadier Molina - St. Louis Cardinals
PC-12 Evan Longoria - Tampa Bay Rays
PC-13 Mark Teixeira - New York Yankees
PC-14 Billy Hamilton - Cincinnati Reds
PC-15 Ryan Braun - Milwaukee Brewers
PC-16 Mike Trout - Los Angeles Angels
PC-17 Miguel Sano - Minnesota Twins
PC-18 Corey Seager - Los Angeles Dodgers
PC-19 Michael Conforto - New York Mets
PC-20 Kyle Schwarber - Chicago Cubs

 

ROY Chronicles Set Checklist

15 cards. 1 per case.
PARALLEL CARDS: Green #/99, Orange #/25, Red #/5, SuperFractor 1/1.
2016 Topps Chrome Baseball ROY Chronicles Orange Ichiro

ROY-BH Bryce Harper - Washington Nationals
ROY-BP Buster Posey - San Francisco Giants
ROY-CC Carlos Correa - Houston Astros
ROY-DP Dustin Pedroia - Boston Red Sox
ROY-EL Evan Longoria - Tampa Bay Rays
ROY-HR Hanley Ramirez - Florida Marlins
ROY-I Ichiro - Seattle Mariners
ROY-JA Jose Abreu - Chicago White Sox
ROY-JD Jacob deGrom - New York Mets
ROY-JF Jose Fernandez - Miami Marlins
ROY-JV Justin Verlander - Detroit Tigers
ROY-KB Kris Bryant - Chicago Cubs
ROY-MT Mike Trout - Los Angeles Angels
ROY-RB Ryan Braun - Milwaukee Brewers
ROY-WM Wil Myers - Tampa Bay Rays

 

ROY Chronicles Autographs Set Checklist

12 cards. Serial Numbered #/50.
PARALLEL CARDS: Orange Refractor #/25, Red Refractor #/5, SuperFractor 1/1, Printing Plates 1/1.

ROYA-BH Bryce Harper - Washington Nationals
ROYA-BP Buster Posey - San Francisco Giants
ROYA-CC Carlos Correa - Houston Astros
ROYA-DP Dustin Pedroia - Boston Red Sox
ROYA-EL Evan Longoria - Tampa Bay Rays
ROYA-HR Hanley Ramirez - Florida Marlins
ROYA-I Ichiro - Seattle Mariners
ROYA-JD Jacob deGrom - New York Mets
ROYA-KB Kris Bryant - Chicago Cubs
ROYA-MT Mike Trout - Los Angeles Angels
ROYA-RB Ryan Braun - Milwaukee Brewers
ROYA-WM Wil Myers - Tampa Bay Rays

 

Team Logo Pin Autographs Set Checklist

13 cards. Serial Numbered #/99 or less.
PARALLEL CARDS: Orange #/25, Red #/5, SuperFractor 1/1, Printing Plates 1/1.
2016 Topps Chrome Baseball Team Logo Pin Autographs Kris Bryant

TLA-BH Bryce Harper - Washington Nationals
TLA-CC Carlos Correa - Houston Astros
TLA-CS Chris Sale - Chicago White Sox
TLA-DW David Wright - New York Mets
TLA-EL Evan Longoria - Tampa Bay Rays
TLA-FF Freddie Freeman - Atlanta Braves
TLA-FL Francisco Lindor - Cleveland Indians
TLA-JB Jose Bautista - Toronto Blue Jays
TLA-JF Jose Fernandez - Miami Marlins
TLA-KB Kris Bryant - Chicago Cubs
TLA-MT Mike Trout - Los Angeles Angels
TLA-SG Sonny Gray - Oakland Athletics
TLA-ZG Zack Greinke - Arizona Diamondbacks

 

Youth Impact Set Checklist

20 cards.
PARALLEL CARDS: Green #/99, Orange #/25, Red #/5, SuperFractor 1/1.
2016 Topps Chrome Baseball Youth Impact Mazara

YI-1 Corey Seager - Los Angeles Dodgers
YI-2 Byung-Ho Park - Minnesota Twins
YI-3 Luis Severino - New York Yankees
YI-4 Michael Conforto - New York Mets
YI-5 Jon Gray - Colorado Rockies
YI-6 Miguel Sano - Minnesota Twins
YI-7 Kyle Schwarber - Chicago Cubs
YI-8 Trea Turner - Washington Nationals
YI-9 Henry Owens - Boston Red Sox
YI-10 Trevor Story - Colorado Rockies
YI-11 Robert Stephenson - Cincinnati Reds
YI-12 Aaron Nola - Philadelphia Phillies
YI-13 Nomar Mazara - Texas Rangers
YI-14 Stephen Piscotty - St. Louis Cardinals
YI-15 Carl Edwards Jr. - Chicago Cubs
YI-16 Raul Mondesi - Kansas City Royals
YI-17 Blake Snell - Tampa Bay Rays
YI-18 Aaron Blair - Atlanta Braves
YI-19 Jose Berrios - Minnesota Twins
YI-20 Kenta Maeda - Los Angeles Dodgers

 

Youth Impact Autographs Set Checklist

18 cards. Serial Numbered #/150.
PARALLEL CARDS: Orange #/25, Red #/5, SuperFractor 1/1, Printing Plates 1/1.
2016 Topps Chrome Baseball Youth Impact Autographs

YIA-AN Aaron Nola - Philadelphia Phillies
YIA-CE Carl Edwards Jr. - Chicago Cubs
YIA-CS Corey Seager - Los Angeles Dodgers
YIA-FM Frankie Montas - Los Angeles Dodgers
YIA-GB Greg Bird - New York Yankees
YIA-HOL Hector Olivera - Atlanta Braves
YIA-HOW Henry Owens - Boston Red Sox
YIA-JG Jon Gray - Colorado Rockies
YIA-JP Jose Peraza - Cincinnati Reds
YIA-KM Ketel Marte - Seattle Mariners
YIA-KS Kyle Schwarber - Chicago Cubs
YIA-LS Luis Severino - New York Yankees
YIA-MC Michael Conforto - New York Mets
YIA-MS Miguel Sano - Minnesota Twins
YIA-RM Raul Mondesi - Kansas City Royals
YIA-SP Stephen Piscotty - St. Louis Cardinals
YIA-TTH Trayce Thompson - Los Angeles Dodgers
YIA-TTU Trea Turner - Washington Nationals

Review

2016 Topps Chrome Baseball Product Review

Reviewed by Trey Treutel

Good: 2015 Carlos Correa rookie autographs, impressive insert variety, plenty of on-card signatures.

Bad: Weak rookie autograph checklist with only a few big names and a ton of filler, First Pitch adds very little.

The Bottom Line: Topps Chrome works each year because it takes something already in play and adds some flash. Although the overall lack of newness can be frustrating from a collecting perspective, 2016 Topps Chrome Baseball looks good and offers hard-signed autographs. If you can make your peace with the weaker autograph checklist, ’16 Chrome is a fun set with a quality appearance.

Staff Rating:
3.7 / 5.0

Card Design: 4.0/5.0

2016 Topps Chrome Baseball is basically nothing more than a chromium version flagship, especially when talking about the base. If you like the borderless design of Series 1 and 2, then Chrome takes that to another level. I especially enjoy the lack of border in this capacity.

Of course, Topps Chrome also means Refractors and they come in good supply. The base color was a little low for me (just 2 in the box) but the total number fell into a nice sweet spot of not too much or too little. Many collectors will appreciate the Refractor notation on the card backs to help spot them more easily.

In addition to a lot of familiar images in the base set, a few inserts are also recycled. Although Perspectives looks even better in Chrome (I still would prefer different text), the First Pitch insert feels like mainstream filler. I do really enjoy the pop of color found in Future Stars and Youth Impact and those are both favorites for me, especially Youth Impact. Also, while I did not manage to pull one in my box, ROY Chronicles has a quality look and is another strong inclusion.

Checklist: 3.0/5.0

With a total of 71 names in the Rookie Autograph checklist, plus 2015 cards for Correa, there are a ton of choices in 2016 Topps Chrome. This alone is not a bad thing, but the overall group is on the weaker side and only a few names currently fit the star billing. As younger players, this can always change but, as of now, this is not the greatest crop of signers given the number of less valuable names that fill out the majority of the list.

Regardless of where you stand on the 2015 Carlos Correa rookie autographs ending up in the 2016 edition, it does add something to the checklist and, in my mind, is better than not having them at all.

Just like in previous years, variations are back. I do appreciate the Chrome process of making them fairly tough to hit and keeping the total list on the smaller side. I even pulled a Lindor in my box. However, I also feel the parallels for the variations are overkill.

Value: 3.5/5.0

A huge list of signers that don’t offer good depth is not a recipe for strong value. Still, several key rookie names are found, including autographed cards for Correa, Story, Seager, Mazara, and Urias, and Refractors are always good for a value bump. While variations are not the product booster they used to be, they still add something to the bottom line. Because Chrome is not really a product for huge hits, the ceiling is capped. But, a few of the limited autographs, such as ROY Chronicles and MLB Debut, do offer a premium option with on-card content and this also helps.

The Fun Factor: 4.25/5.0

As an appreciator of the mid-end and low-end sets that bring something else to the table beyond hits, I find 2016 Topps Chrome Baseball to be a worthy option and an exciting experience. The inserts are strong and the base and Refractors are just as nice as you would expect. Of course, the signers list could benefit from an overhaul and the value is not amazing, but the collector in me enjoyed it nevertheless. Plus, it's always nice to pull a rare variation for a young star.

2016 Topps Chrome Baseball Hit Gallery

The box used for this review was provided by Topps.

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2016 Topps Chrome Baseball Cards - Product Review and Hit Gallery Added, reviewed by Trey Treutel on 2016-09-09T13:12:37+00:00 rating 3.7 out of 5

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Trey Treutel is an Ole Miss grad and a lifelong sports fanatic. He is a huge fan of the NBA and NFL, as well as soccer, college basketball and college football. As a kid, he collected football and basketball cards. In more recent years, he started collecting basketball cards again on a whim and has since expanded to other sports and entertainment options. Find Trey on Twitter at @datreute or Google+.

User Reviews

  1. Why such a late release ? Also bet on a ton of Correa Auto’s too. Flooding the market on him is not good.

  2. 570$ for hobby boxes ?

  3. Sebastien » That is the case price.

  4. Hahahaha okay thanks :)

  5. That Correa superfractor sample pic just had me drooling. Wow

  6. Topps Chrome is always a solid hit, and I think this rookie class will be insanely good.

  7. Good lord this may be one of the worst Topps products ever released. 2015 was only 55 auto subjects and impossible to hit anything decent. This is over 70 with only 1-2 guys that will be more than $30 hits.

  8. Once again, an awful checklist, slanted heavily to the Yankees and Red Sox (23 Yanks/Sox of the 200 base, not to mention numerous insert cards as well) The same old, tired rehashed players. Rusney Castillo, Mark Teixeira, Henry Owens, Luis Severino, Brian Johnson?? How about adding some players across the league that have had some relevance to this season instead of players who have been in the minors or have contributed next to nothing all season.

  9. Well Said Paul !

  10. Totally with Paul on this. Enough of the Yankees/Sox domination of every single set Topps issues. 4 Brewers in the base set. 4.

    With 200 cards in the set, each team should have either 6 or 7 cards — not 23 for the Yankees and Sox and 4 Brewers (and 3 Padres).

  11. Trey, any word if the Carlos Correa RC autos have the same format as the 2016 rookie class or is it just the superfractor & 5 red refractor autos?

  12. Mike » No official word on which 2015 parallels for Correa will be included.

  13. Good Lord, that really is a sad list of, “Rookies.”

    I use the term “Rookie” rather loosely, given the sheer number of SEASONS Topps has produced RCs for Steven Piscotty, Rob Refsnyder, Miguel Sano, Peter O’Brien, Henry Owens and Trayce Thompson, amongst many others. It’s discouraging as all it is, is a transparent money grab. I mean, seriously, how many seasons has Gary Sanchez gotten his face into as “Rookie?”

    The manufacturers are hell-bent on ruining the hobby, again. The over-saturation is nothing short of astounding.

  14. When you talk about players appearing as a rookie in “many seasons” are you talking about them being on Bowman cards previously? Thought Owens, Piscotty, Refsnyder and Sano were listed as rookies last year but they didn’t have Topps Chrome rookie auto cards and don’t recall them being listed as rookies in any other seasons besides last year.

  15. Collation is terrible. Opened 2 jumbos & 6 regular boxes. Still missing 10% of the base set (20 cards). Last year for topps chrome for me. Think there must be a least 6 redemption autos

  16. I haven’t gotten involved much this year yet, but I did buy a blaster box just to check out. I thought the cards looked great with this year’s Topps design. Much better than last year’s. I am concerned about DH’s comment. I opened a case of Jumbo’s last year and the collation was horrible. All I got were junk RC autos, not one good name.

  17. Look, I mean it’s not Topps’ fault that the rookie class sucks this year. Because that’s really the problem with 2016 Topps Chrome. It’s THE must-have product for RC autos, yet the rookie class fell flat due to Schwarber’s injury and Conforto dropping off the face of the earth. Corey Seager is the only decent rookie. Time will tell whether some of these $2 autos might turn into major players in 5 years, but there is little juice to the product now because of the uninspiring play by the rookie class.

    That’s not Topps’ fault. The product is very nice. Topps did a GREAT job IMO with the inserts. The ROY Chronicles insert is one of the nicest looking insert sets I’ve ever seen. And I’m not just saying that because I pulled the Buster Posey ROY Chronicles superfractor auto. =)

  18. Really nice looking cards. The inserts look really good, however instead of 2 future stars type inserts I would have preferred 1 of them have veterans. And leave out the first pitch cards.
    I’m guessing the majority of the ratings here a from flippers because outside of last year I dare anyone to name more than a few rookies in a year who are actually stars.
    The collation in my 3 hobby boxes must have been off because I didn’t get many dups and am only short 11 cards. My autos weren’t the greatest now but I’ll give it a few years(see Donaldson, Arrieta, or Arenado).
    Topps is a business and guess what…there are more Yankee/Red Sox fans than Brewers/Padres. Outside of Braun and Myers I can only think of a couple of “stars” from those teams.
    And stop with the rookie debate! A player is NOT a rookie until he plays a game in MLB. The base RC logo sells for more than the prospect card. The Bowman autos sell for more because it’s their 1st.

  19. Caught fresh Walmart stocking of this today, grabbed a 3 pack and scored a Harper photo variation green refractor 3/99 – surprised its really not worth that much more than the regular green refractor. Best looking chrome product in a long time.

  20. As a person who’s primary motivation is reselling I think this product is FANTASTIC. These unbordered cards offer a great opportunity for getting high grades from BGS, PSA, et.al, which I do a lot of, and there are several rookies with high potential to become stars including Tyler White, Stephen Piscotty, Brandon Drury, Trea Turner and Trayce Thompson among others. I think this is going to be the show-stopping mid-price-range set of the 2016 season and my recommendation is BUY BUY BUY.

  21. This years Chrome looks really nice! One of my favorite designs so far. The rookie class may not be as strong as years past but box prices will not break the bank and it is a beautiful set to collect.

  22. Only 2 stars…chrome cards are always pleasant but yeah the rehashed filler garbage from the topps series felt like a slap in the face as a consumer. Trout refractor and some prisom refractors from 2 – retail 3 packs. Thicker cards harder to get in those sleeves. Cheers

  23. For the price point it’s hard to beat. The design and photography are great. I used to collect football chrome but now I get my fix with baseball and I’m not disappointed.

  24. 2016 Topps Chrome is just as bad as it has been the past 5 years. What is the big problem? Poor pull rate once again for top guys. I busted a case of this and my best pull was a Miguel Sano Blue Refractor Auto. $745 for a case and your best pull is a Sano auto?
    2016 Optic is much better than Topps Chrome and if Optic becomes a yearly release for Panini I will no longer purchase Chrome. My 3 cases of Optic have been loaded. 3 Schwarber autos, 6 Seager Autos, 90 autos total, 8 holo hot boxes, 5 auto hot boxes(5 autos per box). When does Topps Chrome give you the extra auto? When you spend another $60 for a jumbo, that’s when.
    Shame on you Topps for letting a first year release completely own you in quality and value. If anyone from Panini reads these reviews, sign me up for Optic forever. Topps Chrome, our relationship is over.

  25. Do you know if the Correra Superfractor has been pulled?

  26. Chrome looks great this year. Generally it does look good. This year the RC class is to date not the best but, maybe someday a couple more will stand out. That is part of the deal. Some guys stand out right away others take a couple years. I like it. last year was much better as the RC class was loaded but we cant get that every year, as much as we would all like… I have opened a case of jumbo I did not get one duplicate auto meaning ex: 2 base autos of Sano, I did get a couple same player autos but one base and the other color. Plus I did get roy chronicles auto and a variation card. My second case is a regular case non jumbo. I am still going through it but so far its been good. Low numbered autos and the Black hot box. Over all some of the autos could be better but that is the chance we all take when opening boxes. Its not like the old days when they were just cards. The only 2 complaints are the Correa RC auto in this years product. Not a fan of delayed RC cards reportedly due to late arrival to insert in the product or whatever. My thought is they knew he was hot so try to milk it for this year too. Second a true RC card includes the players rookie year stats on the card. Since he played in MLB. Technically all of last years rookies should really be rookies this year. That is all.

  27. I live in a small town with the nearest hobby shop an hour away. I have always bought both Topps Chrome Football and Baseball. I like that Topps will give retail packs, boxes, and blasters, their own Refractor i.e. the Blue Parallels, Orange, and Purple in the Beast. This year it’s Sepia, Pink, and Green Refractor’s. Bought one $19.99 blaster box at Wal-Mart and pulled a redemption of Julio Urias Green Refractor Rookie Auto /99.

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