2015 Topps Chrome Baseball Cards

2015 Topps Chrome Baseball Cards


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2015 Topps Chrome Baseball is, in essence, what it was when it began back in 1996 -- a shiny, condensed version of the year's flagship set. As with recent years, Refractors and autographs of rookies are the primary chase, although there are some new inserts as well. Hobby boxes promise a pair of autographs. Jumbo boxes return with five autographs.

The 2015 Topps Chrome Baseball base set has 200 cards. This includes 50 rookies. As always, the parallels are plentiful: Refractors, Prism Refractors, Purple Refractors, Blue Refractors, Green Refractors, Gold Refractors (#/50), hobby-only Orange Refractors (#/25), Red Refractors (#/5) and Superfractors (1/1). Sepia and Pink Refractors can be found as part of the set's retail configurations.

Rookie Autographs typically bring one of the deeper rosters of first-year players who have made the jump to the majors. Besides basic numbered Refractors, there are six additional color-based Refractor parallels: Purple, Blue, Green, Orange (#/25), Red (#/5) and Superfractors (1/1). Orange Refractors are hobby exclusives while Superfractors are only available in hobby and hobby jumbo packs.

Not all of the autographs in the product are rookies. Collectors can also find Illustrious Autographs, Dual Autographs (#/10) and Triple Autographs (#/10). There are also Thrill of the Chase Die-Cut Autographs that highlight player milestones that are on the horizon.

2015 Topps Chrome Baseball has four new basic insert sets. Chrome Culminations is a case hit that showcases 20 top players. Chrome Commencements also has 20 cards. It focuses on breakout players. Both of these are hobbys and jumbo-exclusives and have Red Refractor (#/5) and Superfractor (1/1) parallels.

Future Stars is a rookie-focused set that uses the name of the iconic subset from the main Topps baseball line. Gallery of Greats hops over from 2015 Topps Series 1, getting a chromium spin. These two inserts have four Refractor parallels: Gold, Orange (#/25), Red (#/5) and Superfractor (1/1).

Product Configuration: Hobby - 24 packs per box, 4 cards per pack, Jumbo - 12 packs per box, 13 cards per pack
Price Point: Low- to Mid-End Baseball Card
Target Audience: Autograph Collectors, Chromies

2015 Topps Chrome Baseball Hobby Box Break

  • 2 Autographs
  • 96 Total Cards

2015 Topps Chrome Baseball Jumbo Box Break

  • 5 Autographs
  • 156 Total Cards
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2015 Topps Chrome Carlos Correa Purple Refractor Auto RC 250 BGS - 9 10

2015 Topps Chrome Rookie Autographs Refractor #AR-RC Rusney Castillo Auto Card

2015 Topps Chrome Rookie Autographs Refractor #AR-RC Rusney Castillo Auto Card

2015 Topps Chrome Rookie Autographs Refractor #AR-RC Rusney Castillo Auto Card

2015 Topps Chrome Rookie Autographs Refractor #AR-RC Rusney Castillo Auto Card

2015 Topps Chrome Rookie Auto Blue Refractor 150 Maikel Franco RC BGS 9 10 Auto

2015 Topps Chrome AR-RR Ryan Rua RC Autograph Rangers

2015 Topps Chrome Refractors Kris Bryant ROOKIE RC AUTO 499 BGS 9.5 GEM


2015 Topps Chrome XAVIER SCRUGGS Certified Autograph AUTO RC

2015 Topps Chrome BUCK FARMER Silver Refractor SP AUTO RC # AR-BFR (#'d 035 499)

2015 Topps Chrome EDWIN ESCOBAR Autograph AUTO Rookie RC # AR-EE Boston Red Sox

2015 Topps Chrome #AR-DH Rookie RC DILSON HERRERA Autograph AUTO 80 499 MINT!



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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. The chrome looks REALLY GOOD on the 2015 card design (which is amazing in itself), and the autograph flows really well the the card (not to mention this years signers set is AWESOME). Can’t wait!!!!

  2. I’m assuming kris Bryant is in this product? Hate to assume anything but if Castillo is in there..I would have to think Bryant is. Anyone, know yet? Thanks

  3. Geezer He’d have to make his MLB debut to appear. And that would also depend on timing.

  4. Stop trying so hard to be creative the borders are ugly! 2013 was one of your best card design for Topps and bowman chrome. So what did you do! GREEN IS NOT A COLOR THAT SHOULD BE USED FOR REFRACTORS OR AS CARD COLORS. I loved the magenta and desert camo cards and so does a lot of people by how much they sell for on eBay. And stop over thinking the designs!!!!!!!!!

  5. I’m looking forward to this release!

  6. Any idea why the release was delayed ?

  7. Carlos Correa?

  8. Any official reason for the release date being pushed back?

  9. Some people think that Carlos Correa may have had something to do with why the release date was delayed.

  10. For such an epic rookie class, this auto checklist is very disappointing.

  11. Why does Houston get the shaft in this product. I understand wanting to probably save Correa for Bowman Chrome but geesh how about Preston Tucker or Lance McCullers???

  12. No Randall Grichuk auto? Dude’s killing it this year.

  13. Topps Chrome has rarely been a good set for me and the lack of Braves players represented this year makes it seem like more the same. Too much of a gamble on what I’ll get for me so I will be passing on this exceptionally for maybe a couple of jumbo packs.

  14. 55 autos and not a single Rockies player amongst them? I get that they are not the most popular team or the best team, but they have fans too. Even if it is someone weaker like Scott Oberg or Justin Miller. I mean Gary Brown is in there and he has been cut by two different teams this season. Throw us Rockies fans a bone every now and then.

  15. Topps Chrome has given me great success in the past. Can’t wait for 2015 TC!! Hits in the past were a ryan vogelsong plate, Nolan Arenado RC auto, and countless god RC’s. ’14 was a Xander Bogearts atomic refractor 7/10 RC Auto and Mike Trout sepia /75!! So excited!!!

  16. I wonder how short the RC SPs are. Any way to find out? SP is such a vague term these days. I feel like 2015 ginter’s 300-350 wasnt even short. But getting a Topps finest Bryant is legitimately difficult.

  17. Dan Topps was fairly vague in the announcement. We will not likely know how rare the cards are until people start breaking the product in larger quantities.

  18. hopefully bowman chrome won’t short print Correa. I like my chances with a set containing Correa and Bryant base cards.

  19. So what’s the chance of a topps Chrome update ? since there are a ton of players missing out of this?

  20. Overall the design is nice. Ended up pulling an SP base in each of the 2 jumbo boxes I opened last night. Why only three stars? Because each box had two autos of the same player. C’mon, Topps. Really don’t care if one is numbered. (Might be different if the other was a 1/1). For the money, would expect autographs of 5 different players.

  21. OK, this design looks much better in chrome than it does with the regular cards; I think this year’s Topps main set cards are really bad (actually, most of the Topps designs this year are pretty horrid…imho), but it does work on the Chrome release.

    BUT…I could use some input or clarification on the “hits” from 2015 Chrome: I pulled a Byron Buxton printing plate (yellow) with what appears to be a gold auto. I can’t find any reference to gold autos–or I’m just really missing something obvious. A Buxton 1/1 plate auto is sweet enough, but a gold one has to be like nectar from the gods. Any direction, help, observations will be appreciated. Thanks.

    Oh, I forgot to add that the Buxton plate auto came from a retail pack. I bought three of those $9.49 3 packs PLUS an exclusive bonus pack of three somecolor refractors this evening (hit two autos including Buxton in the lot of three). Though I don’t buy it often, right now I am very pro RETAIL!!!

  22. prufrock88 I do not remember any specific reference to a Gold Ink parallel. However, it looks like Buxton signed several of the low-numbered Refractor parallels in gold. I saw Green, Gold and Orange Refractor versions like that on eBay.

  23. I’m having a rough time determining if a base refractor card is actually a refractor…I can easily determine an x-fractor, but a regular refractor is tricky and the more I look at the card, the more my mind plays tricks on me….I hate that TOPPS didn’t put a “Refractor” somewhere on the back of the card…WHY NOT? Does anyone know if Topps did puts something somewhere to indicated a card is a refractor as opposed to a base card?

  24. Joe M Yeah, we have seen several complaints about that. The easiest thing to do is rotate the cards under a light source and it will be pretty clear which is base and which is a Refractor. There is no other way I know of to identify them.

  25. Great cards . Kinda like card #14 Paul Konerko 2015 Topps Chrome base .The girl to the right behind Paul with the black dress, is that a wardrobe malfunction ,or an illusion ???? Either way I kinda like it !!! DJ.

  26. i guess i have to open more but 90% of the autos in any color are reselling horribly. 28 year old rookies with a auto in every box. 4 teams have multiple autos in every case..other teams have none. if you get an auto there are a million on ebay for .99 cents already. i just dont know anymore…chrome baseball was never as good as football anyway. but after last year they are now equal.Topps please dont destroy the only product worth buying …ooops too late

  27. I too am frustrated with the difficulty in identifying refractors; hope Topps is listening and brings back the refractor label on card back like they used to do.

  28. Bought one jumbo box today. Opened it up and nothing worth talking about. Oh wait I did get 3 autos of same guy in box. Not variations or parallels just base autos yes 3 identical. Pathetic box to say least. Save money for some other product.

  29. I always love Topps Chrome, I collect the set every year, and I don’t mind the short printed cards. My only problem is that I got a refractor box with no base all refractors. At first, I was excited, thinking I was going to pull something nice but was disappointed with the results. The best card was a blue refractor Dalton Pompey auto anyways a refractor box makes it difficult to build a set. The next box I got a Jacob Degrom Chrome Commencement Red Refractor so I’ll probably buy more.

  30. Has Topps Chrome ever looked better? This is a great-looking design for chrome this year, and the inserts are absolutely gorgeous cards. I think the gold parallels of the Gallery of Greats inserts serial numbered to 50 are some of the nicest looking cards I’ve ever seen. The color refractors of the base cards also look awesome.

    The auto checklist is obviously somewhat weak given the numerous talented rookies in the MLB this year. But, with autos of Bryant, Franco, Pederson, Kang and Buxton all available, I don’t think the lack of some others detracts too much from the overall appeal of the set.

  31. I think this product is done well, and I did have luck with my one hobby box with a pull of a Correa SP and a Gold Beltre – both of which I sold on ebay so I can grab cards I want. Went to a card show and traded away my junky low end inserts, for 90+ base cards and almost completed my set this way.

    I agree with the need for topps to put a ‘refactor’ marking on this cards.

    Overall I think the Chrome is my product to wait for next year and not bother with the big Series 1 & 2 sets that are watered down imho.

  32. I’m a casual collector and am still trying to figure out colored refractors, but I think the cards look great. My only complaint is I have opened 4 hobby boxes and haven’t scored a single Correa, Bryant or Buxton. I was also disappointed to see that Lance McCullers isn’t in the collection.

  33. It is very hard to determine the refractors!!

  34. The refractor thing is more a nuisance than anything. Stupid to say the least. Somebody needs to take a different approach to this hobby. Same damn thing from all companies. Too many parallels. Too much money for even blisters just to get junk. 5 blasters for 100 bucks = 1 hobby box. Usually get jack squat from retail. Hobby boxes are riddled with crap autos. I’m about done with this hobby. I spend a crap load of money on this hobby. Have over 1000000 cards. Burned out!!! I’ll take to 10 grand a year I spend on cards and invest in something else. Peace Out.

  35. I am still having issues which are refractor cards and which are not the only cards i am sure of are the Prism cards God knows why Topps choice to NOT add the word refractor on this 2015 Topps Chrome set this year but it is not very smart.

  36. I like the cards personally but my old eyes have trouble with the refractor vs base issue. Bright lights didn’t help BUT LED lights do. I use my phone – turn on camera app and leave the flash on. Just look at the screen of your phone and the LED flash makes the refractors pop. Easy to tell that way for me.

  37. Not usually a huge fan of Topps Chrome but this year’s set looks good as a Chrome set. Didn’t have the money for a hobby or jumbo box but bought three jumbo packs with pretty decent results. The first pack had a Jacob Lindgren purple auto refractor. The next pack had a Chris Sale purple refractor and the last had a Francisco Lindor blue auto refractor and a Yasmany Tomas prism refractor. Don’t like that refractors aren’t labeled on the back but I can deal with it. Cards however look absolutely sharp with this design and this maybe the first Chrome set I try to complete.

  38. I collect Topps Chrome every year. As Topps has been including more autos in every box it seems the older non-collectible rookie out number the great pulls. Overall an ok product. I wish an SP announcement would come out ahead of time. I haven’t seen any Syndergaard or Tomas base rookie autos. I collect the base auto set every year so the announcement would help in which ones I don’t need to look for.

    As for the refractors: I bought jumbo boxes which have 13 cards per pack. Halfway through the first box I figured out the pattern. In each pack the first and last 5 cards are regular cards. The 3 in the middle are the inserts (which will be all different refractors, autos, chrome commencment, etc.). Hope this helps when initially sorting and breaking packs.

  39. 2 blasters: Yasmany Tomas gold auto #/50, Micah Johnson ref auto #499.
    Overall odds = 2:463 packs.
    I got 12 packs.

    I’m going to buy all the retail blasters I can find. Bush5104ATgmailDOTcom for trade offers.

  40. I like the cards but hate the fact that refractors are not marked this year. I won’t be buying anymore packs.

  41. I pulled many a Terrance West, Aaron Murray, and Devanta Freeman from Topps FB. Alas, the card Gods finally took mercy upon me. Last Saturday, I opened a jumbo box of this product. I pulled a Franco purple auto, a Castillo auto, and a Kris Bryant red refractor auto /5. This card is amazing. Auto is solid and the card is built like a tank. I love this product.

  42. Really liked the look I’m the cards. I bought 2 boxes a month ago with really good hits. 1st box – Yellow printing plate Adam Eaton, 2 autos, some inserts, AND every single base card was a refractor. 2nd box – 2 autos (1 refractor Jorge Soler), 1 – illustrious autograph orange refractor Jorge Soler. Also K.Bryant prism refractor. Got a Carlos Correa, but the card number is 205, I thought the base card set was 200.

  43. Guys…I just pulled the Mike Trout base SuperFractor.

    What do I do?!? lol

  44. I’ve only been collecting a few years and I mostly collect Heritage. I grabbed a box of Chrome and got hooked! I love the look of these cards, there’s always exciting autos, and I love all the different colors. I’m working on collecting the Gallery of Greats Orange Refractors. The only downside in my opinion, is the repeat autos. Out of 4 boxes, I have 2-3 base autos of maybe the same 4-5 players. Otherwise, this product is a lot of fun to break. I will now be collecting Heritage and Chrome every year.

  45. C’mon, mark the refractors please. You have to turn them to the light? Seriously who has that time? Bowman has the same issue for me this year.

  46. question for trey, how long does it normally take to get redemptions fulfilled from topps? been waiting 6 months or so

  47. nick No set amount. I have several that are nearing a year. Just depends on the player signing and how they prioritize the set.

  48. Mike | Sep 3, 2015 | Reply

    The refractor thing is more a nuisance than anything. Stupid to say the least. Somebody needs to take a different approach to this hobby. Same damn thing from all companies. Too many parallels. Too much money for even blisters just to get junk. 5 blasters for 100 bucks = 1 hobby box. Usually get jack squat from retail. Hobby boxes are riddled with crap autos. I’m about done with this hobby. I spend a crap load of money on this hobby. Have over 1000000 cards. Burned out!!! I’ll take to 10 grand a year I spend on cards and invest in something else. Peace Out.

    LMAO! Yeah, 10k/year on BASEBALL CARDS? A retirement fund is a smart idea if you want an investment. Baseball cards are a smart idea if you want a fun hobby. Slightly rude, but good riddance, I say to you, sir!

  49. PeterP >> “Who has time for that?” I dunno about you, but as a hobby / collector, I actually APPRECIATE taking the time and looking over a card. As opposed to just quickly tearing into a pack, ohh and ahh over a Buxton for 2/3 seconds, toss it aside, and move on very rapidly.

    Refractors are actually growing on me. As are inserts. I still think they are overdone, but I like a variety of artwork and photography.

  50. Bought 17 packs at my baseball card shop and pulled a superfractor of Christian yelich?? great autos

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