Providing flagship rookie collectors with a little more to track down, the 2018 Topps Baseball Factory Set Chrome Rookie Variations are exclusive to the 2018 Topps Baseball Complete Set format found at Walmart.
One of several factory set versions that compile the Series 1 and Series 2 base cards, the extra cards waiting inside are the key difference. In this case, there is a full five-card set of base variations, plus one random rookie variation from the six-player Chrome selection. Most exciting is the fact that the variations come in low-numbered Refractor editions, as well. However, the parallel odds are very steep.
The full lineup includes Gold Refractor (#/50; 1:41 boxes), Orange Refractor (#/25; 1:81 boxes), Red Refractor (#/5; 1:391 boxes) and SuperFractor (1/1; 1:1,951 boxes).
You may be wondering if these might be confused with the main 2018 Topps Chrome Baseball cards. Fear not, as Topps has numbered them into the main flagship set, and backs note "Complete Sets" under the card number.
2018 Topps Baseball Factory Set Chrome Rookie Variations Checklist and Gallery
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7 Clint Frazier - New York Yankees
18 Rafael Devers - Boston Red Sox
63 Amed Rosario - New York Mets
166 Victor Robles - Washington Nationals
259 Rhys Hoskins - Philadelphia Phillies
700 Shohei Ohtani - Los Angeles Angels