2021 Topps Chrome Baseball Cards

2021 Topps Chrome Baseball Cards

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Just like MLB flagship is an annual collecting institution, so too is its chromium cousin, which adds another chapter via 2021 Topps Chrome Baseball.

Formats include standard Hobby boxes with two autographs and HTA Jumbo boxes with five autographs.

See also: 2020 Topps Chrome Baseball Cards

2021 Topps Chrome Baseball Base / Parallels

With 200 names in tow, the base set for 2021 Topps Chrome Baseball offers key veterans and rookies using the main 2021 Topps Series 1 Baseball design.

The large Refractor rainbow has expanded for 2021 to include all-new Magenta Refractor (#/399), Magenta Speckle Refractor (#/350), Aqua Refractor (#/199) and Aqua Wave Refractor (#/199) editions.

2021 Topps Chrome Baseball Base Refractor Parallels Breakdown

  • Refractor - 1:3 packs
  • Prism Refractor - 1:6 packs
  • Negative Refractor
  • Magenta Refractor - #/399
  • Magenta Speckle Refractor - #/350
  • Purple Refractor - #/299
  • Aqua Refractor - #/199
  • Aqua Wave Refractor - #/199
  • Blue Refractor - #/150
  • Green Refractor - #/99
  • Green Wave Refractor -#/99
  • Blue Wave Refractor - #/75
  • Gold Refractor - #/50
  • Gold Wave Refractor - #/50
  • Orange Refractor - #/25 (Hobby)
  • Orange Wave Refractor - #/25
  • Red Refractor - #/5
  • Red Wave Refractor - #/5
  • SuperFractor - 1/1
  • Printing Plates - 1/1

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There are also Base Image Variation cards for select players.

2021 Topps Chrome Baseball Base Variation Refractor Parallels Breakdown

  • Green Refractor - #/99
  • Gold Refractor - #/50
  • Orange Refractor - #/25
  • Red Refractor - #/5
  • SuperFractor - 1/1

Topps mentioned super short prints (SSP) to track down, as well.

2021 Topps Chrome Baseball Inserts

With several cards falling per box, the 2021 Topps Chrome Baseball checklist delivers multiple insert lines.

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This includes Chrome debuts for 1986 Topps Baseball (1:6 packs), Béisbol (1:12 packs) and Prismic Power (1:24 packs).

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Otherwise, Future Stars (1:8 packs) appears to be the only returning option.

2021 Topps Chrome Baseball Insert Refractor Parallels Breakdown

  • Green Refractor - #/99
  • Gold Refractor - #/50
  • Orange Refractor - #/25
  • Red Refractor - #/5
  • SuperFractor - 1/1

While the Refractor assortment is largely the same for all the inserts, early info indicates that Prismic Power does not have a Green (#/99) parallel and the Future Stars SuperFractor (1/1) is only in the Hobby/Jumbo formats.

2021 Topps Chrome Baseball Autographs

From there, 2021 Topps Chrome Baseball shifts to the hits. The Chrome Rookie Autograph line highlights various RC players with Refractor versions, including the new Aqua (#/199).

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2021 Topps Chrome Baseball Rookie Autograph Refractor Parallels Breakdown

  • Refractor - #/499
  • Purple Refractor - #/250
  • Aqua Refractor - #/199
  • Blue Refractor - #/150
  • Blue Wave Refractor - #/150
  • Gold Refractor - #/50
  • Gold Wave Refractor - #/50
  • Orange Refractor - #/25 (Hobby)
  • Orange Wave Refractor - #/25
  • Red Refractor - #/5
  • Red Wave Refractor - #/5
  • SuperFractor - 1/1
  • Printing Plates - 1/1

In addition, collectors can find Dual Rookie Autographs (#/25), plus signed editions for many of the inserts.

This includes serial-numbered 1986 Topps Baseball Autographs, Béisbol Autographs (#/99), Future Stars Autographs and Prismic Power Autographs cards.

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2021 Topps Chrome Baseball Autograph Refractor Parallels Breakdown

1986 Topps Baseball Autographs

  • Base - #'d
  • Orange Refractor - #/25
  • Red Refractor - #/5
  • SuperFractor - 1/1
  • Printing Plates - 1/1

Béisbol Autographs

  • Base - #/99
  • Orange Refractor - #/25
  • Red Refractor - #/5
  • SuperFractor - 1/1
  • Printing Plates - 1/1

Future Stars Autographs

  • Base - #'d
  • Orange Refractor - #/25
  • Red Refractor - #/5
  • SuperFractor - 1/1
  • Printing Plates - 1/1
Prismic Power Autographs

  • Base - #'d
  • Orange Refractor - #/25
  • Red Refractor - #/5
  • SuperFractor - 1/1
  • Printing Plates - 1/1

Dual Rookie Autographs

  • Base - #/25
  • Red Refractor - #/5
  • SuperFractor - 1/1

2021 Topps Chrome Baseball Relics / Autograph Relics

Exclusive to the Hobby and HTA Jumbo Hobby boxes, check out Topps' latest homage to Derek Jeter via Captain's Cloth Chrome Relics.

Featuring game-used memorabilia, look for multiple Refractors to chase and limited autographs.

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2021 Topps Chrome Baseball Captain's Cloth Refractor Parallels Breakdown

Captain's Cloth Chrome Relics

  • Base
  • Green Refractor - #/99
  • Orange Refractor - #/25
  • Red Refractor - #/5
  • SuperFractor - 1/1
  • Autograph - #'d

 

Estimated Release Date: July 28, 2021
Hobby Configuration: 4 cards per pack, 24 packs per box, 12 boxes per case
Jumbo Configuration:
 13 cards per pack, 12 packs per box, 8 boxes per case

2021 Topps Chrome Baseball Hobby Box Break

  • 2 Autographs

2021 Topps Chrome Baseball Hobby Jumbo Box Break

  • 5 Autographs

 

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These are mock-up images and not final cards. Designs and contents are subject to change. 

 

 

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Trey Treutel  |  E-Mail Author
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.

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  1. Beware everyone, I am hearing Topps raised the price if this 50% more then last year, same as a bunch of their other products. While they aren’t doing the stupid Dutch auctions like Panini, these prices will be a lot higher.

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