2021 Topps Chrome Baseball Preview, Checklist, Boxes for Sale

2021 Topps Chrome Baseball is set to return, as the long-running brand puts a shiny spin on this year’s flagship design.  Topps has revealed some  details on the annual issue, which has a release date of August 20.  A full checklist is available for download below.

2021 Topps Chrome Configurations and Base Set

Once again, look for Chrome to be available in both Hobby and Jumbo form as well as retail packaging. Hobby boxes will have 24 packs with four cards in each while Jumbos will carry 13 including a guaranteed Refractor parallel. Hobby boxes have two autographs while Jumbos carry five signed cards inside.

The base set will again be a mix of cards from Series 1 and 2 with a checklist of 200 veterans and rookies.  Topps will dip into the digital paint can for some new parallels in 2021.  Here’s a list of them:

• Refractor– 1:3 Packs
• Prism Refractor– 1:6 Packs
• Negative Refractor
• Magenta Refractor – #’d to 399 (new)
• Magenta Speckle Refractor – #’d to 350 (new)
• Purple Refractor – #’d to 299
• Aqua Refractor – #’d to 199  (new)
• Aqua Wave Refractor – #’d to 199 (new)
• Blue Refractor – #’d to 150
• Green Refractor – #’d to 99
• Green Wave Refractor – #’d to 99
• Blue Wave Refractor – #’d to 75
• Gold Refractor – #’d to 50
• Gold Wave Refractor – #’d to 50
• Orange Refractor – #’d to 25 – hobby exclusive
• Orange Wave Refractor – #’d to 25
• Red Refractor – #’d to 5
• Red Wave Refractor – #’d 
• SuperFractor – #’d 1-of-1
• Printing Plates – #’d 1-of-1

Look for image variations for some of the base set cards when the checklist is released closer to release day. Those, too, will have parallel versions:

• Green Refractor – #’d to 99
• Gold Refractor – #’d to 50
• Orange Refractor – #’d to 25
• Red Refractor – #’d to 5
• SuperFractor – #’d 1-of-1

Super Short Prints will be possible as well, but Topps didn’t release any details on those (see the checklist which will be added below once it’s released in July).

Inserts

New inserts for 2021 Topps Chrome include Future Stars, Beisbol and 1986 Topps Baseball (1:6 packs).  All three will have these parallels:

• Green Refractor – #’d to 99
• Gold Refractor – #’d to 50
• Orange Refractor – #’d to 25
• Red Refractor – #’d to 5
• SuperFractor – #’d 1-of-1

Also new are Prismic Power, a colorful insert that will be found one per hobby box and have a smaller roster of parallel versions:

• Gold Refractor – #’d to 50
• Orange Refractor – #’d to 25
• Red Refractor – #’d to 5
• SuperFractor – #’d 1-of-1

Autographs

Rookie Autographs will be the major attraction for many and there will be a bunch of parallel verions including:

• Refractor Parallel – #’d to 499
• Purple Refractor Parallel – #’d to 250
• Aqua Refractor Parallel – #’d to 199 (new)
• Blue Refractor Parallel – #’d to 150
• Blue Wave Refractor Parallel – #’d to 150
• Gold Refractor Parallel – #’d to 50
• Gold Wave Refractor Parallel – #’d to 50
• Orange Refractor Parallel – #’d to 25 – (hobby only)
• Orange Wave Refractor Parallel – #’d to 25
• Red Refractor Parallel – #’d to 5
• Red Wave Refractor Parallel – #’d to 5
• SuperFractor Parallel – #’d 1-of-1
• Printing Plates – #’d 1-of-1

Dual Rookie Autographs will also be possible, with each numbered to 25, 5 (Red) or 1 (SuperFractor).

The four insert sets–Future Stars, Beisbol and 1986 Topps Baseball –will also have autographed versions with varied numbering including these parallel versions:

• Orange Refractor Parallel – #’d to 25
• Red Refractor Parallel – #’d to 5
• SuperFractor Parallel – #’d 1-of-1
• Printing Plates – #’d 1-of-1

Relics and Autographed Relics

Relic cards are centered around Topps’ endorsement deal with Derek Jeter. Captain’s Cloth Chrome Relics will “celebrate current superstars and historic heroes that represent the heart and soul of their team,” according to Topps. 

There will be parallel versions as well including:

• Green Refractor – #’d to 99
• Orange Refractor – #’d to 25
• Red Refractor – #’d to 5
• SuperFractor – #’d 1-of-1

Autographed versions are also possible.

2021 Topps Chrome Hobby and Blaster boxes are available on eBay here.

2021 Topps Chrome Baseball Checklist

About Rich Mueller

Rich is the editor and founder of Sports Collectors Daily. A broadcaster and writer for over 35 years and a collector for even longer than that, he’s usually typing something somewhere. Type him back at [email protected]

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