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2014 Topps Chrome Baseball Preview and Checklist

2014 Topps Chrome Baseball is arriving in retail and hobby shops this week, with some of what you’ve come to expect from the the popular late summer release and also a few new twists.  We’ve got preview information and the complete final checklist.

On the hobby level, Chrome will again be a four card per pack, 24 pack per box product with a 220-card base set.

Jumbo boxes will house 12 packs per box with 13 cards per pack.  

According to a checklist released by the company (see below), there are 45 different autographs in the product.

2014 Topps Base Auto WalkerAmong the innovations in the mix are Topps All-Time Rookies, which will feature remakes of some of the 2014 Topps of the Class Travis D'Arnaudcompany’s best rookie cards, Topps Shelf, which will feature stars of the game with a Gypsy Queen flair and Topps of the Class, showcasing the top rookies from the 2014 MLB rookie class in Yasiel Puig 2014 Topps Shelf Chromeautographed form, numbered to 25.  Topps Shelf will have 1/1 Superfractor versions and autographs numbered to 25 or less. 

Each hobby box of 2014 Topps Chrome will have two autographs while Jumbos will have five autographed cards at around $200 per box.

A rainbow of Refractors will be sprinkled throughout both including:

Regular Refractors numbered to 499.

Blue Refractor numbered to 199.

Black Refractor numbered to 100.

Mike Trout 2014 Topps Chrome SepiaSepia Refractor numbered to 75.

George Springer rookie card 2014 Topps ChromeGold Refractor numbered to 50.

Red Refractor numbered to 25.

Silver & Black Refractor numbered to 25. Signed in silver ink.

Atomic Refractor numbered to 10. HOBBY ONLY

Super-Fractor numbered 1/1. HOBBY ONLY

Printing Plates numbered 1/1. HOBBY ONLY

Each base card will also have parallels including:

Topps Chrome 2014 1989 Miguel CabreraRegular Refractor

X-Fractor

Blue Refractor numbered to 199.

Black Refractor numbered to 100.

Sepia Refractor numbered to 75.

Gold Refractor numbered to 50.

2014 Atomic Refractor Topps Chrome BogaertsRed Refractor numbered to 25.

Atomic Refractor numbered to 10. HOBBY ONLY

Super-Fractor numbered 1/1. HOBBY ONLY

2014 Chrome 1989 Base Auto Billy HamiltonPrinting Plates numbered 1/1. HOBBY ONLY 

Topps will trot out the 1989 baseball card design for another insert series with autographs numbered to 25.

2014 Topps Chrome Auto Relic Patch D'ArnaudChrome Connection Die-Cuts will be multiple combinations of Die-cut cards that connect, with low numbered autograph and relic versions.  Back-to-Back Die Cuts feature one player and an autograph on each side of the card. #’d to 5.  Those will be hobby-exclusive.

2051_2403_2026_TripleAuto_MWSMCMhere’s enough Chrome history now where Topps will randomly insert autographed repurchased Chrome cards of superstars. #’d to 10 as another chase element.

Dual Autographs, Triple Autographs and autographed Relic Variations of base cards will all be numbered to 10 or less.

Select 2014 Topps Chrome Baseball card backs of MLB rookie stars Jose Abreu, Masahiro Tanaka and Xander Bogaerts might make one do a double take – the copy is in each player’s native language.

2014 Topps Chrome Baseball will also have a redemption card randomly inserted in cases that will be good for an uncut sheet.

You can see singles, boxes, sets, lots and more on eBay here.

2014 Topps Chrome Baseball Checklist

About Rich Mueller

Rich is the editor and founder of Sports Collectors Daily. A broadcaster and writer for more than 30 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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