The 2020 edition of Topps Chrome Sapphire baseball is out, but it’s once again an online exclusive with limited availability.
A high-end spinoff of the 2020 flagship set, Chrome Sapphire was offered to Topps Montgomery Club members on Tuesday for $299.99 per box and a limit of two boxes per order. Boxes were then offered to collectors who have accounts with Topps in raffle format.
2020 Topps Chrome Sapphire Configuration
Each box of Sapphire contains eight packs of four cards, with the base checklist featuring the 700 players who appeared in Series 1 and 2. Every box contains one rookie autograph from a checklist of 30 players (see below). There’s also one parallel card per box.
That’s quite a switch from the 2019 product, which was also offered online at $50 per box, but anyone who was online when it was released could order up to 40 boxes. Those boxes are now selling for $600 and up.
Those who have landed boxes of 2020 Sapphire have put them on eBay, where the going rate is now just under $500. How many boxes of this year’s edition were produced isn’t known.
It’s safe to say the appetite from flippers, dealers and collectors for fresh product has opened the door to significantly higher price points that still don’t seem to scare anyone off.
While the limited nature of 2020 Topps Chrome Sapphire should keep prices for popular rookie and star base cards at a premium, the rookie autographs and rare parallels will be the big attraction for many.
Boxes ordered were already on their way to Topps customers Wednesday.
2020 Topps Chrome Sapphire Rookie Autograph Checklist
CSA-AA Aristides Aquino Cincinnati Reds
CSA-AC Aaron Civale Cleveland Indians
CSA-AK Anthony Kay Toronto Blue Jays
CSA-AM Andres Muñoz San Diego Padres
CSA-AT Abraham Toro Houston Astros
CSA-BB Bo Bichette Toronto Blue Jays
CSA-BBU Brock Burke Texas Rangers
CSA-BM Brendan McKay Tampa Bay Rays
CSA-DC Dylan Cease Chicago White Sox
CSA-DM Dustin May Los Angeles Dodgers
CSA-GL Gavin Lux Los Angeles Dodgers
CSA-JD Justin Dunn Seattle Mariners
CSA-JL Jesus Luzardo Oakland Athletics
CSA-JR Jake Rogers Detroit Tigers
CSA-JS Josh Staumont Kansas City Royals
CSA-JU Jose Urquidy Houston Astros
CSA-JY Jordan Yamamoto Miami Marlins
CSA-LA Logan Allen Cleveland Indians
CSA-LR Luis Robert Chicago White Sox
CSA-LW Logan Webb San Francisco Giants
CSA-MD Mauricio Dubon San Francisco Giants
CSA-NH Nico Hoerner Chicago Cubs
CSA-NS Nick Solak Texas Rangers
CSA-SB Seth Brown Oakland Athletics
CSA-SM Sean Murphy Oakland Athletics
CSA-TD Travis Demeritte Detroit Tigers
CSA-TG Trent Grisham San Diego Padres
CSA-YA Yordan Alvarez Houston Astros
CSA-YC Yu Chang Cleveland Indians
CSA-ZC Zack Collins Chicago White Sox