As the baseball season ended and the new year approached, there still had been no word on 2021 Topps Chrome Update Baseball, but boxes suddenly appeared on Target’s website Tuesday.
The box features images of some of the game’s current stars, but no, there aren’t any Wander Franco rookie cards.
There’s no guarantee of an autograph in 2021 Chrome Update, but they are randomly inserted and 1/1 Superfractors are also part of the mix.
The checklist includes a set of 100 base cards from the regular Topps Update set that are given the shiny treatment with Chrome. Insert sets include Topps Black Gold, Platinum Player Die-cuts and the 2021 MLB All-Star Game. Look for autographed versions of each, with the Platinum Player versions made up of former greats.
Other autograph card possibilities include Chrome Autographs, with a 54-player checklist of current players and Rookie Debut Autographs (15 cards) including Jarred Kelenic, Jo Adell and Bobby Dalbec.
2021 Chrome Update arrives at the tail end of the last season’s baseball card calendar. 2022 Topps Series 1 is due for release on February 16.