We decided to crack a box of the brand new 2022 Topps Chrome Allen & Ginter product.
Nearly every collector loves the Topps chromium technology and Allen & Ginter has a huge following. Just as with the traditional line of Ginter, Chrome also has the pop culture, oddball and off the wall cards mixed in with past and present baseball players.
Although there are no guarantees, you can look for autograph cards and limited edition parallels in the 18- pack hobby box. Packs contain four cards.
The first card in our first pack featured a rapper: Sen Dog from Cypress Hill. While some traditionalists may not love the entertainers and other off the wall stuff, it’s exactly why I like Ginter–and that type of content should no longer be a surprise with the brand. Always know what you’re buying.
We also got a Ronald Acuna Jr. Refractor in the first pack and a Refractor mini.
Pack two had a nice Derek Jeter base card and another mini Refractor.
Pack three had a card featuring noted sports barber Davey Cuts–a blue Refractor numbered to 150.
A few packs later we scored a Bradley Beal card. I guess this is one way for Topps to get basketball cards of current stars in products. No logos, no insignias. It’s pretty genius to be honest.
In the same pack we also hit a Wander Franco refractor Mini RC logo card.
My question opening a product like this is when will I get my own trading card? Maybe after a few more Brief Box Breaks?
The next few four-card packs weren’t anything to write home about, outside of a nice looking base card of Ken Griffey Jr., and another of Babe Ruth.
We pulled a magenta refractor numbered to 199 of Pittsburgh Pirates rookie Diego Castillo and then a Cal Ripken, Jr. green mini refractor.
A few packs later we hit yet another rookie design variation mini refractor RC Detroit Tigers young star Spencer Torkelson.
I’ve always loved the A&G product and of course, I’ve been a big fan of Topps Chrome for decades and combining the two technologies makes for a great product and in this case a very affordable one.
This is something I can’t understand but later in the box we hit a gold Sen Dog numbered to 50 copies. If Sen Dog was on the mound his pitches would be hummin’ comin’ atcha.
A mini variation Rookie Refractor of Houston Astros young stud Jeremy Pena was a nice hit as we pushed closer to the end of the box.
In Ginter style, there were some very fun and unique cards including the really fun Baseball Lexicon subset, of which we got a Pickle and a High Cheese, which definitely brought a smile to our faces.
We didn’t score much from the last few packs and there was no autograph in our box, but it was a fun rip and for right around 100 bucks per hobby box, 2022 Ginter Chrome is a fun ride.
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