Topps has released additional details on how it plans to get the short printed rookie cards that were missing from most boxes of 2022 Topps Chome Baseball into the hands of collectors.
On Monday night, the company admitted that a communications issue led to the SPs not being packaged. They promised to create new “silver packs” that would be handed out to shops, breakers and online retailers that had sold the product, with the SPs randomly inserted.
On Thursday evening, the company indicated those packs would contain four cards that would contain a mix of 2022 Chrome base cards, along with inserts and “other surprises.” Those special packs should be in collectors’ hands in less than two weeks.
“Topps is working directly with every distribution channel of the product to ensure these packs are properly distributed through the original sellers, with shipments starting on September 30, 2022,” they stated.
Topps also stated that the short print rookie cards were included in the Hobby Lite boxes that are being sold now on Topps.com.
Topps will be shipping the silver packs directly to customers who had already purchased product on its website. Topps.com customers will receive one silver pack for each 2022 Topps Chrome Baseball hobby box purchased. Topps Chrome Lite is excluded from the silver pack program since the SPs are possible in packs of that product.
Value (Blaster) box purchases on Topps.com are not eligible for the silver packs, but are eligible for a retail drawing. Those who bought Value boxes or Monster Boxes at retail outlets like Target and Walmart and still have their proof of purchase can sign up for a chance to receive SPs. More details on that are available here.
Topps also revealed it would be releasing additional configurations of Chrome in the from of “Sonic” and “Logofractor Edition” products, which will both be available at a later date.