About a month after the release of the standard issue which is slated for next week, Topps will release 2013 Topps Chrome Update, a product that will only be available as part of a holiday gift-oriented “Mega Box”.
Topps used MLBShop.com to release details on the update series which will include a 50-card base set, plus black and gold parallel cards of each player.
You’ll need to buy a lot of Mega Boxes to put a set together, though. There will be only two four-card packs of Update included in the Mega Box (along with five eight-card packs of 2013 Topps base update series) for $19.99.
Dodgers rookie sensation Yasiel Puig will be in the Update set and according to the product details on MLBShop.com, that will be the only Puig Chrome card issued even though the company has already listed him on the regular Chrome checklist. Puig autographs are randomly inserted into the Update series as well.
The lone memorabilia inserts in the Update series packs will be All-Star Stitches Chrome and Autograph Relics. There will be 25 different relics and 10 different autograph subjects from the Stitches Relics. Autographs will be on stickers.
The only insert set will be Postseason Heroes, a 20-card set of cards featuring great moments from past MLB post-seasons.
2013 Topps Chrome Update will be available as part of the release of the Mega Boxes on October 23.