First Look: 2012 Topps Chrome

Discussion in 'Show and Tell' started by XianSPL, Aug 19, 2012.

  1. So it's not being released until later this week but I just so happened to come across a couple blaster boxes that made it to the shelves of my local grocery store a little early. I'll be ripping them now and I'll update the post with some scans, assuming I can get my scanner to work. :)
     
  2. Mike

    MikeThrow Up The X! Staff Member

    Very cool! Always like the look of Chrome and Finest. How many packs/cards per pack in the blaster?
     
  3. The blasters contain 7 packs with 4 cards each pack plus one pack of purple bordered parallels (4 in that pack as well)

    Not gonna take any scans because I didn't hit anything big but I wanted to at least show the cards. In my opinion, they're beautiful cards and I think it's a set I'll want to build.

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    All I really pulled of note was a Mike Trout base card, several RC's and X-Fractors of Evan Longoria and Hisashi Iwakuma. The best of the 8 purple bordered cards I pulled was that Posey.

    Although no big hits, I'm impressed with the set. It's clean with a nice reflective background and the chrome border. Nice looking product! Can't wait to get a hobby box!
     
  4. Mike

    MikeThrow Up The X! Staff Member

    Very cool Christian. Thanks for sharing, and for the info about the blaster boxes. I may have to pick me one up if anyone around here gets any in.
     
  5. franklinguy52

    franklinguy52Mr. Baseball Staff Member

    Nice looking set, I always have liked the chrome (if they are done without the big curl in the cards). Right now, any Mike Trout card is just like a hit!
     
  6. true. lol

    and yeah, these have a slight bend in them but not as bad as i've seen in some past years. the ones i really hate are the ones that curve diagonally. that annoys me.
     
  7. franklinguy52

    franklinguy52Mr. Baseball Staff Member

    I know Topps took a big hit on them in 2010, probably the worst they were, and they seem to be doing better now. I got some redemtion chrome cards once that were perfectly straight so I know they are capable.
     
  8. Cool_Hand_Flash

    Cool_Hand_FlashI might be crazy.. Proof: I'm the co-owner.

    Nice looking cards.. reminds me of late 90's stadium club design..
     
  9. franklinguy52

    franklinguy52Mr. Baseball Staff Member

    I picked up a blaster yesterday. No hits but a nice purple Joey Votto for my PC. Very nice looking this year and I did get a pretty nice die cut, it says that they are 1:24, so it makes it a decent hit.

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    It can go with my nice quad that I picked up on ebay!
     
  10. They spelled Joey's name wrong.
     
  11. franklinguy52

    franklinguy52Mr. Baseball Staff Member

    That is the Canadian way to spell it :lol:
     
  12. pwolantern

    pwolanternTCZ's #1 Manningham collector

    Thanks for sharing, this looks like it will be a nice set