Monday, November 11, 2019

2019 Topps Chrome Update Review


I wasn't sure I was going to review 2019 Topps Chrome Update, but I decided to in the end because there are a few things I'd like to say about it. 2019 Topps Chrome Update is a release that's only available through Target stores and gives the beloved Chrome look to the recently released standard Topps Update set. Collectors can find Chrome Update in both a value pack and mega-box format.

Product Thoughts
Topps Chrome Update draws from Topps Update, obviously. You'll find rookie cards and players who have changed teams as well as commemorative cards throughout the set. Most of the big rookie cards came in regular Topps Chrome, but there were a few holdovers that you'll find in this release such as Keston Hiura - who has some mild popularity at the moment. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. also has his true Chrome rookie in this set as the version found in Topps Series 2 was an un-numbered 'extra'. The value of this set will really depend on the rookies who have a home here. If they end up being significant players, this Chrome Update set could have a very high ceiling in terms of future worth. But of course the opposite could happen if the crop of rookies here ends up busting.


You'll find the big names in this set in terms of both rookies and star players. The only caveat is that many of these cards are commemorative cards highlighting a rookie's debut or All-Star appearance. Historically these cards pale in comparison to their standard counterpart when it comes to collectibility. I pulled a Pete Alonso green refractor numbered to 99. It's a great card (and I do like it . quite a bit), but his standard rookie green refractor will have a value many times this one.


Topps has inserted both The Family Business and Greatest Moments/Seasons/Players cards into packs. Each of these sets has gotten the refractor treatment and both look significantly better than their paper counterparts. Something about the shimmer these cards have make them stand out in a big way.


Value packs of 2019 Chrome Update will include a bonus 2-card pack of pink refractors. These pink refractors are similar to the ones that came in value packs of regular Topps Chrome this year. They are a nice incentive for purchasing value packs over a Mega Box. In fact, I would say that it would always be better to purchase the value packs over the Mega Box. From the packs and boxes of Topps Chrome Update I've opened this year, the value packs have by far had the better cards come out. Even my lone autograph pull was out of a value pack! In my opinion, the value packs are the way to go!

Positives:
  • Great looking Chrome inserts.
  • Lots of star players available to be found.
  • Could be a limited set due to availability only at Target stores.
Negatives:
  • Many commemorative cards that aren't popular to collectors.
  • Future value very dependent on the rookies in the set.
  • Only 4-cards per pack.
Overall Rating:

8/10

8 comments:

  1. I'm in! Great cards! Sick Alonso!

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  2. I'm in! Another great Value Pack break of Topps Chrome! The hits/pulls out of it is significantly better than the Mega Boxes. Congrats on the green /99 Pete Alonso!

    YT: McBones

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  3. I’m in! Will be picking up a few value packs soon. Much better deal than the mega box.

    YT: James Cusanelli

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  4. Mega boxes are a great value!! In Canada we don't have Target stores and it is sad...

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  5. Another sensational review! I really think this set looks awesome and the retail availability is great.

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  6. I really like this year's Chrome. My only complaint is the inclusion of Vladimir Guerrero as a rookie card. He already had a card in 2019 Chrome(#201), which should be considered his rookie card. Now the inclusion of card #21 in the Update set gives him a second Chrome rookie card? They should made the Rookie Debut card and left it at that.

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