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2008 Topps Chrome First Look

Posted by houstoncollector on April 17, 2008

In 2007, Topps Chrome really made me happy, especially in the retail sector, with retail-only Xfractors (I think) and parallels seeded at 1 per pack.  Yes, the hobby packs had better odds on the autographs and the numbered parallels, but the blue refractors and Xfractors were plentiful in the retail sector.

This year, Topps Chrome claims all new images in their set of 255 cards (170 pros, 50 ‘rookies’ and 35 autographed ‘rookies’ which will probably only be the box hits, coming at 2 per hobby box).

The twists this year include new Copper parallels, numbered to 599, and Topps Heritage Chrome parallels which continue the numbering from 2008 Topps Heritage, and are numbered at 1959, 559, and 59.

So, who do I want out of 2008 Topps Chrome?  Roy Oswalt, Hunter Pence, J.R. Towles, Felipe Paulino (both are AU-only, of course), and any other RCs that they announce later.  There’s also Topps Heritage Chrome parallels of J.R. Towles, and Baseball card History of Hunter Pence and Lance Berkman, with Chrome All-Rookie Team Cards of Pence and Oswalt.

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