2017 Topps Chrome Baseball Break

Topps Chrome products are my all time favorite. I love refractors and the chromium card stock. The 2017 Topps Chrome Baseball release was going to be a big one with the Aaron Judge frenzy that is currently taking over the card world. Thankfully, I was able to get my hand on a hobby box.

2017 has been a really hot year for baseball. Aaron Judge has created a collecting frenzy that I haven’t seen in quite a few years. One of the more popular Topps releases is their Chrome series. I have been going “all out” with Topps baseball this year. Having collated multiple baseball sets over the last six months, I have been patiently waiting for the release of Topps Chrome baseball.

2017 Topps Chrome Baseball

There really isn’t much new with this year’s release– and I am thankful for that. There is the same nice chrome card stock, lots of refractors, colorful inserts, and a few autographs. My only gripe is the Aaron Judge frenzy that has driven the prices of all 2017 Topps products up. This may be my only box I will get to break unless the prices come back down to earth.

What did I get?

The two autographs were nothing special. The Alex Reyes is a good looking colorful card and numbered to 150. No complaints here.

I love refractors. There are times I will see a nice refractor of a player I don’t even collect and buy it. Unfortunately, this year isn’t loaded with a lot of colors. However, the “negative” refractors are kinda cool.

Topps Chrome does a great job with their insert sets. All of the inserts I have seen have been refractors. A+ in my book.


The only negative feedback I can give 2017 Topps Chrome is the price, but that isn’t Topps fault. The baseball card market is in a craze right now. Hopefully, if things cool down, so will the prices. I would love to break another box of this stuff.

I would like to thank Top Shelf Breaks for generously giving me a hobby box of 2017 Topps Chrome baseball.

By BaseCardHero

Ryan is a baseball card dork and developer. He has been collecting cards since he was six starting with 1988 Score. Reigning from Minnesota, he is an avid Minnesota sports fan.