Friday, May 8, 2020

Enter the Chrome

As per usual, I am not always the most up to speed on the newest products, so here is my first, and probably last cards from....

A pack from Christmas which includes...

So two packs get to go to the unopened pack collection, leaving me with a mere two packs to open today and score out of the usual system.

Base Card 1
Base Sports Card Need 3
Base Wrestling Card Need 4
Base Variation / Short Print Card Odds
Base Toronto Card 15
Base Toronto Variation / Short Print Card 5 * Odds
Insert Card Odds
Toronto Insert Card 5 * Odds
Box Bonus Cards Per Pack Odds
Error Card Double Score

With only 8 cards and likely not all base, this isn't a set I plan to be working on, so this is all about the luck of the draw.

Pack 1:

Definitely pretty cards, and looks like Duffy had been throwing up an "I love you" hand jesture before running there.

We get a solid insert with the old school 1984 design and a Yankee (go figure) with Stanton. I don't know why, but really like the odd angle of almost exactly parallel to the ground with the bat in mid air there. Just stands out as unique.

Pack 2:

No base Jays, and Rosario almost looks like he is standing in outer space around some space dust the way the Chrome plays with the colour from the dirt.

The insert..

Pretty darn good! One every 2,650 packs would be beating the odds with this green parallel! Dereck had a solid 2018 and fell back a bit in 2019 with the Giants as his ERA ballooned a bit and he was 6-11. May not have been a Jay, but does make these couple packs well worth the pick up (thank you Santa....yeah, stocking stuffier from Christmas).

So overall...

2 packs, 8 cards, 2,659 points.

So this quick little pack rides right up on the list...

1) 2019-20 Upper Deck Tim Hortons Packs 336.5648
2) 2019 Topps Chrome Value Pack 332.3750
3) 2018 Diamond Kings Baseball 6.0400
4) 2019 Topps WWE Women's Division Blaster 5.6825
5) 2013 Triple Play Baseball Box 3.2588
6) 2017 Topps Series 1 Baseball Jumbo Packs 3.2222
7) 2017 Panini Chronicles Baseball Blaster 3.0000
8) NHL Championship Collection 2.8818
9) 2009-10 UD National Hockey Card Day Packs 2.5789
10) Dollarama 80 Card Assorted Baseball Pack 2 2.5432


  1. I really, really, really do love this product. Can't wait to see which pink refractors you pulled.

  2. Stanton is amazing! I'll need to track down this or the base insert version for my floating bats collection. Truly a great shot!

  3. I don't know how people can wait this long to open their packs. You got some cool cards though.