Saturday, December 09, 2017

2017 Topps Chrome Update Series


Hope everyone is doing well.  A few weeks ago, madding posted his findings from the Target exclusive Topps Chrome Update Series.  In the comments, I said I too had a box and was planning to post a pack that weekend.  Yeah, sorry about that.  Here's some 2017 Topps Chrome Update Series!

This year, Topps changed things up and got rid of the Update packs, giving the Target shopper a blaster box of Chrome Update Series for $5 more.

Here's the box of the Mega Box, showing the odds and sample card images.  I only got 1 of the 5 pictured...guess which ones I didn't get?

Anyway, if you kept track of my posts over the years, you would find more references to packs purchased at Target than the other stores.  This is mainly because I've had a part time job there, and last month marked my 15th year of service to the Target Corporation (14 years longer than planned).  So, when Target had their 10% off all Topps products promotion last month, I figured, hey, 10% off sale, plus 10% employee discount, plus anniversary gift card means free box of cards.

Here's what the pack looks like.  If you want to see the checklist, here you go.  Anyway, I scanned two packs for you all to see.  Here's what I got:

#HMT14 – Jose De Leon (RC)
#HMT41 – Yoan Moncada (RC) (#41/99)  
#HMT30 – Corey Seager
#HMT28 – Yulieski Gurriel (RC)

The Moncada is a Refractor that comes 1:22 packs.   Here you can see one of the many problems with the Rookie Debut get Yoan as a Red Sox instead of a White Sox.

#HMT70 – Chris Sale
#TARC-12 – Tom Seaver 
#HMT12 – Nolan Arenado
#HMT11 – Derek Fisher (RC)

The Seaver is part of the Topps All Rookie Cup subset, falling 1:2 packs.  Here are the backs:

Here's another thing I don't get with some of these rookie cards.  De Leon did pitch for the Dodgers in 2016, but does putting those stats on the back of the card revoke the RC status?  Why is there no mention of LA, just OKC?

Anyway, there's the packs.  Enjoy the rest of the weekend, and thanks for reading!


Brett Alan said...

Yes, they've been doing that for years, rookie cards can only have one line of stats for the previous season, combining any minor league teams he played for, plus career minor league stats. Never any major league stats, never any prior years. Also, rookies don't get a hometown. I have no idea why, but that's how they do it.

JediJeff said...

Topps just hates the White Sox. You can get Sale on his new team, but you cannot get Moncada.

Jeremya1um said...

Love the Fisher card. I was at that game with my wife and 7 month old son, whom it was his first MLB game. We sat in the Crawford Boxes, and Fisher’s HR landed a half section away from me, maybe a row up.