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Rippin’ Retail: 2010 Topps The Best of Chrome Value Box by Chris Olds

Join Beckett Baseball‘s Chris Olds as he opens a 2010 Topps The Best of Chrome Value Pack in this latest Rippin’ Retail video.

What will he find inside? Watch and find out.

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Topps offers bounty program for 2010 Topps Chrome baseball by Chris Olds
October 8, 2010, 10:59 am
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Did you buy any 2010 Topps Chrome? If you, you might have some hidden treasure and not even know it yet.

How? It’s offering a reward for those who find certain cards.

Each week, Topps will announce the bounty prize cards on its blog. The first collector to email a photo of him or her with the card(s) to chromeprize@topps.com wins a prize.

Get the details — and see this week’s cards — after the jump.

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Will you beat the odds in 2010 Topps Chrome? by Chris Olds
October 3, 2010, 12:42 pm
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This year’s Topps Chrome baseball set is on its way and one thing looks pretty certain — there are some tougher odds for some Refractors this year.

What will that mean market-wise for singles and wax?

We’ll have to wait and see, but here are the odds for hobby packs:

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Box Busters: 2010 Topps Chrome baseball cards by Chris Olds
September 30, 2010, 5:42 pm
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Join Beckett Baseball‘s Chris Olds & Brian Fleischer as they rip into a box of not-even-out-yet 2010 Topps Chrome baseball cards in this latest episode of Box Busters.

What will they find inside?

Watch and find out …



Box Busters preview gallery: 2010 Topps Chrome baseball cards by Chris Olds

The lively and entertaining Beckett Baseball crew of Chris Olds & Brian Fleischer have ripped the first boxes of 2010 Topps Chrome baseball cards for an upcoming edition of Box Busters.

While the video is in the microwave (coming up later this evening), we figured you’d want some card images to chew on. Here are some cards that stood out in our pair of boxes.

Chew on the images and a first taste of the latest from Topps after the jump.

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Topps plans wrapper redemption program for Chrome (updated) by Chris Olds

Update: On Oct. 22, Topps announced that it will be adding autographs of Buster Posey and  Jason Heyward to the program. There will be 100 signed versions of each card with Refractors numbered to 90 and Green Refractors numbered to 10 also to be found in the packs.

Topps Chrome hasn’t yet arrived but there’s already an extra reason to pick up a hobby box — a wrapper redemption focusing on the best rookies of 2010 and the best players in baseball history.

The company announced on Thursday morning a program that will put an exclusive pack of three Chrome Rookies & Legends variation cards into the hands of any collector who sends in 24 2010 Topps Chrome hobby wrappers.

The cards are part of a 15-card set promotion that will run through Feb. 28. Every 1oth pack of the cards will include Refractors.

See the complete checklist and get the address after the jump.
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First look: 2010 Topps Chrome football cards by Chris Olds

Topps released the basic preview images and product information for its 2010 Chrome football set on Monday, a rookie-laden product that will arrive in mid-October.

Loaded with a Rookie Card in every pack and an autograph in every 24-pack hobby box, Chrome will consist of 275 cards in the base set with 110 of them being veterans and 110 of them being rookies.

The familiar parallels return — SuperFractor, Gold, Black and standard Refractors — while rounding out the set there will be Rookie Autograph Patch cards as well as Rookie Autographs.

Also among the inserts are Bowman Chrome Autograph Refractors and standard Bowman Chrome Rookies.

Among the biggest highlights? A triple autograph of Tim Tebow, Sam Bradford and Jimmy Clausen.

The Bowman Chrome rookies checklist will include just 30 players only found in Topps Chrome. There will be Refractors and autographed Refractors of these cards.

Among the other inserts are Topps Reprints, Gridiron Lineage, Reprints Refractor autographs and Rookie Red Zone autographs.

See more images after the jump.

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