2005 Topps Chrome

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2005 Topps Chrome is a 472-card set released in two series. The first 234 cards were released in January, 2005, while the final 238 cards were issued as part of Series Two in May. 32 cards (14 in S1, and 18 in S2) make up an Autographed First-Year Player subset.

Series Two Hobby boxes were packaged in Finest-style mini boxes.

Distribution

Series One Hobby, Series One retail, and Series Two retail: 20 packs per box, four cards per pack (MSRP: $3). Eight boxes per case.

Series Two Hobby: Two, ten-pack miniboxes per box, four cards per pack (MSRP: $3).

Reviews

Insertion Ratios

Cards Total Cards Numbered To Hobby Odds Retail Odds
Base 472 - ? ?
short set 440 - 4:1 4:1
Autographed First Year Player (S1) 14 1771 1:28 1:33
Autographed First Year Player (S2) 18 1770 1:20 1:55
Refractor short set (S1) 220 - 1:6 1:4
Autographed First-Year Player Refractor (S1) 14 500 1:100 ?
Autographed First-Year Player Refractor (S2) 18 500 1:50 1:199
Refractor short set (S2) 220 - 1:5 ?
Black Refractor short set (S1) 220 225 1:10 1:20
Autographed First-Year Player Black Refractor (S1) 14 200 1:250 1:290
Autographed First-Year Player Black Refractor (S2) 18 200 1:120 ?
Black Refractor short set (S2) 220 225 1:10 ?
Red X-Fractor short set (S1) 220 25 1:50 N/A
Autographed First-Year Player Red X-Fractor (S1) 14 25 1:779 N/A
Autographed First-Year Player Red X-Fractor (S2) 18 25 1:910 1:4042
Red X-Fractor short set (S2) 220 25 1:3/boxes N/A
Gold SuperFractor short set (S1) 220 one-of-one 1:1234 N/A
Autographed First-Year Player Gold SuperFractor (S2) 18 one-of-one 1:13,970 N/A
Gold SuperFractor short set (S2) 220 one-of-one 1:56/boxes N/A
Printing Plate short set (S1) 220 four for each 1:310 N/A
Autographed First-Year Player Printing Plates (S1) 14 four for each 1:4960 N/A
Autographed First-Year Player Printing Plates (S2) 18 four for each 1:3500 N/A
Printing Plate short set (S2) 220 four for each 1:290 N/A
Alex Rodriguez Throwback (S2) 4 - 1:5 1:5
Alex Rodriguez Throwback Refractor (S2) 4 - 1:3/boxes N/A
Alex Rodriguez Throwback Black Refractor (S2) 4 225 1:14/boxes N/A
Alex Rodriguez Throwback Red Refractor (S2) 4 25 1:124/boxes N/A
Alex Rodriguez Throwback Gold SuperFractor (S2) 4 one-of-one 1:2968/boxes N/A
The Game Relics (S1) 11 - varies N/A
The Game Patch Relics (S1) 24 70 1:8/boxes N/A
Dem Bums Autographs (S1) 5 50 1:1816 1:7270

Checklist

Base Set

Series One

1 Alex Rodriguez

2 Placido Polanco

3 Torii Hunter

4 Lyle Overbay

5 Johnny Damon

6 Johnny Estrada

7 Rich Harden

8 Francisco Rodriguez

9 Jarrod Washburn

10 Sammy Sosa

11 Randy Wolf

12 Jason Bay

13 Tom Glavine

14 Michael Tucker

15 Brian Giles

16 Chad Tracy

17 Jim Edmonds

18 John Smoltz

19 Roy Halladay

20 Hank Blalock

21 Darin Erstad

22 Todd Walker

23 Mike Hampton

24 Mark Bellhorn

25 Jim Thome

26 Shingo Takatsu

27 Jody Gerut

28 Vinny Castilla

29 Luis Castillo

30 Ivan Rodriguez

31 Craig Biggio

32 Joe Randa

33 Adrian Beltre

34 Scott Podsednik

35 Cliff Floyd

36 Livan Hernandez

37 Eric Byrnes

38 Jose Acevedo

39 Jack Wilson

40 Gary Sheffield

41 Chan Ho Park

42 Carl Crawford

43 Shawn Estes

44 David Bell

45 Jeff DaVanon

46 Brandon Webb

47 Lance Berkman

48 Melvin Mora

49 David Ortiz

50 Andruw Jones

51 Chone Figgins

52 Danny Graves

53 Preston Wilson

54 Jeremy Bonderman

55 Carlos Guillen

56 Cesar Izturis

57 Kazuo Matsui

58 Jason Schmidt

59 Jason Marquis

60 Jose Vidro

61 Al Leiter

62 Javier Vazquez

63 Erubiel Durazo

64 Scott Spiezio

65 Scot Shields

66 Edgardo Alfonzo

67 Miguel Tejada

68 Francisco Cordero

69 Brett Myers

70 Curt Schilling

71 Matt Kata

72 Bartolo Colon

73 Rodrigo Lopez

74 Tim Wakefield

75 Frank Thomas

76 Jimmy Rollins

77 Barry Zito

78 Hideo Nomo

79 Brad Wilkerson

80 Adam Dunn

81 Derrek Lee

82 Joe Crede

83 Nate Robertson

84 John Thomson

85 Mike Sweeney

86 Kip Wells

87 Eric Gagne

88 Zach Day

89 Alex Sanchez

90 Bret Boone

91 Mark Loretta

92 Miguel Cabrera

93 Randy Winn

94 Adam Everett

95 Aubrey Huff

96 Kevin Mench

97 Frank Catalanotto

98 Flash Gordon

99 Scott Hatteberg

100 Albert Pujols

101 Jose Molina / Ben Molina

102 Jason Johnson

103 Jay Gibbons

104 Byung-Hyun Kim

105 Joe Borowski

106 Mark Grudzielanek

107 Mark Buehrle

108 Paul Wilson

109 Ronnie Belliard

110 Reggie Sanders

111 Tim Redding

112 Brian Lawrence

113 Travis Hafner

114 Jose Hernandez

115 Ben Sheets

116 Johan Santana

117 Billy Wagner

118 Mariano Rivera

119 Steve Trachsel

120 Akinori Otsuka

121 Jose Valentin

122 Orlando Hernandez

123 Raul Ibanez

124 Mike Matheny

125 Vernon Wells

126 Jason Isringhausen

127 Jose Guillen

128 Danny Bautista

129 Marcus Giles

130 Javy Lopez

131 Kevin Millar

132 Kyle Farnsworth

133 Carl Pavano

134 Rafael Furcal

135 Casey Blake

136 Matt Holliday

137 Bobby Higginson

138 Adam Kennedy

139 Alex Gonzalez

140 Jeff Kent

141 Aaron Guiel

142 Shawn Green

143 Bill Hall

144 Shannon Stewart

145 Juan Rivera

146 Coco Crisp

147 Mike Mussina

148 Eric Chavez

149 Jon Lieber

150 Vladimir Guerrero

151 Alex Cintron

152 Luis Matos

153 Sidney Ponson

154 Trot Nixon

155 Greg Maddux

156 Edgar Renteria

157 Ryan Freel

158 Matt Lawton

159 Mark Prior

160 Josh Beckett

161 Ken Harvey

162 Angel Berroa

163 Juan Encarnacion

164 Wes Helms

165 Brad Radke

166 Phil Nevin

167 Mike Cameron

168 Billy Koch

169 Bobby Crosby

170 Mike Lieberthal

171 Rob MacKowiak

172 Sean Burroughs

173 J.T. Snow

174 Paul Konerko

175 Luis Gonzalez

176 John Lackey

177 Oliver Perez

178 Brian Roberts

179 Bill Mueller

180 Carlos Lee

181 Corey Patterson

182 Sean Casey

183 Cliff Lee

184 Jason Jennings

185 Dmitri Young

186 Juan Uribe

187 Andy Pettitte

188 Juan Gonzalez

189 Orlando Hudson

190 Jason Phillips

191 Braden Looper

192 Lew Ford

193 Mark Mulder

194 Bobby Abreu

195 Jason Kendall

196 Khalil Greene

197 A.J. Pierzynski

198 Tim Worrell

199 So Taguchi

200 Jason Giambi

201 Tony Batista

202 Carlos Zambrano

203 Trevor Hoffman

204 Odalis Perez

205 Jose Cruz, Jr.

206 Michael Barrett

207 Chris Carpenter

208 Michael Young UER

209 Toby Hall

210 Woody Williams

211 Chris Denorfia RC

212 Darren Fenster RC

213 Elvys Quezada RC

214 Ian Kinsler RC

215 Matthew Lindstrom RC

216 Ryan Goleski RC

217 Ryan Sweeney RC

218 Sean Marshall RC

219 Steve Doetsch RC

220 Wade Robinson RC


Autographed First-Year Players

Each Autographed First-Year Player is limited (but not serial-numbered) to 1771 copies.

221 Andre Ethier AU RC

222 Brandon Moss AU RC

223 Chadd Blasko AU RC

224 Chris Roberson AU RC

225 Chris Seddon AU RC

226 Ian Bladergroen AU RC

227 Jake Dittler AU

228 Jose Vaquedano AU RC

229 Jeremy West AU RC

230 Kole Strayhorn AU RC

231 Kevin West AU RC

232 Luis Ramirez AU RC

233 Melky Cabrera AU RC

234 Nate Schierholtz AU RC


Series Two

Autographed First-Year Players

Each Autographed First-Year Player is limited (but not serial-numbered) to 1770 copies.

NOTE: Card #236 packed out as an exchange card which expired May 31, 2007.

235 Billy Butler AU RC

236 B.J. Szymanski AU EXCH

237 Chad Orvella AU RC

238 Chip Cannon AU RC*

239 Eric Nielsen AU RC*

240 Erik Cordier AU RC

241 Glen Perkins AU RC

242 Justin Verlander AU RC

243 Kevin Melillo AU RC

244 Landon Powell AU RC

245 Matt Campbell AU RC*

246 Michael Rogers AU RC

247 Nate McLouth AU RC

248 Scott Mathieson AU RC

249 Shane Costa AU RC

250 Tony Giarratano AU RC

251 Tyler Pelland AU RC

252 Wes Swackhamer AU RC*


Base Set

253 Garret Anderson

254 Randy Johnson

255 Charles Thomas

256 Rafael Palmeiro

257 Kevin Youkilis

258 Freddy Garcia

259 Magglio Ordonez

260 Aaron Harang

261 Grady Sizemore

262 Chin-Hui Tsao

263 Eric Munson

264 Juan Pierre

265 Brad Lidge

266 Brian Anderson

267 Todd Helton

268 Chad Cordero

269 Kris Benson

270 Brad Halsey

271 Jermaine Dye

272 Manny Ramirez

273 Adam Eaton

274 Brett Tomko

275 Bucky Jacobsen

276 Dontrelle Willis

277 B.J. Upton

278 Rocco Baldelli

279 Ryan Drese

280 Ichiro Suzuki

281 Brandon Lyon

282 Nick Green

283 Jerry Hairston, Jr.

284 Mike Lowell

285 Kerry Wood

286 Omar Vizquel

287 Carlos Beltran

288 Carlos Pena

289 Jeff Weaver

290 Chad Moeller

291 Joe Mays

292 Terrmel Sledge

293 Richard Hidalgo

294 Justin Duchscherer

295 Eric Milton

296 Ramon Hernandez

297 Jose Reyes

298 Joel Pineiro

299 Matt Morris

300 John Halama

301 Gary Matthews, Jr.

302 Ryan Madson

303 Mark Kotsay

304 Carlos Delgado

305 Casey Kotchman

306 Greg Aquino

307 LaTroy Hawkins

308 Jose Contreras

309 Ken Griffey, Jr.

310 C.C. Sabathia

311 Brandon Inge

312 John Buck

313 Hee Seop Choi

314 Chris Capuano

315 Jesse Crain

316 Geoff Jenkins

317 Mike Piazza

318 Jorge Posada

319 Nick Swisher

320 Kevin Millwood

321 Mike Gonzalez

322 Jake Peavy

323 Dustin Hermanson

324 Jeremy Reed

325 Alfonso Soriano

326 Alexis Rios

327 David Eckstein

328 Shea Hillenbrand

329 Russ Ortiz

330 Kurt Ainsworth

331 Orlando Cabrera

332 Carlos Silva

333 Ross Gload

334 Josh Phelps

335 Mike Maroth

336 Guillermo Mota

337 Chris Burke

338 David DeJesus

339 Jose Lima

340 Cristian Guzman

341 Nick Johnson

342 Victor Zambrano

343 Rod Barajas

344 Damian Miller

345 Chase Utley

346 Sean Burnett

347 David Wells

348 Dustan Mohr

349 Bobby Madritsch

350 Reed Johnson

351 R.A. Dickey

352 Scott Kazmir

353 Tony Womack

354 Tomas Perez

355 Esteban Loaiza

356 Tomokazu Ohka

357 Ramon Ortiz

358 Richie Sexson

359 J.D. Drew

360 Barry Bonds

361 Aramis Ramirez

362 Wily Mo Pena

363 Jeromy Burnitz

364 Nomar Garciaparra

365 Brandon Backe

366 Derek Lowe

367 Doug Davis

368 Joe Mauer

369 Endy Chavez

370 Bernie Williams

371 Jason Michaels

372 Craig Wilson

373 Ryan Klesko

374 Ray Durham

375 Jose Lopez

376 Jeff Suppan

377 David Bush

378 Marlon Byrd

379 Roy Oswalt

380 Rondell White

381 Troy Glaus

382 Scott Hairston

383 Chipper Jones

384 Daniel Cabrera

385 Jon Garland

386 Austin Kearns

387 Jake Westbrook

388 Aaron Miles

389 Omar Infante

390 Paul Lo Duca

391 Morgan Ensberg

392 Tony Graffanino

393 Milton Bradley

394 Keith Ginter

395 Justin Morneau

396 Tony Armas, Jr.

397 Kevin Brown

398 Marco Scutaro

399 Tim Hudson

400 Pat Burrell

401 Jeff Cirillo

402 Larry Walker

403 Dewon Brazelton

404 Shigetoshi Hasegawa

405 Octavio Dotel

406 Michael Cuddyer

407 Junior Spivey

408 Zack Greinke

409 Roger Clemens

410 Chris Shelton

411 Ugueth Urbina

412 Rafael Betancourt

413 Willie Harris

414 Keith Foulke

415 Larry Bigbie

416 Paul Byrd

417 Troy Percival

418 Pedro Martinez

419 Matt Clement

420 Ryan Wagner

421 Jeff Francis

422 Jeff Conine

423 Wade Miller

424 Gavin Floyd

425 Kazuhisa Ishii

426 Victor Santos

427 Jacque Jones

428 Hideki Matsui

429 Cory Lidle

430 Jose Castillo

431 Alex Gonzalez

432 Kirk Rueter

433 Jolbert Cabrera

434 Erik Bedard

435 Ricky Ledee

436 Mark Hendrickson

437 Laynce Nix

438 Jason Frasor

439 Kevin Gregg

440 Derek Jeter

441 Jaret Wright

442 Edwin Jackson

443 Moises Alou

444 Aaron Rowand

445 Kazuhito Tadano

446 Luis Gonzalez

447 A.J. Burnett

448 Jeff Bagwell

449 Brad Penny

450 Corey Koskie

451 Mark Ellis

452 Hector Luna

453 Miguel Olivo

454 Scott Rolen

455 Ricardo Rodriguez

456 Eric Hinske

457 Tim Salmon

458 Adam LaRoche

459 B.J. Ryan

460 Steve Finley

461 Joe Nathan

462 Vicente Padilla

463 Yadier Molina

464 Tino Martinez

465 Mark Teixeira

466 Kelvim Escobar

467 Pedro Feliz

468 Ryan Garko RC

469 Bobby Livingston RC

470 Yorman Bazardo RC

471 Michael Bourn RC

472 Andy LaRoche RC


Parallels

All 440 unautographed base cards are available in the following Refractor parallels.

  • Refractor
  • Black Refractor (serial-numbered to 225 copies)
  • Red X-Fractor (serial-numbered to 25 copies)
  • Gold SuperFractor (one-of-one)
  • Printing Plate (set of four for each card; Hobby only)

Autographed First-Year Player Refractors

All 32 Autographed First-Year Player cards are available in the following Refractor parallels.

  • Refractor (serial-numbered to 500 copies)
  • Black Refractor (serial-numbered to 200 copies)
  • Red X-Fractor (serial-numbered to 25 copies)
  • Gold SuperFractor (one-of-one; Series Two only)
  • Printing Plate (set of four for each card; Hobby only)

Inserts

A-Rod Throwbacks

This four-card set, inserted into Series Two packs, features renditions of what Alex Rodriguez's Topps Chrome cards would have been like had they been released in the early part of his career. Despite making his Major League debut in 1994, Rodriguez did not appear, due to licensing issues, on a Topps card until 1998.

Each card is also available in the following parallels.

  • Refractor
  • Black Refractor (serial-numbered to 225 copies)
  • Red X-Fractor (serial-numbered to 25 copies)
  • Gold SuperFractor (one-of-one)

1 Alex Rodriguez 1994

2 Alex Rodriguez 1995

3 Alex Rodriguez 1996

4 Alex Rodriguez 1997


Autographs & Game-Used

The Game Relics

Each sealed Series One Hobby box will contain a The Game Relic (or Patch Relic) as a box topper. The odds of finding a specific The Game Relic are as follows.

  • A: 1:15/boxes
  • B: 1:2/boxes

AR Alex Rodriguez BAT A

AS Alfonso Soriano UNI B

JB Jeff Bagwell UNI B

JP Jorge Posada UNI B

JS John Smoltz UNI B

MP Mark Prior JSY B

MPI Mike Piazza JSY B

MY Michael Young BAT A

SS Sammy Sosa JSY B

TH Torii Hunter JSY B

WB Wade Boggs UNI B


Patch

Each The Game Patch Relic is limited, but not serial-numbered, to 70 copies.

AD2 Adam Dunn

AP Albert Pujols

AR Alex Rodriguez

BB Bret Boone

CJ Chipper Jones

CS C.C. Sabathia

DW Dontrelle Willis

FT Frank Thomas

HN Hideo Nomo

JB Jeff Bagwell

JBE Josh Beckett

KI Kazuhisa Ishii

KW Kerry Wood

LB Lance Berkman

ML Mike Lowell

MO Magglio Ordonez

MPI Mike Piazza

MT Mark Teixeira

PL Paul Lo Duca

PM Pedro Martinez

SS Sammy Sosa

TG Troy Glaus

TH Todd Helton

AD1 Adam Dunn


Dem Bums Autographs

Each Dem Bums Autograph is limited, but not serial-numbered, to 50 copies.

CE Carl Erskine

CL Clem Labine

DS Duke Snider

DZ Don Zimmer

JP Johnny Podres


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