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2013 Topps Chrome Update

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Description

Released exclusively to retail outlets in special "Mega Boxes" on October 23, 2013, Topps Chrome Update is a 55-card partial parallel of the 2013 Topps Update base set. Each Mega Box contained five packs of 2013 Topps Update and two packs of Chrome Update and retailed for $14.99.

NOTE: Chrome Update packs were distributed EXCLUSIVELY in the retail Mega Boxes.

Using extrapolation, 137,500 Chrome Update packs and a little less than 10,000 copies of each Chrome Update base card were produced.

Distribution

Only available via 2013 Topps Holiday Mega retail boxes (MSRP $14.99). Each box includes:

  • Five packs of 2013 Topps Update, 8 cards per pack
  • Two packs of 2013 Topps Update Chrome, 4 cards per pack

Reviews

Insertion Ratios

Cards Total Cards Numbered To Retail Odds
Base 55 - 4:1
Gold Refractor 55 250 1:11
Black Refractor 55 99 1:27
Postseason Heroes 20 - ?
All-Star Stitches Chrome Relics 25 - 1:34
All-Star Stitches Chrome Autograph Relics 10 - 1:572

Checklist

Base Set

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NOTE: A number of cards in the set feature the standardized "RC" icon. However, since most of these players already had a card in 2013 Topps Chrome, none of them are "true" rookie cards.

  • MB-1 Robinson Cano HRD
  • MB-2 Miguel Cabrera AS
  • MB-3 Matt Harvey AS
  • MB-4 Jose Fernandez RD
  • MB-5 Anthony Rendon (RC)
  • MB-6 Yoenis Cespedes HRD
  • MB-7 Justin Verlander AS
  • MB-8 Clayton Kershaw AS
  • MB-9 Mike Trout AS
  • MB-10 Chris Archer
  • MB-11 Carlos Martinez (RC)
  • MB-12 Nick Franklin (RC)
  • MB-13 Allen Craig AS
  • MB-14 Joey Votto AS
  • MB-15 Michael Cuddyer HRD
  • MB-16 Justin Upton
  • MB-17 Kevin Gausman (RC)
  • MB-18 Bud Norris
  • MB-19 Mike Zunino (RC)
  • MB-20 Gerrit Cole (RC)
  • MB-21 Yu Darvish AS
  • MB-22 Ian Kennedy
  • MB-23 Dan Haren
  • MB-24 Pedro Alvarez
  • MB-25 Michael Young
  • MB-26 Jake Peavy
  • MB-27 Bryce Harper AS
  • MB-28 Rafael Soriano
  • MB-29 David Wright HRD
  • MB-30 Bryce Harper HRD
  • MB-31 James Shields
  • MB-32 Zack Wheeler (RC)
  • MB-33 Alfonso Soriano
  • MB-34 Brian Wilson
  • MB-35 Marcell Ozuna (RC)
  • MB-36 Prince Fielder HRD
  • MB-37 Jose Fernandez AS
  • MB-38 Kyle Gibson (RC)
  • MB-39 Nolan Arenado (RC)
  • MB-40 Oswaldo Arcia (RC)
  • MB-41 Yasiel Puig RD
  • MB-42 Wil Myers (RC)
  • MB-43 Mariano Rivera AS
  • MB-44 Shelby Miller (RC)
  • MB-45 David Wright AS
  • MB-46 Buster Posey AS
  • MB-47 Christian Yelich (RC)
  • MB-48 Adam Wainwright AS
  • MB-49 Matt Garza
  • MB-50 Francisco Liriano
  • MB-51 Hyun-Jin Ryu RD
  • MB-52 Evan Gattis (RC)
  • MB-53 Yasiel Puig (RC)
  • MB-54 Chris Davis HRD
  • MB-55 Jurickson Profar RD

Parallels

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All 55 Chrome Update base cards are available in the following parallels.

  • Gold Refractor (serial-numbered to 250 copies)
  • Black Refractor (serial-numbered to 99 copies)

Inserts

Postseason Heroes

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The checklist to the Postseason Heroes Chrome set is identical to the insert of the same name in 2013 Topps Update. For brevity's sake, please refer to the Topps Update article for the checklist.

Autographs & Game-Used

Both All-Star Stitches Relic sets are Chrome parallels of the respective cards released in 2013 Topps Chrome. While these cards are printed on chromium stock, scanned images of the Chrome cards do not make this obvious. Leading to more potential confusion is the fact that Topps did not use the familiar "Topps Chrome" oval logo on the front of the card.

All-Star Stitches Chrome Relics

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  • ASR-AC Allen Craig
  • ASR-BH Bryce Harper
  • ASR-BP Buster Posey
  • ASR-CB Carlos Beltran
  • ASR-CD Chris Davis
  • ASR-CG Carlos Gonzalez
  • ASR-CK Clayton Kershaw
  • ASR-CL Cliff Lee
  • ASR-DO David Ortiz
  • ASR-DW David Wright
  • ASR-FH Felix Hernandez
  • ASR-JF Jose Fernandez
  • ASR-JM Joe Mauer
  • ASR-JV Justin Verlander
  • ASR-JVO Joey Votto
  • ASR-MC Miguel Cabrera
  • ASR-MH Matt Harvey
  • ASR-MM Manny Machado
  • ASR-MR Mariano Rivera
  • ASR-MT Mike Trout
  • ASR-PF Prince Fielder
  • ASR-PG Paul Goldschmidt
  • ASR-RC Robinson Cano
  • ASR-TT Troy Tulowitzki
  • ASR-YM Yadier Molina

All-Star Stitches Chrome Autograph Relics

Each card is serial-numbered to 25 copies.

  • ASAR-BPH Brandon Phillips
  • ASAR-DW David Wright
  • ASAR-JB Jose Bautista
  • ASAR-JF Jose Fernandez
  • ASAR-JG Jason Grilli
  • ASAR-JK Jason Kipnis
  • ASAR-JS Jean Segura
  • ASAR-MC Miguel Cabrera
  • ASAR-MT Mike Trout
  • ASAR-PG Paul Goldschmidt