2005 Topps Chrome Updates & Highlights

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2005 Topps Chrome Updates & Highlights is a 237-card set released in January, 2006. This was the first time since 2000 that the Topps Chrome Traded/Update brand had its own distinct release -- as opposed to being bundled with another set -- and the only time it was issued in pack form. The last seventeen cards in the base set are autographed, and each Hobby box will yield two autographs.

The 2005 MLB Draft was one of the deepest drafts in recent memory, and the rookie cards in Topps/Topps Chrome Updates & Highlights is strong. Andrew McCutchen and Jay Bruce both have autographed rookie cards. Among the unautographed RCs are: Russell Martin, Matt Kemp, Ryan Zimmerman, Ryan Braun, and Jacoby Ellsbury.


Hobby: Two, 10-pack, miniboxes plus one box topper per box, four cards per pack (MSRP: $3). Eight boxes per case.

Retail: 24 packs per box, four cards per pack (MSRP: $3). 20 boxes per case.


Insertion Ratios

Cards Total Cards Numbered To Hobby Odds Retail Odds
Base 237 - 4:1 4:1
short set 220 - ? ?
Autographed First-Year Player 27 - AU AU
Refractor short set 220 - 1:5 1:5
Refractor Autographed First-Year Player 17 500 1:53 AU 1:115 AU
Black Refractor short set 220 250 1:10 1:19
Black Refractor Autographed First-Year Player 17 200 1:140 AU 1:279 AU
Red X-Fractor short set 220 65 1:5/boxes N/A
Red X-Fractor Autographed First-Year Player 17 25 1:766/boxes N/A
Gold SuperFractor short set 220 one of one 1:1842/boxes N/A
Gold SuperFractor Autographed First-Year Player 17 one of one 1:19,730/boxes N/A
Printing Plate short set 220 four for each 1:347/boxes N/A
Printing Plate Autographed First-Year Player 17 four for each 1:4857/boxes N/A
Barry Bonds Home Run History 15 - 1:12 1:23
Barry Bonds Home Run History Refractor 15 - 1:71 1:141
Barry Bonds Home Run History Black Refractor 15 200 1:178 ?
Barry Bonds Home Run History Red X-Fractor 15 25 1:872/boxes N/A
Barry Bonds Home Run History Gold SuperFractor 15 one-of-one 1:22,548 N/A
Barry Bonds Home Run History Printing Plates 15 four for each 1:347/boxes N/A

AU: Odds of finding an Autographed First-Year Player card: 1:10/packs Hobby, 1:24/packs retail.


Base Set

Traded Players

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  • UH1 Sammy Sosa
  • UH2 Jeff Francoeur
  • UH3 Tony Clark
  • UH4 Michael Tucker
  • UH5 Mike Matheny
  • UH6 Eric Young
  • UH7 Jose Valentin
  • UH8 Matt Lawton
  • UH9 Juan Rivera
  • UH10 Shawn Green
  • UH11 Aaron Boone
  • UH12 Woody Williams
  • UH13 Brad Wilkerson
  • UH14 Anthony Reyes RC
  • UH15 Gustavo Chacin
  • UH16 Michael Restovich
  • UH17 Humberto Quintero
  • UH18 Matt Ginter
  • UH19 Scott Podsednik
  • UH20 Byung-Hyun Kim
  • UH21 Orlando Hernandez
  • UH22 Mark Grudzielanek
  • UH23 Jody Gerut
  • UH24 Adrian Beltre
  • UH25 Scott Schoeneweis
  • UH26 Marlon Anderson
  • UH27 Jason Vargas
  • UH28 Claudio Vargas
  • UH29 Jason Kendall
  • UH30 Aaron Small
  • UH31 Juan Cruz
  • UH32 Placido Polanco
  • UH33 Jorge Sosa
  • UH34 John Olerud
  • UH35 Ryan Langerhans
  • UH36 Randy Winn
  • UH37 Zach Duke
  • UH38 Garrett Atkins
  • UH39 Al Leiter
  • UH40 Shawn Chacon
  • UH41 Mark DeRosa
  • UH42 Miguel Ojeda
  • UH43 A.J. Pierzynski
  • UH44 Carlos Lee
  • UH45 LaTroy Hawkins
  • UH46 Nick Green
  • UH47 Shawn Estes
  • UH48 Eli Marrero
  • UH49 Jeff Kent
  • UH50 Joe Randa
  • UH51 Jose Hernandez
  • UH52 Joe Blanton
  • UH53 Huston Street
  • UH54 Marlon Byrd
  • UH55 Alex Sanchez
  • UH56 Livan Hernandez
  • UH57 Chris Young
  • UH58 Brad Eldred
  • UH59 Terrence Long
  • UH60 Phil Nevin
  • UH61 Kyle Farnsworth
  • UH62 Jon Lieber
  • UH63 Antonio Alfonseca
  • UH64 Tony Graffanino
  • UH65 Tadahito Iguchi RC
  • UH66 Brad Thompson
  • UH67 Jose Vidro
  • UH68 Jason Phillips
  • UH69 Carl Pavano
  • UH70 Pokey Reese
  • UH71 Jerome Williams
  • UH72 Kazuhisa Ishii
  • UH73 Felix Hernandez
  • UH74 Edgar Renteria
  • UH75 Mike Myers
  • UH76 Jeff Cirillo
  • UH77 Endy Chavez
  • UH78 Jose Guillen
  • UH79 Ugueth Urbina
  • UH80 Zach Day
  • UH81 Javier Vazquez
  • UH82 Willy Taveras
  • UH83 Mark Mulder
  • UH84 Vinny Castilla
  • UH85 Russ Adams
  • 105 Chris Lambert PROS


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  • UH86 Homer Bailey
  • UH87 Ervin Santana
  • UH88 Bill Bray
  • UH89 Thomas Diamond
  • UH90 Trevor Plouffe
  • UH91 James Houser
  • UH92 Jake Stevens
  • UH93 Anthony Whittington
  • UH94 Philip Hughes
  • UH95 Greg Golson
  • UH96 Paul Maholm
  • UH97 Carlos Quentin
  • UH98 Dan Johnson
  • UH99 Mark Rogers
  • UH100 Neil Walker
  • UH101 Omar Quintanilla
  • UH102 Blake DeWitt
  • UH103 Taylor Tankersley
  • UH104 David Murphy

First-Year Players

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  • UH106 Drew Anderson RC*
  • UH107 Luis Hernandez RC
  • UH108 Jim Burt RC*
  • UH109 Mike Morse RC
  • UH110 Elliot Johnson RC
  • UH111 C.J. Smith RC*
  • UH112 Casey McGehee RC
  • UH113 Brian Miller RC*
  • UH114 Chris Vines RC*
  • UH115 D.J. Houlton RC
  • UH116 Chuck Tiffany RC*
  • UH117 Humberto Sanchez RC
  • UH118 Baltazar Lopez RC*
  • UH119 Russell Martin RC
  • UH120 Dana Eveland RC
  • UH121 Johan Silva RC*
  • UH122 Adam Harben RC*
  • UH123 Brian Bannister RC
  • UH124 Adam Boeve RC*
  • UH125 Thomas Oldham RC*
  • UH126 Cody Haerther RC*
  • UH127 Dan Santin RC*
  • UH128 Daniel Haigwood RC*
  • UH129 Craig Tatum RC
  • UH130 Martin Prado RC
  • UH131 Errol Simonitsch RC*
  • UH132 Lorenzo Scott RC*
  • UH133 Hayden Penn RC
  • UH134 Heath Totten RC*
  • UH135 Nick Masset RC
  • UH136 Pedro Lopez RC
  • UH137 Ben Harrison
  • UH138 Mike Spidale RC*
  • UH139 Jeremy Harts RC*
  • UH140 Danny Zell RC*
  • UH141 Kevin Collins RC*
  • UH142 Tony Arnerich RC*
  • UH143 Matt Albers RC
  • UH144 Ricky Barrett RC*
  • UH145 Hernan Iribarren RC
  • UH146 Sean Tracey RC
  • UH147 Jerry Owens RC
  • UH148 Steve Nelson RC*
  • UH149 Brandon McCarthy RC
  • UH150 David Shepard RC*
  • UH151 Steven Bondurant RC*
  • UH152 Billy Sadler RC
  • UH153 Ryan Feierabend RC
  • UH154 Stuart Pomeranz RC
  • UH155 Shaun Marcum RC
  • UH156 Erik Schindewolf RC*
  • UH157 Stefan Bailie RC*
  • UH158 Mike Esposito RC
  • UH159 Buck Coats RC
  • UH160 Andy Sides RC*
  • UH161 Micah Schnurstein RC*
  • UH162 Jesse Gutierrez RC*
  • UH163 Jake Postlewait RC*
  • UH164 Willy Mota RC*
  • UH165 Ryan Speier RC
  • UH166 Frank Mata RC
  • UH167 Jair Jurrjens RC
  • UH168 Nick Touchstone RC*
  • UH169 Matt Kemp RC
  • UH170 Vinny Rottino RC
  • UH171 J.B. Thurmond RC*
  • UH172 Kelvin Pichardo RC*
  • UH173 Scott Mitchinson RC*
  • UH174 Darwinson Salazar RC*
  • UH175 George Kottaras RC
  • UH176 Kenny Durost RC*
  • UH177 Jonathan Sanchez RC
  • UH178 Brandon Moorhead RC
  • UH179 Kennard Bibbs RC*
  • UH180 Dave Gassner RC
  • UH181 Micah Furtado RC*
  • UH182 Ismael Ramirez RC*
  • UH183 Carlos Gonzalez RC
  • UH184 Brandon Sing RC*
  • UH185 Jason Motte RC
  • UH186 Chuck James RC
  • UH187 Andy Santana RC*
  • UH188 Manny Parra RC
  • UH189 Chris B. Young RC
  • UH190 Juan Senreiso RC*
  • UH191 Franklin Morales RC
  • UH192 Jared Gothreaux RC*
  • UH193 Jayce Tingler RC*
  • UH194 Matt Brown RC
  • UH195 Frank Diaz RC*

2005 Draft Picks

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  • UH196 Stephen Drew RC
  • UH197 Jered Weaver RC
  • UH198 Ryan Braun RC
  • UH199 John Mayberry, Jr. RC
  • UH200 Aaron Thompson RC
  • UH201 Ben Copeland RC
  • UH202 Jacoby Ellsbury RC
  • UH203 Garrett Olson RC
  • UH204 Cliff Pennington RC
  • UH205 Colby Rasmus RC
  • UH206 Chris Volstad RC
  • UH207 Ricky Romero RC
  • UH208 Ryan Zimmerman RC
  • UH209 C.J. Henry RC*
  • UH210 Nelson Cruz RC
  • UH211 Josh Wall RC
  • UH212 Nick Webber RC*
  • UH213 Paul Kelly RC*
  • UH214 Kyle Winters RC
  • UH215 Mitch Boggs RC

Season Highlights

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  • UH216 Craig Biggio
  • UH217 Greg Maddux
  • UH218 Bobby Abreu
  • UH219 Alex Rodriguez
  • UH220 Trevor Hoffman

Autographed First-Year Players

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The odds of finding a specific Autograph are as follows.

  • Group A: 1:25/Hobby packs.
  • Group B: 1:29/Hobby packs.

  • UH221 Trevor Bell AU A RC
  • UH222 Jay Bruce AU A RC
  • UH223 Travis Buck AU B RC
  • UH224 Cesar Carrillo AU B RC
  • UH225 Mike Costanzo AU A RC
  • UH226 Brent Cox AU A RC*
  • UH227 Matt Garza AU A RC
  • UH228 Josh Geer AU A RC
  • UH229 Tyler Greene AU A RC
  • UH230 Eli Iorg AU A RC*
  • UH231 Craig Italiano AU B RC*
  • UH232 Beau Jones AU A RC*
  • UH233 Mark McCormick AU B RC*
  • UH234 Andrew McCutchen AU B RC
  • UH235 Micah Owings AU B RC
  • UH236 Cesar Ramos AU B RC
  • UH237 Chaz Roe AU A RC


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All 220 un-autographed base cards are available in the following Refractor parallels.

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

Autographed First-Year Player Refractors

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All 17 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)

Box-Loader Refractors

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Each sealed Hobby box will contain one specially-marked pack containing a Refractor parallel. These Box-Loader Refractor packs will include cards from the entire 237-card base set (including the autographs) and the fifteen-card Barry Bonds Home Run History insert (see below). There are three different parallels available.

  • Red X-Fractor (Un-Autographed base: serial-numbered to 65 copies; Autographed base and Barry Bonds: serial-numbered to 25 copies)
  • Gold SuperFractor (one-of-one)
  • Printing Plate (set of four for each)


Barry Bonds Home Run History

See 2005 Topps Chrome Barry Bonds Home Run History.