2015 Topps Chrome Update Baseball arrives in special retail boxes


2015 Topps Chrome Update Kris Bryant Rookie Debut

By Ryan Cracknell | Hobby Editor

For the third consecutive year, Topps has given Update Baseball a Chrome spin. Like the past couple of sets, 2015 Topps Chrome Update Baseball is only available at retail. And you won’t find traditional packs waiting on hanger pegs. Rather, they’re exclusive to special 2015 Topps Update Holiday Mega boxes.

Each Mega Box has two four-card 2015 Topps Chrome Update packs plus five 2015 Topps Update Baseball retail packs.

Besides the new cards, there’s one thing that collectors will notice about the 2015 Topps Chrome Update Baseball cards — they’re all done like Pulsar Refractors. They have a dotted background similar to the look of what’s normally reserved for parallels.

The base set has a pair of parallels. Gold Refractors, which are numbered to 250, are inserted 1:12 packs. Black Refractors (/99) land 1:29 packs.

2015 Topps Chrome Update Gold Refractor

2015 Topps Chrome Update Black Refractor

Other inserts are kept relatively simple in 2015 Topps Chrome Update Baseball.

The Rookie Sensations cards from basic 2015 Topps Update have been given the Chrome look as well. These break down the rookie seasons of several generations of players. All 25 cards in the set appear here as well.

2015 Topps Chrome Update Rookie Sensations

Collectors also have Chrome All-Star Stitches Relics to look for. These come with swatches of workout jerseys from the 2015 All-Star Game in Cincinnati.

2015 Topps Chrome Update All-Star Stitches

Both the Rookie Sensations and the relics maintain the Pulsar Prism design for their basic versions.


Ryan Cracknell

A collector for much of his life, Ryan focuses primarily on building sets, Montreal Expos and interesting cards. He's also got one of the most comprehensive collections of John Jaha cards in existence (not that there are a lot of them). Got a question, story idea or want to get in touch? You can reach him by email and through Twitter @tradercracks.

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  1. David J 3 November, 2015 at 21:01

    As has been the case for the past 2 years, I will be buying a bunch of these and putting together at least the base set and basic insert set. The pulsar refractors as the base cards is a nice touch, and if I pull a few of the gold ones then I may go after that set as well.

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