2021-22 Topps Stadium Club Chrome UEFA Champions League Has Flash and Photography
2021-22 Topps Stadium Club Chrome UEFA Champions League has both the shots and the shine. Like all things Stadium Club, photography is at the forefront. But by going chromium for the stock, it gives everything a further upgrade as far as premium look and feel.
Hobby boxes have a variety of inserts and Refractors. There’s also the promise of one autograph per box.
2021-22 Topps Stadium Club Chrome UEFA Champions League Checklist Overview
The base set has 100 cards. This means it gets to the point as far as stars and rookies go. Design elements are minimal allowing for full-bleed action photos. Collectors can expect lots of vivid and emotional shots throughout the checklist.
Every base card has more than a dozen parallels. The following are among those available in hobby packs:
- Refractors – 1:4.5 hobby packs
- Pink/Red Electric Charge Refractors – 1:18 hobby packs
- Black and White – /299
- Aqua Wave Refractors – /250
- Aqua/Green Electric Charge Refractors – /199
- Night Vision Prism Refractors – /175
- Green Refractors – /150
- Green/Yellow Electric Charge Refractors – /125
- Sepia Prism Refractors – /75
- Gold Refractors – /50
- Orange Wave Refractors – /25
- Orange/Blue Electric Charge Refractors – /10
- Red Wave Refractors – /5
- Red/Orange Electric Charge Refractors – /4
- Superfractors – 1/1
Pink/Red Electric Charge, Aqua/Green Electric Charge and Orange Wave Refractors are all exclusive to hobby packs.
Select base cards also have Image Variations. These are short prints that look like regular cards but have a different photo. Variation parallels come in Gold Refractors (/50), hobby-only Orange Refractors (/25), Red Refractors (/10), Black Refractors (/5) and Superfractors (1/1). Some variations also have autograph versions with additional one-of-one Superfractors.
Autographs and Inserts
Chrome Autographs are where most of the release’s signatures come from. They look like base cards on the front only with the addition of autograph and accompanying authentication note. Autograph parallels include Blue Wave Refractors (/75), Gold Refractors (/50), hobby-exclusive Orange Prism Refractors (/25), Black Refractors (/10), Red Wave Refractors (/5) and Superfractors (1/1).
2021-22 Topps Stadium Club Chrome UEFA has a handful of additional insert sets. Some dip into Stadium Club’s past while others are completely new.
1992 Beam Team owes its inspiration to one of the brand’s most iconic insert sets, which was found in 1992-93 Stadium Club Basketball. At 1:216 packs and only available in hobby, this is the toughest insert set in the product.
Reel Time is a chase theme that dates back to 2002 baseball and football. While the name may be nostalgic to some, the design is new. These land 1:7 packs and represent the most common chase set.
Other insert themes include the youth-centric Glimpses of Gold (1:14 packs) and Championship Contributions (1:12 packs), which focus on standouts on offense.
All four insert sets have five levels of additional Refractors: Gold (/50), Orange (/25), Red (/10), Black (/5) and Superfractors (1/1). There are also Beam Team Autographs that have a similar mix of parallels.
This marks the second year in a row for Stadium Club Chrome UEFA, following up on the 2020-21 set.
2021-22 Topps Stadium Club Chrome UEFA Champions League at a glance:
Cards per pack: Hobby – 6
Packs per box: Hobby – 18
Boxes per case: Hobby – 12
Set size: 100 cards
Release date (subject to change): June 22, 2022
What to expect in a hobby box:
- Autographs – 1
- Championship Contributions – 1
- Glimpses of Gold – 1
- Reel Time – 2
- Pink/Red Electric Charge Refractors – 1
- Refractors – 4
The full 2021-22 Topps Stadium Club Chrome UEFA checklist and team set lists will be up as soon as they’re available, likely shortly before the set comes out.