The Daily: 2001 Topps Chrome Drew Brees RC


2001 Topps Chrome Drew Brees RC

The Card: 2001 Topps Chrome Drew Brees RC #229 /999

Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints are still marching. The knocked off the Carolina Panthers in a 31-26 wild card weekend win. And the quarterback was a big reason why. Brees threw for 376 yards including a pair of touchdowns.

The future Hall of Famer has already built himself a massive legacy in New Orleans. However, a second Super Bowl ring would take things much further. Even a deep playoff run should act as a reminder as to just how great a player Brees has been.

When it comes to Drew Brees Rookie Cards, there are a lot of them. The 2001 Topps Chrome might not be the most valuable, but it’s not autographed either. Numbered to 999, all base versions are done as Refractors.

The card’s only one parallel is a Black Refractor that has 100 copies.

By comparison, in 2015 Topps Chrome, Brees’ base card has more than a dozen different parallels. And then there was the separate but similar 2015 Topps Chrome Mini that had a similar mix.

It’s worth noting that the 2001 Topps Chrome Drew Brees has a Rookie Reprint insert in 2012 Topps Chrome Football. Base versions of these aren’t Refractors. Reprint parallels are numbered. If in doubt, look at the copyright date on the back. The Rookie Reprint clearly shows the 2012 date.

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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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