|2013 Topps Chrome #96 Yoenis Cespedes|
Incidentally, I don't believe Topps has ever done a flagship set with full-bleed photos. Upper Deck gave that a whirl 20 years ago, and I'd say it's long overdue. Or at least put a player photo on the back again. It's almost like Upper Deck never existed.
But I digress. Back to the blaster. One of the eight packs was a plain, unmarked silver foil, clearly calling attention to itself as the "bonus pack". Inside were four of these purple refractors.
|2013 Topps Chrome Purple Refractors #154 Nick Franklin|
Speaking of binders, one of the two insert cards was of the die-cut variety, from the same set that Nick at Dime Boxes wrote about last week, in fact. His post pointed out how challenging it can be to place these into a standard 9-pocket page.
|2013 Topps Chrome Chrome Connections Die Cuts #CC-AB Adrian Beltre|
The other insert was significantly less fragile.
|2013 Topps Chrome 1972 Chrome #72C-AP Albert Pujols|
Looking ahead, 2014 Chrome was released quite recently. I'm sure it'll be a while before those start showing up in the clearance section. But at least they're silver.