Saturday, August 19, 2017

Chrome is pretty

It came out like a month ago, but I never stumbled to my LBBS (local big box store) to pick some up.

However, this is my first in-hand look at a 2017 Topps Chrome card.
It came as part of a prize package sent to me by Paul of Paul's TTM Autograph Blog. He sent a great package, and I'll have more to share in an upcoming post.

I think these look awesome. While I'm generally fine with 2017 Topps design overall, I think they look much better in Chrome, just as 2016 did.

In the refractor version, I love the diagonal rays of color in the back. It's a nice, subtle touch, but it helps the background jump quite a bit, and add a bit more depth to the card. It also helped me, personally, to quickly spot that the card was a refractor.

I don't always go out of my way to pick up Chrome, but I do always find myself enjoying it when it finds its way to me. Thanks for this one, Paul.


  1. Refractors rule. Especially... the simple, standard base refractor.

  2. Glad you liked it. Chrome is dizzying to me with so many variations. Plus, the surfaces won't hold autos well so I don't bother with it much.