Product: 2013 Topps Chrome
Break Date: December 4, 2013
Hit Breakdown: No guaranteed hits
Summary: We're really enjoying Chrome this year. There's a great refractor-to-pack ratio; they're coming out at a one-per-pack rate, and packs with colored refractors seem to have two.
This blaster was solid, but unspectacular. There were a few colored refractors, but no one to get too excited about. The Gio Bernard 1965 tallboy was a nice pull – that insert seems a little tougher to get out of a retail pack. The Stepfan Taylor die-cut is a nice card also.
Overall, a mediocre break...nice to pull a Black Refractor since it's pretty low-numbered, but there wasn't too much to get excited about.
Grade for the product: A-
Grade for the break: C+
What we pulled:
Black Refractor /299: John Jenkins (RC)
Purple Refractor /499: Jamie Collins (RC)
X-Fractor: Darius Slay (RC), Josh Boyce (RC), Kawann Short (RC)
Refractor: Travis Frederick (RC), Sylvester Williams (RC), Zac Dysert (RC)
Die Cut Rookie Refractor: Stepfan Taylor
1959 Mini Rookie: Zach Ertz
1965 Rookie Tallboy: Giovani Bernard
1969 Rookie: Tyler Eifert
1986 Rookie: Stedman Bailey