Sunday, August 26, 2012

Topps Chrome Quandary

Check this out. I went to me local Walmart and purchased a blaster box of the 2012 Chrome. Nothing abnormal about that, right. Well, you'd be correct until you watched me bust the packs open. Out of the 32 cards I received, 28 were the purple refractors/parallels including the pack meant to be just purples. Two refractors and two X-fractors. I'd never opened a box of chrome before, so I had my girlfriend pick me up another box just to check. The only purples I received were in the bonus pack. Just wondering if this has happened to anyone else or just a freak accident. It works for me seeing as I am a Rox fan. Coincidentally, I had decided to try to get complete the purple set first instead of the refractor set. I'll be putting my wants up as soon as I figure them out. Gonna be a lot of fun.


  1. Wow, that's pretty damn cool! Kinda makes me want to buy some Topps Chrome now...

  2. Looks like you got a "hot box."

    This happened to me once with a blaster of Allen & Ginter. Two-thirds of the cards were short-print high numbers. Normally, a blaster yields 6 -- at the most -- SPs.

    It's awesome when that happens.

  3. I've thoroughly enjoyed it. It's been a great haul for me. I love the fact that gotten hold of such great and apparently rare box blows my mind. Crazy part is I try not to buy blaster boxes from Walmart because of the way they are treated. I'm always afraid they'll be beaten too bad for collecting. Glad I broke the trend for this one.

  4. Congrats... I'd love to get one of those purple blasters. I got your email and I'm a new follower!