2021 Topps Chrome Platinum Anniversary Edition Lite Hobby Box
2021 Topps Chrome Platinum Anniversary Baseball delves into the past, present and future of both base and baseball cards with a massive base set. Part of the Chrome family, Refractors are also plentiful and autographs make themselves known.
Among the contents in every hobby box is one autograph.
Similar to 2021 Bowman Chrome Baseball, there’s a separate Hobby LITE configuration that is more centered on base cards and parallels rather than the hunt for signatures.
2021 Topps Chrome Platinum Anniversary Baseball Checklist Overview
The main set is a large 700 cards. Besides the usual veterans and rookies, this is a Topps Chrome rarity in that it also has retired stars. The idea is that is looks back on Topps’ history as the company celebrates in 70th anniversary in baseball cards.
The design gives the 1952 Topps Baseball design a chromium makeover, similar to the 1952 Redux Chrome inserts found in 2021 Topps Baseball retail packs.
If the base set wasn’t challenging enough, there are several parallels for the entire set.
- Black and White Mini-Diamond Refractors (hobby LITE only)
- Aqua Wave Refractors
- Blue Mini Diamond Refractors – /199
- Red Atomic Refractors – /100
- Green/Yellow 70th Anniversary Refractors – /99
- Rose Gold Mini Diamond Refractors – /75
- Mini-Diamond Platinum 70th Anniversary Refractors – /70
- Gold/Rose Gold 70th Anniversary Wave Refractors – /50
- Orange/Yellow 70th Anniversary Refractors – /25
- Black/Gold 70th Anniversary Refractors – /10
- Red/Black 70th Anniversary Mini-Diamond Refractors – /5
- Superfractors – 1/1
While not a small number, it is significantly smaller than the 35 that were originally announced for the product.
Between the large base set and equally big Refractor lineup, it shouldn’t be much of a surprise that 2021 Topps Chrome Platinum Anniversary doesn’t have a lot of additional inserts. But there are autographs.
In addition to the base versions, the following parallels can also be found:
- Refractors – /199
- Aqua Refractors – /150
- Blue Prism Refractors (/99 (hobby packs only)
- 70th Anniversary Platinum Wave Refractors – /70
- Gold Refractors – /50
- Orange Refractors – /25 (hobby packs only)
- Black Refractors – /10
- Red Refractors – /5
- Superfractors – 1/1
Hobby LITE doesn’t promise signatures like regular hobby boxes. However, collectors can find exclusive Pink Refractor autographs randomly inserted. These have 15 copies each.
2021 Topps Chrome Platinum Anniversary Baseball at a glance:
Cards per pack: Hobby – 4, Hobby LITE – 4, Mega Boxes – 4
Packs per box: Hobby – 24, Hobby LITE – 16, Mega Boxes – 9
Boxes per case: Hobby – 12, Hobby LITE – 16
Set size: 700 cards
Release date: June 29, 2022
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What to expect in a hobby box:
- Autographs – 1
- Refractors – 6
- X-fractors – 1
What to expect in a hobby LITE box:
- Mini Diamond Parallels – 4
- Refractors – 4