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Old 10-22-2013, 07:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default (14) 2013 Topps Update CHROME HOLIDAY MEGA BOX Break

Looks like I'll be the first to post a break of these. Here's some information that might be useful:

- The set is larger than 50 cards. My highest number was 55 though so probably not much larger than that.
- Price is only $14.99, not the $20 that has been advertised.
- Pack odds are actually good (GOLD REF 1:11; BLACK REF 1:27; ALL-STAR RELIC 1:34; AUTO 1:572)
- Unfortunately, the retail Update packs are the blaster ones that have no chance at autos, relics, or other cool hits. I haven't opened them yet to know if the Target RED parallels are included or not.

My break went really well, but overall I don't know that there is a ton of value outside of the first few listings. Here are some of my better hits:

Yasiel Puig GOLD Ref /250
Hyun-Jin Ryu GOLD Ref /250
Mariano Rivera GOLD Ref /250
Bryce Harper GOLD Ref /250
Ian Kennedy GOLD Ref /250 (x2)
Christian Yelich BLACK Ref /99
Yasiel Puig Base RC MB-53 (x2)
Yasiel Puig Base RC MB-41

Everything hits eBay tonight!

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Old 10-22-2013, 07:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I honestly didn't even know there was Update Chrome.
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Hmm, I'll have to check tomorrow to see if I got these around me.

I would assume the Puig gold will sell well, but otherwise, yea, people may not see any value in these....would probably have value if they bothered using different pictures.
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Interesting.

So there's 2 Puig TC Golds? One /50 and one /250? Really, Topps?
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There are no red cards, they are just plain packs. I only grabbed one box today and one pack clearly has a relic in it. Debating on ripping it or selling it as a hot pack.
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Interesting.

So there's 2 Puig TC Golds? One /50 and one /250? Really, Topps?
Topps really f***ed up when it comes to this kind of stuff (i.e. Rafael Montero in 2013 Bowman Baseball and 2013 Bowman Chrome Baseball)
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There are no red cards, they are just plain packs. I only grabbed one box today and one pack clearly has a relic in it. Debating on ripping it or selling it as a hot pack.
I would rip it. Could be an auto?
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Old 10-22-2013, 07:49 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Are they actually gold and not yellow kind of like Bowman Chrome did?
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Interesting.

So there's 2 Puig TC Golds? One /50 and one /250? Really, Topps?
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Are they actually gold and not yellow kind of like Bowman Chrome did?
They are actually gold. However, keep in mind this is an entirely different set than Topps Chrome. It's Topps Chrome UPDATE with different card numbers and different photos than regular TC. The exception is Puig because it's the same photo with different cropping, but the Bryce Harper for example is an entirely different photo than anything found in TC, so I don't know that being /250 matters.
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They are actually gold. However, keep in mind this is an entirely different set than Topps Chrome. It's Topps Chrome UPDATE with different card numbers and different photos than regular TC. The exception is Puig because it's the same photo with different cropping, but the Bryce Harper for example is an entirely different photo than anything found in TC, so I don't know that being /250 matters.
Ahh, okay, thought they were the same photos. The Puig is just asking for trouble, though. One assuming buyer and you're in a world of pain.

Not as upset now, but still, that's pretty low, especially with those yellow refractor blaster hits....
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The only difference with the Puig in the Update Series is that they zoomed out of the picture that was used in the regular Topps Chrome
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I can't find a checklist? Anyone know if Avisail has a card in this set? I don't understand why they left him out of the regular update set.
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There are no red cards, they are just plain packs. I only grabbed one box today and one pack clearly has a relic in it. Debating on ripping it or selling it as a hot pack.
Don't be "that guy"
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so are these retail exclusive? just confused by the price and had never heard about them
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so are these retail exclusive? just confused by the price and had never heard about them
Yes they are. Every year there is a holiday box of some sort. I personally dislike how they set it up this year. It could have been so much better if they had added some extra content. The Update packs are brutal with no chance at hits and impossible odds on color.
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I was gonna post the same thing...word for word...I may have used a different smiley though...but maybe not! lol
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Yes they are. Every year there is a holiday box of some sort. I personally dislike how they set it up this year. It could have been so much better if they had added some extra content. The Update packs are brutal with no chance at hits and impossible odds on color.
so which ones should I buy if I were to go grab some? blasters?
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idk man I feel like in a few years topps is gonna have a card for each color that ever exsisted. Brown, black, grey, lime green, cotton candy pink
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idk man I feel like in a few years topps is gonna have a card for each color that ever exsisted. Brown, black, grey, lime green, cotton candy pink
This. I love the chase of a rainbow, but they're really starting to overdo it.
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idk man I feel like in a few years topps is gonna have a card for each color that ever exsisted. Brown, black, grey, lime green, cotton candy pink
It'll be like Topps Tek all over again.
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This. I love the chase of a rainbow, but they're really starting to overdo it.
I agree...Camo??? Whats next Leopard print? I do like the new pinks though...
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It'll be like Topps Tek all over again.
Hey, I personally think Topps Tek was awesome lol. At least that was different patterns and not just colors.

Really sucks that the update packs have no chances of hits. I haven't picked up any Update yet and was hoping to buy a bunch of these boxes. I guess it'll still be good for completing the insert sets though...
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Looks like I'll be the first to post a break of these. Here's some information that might be useful:
- Price is only $14.99, not the $20 that has been advertised.
MLB.com has them for $19.99 + $7.28 shipping

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There are hits in the Chrome packs too.
Relics and autos
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