Posted by: Chris | March 28, 2010

Topps Heritage Chrome Inserts- An Underrated Success

If you were to ask a bunch of collectors what their favorite parts of our current hobby are, 9 times out of 10 you will recieve these two popular choices; Chrome/refractor technology and retro-themed products. So Topps decided to give collectors the best of both world’s, and with that, we have amazing chrome and refractor inserts in retro-themed products like Topps Heritage!

Now, at first, when I heard about finding shiny, newer cards in old school products, I wasn’t to excited, but after pulling my first one, a Carlos Delgado refractor from 2007 Topps Heritage, I quickly changed my mind. The cards look absolutely gorgeous and work surprisingly well with the old-school designs. So, with a product like Heritage that really doesn’t focus on the hits, the chrome cards are that much more valueable when you pull them. They are also perfect for team and player collectors too. With only 3 parallels (chrome, refractor, black refractor) It gives you somethign to chase, without all the confusion and stress like Bowman chrome’s assortment of colors.

Unfortunetly, other collectors do not see these the same way, just take a look at how cheap you can get these on ebay or COMC. They

Chrome inserts, the perfect mix of old-school design and new-school technology.

Chrome version

refractor version

Black refractor version



  1. Ohhh, that is one sweet Pudge card!

  2. I forgot to mention in my post that these card dont do well on ebay or COMC EXCEPT the black refractors, which sell pretty good. heres the link to the pudge incase your interested, its on ebay now:

  3. I love the way the old school design translates into the chrome technology.

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