Last weekend I purchased a Topps Value pack and a blaster of Topps Chrome at Target. The Value Pack had 3 regular packs plus 3 Orange Refractors. At least I got a Phillie out of the Orange cards.
The regular Topps Chrome cards look pretty much like the past few years. The fronts have the famous Chrome finish with silver borders. The backs have a heavy gloss easily distinguishable from the regular cards.
Here's a few.
In my opinion the Chrome Refractor cards, not only look better than the regular Chrome, they also scan nicer.
And the X-Fractor cards always look cool when scanned. I'd like to know how they do this.
As an extra bonus, I pulled a rookie refractor auto card from the blaster.
I didn't notice this on the box top until I got it home.
Well, son-of-a-gun, the purple lightening has struck again. Except for a few inserts, the X-fractor card and the auto, all the cards were Purple Refractors. As In 2012, I wonder what the odds of finding such a box are? As with the Orange, neither baseballcardpedia.com nor Beckett.com list the Purple Refractor cards. I'm glad I bought the Value Pack so I got some regular cards.
There aren't a lot of inserts in the set that aren't parallels, autos or relics.
This die-cut insert, Connections, returns from last year. The 'connection' seems to be Topps linking Puig's 2012 rookie season to Frank Howard's 1960 rookie season.