A Review Of 2022 Topps Chrome Update [UPDATED]
2022 Topps Chrome has, to date, been a product rollout that likely didn’t go quite the way Topps envisioned it. While controversy rocked the 2022 Topps Chrome release, time marches on and it’s time for 2022 Topps Chrome Update (but wait, there is controversy with quality issues with 2022 Topps Chrome Update as well).
What will it include? Will it help redeem 2022 Topps Chrome? Or will this wild ride continue with a new chapter?
2022 Topps Chrome Update release date and format
The 2022 Topps Chrome Update release was released on December 21, 2022.
Previous Topps Chrome Update releases in 2021 and 2020 have been retail-only offerings in blaster or mega box format, and exclusive to Target.
While 2022 Topps Chrome Update will be available at Target in Mega Box format, they are also available in Hobby box format this year.
Regardless of release format, packs contain 4 cards per pack.
Target Mega Boxes contain 10 packs per box. Hobby boxes contain 24 packs per box. Hobby cases contain 12 hobby boxes.
Mega Boxes are priced at $49.99 on Target’s website. Hobby boxes are pre-selling for around $150-170.
2022 Topps Chrome Update base set and design
Topps Chrome Update is intended to be an update to the Topps Chrome product released earlier in the year. It will mostly contain players who changed teams, rookies, and players not included in prior 2002 Topps Chrome releases.
Looking for a a premium version of 2022 Topps Chrome Update? Check out the Sapphire version.
2022 Topps Chrome Update parallels
As with all Topps Chrome offerings, collectors can expect a rainbow of parallels, the rarer of which will be serial numbered. As of this writing, the details of the parallel offerings is not public.
The one exception is that we know that Purple Refractors land one per hobby pack.
2022 Topps Chrome Update inserts
Inserts land about 12 per hobby box in 2022 Topps Chrome Update. Several insert offerings are available for your chasing pleasure.
2022 All-Star Game Chrome
This 50-card set highlights members of the 2022 American and National League All-Star teams. So, the set contains many of the biggest stars in the game, but not really any star rookies.
Diamond Greats Die-Cuts Chrome
With 75 cards, the Diamond Greats is a die-cut, chromium exploration of some of the biggest stars of today and yesteryear.
Generation Now Chrome
This 25-card offering features some of the most exciting young players in the game.
2022 Topps Chrome Update autographs
Autographs don’t have the central role in 2022 Topps Chrome Update that they have in many products, but there are autographs. They’re not a guaranteed hit, so consider them an extra chance, not a sure thing.
Autographs have their own parallel offerings, but details are not yet available.
The base autographs offering in 2022 Topps Chrome consists of 140 cards. With checklist that sizeable, you get some hot names, but also some deeper cuts that may or may not excite collectors quite as much.
2022 All-Star Game Autographs
22 cards from the 2022 All-Star Game insert set get the autograph treatment.
Diamond Greats Die-Cuts Chrome Autographs
27 cards from the Diamond Greats Die-Cuts insert set get autographs.
Generation Now Chrome Autographs
Not be to left out, select cards from the Generation Now insert set get autographed versions. In this case, 17 of the 25 cards have signature versions.
2022 Topps Chrome Update value
2022 Topps Chrome Mega boxes list for $49.99. Let’s explore how that compares to recent sales of prior years.
The last two years, the product has not really retained its value unopened. 2019 was a different story, although it’s perhaps not the best bet for a buy-and-hold candidate.
With a new hobby box offering, it’ll be interesting to see if these become a staple of the product and a solid buy-and-hold offering going forward.
Final thoughts on 2022 Topps Chrome Update
2022 Topps Chrome Update wraps up the 2022 Topps Chrome saga. Will this be a peaceful end to a controversial product, or does more darkness lurk in the future?
Based on what we know now, 2022 Topps Chrome Update looks like a straightforward update to the Topps Chrome product. With some interesting rookies, players in new uniforms, and some parallels, inserts, and autographs to chase, there’s lots to like.
Previous content: A way too early look at 2022 Topps Chrome Update
2022 Topps Chrome Update isn’t available quite yet and details are still sparse. But the product is starting to get some buzz, so we thought we would loop in collectors to know what we know so far about this highly-anticipated product.
Let’s take a look at what we might be able to expect and what we don’t know yet about 2022 Topps Chrome Update.
2022 Topps Chrome Update: A few thoughts on what we are likely to see
We don’t know much about exactly what 2022 Topps Chrome Update will hold, but we can make a few educated guesses.
- A 100-card base set (like 2020 and 2021), which is smaller than the standard Topps Update
- A rainbow of Refractor Parallels
- Autographs will be included, but not guaranteed in any box.
- A continuation of some of the insert sets found in the 2022 Topps Chrome product.
And a few things we’re not sure about yet:
- Exactly what retail formats we’ll see, including cards per pack and packs per box
- Will 2022 Topps avoid the controversy that has surrounded 2022 Topps Chrome to date?
2022 Topps Chrome Update: Rookies?
One of the big questions, and a big component of the value that 2022 Topps Chrome will offer, is what rookies will be included?
With 2022 Topps Chrome, that’s been a sticky topic. Shortly after the initial release of 2022 Topps Chrome, it became clear that a number of the big hits, including many top rookies, were not included in packs.
We’ve already explored what rookies are in the set, in A Breakdown Of The Best 2022 Topps Chrome Rookies Actually In The Set.
So, will the rookies originally left out of the Topps Chrome product, and later included in the Silver Packs, be included in 2022 Topps Update? These players include Bobby Witt Jr., Julio Rodriguez, Spencer Torkelson, Hunter Greene, and CJ Adams.
If 2022 Topps Chrome includes these popular rookies, it will raise the floor for the product significantly and could make it a popular choice for collectors.
Key 2022 Topps Chrome Update Rookie Cards
- Bobby Witt Jr.
- Julio Rodriguez
- Wander Franco
- Oneil Cruz
- Jeremy Pena
- Jack Suwinski
- CJ Abrams
- Jose Miranda
- MacKenzie Gore
- MJ Melendez
- Nick Lodolo
- Royce Lewis
- Steven Kwan
- Hunter Greene
- Spencer Torkelson
- Seiya Suzuki
- Matt Brash
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- Our “First” Look At The 41 1st Bowman Prospects in 2022 Bowman Chrome
- A Guide To The 2022 Topps Chrome Release
- 2022 Topps Chrome Short Print Controversy Increases Collector Animosity Over Release
- Topps Releases Details Of 2022 Topps Chrome Silver Pack Program To Address Short Print Snafu
- 2022 Topps Chrome Silver Pack Pulls – What We’re Seeing
Other recent releases
- 2022 Topps Chrome Black
- 2022 Topps Holiday Mega Box
- 2022 Topps Chrome Sapphire
- 2022 Bowman Chrome
- 2022 Topps Allen & Ginter
- 2022 Topps Update
- 2022 Bowman Sterling
- 2022 Topps Stadium Club
- 2022 Topps Archives
- 2022 Topps Luminaries
- 2022 Topps Triple Threads
- 2022 Bowman Draft
2022 Topps Chrome Update Checklist
|1||Base||USC1||Max Scherzer||New York Mets®|
|2||Base||USC2||Heliot Ramos||San Francisco Giants®||Rookie|
|3||Base||USC3||CJ Abrams||San Diego Padres™||Rookie|
|4||Base||USC4||Mike Brosseau||Milwaukee Brewers™|
|5||Base||USC5||Joc Pederson||San Francisco Giants®|
|6||Base||USC6||Jose Miranda||Minnesota Twins®||Rookie|
|7||Base||USC7||Adam Engel||Chicago White Sox®|
|8||Base||USC8||Niko Goodrum||Houston Astros®|
|9||Base||USC9||Jason Krizan||San Francisco Giants®||Rookie|
|10||Base||USC10||Nestor Cortes||New York Yankees®|
|11||Base||USC11||Yan Gomes||Chicago Cubs®|
|12||Base||USC12||Alek Thomas||Arizona Diamondbacks®||Rookie|
|13||Base||USC13||Joey Wentz||Detroit Tigers®||Rookie|
|14||Base||USC14||Gabriel Arias||Cleveland Guardians™||Rookie|
|15||Base||USC15||Matt Chapman||Toronto Blue Jays®|
|16||Base||USC16||Trevor Story||Boston Red Sox®|
|17||Base||USC17||Jesse Winker||Seattle Mariners™|
|18||Base||USC18||Thairo Estrada||San Francisco Giants®|
|19||Base||USC19||MacKenzie Gore||San Diego Padres™||Rookie|
|20||Base||USC20||Tyler Naquin||Cincinnati Reds®|
|21||Base||USC21||Kevin Smith||Oakland Athletics™||Rookie|
|22||Base||USC22||Anderson Severino||Chicago White Sox®||Rookie|
|23||Base||USC23||Jake Marisnick||Pittsburgh Pirates®|
|24||Base||USC24||Elehuris Montero||Colorado Rockies™||Rookie|
|25||Base||USC25||Sergio Romo||Seattle Mariners™|
|26||Base||USC26||Jordan Luplow||Arizona Diamondbacks®|
|27||Base||USC27||Diego Castillo||Pittsburgh Pirates®||Rookie|
|28||Base||USC28||Taylor Walls||Tampa Bay Rays™|
|29||Base||USC29||Rob Refsnyder||Boston Red Sox®|
|30||Base||USC30||Sean Manaea||San Diego Padres™|
|31||Base||USC31||Ethan Roberts||Chicago Cubs®||Rookie|
|32||Base||USC32||Austin Nola||San Diego Padres™|
|33||Base||USC33||Connor Joe||Colorado Rockies™|
|34||Base||USC34||Jhoan Duran||Minnesota Twins®||Rookie|
|35||Base||USC35||Bobby Witt Jr.||Kansas City Royals®||Rookie|
|36||Base||USC36||Aledmys Diaz||Houston Astros®|
|37||Base||USC37||Bryce Elder||Atlanta Braves™||Rookie|
|38||Base||USC38||MJ Melendez||Kansas City Royals®||Rookie|
|39||Base||USC39||Nick Plummer||New York Mets®||Rookie|
|40||Base||USC40||Dustin May||Los Angeles Dodgers®|
|41||Base||USC41||Austin Meadows||Detroit Tigers®|
|42||Base||USC42||Gosuke Katoh||Toronto Blue Jays®||Rookie|
|43||Base||USC43||Adam Haseley||Chicago White Sox®|
|44||Base||USC44||Jonathan Villar||Chicago Cubs®|
|45||Base||USC45||Michael Pineda||Detroit Tigers®|
|46||Base||USC46||Jose Azocar||San Diego Padres™||Rookie|
|47||Base||USC47||Steven Matz||St. Louis Cardinals®|
|48||Base||USC48||Tony Gonsolin||Los Angeles Dodgers®|
|49||Base||USC49||Jesus Sanchez||Miami Marlins®|
|50||Base||USC50||Albert Pujols||St. Louis Cardinals®|
|51||Base||USC51||Jose Trevino||New York Yankees®|
|52||Base||USC52||Owen Miller||Cleveland Guardians™|
|53||Base||USC53||Jake Odorizzi||Houston Astros®|
|54||Base||USC54||Freddie Freeman||Los Angeles Dodgers®|
|55||Base||USC55||William Woods||Atlanta Braves™||Rookie|
|56||Base||USC56||Will Smith||Atlanta Braves™|
|57||Base||USC57||Tyler Mahle||Cincinnati Reds®|
|58||Base||USC58||Roberto Perez||Pittsburgh Pirates®|
|59||Base||USC59||Eugenio Suarez||Seattle Mariners™|
|61||Base||USC61||Jon Gray||Texas Rangers®|
|62||Base||USC62||Logan Webb||San Francisco Giants®|
|63||Base||USC63||Kris Bryant||Colorado Rockies™|
|64||Base||USC64||Erick Fedde||Washington Nationals®|
|65||Base||USC65||Nick Lodolo||Cincinnati Reds®||Rookie|
|66||Base||USC66||Drew Smyly||Chicago Cubs®|
|67||Base||USC67||Nick Castellanos||Philadelphia Phillies®|
|68||Base||USC68||Orlando Arcia||Atlanta Braves™|
|69||Base||USC69||Gio Urshela||Minnesota Twins®|
|70||Base||USC70||Jarren Duran||Boston Red Sox®||Rookie|
|71||Base||USC71||Mike Clevinger||San Diego Padres™|
|72||Base||USC72||Matt Olson||Atlanta Braves™|
|74||Base||USC74||Oneil Cruz||Pittsburgh Pirates®||Rookie|
|75||Base||USC75||Luke Williams||Miami Marlins®||Rookie|
|76||Base||USC76||Bryan Lavastida||Cleveland Guardians™||Rookie|
|77||Base||USC77||Eduardo Rodriguez||Detroit Tigers®|
|78||Base||USC78||Brad Miller||Texas Rangers®|
|79||Base||USC79||Royce Lewis||Minnesota Twins®||Rookie|
|80||Base||USC80||Jose Iglesias||Colorado Rockies™|
|81||Base||USC81||Gary Sanchez||Minnesota Twins®|
|82||Base||USC82||Luke Voit||San Diego Padres™|
|83||Base||USC83||Craig Kimbrel||Los Angeles Dodgers®|
|84||Base||USC84||MJ Melendez||Kansas City Royals®||Rookie|
|85||Base||USC85||Steven Kwan||Cleveland Guardians™||Rookie|
|86||Base||USC86||Rowdy Tellez||Milwaukee Brewers™|
|87||Base||USC87||Edward Cabrera||Miami Marlins®||Rookie|
|88||Base||USC88||Cesar Hernandez||Washington Nationals®|
|89||Base||USC89||Javier Baez||Detroit Tigers®|
|91||Base||USC91||Vidal Brujan||Tampa Bay Rays™||Rookie|
|92||Base||USC92||Jacob Stallings||Miami Marlins®|
|93||Base||USC93||Hunter Greene||Cincinnati Reds®||Rookie|
|94||Base||USC94||Joe Ryan||Minnesota Twins®||Rookie|
|95||Base||USC95||Sonny Gray||Minnesota Twins®|
|96||Base||USC96||Jhoulys Chacin||Colorado Rockies™|
|97||Base||USC97||Cole Sands||Minnesota Twins®||Rookie|
|98||Base||USC98||Carlos Correa||Minnesota Twins®|
|99||Base||USC99||Adrian Martinez||Oakland Athletics™||Rookie|
|100||Base||USC100||Spencer Torkelson||Detroit Tigers®||Rookie|