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2011 Topps Chrome Football Box Break #2

November 13, 2011

Ray Lewis Black RefractorDid you buy your Top Chrome Football early ? If not, you might wish you had have. This product has gone up by about 50% from it’s release price. The first box we bought was around $65, this second box was $80 and now they’re at $97 + and this is after the Cam Newton 1/1 Super Refractor Auto has already been pulled!

What you’ll get – 24 Packs, 4 cards per Pack. One Autograph per box. Box Price Range Price – Medium but getting up there now – $95+

Base Veteran Cards – 38

Nothing new to add here, except to say some of the photo choices are pretty extreme action shots. Take a look at the Joe Flacco, Ben Roethlisberger and Brandon Lloyd scans to see what I mean.

Base Rookie Cards – 37

9 Round 1 Picks

10 Round 2 Picks

6 Round 3 Picks

4 Round 4 Picks

4 Round 5 Picks

3 Round 6 Picks

1 Round 7 Picks

Some of you may by now be wondering why I bother breaking the RC’s by round. What I hope to do over time is to see what products deliver the better ratio’s of high picks. Barring the occasional Rnd 6 phenomenon such as Terrell Davis, the more higher picks should indicate a better overall value as opposed to boxes that have fewer high picks. Shouldn’t it ? Or does more high picks means less scarcity, so therefore less value ? Well, we’ll just have to see..

Inserts and Parallels – 21

8 Base Refractors (4 Veterans – Aaron Rodgers, Percy Harvin, Donvan McNabb, Matte Forte,  4 Rookies – James Carpenter, Aaron Williams, Ras-I Dowling, Ryan Whalen)

1 Black Refractor /299 – Ray Lewis

1 Blue Refractor/199 – Kris Durham

1 Crystal Atomic Refractor /139 – Danny Watkins

2 Bowman Chrome Rookies – Andy Dalton, Ryan Williams

4 Finest Freshman – Jon Baldwin, DeMarco Murray, Austin Pettis, Kendall Hunter

2 Rookie Recognition – Edmond Gates, Bilal Powell

1 Superlative Rookies Die Cut – Randall Cobb

Pretty much the same counts as the first box we opened.

Autographs –

1 Rookie Autograph – Vincent Brown

Another nice looking on card Auto. Brown also adds his Jersey number which is a neat touch. This was a base non-refractor,  un-numbered version, unlike the refractor Auto in the first box.

Final thoughts –

Still great cards, but this particular box was average and as the price climbs, our taste for additional boxes that will likely deliver only one hit wanes a fair bit.  As the price continues to climb, the value just isn’t there any longer.

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