2022 Topps Chrome Update Baseball Goes Hobby


2022 Topps Chrome Update Baseball is continuing with the late-season’s line of offering a shiny spin on the flagship Update set. While the content will hit a lot of familiar beats, the distribution is getting a big change.

In the past, it has been a primarily an exclusive for Target. It’ll still be available there this year, but Topps Chrome Update is getting a hobby release as well.

2022 Topps Chrome Update Baseball Checklist Details

The base set can be seen in a couple of ways. It’s primarily a Chrome twist on 2022 Topps Update. However, one could also view it as an extension of the existing 2022 Topps Chrome Baseball release as well.

Refractors come in multiple levels. How many exactly is not yet known, however every hobby pack does include a Purple Refractor.

Autographs are also available on the checklist, however they’re not as big a focus as the main Chrome set. In Update, they’re not a guaranteed box hit. Rather, signatures are more of a potential bonus. These also have a Refractors rainbow including one-of-one Superfractors.

2022 Topps Chrome Update Autographs Superfractors Julio Rodriguez

Additional inserts take from flagship Update, putting chromium on the 2022 All-Star Game, Diamond Greats Die-Cuts and Generation Now sets. Inserts combine to fall every other hobby pack.

2022 Topps Chrome Update Baseball cards at a glance:

Cards per pack: Hobby – 4
Packs per box: Hobby – 24
Boxes per case: Hobby – 12
Set size: TBA
Release date (subject to change): December, 2022

What to expect in a hobby box:

Inserts – 12
Purple Refractors – 24

Recent Topps Chrome Update Baseball releases:

The full 2022 Topps Chrome Update Baseball checklist and team set lists will be up as soon as they’re available, likely shortly before the set’s release.