I finally had a chance to sit down this evening and bust a few more packs. I really like the look of the 2009 Topps Chrome set, and have already pulled several refractors and an auto in the first six packs of the box. the Chrome is extra shiny and these definitely deserve a binder treatment. One thing I have noticed already is how prone to picking up fingerprints these cards are, so I am being extra careful and slipping them into penny sleeves before really looking closely at the cards. here is what I opened tonight...
Nick Swisher (yuck)
Grady Sizemore (when you angle the card he really jumps out at you)
Ramiro Pena (Yankee, but rookie at least)
Trevor Cahill (lost in Oakland obscurity)
Tim Lincecum (who is currently battling Tommy Hansen for most studly pitcher award)
here are the hits. the scanner obviously does not show the sparkle of these refractors, but they are quite the sight. My favorite is new Red Sox Victor Martinez Blue Refractor #132/199, RC James McDonald Refractor, and a nice looking auto (non-refractor) of Jason Jaramillo in his temporary Pirates uniform.
Cool product. Can't wait to bust a few more. Stay tuned!