Hmmm, the collectors dilemma. Full price 2011 Allen and Ginter blasters or two 2010 Chrome blasters with a steep 40% off sticker on them? I'll take Chrome eight out of ten times on that one...even if the cards are shaped like a bell curve. So I ripped 16 packs of Chrome over the weekend...here are the notable results. No autographs which isn't too surprising and I was averaging one refractor or better card in each pack and I think I only had one pack with four basic base cards.
We'll start this in terms of rarity...I only found one notable rookie in the packs...not that 2010 Chrome had many memorable rookies...
|#174 Jason Heyward [Rookie Card]|
Tommy's back in rare form again with a record of 11-5 this season. so far.
|#8 Tommy Hanson X-Fractor|
|#57 Josh Hamilton X-Fractor|
|#208 Kanekoa Texeira X-Fractor|
|#167 Franklin Gutierrez X-Fractor|
|#92 Felix Hernandez X-Fractor|
|#C140 Victor Martinez Chrome Heritage #0974/1961|
While I've never seen a Superfractor in person, my favorite non X-Fractor is the purple variety which burst onto the scene in 2009. I was able to get one per blaster...
|#175 Scott Sizemore Purple Refractor 226/599|
|#102 Jake Peavy Purple Refractor 136/599|
|#C24 Nick Markakis Chicle Chrome #015/199|