Friday, February 28, 2020

Kerry's Cardboard:2009 Topps Chrome Refractor

Last post in this series, I posted about a 2009 Bowman Chrome refractor I got for my Kerry Collins PC not to be confused with today's addition.

You see, Panini isn't the only company that likes to recycle their photos as Topps did as well. At least for these two Kerry Collins cards.

Here's a look at the 2009 Bowman Chrome refractor Collins again

Here's the 2009 Topps Chrome version

Here they are side by side

Same photo, just Kerry showing off less leg.

Here's the back of the 2009 Topps Chrome refractor with the infamous words refractor on the back.

These refractors fell 1:3 packs in 2009 Topps Chrome football boxes.

I grabbed this for $1, so not a bad deal!


  1. Refractors always look nice, even if it's a photo you've seen before!

  2. If you would have asked me if Collins was still passing the pigskin around in 2009, I would have definitely said "no way". I remember him for being a QB of the 90's. Props to him having a Brett Favre-like career.

    1. I didn't even know it was 2009 until I did his checklist

  3. Even though 90's refractors are much more interesting to me, but I wasn't a fan of just the "R" on the back, or even worse, when they were first introduced and didn't say anything.

    1. 90's did refractors the right way and it was so much better with only one parallel even though there are some interesting ones today