I just think cutting out the hobby shop on stuff like this is a bad idea. And I assume that hobby shop sales still contribute a significant portion to Topps profits.
Will say this, the Chrome cards are nice and flat. That's the first thing I noticed was the absence of that characteristic arch we've come to know and hate about the chrome cards. The checklist is small. The set only has 55 base cards. Sets have been going for about 80 bucks on ebay. All have the MB prefix, which I assume is for the Mega Box. There are also Chrome Postseason Heroes inserts, Chrome relic cards and relic autos. And of course there are the refractors. I think Topps missed an opportunity not including chromed out mini inserts, but this isn't a full blown release.
Over all I was pretty happy with my two packs.
In the first pack all my cards were rookies and a Postseason Heroes insert. My second pack had a nice surprise as well.
I also ended up pulling a Puig rookie from my 5 regular packs