Greatest Pulls of All-Time – 2004 Topps Chrome Superfractor Karl Malone

For nearly 20 years, this one of one card has been hidden from the world. Just two weeks ago, a 2004 Topps Chrome Superfractor was pulled from a pack! This is no common card either; the Mailman, Karl Malone, delivered.


Karl Malone was trending last week when he appeared on King of Collectables with Ken Goldin on Netflix. Malone, the NBA’s third all-time leading scorer and two-time MVP, had quite the collection to auction off through Goldin Auctions game-worn jerseys from his teammates on the 1992 Olympic Dream Team. We couldn’t believe our eyes when we saw Malone was trending in the hobby for another reason – his 2004 Topps Chrome 1/1 Superfractor was pulled!


Back in ‘04, Topps introduced us to the Superfractor. A one of one parallel card of each player. The 2004 set had 220 total cards, so only 220 Superfractors exist from the release. A hobby box was released with 24 packs and 4 cards per pack. One auto or relic is in each box and you’ll find six refractors. The PSA pop report has just 28 of the Superfractors passing through their hands including the LeBron James that was sold in 2020 for $720,000.


Just Rip It was breaking a pack of 2004 Topps Chrome basketball when this happened:

A Hall of Fame player Superfractor! This is a historic pull. Two decades have gone by and we’re still seeing original Superfractors being pulled. Back in 2004 Tobey Maguire was still Spider-Man (though he may still be in the Multiverse…), Lean Back was on your radio and Facebook was a brand new thing. Think of everything that has changed in the world since this Karl Malone card was hidden in a pack.

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