The mystery of the Super Track Tags.

One of the biggest unsolved mysteries of the orignal 2020 Chrome release is whether or not Superfractor track tags exist.

To date, not a single one of the 15 possible one-of-one cards has ever surfaced, despite odds being on the back of the packs. Collectors have several theories about what might be going on, and whether or not they even exist.

Why does it matter?

in the years since their release, track tags have become universally loved in the F1 hobby, with color parallels fetching some serious money, especially in a high grade.

Gold track tag inserts can fetch serious money at auction, even in non-perfect grades. Data courtesy of 130point.

The mystery that surrounds the missing Superfractors is heightened purely becuase if the gold /50 parallels can fetch these eye-watering amounts, the 1/1’s must be worth considerably more.

Yet where are they?

We know for a fact that none have appeared on any grading pop reports, so if any have been hit, they still exist in raw form somewhere. But such would be the jubliation of whoever hit one, that it seems improbable they wouldn’t share a picture somewhere online for us to have noticed.

Do they exist?

Even base track tags of the better drivers in a PSA 10 can still fetch up to $100 at auction.

Although speculation if rife amongst collectors about what might be going on, the most statistically probable explination is that even if they were printed, they were never inserted into the product.

It’s hard to say with any certainty how many 2020 Chrome cases still remain sealed, but some have suggested that there may be fewer than 1,000, meaning the likelihood of one of them surfacing by now is very high. Whilst it is still possible the track tags remain hidden, with every case that gets opened from here the likelihood of that trends towards zero.

The other explination is that they could have been all accidentally sealed within one, or very few cases. As silly as this sounds, we have evidence of sealed cases containing some very strange combinations of cards, such as one case which reportedly had dozens of printing plates. Albeit an unlikely explination, this theory isn’t out of the realms of possibility given what we’ve seen in the past.

One thing’s for sure – the day a super track tag gets hit, you can bet your bottom dollar that prices on sealed wax will start to rise.

It almost goes without saying, but once collectors know that supers DO exist, it’s likely to drive up prices on 2020 Chrome. The prospect of a Lewis Hamilton super track tag is just too tempting a prize to leave for someone else to hit – especially when it could fetch an eye-watering 6-figure sum at auction.

Do you think they exist? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

By F1_Ben

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