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2022 Topps Chrome MetaZoo Details

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After a couple of standard online-exclusive trading card set, 2022 Topps Chrome MetaZoo adds some additional layers. First, this time around it’s getting a hobby release. Second, it’s Chrome so everything shines — even more so when the customary Refractors are factored in.

2022 Topps Chrome MetaZoo Checklist Overview

Like the earlier MetaZoo releases, these are traditional trading cards based on a trading card game. You can’t actually play with these (unless you want to resurrect some old-school card flipping games). The base set includes a mix of beasites as well as some new content.

All get multiple levels of parallels:

  • Refractors – 1 per pack
  • Green Refractors – /99
  • Gold Refractors – /50
  • Orange Refractors – /25 (hobby only)
  • Black Refractors – /5
  • Superfractors – 1/1
2022 Topps Chrome MetaZoo Gold Refractor Loveland Frogman

Battle and Lore cards are inserts that delve deeper into the MetaZoo story and background. These also have Green Refractors (/99), Gold Refractors (/50), hobby-only Orange Refractors (/25), Black Refractors (/5) and Superfractors (1/1).

2022 Topps Chrome MetaZoo Lore

Creator cards rank among some of the toughest in the product. These showcase the game’s creators, Michael Waddell and Steve Aoki. A MetaZoo x Topps card is also among this group. Black Refractors (/5) and Superfractors (1/1) are the only parallels for these.

2022 Topps Chrome MetaZoo at a glance:

Cards per pack: Hobby – 4
Packs per box: Hobby – 20
Boxes per case: Hobby – 8
Set size: TBA
Release date (subject to change): April 19, 2023

What to expect in a hobby box:

  • Refractors – 20

The checklist will be up as soon as it’s available, likely shortly before the set comes out.

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