2020-21 Skybox Metal Universe Hockey Cards

2020-21 Skybox Metal Universe Hockey Cards

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2020-21 Skybox Metal Universe Hockey goes full '90s, offering new collectors a first look at the wild series and giving seasoned collectors another nostalgic Upper Deck NHL set to build.

The throwback brand highlights a variety of earlier Skybox designs. This is a similar concept to Fleer Retro and Fleer Showcase.

In addition to several inserts, each Hobby box should contain one autograph. As usual, the ePack format is available around a month after the Hobby version releases.

2020-21 Skybox Metal Universe Hockey Base / PMG Parallels

2020-21 Skybox Metal Universe Hockey merges the metal-style look with an outer space background for the 200-card base set. The lineup includes All-Stars (#101-150) and Rookies (#151-200), with each subset card falling 1:2 packs. That means there should be one short print (SP) in every pack.

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There is also the 1997-98 Metal Universe base set, averaging 1:5 packs, which appears to use the popular NBA card design.

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Naturally, when talking about 1997-98 Metal Universe, most collectors focus on the iconic Precious Metal Gems parallels. The PMG cards cover the base set and '97-98 set, utilizing the same original formula where the first 10 cards in the print run are enhanced with green foil and the final 90 are done in red foil. There is a one-of-one gold PMG chase, as well.

2020-21 Skybox Metal Universe Hockey Base Parallels Breakdown

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Base Parallels

  • Red PMG - #/100 (#11-100)
  • Green PMG - #/100 (#1-10)
  • Gold PMG - 1/1
Base '97-98

  • Purple Spectrum - #/199
  • Red PMG - #/100 (#11-100)
  • Green PMG - #/100 (#1-10)
  • Gold PMG - 1/1

2020-21 Skybox Metal Universe Hockey Inserts

From there, the inserts provide more choices for 2020-21 Skybox Metal Universe Hockey. Every box averages one acetate card from either ALON (1:25 packs) or Championship Hardware (1:38 packs). Both sets add Gold Spectrum parallels that are numbered to 25 copies.

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Potential NHL talent arrives in Skybox Premium Prospects (1:5) and 1997-98 Skybox Premium Prospects. Look for the incoming rookies in the limited Star Rubies parallel.

Skybox Metal Universe Hockey Premium Prospects Parallels Breakdown

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Skybox Premium Prospects

  • Star Rubies - #/50
  • Star Emeralds - #/10
  • Star Diamonds - 1/1
1997-98 Skybox Premium Prospects

  • Star Rubies - #/50
  • Star Diamonds - 1/1

Other inserts to be found in 2020-21 Skybox Metal Universe Hockey include Alloyance (1:13 packs), Intimidation Nation (1:8 packs), featuring close-up goalie images, and Net Deposits (1:6 packs), for the goal scorers. Each set offers a Gold (#/25) version, as well.

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Long-time hobby favorites consist of the die-cut Jamabalaya cards for top NHL names.

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And Platinum Portraits makes its hockey debut with a laser die-cut design.

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2020-21 Skybox Metal Universe Hockey Autographs

With one autograph expected per Hobby box, 2020-21 Skybox Metal Universe Hockey keeps the action going through signed parallels.

The main set supplies several choices for each of the three base subsets.

2020-21 Skybox Metal Universe Hockey Base Autograph Parallels Breakdown

Base Parallels

  • Silver Auto - 1:70
  • Green Auto - #/10
  • Gold Auto - 1/1

Base All-Star Parallels

  • Silver Auto - 1:500
  • Green Auto - #/10
  • Gold Auto - 1/1
Base Rookie Parallels

  • Silver Auto - #/249 or #/149
  • Green Auto - #/10
  • Gold Auto - 1/1

Other limited hits include Skybox Premium Prospects Star Emeralds Auto (#/10), 97-98 Skybox Premium Prospects Star Rubies Auto (1:55 packs), Intimidation Nation Auto (1:500 packs), Net Deposits Auto (1:500 packs) and Net Deposits Rookies Auto (1:500 packs).

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Estimated Release Date: August 18, 2021
Product Configuration: 7 cards per pack, 15 packs per box

2020-21 Skybox Metal Universe Hockey Hobby Box Break Average

  • 1 Autograph
  • 6 Inserts (Alloyance, Intimidation Nation or Net Deposits)
  • 1 Acetate Insert (Alon or Championship Hardware)
  • 3 Base 1997-98 Cards

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These are mock-up images and not final cards. Designs and contents are subject to change. 

Set Checklist

2020-21 Skybox Metal Universe Hockey Checklist

The checklist will be added as soon as it is available.

 

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Each Hobby box is slated to have:

  • 1 Autograph

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Trey Treutel  |  E-Mail Author
Trey Treutel is an Ole Miss grad and a lifelong sports fanatic. He is a huge fan of the NBA and NFL, as well as soccer, college basketball and college football. As a kid, he collected football and basketball cards. In more recent years, he started collecting basketball cards again on a whim and has since expanded to other sports and entertainment options. Find Trey on Twitter at @datreute.

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