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2022-23 Skybox Metal Universe Hockey Cards

2022-23 Skybox Metal Universe Hockey Cards

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Acting as Upper Deck's retro NHL card brand, 2022-23 Skybox Metal Universe Hockey supplies another dose of '90s-themed cards.

Hobby boxes average 13 inserts with autographs appearing in every other box.

See also: 2021-22 Skybox Metal Universe Hockey Cards

2022-23 Skybox Metal Universe Hockey Base

Covering 200 subjects, the base set for 2022-23 Skybox Metal Universe Hockey includes veterans (#1-100), stars (#101-150; 1 per pack) and rookies (#151-200; 1 per pack).

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The base lineup also offers Printing Plates (1/1).

2022-23 Skybox Metal Universe Hockey PMG Parallels

Naturally, the 2022-23 Skybox Metal Universe Hockey checklist is headlined by Precious Metal Gems (PMG). These popular parallels cover the base cards as well as the rookie-heavy 1998-99 Metal Universe Retros (50 cards - 1:5 packs) and comic-styled 2013 Metal Universe (1:240 packs) inserts.

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All the PMG sets include Red PMG (90 copies), Green PMG (10 copies) and Gold PMG (1/1) editions, while only 2013 Metal Universe has Blue PMG (#/50).

2022-23 Skybox Metal Universe Hockey PMG Parallels Breakdown

Base PMG Parallels

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

Base Stars PMG Parallels

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

Base Rookies PMG Parallels

  • Red PMG - #/100 (#11-100)
  • Green PMG - #/100 (#1-10)
  • Gold PMG - 1/1
1998-99 Retros PMG Parallels 

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

2013 Metal Universe PMG Parallels 

  • Red PMG - #/100 (#11-100)
  • Green PMG - #/100 (#1-10)
  • Blue PMG - #/50
  • Gold PMG - 1/1

2022-23 Skybox Metal Universe Hockey Inserts

Of course, that's just the start for the inserts found in 2022-23 Skybox Metal Universe Hockey.

New choices include Aspects (1:15 packs) / Rookie Aspects (1:30 packs), Bottle Rockets (1:10 packs), featuring veteran scorers, and Flash the Glove (1:7.5 packs). Each Hobby box should have five total cards from this group.

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Boxes should also deliver one insert card from a selection that has All-Starring (1:32 packs), showcasing All-Stars on a movie poster design, Jarring (1:47 packs) and Metal Ore (1:75 packs).

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Most of these have a serial-numbered Gold parallel, as well.

Among the returning sets, Skybox Premium Prospects (1:5 packs) is back to highlight top rookies.

2022-23 Skybox Metal Universe Premium Prospects Parallels Breakdown

Skybox Premium Prospects

  • Star Rubies - #/50
  • Star Emeralds - #/10
  • Star Diamonds - 1/1
1998-99 Skybox Premium Prospects

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

In addition, collectors should expect one acetate insert per box from either Hardware (1:150 packs), Palladium (1:50 packs) or The House (1:25 packs).

Cache (1:24) is a debut series for 2022-23 Skybox Metal Universe Hockey. The precious metal theme includes Gold (#/100) and Platinum Blue (#/15) versions.

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Shifting to the toughest pulls, popular short prints include Hot Numbers (1:240 packs), Jambalaya (1:960 packs) and Metal-X (1:240 packs).

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There are new chase inserts, as well. Fans can try their luck hunting down Hot Shots (1:600 packs), retro-inspired Linchpins (1:300 packs) and Tetrad (1:300 packs).

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2022-23 Skybox Metal Universe Hockey Autographs

That leaves only the 2022-23 Skybox Metal Universe Hockey autographs, which average eight per case. The main set provides Base Silver FX Autographs (1:100 packs), Base Stars FX Silver Autographs (1:600 packs) and Base Rookies Silver FX Autographs (#/399 or #/199).

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2022-23 Skybox Metal Universe Hockey Base Autograph Rundown

Base FX Auto

  • Silver Auto - 1:100
  • Green Auto - #/10
  • Gold Auto - 1/1

Base Stars FX Auto

  • Silver Auto - 1:600
  • Green Auto - #/10
  • Gold Auto - 1/1
Base FX Rookie Auto

  • Silver Auto Tier 1 - #/399
  • Silver Auto Tier 2 - #/199
  • Green Auto - #/10
  • Gold Auto - 1/1

Other signed cards arrive via 1998-99 Skybox Premium Prospects Auto (1:120 packs), All-Starring Auto (#/25), Aspects Auto (1:2,250 packs), Bottle Rockets Auto (1:800 packs), Flash the Glove Auto (1:1,000), Jarring Auto (#/10), Metal Ore Auto (#/10), Rookie Aspects Auto (1:4,500), and Skybox Premium Prospects Star Emeralds Auto (#/25).

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Estimated Release Date: May 23, 2023
Product Configuration: 7 cards per pack, 15 packs per box, 16 boxes per case

2022-23 Skybox Metal Universe Hockey Hobby Box Break Average

  • 3 Skybox Premium Prospects
  • 3 1998-99 Metal Universe Retros
  • 1 Insert (All-Starring, Jarring or Metal Ore)
  • 1 Acetate Insert (Hardware, Palladium or The House)
  • 5 Additional Inserts (Aspects, Bottle Rockets, Flash the Glove and/or Rookie Aspects)

2022-23 Skybox Metal Universe Hockey Hobby Case Hit Average

  • 8 Autographs
  • 4 Metal Universe 2013, Hot Numbers, Jambalaya, Metal-X, Printing Plate and/or numbered card (#/15 or less)
  • 2 Linchpins, Hot Shots and/or Tetrad Die-Cut
  • 10 Cache
  • 7 numbered cards (#/25+)

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

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