2022 Skybox Metal Universe Champions Multi-Sport Cards

2022 Skybox Metal Universe Champions Multi-Sport Cards

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Upper Deck's retro multi-sport brand hits the collecting world for a second year via 2022 Skybox Metal Universe Champions. Featured sports include baseball, basketball, boxing, football, golf, hockey, MMA, soccer, and tennis.

Arena Design, the team behind 1997-98 Metal Universe Basketball, is back to handle the throwback stylings.

Hobby boxes should contain at least one autograph, Precious Metal Gems card or Skybox parallel (from Skybox Premium, 1998-99 Retro Star Rubies or Z-Force).

See also: 2021 Skybox Metal Universe Champions Cards

2022 Skybox Metal Universe Champions Base / Parallels

The main card lineup in the 2022 Skybox Metal Universe Champions checklist offers 100 base cards and 50 high-series Metal Shredders (#101-150) cards, which are a new addition.

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Of course, the popular Precious Metal Gems (PMG) parallels are back in several colors, including the new Yellow PMG (#/50).

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2022 Skybox Metal Universe Champions Base PMG Breakdown

Base Precious Metal Gems

  • Red PMG - #/150
  • Orange PMG - #/100
  • Pink PMG - #/75
  • Yellow PMG - #/50
  • Blue PMG - #/25
  • Green PMG - #/10
  • Purple PMG -1/1
Metal Shredders Precious Metal Gems

  • Red PMG - #/150
  • Orange PMG - #/100
  • Pink PMG - #/75
  • Yellow PMG - #/50
  • Blue PMG - #/25
  • Green PMG - #/10
  • Purple PMG -1/1

2022 Skybox Metal Universe Champions Inserts

The bulk of the remaining content in 2022 Skybox Metal Universe Champions comes as inserts. This includes many well-known lines from hobby history.

Fresh Foundations (1:2 packs) returns to highlight key prospects and other budding stars. These, too, offer a run of PMG parallels.

UD also pays tribute to the past with another round of 1997-98 Retro Precious Metal Gems. The classic PMG set totals 100 copies per card, with the first 10 being green and the final 90 being red.

2022 Skybox Metal Universe Champions PMG Insert Breakdown

Fresh Foundations

  • Red PMG - #/150
  • Orange PMG - #/100
  • Pink PMG - #/75
  • Blue PMG - #/25
  • Green PMG - #/10
  • Purple PMG -1/1
1997-98 Retro Precious Metal Gems

  • Red PMG - #/100 (90 copies - #11-100/100)
  • Green PMG - #/100 (10 copies - #1-10/100)

From there, 2022 Skybox Metal Universe Champions caters to die-cut card fans with the all-new Looking to the Future (1:13 packs). These combine with A Cut Above (1:19 packs) to average two per Hobby box.

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Other debuting insert options consist of 2500 Degrees (1:15 packs), Golden Touch (1:180 packs), Standout Specimen (1:960 packs), and Z-Force (1:5 packs), which honors the '90s brand.

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In addition, Skybox Premium (1:5 packs) is another well-known series. The key chases here are the numbered Star editions, such as Star Emerald (#/25), which is shown for Malik Willis.

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2022 Skybox Metal Universe Champions Insert Parallels Breakdown

Skybox Premium

  • Star Topaz - #/150
  • Star Rubies - #/100
  • Star Sapphire - #/75
  • Star Emerald - #/25
  • Star Amethyst - #/10
  • Star Diamonds - 1/1
  • 1997-98 Retro Star Rubies - #/50
Z-Force

  • Rave - #/250
  • Super Rave - #/50

Among the rarities, Championship Galaxy (1:450 packs) showcases top names on an acetate design. On top of that, Platinum Portraits is an even tougher pull at 1:2,100 packs.

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Offering up-and-coming talent alongside all-time greats, Jambalaya (1:540 packs) features lenticular foil and a very colorful background.

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2022 Skybox Metal Universe Champions Autographs

Autographs help wrap up 2022 Skybox Metal Universe Champions with limited base editions and insert parallels.

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The selection includes short prints and low-numbered autograph cards.

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2022 Skybox Metal Universe Champions Autographs Rundown

Base Autographs

  • Base Auto - 1:50
  • Base Gold Auto - #/25
  • Metal Shredders Auto - 1:240
  • Metal Shredders Gold Auto - #/10

Insert Autographs

  • 2500 Degrees Auto - 1:960
  • Fresh Foundation Auto - #'d
  • Fresh Foundation Gold Auto - #/10
  • Intimidation Nation Auto - 1:1,680
  • Skybox Premium 1998-99 Retro Star Rubies Auto - 1:240

 

Estimated Release Date: TBA
Product Configuration: 7 cards per pack, 15 packs per box, 12 boxes per case

2022 Skybox Metal Universe Champions Hobby Box Break Average

  • 1 Autograph, PMG, Skybox Premium Parallel, Z-Force Parallel and/or Skybox Premium 1998-99 Retro Star Rubies Card
  • 5 Inserts (2500 Degrees, Intimidation Nation and/or Z-Force Cards)
  • 3 Skybox Premium Inserts
  • 2 Looking to the Future and/or A Cut Above Cards
  • 3 Base Set Retro 1997-98 Cards

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

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2022 Skybox Metal Universe Champions Multi-Sport Checklist

 

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