2022 Topps Chrome MetaZoo Details


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.


Ryan Cracknell

A collector for much of his life, Ryan focuses primarily on building sets, Montreal Expos and interesting cards. He's also got one of the most comprehensive collections of John Jaha cards in existence (not that there are a lot of them). Got a question, story idea or want to get in touch? You can reach him by email and through Twitter @tradercracks.

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