2022 Topps Star Wars Galaxy Chrome Makes Art Shine

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Art and metal are on a collision course once again in 2022 Topps Star Wars Galaxy Chrome. It marks the second time that the art-driven Galaxy line has been given the Chrome treatment. The first, which was released in August, 2021, was one of the year’s breakout Star Wars sets.

This time around, the overall concept is the same. This includes the configuration and the promise of one autograph per hobby box.

2022 Topps Star Wars Galaxy Chrome Checklist Overview

The 100-card base set is a mix of artwork used in previous Star Wars Galaxy sets — a line that dates back to 1993 — as well as previously unused pieces. Of course, it’s all on chromium stock, giving cards a metallic finish.

Parallels start with one Refractors per pack. Additional colors and patterns include:

  • Atomic Refractors – /150
  • Wave Refractors – /99
  • Prism Refractors – /75
  • Mojo Refractors – /50
  • Purple Refractors – /25
  • X-Fractors – /10
  • Red Refractors – /5
  • Superfractors – 1/1

Some base cards also have Black and White Image Variations.

Autographs and Other Inserts

Signers for the one-per-box Autographs cover a lot of ground. Besides their standard versions, Blue Refractors (/150), Green Refractors (/99), Purple Refractors (/50), Orange Refractors (/25), Red Refractors (/5) and Superfractors (1/1) are also available.

Dual and Triple Autographs are also part of the checklist. Both have Superfractors (1/1) while Duals also have Red Refractor (/5) parallels.

2022 Topps Star Wars Galaxy Chrome Dual Autographs Superfractors

Sketch cards fall two per hobby case, which works out to approximately every sixth box.

Three standard insert sets are also part of the 2022 Star Wars Galaxy Chrome checklist.

Retro Rewind takes it back to the short-lived Droids and Ewoks cartoons of the 1980s. Art on these comes from the shows.

2022 Topps Star Wars Galaxy Chrome  Retro Rewind

Original Trilogy Concept Art shows designs and plans from the earliest stages of the first films.

2022 Topps Star Wars Galaxy Chrome Original Trilogy Concept Art

There have been a lot of Star Wars video game over the decades. Cover art from some of the games are highlighted in Gameplay Galaxy.

All three of these insert sets have Green Refractors (/99), Purple Refractors (/50), Orange Refractors (/25), Red Refractors (/5) and Superfractors (1/1).

2022 Topps Star Wars Galaxy Chrome trading cards at a glance:

Cards per pack: Hobby – 4
Packs per box: Hobby – 18
Boxes per case: Hobby – 12
Set size: 100 cards
Release date (subject to change): October 26, 2022

What to expect in a hobby box:

  • Autographs – 1
  • Refractors – 18

The full 2022 Topps Star Wars Galaxy Chrome checklist will be up as soon as it’s available, likely shortly before the set’s release.

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